Tip of the Month

Lemon, Enemy Or Ally of Dry Mouth? The health benefits of lemon have been well known for centuries. Lemon helps to keep the mouth clean and fresh and it is one of the main ingredients in many natural recipes used to whiten teeth or prevent bad breath. Lemon is also a...

Recipe of the Month

Mango Frappé 1 1/2 cups chopped mangoes 1/2 cup 2% milk 1 tbsp sugar (substitute with honey if desired) 1 tbsp lime juice 1/4 tsp vanilla 6 ice cubes Process mangoes, milk, sugar, lime juice, and vanilla in blender or food processor until smooth.  Add ice cubes and...

Tip of the Month

Question: I have Sjögren’s syndrome and my salivary glands often swell up.  It is mostly my parotid glands and sometimes they get quite large. Many times when the glands are swollen, they become hard and very painful.  Why does this happen?  Is this normal in...

Recipe of the Month

Creamy Shrimp and Noodles 1 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 1 tbsp butter or margarine 1 cup finely chopped, drained, canned tomatoes 1 tbsp paprika 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, cubed 1 1/2 pounds...

Tip of the Month

Question: I have had Sjögren’s for over twenty years and every year I get sinus infections that last for several weeks at a time.  Are sinus infections common in Sjögren’s and is there anything that I can do to prevent them? Answer: Nasal dryness is often...
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