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 541-296-8444 to request materials.

New Materials

  • Addiction is Addiction:  Understanding the Disease in Oneself and Others for a Better Quality of Life.  By Raju Hajela, Sue Newton and Paige Abbott.
  • A Disease Called Childhood:  Why ADHD Became an American Epidemic.  By Marilyn Wedge.
  • The Dry Eye Remedy: The Complete Guide to Restoring the Health and Beauty of Your Eyes.  By Robert Latkany.
  • The Easy Way to Stop Smoking.  (DVD) by Allen Carr.
  • The Anti-Cancer Diet:  Reduce Cancer Risk Through the Foods You Eat.  By David Khayat.
  • The Body Image Workbook for Teens:  Activities to Help Girls Develop a Healthy Body Image in an Image-Obsessed World.  By Julia Taylor.
  • The Cleveland Clinic Manual of Headache Therapy.  2nd Edition.  By Stewart Tepper and Deborah Tepper.
  • The Hearing-Loss Guide.  By John M. Burkey.
  • Inside the Miracle:  Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness.  By Mark Nepo.
  • Life Without Glasses:  Lasik, Lens Implants & Lens Exchange.  By Robert Maloney.
  • Passages in Caregiving:  Turning Chaos Into Confidence.  By Gail Sheehy.
  • The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now With The Best Alternative And Traditional Medicine.  By Joel Kahn.


The Good Gut:  Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Mood, and Your Long-Term Health.

By Justin Sonnenburg and Erica Sonnenburg.

The groundbreaking science behind the surprising source of good health.

Stanford University’s Justin and Erica Sonnenburg are pioneers in the most exciting and potentially transformative field of human health and wellness, the study of the relationship between our bodies and the trillions of organisms representing thousands of species to which our bodies play host, the microbes we call the microbiota. The Sonnenburgs argue that the microbiota determines in no small part whether we’re sick or healthy, fit or obese, sunny or moody—and that the microbiota has always been with us, coevolving with humans and entwining its functions with ours. They show us that humans are really composite organisms with microbial and human parts. But now, because of changes to diet, antibiotic over-use, and over-sterilization, our gut microbiota is facing a “mass extinction event,” which may explain the mysterious spike in some of our most troubling modern afflictions, from food allergies to autism, cancer to depression. It doesn’t have to be this way.

The Good Gut is a groundbreaking work that offers a new plan for health that focuses on how to nourish your microbiota, including recipes and a menu plan. The Sonnenburgs show how we can keep our microbiota off the endangered species list and strengthen the community that inhabits our gut and thereby improve our own health. In this important and timely investigation, they look at safe alternatives to antibiotics; dietary and lifestyle choices to encourage microbial health; the management of the aging microbiota; and the nourishment of your own individual microbiome.

Caring for our gut microbes may be the most important health choice we can make.


David Perlmutter, MD and author, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers:

“Virtually every aspect of health and vitality is influenced by the collection of microbes living within us. The Good Gut empowers the reader with the opportunity to embrace this leading edge science in an actionable, user-friendly way.”

Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and author, #1 New York Times bestseller, The Blood Sugar Solution:

“We are facing a mass genocide threatening the lives of billions of people across the globe. It is the killing and harming of our own inner garden, our gut bacteria, by our processed diet, antibiotics, acid blockers and other gut busting drugs.  The Good Gut for the first time connects the dots between the health of our gut flora or microbiome and our health. A bad gut causes heart disease, obesity, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disease and more, while a good gut can prevent and heal most of what ails us in the 21st century.  If you want to learn how to cultivate your own inner garden and create abundant good health, read The Good Gut!”

David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, Professor, Harvard Medical School and author, Ending the Food Fight:

“Microbes in our gut outnumber the cells in our body by more than 3 to 1.  We’d better make peace with them.  The Sonnenburgs show us how in their fascinating book, The Good Gut.  I recommend it to everyone who eats.”

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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.

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