Vocal Health Daily Regimen

Having a healthy voice should be a part of your every day routine. Just by taking better care of your voice you can greatly improve your vocal health. If you are having vocal problems and are experiencing fatigue and hoarseness regularly, please see a professional voice doctor right away. Catching problems early is the key to turning them around quickly.

1. Humidity is a singer’s best friend. The ideal humidity level for singers is 60%. Boiling one pot of water in a 600 sq. ft. apartment will usually reach 60% in 1 hour. For frequent travelers, run the shower in your hotel room every morning and evening for 20 minutes with the bathroom door open. You can also use a humidifier, but it must be on all the time (be sure to clean humidifiers every other day with water and vinegar as mold spores develop quickly). Get a humidity thermometer to read your levels.

2. Drink 8 -10 glasses of water per day to stay adequately hydrated (the equivalent of four 1 liter bottles).

3. Do not talk over loud music and try not to “glottal” (strike the vocal cords). Do not whisper as it strains the voice.

4. Do yoga (or stretches) and breathing exercises daily. Vocal problems come from deep contractions in the muscles of the neck, tongue, jaw, back, and diaphragm. A loose and limber body helps avoid injury.

5. I recommend going for massage 1 or 2x a week for the next month – have the masseuse focus on your stomach, ribs, abs and neck/ shoulders/upper back/jaw/throat as well as all over body. With my students, I provide vocal massage sessions to release the jaw, tongue, throat/vocal muscles and neck and upper back and diaphragm – and teach singers self massage to help them stay free of tension as much as possible.

6. Acupuncture for the voice reaps great results. Acupuncture works on the central nervous system and energy centers of the body to get your natural healing energy flowing. Once or twice a week treatments are very helpful in restoring vocal health.

7. Do speaking exercises to find your optimal voice placement. And be sure to warm up and cool down before and after performances every time to avoid vocal wear and tear.

8. Stay away from smoky environments and use Vocal Eze Throat Spray 3-4x per day (endorsed by tons of rock stars). Spray 5-6 times at the back of the throat, tip head back and let it stay for a few moments before swallowing.

9. Gargle with warm salt water daily; use Neil Med saline rinse every day as well (available at most drug stores); and drink Throat Coat tea (available at health food stores).

10. Steam 3x a day – breathe in hot water/steam for 10min

11. Consume foods with a high water content:

a. Fruits and Veggies: Watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, papaya, strawberries/ blueberries (all berries), romaine lettuce, celery, water chestnuts, bok-choy, carrot/celery juice, etc., b. Salads are your new BF. …

Native American Astrology – The Sturgeon Totem

In Native American astrology, there are twelve Native American zodiac signs based on the medicine wheel and they make up a twelve-month calendar. For each month, there is a corresponding animal sign, and this animal sign contributes to the character traits of the person born under that Native American zodiac sign.

But Native American spirituality suggests that these animals also offer themselves as spirit companions for those born under that sign. They make themselves available to help each person learn life lessons, develop more desirable characteristics and heal in whatever way helps them grow and become the people they were meant to be.

This article series has taken a look at each of the twelve Native American zodiac signs and in this article, we will examine the sturgeon. If you were born between July 23rd and August 22nd, you were born under the sign of the sturgeon totem.

Spiritual Traits

From the sturgeon, you can learn how to persevere no matter how difficult the situation, how to stay true to your course, you can strengthen your determination and learn about depth and knowledge.

Sturgeon Totem Character Traits

“Individuals born under the sign of the sturgeon, considered to be one of the strongest signs in Native American astrology, are dominant, spontaneous, creative and extroverted. These people were born to lead. They possess grace and dignity, and they have an expansive personality. Ambitious and strong-willed, they are positive and confident in their abilities. These people know what they want in life and they get it.”-Deborah Durbin, Simply Native American Astrology

Does this sound familiar?

If you were born under this sign, you are not easily discouraged and will persist to achieve your goal. You can keep going in even the toughest circumstances. You can be quite stubborn, too, in your persistence, and in other ways. Sometimes, you just refuse to hear the other person’s side of things.

But you also are kind and generous and though you determine to succeed, you do not want to do so at someone else’s expense.

You are meant to lead but do not function well on a team. Faced with teamwork, you often will end up taking charge.

Generally, you have positive expectations, but sometimes react badly when things do not turn out as you expected. At times like those, it helps to have loved ones around to encourage you and this often helps to restore your self-confidence.

Professions

You are likely to rise to the top in business or commerce but may have standards too high for politics. Any career that offers leadership and advancement would be of benefit.…

How to Treat an Ovarian Cyst During Pregnancy – Methods to Get Rid of Your Cyst, Even While Pregnant

When you have to treat an ovarian cyst during pregnancy, it can be difficult. Traditional treatment methods are not available or are especially dangerous to you. Even pain management is more complicated. So how do you successfully treat an ovarian cyst while you are pregnant?

The traditional methods of treating an ovarian cyst are prescribing birth control pills or surgically removing the cyst. Birth control pills are out of the question while you are pregnant. If the cyst is especially large, dangerously positioned, or has solid components, you may need to get it surgically removed. This is generally done during the second trimester using laparascopy.

The rest of us afflicted by an ovarian cyst during pregnancy are left to wait and see if the cyst will clear up on its own. Fortunately, for most women, it does, though it may take a few months. However, there are natural methods you can use to help it on its way.

Controlling the Pain

First, if you have ovarian cyst pain, you need to control it. Pregnancy itself can be uncomfortable enough as it is. You can use over the counter medicine containing acetaminophen to help you. However, never use medications containing ibuprofen. This can severely harm your unborn child.

You can also try to manage your pain naturally. Hot compresses and water bottles can help relieve the tension in your abdomen, which will lessen the stress on your ovary. This should take some of the pressure off and ease your pain. You can also try other relaxation methods, such as prenatal yoga or herbal teas.

Getting Rid of the Cyst

In order treat an ovarian cyst during pregnancy, you need to first cleanse your body. While you are pregnant, you will want to avoid most herbal supplements, as those can be harmful to the baby. However, just drinking plenty of water and improving your diet can help cleanse the liver.

Make sure to drink filtered water, as most tap and many bottled waters can contain trace amounts of hormonal medication. This can actually make your cyst worse. Also, soft plastic bottles contain BPA, which has been linked to undescended testicles in newborn boys. BPA mimics estrogen in your body, which may aggravate the ovaries. Try to drink from glass or metal containers, and avoid microwaving or freezing plastics.

Watch out for Complications

The two most common complications with ovarian cysts are ovarian torsion and ruptured cysts. Both require immediate medical treatment.

In ovarian torsion, the weight of the cyst causes the ovary to twist, which cuts off its blood supply. This will feel like debilitating pain in the side the cyst is located. If this happens, contact your doctor right away.

If you have a sudden increase in pain or a sharp intense pain in one side followed by a steady burning sensation, your cyst may have burst. This also may be accompanied by vaginal bleeding. If this happens, contact your doctor right away. You’ll need to be put on antibiotics to …

"Oil Pulling" – The Alternative Medcine Therapy That Cures Many Diseases 4 Virtually Free – Thank Go

As a disabled victim of MS, I have tried just about everything to reverse the debilitating symptoms of MS (Multiple Sclerosis):

From Avonix, an “Injectable” ~ self administered ~ prescription drug, that is pushed by “Traditional” neurologist’s, to “Cortisone Therapy”, another of the “Traditional Medicine Man’s” approaches ~ have each been disappointing..

“Non-Traditional” and “Alternative Medicine” have allowed me to countless options ~ that I have faithfully pursued ~ over the last six years. Each has given me some “Hope”, and an understanding of what has not worked for me.

I have used LDN (Low Dose Naltrexion), BVT (Bee venom Therapy), CS (Colliodial Silver) and God only knows how many dozens of vitamins, herbs, and supplements.

Each was said to have helped other MSers. Yet, while my body likely benefited ~ to some degree ~ its disability continued to worsen. At last, I was non-ambulitory, and totally “Incontinent.”

God Healed me “Instantaneously” of Incontinence”, but has been using other

“Non-Traditional and Alternative Medicine” methods to effect the completion of the “Cure” ~ that My Lord “Jesus” ~ paid for ~ by “HIS Stripes”.

Isaiah 53:5 But He [was] wounded for our transgressions, [He was] bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace [was] upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

1 Peter 2:24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness — by whose stripes you were healed.

A couple of weeks ago, an “MSer” ~ that I have interacted with for several years ~ forwarded me a message from a post into one of many yahoo support groups to which I belong.

On 4/24/07, a friend of mine ~ with Multiple Sclerosis ~ wrote:

Subject: [mscured] Oil Pulling

My mother in law sent me this info from http://OilPulling.com.

Have any of you ever tried oil pulling and if so, did you notice any benefits?

Dr. (med.) Karach said the OP heals totally “head-aches, bronchitis, tooth pain, thrombosis, eczema, ulcers and diseases of stomach, intestines, heart, blood, kidney, liver, lungs and women’s diseases. It heals diseases of nerves, paralysis, and encephalitis. It prevents the growth of malignant tumors, cuts and heals them. Chronic sleeplessness is cured.”

Send your questions and concerns to

[http://info]@oilpulling.com.

Back Ground

Dr. F. Karach, M.D., presented a paper before the All-Ukrainian Association. The meeting was attended by oncologists and bacteriologists belonging to the Academy of Science of the USSR. Dr. Karach explained an unusual simple healing process using cold-pressed oils.

The results of this therapy invoked astonishment and doubt concerning the contents of his report. However, after further examining the workings of the oil therapy, one has but to then test it on oneself to prove its validity and effectiveness. It is most astonishing that such results can be achieved with this absolutely harmless biological healing method.

This simple method makes it possible to effectively treat the most varied diseases, in some cases enabling one to avoid surgical intervention …

7 Remedies to Get Pregnant Fast – Highlights About Homeopathic Cure to Conceive a Baby Faster

Have you been planning to get pregnant for more than 6 months without any success? Are you starting to get worried about it? Well, take it easy! There are many factors (biological, physiological, psychological, environmental etc…) that are involved to having troubles conceiving a baby. But fortunately, there are solutions too! One of them consists to follow a homeopathic treatment. Why is the principle of this soft medicine? Which are the seven most effective homeopathic remedies to get pregnant faster? Can homeopathy work for you?

Homeopathy Principle

Homeopathy is a natural medicine that takes patient’s body, mind and spirit into consideration. Its main rule is based on the following Latin law: “Similia Similibus Curantur” which means ‘like cures like’. For example, the very substance able to produce symptoms of sickness in a healthy person will be the right remedy for a patient who is suffering from the similar symptoms. It is something like to introduce an inoffensive disease into the patient’s body (which will cause the same symptoms in a healthy person) in order to cancel the present health problem out! The idea is to match the symptoms of sickness with the suitable homeopathic remedy.

Seven Remedies to Get Pregnant Faster

1) Ovanirium – 7 C

2) Folliculinum – 7 C

3) Progesteronum – 7 C

4) Luteostimuline

5) Lycopodium – 9C

6) Gelsenium – 9C

7) Calcarea – 30C (for your mate; it helps to increase sperm count.)

 

Important Information

 

If you make up your mind to try this soft and safe therapy, it would be better to consult first a practitioner of homeopathy. Please, don’t take homeopathic remedies which have not been prescribed by a competent doctor!

 

Can Homeopathy Work for You?

 

I don’t really want to stir up controversy about the problem of homeopathy’s reliance. But you need to understand that this therapy has been the subject of many studies in order to clarify whether it is reliable or not. As the result, any study has been able to prove the effectiveness of its remedies. Some people say that homeopathy remedies are no more effective than placebos. Others say it works very well in their case, whether it is psychological or not.

 

Is there a reliable plan to get pregnant fast?

To tell the truth, any plan or method can work 100%! As we have mentioned before, there are so many factors that are involved to having problems getting pregnant fast. But, some plans are more effective than the others because they take a large range of factors in consideration to treat the root cause of the problem. It is the case of Michellle’s plan.

Michelle saw a lot of specialists and none of them had been able to help her to get pregnant. She thought she’d never have a baby. Fortunately, Michelle finally gave birth to a beautiful son following a plan that worked within 4 short months. Feel free to read Michelle’ story in her Get Pregnant Fast review!  …

Healthy Body and Healthy Mind Lead to Good Life

A healthy life is important to lead a good life. Our health is like a wall pre-requisite to draw a picture. We are the architect of our own health. Either we prevent being unhealthy or cure the damage already done. Physical fitness is very vital. Fitness is a relative term. A sprinter should have a different degree of fitness as compared to a music teacher. There are many more dimensions one can bring to define fitness. Depending upon the required level of fitness, one should take appropriate steps.

More than five billion people live in this world. The body constitution of each one of us is different. The calories needed for every individual is different. There is no one common prescription for everyone in this world. Let us take few examples. The energy level needed for a professional designer is different from a taxi driver. To prescribe a labourer to grab a cereal bar for breakfast is ridiculous. My dad’s friend, a chain smoker died at the age of 83! Believe me, I observed him leading a healthy life. I am not recommending you to smoke to live a healthy life. I try to drive home the point that you should not get carried away by exciting information that is available around you and go overboard to apply in your daily life also. That is dangerous to a healthy life.

While we cannot have five billion suggestions for physical fitness and healthy life, we can identify common needs for all of us. Whether you are an Olympic champion or an office clerk; a celebrity or a hair dresser, only three appropriate steps have to be taken by you. Look at your eating habit, physical fitness exercise and exercise for the mind. You can build further with many bolts-on to achieve laurels in life.

We can use our common sense to lead a healthy life. It does not require great knowledge about science or medicine or physical exercise. Leave that to the specialists. We are all aware that food is very important for sustenance. Our body is a mysterious workshop containing various machines. Food is its input. The machine processes the food and provides energy to the body to do our daily life activities. If the input to the machine is more than its capacity to process, obviously the machine will break down. If the quality of input to the machine is not conducive to the construction of the machine, again the machine will collapse. Apart from the quality and quantity of intake, we should pay attention to timing. There is a saying. I am sure all of us know this. We should eat breakfast like a prince. In the after noon, we should eat lunch like a king. In the night, we should eat meal like a beggar. The digesting power during the night is very poor. Also there is no physical activity involved in the night when we sleep. So allow the stomach t be half filled. Have your dinner couple of …

Health Benefits Of Himalaya Purim

Our liver is a perplexing and essential organ of the body which performs more than 500 capacities. These functions incorporate the generation of bile, which helps us process our sustenance. The liver is additionally in charge of ingestion of fats, other necessary supplements like Vitamins A, D, E and K. It additionally goes about as a channel for harmful concoction substances which enter our body, similar to meds, liquor and other waste items that originated from our blood. Another vital liver capacity includes creating critical proteins that help our blood coagulation to help in quicker twisted recuperating.

When it can’t deal with the measure of poisons in our body, our liver begins to break down, and we encounter manifestations of liver ailment, such as yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice) as a rule related to hepatitis, dim shaded pee, effortlessly wounded skin, tingling, dark-hued stools, unusual liquid maintenance in the midriff, and notwithstanding heaving blood or going into a state of unconsciousness.

A portion of the viable approaches to deal with our liver is to watch the nourishment which we consume and the supplements which help keep up this exceptionally necessary interior organ. One known supplement which contains homegrown cures from nature and prepared to utilize progressed pharmacological procedures is the Himalaya Purim, a detoxifier which comes in tablet frame.

Fabricated and circulated by Himalaya Herbals Healthcare, Purim tablets are produced using home grown equations which purge the blood and help dispose of harmful substances from our body. Purim is a hepatic stimulant. This implies it helps the liver in playing out its employment of purging poisons that go into our framework from the sustenance we eat, liquor we drink, and the medicine that we take like any other Himalaya product.

Expulsion of poisons from the body likewise advances quicker mending of wounds brought about by injuries. Since Purim is a detoxifier, it likewise has purgative properties that guide in the treatment of worm and other comparative parasitic invasions.

The detoxifying way of Purim tablets likewise have the additional advantage of clearing up skin contaminations, including intense and unending dermatitis (irritation of the skin which causes tingling, redness, swelling and rankles); skin inflammation (severe skin inflammation); hyperpigmentation (changes in skin shading brought on by endless dermatitis), and rosacea (a long haul skin malady portrayed by redness and pimples).

Purim tablets are made out of a polyherbal definition, which implies it is gotten from a blend of different recuperating plants in light of the standards of an Ayurvedic solution, an old Eastern (Indian) type of mending. These plant’s changing properties have been contemplated and subjected to clinical trials in connection with their capacity to expel polluting influences.

Fixings in Purim tablets incorporate turmeric (a herb that cleans the blood and recuperates wounds); bob chi seeds (keeps skin stable and brilliant); neem (a well-known detoxifying plant in India which advances circulatory, stomach related, respiratory and urinary wellbeing); ruler sharp flavoring (decontaminates the blood, detoxifies the liver, and enhances the invulnerable framework); …

Herbal Cures For Gout? How to Treat Gout Naturally Without Doctor Prescribed Medication

Most of us who suffer with frequent gout attacks think that the most logical conclusion is to get doctor prescribed medication to help treat the condition. However, did you know that there are herbal cures for gout that work just as well as their prescription based counterparts?

Well, the jury is in and it is good news for those who suffer from gout attacks. A recent study of 120 people who had frequent gout attacks were asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 5 how effective prescribed medications were compared to their herbal counterparts. The results? Of all the prescribed medications, Prednisone scored the highest with a 4.4 rating. Anturane scored the lowest in its effectiveness for treating gout.

In contrast, both gout care and Urinex compared comparable results as an effective alternative to prescription based medications like Prednisone. This is significant because it means that gout sufferers do not have to spend their money on high priced doctor prescribed medicines and can opt for alternative herbal supplements for the same results.

Other alternatives to high priced prescribed gout medicine?

In the same study, the respondents were asked to rate several natural remedies to gout on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most effective. Out of the 120 questioned, the most top natural remedy for those polled was cherry juice, followed by baking soda, celery seed extract and finally activated charcoal. All of these herbal alternatives were on par with Allopurinol, Probenecid and NSAIDS in terms of controlling gout symptoms.

What does this mean?

The point of this article is to show that there are alternatives to using steroids and other prescribed medications for gout and that most of these medications, when compared side by side, are not more beneficial than treating gout using herbal supplements and common natural gout treatments That many view as "folk medicine." …

Diabeticine and Diamaxol: New Diabetes Medicine and the FDA

Diabeticine, however, claimed to target the root of diabetes. Diabeticine claimed that it was a hypoglycemic agent. The FDA looked at Diabeticine’s advertising campaign and declared that it was a drug, not a supplement. This seems to be fair reasoning on the part of the FDA. (The name, Diabeticine, also implies that it is a medicine).

There appears to be mixed feelings about Diabeticine (now Diamaxol). Some people praise it for lowering their blood sugar, without them having to change their diet or exercise. Others claim that taking a pill is not the solution to managing diabetes and that lifestyle changes are the only truly healthy way to maintain the sought blood sugar levels. Those who laud the drug sometimes claim that they have tried diet, exercise, and even other diabetes medicines, but that they were not effective.

Online testimonials generally support Diabeticine, though there are also some testimonials that claim Diamaxol and Diabeticine do not work. A major complaint is that Diabeticine and Diamaxol are too expensive. There are generic options with the same ingredients.

Diamaxol is licensed as a supplement by the FDA. As such, it cannot claim to cure diseases. Diamaxol still claims to lower blood sugar, just like Diabeticine. Diamaxol has a 30 day 50 point lower guarantee, as well as a long term one year claim.

Diamaxol has the same ingredients as Diabeticine, and it claims to be all-natural. A partial list of the ingredients, according to the manufacturer includes Bitter Melon, Licorice extract, Cinnamon herb powder, Yarrow, Cayenne, Juniper Berries, Huckleberry, and Vanadyl Sulfate.

The bottom line is that the helpful effects of Diamaxol are as yet unproven. Though the manufacturer claims to have clinical proof, many sceptics dismiss this as marketing. Because the FDA has approved Diamaxol as a supplement, at least we know that it can’t hurt. If you have tried all of your other options, consider this one, but only after talking with your health care team.…

Eczema Diet – Seven Chinese Food Secrets That Will Change Your Life

Eczema can make life a misery for children as well as adults with red, dry, thick and scaly skin that is constantly itching. For many people, eczema is triggered off by an allergic reaction to specific foods and avoiding these foods can relieve the symptoms. Chinese dietary therapy is a holistic system of treatment, part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which looks at diet in a completely different way from our western diets. Here I will give you my Seven Chinese Foods secrets that will help your eczema and change your life.

1. Avoid cow’s milk

Often eczema can be triggered off by cow’s milk which is a common food fed to children. Cow’s milk is very damp in nature and if your child’s digestive system is compromised can cause itchy skin, rashes and oozing and weeping lesions. Milk is not a common ingredient in a Chinese diet and is used sparingly. However, in the West we tend to over consume milk which is why more and more people are experiencing an allergic reaction to it. If your baby is suffering with eczema then you really should look for an alternative. Possible replacements are soy or goat’s milk which are less damp forming.

2. Avoid damp forming foods

Not only is cow’s milk damp forming, but other foods can be extremely damp forming as well. Interestingly, some of these foods are common triggers for eczema such as wheat and peanuts. Other damp forming foods include orange juice, bananas, sugar, cheese and other dairy products.

3. Stop the greasy food

Fried, greasy foods are extremely damp forming and warm in nature. Eczema is Yang (warm) in nature which means that if there is an excess of heat in the body it will cause symptoms such as redness, inflammation and thirst. Cooking methods such as roasting, grilling, baking, deep frying, stir frying and sautéing are all yang cooking methods. It’s preferable to boil, simmer, stew, braise or steam your food as these cooking methods are more yin in nature. Foods cooked in this way are cooler in nature and more nourishing to the body and skin.

4. Eat more cooling and nourishing foods

To treat eczema, you need to reduce redness, inflammation and itching of the skin by clearing heat. As well you should moisten dryness and strengthen the qi (vital energy) and blood. Cooling and moistening foods include grapefruit, lettuce, seaweed, watermelon, cucumber, celery, barley, beancurd (tofu), pears, strawberry, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and tomatoes.

Excellent foods to strengthen qi and blood are dark, leafy green vegetables, dark red fruits and vegetables such as beetroot, kidney, aduki beans and blueberries. Meats such as liver, kidneys and chicken are all qi and blood strengtheners. A fantastic start to the day would be to have a bowl of oat porridge sprinkled with a few dates.

5. Avoid raw and ice cold foods

Too many raw and chilled foods (as opposed to cooling foods) can damage the digestive system. The digestive system requires warmth or …