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Inuit knowledge database

A curated collection of Indigenous knowledge with a focus on Inuit health, diet, lifestyle, language and medicine

common causes of illness

Cancer and Essiac

The original Essiac formula is believed to have its roots from the native Canadian Ojibway Indians. The four main herbs that make up Essiac are Burdock Root, Slippery Elm Inner Bark, Sheep Sorrel and Indian Rhubarb Root. more on Caisse.

Salvestrol may be Essiac's successor as a cancer treatment, harvested from certain fruits containing salvestrols including cranberries.

Vitamin C and Jacques Cartier

Vitamin C and Jacques Cartier are key factors in the seminal event where Western and Indigenous medicine collide. This event sparked 550 years of a unique relationship which sometimes includes incidents of Cartierism.

The 5 reasons why Inuit are the healthiest people in the world, or used to be

Niacin for depression and anxiety. Use search function in Google Books: Hoffer 2008

See Hoffer, Niacin;specifically for alcohol addiction.

Vitamin C
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) effects on withdrawal syndrome of heroin abusers. NIH: Evangelou 2000:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10836211

Khanna 1983 - Megadoses of vitamin C prevent the development of tolerance and physical dependence on morphine in mice:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6686637

Patients report heroin/morphine have no effect after an intravenous C treatment. - Cameron

Marik et. al 2017/Norfolk.

diet
hunting -  Hunting Terms - English and Inuktitut
ahsoak - Ahsoak's story Ahsoak's story

What is the nutritional profile of a typical day eating traditional/country food compared to the FDA's RDA?

Woman beats diabetes by changing diet

Woman beats diabetes by changing diet

Healthy Food - nutritional and cultural information
seal -  maqtaq - Maqtaq - Whale blubber and skin Whale blubber and skin lynx - Lynx igunaq - Igunaq, Fermented food (often walrus) ᐃᒍᓇᖅ  Fermented food (often walrus) ᐃᒍᓇᖅ patiq - Bone marrow ᐸᑎᖅ Bone marrow ᐸᑎᖅ
iqaluviniq - Fish ᐃᖃᓗᕕᓂᖅ  Fish ᐃᖃᓗᕕᓂᖅ pitsi - Pitsi ᐱᑦᓯ - Dry Fish Dry fish Piffi - ᐱᑦᓯ paurngait - Crow berry Crowberry ᐸᐅᕐᓐᒉᑦ plants - Plants buffalo - Buffalo salmon - Sockeye Salmon muktuk - Muktuk ᒧᒃᑐᒃ moose - Moose ᑐᒃᑐᕙᒃ, Tuktuvak goose - Goose seafood - These are the most delicious sea food ever known timmiat - Timmiat | Birds Birds ᑎᒻᒥᐊᑦ iqaluk - Arctic Char Arctic Char ᐃᖃᓗᒃ uugaq - Uugaq - Cod ᐅᐅᒐᖅ Cod ᐅᐅᒐᖅ pisuktit - Land Mammals | Pisuktit Land Mammals ᐱᓱᒃᑎ whales - Whale halibut - Halibut mipkku - Mipkku - dry caribou meat with piffi - dry fish dry caribou meat

nutritional and cultural information

NIHB

DBL 2018 NIHB Drug Benefit List
An eligible client is someone who is entitled to receive benefits such as vision care, prescription drugs or other benefits or services from the NIHB Program.
An eligible client must be identified as a resident of Canada and one of the following:

a registered Indian according to the Indian Act;
an Inuk recognized by one of the Inuit Land Claim organizations; or
an infant less than one year of age, whose parent is an eligible client. -NIHB

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