Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Author David Aaron Katz On Tour and Giveaway

It’s a pleasure to be a part of author David Aaron Katz’s Pump Up Your Book Virtual Book Tour for his recent release, SUPERIOR VOCAL HEALTH.

When it comes to the health of our voice, sometimes don’t give it as much attention as we should. David joins us today to tells us about his book and several herbs that will aid in helping get rid of mucus in the throat and chest for the voice professional.

Here’s what you can expect from SUPERIOR VOCAL HEALTH:

    * Comprehensive A-Z list of healing herbs for the Voice Professional.
    * What herbs to use when and how to prepare each herb for use.
    * Specific Formulas for specific vocal issues such as tired and over used voice, mucus, sinus congestion, sore throat, and more.
    * What drugs negatively affect the voice and natural alternatives to those drugs.
    * Foods to eat the affect the voice and vocal mechanism.
    * Sinus Care with cleansing guide and herbs.
    * What to do when natural solutions for the most pressing performance and presentation issues such as performance anxiety, clogged sinuses, chest congestion, mental clarity, and more. 

Whether you are a professional singer, speaker, teacher, lawyer, DJ, clergy, auctioneer, tour guide or sales person, caring for your voice is THE MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do in your life, according to the author. This book is your complete and one stop guide to take care of your voice naturally without drugs.

SUPERIOR VOCAL HEALTH can be purchased at Super Vocal Health.

Now David tells us about the many herbs.

Getting rid of mucus in the throat and chest is one of the most difficult and pressing issues for the voice professional. We need mucus in our throat and a thin lining on our vocal cords to keep the cords hydrated and flexible. This is the bodies way of naturally taking care of our vocal cords. However, as voice professionals, to much mucus can be our worst nightmare. 

Over the counter and prescription drugs may remove the excess mucus but at what cost? Drying of the entire throat and vocal cords, dizziness, mental fog, digestive discomfort such as constipation or diarrhea and fatigue are just a few of the side effects that one can experience. 

In this post I will give you more than enough choices of excellent herbs that have been tried and tested through out the ages to get rid of excess mucus in the throat, chest and lungs without affecting the rest of your body negatively. They are safe, effective, and help the rest of your body to heal as well. Remember, from my other posts on food and diet, that excess mucus is almost always the body telling us we are off track with what we are consuming. 

Here are the herbs you may use, all of these herbs are very effective when used as a tea:

Angelica is a very good herb that may be used to break up mucus in the lungs. It is often used to ward off the flu or a cold and can break up mucus from a cold verySuperior Vocal Health quickly. NOTE: Angelica should not be taken by anyone who is pregnant or has diabetes.

Blue Violet is excellent at relieving sever headaches and especially congestion in the head. It is known to clean mucus out of the system.

Collinsonia soothes the mucus membranes. It has slight astringent properties relieving inflammation of the throat due to colds and flu.

Pleurisy root is very good for all chest disorders. It is one of the best herbs known for breaking up colds and releasing mucus.

The following herbs may be used as powders when crushed up and sniffed in the nose, gargles or applied to the chest or throat externally to release mucus.

Coltsfoot is very soothing to the mucus membranes. Boil a heaping teaspoon in a quart of water as a tea then take a cloth and moisten it with the freshly made tea. Apply it to the chest and throat for ten or fifteen minutes. This will loosen the phlegm and is good in all coughs and bronchitis as well as all lung troubles. For nasal congestion and obstruction, crush the leaves into a fine powder and sniff the powder into the nostrils.

Fenugreek seed is very useful when crushed up and sniffed into the nostrils. Especially when dealing with mucus from allergies and mucus in the head and chest.

Hyssop is mentioned in the bible in Psalm 51:7: “PURGE ME WITH HYSSOP AND I SHALL BE CLEAN; WASH ME AND I SHALL BE WHITER THAN SNOW.” It is extremely useful for all mucus problems in the chest throat and lungs. Use it as a gargle to loosen up mucus in the throat. NOTE: Never use for more than one week at a time.

There you have some excellent herbal solutions to mucus problems in the throat, lungs and chest. Always consult an herbal practitioner and you doctor when you have questions about dosage and mixing herbs with any medications you may already be taking.

As always, I wish you the best on your quest for Superior Vocal Health.

David, thanks for joining us today and sharing these amazing herbs with us. Sometimes we forget the simplest remedies can be so effective.


David Aaron Katz is a professional Opera singer, Cantor, Nutritional Consultant, Herbalist, Head of the Vocal Faculty for the Bronx Defenders Training Academy and CEO of Superior Vocal

His life mission is to help Voice Professionals from around the world to learn how to heal, maintain and strengthen their voices naturally without chemical or drugs. 

To find out more about David and his work, visit him at


Pump Up Your Book and David Aaron Katz are teaming up to give you a chance to win a some great prizes!

Here’s how it works:
Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form below. This promotion will run through October 31. 

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on November 1, 2013. Visit each blog stop to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour. The tour schedule can be found on David’s Tour Page.

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Thanks for joining us today. Do you use herbs to help with ailments?


  1. Mason - Thanks for hosting David.

    David - There are so many different natural things we can use (and do) to keep in better health. Thanks for suggesting some of them.

  2. David, thanks again for joining us and sharing this information. I'm always amazed at how well herbs work and I especially like the fact they are better for our bodies than prescription medicines in the long run.

  3. David, I have so much mucous that sometimes I'm drowning--oh and I can't swim. :) I'll give these a try. Your book sounds wonderful. I love natural remedies.

    Hi, Mason.

  4. Great to read about these herbs. Will check out your book. Thanks for hosting, Mason!


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