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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
How to Boost Your Memory with Simple Lifestyle Changes
1 year ago

How to Boost Your Memory with Simple Lifestyle Changes

I think I can speak for most of us boomers when I say that one of the more frustrating things about getting older is experiencing what we affectionately call “senior moments.” Read More

Want to Improve Your Health Past 60? Take a Cruise!
1 year ago

Want to Improve Your Health Past 60? Take a Cruise!

Did you just do a double take after reading this title? If you did, it would be totally understandable. After all, when you hear “cruise,” you probably think of endless buffets, dozing under the sun…
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It’s Time to Rethink the “an Aspirin-a-Day for Heart Health” Strategy
1 year ago

It’s Time to Rethink the “an Aspirin-a-Day for Heart Health” Strategy

Aspirin is probably one of the safest, most used, and well-known painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications around. Most of us grew up with it in the family medicine cabinet. Read More

Boomers and Bongs – How Safe Is Medical Marijuana for Older Adults?
1 year ago

Boomers and Bongs – How Safe Is Medical Marijuana for Older Adults?

I read a tongue-in-cheek quip the other day that said, “Talk with your grandparents about marijuana – before somebody else does.” While this is clearly a clever play on the slogan from years gone by aimed at keeping kids off drugs…
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Take Good Care of Your Joints Now – They Will Thank You Later!
1 year ago

Take Good Care of Your Joints Now – They Will Thank You Later!

I am a firm believer in the adage that an “ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” when it comes to my health. That’s why I usually don’t wait for symptoms to tell me whether I need to do something to take better care of myself. Read More

Keep Active in Your 60s to Stay a Step Ahead of Diabetes (And Don’t Forget Nutrition Too!)
2 years ago

Keep Active in Your 60s to Stay a Step Ahead of Diabetes (And Don’t Forget Nutrition Too!)

I recently read a sobering statistic. Nearly 50 percent of boomers are prediabetic. This means that we have blood sugar levels that are above normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with full-blown type 2 diabetes. Read More

You Need More Than Calcium Supplements for Healthy Bones
2 years ago

You Need More Than Calcium Supplements for Healthy Bones

As a child, I was always told I needed calcium for strong bones. So, I drank lots of milk and made sure to eat foods rich in this mineral. As an adult, I took calcium supplements. I figured I was doing what I was supposed to be doing from a nutritional standpoint in order to protect my bones. Read More

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries
2 years ago

7 Ways to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries

I saw a startling statistic that alarmed me, and I think it will alarm you as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an older adult is treated for a fall in the Emergency Room every 11 seconds, and an elderly person dies from a fall every 19 minutes! Read More

What Every Baby Boomer Needs to Know About Hypertension
2 years ago

What Every Baby Boomer Needs to Know About Hypertension

I lost my mom at a relatively young age to complications from high blood pressure, or hypertension. Read More

Could Your Red Dancing Shoes Be the Secret to Healthy Aging? You Bet!
2 years ago

Could Your Red Dancing Shoes Be the Secret to Healthy Aging? You Bet!

Recently, I found myself humming David Bowie’s 1983 hit “Let’s Dance.” This anthem from my school days – and possibly yours as well – ends with the exhortation “Let’s dance, let’s dance, let’s dance, dance, dance.” Read More