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Green Tea Green tea is one of the best natural remedies for dry mouth. Green tea stimulates the functioning of the salivary glands and also has antibacterial properties that can help to prevent cavities. It is recommended that you drink two or three cups a day. Note...

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Question: I’ve seen new gums available on the market with green tea and advertising targeted to people with dry mouth.  Will this help with Sjögren’s dry mouth or should they be avoided? Answer: Chewing of gum, sucking of lozenges or other solid objects...

Recipe of the Month

Farmhouse Frittata 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 Leek, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced crosswise 2 cups small Broccoli or Cauliflower florets 1/2 cup Zucchini, diced 1/2 cup Sweet Red Pepper, diced 8 Eggs 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar or Swiss Cheese 1/2 cup Ham,...

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Brain Fog Dr. Sherise Ali addresses the topic of Brain Fog in Sjögren’s Syndrome.  She is a neuropsychiatrist and has recently written a chapter on psychiatric care of the rheumatologic patient for the Harvard Medical school and Massachusetts General Hospital...

Recipe of the Month

Rice Pudding 1/2 cup long grain rice 3 cups milk or cream (or combination of both) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tbsp butter Combine all ingredients in an oven safe dish.  Bake at 300° for 1 hour.  Reduce oven to 250° and bake for an additional 1.5...

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Question: My doctor is suggesting having a pneumonia vaccination.  Is that safe to take if you have Sjögren’s Syndrome and is it a “one-time shot” or do you need it every year? Answer: Similar advice given about the flu vaccine also pertains to...
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