Balanced Living

Vitamin D - Do You Need To Supplement?

Posted by Arja on November 2 in Holistic Health, Nutrition

Have you thought much about what the individual vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients do inside your body?  What about whether or not you are getting enough of them?  You can use supplements, on top of good nutrition, to make sure that you get a balanced amount of the nutrients that are vital to good health, but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, that isn’t enough.  Symptoms are the body’s way of telling you that something isn’t quite right, and often these symptoms can also lead us to discover nutritional deficiencies.  Blood work, and other testing, is another great tool for assessing where you’re at and what areas need extra support.

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Boost Your Mental Health - Nutrition + Yoga Workshop

Posted by Arja on March 2 in Holistic Health, Newsletters, Nutrition

The “winter blues”.  Struggling to feel joy and happiness, even when it’s all around you.  Feeling the paralyzing grip of anxiety.  Do any of these things sound familiar?  If you feel like you struggle with your emotional health then you, like many others, may be dealing with a mood disorder.

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Nutrition + Yoga Workshop Series

Posted by Arja on February 16 in Holistic Health, Newsletters, Nutrition, Women's Health

I’ve joined forces with yoga instructor Kazimira Mattes for an amazing Nutrition + Yoga Workshop series!  We will be exploring nutrition and lifestyle strategies to help you manage your stress better, boost your mental health, balance your hormones, and improve your digestion.

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4 Uncomplicated Ways to Be Healthier Right Now

Posted by Arja on February 1 in Holistic Health, Nutrition

Each day is a new opportunity to make healthy choices.  While not every one will be the healthiest, true health isn’t about perfection.  There is so much information available right now – books, the internet, tv shows, documentaries – with so many experts telling you what to do to live your best life ever.  The trouble is, it’s information overload, and when one person tells you to do one thing, and then another tells you to never do that same thing, it gets so confusing.  How do you filter through it all and find the truth?

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Get Back into the Kitchen + Simple Dal Recipe

Posted by Arja on January 12 in Holistic Health, Nutrition, Main Dishes, Meatless, Soups and Stews

Although I don’t place much emphasis on making New Year’s resolutions these days, I do love harnessing the powerful energy that comes at certain times of the year (back to school, spring, New Year, and birthdays) to re-focus myself.  For those who do make resolutions, health and wellness goals are often at the top of the list, which makes sense.  It’s a lot easier to achieve your other goals or intentions if you’re feeling good.  I’m not opposed to people having a goal, or making a resolution.  It just seems like too many are either motivated by fear or other negative emotions, which leads them to race towards their goals at a pace they cannot sustain.  If you’ve made goals this year, why not keep them simple, and take small steps towards achieving them?

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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.