Recipe of the Month

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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Recipe of the Month

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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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 (such as...

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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 textbook...

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January Lotto Calendar Winners!

Congratulations to all our winners! 01/01/18     Karen Symons-Ray, Belleville, ON     $50 Cash Prize (Sponsored by BDO Canada LLP) 02/01/18     Chris Harrison, Guelph,ON     $50 Cash Prize (Sponsored by Brokerlink) 03/01/18     Alan Poon, Kitchener, ON     $50 Cash...

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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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