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.

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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...

The 4-Levels of Sugar-Free Living

Sugar Free Living Levels

There are certainly some surprising facts about the art of sugar-free living.

When my clients start the Sweet Liberation Program, and begin their journey to kicking sugar to the curb, they are often surprised to discover that there are 64 names for sugar; of the 600,000 food products on … read more...

My Top 3 Favorite Sugar-Free Breads + VLOG

Sugar-Free Bread Options

This week, I want to get a little bit more practical, and show you what my top 3 favorite sugar-free bread products are. When a person makes a decision to start stepping away from sugar, more often than not, they begin to worry about having to give up bread all … read more...

1095 Days Without Sugar

For the last 3-years, I never really gave it much thought. Living sugar-free has now become second nature for me. I navigate effortlessly through dinner parties, restaurant outings, and celebratory meals — all without giving sugar a second thought. But, when an article recently came out in the Globe and read more...

5 Reasons Why Sugar Is A Sweet Poison

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When I think of big, swanky parties, for some reason my mind is catapulted back to another era. I start envisioning a 1950s scene: beautiful women in beautiful taffeta dresses, dapper men in slim fitting suits sipping cocktails; and, happy kids, immaculately dressed, running around a table piled high with … read more...