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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thosh Collins  Omnipresence Practitioner • Onk Akimel O'Odham • WahZhaZhi • Haudenosaunee • Native Wellness Institute •

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Eda g ma:kig amjed n'navoj

Kavol from last year's lil harvest. We're lookin Forward to it again later this year.
#oodham #tribalfoodsovereignty #saltriver

Some roasted non-gmo organic huñ from the garden last year! This year we’ve been blessed with even more. @ukh_nia has been leading the farming and teaching us lots.

This is the ’60 day corn’ O’Odham have been growing this corn for thousands of years! It’s naturally low in fructose, contains vitamin C, magnesium, certain B vitamins and potassium. Real, whole, non-gmo corn supplies some good amount of dietary fiber you need, along with some complex carbohydrates that are a good energy source.

As for diabetics, I do not know if this particular corn will cause rapid blood glucose spikes. I will do some tests on myself (non-diabetic) with a glucose meter to see how it may effect my blood glucose levels.
Corn is sacred, it has a spirit, and for the past 8 thousand years it has been a staple diet to native peoples all over turtle island, but unfortunately, just like native people, plants, animals and lands, it has been exploited and abused by the industrial food market, designed by settler colonialism. The genetic modification, chemical engineering and over breeding of corn has resulted in much of it’s nutrients to be bread-out and caused increased fructose (natural sugar). Any food void of nutrients becomes ill and is non-functional.
Corn must be prayed for, ceremonies of gratitude need to be done to restore it’s strength. You can also help corn by obstainng from buying products that contain GMO corn products, fructose and High Fructose Corn Syrup. To see a list of companies to boycott, google ‘The Terrible Twenty’ and do not buy from those companies. Many of those same companies also leave a large eco-foot print. Of course growing your own food is best but buying real whole, non-gmo food from local famers is also good, it’s for the health of the people as well as the health of the land!

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