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Inuit knowledge database

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

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.

See Hoffer, Niacin;specifically for alcohol addiction.

Vitamin C
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) effects on withdrawal syndrome of heroin abusers. NIH: Evangelou 2000:

Khanna 1983 - Megadoses of vitamin C prevent the development of tolerance and physical dependence on morphine in mice:

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

Marik et. al 2017/Norfolk.

Woman beats diabetes by changing diet

Woman beats diabetes by changing diet

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

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

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.

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


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

Healthy Food - nutritional and cultural information
healthy_food -  healthy_food -  healthy_food -  healthy_food -  Fermented food (often walrus) ᐃᒍᓇᖅ healthy_food -  Arctic Char ᐃᖃᓗᒃ
healthy_food -  Fish ᐃᖃᓗᕕᓂᖅ healthy_food -  healthy_food -  Whale blubber and skin healthy_food -  dry caribou meat healthy_food -  ᑐᒃᑐᕙᒃ, Tuktuvak healthy_food -  ᒧᒃᑐᒃ healthy_food -  Bone marrow ᐸᑎᖅ healthy_food -  Crowberry ᐸᐅᕐᓐᒉᑦ healthy_food -  Land Mammals ᐱᓱᒃᑎ healthy_food -  Dry fish Piffi - ᐱᑦᓯ healthy_food -  healthy_food -  healthy_food -  healthy_food -  healthy_food -  Birds ᑎᒻᒥᐊᑦ healthy_food -  Cod ᐅᐅᒐᖅ healthy_food -

nutritional and cultural information

common causes of illness

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

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