This is a super interesting article put out on traditional indigenous diets how the degeneration of our food is making us sick, particularly in the Latino, Native American communities. Oppression and colonization has many long reaching affects, one of them being a shift away from healthy foods to poor quality foods that our bodies were not made to process. I really enjoyed the emphasis on corn in this article!
"Throughout time, when people would become sick, Native American healers would recommend that the patient " return to the arms of Mother Corn" in order to heal themselves. Just as Hippocrates prescribed a simple diet of Barley porridge to the sick, so would native people consume a simple porridge, of atolli of corn to reverse illness."
Atole is the thick beverage we use in our post partum practice to promote healing to this day! Our grandmothers knew what they were talking about....Lets Return to Our Roots!