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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
The Benefits of Raw Honey: Good for Your Gut and So Much More!
3 weeks ago

The Benefits of Raw Honey: Good for Your Gut and So Much More!

I believe that it’s always better to get nutrients from the food that we eat rather than from supplements. Read More

Are Older Drivers Dangerous? How to Sharpen Your Driving Skills After 60
1 month ago

Are Older Drivers Dangerous? How to Sharpen Your Driving Skills After 60

I can still remember how excited I was when I got my driving license. In addition to giving me an enormous sense of pride and independence, it also was tangible proof that I was now really a “grown up” with all the rights and privileges that came with it. Read More

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

How to Cope with a Loss of Appetite After 60
2 months ago

How to Cope with a Loss of Appetite After 60

According to statistics, up to 30 percent of us will experience changes in appetite as we age. This is a complaint my mom started having in her mid-60s. Foods she loved to eat as a teen or young adult just didn’t whet her appetite anymore. Read More

Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself
3 months ago

Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself

If you’d like to see upfront-and-personal the face of the fastest-growing group of people at risk for opioid addiction and abuse, look in your bathroom mirror. While it may be comforting to believe that drug addiction affects mostly people who are “not like us,” the truth is a little different. Read More

You Need More Than Calcium Supplements for Healthy Bones
3 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

How to Boost Your Memory with Simple Lifestyle Changes
4 months ago

How to Boost Your Memory with Simple Lifestyle Changes

I think I can speak for most of us boomers when I say that one of the more frustrating things about getting older is experiencing what we affectionately call “senior moments.” Read More

How to Strengthen Your Immune System and Protect Yourself Against Sepsis
4 months ago

How to Strengthen Your Immune System and Protect Yourself Against Sepsis

I was both shocked and saddened when a friend’s mother recently passed after developing sepsis from a urinary tract infection – a common and treatable bacterial infection. Read More

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries
5 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

Taking Antibiotics? Be Sure to Protect your Digestive System!
5 months ago

Taking Antibiotics? Be Sure to Protect your Digestive System!

Antibiotic use in the United States is among the highest in the world. In fact, this class of drugs is prescribed to four out of five Americans every year. They are an effective treatment and prevention for a variety of bacterial infections ranging from pneumonia to UTIs. And most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. Read More