Magnesium Powder to Help You Sleep

It’s 1 am, and like all other nights my 16-year old cat, Fuji, is shouting in the hallway outside my bedroom. Fuji has never had an ‘inside voice’; from kittenhood he’s been the loudest cat I’ve ever met, and in his old age, during the day, he sleeps like a read more...

My Big Book of Lyme Recovery

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How Did I Recover From Lyme Disease?

This is a question I’m getting a lot of, lately. There are so many horrific Lyme stories online, and they are all true, but there are also stories of recovery that can workout in the end: like mine.

I’m not the only one … read more...

Shhh…The 5-Day No Complaining Challenge

Shhh...The 5-Day No Complaining Challenge on alisonsmith.com

I live a very privileged life.

I’ve been able to recover from 8-years of Lyme Disease — that was a crazy challenge; I’m super educated; I’ve never been held back from doing anything just because I’m a girl; I had the best parents on the planet, who let me shape … read more...

My favorite healthy shops in my Toronto neighbourhood by alisonsmith.com

I live in a small, Toronto neighbourhood known as the Gerrard India Bazaar. It’s also called Little India, and it only takes up a couple of blocks. The main drag is home to colourful, pastel buildings, bright graffiti murals, and mostly South Asian restaurants, grocery stores, and clothing shops.

When … read more...

What I Love About My Body, After Lyme Disease

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I was inspired this week by my friend, Kat Woods, who wrote about how her illness taught her to love her body at any weight. (Click here to read her post.) And, it made me think…what lessons have I learned from Lyme Disease that make me love my … read more...

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Like a Pro

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Naturally by alisonsmith.com

Receiving a diagnosis for a chronic illness is one of the scariest experiences of a lifetime. After years of literally taking your health for granted, your whole world can be suspended in that moment of shock, and for some people, it’s really difficult to emerge from that paralyzed state. There … read more...

Kat Woods Lyme Treatment interview on alisonsmith.com

I first came across Kat Woods through her mouth-watering Instagram feed, HopeHealCook, and her blog by the same name. Kat posts the most scrumptious food pics that showcase her Autoimmune Paleo Diet, and her progression treating Autoimmune Lyme Disease.

Today’s Q & A with Kat is our second interview for … read more...

Dealing with #multiplesclerosis interview with Robyn Baldwin on alisonsmith.com

I first met, Robyn, at a private, round-table event, at the CanFitPro Conference, here in Toronto this past summer. The meeting revolved around what it was like to run an online wellness business & blog. I was one of the speakers, so I took a few minutes to explain to … read more...

Treating Autoimmune Disease

Chances are you know someone suffering from an autoimmune disorder, or you have one yourself. Approximately, 23.5 million Americans, and 2 million Canadians, have this type of condition, and the numbers are climbing.

Since, autoimmune disorders are one of the top 10 causes of death in the female population, I … read more...

Finding support for your sugar-free diet by alisonsmith.com

So, what should you do if your friends and family don’t support your decision to change your diet?

You may have chosen to quit sugar, go gluten-free, pay attention to avoiding your food allergies, dive into paleo living, desire to start a ketogenic life, or wish to eat an anti-inflammatory … read more...