Natural Vocal Health Care Solutions for a Tired or Over-used Voice by David Katz, author of Superior Vocal Health


What you can expect from this book:

  * Comprehensive A-Z list of healing herbs for the Voice Professional
 * What herbs to use when and how to prepare each herb for use
 * Specific Formulas for specific vocal issues such as tired and over used voice, mucus, sinus congestion, sore throat, and more...
 * What drugs negatively affect the voice and natural alternatives to those drugs
 * Foods to eat the affect the voice and vocal mechanism
 * Sinus Care with cleansing guide and herbs
 * What to do when natural solutions for the most pressing Performance and Presentation issues such as performance anxiety, clogged sinuses, chest congestion, mental clarity, and more

 Whether you are a professional singer, speaker, teacher, lawyer, DJ, clergy, auctioneer, tour guide or sales person, caring for your voice is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do in your life. This book is your complete and one stop guide to take care of your voice naturally without drugs.

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Natural Vocal Health Care Solutions for a Tired or Over-used Voice

David Aaron Katz
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 be ragged and tired and our bodies may be lacking the energy needed to bring the voice up and out of our bodies with a full confident sound. So I would like to suggest some outstanding natural alternatives for proper vocal health care, to refined sugar, caffeine, and drugs that I, for one, have been using for many years. These alternatives will energize your voice, mind, and body naturally. They work almost immediately, help to restore and remove mucus from the cords and throat and best of all, have no side effects.
Over-used, tired throat, and vocal cords
There are a number of herbs that can provide instant relief for the tired throat and vocal cords. These may be used in extract form (liquid) as a gargle or as a tea. I prefer to gargle because the herbs go directly into the throat and coat the muscles and vocal cords, as well as removing unwanted mucus and debris providing me with immediate relief. Teas tend to pass through the throat more quickly and contact to the affected area is not as dramatic. In addition, the herbal content in most tea bags is considerably less than that in an extract.
Also, for general vocal health care, the heat in the throat can be an effective healing agent, thereby relaxing the inflamed area. If you do purchase these herbs as teas, drink them hot with some honey. Adding lemon can be helpful but too much citrus can dry the throat and cords, so be careful as to the amount you use. A good one time squeeze one time should suffice.
The following herbal combination is one of the best remedies I have known. It is a combination of the herbal extracts Ginger, Cayenne, Slippery Elm, Turmeric and Sage. Each of these herbs has exceptional properties that help with swelling, inflammation and pain. This combination has also been used successfully for laryngitis and hoarseness. Each individual herb can be found at any health food store but use the non alcohol brands. The alcohol content in certain extracts is usually quite high and can dry the throat and vocal cords, not to mention affecting brain focus.
Making a solution to gargle is very easy. Simply follow the steps below:
Fill a cup with 2 oz. of warm water
Add 10 drops of each extract to the water
Mix in a half a tablespoon of honey
Gargle three times every two hours until you have to sing or present
Be sure to allow it to go as far down into your throat as possible
Gargle one last time just minutes before singing. Try not to swallow the mixture. Swallowing small amounts will not harm you in any way except that it may make you a bit nauseous.
Being a Cantor, teacher, nutritional consultant, and singer, I understand the extraordinary demands put on the Voice Professional. Our craft is a complete mental, physical, and spiritual one. We need to take care of ourselves and many times we need additional support.  You have the choice to decide how you will take care of your voice. Choosing wisely and effectively will ensure a joyous and successful career.
As always I wish you the best on your quest for Superior Vocal Health.


David Aaron Katz is a professional Opera singer, Cantor, Nutritional Consultant, Herbalist, Head of the Vocal Faculty for the Bronx Defenders Training Academy and CEO of Superior Vocal His life mission is to help Voice Professionals from around the world to learn how to heal, maintain and strengthen their voices naturally without chemical or drugs. To find out more visit him at

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