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

3 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…

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4 months ago

Keep Moving to Protect Your Memory and Cognitive Skills

The health benefits of being active, such as reducing stress, managing our weight, and reducing hypertension, cannot be overlooked. One benefit that is getting more attention is the role being physically active plays in helping protect both…

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4 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…

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5 months 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…

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5 months ago

If You’re Trying to Eat Healthier – Let Your Smart Speaker Help!

We probably have all witnessed friends and family asking an invisible “Alexa,” “Siri,” “Bixby” or “Google” to play some music or tell them the weather and wondering who in the world they were talking to.

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6 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…

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6 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…

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6 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. For as long as I could remember, she took medications for hypertension and its complications…

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7 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…

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8 months ago

Want to Keep Mentally Sharp? Get Enough Good Quality Sleep

The idea that “older people do not need much sleep” has been shown to be a myth. Many of us have experienced how not getting enough sleep leaves us – grouchy, not as quick-on-the-draw mentally, tired or perhaps feeling low or anxious…

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