Did you know? Psyllium husk reduces blood glucose levels? To calculate your required amount of daily water intake you divide your weight in half and drink that amount in ounces? Blueberries contain anthocyanadins, a powerful antioxidant that protects against neuropathy? Diabetics are healthier when they eliminate wheat from their diet? This book provides a holistic approach to prevention and treatment, integrating Pacific Northwest American Indian healing traditions with complementary/alternative medicine. Drs. Korn and Ryser provide step-by step methods for patients and health professionals that include the science of natural medicine. Special chapters include, historical trauma, massage and polarity therapy for neuropathy, effective nutritional supplements, herbs, and herbal-nutrient interaction with pharmaceuticals. This book has been approved for 20 continuing education credits for nurses.
Rudolph Ryser is the Chair and faculty at the Center for World Indigenous Studies. Rudolph has for more than 40-years worked in the field of Indian Affairs as a writer and researcher and as Indian rights advocate. Rudolph is also a traditional foods chef and has taught widely on Historical Trauma, cultural models of addictions recovery, Diabetes and Culture, Foods and Medicine. He has developed and conducted workshops and seminars internationally on health, community organization, self-government, and natural resource management.
Leslie Korn’s work has focused for over 40 years on the practical application of Traditional Medicine (and Integrative Medicine) in the context of global public health. She consults internationally clinical treatment on program design and development, indigenous participatory research methods and project evaluation with an indigenous and feminist lens.