Balanced Living

Healthy Gut, Healthy Body

Posted by Arja on August 9 in Nutrition

A healthy digestive system is the foundation of good health.  It helps you to digest food and absorb nutrients, eliminates toxins, acts as a line of defence for your immune system, and even produces some vitamins.  When things go wrong, you experience gas, bloating, diarrhea, and even constipation.  Maintaining the health of your digestive system is vitally important, and when things get out of balance using a probiotic may be the best thing that you can do to help the good bacteria take back control.

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Sugar…  What’s the Sweet Alternative?

Posted by Arja on July 10 in Nutrition

Sugar.  It’s in just about every darn thing you purchase these days from tomato sauce and marinades, to healthy cereals and “pure fruit puree” juices.  It’s often hiding where you least expect it, and unless you get into the habit of reading the labels of everything your purchase I can guarantee you’ll be surprised by just how much you’re consuming each day without even realizing it.

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To Market We Go!

Posted by Arja on May 23 in Nutrition

Summertime is here, and that means it’s time for us to strip off our winter layers and head outside to enjoy the nice weather!  One of the easiest ways to get outdoors this summer is to put on your sandals and shop around your neighbourhood.  Farmer’s markets are one of the best places to do this as it’s usually one-stop shopping for produce, farm-fresh meats, baked goods and other locally produced items.

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Stop!  Put Down That Doughnut!

Posted by Arja on April 18 in Nutrition

Did you know that over 50% of the carbohydrates most people consume come in the form of simple sugars added to products?  Manufacturers of packaged foods can sometimes be sneaky when adding sugar too, so just looking for the word sugar on the ingredients list isn’t enough.  If your food contains, sucrose, fructose, glucose, maltose, fructose, white grape juice concentrate, or corn syrup (along with a few others!) then you can be guaranteed extra sugar has been added. It’s no secret that sugar isn’t good for you.  While eating foods that have a high content can lead to problems with blood sugar control, sugar also has a negative effect on many other health conditions and functions in the body.

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Glowing Skin from the Inside Out

Posted by Arja on March 20 in Nutrition

Given that this post is coming from a holistic nutritionist, it probably won’t come as much of a surprise when I tell you that paying close attention to what you put in your mouth is one of the first steps to having healthy, glowing skin.

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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.