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About Joy Stephenson-Laws

Joy Stephenson-Laws is the founder of Proactive Health Labs http://www.phlabs.org, a national non-profit health information company that provides education and tools needed to achieve optimal health. Her most recent book is Minerals - The Forgotten Nutrient: Your Secret Weapon for Getting and Staying Healthy, available through Amazon, iTunes and bookstores.
Latest Posts | By Joy Stephenson-Laws
Take Good Care of Your Joints Now – They Will Thank You Later!
4 days ago

Take Good Care of Your Joints Now – They Will Thank You Later!

I am a firm believer in the adage that an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” when it comes to my health. That’s why I usually don’t wait for symptoms to tell me whether I need to do something to take better care of myself. Read More

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever
4 weeks ago

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever

I grew up seeing some of my older relatives remove their ‘teeth’ before going to bed. Sometimes, they expressed discomfort with chewing or dentures that were either too tight or too loose. I decided early on in my life that I was not going to go down that same road. Read More

The Importance of Vitamin C for Older Women… and a Few Problem Signs
1 month ago

The Importance of Vitamin C for Older Women… and a Few Problem Signs

For the longest time, I used to associate vitamin C deficiency with scurvy. Maybe this was from watching too many pirate movies when I was younger or my interest in maritime history that came from growing up on an island. For whatever reason, whenever I heard about not getting enough vitamin C in my diet, I immediately conjured up visions of toothless pirates in the 18th Century. Read More

Keep Active in Your 60s to Stay a Step Ahead of Diabetes (And Don’t Forget Nutrition Too!)
1 month ago

Keep Active in Your 60s to Stay a Step Ahead of Diabetes (And Don’t Forget Nutrition Too!)

I recently read a sobering statistic. Nearly 50 percent of boomers are prediabetic. This means that we have blood sugar levels that are above normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with full-blown type 2 diabetes. Read More

Make Stretching a Part of Your Daily Routine: Your Mature Body Will Thank You!
2 months ago

Make Stretching a Part of Your Daily Routine: Your Mature Body Will Thank You!

Do you remember doing calisthenics in your gym class? You might recall the part where you had to try to touch your toes by bending over from a standing position or while sitting on the floor with your legs extended. Read More

You Need More Than Calcium Supplements for Healthy Bones
2 months ago

You Need More Than Calcium Supplements for Healthy Bones

As a child, I was always told I needed calcium for strong bones. So, I drank lots of milk and made sure to eat foods rich in this mineral. As an adult, I took calcium supplements. I figured I was doing what I was supposed to be doing from a nutritional standpoint in order to protect my bones. Read More

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries
2 months ago

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries

I saw a startling statistic that alarmed me, and I think it will alarm you as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an older adult is treated for a fall in the Emergency Room every 11 seconds, and an elderly person dies from a fall every 19 minutes! Read More

What Every Baby Boomer Needs to Know About Hypertension
2 months ago

What Every Baby Boomer Needs to Know About Hypertension

I lost my mom at a relatively young age to complications from high blood pressure, or hypertension. Read More

Swollen Ankles? Bigger Shoes Are Not the Answer!
2 months ago

Swollen Ankles? Bigger Shoes Are Not the Answer!

I recently read that Meghan Markle – now the Duchess of Sussex – usually wears her shoes a size too big. According to one fashion expert, celebs sometimes go up a size or two when they wear heels for a long period of time to avoid swollen feet. Read More

Could Your Red Dancing Shoes Be the Secret to Healthy Aging? You Bet!
3 months ago

Could Your Red Dancing Shoes Be the Secret to Healthy Aging? You Bet!

Recently, I found myself humming David Bowie’s 1983 hit “Let’s Dance.” This anthem from my school days – and possibly yours as well – ends with the exhortation “Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance, dance, dance.” Read More