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

9 months ago

How Knowing Your Insulin Levels Can Help You Prevent More than Diabetes After 60

As boomers, we’re used to having our blood glucose levels measured during our annual physicals. After all, our risk for developing diabetes increases with age. Many of us now know our A1C levels as well as our cholesterol, iron and…

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9 months ago

Oxygen’s Many Benefits for Boomer Health

Recently, I came across the phrase “Rule of Threes.” It refers to the relative importance of water, oxygen, and food to our survival. While not a hard-and-fast rule, it says that the average person can go three weeks without food…

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10 months ago

How to Overcome Boomer Hearing Challenges in a Masked World

Many baby boomers have some degree of hearing loss. In fact, by the time we reach age 70, about 70 percent of us will suffer a decline in our hearing acuity. And by 2030, some 50 million boomers are expected to have hearing loss…

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11 months ago

Stay Mentally Sharp! Another Good Reason to Manage Your Blood Pressure After 60

I do my best to keep up with the latest research about high blood pressure (hypertension) because this illness has had such an awful impact on many of my family members and friends. So, understandably, the cardiovascular risks…

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12 months ago

Energy and Nutrition Drinks Are Convenient, But Are They Good for You?

Sometimes, it seems that convenience has become the “order of the day” when it comes to food and meal preparation. Don’t have time to prepare dinner? Just put a frozen, pre-made meal in the microwave, and five…

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1 year 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

1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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

1 year 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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