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Last month we asked you to share if/how scleroderma has changed your diet or eating habits:
100% of respondents indicated that scleroderma caused the need for "some restrictions" in their diet. Roughly 80% reported problems with either acid reflux or heartburn and 40% reported difficulty in swallowing and digestion. Chewing problems were a problem for 20% of respondents.
Survey results indicated these foods caused the most problems:
- Spicy foods
- Some citrus fruits or other acidic foods
And, these foods were reported to help respondents feel better:
- Ginger tea
- Steamed rice
- Fresh vegetable juices
- Chocolate! (clearly, the Wunderfood)
In this month's issue of Caring Voice magazine, Top Chef Master and SRF Board Member Susan Feniger shared the inspiration behind her long-standing commitment to scleroderma patients and one of SRF Founder Sharon Monsky's favorite recipes. Check it out here!
Share one of your favorite fall season recipes with our online community. We'll include a sampling of recipes in the September issue of Insights eNewsletter and, if the response is overwhelming, we'll make this a recurring department of the eNewsletter.
Share your favorite recipe here!
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