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Jan 26th 2018

We are so happy to be wrapping up a very successful first month in our new Willoughby Hills space. We at VitalHealth Partners are eternally grateful for the outpouring of patient and community support, and for those of you who have come by already! For those of you who have not yet visited, please come and check it out at:
 
34950 Chardon Road, Suite 206, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
 
We are open for business Monday-Friday. Our westside practice will continue at its current location of 24700 Center Ridge Road, Suite 220, Westlake, OH 44145 (Thursday-Friday). The phone and fax for both locations are:
Phone 440-571-0006
Fax 440-571-0114
 
As an expression of gratitude from us to you, take advantage of the special offer included with this message. We appreciate you!
 
Cold and Flu Prevention
 
If you, like many folks this time of year, are concerned about cold and flu, there are a number of things you can do to support optimal immunity.
 
First off, it is important to note that the human body doesn’t do too well with sudden transitions.  Physiologically, we prefer slow gradual change. This is partially why colds and flu run rampant through transition-type seasons like spring and fall; erratic weather brings them—the cold can directly drop the immunity. With less warmth come fewer NK cells, which are our body’s first line immune defense.  So, bundle up, even if it feels ‘warm’ out, just like your grandparents always advised!
 
In addition to staying warm, there are other key factors in support of optimal immunity, including hydration, a healthful diet, reasonable lifestyle choices, and smart supplementation.

Drink plenty of pure water. This is essential to many body processes! Next, be sure to incorporate a diversity of superfoods with a focus on greens as well as the whole rainbow of veggies and fruits. Each color brings with it different benefits to your system, and the goal is to remain well-rounded in your consumption. As far as your lifestyle choices, get plenty of exercise, even in the winter. Also, be sure to remember that sleep is the universal tonic for everything—I know you’re busy, but care for yourself and ensure a good night’s sleep often.

In addition, be wise about Smart Supplementation. Given the modern lifestyle in context of depleted soils, toxic burdens, and an unfortunate movement away from nature and our ancestral diets, even the best eaters should supplement well—especially during cold and flu season!! Some of my regular go to supplements in these instances are the Essentials: a Multivitamin with B12, D3, Iodine, Probiotics and Omega 3’s/DHA. This should provide a decent first-line defense against any bugs that may come your way.

Lastly, if I had to pick my top choices with specific regard to cold and flu prevention/treatment, I would go with:
  1. Vitamin D3, daily dose of 6-8000IU (that’s when your blood levels are optimal; I advise my patients to strive for blood levels of no less than 25OH D 60-80 ng/ml).
  2. Iodine 3-6mg (routine daily dose is 3mg with the advice to double up during illness and or stressors like travel and fluctuating weather).
  3. Probiotics, 50 billion CFU (or so) of a good blend.
  4. Zinc, daily dose of 30-50mg.
  5. Vitamin C, 3 grams. 
  6. Elderberry or Turkey Tail mushroom as these have been shown to decrease severity and duration of viral infections by half.
  7. And don’t forget to diffuse your Peppermint/Eucalyptus essential oils and use your Neti Pot regularly!
Pay special attention to vitamin D3, as there is a growing consensus that there are widespread and overlooked D deficiencies among the general population. The more we learn about it, the more problematic the situation seems. I have found in my clinical practice that it is a rarity to find someone above deficient levels, so one of the first things I do for my patients is to therapeutically replenish the D in their body. Recently, a global collaborative study confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections (The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, was published in the BMJ).  They found that supplementation can cut the risk of respiratory infection in half.

So there you have it:
 
Stay warm
Stay hydrated
Incorporate your superfoods
Be mindful and active (preferably in nature)
Rest well on a regular basis
And incorporate Smart Supplementation…doctor’s orders!

Be well,
Dr. Todd

 
I happened upon these while walking in the woods. How beautiful is nature? They appear at just the correct time!
 
As an expression of gratitude from us to you, please enjoy a FREE vitamin D level blood test through February 9th 2018. Just mention this newsletter offer at your time of scheduling for your blood draw. Note: This offer applies to existing patients only. We are opened for full nursing services including immune supportive IV’s, injections, labs and supplement sales Monday through Friday east and Thursday and Friday west.
 
Be sure to check out Dr. Todd's book available at his practice, online, or your local Heinen's Grocery Store and give the gift of health and happiness through recommending his book, supplements, and practice by forwarding this newsletter to friends and family.
 
Stay tuned for more exciting news and offerings!

 


 Jan 6th 2018

 As previously mentioned, in order to better serve you all, Dr. Todd Pesek, M.D. has moved his Eastside practice location. Here is our new lobby! As comfy as these chairs are, it is our intention to minimize their utilization and your time in waiting to see the doctor. We have a number of exciting new scheduling upgrades that enable efficiency and timeliness.

At the conclusion of our first week in our new space in the first week of 2018. We at VitalHealth Partners are thrilled at the outpouring of patient and community support and for those of you who attended our Grand Opening on January 2. For those of you who have not yet stopped by, please do come on in to check out our new space:

34950 Chardon Road, Suite 206, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094, we are open for business (Monday-Friday). Our westside practice will continue at its current location of 24700 Center Ridge Road, Suite 220, Westlake, OH 44145 (Thursday-Friday). The phone and fax (for both of his locations) are: P440-571-0006 and F440-571-0114. 

As an expression of gratitude from us to you, please find following some fun information to enable health and happiness into the new year as well as a special offer at the conclusion of this newsletter!
Snack Smart with Supersnacks!
If your New Year's resolution is to create a healthier way of being, would you believe you can start with a snack? That's right: to assist with weight loss, rejuvenation, energy and health, snack smart with superfoods! 
The average adult consumes nearly one quarter to one half of their daily caloric intake in the form of SNACKS! Evidence has shown that several small meals or snacks throughout the day can be beneficial for energy levels and weight loss. Then why isn't everyone reaping these benefits? The secret is in the choices—everything we put into our mouths has an effect on our health. Snacking smart is the perfect way to munch your leafy greens and eat the rainbow a little at a time, thus supporting a whole new you! So remember your Superfoods rules when you choose your snacks: lots of greens, twice as many veggies as fruits, raw or sprouted when it's possible, and balance those proteins and omega fats. If you carry healthy choices with you (as my family and I prefer to do!), you'll never be vulnerable to a fast-food slump.
Some great new snacks to try are: Kale Chips, Brads and Alive and Radiant are two of my favorite lines but do try all the different varieties to see what you like. Some of my favorites at present are Vampire Killer and Naked as I love garlic and espouse simplicity. Super delicious! And, for your sprouted seeds and nuts, look no further than: Go Raw Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds and seed mixes and Living Intentions Gone Nuts blends. For those of you that like to munch on a snack bar here and there, try Garden of Life as they have some amazing, nutritious and delicious flavors to healthfully satisfy those snacking urges. So, snack up with Superfoods!
You can get all of these at your local Heinen’s Grocery Store where I serve as Chief Medical Officer and have personally trained Wellness Consultants at each and every store to better serve you in delivering Superfoods solutions that are both nutritious and delicious!
Happy New Year!
Be well,
Dr. Todd

Events with Dr. Todd

 

As an expression of gratitude from us to you, please enjoy 15% off of Dr. Todd Pesek's Nutritional Roots dietary supplements line when purchased at VitalHealth Partners through the entire month of January. Just mention this newsletter offer at your time of pickup.

Happy New Year, intend it to be the best year ever! 

Be sure to check out Dr. Todd's book available at his practice, online, or your local Heinen's Grocery Store and give the gift of health and happiness through recommending his book, supplements, and practice by forwarding this newsletter to friends and family.

Stay tuned for more exciting news and offerings!

 


  December 29, 2017
 
Dear Patients:
 
I am writing to notify you that Dr. Casselberry and I have agreed to end our association. Accordingly, my practice, VitalHealth Partners, has moved!*
 
Please be advised that in order to better serve you all, effective January 1, 2018, my Eastside location has moved to 34950 Chardon Road, Suite 206, Willoughby Hills OH, 44094, and will be open for business on January 2, 2018. My Westside practice will continue at its current location of 24700 Center Ridge Road, Suite 220, Westlake, OH 44145. 
 
You will note expanded facilities hours and availability (Eastside hours, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00pm and Westside hours, Thursday-Friday, 8:30-5:00pm) as well as scheduling upgrades and capabilities and other positive developments throughout the New Year where you will continue to receive the same level of great care to which you have become accustomed and then some.
 
The phone and fax (for both of my locations) are: P440-571-0006 and F440-571-0114. Note that my prior Eastside location phone and fax numbers will remain in effect as well for a period of time, but please do make a note of my new contact information for your use in moving forward.
 
We at VitalHealth Partners appreciate you and your patience through this time of transition and we look forward to serving you and yours into the future.  
 
Many thanks and be well,
 
Dr. Todd Pesek, M.D.
Founding Holistic Physician and CEO
 
 
*This relocation notice does not apply to Dr. Casselberry.  His practice locations will remain what they have been.  You can continue to contact him as you have in the past.