Cultural Renewal to Improve Health

Agave Harvest

Tohono O'odham Community Action Tackles Diabetes

Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation suffer from one of the highest type 2 diabetes rates ever recorded. The disease seemed inevitable in the community.

Now, the Tohono have turned to their traditional foods and recipes to combat diabetes and obesity, with striking results.


SLIDE SHOW: Harvesting the Wild Foods of the Sonoran Desert

ARTICLE: Native Recipe for Health, The Tohono O’odham Nation tackles diabetes with a return to desert foods.