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Lose Weight and Keep It Off

May 01, 2024 02:42PM ● By Jeaniesa Santiano

The diet yo-yo—we all know the routine. We get serious and lose some weight, feel better and relax, and then the lost weight comes back. How can we stop this never ending cycle?

Most often, the problem lies not in the body but the mind. Attitudes toward ourselves and food lead to our behaviors and resulting physical health.  If we can get beneath the surface and look at psychological factors involved, we can change our relationship to food forever.  Hypnosis teaches how to eat satisfying, healthy meals, get to an ideal weight, and stay there. 

At the Hypnosis Counseling Center, we assess your past experiences your current patterns. We identify the subconscious elements that contribute to unhealthy attitudes and develop a plan unique to your needs. Each client receives a personalized audio tape that reaffirms the positive messages needed to get healthier each day. 

Hypnosis is safe, medically approved, and best of all, it works.  In fact, NBC”s Dateline reported in that hypnosis is the most effective way to achieve weight loss.

The center also provides classes to help people build confidence, overcome anxiety, and quit smoking. So if you have the desire to change something in your life and the willingness to do it…you can, with hypnosis.

Location: Offices in Flemington, Princeton and Livingston. For more information, call 908-303-7767 or email [email protected]. Visit See ad, page 9.

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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