Now that winter is here in a big way – this is my first “real” winter in 14 years! – I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things to help prevent/combat colds and keep my voice feeling good. You already know that sleeping, hot baths, resting your voice, and drinking LOTS of hot tea and water help, but have you ever tried:
I usually drink a small shot of it in the mornings (usually mixed with lukewarm water) – it’s amazing at getting rid of phlegm, which otherwise can take a while to jiggle off of my vocal folds in the mornings… Don’t drink it on an empty stomach – it’s less surprising if you have at least a little water first.
I love natural health options, and these are the best throat lozenges/cough drops I’ve ever come across – all natural, no numbing, great flavor. The essential oil blend is wonderful as well, and I also love the hand sanitzer!
3. POM juice
It’s a little expensive, but is just wonderful for a sore throat or tired voice!
4. Vitamin C crystals (make sure they’re non-synthetic)
My voice teacher turned me onto these. At the first sign of a cold, I take a small teaspoon-full; this seems to have helped shorten the duration of my symptoms. Word of warning: unless you want to spend
I hope you’re all healthy and happy!