New Materials at Planetree Health Resource Center

This is a sample of the new materials available for checkout at Planetree Health Resource Center. You can e-mail or call 296-8444 to request materials. If you're an MCMC employee, items can be checked out and sent to you through interoffice mail.

New Materials

  • Body Ecology Diet: Changing the Way the World Eats with Probiotic Nutrition.
    By Donna Gates.
  • The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness.
    By Nerys Purchon and Lora Cantele.
  • Co-parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce.
    By Deesha Philyaw and Michael Thomas.
  • Current Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine.
    By Keith Stone and Roger Humphries.
  • Hysterectomy: Exploring Your Options.
    By Edward Wallach, Ester Eisenberg, Isabel Green & Stacey Scheib.
  • Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth About the World's Most Popular Weed.
    By Kevin Hill.
  • National Geographic The Body: A Complete User's Guide. How Your Body Functions and How to Keep it Healthy and Strong.
    By National Geographic.
  • Stroke: The Road to Recovery - A Guide for Survivors & Families.
    By F. Douglas Prillaman and Tom Willett.
  • The Well-Tuned Brain: Neuroscience & The Life Well Lived.
    By Peter C. Whybrow.
  • What Works for Whom? A Critical Review of Treatments for Children and Adolescents. 2nd Edition.
    By Peter Fonagy, David Cottrell, Jeannette Phillips, Dickon Bevington, Danya Glaser and Elizabeth Allison.

This Month's Highlight:

This Month's Highlighted Book at the MCMC Planetree Health Resource Library Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body.
By Jo Marchant.

A New York Times Bestseller. A rigorous, skeptical, deeply reported look at the new science behind the mind's surprising ability to heal the body. Have you ever felt a surge of adrenaline after narrowly avoiding an accident? Salivated at the sight (or thought) of a sour lemon? Felt turned on just from hearing your partner's voice? If so, then you've experienced how dramatically the workings of your mind can affect your body. Yet while we accept that stress or anxiety can damage our health, the idea of "healing thoughts" was long ago hijacked by New Age gurus and spiritual healers.

Recently, however, serious scientists from a range of fields have been uncovering evidence that our thoughts, emotions and beliefs can ease pain, heal wounds, fend off infection and heart disease and even slow the progression of AIDS and some cancers. In Cure, award-winning science writer Jo Marchant travels the world to meet the physicians, patients and researchers on the cutting edge of this new world of medicine. We learn how meditation protects against depression and dementia, how social connections increase life expectancy and how patients who feel cared for recover from surgery faster.

We meet Iraq war veterans who are using a virtual arctic world to treat their burns and children whose ADHD is kept under control with half the normal dose of medication. We watch as a transplant patient uses the smell of lavender to calm his hostile immune system and an Olympic runner shaves vital seconds off his time through mind-power alone. Drawing on the very latest research, Marchant explores the vast potential of the mind's ability to heal, lays out its limitations and explains how we can make use of the findings in our own lives. With clarity and compassion, Cure points the way towards a system of medicine that treats us not simply as bodies but as human beings.

"CCure is a cautious, scrupulous investigation of how the brain can help heal our bodies. It is also an important look at the flip side of this coin, which is how brains damaged by stress may make bodies succumb to physical illness or accelerated aging...Cure points a way toward a future in which the two camps [mainstream medicine and alternative therapies] might work together. After all, any medicine that makes a patient better, whether conventional, alternative, or placebo, is simply medicine."
-Wall Street Journal

"In a wide-ranging and compelling new book, science journalist Jo Marchant explores whether the mind can heal the body...With lively, clear prose, Marchant surveys the evidence for the mind-body connection."
-Science News

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**Looking for something specific?...Search our on-line library catalog. Planetree Health Resource Center is now linked to more than 70 libraries in eastern Oregon through the Sage Library System. If we don't have what you are looking for, there's a good chance we have access to it!

-Editorial Review Note: This is a sample of the new materials available for checkout at Planetree Health Resource Center. To request a hold for any of our materials, please call 296-8444.

New Reading Materials

Molly at the Planetree Health Resource Library Molly is the resident expert on new and upcoming reading materials, she can also help find audio and video materials upon request. Check back often, we receive several new volumes every month.