Balanced Living

Recharge & Unwind:  Nutrition & Yoga for Stress Management

Posted by Arja on June 5 in Newsletters

Life is busy, and life can be stressful.  You may not be able to change those things, but you can learn to support your body so that you can cope better.

Join yoga instructor, Kazimira, and holistic nutritionist, Arja, for a workshop where we will explore nutrition + lifestyle strategies to help you manage your stress better, as well as learn how restorative yoga can help balance the mind + spirit through a guided practice.

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Early Spring Foods

Posted by Arja on May 12 in Nutrition

It’s very early on in the growing season for those of us who live in more northern climates, but there are some delicious local foods making their way into spring markets and grocery stores that signal the start of a season of fresh, local foods.  The growing season for many of these foods is incredibly short, so grab them and enjoy them while you can!

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Spring Things - Ginger Orange Dressing

Posted by Arja on May 6 in Nutrition, Salads

Spring is a bit slow to warm up this year, but it’s here.  My garden is bursting with green things, the days are longer, and the air smells warmer.  Oh, and those super annoying little black bugs, midges, are back in full force.  Yup, spring is definitely here.

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Taming Your Sweet Tooth

Posted by Arja on January 27 in Holistic Health, Nutrition

It’s no secret that sugar isn’t very good for you, but if you’re looking to cut down on the amount that you’re eating you’ll need to do more than just skip the sugar in your coffee or tea.

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Back to Basics – Sprout Your Own Food!

Posted by Arja on January 22 in Nutrition, Side Dishes

In the midst of a bitterly cold January in Canada, it’s unlikely that you’re growing much food of your own.  Sure, if you’re in Toronto you can hit up markets like Evergreen Brickworks, Dufferin Grove, or Wychwood Barns to grab food grown by local farmers, but most of the fresh stuff these days comes in the form of root vegetables, squash, or fruit that holds up in cold storage.  Sprouts are a great way to add fresh green food into your diet, but purchasing organic (or even non-organic) sprouts on a weekly basis can get pricey, especially if you want to have more than one variety on hand.

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arja pennanen lytle c.n.p. n.n.c.p certified nutritional practitioner

Arja is a Holistic Nutritionist with a passion for balanced living. She loves to help people sleep better, think better, feel sexier, and just generally feel better by putting the focus on eating foods that make you feel good. Arja uses whole foods, lifestyle adjustments, herbs, and some supplements to help people feel their best and achieve their health and wellness goals.