Health, healthcare, and healing

In a broken healthcare system, knowledge is power. These books and zines can help learn about your body, understand physical illness, gain perspective on medical history and culture and the health care system, rally for change and plan for sickness and dying.

When There Is No Doctor: Preventive and Emergency Home Healthcare in Challenging Times

When There Is No Doctor: Preventive and Emergency Home Healthcare in Challenging Times

by Gerard S. Doyle MD Author

In a time when our health (and health system) is particularly susceptible to strain, it's invaluable to know what to…

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Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time

Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time

by Michael Fine Author and Bernard Lown Author

"We can do better." This is an observation about the American health care system that is obvious to many of…

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It's Going to be Anarchy: Anarchist Analyses of the Coronavirus Pandemic

It's Going to be Anarchy: Anarchist Analyses of the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Jim Donaghey Author

An overview of anarchist responses to the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, written between late March and early April,…

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We've Been Too Patient

We've Been Too Patient

by L. D. Green Editor, Kelechi Ubozoh Editor, Robert Whitaker Foreword, Leah Harris Contributor, Jenny Darden Contributor, 17 more

This collection of 25 different stories delves into the current mental health culture that is plaguing our society.…

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Outdoor Medicine: Management of Wilderness Medical Emergencies

Outdoor Medicine: Management of Wilderness Medical Emergencies

by Patrick Brighton Author

 This nifty pocket-sized guide clearly and concisely covers crucial information for managing illnesses,…

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Herbal First Aid: Assembling a Natural First Aid Kit

Herbal First Aid: Assembling a Natural First Aid Kit

by Raleigh Briggs Author

A guide to using plants in your environment for their medicinal properties! A whole host of tips and tricks for tending…

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How to Be Well When You're Not: Practices and Recipes to Maximize Health in Illness

How to Be Well When You're Not: Practices and Recipes to Maximize Health in Illness

by Ariane Resnick Author

Even though allopathic doctors told her she would never recover from Lyme Disease and chemical…

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How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick

How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick

by Letty Cottin Pogrebin Author

This book is about what to do when your friend gets cancer or any other sort of chronic physical or mental illness.…

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Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness

by Ben Holtzman Editor

Sick collects peoples' experiences with illness in order to help establish a collective voice of those impacted…

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Sick (hardcover)

Sick (hardcover)

by Gabby Schulz Author and Ken Dahl Author

"Once, I got sick," begins this graphic novel. "REAL sick." From there, it spirals quickly into…

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Medicine: A Graphic History

Medicine: A Graphic History

From prehistoric times to dreams of a distant future, this thick graphic novel explains the history of allopathic or…

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The Chinese Medicine Bible: The Definitive Guide to Holistic Healing

The Chinese Medicine Bible: The Definitive Guide to Holistic Healing

by Penelope Ody Author

TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, takes a holistic approach to health and healing. With this book, you can learn how…

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Gender Medicine: The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender and Sex-Related Diagnosis and Treatment

Gender Medicine: The Groundbreaking New Science of Gender and Sex-Related Diagnosis and Treatment

by Marek Glezerman Author

Studies have shown that women are more sensitive to antihistamines, that Aspirin is more effective in preventing strokes…

$17.95

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The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual

The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual

by James Green Author and Ajana Green Illustrator

This book takes a more academic look at the idea of herbal medicine, diving into the particulars of crafting and…

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The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick: What They Know, Why It Works, and How It Can Work for You

The Secrets of People Who Never Get Sick: What They Know, Why It Works, and How It Can Work for You

Do you strive to be a person who never gets sick, but have thus far been unsuccessful in your endeavors? Fear not!…

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Is Medicine Still Good for Us?: A Primer for the 21st Century

Is Medicine Still Good for Us?: A Primer for the 21st Century

by Julian Sheather Author

An open and honest examination of the ethics of the medical industry and the impact they have in modern…

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Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions

Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving with Chronic Health Conditions

by Amy Kurtz Author and Mark Hyman Foreword

From being a tween in chronic pain to a pill-popping young woman to a woman in charge of her own health, Amy Kurtz…

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Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution

Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution

by Jennifer Block Author

Taking an investigative look into modern women's health care and examines the women's health movement throughout…

$27.99

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Take Back Your Life: A Wimmin's Guide to Alternative Health Care

Take Back Your Life: A Wimmin's Guide to Alternative Health Care

by Alicia non Grata Author

This excellent, practical, illustrated DIY guide teaches everything from healing common infections of the vagina…

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande Author

A surprisingly affirming and hopeful book about what it's like to die under capitalism. Gawande draws on his…

$17.00

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death

by Caitlin Doughty Author and Dianné Ruz Illustrator

Mortician and death-positivity activist Caitlin Doughty tackles children's questions about death in this book of…

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Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them): A Practical Perspective on Death and Dying

by Sallie Tisdale Author

One of the few certainties in life is, well, death. And wow are there a lot of practical details and logistical…

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Cat's Claw Herbal

Cat's Claw Herbal

by Heron Brae Author

In this 2002 zine, Heron Brae, now an established herbalist and teacher, shows a developing love and understanding…

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The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

The Herbal Apothecary: 100 Medicinal Herbs and How to Use Them

by JJ Pursell Author

Say you've gotten into enjoying some medicinal or soothing teas from the store, and you're starting to figure…

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Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary

Master Recipes from the Herbal Apothecary

by JJ Pursell Author and Shawn Linehan Photographer

Dr. JJ Pursell, a board-certified naturopathic physician, walks readers through how to heal yourself and your loved ones…

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The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism

The Herbal Handbook: A User's Guide to Medical Herbalism

by David Hoffman Author

Have something that ails you, but not sure where to start with the healing process? Well, after you go to a doctor, this…

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Medical Herbalism

Medical Herbalism

by David Hoffman Author

A textbook-sized tome of herbalism knowledge, this book will help you take your practice to the next level. Packed with…

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Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana—Revised and Updated

Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana—Revised and Updated

by Michael Backes Author and Andrew Weil Author

Your search for a comprehensive resource of marijuana plants and their practical applications are over. Cannabis…

$22.99

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Reclaiming Our Ancient Wisdom: Herbal Abortion Procedure and Practice for Midwives and Herbalists

Reclaiming Our Ancient Wisdom: Herbal Abortion Procedure and Practice for Midwives and Herbalists

by Catherine Marie Jeunet Author

A guide for practiced herbalists and midwives to better serve their communities with herbal abortion options.…

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Healing Painful Sex: A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

Healing Painful Sex: A Woman's Guide to Confronting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain

by Deborah Coady Author, Nancy Fish Author and MSW MPH Author

Millions of women suffer from painful sex and pelvic pain due while struggling with a healthcare system that fails to…

$21.99

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Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers

by Barbara Ehrenreich Author and Deirdre English Author

The demonization of badass women proves to be a historical trend, bred from the reeking loins of male fear. Witches,…

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Who Says You're Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned

Who Says You're Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned

by Jacob M. Appel, MD Author

A thought-provoking tour of a multitude of ethical questions faced by doctors today, tackling issues that we…

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Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying

Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying

by Mirabai Bush Author and Ram Dass Author

A gorgeous, illustrated book about coming to terms with death. We all die, and for most of us that's a…

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Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom: A Complete Prescription to Optimize Your Health, Prevent Disease, and Live with Vitality and Joy

by David Frawley D.Litt Author and Acharya Shunya Author

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom shows you how to integrate Ayurveda into your modern lifestyle. Using Ayurveda…

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STI FAQ: Keep Calm and Learn Real Facts About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STI FAQ: Keep Calm and Learn Real Facts About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Dr. Faith G. Harper Author, Aaron Sapp, MD, MBA Author and Bonnie Scott, MS, MA, LPC Author

Got an STI (sexually transmitted infection)? Or just worried you'll get one? In this informative and crass zine, two…

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Cooking with Healing Mushrooms: 150 Delicious Adaptogen-Rich Recipes that Boost Immunity, Reduce Inflammation and Promote Whole Body Health

Cooking with Healing Mushrooms: 150 Delicious Adaptogen-Rich Recipes that Boost Immunity, Reduce Inflammation and Promote Whole Body Health

by Stepfanie Romine Author

Cooking with Healing Mushrooms: 150 Delicious Adaptogen-Rich Recipes that Boost Immunity, Reduce Inflammation and…

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$20 Superpack: Herbal Healing

$20 Superpack: Herbal Healing

by Heron Brae Author, Raleigh Briggs Author, Isabelle Gauthier Author, Super Pack! Author and Lisa Vinebaum Author

Life is full of scrapes and sunburns and headaches and yeast infections and other ailments where the doctor isn't…

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Sticker #050: Standardized Healthcare

Sticker #050Standardized Healthcare

by Joe Biel Author

Republicans will be quick to tell you that the national debt is a result of welfare mothers leeching off of the system.…

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