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Natural Awakenings Central New Jersey


Holistic Health and Healing Expo

Natural Awakenings of South Jersey is pleased to announce they are sponsoring another great Holistic Health and Healing Expo on October 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Westin Hotel, in Mt. Laurel.

HHH Expos are the preeminent go-to resource for natural wellness, spiritual awakening and green living throughout the area. Attendees can expect to learn and be inspired by a wide array of vendors, practitioners and workshops bringing the latest cutting-edge approaches in natural health, spirituality and green living.  

Attendees will be treated to hundreds of leading-edge thinkers and exhibitors, along with workshops and seminars. They should also plan on relaxing with hands-on treatments and therapies; finding one-of-a-kind special gifts; discovering new pathways to wellness for the whole family—from kids to pets; and having fun with other like-minded individuals all under one roof.

With delicious and healthy food and snacks available, folks should be sure to bring friends and family and spend the entire day.

Cost: Admission is $5. Location: 555 Fellowship Rd. For more information or to register, visit See ad, page 13.

Tick Talk

Spring officially sprung on March 21. We have turned our clocks ahead. We are looking forward to warm winds, sunny skies and the smell of fresh cut grass. The daffodils and tulips have recently bloomed and we are just starting with the yard work that comes with the warmer weather.  Sadly, another season has started ramping up.  Tick season.

•             The best form of protection is prevention. Educating oneself about tick activity and how our behaviors overlap with tick habitats is the first step.

•             According to the NJ DOH, in 2022 Hunterdon County led the state with a Lyme disease incidence rate of 426 cases per 100,000 people. The fact is ticks spend approximately 90% of their lives not on a host but aggressively searching for one, molting to their next stage or over-wintering. This is why a tick remediation program should be implemented on school grounds where NJ DOH deems high risk for tick exposure and subsequent attachment to human hosts.

•             Governor Murphy has signed a bill that mandates tick education in NJ public schools. See this for the details.  Tick education must now be incorporated into K-12 school curriculum. See link:

•             May is a great month to remind the public that tick activity is in full swing. In New Jersey, there are many tickborne diseases that affect residents, including Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Powassan, and Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis.

•             For years, the focus has mainly been about protecting ourselves from Lyme disease. But other tick-borne diseases are on the rise in Central Jersey. An increase of incidence of Babesia and Anaplasma are sidelining people too. These two pathogens are scary because they effect our blood cells. Babesia affects the red blood cells and Anaplasma effects the white blood cells.

•             Ticks can be infected with more than one pathogen. When you contract Lyme it is possible to contract more than just that one disease. This is called a co-infection. It is super important to pay attention to your symptoms. See link.

A good resource from the State:


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