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How To Fix A Hoarse Voice

There could be many causes why the human voice could become hoarse:

  • Misuse and overuse of the speaking voice
  • Misuse and overuse of the singing voice
  • Internal pollution (high mucous diet, smoking and drinking)
  • External pollution (environmental – such as bad air, asbestos or mold in living premises
  • Improper and inadequate singing technique
  • Small and weak vocal cords
  • Thyroid problems
  • Tonsils and larynx inflammation (laryngitis)
  • Excess of gastric acid in the colon.
  • Constipation/poor digestion and elimination of the food intake. Etc.
  • Naturally weak and low-positioned voice

To fix a hoarse voice, firstly, you have to identify the exact cause.

Voice Misuse

Voice Misuse

If the cause is the misuse and overuse of the speaking voice, you should modify the amount of speaking and learn how to speak efficiently without the excessive use of your vocal anatomy. Also, if your diet is poor and you are partaking in substance usage such as smoking, consumption of alcohol and or the use of drugs… you should look into your destructive behaviour and modify it accordingly.

Looking after the above could significantly improve your voice.

Singing Pic

If you are a singer, you have to learn proper singing technique, which will allow you to minimize the use of your throat, larynx and vocal cords. You should learn how to employ different sets of muscles (such as your facial muscles and your abdominal muscles) and allow them to work in full conjunction and coordination with each other, thus minimizing and practically eliminating the use and misuse of your vocal anatomy.

With respect to your diet:

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You should eliminate the 3 “white enemies”:

  • White sugar
  • White flour
  • White salt

Also, you should eliminate everything “creamy” and everything dairy from your diet. Products like:

  • Cow milk (and products made with cow milk)
  • Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pastries and cakes
  • Cheeses of any kind

Please be advised that, also, excessive consumption of red meat could infringe on one’s PH balance. The above products should be especially eliminated when the condition is acute.

Once the condition of your voice (and your health in general) is improved, you can gradually (however, in complete moderation) reintroduce those products back into your diet.

Unhealthy Living Conditions

Unhealthy Living Conditions

Before moving into any new living quarters, please make sure that those properties are free of asbestos and mold.

Small, Weak Vocal Cords

Hoarse Voice

If you were born with small and weak vocal cords, there are special exercises you can do to strengthen them and even enlarge them (length and width). The Vocal Science ™ Method looks after all of the above problems.

Also, a lot of people have problems with their thyroid (overactive/under active). Some also have thyroid nodules and even thyroid cancer. Quite often, those with thyroid problems are offered to undergo a Thyroidectomy (the removal of the thyroid itself). Unfortunately, during this procedure, the surgeons damage and paralyze one of the vocal cords. Needless to say that, in this instance, the person will acquire a hoarse voice and a very stiff and ridged voice.

The thyroid (in holistic teaching) represents suppressed emotions and hurts). So if the person is emotionally balanced, there will be less probability of their thyroid to become out of order.

VIRUS

Sore Throat

Any virus (especially a flu, bad cold or strep throat) will very likely produce an inflammation of the larynx, tonsils and vocal cords. Needless to say, not only will the person who acquires such a virus sound hoarse, he/she could also lose their voice altogether.

Also, such virus like strep throat could easily lead to vocal cords paralysis.

Now, back to the overall diet!

Healthy Diet

If such vocal disorder like acid reflux occurred, the highly-forming acidic foods should be eliminated:

  • Oranges (mandarins)
  • Grapefruits
  • Tomatoes
  • Highly spicy foods
  • Heavily fried foods
  • Processed foods
  • Sodas and other sweetened beverages

You should also try to assure proper food consumption and elimination, thus avoiding constipation at all costs! If your colon is clean and vibrant, your voice will also be clean, vibrant and intact.

And Lastly:

Weak Voice

If you have a naturally weak and low-positioned voice, the Vocal Science™ Method will help with that too:

Via special speech and singing exercises, we can achieve your voice being pulled out on the surface from within; and thus, you will acquire a stronger, louder and clearer voice.

We will also teach you how to preserve and maintain your newly founded voice for a lifetime.