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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
When It Comes to Boomer Nutrition, One Size Does Not Fit All
2 weeks ago

When It Comes to Boomer Nutrition, One Size Does Not Fit All

Have you caught yourself doing something in one area of your life that you would never even dream of doing in another? For example, most of us do not buy “one-size-fits-all” clothing, shoes, or even bedding. If we wear a size 11 dress…
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Take Good Care of Your Gums in Your 60s and They’ll Take Care of You Forever
2 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 Complicated Relationship Between Stress and Nutrition for Women Over 50 (7 Things You Need to Know!)
2 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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Playing Games May Help Boomer Women to Avoid Depression
2 months ago

Playing Games May Help Boomer Women to Avoid Depression

Perhaps one benefit of being a boomer is longevity! We tend to live longer and healthier lives than our grandparents, and in many cases even our parents, did. In addition to having more years to enjoy those things that bring bliss…
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A Good Defense Is a Boomer’s Best Offense for Fighting Viruses
3 months ago

A Good Defense Is a Boomer’s Best Offense for Fighting Viruses

I must admit that when I first heard “older people” were at much greater risk if infected with the novel coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), my first thought was, “Well, they are not talking about me…
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Looking for a New Way to Exercise, Have Fun and Meet People? Become a Pickler!
4 months ago

Looking for a New Way to Exercise, Have Fun and Meet People? Become a Pickler!

Even though boomers are known for setting trends, I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I hadn’t heard about pickleball, which arguably has become the hottest sports trend with the over-60 crowd…
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Swollen Ankles? Bigger Shoes Are Not the Answer!
5 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

Make Stretching a Part of Your Daily Routine: Your Mature Body Will Thank You!
5 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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Are You Sabotaging Your New Year’s Healthy Eating Resolution with Artificial Sweeteners?
6 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

CBD – A Boomer Health Trend to Watch in 2020
6 months ago

CBD – A Boomer Health Trend to Watch in 2020

This is the time of year when pundits make their annual predictions about which trends or products will be hot (and which will not) over the next 12 months. Given my passion for all things related to getting and staying healthy…
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