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People with Sjögren's may be more susceptible to a rash, especially after spending time in the sun. Skin problems that occur with the condition may present as: xerosis, or dry, rough skinsmall “blood spots” or purpura on the lower legs due to...

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Savoury Chickpea Salad - Chaat Ingredients: 1 – 19 fl oz can chickpeas, low sodium, washed and rinsed1 medium potato, peeled, cooked, diced1 large tomato, diced1 small onion, diced½ cup cilantro, fresh, chopped1/3 cup mint, fresh, chopped1/3 cup tamarind or plum...

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Parotid Gland Massage If a sharp and stabbing pain occurs in one of your salivary glands right before or while eating, or drinking, the cause might be an obstruction (a stone or mucous plug). In rare cases, associated gland swelling can accompany the discomfort....

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5 Anti-Inflammatory Staples You Need In Your Pantry 1. Whole grains Whole grains such as quinoa, brown rice and steel-cut oats are easy to prepare and a nutrient-rich way to feel fuller for longer, without the inflammatory side effects. Whole grains are rich in...

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Happy World Sjögren’s Awareness Day!

July 23rd marks World Sjögren's Awareness Day.  Sjögren's sufferers across the world bring awareness today to this virtually unknown disease. Share your story with our online community. Awareness is the key to earlier diagnosis, better care and improved quality of...

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Gastrointestinal Involvement in Sjögren's Sjögren's can affect the ability to chew, swallow, and digest food through a variety of mechanisms. Difficulty swallowing may relate to lack of saliva, dryness of the esophagus, or poor esophageal contractions. Poor digestion...

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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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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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