SjSC Statement on Sjögren’s & COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Arthur Bookman is providing the following statement to members of the Sjögren's Society of Canada. He is the Chair of the SjSC Medical Advisory Board. Sjögren’s Syndrome and COVID-19: So far, limited clinical studies have indicated that patients with...

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Could a Humidifier Work for You?

Lack of natural humidity causes the air in our homes to dry out which can be very uncomfortable for those suffering from Sjögren’s Syndrome. Dryness of the mouth, nose, eyes and skin are pervasive in those affected with Sjögren’s who could benefit from added...

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Fatigue during the Holiday Season

Fatigue is one of the most prevalent and disabling symptoms of Sjögren’s. Fatigue is tough to see or measure, but many physicians feel fatigue is very real and is a major cause of debilitation in Sjögren’s. Here are some tips that can help you cope with fatigue over...

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Cocoa, Chia and Hemp Goodness

Ingredients 3 Tablespoons Chia seeds 3 Tablespoons Hemp Hearts 1 cup coconut milk (or your choice of plant-based beverage) 1-2 Tablespoons cocoa nibs 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 Tablespoon shredded coconut (optional) 1 tsp maple syrup or honey (optional) Fruit of...

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Turmeric Vegetable Soup

A delicious anti-inflammatory brothy vegetable soup. INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon coconut oil1 large onion, diced1 medium carrot, diced2 stalks celery, diced1 teaspoon ground turmeric2 teaspoons garlic, minced (3–4 cloves)1...

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Giving Tuesday!

On this national day devoted to giving back, we ask you to open your heart on Giving Tuesday and donate to the SjSC. By donating, you are helping us reach across the country to help so many Canadians who are yet to be diagnosed or still looking for support. You can...

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Recipe of the Month

Turmeric Tea Recipe (How to Make Golden Milk) Turmeric tea (also called golden milk) is a great way to get the benefits of turmeric daily. Find out how to make this ancient health boosting drink in under 5 minutes! Ingredients 2 cups milk of choice such as...

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Tip of the Month

Is it safe for people with an autoimmune disease like Sjögren's, to get the flu shot? We're looking back at an article from our "Connections" Newsletter by Dr. Ann Parke, Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatic Diseases, University of Connecticut School of...

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Recipe of the Month

Flax Seed Smoothie A basic smoothie that incorporates omega 3-rich flax seed. A good source of fiber and a quick and low-calorie grab in the morning. Ingredients ½ frozen banana, peeled and cut into chunks1 cup frozen strawberries2 tablespoons ground flax seed1 cup...

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