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What is a Subsistence Diet?

Eating a subsistence diet in temperate climates is neither pleasant nor the preference of anyone who enjoys a varied and plentiful diet, and it is even more difficult in circumpolar/arctic regions. However, it is often more necessary. A person who … Continue reading

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How to Eat Right When It Seems Like Nothing’s Left

During the winter of 1777, the Continental Army camped at Valley Forge and hunkered down in the fiercest of winter conditions. Soldiers were weak from hunger, and they resorted to eating their shoe leather to keep from starving. Needless to … Continue reading

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Government Assistance for Residents of Polar Regions

For many people, the idea of living in a polar region like the Arctic is unimaginable. After all, it is a cold and snowy place where the basic comforts of home to which many of us have become overly accustomed … Continue reading

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Cold Climate Ailments Often Hard to Stomach

People are generally amazed at the impact that a few degrees in their climate can have on their health. The truth is that colder climates cause our bodies to behave and function differently. Combining this change with other factors such … Continue reading

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Working in a Winter Wonderland: The Dangers of Polar Conditions for Healthcare Professionals

While the winter can frost a bland town in gleaming, icy beauty, there are plenty of dangers associated with wintry conditions. For medical workers employed in polar regions, these dangers are a constant reality. Imagine facing potential death every time … Continue reading

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About Us

The INCHR is a voluntary network of individual researchers, research trainees, and supporters of research based in academic research centres, Indigenous people’s organizations, regional health authorities, scientific/professional associations, and government agencies, who share the goal of improving the health of … Continue reading

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