Holistic Nutrition, Vernon BC

Holistic nutrition integrates looking at the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. It explores how diet, supplements, medications, lifestyle choices, mindset, spirituality and other complementary practices can help contribute to or prevent disease of all kinds. It examines each person on an individual basis to offer recommendations that will help them recover and re-establish optimal health. Holistic nutrition practitioners aim to act as teachers and provide relevant knowledge, support, and guidance so that their clients can make the best choices for their personal circumstances and goals.


Allison Witvoet – Holistic Nutrition, Vernon BC

Allison grew up in Manitoba and has been working as a pharmacist for over 20 years.  She has viewed ‘health’ and ‘lack of health’ from many different angles.  Her many years of experience in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and oncology have helped her to understand that there are many factors in keeping our bodies healthy and well.  There is the angle of appropriate medication use where she has spent much of her focus over the years, but there is also the angle of lifestyle habits and nutrition, which is an area where she has developed a keen interest in more recent years, after discovering first hand how important these factors really are to one’s health and well being.

Allison didn’t EVER dream that she’d become a holistic nutritionist!  She’s a pharmacist after all….wouldn’t that be a contradiction?!!  As a daughter of avid vegetable gardeners, she always thought that she ate healthily and lived a fairly balanced lifestyle.  However, a few years ago she was faced with an autoimmune diagnosis that really took a toll on her health.  She found astounding relief in learning from a holistic nutritionist who taught her specific diet and lifestyle measures that helped her to rediscover her energy, clarity, and hope. She realized that although she was eating fairly healthy, the choices that she was making weren’t necessarily supporting her body and she was determined to figure out why.

She dove deep into the nitty-gritty details and discovered some of the pieces of the puzzle that she was missing.  From that point on her interest in nutrition and lifestyle awareness grew into a surprising passion and she studied her way to obtaining a Registered Holistic Nutrition diploma from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2017.  She also realized that her two careers didn’t have to contradict one another, but that they could, in fact, complement one another nicely and she continues to practice as a pharmacist today.  Allison has realized that she finds great joy in helping people find the missing pieces to their own health puzzle, as she remembers all too well how it felt to be without energy and hope.  If you find yourself in this place, then she would love the opportunity to work with you!

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