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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
Are Older Drivers Dangerous? How to Sharpen Your Driving Skills After 60
2 weeks 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 that came with it. Read More

When It Comes to Longevity, Quality Years Are What Really Counts
4 weeks ago

When It Comes to Longevity, Quality Years Are What Really Counts

Every year or so, it seems that popular culture updates the idea of the “new 40” to reflect our increasing longevity. For example, I remember when “50 is the new 40” was being touted. Today, we hear that “60 is the new 40…”
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How to Cope with a Loss of Appetite After 60
1 month 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. Read More

The 10,000 Step Myth and What We Really Need to Do to Stay Active During the Pandemic
2 months ago

The 10,000 Step Myth and What We Really Need to Do to Stay Active During the Pandemic

Have you heard about “Quarantine 15?” It is the new “Freshman 15” and refers to the average of 15 pounds that many people are bemoaning they have gained during all the various “stay at home” orders around the country…
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Boomers Are at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction: Here’s How to Protect Yourself
2 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 who are “not like us,” the truth is a little different. Read More

When It Comes to Boomer Nutrition, One Size Does Not Fit All
3 months 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
4 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!)
4 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
5 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
6 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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