Monthly Archives: April 2010

Most Voice Professionals, when asked for the one thing they could always use more of, would probably answer “ENERGY.” I know for myself, singing is an entire body workout. Whether it is a performance, coaching, lesson, or simply doing daily warm ups on my own, I use my entire body and always need a full supply of energy. Adequate daily supply of Vitamin B12 is an absolute must for the working voice professional. B12 provides the body with much needed...

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One of the most pressing dietary issues for a Voice Professional is what I like to call “The Dairy Issue.” Almost any teacher, coach or ENT you ask, will tell you to stay away from eating dairy products before performing or close to a performance, audition, presentation, lesson or coaching. I agree with this advice, however, I take it a step further; eliminate all dairy products from your diet entirely. The first reaction I get when I tell this to...

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I just recently read an article in this months Week Magazine about the effects of “Junk food” on the brain and it’s ability to function and perform at optimum levels. It was very interesting. It mentioned a number of things very important to the Voice Professional concerning diet and it’s effect on our brain and bodies as it relates to the voice. Firstly it was noted that research from scientific studies at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida, that rats...

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What do we do, as Voice Professionals, when we have to sing a concert, give a presentation or speech, if we wake up the day of our event and have an excess of mucus on our vocal cords and in our throat? This is one of the many challenges of the Voice Professional. Excess mucus is almost always due to one thing. Diet. That’s right, Diet. Some people may say that it’s allergy season, or their house is moldy or...

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