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Chili Con Carne 1 large onion 2 cloves of garlic 2 medium carrots 2 celery stalks 2 red bell peppers olive oil 1 heaped teaspoon chili powder 1 heaped teaspoon ground cumin 1 heaped teaspoon ground cinnamon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 x 15 oz can of...

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Sjögren's & Dry Skin Skin manifestations are seen in many patients with Sjögren's, however, the most common skin complaint is xerosis (dryness), which occurs in up to 50% of patients.  While the exact mechanisms for dryness in Sjögren's are unknown, they may...

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Pumpkin Spice Latte 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (store-bought or homemade, see directions below) 2 cups milk 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup freshly brewed coffee In a small saucepan over medium heat,...

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Sjögren's & Ear Pain Patients with Sjögren's are at increased risk of hearing loss, both conductive (hearing loss occurs due to problems with the ear canal, eardrum, eustachian tube, or ear bones) and sensorineural (nerve deafness) types.  Autoimmune hearing loss...

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Cold Peach Soup 5 large, ripe peaches, peeled, quartered 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate 2-3 tbsp sugar 1 cup reduced fat sour cream ground nutmeg, as garnish Process all ingredients, except nutmeg, in food processor or blender until...

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Psychiatric Effects of Sjögren's Syndrome - Depression and Anxiety Sjögren's Syndrome can affect several aspects of life, including physical function, role function, social function, mental health, health perception, and pain and fatigue.  These are all determinants...

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Grilled Sweet Potatoes 1 large sweet potato, halved lengthwise 1 tbsp butter, softened salt, to taste pepper, to taste Cut two pieces of heavy duty foil, about 18 X 12 inches; place a potato half onto each piece of foil. Spread cut side with butter and sprinkle with...

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The Mental Impact of Sjögren's Syndrome The hallmark of Sjögren's Syndrome is its effect on exocrine glands including tear and salivary glands. Central Nervous System effects are controversial and are considered uncommon.  However, several small studies demonstrate...

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Recipe of the Month

Grilled Strawberry Shortcakes 1 store bought shortcake loaf, cut into 2 inch cubes 1 (2 lb) pkg strawberries, washed 1 container frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream 8 wooden skewers Orange Marinade: ½ tsp orange zest ½ C orange juice, fresh squeezed 2 Tbsp brown sugar...

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Sleep Strategies for People with Sjögren's Sleep is important throughout one's life.  Getting sufficient quality sleep along with enough sleep, can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.  While we are sleeping, our bodies are...

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