Superior Vocal Health Blog

One of the most frequent questions I get asked from Voice Professionals is ” What should I eat before I sing?”  It is an excellent question because being able to access our support without feeling bloated and “full” is crucial. In addition, the foods you eat need to support and bolster the energy you need to produce quality sound. This can be a tricky balance.  This week we are very lucky to have Judy Rodman as our guest blogger. Judy...

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Superior Vocal Health Product Review Hello friends and fellow voice professionals. Please help us celebrate our first Online Product Review! The Superior Vocal Health Product line has received a 4 Star review from The Modern Vocalist Journal: http://themodernvocalistjournal.com/product-reviews/voice-care-with-an-herbal-twist-superior-vocal-health-review/ See how our unique and award winning one of a kind Vocal Health Care Product Line actually works from the pros who use them. As always I wish you the best on your quest for Superior Vocal Health.

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Vocal Health Tool for Energy- Ashwagandha Root Fatigue can be one of the most difficult and dangerous issues to deal with for a voice professional especially because singing tired is extremely difficult mentally and can have detrimental effects on the voice physically. When we are tired we may have the tendency to push more on our vocal cords and not use our full support system as we do when we are full of good quality energy. This can end up...

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Oil of Oregano and Vocal Health Care Oil of oregano is one of natures most potent and powerful healing substances on the planet. It has been tested against a variety of infections and has been found to exert a high degree of anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial actions. It is also one of the most important tools a voice professional can have in their vocal health tool box. 
In his book, The Cure is in the Cupboard: How to use...

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Mucus producing foods to avoid for Vocal Health Singing, speaking, and presenting is all about producing sounds and energy and moving them freely up and out of the body to reach our listeners. We use our voices constantly. The energy needed to produce sound comes primarily from our own body’s ability to produce the energy. If we are eating foods that are not providing us with enough quality energy, then our singing and speaking will be lackluster, and our cords,...

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Almost every singer, speaker, actor or fellow clergy with whom I have worked, has on more than one occasion had to perform with a tired or over-used voice, some level of mucus and low energy. It seems to be part of our job description. Whether it’s an audition, presentation, performance or sermon, we need to be in top vocal form. However, life’s responsibilities simply don’t disappear when we need to be “on.” For a myriad of reasons, our voice may...

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Vocal Health Care with Eucalyptus Oil Using essential oils to care for the voice can be extremely helpful for any voice professional. Essential oils work with the body to help heal whatever issue the body is dealing with. There are oils for almost any ailment a voice professional deals with. One difficult and pressing issue that happens to almost everyone, including voice professionals, is the issue of clogged sinuses. We may go to sleep feeling fine and the next morning...

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Effects of medications on Vocal Health Many voice professionals feel that when they are getting sick the only remedy for their ailment is prescription or over the counter medication. Unfortunately, choosing this path can actually have a worse effect on our voices than we may know. In an article entitled “Common Medications and Their Effects on the Voice” by Dr. Robert T. Sataloff, Professor and Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Academic Specialties,...

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Now that we are into the deep freeze of this year (I live in New York) I wanted to address natural alternatives to warming the body and voice when singing in colder climates.In general, cold contracts and heat expands. The same applies to the chest, throat and vocal cords. When I sing in a part of the world that is mostly warm, like the West Coast of the United States, Puerto Rico and the Middle East, and the temperature is...

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Recently I was asked to be a guest on a podcast for singers and voice professionals. My role was to answer any questions about natural voice care from the callers. One of the most asked about issues, oddly enough, was allergies and how to deal with them naturally and safely without affecting the voice. As surprised as I was, the call prompted me to make this weeks post about dealing with allergies and singing. Firstly, we must clarify what we...

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