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HHH Expo Moving to Larger Cherry Hill Location

Jan 31, 2024 06:37PM ● By Jerome Bilaos

The Holistic Health & Healing Expo (HHH Expo)—the trusted go-to resource for natural wellness, organic food, healthy pets, spirituality, sustainability, and green living—has moved to a bigger venue: the Doubletree by Hilton, in Cherry Hill. The next popular event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 24.

“Join us for a transformative experience where you can sample incredible products; indulge in therapeutic treatments; and gain wisdom from experts in holistic health, mindfulness, spiritual growth and sustainable living practices,” enthuses Shae Marcus, HHH Expo founder and Natural Awakenings South Jersey publisher.

Attendees will be treated to hundreds of leading-edge thinkers and exhibitors, along with a variety of 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.

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 free, but there is a fee for some of the workshops. Location: 2349 Marlton Pike W. For more information or to register, visit See ad, page 15.

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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