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

2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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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3 years 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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3 years 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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3 years 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

3 years 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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3 years 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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3 years 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