Managing Sjogren's Syndrome with these products recommended by people with Sjogren's Syndrome


Studies looking into the benefits of omega-3 fatty acid supplements have found fewer dry eye symptoms in people who take the supplement. It appears that omega-3 fatty acids can improve the eye’s oil film.  The meibomian glands produce this oil film.  Omega-3 has been shown to improve dry eye symptoms and reduce the need for artificial tears.

RESEARCH INTO OMEGA 3 

Omega-3 aids in treatment of dry eye, blepharitis: Supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids with enriched flaxseed oil may provide the foundation for a broad spectrum of therapies for dry eye, according to Jeffrey P. Gilbard, MD.

The Role of Omega-3 Dietary Supplementation in Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: This is the first demonstration of an induced change in the fatty acid saturation content in meibum as a result of dietary supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids.

A randomized controlled trial of omega-3 fatty acids in dry eye syndrome: Omega-3 fatty acids have a definite role for dry eye syndrome. The benefit seems to be more marked in conditions such as blepharitis and meibomian gland disease.

There is an abundance of Omega 3 supplements available, but it is important to consider the form and dose. 

The majority of Omega 3 products that can be purchased are in the ethyl ester form, which contains alcohol. 

Studies have shown that ethyl esters are the least bioavailable forms of Omega 3, compared to the triglyceride forms. It is the re-esterified form that has higher bioavailability in the body.

(independent prescribing optometrist, Sarah Farrant)

Below is the Omega-3 that she recommends in her practice: Omega Eye Omega 3 Liquid with Vitamin D3 (200ml) 

"I was very pleasantly surprised by how fast it diminished my night time cough."

"This was an absolute life saver. I have tried pretty much everything to stop my sore throats." 

"I love products with propolis because they help to handle almost any skin condition, have a lot of vitamins and have anti inflammatory properties."

  • Contains only three natural ingredients: high-grade Canadian bee propolis extract, non-GMO vegetable glycerin, and purified water. Spray safely with a natural product that is painstakingly tested for quality & potency.
  • A unique alcohol-free propolis formula that tastes good. No added flavors, additives or refined sugars to our clean natural formula.
Uncle Lee's Organic Green Tea because it's smooth tasting and not bitter, reasonably priced and organic and helps to reduce inflammation.  
I did a LOT of research before buying a diffuser. I was very happy with every aspect of this diffuser, it exceeded my expectations! 

Having a humidifier in the bedroom can help hydrate your skin. Humidifiers infuse the air with moisture, soothing dried out, itchy, cracked skin.  A  humidifier can soothe a dry nose and throat. A moist environment can also encourage a good night’s sleep and help those who snore.
Purchasing a humidifier is a personal choice as there are lots of options such as cool air or warm air, with a filter or without etc.
There is a selection of humidifiers here to check out. 
Clarry Sage oil is an antidepressant, stress reliever that aids sleep.

See Clarry Sage benefits for chronic conditions

The one below is the one I recommend and scores highest in best sellers on Amazon

The reason I have chosen this (above) product, as well as it being recommended by quite a few friends, is that it is made in the USA, in an FDA approved facility. It does contain peppermint so people with salicylate allergies beware.

The hemp oil below Nutiva Organic Cold-Pressed Unrefined Hemp Oil, is sustainably farmed in Canada and has a natural flavour.
Cervical pillows made by Core Products. They are washable, and last a long time. 
Natural placement of the head and neck, accomplished with the many different styles and shapes of Core cervical pillows, can help relieve intense pain by providing natural and correct posturing in back and side-sleeping positions. Here is an example Core Products Basic Cervical Support Pillow


XYLIMELTS FOR DRY MOUTH
THIS BELOW IS THE VITAMIN D I AM RECOMMENDING
Most people know the benefits of Vitamin D, but many don’t realize that Vitamin D NEEDS Vitamin K2 to maximize it’s benefits.

I purchased this brand after researching online and finding an independent study into Vit D saying this was the top product for boosting your Vitamin D levels. 
Did you know that many people are deficient in vitamin D and that studies have found a connection with low Vitamin D and Sjogren's Syndrome.
I also like this product as it is gluten and soy free and made in the USA. The company has been going since 1960 and gives a 365 day money back guarantee.
Made with pure USDA-Certified Organic sea buckthorn oil.
Support for skin, immunity, cardiovascular, digestive and liver health, healthy inflammation response, dry cell conditions.
Recommended by Dr Teitelbaum who says this remarkable and little-known nutrient is very helpful at improving lubrication throughout the body – including tears, saliva, bowel protection and vaginal dryness. 

My daughter and I spent days choosing a blender and when taking into consideration quality, ease of use and cleaning, many reviews and price we chose Magic Bullet

We bought it at a local retailer and later discovered it was also #1 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Blenders > Countertop Blenders on Amazon.
YES Personal Lubricant Water Based Organic Vaginal Moisturizer. It comes in a small trial size of 50ml.

About the product
  • YES is an emollient and hydrating water-based personal lubricant, free of petrochemicals, glycerin, hormones, glycols, paraben preservatives, and perfumes.
  • YES is completely body-friendly and contains all natural and certified organic ingredients that are therapeutic.
TIP FOR FOOT NEUROPATHY - Tingling and a numbness feeling in the toes feet and legs can be extremely annoying. 
Things that I have found helpful are thick rubber soled shoes. I prefer lace up walking shoes for the best comfort. I was never a person who even wore shoes around the house so this is a big, and beneficial, change for me.
Also wearing supportive socks is very soothing and does seem to reduce the tingling. The ones I really like are Thorlos Unisex Walking Thick Padded Crew Sock or any sock that is padded in the foot. I find they really give more support and less pressure on the foot.
LIVING PROOF Restore Dry Scalp Treatment 3.4 ozis a leave-in scalp treatment that gives hydration and lasting relief from dry scalp flaking, itching and irritation.
Psyllium husks for constipation
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