Desert Foods for Healthy Living

Additional Reading

Boyce V, Swinburn

The Traditional Pima Diet: Composition and Adaptation for use in a dietary intervention study. Diabetes Care: V16 Supplement 1.

Brand JC, Snow J, Nabhan GP, Truswell S.

1990    Plasma Glucose and Insulin Responses to Traditional Pima Meals. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: 5-I, p 416-420.

Basu S, Yoffe P, Hills N, Lustig RH

2013    The Relationship of Sugar to Population Level Diabetes Prevalence: an Econometric Analysis of Repeated Cross-sectional Data. PLoS One 8(2):e57873.

Flowering Tree Permaculture

2015    Pueblo Food Experience. Retrieved from

Neel, J. V.

2009 The "Thrifty Genotype  in 1998.  Nutrition Reviews 57 (5): 2.

Notah Begay Foundation

2015     Native Strong: The Social Determinants of Health for Type II Diabetes and Obesity. Retrieved from

O'dea, K.

1984    Marked Improvement in Carbohydrate and Lipid Metabolism in Diabetic Australian Aborigines after Temporary Revision to Traditional Lifestyle. Diabetes Vol. 33 No. 6 596-603.

Schulz LO, Bennet PH, Ravussin E, Kidd JR, Kidd KK, Esparza J, Valencia ME

2006    Effects of traditional and western environments on prevalence of type two diabetes in Pima Indians in Mexico and the U.S. Diabetes Care 29:1866-1871.

Society for Public Health Education

2012    Arizona: Diabetes among Native Americans Fact Sheet. Washington, DC. Retrieved from

Tohono O'odham Community Action.

2015    Traditional Foods. Retrieved from

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2010    Trends in Diabetes Prevalence Among American Indian and Alaska Native Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults Factsheet. Retrieved from

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2010    Native Diabetes Wellness Program (NDWP). Retrieved from

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health

2011    National Diabetes Fact Sheet: National Estimates and General Information on Diabetes and Prediabetes in the United States. Atlanta, GA.

Williams, D. E., Knowler, W.C., Smith, C.J., Hanson, R.L., Roumain, JH., Saremi, A.

2001    The effect of Indian or Anglo dietary preference on the incidence of diabetes in Pima Indians. Diabetes Care, 24(5): 811-816.


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