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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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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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Lemon Avocado Dip 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded, and peeled  1 tablespoon lemon juice  1/2 cup light sour cream  1 clove garlic, minced  1/8 teaspoon salt  Lemon wedge (optional)  4 medium red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers, seeded and cut into strips In a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 seen in...

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