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

1 month 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…

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1 month ago

Don’t Let Inflation Keep You from Eating Healthily

Many of us are feeling the squeeze rampant inflation puts on food budgets. Those of us on fixed incomes may feel it more acutely than others. To give you an idea of the pressures we are facing, food prices have spiked more than 13 percent over the past year…

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2 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…

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3 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…

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4 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. Naturally, when I recently heard that honey, specifically raw (or natural) honey, offered health benefits ranging from boosting…

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4 months ago

Legumes, Pulses and Beans – Get to Know these Boomer Superfoods

The food pyramid for those over 70 usually emphasize a diet which is primarily plant-based and includes a variety of vegetables, fruits, and grains. But how much do we really know about them? What are the various health benefits and how can we…

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5 months ago

Can the Right Nutrients Reduce Your Dementia Risk?

Last year I discussed how vitamin D may provide protection against acute respiratory infections, such as the common cold and pneumonia. It also appears to have powerful immune-boosting properties.  Now, a recent study from Australia…

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8 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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10 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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10 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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