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Screaming vs. Whispering

on June 28, 2017 - 1:26pm

1. Don’t shout [shouting makes the vocal cords SLAM together, which causes swelling, which causes raspy-ness]

2. Don’t talk on your cell phone outside [it’s too loud]

3. Don’t whisper [whispering STRETCHES the vocal cords, which causes vocal straining + fatigue]

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The Dirty Dozen

on June 28, 2017 - 1:25pm

The 6 Foods That Diminish Your Body’s Defense Against Acid Reflux:

1. Coffee

2. Chocolate

3. Mint

4. Raw Onion

5. Garlic

6. Alcohol [Non-corn / Non-potato based]

 

The 6 Foods That Are VERY Acidic:

1. Soda [all of it]

2. Bottled Ice Tea

3. Citrus

4. Tomato

5. Vinegar

6. Wine

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What Swells the Vocal Cords

on June 28, 2017 - 1:24pm

1. Smoking [especially cigarettes] swells the vocal cords

2. Don’t lie down after you eat

[It takes 3-4 hours for your stomach to empty, so lying down causes reflux or rise up into your throat + vocal cords]

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So, What Should You Eat?

on June 28, 2017 - 1:24pm

1. Watermelon [have tons of natural anti-inflammatory agents]

2. Cucumber [have tons of natural anti-inflammatory agents]

3. Green Vegetables [you should be eating them anyway]

4. Nuts [put ‘em in your salad]

5. Fruit [could be crazy acidic but an easy fix is “C A R S” - Coconut, Almond, Rice or Soy]

6. Eat 1 lb of vegetables & ½ lb of fruit a day [the average salad is a pound]

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Apple Cider Vinegar vs. Lemon Water

on June 28, 2017 - 1:23pm

1. Both are super acidic

2. Drinking acidic substances SWELLS the vocal cords

3. Swelling makes it harder to sing, speak, rap, or be interviewed