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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
Isn’t it Time for Boomers to Ditch Their Bathroom Scales?
3 weeks ago

Isn’t it Time for Boomers to Ditch Their Bathroom Scales?

Bathroom scales might be one of the biggest enemies for Boomers. Yes, I had one of them in my bathroom, and I instinctively stepped on it at least once each week after a morning shower to see whether my holiday eating habits took a significant toll on my weight. Read More

How Knowing Your Insulin Levels Can Help You Prevent More than Diabetes After 60
2 months ago

How Knowing Your Insulin Levels Can Help You Prevent More than Diabetes After 60

As boomers, we’re used to having our blood glucose levels measured during our annual physicals. After all, our risk for developing diabetes increases with age. Many of us now know our A1C levels as well as our cholesterol, iron and calcium levels. Read More

Are You Sabotaging Your New Year’s Healthy Eating Resolution with Artificial Sweeteners?
2 months ago

Are You Sabotaging Your New Year’s Healthy Eating Resolution with Artificial Sweeteners?

It is that time of year again when you may be focusing on eating healthier. One way to accomplish this goal is avoiding, as much as possible, ‘empty calories,’ i.e., foods that are high in calories and low in nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Read More

5 Reasons a Dog Can Be a Boomer’s Best Friend
3 months ago

5 Reasons a Dog Can Be a Boomer’s Best Friend

Many baby boomers, like myself, own dogs. My husband Eric and I are the proud ‘parents’ of five German Shepherds. They have become a part of our family now that our kids are grown and left home. Read More

How Building Trust with Your Doctor Can Improve Treatment Outcomes
4 months ago

How Building Trust with Your Doctor Can Improve Treatment Outcomes

I come from a family of medical professionals. So, it’s no surprise that my belief and trust in the medical profession, and those who practice it, has always been high. Read More

Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever
4 months 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 Benefits of Raw Honey: Good for Your Gut and So Much More!
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 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
7 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

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