How Did Bad Sugar Change The Lives Of Native Americans?

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Thousands of people die of Diabetes every year, and it continues increasing. Bad Sugar is the fourth episode of the film Unnatural Causes. Native Americans a minority group which has been rejected by the society by taking their nature sources. The film illustrates how Diabetes type two kills and changes the lives of Native Indian. During years, Indians American had healthy life, and long life expectancy. In addition, they used to eat natural food without any artificial chemicals. However, then this change the way they eat and their culture were took away from them. They stopped getting water from the river because a community of white people decided to create a dam for themselves. In fact, there are several factors that produced this increase …show more content…

Unfortunately, Native American culture was take away from them. During decades, they ate healthy food that Mother Nature provided to them. Additionally, their food were not exposed to chemicals, an active lives were some of the characteristics that kept them healthy for generations. However, this was not permanent. According to Rod Lewis, "There is direct connection between the diversion of water in the upper Gila River and the health status and economic status of the Pimas and Maricopas. In the 1890s, water simply stopped coming down the Gila River.” (Page 4 Bad Sugar) In other words, the river was part of their lives and anything that occurred to the river affected them. The water is vital for life, so it is understandable what it means the river for them. It is hard for the community to live without water because this is the only way they can have healthy food, and better conservation. Thus, when the water stopped going to the community, their lives …show more content…

First of all, Indian American were sentenced to generations of poverty where is hard to get out of misery. Eliminating diabetes is the most important way to decrease the case of diabetes and any other chronic disease. Therefore, in order to solve the cases of diabetes among Indian, the government and society have to understand that Native American have a different functionalism system, and probably they may see their society in terms of tribes which is called interactionism system where every tribes is might be different from the others. Thus, the government cannot implies that they should also eat same food as of other people from US consume. In fact, they as owner of the US basically, they are supposed to receive a percentage of what the country produces. Thus, this would help them to live in a prospect environment far away from poverty. Additionally, the main source that nature offers which is water, they deserve to have it. Diabetes is a problem that that affect Native American because their new diet is rich on carbohydrates, so their bodies do not produce insulin but glucose. According to American Association, there is not cure for diabetes type 2, but it can be regulated with good eating habits and exercise. In truth, until they don’t get out of poverty, diabetes cannot. According to the narrator, “Obesity is a risk factor, and a third of us are obese. But the other

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