Joy Stephenson-Laws is the founder of Proactive Health Labs (, 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

2 days ago

Boomer Women and Insomnia: Think Twice Before Taking a Sleeping Pill!

Contrary to what you may have heard, the amount of sleep you need as you get older doesn´t decrease. Boomers need about as much sleep – between seven and nine hours – as younger adults. Unfortunately, the amount of sleep you actually get…

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2 weeks ago

Breathe Your Way to Better Health

It is undisputed how important it is for our health that we ensure we are getting enough oxygen. In an earlier blog, I discussed the “Rule of Threes” which says that the average person can go three weeks without food, three days without water…

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3 weeks ago

It’s Never Too Late to Start Healthy Habits

I am sure you have heard someone comment: “Let her be, at her age she can do whatever she wants!” We usually hear these comments when we spend more time watching television than exercising, or indulge in lifestyle choices that may not necessarily…

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3 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…

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4 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…

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6 months ago

Boomers and the Risks of “Polypharmacy”

Many people may not know that prescribed medications have potential side effects. But knowing about the side effects of medications, as well as how they may interact with each other, is very important information – especially for boomers…

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7 months ago

The Complicated Relationship Between Stress and Nutrition for Women Over 50 (7 Things You Need to Know!)

Stress is an inescapable and unavoidable part of life. Common stressful events may include a new job or project, raising kids, managing household finances, being a caregiver, or the passing of a spouse or family member…

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8 months ago

Diet and Nutrition Can Help You Manage Urinary Incontinence

It’s no secret that many boomers suffer with urinary incontinence. In fact, almost 60 percent of us in our 60s, and 75 percent of us over 75, will experience it. Whether sporadic or ongoing, one specific type – stress, urge (also known as overactive bladder), overflow…

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8 months ago

How to Protect Your Health During a Hospital Stay

When you go to a hospital, you hope to leave in better health than when you arrived, but unfortunately, many of us end up getting sicker when we have a hospital stay. While this situation can confront any one of any age, our age group is at increased risk…

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10 months ago

Aching Joints? Consider Adding Red Light Therapy to Your Pain Management Arsenal

I have been playing golf for almost half my life without any negative physical side effects. Recently, however, I started experiencing some pain in my left shoulder. Even though I am very proactive about my health, including joint health…

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