throat, nose, neck and mouth

Keeping fit and healthy from head to toe – Voice, throat, nose, mouth and neck

Today’s highlighted body region contains the eyes, brain, and head. Pay extra attention to this region, exercise it, and look after it! Below you find some tips and recipes. You can do these also on other days, but use this symbol as a reminder, and after all, today is the best day to do it

What to do when you lose your voice? 

Have you ever lost your voice? It is not pleasant and sometimes a bit embarrassing. But if you are a public speaker, actor, teacher, presenter, or anybody else working with their voice, it is particularly impactful. Here is my grandmother’s top tip for regaining your voice in a short space of time. I have done this myself and it works pretty swiftly.  Or use it as a course of prevention if you have a presentation or anything customer-facing coming up when communicating is vital.

Gargle with lukewarm sage tea (2 tea bags for a cup of tea, cool to as warm as you can tolerate) can help to keep your voice in good shape and bring it back to life if it is gone.  You mustn’t swallow the warm sage tea, but once you gargle a few times until the tea gets cold, please spit it out. This will get rid of mucus and toxins and will bring back the voice if you are hoarse or lost it altogether. If you absolutely can’t stand the smell or taste of sage, an inferior alternative is to gargle with salt water. Personally, I go for sage tea any time!

Oil pulling to prevent disease and keep your mouth healthy

For this method take a tablespoon full of coconut oil or any other good quality oil like linseed, avocado or olive oil and keep it in your mouth for about 2 minutes. Move it around your mouth, and squish it through your teeth to capture all kinds of bacteria. Then spit it out. This is a very old preventative method that will keep your teeth, gum, tongue, and the lining of your inner mouth healthy. Try to incorporate this method into your daily morning routine whilst getting dressed.

Release tension in the neck area:

Many people hold a lot of tension in their necks. Don’t wait until you are very rigid, but prevent this with relaxing exercises and an occasional massage. If you have persistent headaches visit a cranial osteopath. A simple alignment of your neck and spine can have real health benefits (and I am talking here from experience!)

 

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