Health Problems


One way Natives are succumbing to a host of physical problems is because of commodities that are distributed to tribes for those members who live in a certain proximity to their Nations. “Commods” are cheap foods, high in carbohydrates and trans fats. Natives who take advantage of this program can chose among 80 or so different foods, but if they chose the white flour, lard, cheese, sugared and salty foods, how is this benefiting them? Unless they are educated and pick fruits, vegetables and meats that are low in fat, sugar and salt (or can be rinsed and drained), the fresh produce, or supplement the government foods with grocery-bought fresh vegetables, they are well on their way to becoming ill.9