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...