Dry mouth or xerostomia affects 1 in 5 adults. It can cripple your quality of life when you’re not salivating enough, with symptoms including mouth sores, dry or tingly tongue and throat, cracked lips, burning sensations and lack of taste. Read on for more details about dry mouth, how you can alleviate it, and how your nutrition plays a pivotal part.
If you’ve done any research on the root of aging, you’ve learned about the connection between telomere length, longevity, a lower risk of disease and health issues. Commonly referred to as the "caps on our shoelaces" for our DNA or genes, telomeres protect these strands at the end of our DNA from shortening and fraying. It’s now believed these internal time-keepers (and their length) control how quickly we age or how early we see signs of aging.