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How do Native Americans stay healthy? The traditional Native American diet was one that modern-day nutritionists would consider a gold standard – full of lean meats, protein, fruits and vegetables and low in fat, refined sugars and sodium. Native people hunted, fished and gathered their food from the land.
What are two Native American healing practices? Another practice of Native American healing, symbolic healing rituals, can involve whole communities. These ceremonies can include chanting, singing, painting bodies, dancing, exorcisms, sand paintings, and even limited use of mind-altering substances. All this is done to promote healing of the sick.
What is the best way to help Native Americans?
- Donate Money to Programs That Support Native Communities.
- Visit or Volunteer on a Reservation.
- Talk about Native American Issues.
- Buy Native Products.
What is the biggest health problem for Native Americans? American Indians and Alaska Natives continue to die at higher rates than other Americans in many categories, including chronic liver disease and cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, unintentional injuries, assault/homicide, intentional self-harm/suicide, and chronic lower respiratory diseases.