Tip of the Month

GI Tips The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is an internal mucosal surface, rich in immune system cells/antibodiesand nerves, whose main function is to digest food and absorb nutrients for optimal health. Enjoyingfood and sharing meals is an important part of every...

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Recipe of the Month

Fattoush Salad with a Digestive Friendly Twist Ingredients: For Salad: 4 slices of whole-grain gluten-free bread or gluten-free pita bread4 radishes, thinly chopped4 green onions, chopped2 medium tomatoes, chopped1 small cucumber, chopped or sliced1/4 cup feta cheese,...

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Update from our President

Stakeholders of Autoimmune Diseases on Drug Access (SADDA) The Sjögren’s Society of Canada (SjSC) has recently formed a collaborative partnership with other patient organizations in Canada – Arthritis Society, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE), Canadian Spondylitis...

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Recipe of the Month

What Immuno-Compromised People Need to Know About Food Safety Amid COVID-19 and Beyond I think it is safe to say that everyone (including me) is experiencing the uncertainties and anxiety of COVID-19. This is exceptionally difficult for vulnerable groups because the...

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Availability of HCQ to SjSC Members

The Sjögren's Society of Canada, along with several organizations across Canada, has sent a letter to the Canadian Minister of Health, Patty Hajdu, regarding the availability of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in pharmacies. Please know that the SjSC is advocating for our...

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Notice to Members regarding COVID-19

To say we are living in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty has become an understatement. It’s an anxious time for all Canadians as the way we interact, work, shop and do almost everything else has been dramatically altered. We have decided to close our...

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Message from our President

Dear members of the Sjogren’s Society of Canada: There has been some concern raised over the availability of the medication that many of you may be taking, that of Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine or HCQ). On March 23, 2020, a statement was released by the Ontario...

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COVID-19 Message to Sjögren’s Patients

Leslie P. Laing President: Sjögren’s Society of Canada March 13, 2020 On behalf of the Board of Directors and the Medical Advisory Board of the Sjögren's Society of Canada (SjSC), I bring you the following information about the COVID-19, novel coronavirus. Updates and...

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Recipe of the Month

Hummus Ingredients 2 cups of canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained1/3 cup of tahini1/4 cup of lemon juice1 tablespoon of olive oil2 garlic cloves, crushedA pinch of salt Directions Place the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.Enjoy on wraps,...

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