Health & Well-Being

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Global Indigenous Health

Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the Future

The University of Arizona Press
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Red Medicine

Traditional Indigenous Rites of Birthing and Healing

The University of Arizona Press

The book explores Indigenous medicine across North America, with a special emphasis on how Indigenous knowledge has endured and persisted among peoples with a legacy to Mexico.

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Eating the Landscape

American Indian Stories of Food, Identity, and Resilience

The University of Arizona Press
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Edible Medicines

The University of Arizona Press

Chile pepper is used today as a flavoring, but Aztecs also applied it for toothache, sore throat, and asthma. The tonic properties of coffee have been recorded in Islamic pharmacopoeia since the eleventh century, and many peoples have used it to protect against Parkinson's disease. Although much has been documented regarding the ...

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Zero at the Bone

The University of Arizona Press

Late one evening in the summer of 2003, Erec Toso arrived home to his wife and children after an ordinary day at his university office. In the darkness of his yard, a rattlesnake lay along the path, basking in the post-monsoon coolness. Toso, lost in thought, never saw the snake, which struck him on the foot and injected a huge dose of ...

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Chia

The University of Arizona Press

One of the four main Aztec crops at the time of Columbus's arrival in the New World, chia is now a forgotten food of the Americas. Chia seed oil offers the highest omega-3 fatty acid content available from plants, but today this species is known only for its use in "chia pets." Yet pre-Columbian civilizations used chia as a raw ...

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