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The healer himself is usually surrounded by 'helpers', who take part in the ceremony, give explanations to the patient and his family, and answer any of their queries. From a modern perspective, this type of native American healer with his helpers, together with the patient's family, provides an effective primary health care team, especially in dealing with psychosocial problems. Fabrega and Silver 14 have examined the advantages to the patient of another type of folk healer, the h'ilol in Zinacantan, Mexico, over Western doctors.
However, it should be remembered that cultural influences alone do not account for most cases of malnutrition—though they may contribute towards them. For example, material, economic or social deprivation—that is, the lack of available food, or of the means to obtain what food there is—accounts for most cases of undernutrition, especially in the developing world. In addition, personal factors— such as ignorance or idiosyncracy—may also lead to forms of malnutrition. In each case, cultural factors are only part of the mix of influences on the individual, which determine whether his or her diet is nutritionally adequate, or not.
Spiritual healers, who operate out of temples, churches or 'candle shops', are particularly common, and deal with illnesses believed to be due to sorcery ('hexing') or to divine punishment. More secular illnesses are dealt with by self-medication, or by neighbourhood 'granny women' or 'herb doctors'. In practice, though, there is some overlap between their approaches and techniques. In another community, the Zulu of Southern Africa, there is also an overlap between sacred and secular healers. While sacred divination is carried out by female isangomas, treatment by African herbal medicines is by male inyangas; both, though, will gather information about the social background of the victim, as well as details of his illness, before making a diagnosis.