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Guts and Glory Health and Wellness Expo

The ninth annual Guts and Glory Digestive and Wellness Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 24, 2022, on the Penn State Berks campus, is sponsored by Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. Expected to attract more than 1.000 attendees, the expo is a large-scale, nonprofit, community-wide celebration of health for all ages that features a farmers market, educational booths, community outreach, fresh, locally sourced food made by local chefs, fitness zones, yoga, massage meditation, wellness experts and more.

This year will see the addition of a MEGA Colon exhibit, providing visitors an interactive, educational experience of stepping through a large-scale model of the human colon that highlights common disease conditions. Founder Aparna Mele, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist with Digestive Disease Associates since 2007, says, “We aim to provide people with health knowledge and empower them to take action to live healthier lives and become beautiful from the inside-out, because we believe beauty starts on the inside.”

Officials at the medical center celebrate the spirit of health and wellness and encourage visitors to find inspiration at Guts and Glory and take an active role in their own well-being all year long.

Nonprofit My Gut Instinct, Inc., has a mission to collaboratively inspire and empower the community to embrace health and eat and live better for longevity and increase awareness of preventable diseases that impact community health. by motivating people to make healthy choices, promoting cancer screenings and raising awareness of various health concerns.

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