How to do a Network News & Social Media Detox

News & Social Media Detoxing by alisonsmith.com

It’s official. I have hit my limit.

After witnessing the results of the 2016 U.S. election, my stress level has reached a point where I have no choice but to address it. I’ve spent the last week grieving over the failed attempt of Hillary Clinton breaking the biggest glass ceiling … read more...

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...

Break Free From Sugar FREE Video Series with Alison Smith Ph.D.

We are surrounded by sugar. It’s in almost all of the foods we eat, and it feels nearly impossible to escape. Five years ago, when I had to go sugar-free to help my body through treatment for a chronic illness, I had no idea how I was going to quit. … 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...