Mrs Naran speaks many languages, but when the doctor tells her she has diabetes, she can barely believe him. A combination of careful diet, exercise, herbal medicine and her husband's support enable her to live a full and healthy life.

A rich mix of people, heritage and communities within communities, containing wisdom and knowledge from many cultures are what make Newham. We can all learn from these communities and how they get along together, through these stories which explore the meaning of life, death and health - and being part of a community.

These stories were created for Communities of Health - a program to give confidence to local people and enable them to take health forward in their communities, in their own way.

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