Center for Healing Across Cultures

Publications

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Select Peer Reviewed Articles:

Relph A, and Pesek T. 2011. "Acai, Euterpe oleracea: Rethinking Treatment for
Inflammatory Conditions" J Nutritional Disorders & Therapy,1:103.

Pesek T, Cal V, Knight K, Arnason J. 2011. “Linking Conservation of Biodiversity and Culture with Sustainable Health and Wellness: The Itzama Model and Global Implications for Healing Across Cultures” in A.A. Aguirre, P. Daszak, R. Ostfeld Eds. Conservation Medicine: Applied Cases of Ecological Health (ISBN: 0195150937), Oxford University Press, New York, New York, USA. 2nd Ed.

Pesek T, Abramiuk, M, Cal V, Rojas M, Collins S, Sanchez P, Poveda L, Arnason, J. 2010. “Q’eqchi’ Maya Healers Traditional Knowledge in Prioritizing Conservation of Medicinal Plants: Culturally Relative Conservation in Sustaining Traditional Holistic Health Promotion” Biodiversity and Conservation. 19(1): 1-20.

Pesek T, Reminick, and Nair M. 2010.    “Secrets of Long Life: Cross-Cultural Explorations in Sustainably Enhancing Vitality and Promoting Longevity via Elders’ Practice Wisdom” Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. 6(6): 352-358.

Otarola-Rojas M, Collins S, Cal V, Arnason J, Poveda L, Sanchez P, Pesek T. 2010. Sustaining Rainforest Plants, People and Global Health: A model for learning from traditions in community based conservation and holistic health promotion as implemented by the Q’eqchi’ Maya Healers, Maya Mountains, Belize” Sustainability. 2(11): 3383-3398.

Pesek T,  Abramiuk, M, Garagic, D, Fini, N, Meerman, J, Cal, V. 2009.    “Sustaining Plants and People: Traditional Q’eqchi’ Maya Botanical Knowledge and Interactive Spatial Modeling in Prioritizing Conservation of Medicinal Plants for Culturally Relative Holistic Health Promotion” EcoHealth. 6(1): 79-90.

Pesek T, Helton, L, Reminick, R, D. Kannan, Nair, M. 2008. "Healing Traditions of Southern India and the Conservation of Culture and Biodiversity: A Preliminary Study" Ethnobotany Research and Applications, 6: 471-479.

Nair M. 2008. “Interacting with Centenarians”. Days in the Lives of Gerontological Social Workers: Harrisburgh, PA: White Hat Communications.

Pesek T, Cal V, Fini N, Cal M, Rojas M, Sanchez P, Poveda L, Collins S, Knight K, Arnason, J. 2007. "Itzama: Revival of Traditional Healing by Q'eqchi'" Maya, Southern Belize, Central America" HerbalGram. 76:34-43.

Pesek T, Helton L, Reminick, R, and Nair M. 2007. "Learning from Traditions of India" in Pesek, Helton, Reminick, Nair, Eds. "Healing Traditions of India" (ISBN: 81-87474-59-9), Olive Publications, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerela, India. 9-15.

Nair S, Pesek T, and Helton L. 2007. "Ayerveda: Wisdom of Life" in Pesek, Helton, Reminick, Nair, Eds. "Healing Traditions of India" (ISBN: 81-87474-59-9), Olive Publications, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerela, India. 73-80.

Pesek T, Helton L, and Nair M. 2006. "Healing Across Cultures: Learning from Traditions" EcoHealth. 3(2): 114-118.

Pesek T, Cal M, Cal V, Fini N, Minty C, Dunham D, Sanchez P, Poveda L, Arnason J. 2006. "Rapid Ethnobotanical Survey of the Maya Mountains Region, Southern Belize, Central America: A Pilot Study." Trees for Life Journal. 1(10): 1-12 Online.

 

Select Books:


Pesek T. 2012. "Eat Yourself Super--One Bite at a Time: A Superfoods Journey for the Happy, Healthy and Hungry!" (ISBN: 9781614481676, ePub Version: 9781614481683), Morgan-James, NY, NY, USA.

Pesek T, Reminick R, and Nair M. 2010. "Healing Across Cultures & The Good Life: An Approach to Holistic Health" (ISBN: 1111222878), Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson), Florence, KY, USA.

Pesek T, Helton L, Reminick, R, and Nair M. 2007. "Healing Traditions of India" (ISBN: 81-87474-59-9), Olive Publications, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerela, India.

Nair M, Brody R, Palackal A. 2007, “Grassroots Development: Establishing Successful Microenterprises, Kerala Experience. Human Networks Publication. Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

 

Select Peer Reviewed & Distinguished Presentations:

 

Pesek T. “A Sustainable, Integrative Whole: Traditional, Holistic Health and Wellness Practices in Managing Chronic Illness in a Cultural Context”, SAGES SEMINAR, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (Nov 2010)

Pesek T. “Validation of Traditional Medicine in a North-South Indigenous Collaboration”, Tribal Council, The Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation, Quebec, Canada (August 2010)

Pesek T. “Validation of Traditional Medicine in a North-South Indigenous Collaboration”, Establishing Best Practices for the Integration of Cree Healing Ways into Diabetes Care Workshop at CIHR Team in Aboriginal Anti-Diabetic Medicines Annual Retreat, Cree Nation of Mistissini, Quebec, Canada (August 2010)

Pesek T. “Traditions and Transformations: A return to our roots for 21st century healthcare”, GARDNS SEMINAR, Montreal Botanical Gardens, Montreal, Canada (Feb 2010)

Pesek T. “Healing Across Cultures: A pan-American approach toward holistic sustainable healthcare based on traditional medicine and scientific collaboration”, CIHR Team in Aboriginal Anti-Diabetic Medicines, Scientific Committee Meeting, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada (Feb 2010)
Pesek T. “Sustaining Health: The Holistic Paradigm of Traditions”, Healing Across Cultures: Nurturing a Healthful Environment, Forth Annual Symposium on Healing Across Cultures, Cleveland State University (April 2009)

Pesek, T., Reminick, R., Nair, M. “Healing Across Cultures: Bridging Integrative Medicine and Culturally Relative Healthcare”; Developing Professional Competencies in Healthcare Convocation: Holistic Healthcare and CAM, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (March 2009)

Pesek, T., Reminick, R., Nair, M. “Secrets of Long Life Through Lifestyle Changes”; Healing Across Cultures and Social Work Lecture Series, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (March 2009)

Pesek, T., Reminick, R., Nair, M. “Healing Through Nature”; Healing Across Cultures and Social Work Lecture Series, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (February 2009)

Walshe-Roussel B, Choueiri C, London M, Saleem A, Caal F, Cal V, Pesek T, Dust T, Arnason, J. 2010. “Ethnobotany and pharmacology of anti-inflammatory botanicals used by the Q’eqchi’ Maya of Belize,” Ontario Ginseng Innovation Research Consortium-Canadian Institute of Chinese Medicinal Research; Production, Pharmacology and Health Benefits of Traditional Medicines Conference, Ottawa, Canada, October 23-25, 2010. This poster and oral presentation awarded joint first prize.

Cal V, Arnason J, Ferrier J, Walshe-Roussel B, Pesek T. 2009.   “Efficacy of traditional medicines: Maya traditional medicines and cultural development in Belize,” Workshop Co-Chair, National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), Canada, Ottawa, Canada. November 26, 2009.

Pesek, T., Reminick, R., Nair, M. “Eating for Health: The Natural Way”; Healing Across Cultures Colloquium, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2008)

Pesek T, Victor Cal, Sean Collins, Marco Rojas, Luis Poveda, Pablo Sanchez, John Arnason. 2008. “In situ and ex situ conservation of Q’eqchi’ medicinal plant resources, southern Belize, C.A.: a model in learning from traditions and participatory research” Science Across Borders Global Natural Health Products Research Conference, Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada. March 26-29, 2008.

Pesek T and Cal V. 2008. “Healing Across Cultures: Lessons in Sustaining Plants and People” Closing Plenary Preso for United Nations Convention on Health and Biodiversity (COHAB 2008), Galway, Ireland. February 28, 2008.

Walshe-Roussel B, Treyvaud-Amiguet V, Moher M, Maquin P, Cal V, Pesek T, Arnason J. 2008. “Quantitative ethnobotanical symptom assessment of immunomodulatory treatments used by the Q’eqchi’ Maya of Belize”, Science Across Borders Global Natural Health Products Research Conference, Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada. March 26-29, 2008.

Pesek T, Cal V, Collins S, Rojas M, Poveda L, Sanchez P, Arnason J. 2008. “In situ and ex situ conservation of Q’eqchi’ medicinal plant resources, southern Belize, C.A.: a model in learning from traditions and participatory research” Science Across Borders Global Natural Health Products Research Conference, Natural Health Products Research Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada. March 26-29, 2008.

Helton L. 2007. “Appalachian Mountain Folk Healing Traditions of the Southeastern US” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Centre for Environmental Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, India. July 9, 2007.

Pesek T. 2007. “Essence of Nature: Native American Healing Traditions” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Centre for Environmental Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, India. July 9, 2007.

Reminick R. 2007. “Consciousness” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Centre for Environmental Studies, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, India. July 9, 2007.

Helton L. 2007. “Appalachian Mountain Folk Healing Traditions of the Southeastern US” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. July 5, 2007.

Nair M. 2007. “Where Do We Go from Here?” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. July 5, 2007.

Pesek T. 2007. “Healing Traditions of the Maya People of Central America” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. July 5, 2007.

Reminick R. 2007. “Zar Spirit Belief of North Africa” Healing Across Cultures: Learning From Traditions International Symposium, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala, India. July 5, 2007.

Pesek T, Nair M, Helton L. 2007. “A Cross Cultural Look at Centenarians and our Elderly: Secrets of long life and wellness beyond modern medicine”. Joint Conference of the American Society on Aging and the National Council on Aging, Chicago. March 7, 2007.

Nair M, Helton L, Pesek T. 2006. “Self to Society: Impact of Environment in the Paradigm of body, mind, and spirit.” International Conference on Integrated Value Education. Bangalore, India. June 26, 2006.  

Helton L. and Keller S. 2006. “Resiliency in Appalachian Women: Reflections on values and developmental assets”. Women of Appalachia: Their Heritage and Accomplishments, Eighth Annual Conference. Zanesville, Ohio, Ohio University.

Helton L, Nair M, Pesek T. 2005. “Healing Across Cultures: Approaches to holistic practice”. Ohio College Association of Social Work Educators Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio. April 1, 2005.

Helton L. 2004. “Appalachian Women and Folk Medicine”. Women of Appalachia: Their Heritage and Accomplishments, Sixth Annual Conference. Zanesville, Ohio, Ohio University.

 

DVD Documentaries:  

 

Pesek T, Helton L, Reminick, R, and Nair M. 2007. "Visions of Healing in India", Center for Healing Across Cultures, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Nair M. 2007. "Sri Lanka Experience", School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Nair M. 2006. "Tsunami Aftermath: India Experience", School of Social Work, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

DVD Conference Proceedings:

 

Pesek T, Reminick R, and Nair M. 2009. "Healing Across Cultures: Learning from Traditions", Cleveland State University. Center for Healing Across Cultures, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio (final cut).

 

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Mailing Address
Center for Healing Across Cultures
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, CB 138
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214

Campus Location
Chester Building Room 138
2300 Chester Ave.
Phone: 216.687.5399
Fax: 216.687.9384

 




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