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Feeling Run Down? Understanding Menopause Fatigue and How to Get Your Energy Back

Posted on: December 14th, 2015 by Alyssa Kraus No Comments

A major symptom that is commonly associated with menopause is fatigue. It is not often thought of as a hallmark symptom of menopause, the way hot flashes and night sweats are, but it is an extremely common complaint of women who are going through this rite of passage. Women will often talk about feeling mentally and physically exhausted in such a way that it takes every last bit of energy to get through the day. Menopausal fatigue can manifest itself as sleepiness, poor memory, inattentiveness, brain fog/mental fuzziness and irritability. It is NOT part of the normal aging process to feel exhausted and tired all the time. There are a number of contributing factors that cause fatigue in menopause. Understanding what causes this physical and mental exhaustion will aid in providing a solution to alleviate this problem.

Causes of Menopausal Fatigue:

There are several hormones that influence our energy and …

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Gout During and After Menopause

Posted on: November 13th, 2015 by Constadina Zarokostas-Vasiliades No Comments

Red wine is a known antioxidant that fights free-radicals in the body, yet for some, especially if over-weight and not exercising, red wine can be a trigger to overwhelming pain in the big toe and an indicator of gout in the body.  Women going through menopause and post-menopause are highly prone to getting gout, and although their big toe may not hurt, if there are aches and pains in the joints, gout may be present.

Gout is caused when there is an overabundance of uric acid in the body, or the body’s inability to excrete it from the body, which leads to crystallization in the joints creating pain.  The pain can appear to come from no-where and also show up in the fingers, wrists, elbows, knees and ankles. Some people experience redness, swelling, heat and stiffness, and sometimes even lumps can appear in the affected areas. If not treated, one …

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Reduce Menopause Symptoms with Reiki

Posted on: October 25th, 2015 by Constadina Zarokostas-Vasiliades No Comments

Your brain feels fuzzy, you’re exhausted, emotional, have moments of depression, and sometimes you feel like you no longer have control over your body that now feels like an overheated car. Women at various stages of their lives have felt at least one of these symptoms, but before, during, and after entering menopause all these symptoms can hit you at once. If you aren’t ready to take supplements or medication for your stage of menopause, Reiki may be something you want to try to manage your symptoms.

Reiki is a gentle experience. A Reiki practitioner lightly places their hands on or above you to diminish or provide relief of what ails you, whether it is menopause symptoms, or aches, pains and emotions that may be the result of lifestyle or illnesses. A Reiki practitioner can practice Reiki on you while you are fully clothed, lying down or seated comfortably. Better …

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Be Fabulous! e-Magazine – Featuring Anita!

Posted on: October 16th, 2015 by Alyssa Kraus No Comments

Hello Everyone,

If you don’t already know, From The Earth Naturally Ltd. (FTEN) is launching VIVACA® for natural menopause symptom relief at the Fabulous@50 trade show. It will be held on November 7th at the River Cree Conference Centre and it would be great to see you there.

Being the Diamond sponsor of the 2015 event Anita is featured in their Be Fabulous! e-magazine and she will be on stage at the trade show with 2 Naturopaths, sharing their wisdom. The VIVACA® team will be heating up the excitement and cooling down all you HOT menopausal women. Click on the link below and be sure to look at pages 19, 24, 25, 40 and 41!

Hope to see you there!

In This Issue:
Moving Forward with your Honey
The Food Revelation
Just Eat It
Is Etiquette a Thing of the Past?
Arc of Sexual Attraction
Lucky #7 – …

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Fabulous@50 Martini Party!

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by Alyssa Kraus No Comments

On November 7th, we are proud to be sponsoring this Las Vegas themed martini party for empowering women, and to be introducing VIVACA®, our new proudly Canadian made natural health supplement for menopause. For all you hot showgirls needing cooling down, come and learn how to manage your menopause and celebrate being a whole woman!

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Yoga Poses for Menopause

Posted on: May 28th, 2015 by Constadina Zarokostas-Vasiliades No Comments

Yoga instructor since 1983, and author of the book, Alpha Omega Yoga: The Art and Science of Self Transformation, Angela Kolias suggests two key yoga poses for everyone, but for women going through menopause these are quite helpful for getting through menopause symptoms.

Savasana/Corpse Pose

Savasana/Corpse Pose – Lay on your back, hands open facing up, and next to your hips or outstretched, depending on what is most comfortable to you.


One of the key poses of yoga is Savasana (corpse pose).  This is simply lying on your back, hands out next to your hips facing up.  Focus on taking slow deep inhales and exhales. In your mind’s eye scan your body, sensing if you have any stiff or aching muscles, joints, or bones.



Viparita, Karani

Viparita, Karani – This pose is more comfortable up against a wall, but if you live in a small space with no open walls,

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34 Menopause Symptoms

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Alyssa Kraus No Comments

Menopause can affect many areas of life – the physical, the emotional, and the cognitive – bringing along with it new and confusing changes. Dr. Lara Armstong, ND recently held her new support group addressing this important stage in a woman’s life. She is very passionate about helping women going through menopause and providing them with education. Discover and explore each menopause symptom and its common signs, causes, and effective management methods at this link:

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Osteoarthritis and Spinal adjustments

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by Anita Dyrbye No Comments

Many of us will experience back pain at one time or another in our lives.  The chances of experiencing back pain become higher as we age.  Osteoarthritis is an example of one cause of back pain.  Osteoarthritis is the degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints.

Solutions to findinding the right treatment for Osteoarthritis can sometimes be hit and miss.  Remember each person is unique therefore its very important to choose a treatment modem that’s right for you.

Dr. Ben Kim shares his thoughts. (I like this guy, he’s quite straight up!) about spinal adjustments for back pain.

For more from Dr. Ben Kim follow this link. 



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“Sip, Shop & Share” With a Minipause Session!

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by Anita Dyrbye No Comments

Want to get out with the girls for a Sunday?  Come join us for the annual Sip, Shop and  Share at the Fabulous@50’s Event on May 4th, 2014.


At this MiniPause session, you’ll experience Facts, Fiction while having Fun getting the scoop on the latest new tools and options for going through the ‘Change’

Anita Dyrbye and her team of naturopathic doctors, herbalists, botanical scientists (and menopausal women) launched an educational program of meetings (get-togethers) where women can kick off their shoes and openly discuss their experiences.  “We’re trying to demystify menopause by offering women a chance to discuss something that’s a pretty personal experience for them so they can discover ways to get through a topic which until recent years has been in the closet and has been taboo”.

Learn more event details at :


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