Are you ready to live? Really live that feeling good life you desire to live? Thank you for joining me on this episode of the Feeling Good Podcast, it’s great to be alive. On this feeling good day we’ll be discussing natural solutions to help with the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome.
Key Takeaways from This Podcast:
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[2:06] Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that affects the salivary and tear glands and reduces the amount of saliva and tears you can produce which leads to a dry mouth and dry eyes.
[3:05] Sjögren’s syndrome can develop along other autoimmune disorders or it can happen alone.
[3:58] There are natural solutions to help with Sjögren’s syndrome.
[4:49] Consuming a well balanced diet will supply your body with the correct nutrients. You can also incorporate moistening foods so your food is easier to swallow.
[5:17] Drink a lot of water and consume water with meals.
[5:34] Eat foods with plenty of fiber to help with proper bowel function.
[5:38] Avoid foods that might be irritating to the mouth such as alcohol, spicy, or salty foods.
[5:59] Many studies have shown that an anti-inflammatory diet and including omega-3 rich foods, (such as fish, nuts, and seeds), in your diet can help to improve the symptoms of Sjögren’s syndrome.
[6:54] Food hypersensitivities might be making your symptoms worse. Many people are learning they are gluten-sensitive. Studies show that there is a higher level of gluten sensitivity in Sjögren’s patients.
[7:56] Exercise has been shown to significantly improve the effects of Sjögren’s syndrome. Consistency is the key with exercise.
[8:46] Acupuncture can improve the symptoms associated with Sjögren’s syndrome; especially with dry eye symptoms.
[9:37] If you aren’t getting enough Omega-3’s in your diet, then consider taking a supplement. This can help with dry eyes.
[10:44] There is an Omega 6 fatty acid, or GLA, that also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help relieve symptoms as well. You may find a combination product with both the GLA and Omega-3 in one.
[11:35] White peony extract can also help reduce inflammation and regulate the immune system. Some studies say it can help improve salivary flow and tear production.
[12:41] Vitamin D helps modulate the immune system and suppress autoimmunity. Get your Vitamin D levels checked and aim to have a level within the optimal range (between 50 and 60).
[13:50] NAC is an amino acid product that has been shown to stimulate saliva flow and tear secretion as well.
[14:37] The maqui berry is a tropical berry that is rich in antioxidants. It’s extract can provide health benefits, including helping with tear volume.
[15:15] Probiotics, the good bacteria in our bodies, can help people with Sjögren’s syndrome to help promote good bacteria in the mouth. You can try fermented food or use a probiotic supplement.
[16:52] Be sure you have enough iron, B12, and folic acid as some individuals with Sjögren’s syndrome have an iron deficiency.
[18:06] Try implementing just a few solutions and don’t try to do them all at once.
[18:10] Work on balancing the immune system to help with autoimmune disorders.
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Dr. Laura Washington
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