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Alison Dumont, Holistic Nutritionist

Alison studied Health Sciences at Western University, and later became certified as a Holistic Nutritionist through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition. She is a wife, mother of two, friend, farmer, triathlete, and avid karaoke singer.

Alison's story...

I once sat behind a man on a bus that was heading to the start line of the Toronto Waterfront Marathon. This man was large. He had a hard time getting up the steps, and even had a hard time fitting into the seat. Yet he was wearing a racing bib. I was struck by his contrast to the tight-bodied athletes around him. Then, I caught sight of what was embroidered on his hat, and it jolted me into understanding that everyone has a story. It said: 

“The courage to start somewhere.”…

I once listened, half-heartedly, to a motivational speaker the day before the Muskoka IronMan as he recounted his journey through finishing seven Ironman competitions. I felt so far removed from his amazing athleticism, and wondered how many stars must have aligned for him to reach such incredible goals. And then,... he began speaking about his battle with stage four colon cancer through all his racing. It seems his stars were decidedly out of line. These are

the things we don’t see…

I once had a client who was severely overweight and upon meeting him remember thinking; “Wow, this man has a long way to go”, only to learn minutes later, that he was very proud of himself,… he had already lost over two hundred pounds! These are

the things we don’t see…

When I first moved to Muskoka in 2008, I was already well on my journey, striving for better heath. I aligned myself with athletes, wellness advocates, yogis, and organic farmers. These are the things you DO see. The challenges I’ve had in my life, however, have become my most valuable gifts, and are what fuel my passion to support those who strive for better. But they are, of course,

the things we don’t see…

I grew up in the “big smoke”. My parents smoked, drank, and divorced. I suffered chronic bronchitis and throughout childhood was prescribed antibiotics three to four times a year. I felt insecure and stressed. I developed eczema and used cortisone cream heavily. I became addicted to sugar and had chronic constipation. In my teen years and twenties, I struggled with eating disorders and terrible joint pain. I took handfuls of over the counter pain medication. In my thirties, I battled postpartum depression and anxiety. 

I have overcome them,… these things we don’t see. I had to STRIVE every day. But, I had the courage to start somewhere.

At Strive Holistic Nutrition, we give direction to those who STRIVE for better health. All you require is...

the courage to start somewhere...

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