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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
A Good Defense Is a Boomer’s Best Offense for Fighting Viruses
5 days 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!
1 month 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!
1 month 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!
2 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?
3 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
3 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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Playing Games May Help Boomer Women to Avoid Depression
4 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…
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How to Protect Ourselves and Our Loved Ones from Elder Abuse
6 months ago

How to Protect Ourselves and Our Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

It’s time to talk about something that may make many of us very uncomfortable. In fact, we may become so uncomfortable that we may rather ignore – or at least minimize – the issue. I am talking about elder abuse…
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What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!
6 months ago

What Role Does “Good” Cholesterol Play in Maintaining Health in Our 60s? You May Be Surprised!

As far back as I can remember, conventional wisdom has been that the higher our HDL cholesterol levels, the less we and our healthcare providers had to be concerned about our ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol levels. 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