Mucus Relief For Singers! Incredible Free Tips And Remedies For Singing Wellness! Ken Tamplin Vocal
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Hey guys, welcome back again to Ken Tamplin
Vocal Academy. Today we’re going to be discussing how to get rid of mucus off of our vocal cords,
but before we do that, I think it’s really important to ask ourself one big question,
and the question is this: there’s an old saying “You are what you eat.” So the
question is what do you put into your body? I like to think of my body as like an engine of a car. And if I pour sludge into the engine of my car, I can’t expect high performance.
So with that said, nutrition plays such a key and pivotal role in staying healthy. And
if we have mucus on the cords, more times than not, it’s because our body is fighting
off an infection, or something’s just not right. So, for feeding our body cheeseburgers,
and pizza, and popcorn, and potato chips, and cococola and a bunch of crap, please
don’t expect your body’s immune system to perform at full capacity. So, but with
that said, there is a lot of really cool things we can do to countermand that, and to also
have a good immune function, but also some other remedies that can help us to get rid of mucus
off the cords. So, I’m going to start really quickly with some of my Go -To’s.
Now, I’ve toured the world for 30 years, and in the 30 years that I’ve toured, believe
it or not, I’ve only cancelled two shows. That’s right. You heard me, two shows, due
to cold and flu. One was a respiratory thing that I had, and another was a case of pneumonia
that I had. In fact, when I sang one of the videos, “How to sing like Freddie Mercury”
I actually Sang That Video When I HAD PNUEMONIA, believe it or not. You can even hear the congestion,
because I used to have post nasal drip, or sinusitis, and that’s another thing that
can cause mucus on the cords, is post nasal drip. So, maybe if we get time we’ll talk
about that, but first and foremost, what might Go – To’s are, for myself, is: Nutrition.
I really subscribe to a book by a guy named Dr. Fuhrman, it’s called “Eat To Live”.
Now, this book is predominantly focused on people losing weight. I’ll put it on the
screen so you can see it, but it’s really focused on Super Nutrition. So, I don’t
know that you can follow it to the letter of the law, but I’ll tell you what, man,
if you can follow some of what this book has to say, as far as nutrition, you are going
to be in the 80 percentile, or 85 percentile bracket of people that can eat and maintain
good vocal health, and to remove mucus from the cords, and so, and mucus from all over,
sinus infections, and whatever. Now, in addition, then, to that, once we’ve
established good dietary practices, one of the things that I do for colds, now colds
and flu are two different things, but one of the things I do for colds is just simply
take zinc lozenges. You do a zinc lozenge, you can do it every couple hours, five, up
to five times a day, and you can do it up to five, to six days for the week. Now, you
want to stop after that, because it can actually tear down immune function if you do it too
long, but it’s an extraordinary way that the minute you start to feel a cold or flu,
suck on a sink lozenge and chances are you won’t get it at all, and if you do it will
be cut in half, or less than half, and then the total duration of the cold itself will
also be shortened. So instead of having a cold for four or five days or something, you’ll
get it for a day, maybe two at best, at most. Now you’ve seen other things like Emergent-C,
and stuff like that that also has zinc in it, so there’s some cool stuff out there
that’s like that. Something else that I do that is just absolutely awesome: it’s
fairly new. It’s called liposomal vitamin C. This stuff is Rock Star good. And what
it is, it actually has an absorption rate, I think of over 1000 times that of a buffered
or ascorbic acid, and/or, like rosehips or something like that, regular vitamin C, a chewable
vitamin C, over 1000 times absorption rate, because the molecules are a lot smaller so
it can absorb and be retained into the body much better.
Something else that I do, and I love this stuff, it’s called Danielle L’Don’s
grape seed extract spray. It’s called anti-viral fungal fighter. And this stuff is really cool.
You spray it under the tongue, you can also do this every hour, every 20 minutes. I mean, it’s grape seed extract. It’s not going to hurt you. But if it’s bitter, under the tongue,
it lets you know you have an infection. And when it stops being bitter, you’ll start
noticing that your cold or flu has gone away. This stuff is absolutely awesome.
Something else that’s really, really good, ha, ha. it’s kind of a funny name… But this company
here, it’s called Wish Garden… This is a guy who’s very anal about stuff that he
makes, it’s called Kick Ass Biotic, heh, heh. True Story, that’s the name, I’ll
show you on the screen. And he has a great line of products. A product called “Get
Over It” and some other stuff. Anyway, he makes some really great healthy organic stuff
that includes echinacea and goldenseal. If you can’t get this, you can get all this
stuff online. By the way, I have no vested interest in any of this stuff. I don’t own
stock in any of these companies, nothing. It’s just these are things I know for a
fact that work, and have worked well for me to keep me healthy, especially on the road,
you know, with bad sleep, and sometimes bad food, time changes, weather changes, in and
out of cold air conditioning, hot conditions, and so forth… Dryness… But anyway, echinacea
and goldenseal by Zand. This stuff is awesome too, I highly recommend it. So, you can either
go with the kick ass biotic or you can go with this, they’re both really good.
Now I want to talk about biotics because a lot of people have taken a lot of antibiotics,
and I’m going to take a little side note here before I get into flu… But because
of that, we have lost a lot of the lactopro, the cool hairs that grab the good bacteria
from our stomach, and we’re really deficient in being able to retain these good bacteria.
So, with that said, I strongly recommend getting a good probiotic. Try to get the good refrigeratable
ones… And guys, I know some of this stuff, kind of, is a little expensive. I think this
is like about 50 bucks and it’s like a two month’s supply. But how much are you going
to spend on antibiotics at the doctor’s office or going to a hospital visit. I promise
you’ll spend a lot more than that just in synthetic things that actually don’t make
you well, but barely put a Band-Aid on things. So, or prolong situations at best.
Something else I like to do is oil of oregano, this stuff is really good too. Works for colds
and helps clear off some of the mucus on the cords. So getting back to echinacea and goldenseal,
or the kick ass biotic: you spray it in the back of the throat, and you, like elderberry,
and some other things that are in it, you just let it come, just gently go down the
throat and it’s super awesome. Something else that’s excellent. Excellent,
excellent, I’ll put it on the screen is Perio Wash. now, a lot of us have heard of,
you know, gargling with Listerine, for example… That’s like gargling with kerosene. If you
swallow that stuff, it even says it on the jar, it says “rush to the hospital immediately,”
you know, from swallowing this stuff, don’t swallow it.. Perio Wash is 100% natural, all
organic… Exceptional. You can gargle with that, it works so good, it’s so soothing,
especially for sore throats and again, like I said, mucus on the cords or a lot of gack,
a lot of gack in the throat. For flu, something that’s excellent is colloidal
silver. This stuff RULES, and why? Get the 1100 ppm or 1000 ppm, try to get up there.
A whole dropper full, once a day, 3, 4, or 5 days, the minute you start to feel a little
bit of fever, or chills, or something coming on, use this stuff, it will absolutely knock
out flu. Boom. Flat on its back, which is super awesome.
Something else that’s really, really cool: Nature has its own antibiotic: and it’s
just simply called GARLIC. You can take raw garlic and you can chop it up, put it on a
piece of toast, not too much, a clove or two. BOOM. Eat it. Give it the same respect you
would as an antibiotic, and it will absolutely rock your world and help you overcome a cold
and a flu both. It works for both, actually. Something else that’s really cool is just
ginger, man. Cut off a little sprig of ginger. Chop it up in some green tea, or some tea,
and slowly sip this. Ginger is excellent! Very excellent for colds and flu and also
getting rid of inflammation and gack on the cords.
Also guys, it’s helpful to take just a good multivitamin, you know, because we’re not
getting a lot of nutrition in our food and stuff, so, a good multivitamin just once a
day or twice a day, or whatever the prescribed thing is, absolutely awesome.
Speaking of something that we don’t get a lot every day as well, is vitamin D3. This
stuff is also excellent, and almost all of us are deficient in vitamin D three, so I
highly recommend this. And I know it sounds like a lot of stuff, but in the wake of what
I’m talking about it really, really isn’t. Something else that I also highly recommend
is Omega-3. Omega-3 oils. This stuff will help with brain function, and all kinds of good
stuff, and it’s just something that’s an absolute necessity in our diets. I actually
happen to like the cod liver oil, the lemon flavored… I forget what the name… Carlson’s,
I believe it’s called… I’ll put that on the screen too.
And then I’m going to talk about a couple more things, but lastly, about this subject.
This is incredible. This sucker right here is awesome. This company called my PurMist,
I’ll post this on the screen too, has made a humidifier that is literally hospital grade,
and it’s self-cleaning. This thing totally rocks. They even have eucalyptus tabs you
can put here in the humidifier, and you just put it on. They even have it with a strap.
You just do it maybe two minutes, three minutes a day, a couple, three times a day… Totally
clears out the sinuses, totally clears out the crap on the cords. Absolutely awesome,
guys. So with that said, I hope this was helpful
for you. I’m going to post all this stuff on the screen so you can see where to get
it. Go online and just research this stuff, and until next time, thank you for joining
me. Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy.


100 thoughts on “Mucus Relief For Singers! Incredible Free Tips And Remedies For Singing Wellness! Ken Tamplin Vocal

  1. A lot of these are hard to come by around here in Belgium. Of course we can order it from amazon us but pay a huge loads of shipping.

    Another thing that is very helpfull (to be found in both us and europe) is Gelo Revoice. It's a melting tablet that actually lays some kind of foam layer in your throath with some healing and softening capacities, you can use that before you start warming up or when you feel you have a soar throath. Just thought it was worth mentioning 🙂

    Also, the "classic" vix, in hot water and the….should I call it resporator? the thing you  use to put over your nose and mouth. one spoon of it in boiling water and breath with your nose and mouth as deep as you can. I have to say, if you got a sinus infection it will bloody hurt your head, extremely at some times, but it loosens the mucus and it WILL help… if breathing through your nose with you have sinusitis or anything like that is too painfull, just try breathing through the mouth and it will also help a bit at the sinuses, but try to at least carefully breath through the nose too.

    These are tips I found helpful during my touring days.

  2. I have to like cough up mucus whenever I wake up and it’s like killing my voice, this helped a lot thanks

  3. Thank you for this beneficial upload. I love it! More good uploads from you about how to take care of each voice. Thank you. God bless ❤️

  4. I live in SC… there is literally 2 inches of pollen on my car right now… no amount of nutrition is going to help me. Lol!

  5. Another book to read is optimum sports nutrition I don't know who it's by but I am pretty sure it's on audible and Amazon check it out

  6. Thanks….
    I Talk For A Living And This Information Will Help Me Do That Without issue Of The Disgusting GAK

  7. Marshmallow (the herb not the confection) tea is really good for clearing mucus, especially from the lungs. You have to let it steep for a long time and the resulting concoction is a bit slimy, but works really well to knock it loose. Loose tea and a strainer is better than bags.

  8. Hey … Me, too!!! I live on the Anti-Cancer soup🤗 I also use lyposomal Vit C – Glutathione – and, AHA … (in handy sachets) made by a company called LivOn. I also juice lemon,lime,ginger, and lemongrass and combine it with warm water and honey … it keeps me keepin' on!!! My respiratory disease creates a lot of gluey mucus, so I take N- Acetyl Cysteine, which almost removes, or significantly thins the mucus. (A life saver👌). I listened to your FM cover the other day .. and, haven't stopped telling ppl about it…. He's my fav artist – and, Ken Tamplin … YOU NAILED IT!!! 💖

  9. Good info. My number one enemy is anything Dairy. My vocal cords will feel like a ball of phlegm if I eat dairy. Because I have arthritis, every so often the doctor puts me on steroids for a month. The last time I took them it gave me really bad acid reflux which antacids wouldn't even help. It did so much damage to my esophagus and vocal cords that it took two to three months for to heal so I could sing again.

  10. Hey Ken was hoping if you can elaborate on post nasal drip? How long did it last? What kind of symptoms and what helped?

  11. Turmeric Curcumin with BioPerine (bioperine helps it absorb 2,000% more) and learn about probiotics, if it doesn't get to your intestines, it isn't really helping you – lame video (the one I'm posting, not yours!) but accurate. https://youtu.be/KP_GDU2jxMY  Thanks for your video, maybe my thoughts will help you continue to be the best Ken you can be….

  12. Brethren can you make a video of exercices of how to do super extreme high notes, like you do.

  13. A whole food plant based diet will ensure you never get sick, not even a cold. And of course, smoking kills any attempt to sound good. All Vegetables, not just garlic. 100% natural, better than any pill! Go for oil-free, you won't believe the difference!

  14. Ken, as a Registered Dietitian (RD), I applaud your outstanding efforts to incorporate healthy nutrition into your lifestyle and approach to vocal performance. Your suggestions of garlic and ginger are some easy, inexpensive, and readily available foods that really rock! But don't forget to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!

  15. Dang Ken, thank you again!! I swear you have more valid information than my doctor. Most doctors have no clue how to help singers!!!

  16. Help just got out of hospital! No voice! Please advise,,pain and thick mucus. No infection now but could you type out the best product to help get rid of thick mucus,thanks!,, grace

  17. Do you have natural remedy for vocal fold cyst…do you have advice that i can use to get rid of the cyst without surgery…

  18. Zinc!!! Colloidal Silver!!! But the herbs rule!!! Raw garlic!!! Ginger tea!!!
    Garlic onion black tea with ginger and black pepper! Natural is best. Black tea warm clears my throat and chords even in a Smokey room. A rock star coats my throat with a syrup that drips and becomes clumps. Water is always a must but i prefer green or black tea while singing. A beer unwinds a bit but i find alcohol makes me reckless about my long term vocal components. I when tight throat and cold have gargled…..not swallow but hard and soft gargled with jack daniels. Fasting re sets the body… 1 day is good. 2 will change everything.
    It is a perfect uniting of the spirit and soul when the body no longer dictates who you are or how you feel or what you need to do.
    Beyond stretching what do you do Ken for the day you need to play, sing, or record and you wake with a back ache or a head ache or that kinked neck that adds 15 years instantly to one's current age?
    I am guessing you likely don't smoke weed, i also know that after a lifetime of yoga, it can still take days to fully work a kink out. If smoking weed and or burning incense in the room, warm tea cuts it for the throat as no other. I don't eat or very light when I play or record and I never drink soda, tea for me has been the only beverage besides water that I can drink and sing for hours with out….say drinking beer and burping…. Even water goes down but only fills the gut. It doesnt for me , keep my throat liquid with so much air passage unless i drink constant. So i hydrate heavy long before and after. But sing lean light and with tea. How do you approach this???? As always…. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  19. Tea or other products with slippery elm bark (a mucilage) can help soothe the throat. Thayer’s brand has lozenges with it. (I think their spray doesn’t have the slippery elm in it.) Throat Coat tea by Traditional Medicinals works great. (The one that comes with lemon in it does not work as well as the plain.) Just steep well and add honey. 🍯

  20. Many thanks …. amazing video again

    But can you do a full video includes what kind of exercises that a singer must do evry day or how to practice singing daily?

  21. I hate zinc lozenges. I have a lot of medical issues therefore I take a pharmacy-load of Rx medications some of which give me dry mouth. Also the medical cannabis I take for severe pain tends to cause cotton mouth, but oddly enough can also cause a load of mucus if I smoke too much in one session without staying hydrated throughout. It can also cause a nasty bout of heartburn in me sometimes for some reason. Anyway, when you already have a dry mouth, sucking on something that is so dry that it almost seems waterproof is not pleasant.

  22. 3:33 — OMG, does that product reduce or eliminate fungal infections like thrush? Because of my illnesses, I deal with waves of inflammation and recurrent fungal rashes and infections. I get mouth sores at times that my doctor has said look fungal. So does that product heal, or help to heal, fungal issues in the mouth and throat?

  23. With regard to the cost of all of this, that's my biggest barrier here. I'm poor and disabled so my only income is SSI disability. I have medicaid for my medical and prescription costs. But as far as I know, medicaid wouldn't pay for these things. They're pains in the ass regarding "alternative therapies". I have been wanting to try using biotics for a long time but just can't afford it. =(

  24. Thank you Ken for this video its really helpful, but my only issues is how to get this products in my country.
    Please can you make a video on exercises that a singer can do to improve his/her voice daily for beginner
    Thank you

  25. I just ordered KTVA singing course and I JUST got a cold. I have not been sick since 2009. Now I have to wait to begin!

  26. Hey brother. I know you're a busy man, but you should join the Facebook group "Jesus music 1969-1989." Both fans and quite a few of the guys you probably toured and played with all tell stories, share music, and enjoy virtual fellowship. I wouldn't be surprised if you know quite a few of the members. This isnt spam, I'm nothing but a member who loves the group. Hope to see you over there sometime! God Bless for all your ministry and entertainment through the years! Blessings!

  27. Barry is a no go for me and I even had to pretty much give up most dairy products. I have cheeseburgers but I had to switch to soy milk.

  28. The timing of the music at the end is hilarious 😂 I’m impressed bc most people don’t care to research these things and this video was a straight to the point list of all the things I have found as well, but still I took notes, vocal coach and natural remedies, no where else man!

  29. Sooo as I mentioned before, I’ve been signing all my life including performances. I’m a mezzo soprano and not too bad. But even when I’m not sick, my sinuses clog up and get mucus in my throat which annoys me when I sing. Do I have to get sinus surgery to sing better or just use nasal spray? I eat healthy and ONLY drink water every day.

  30. Also, which types of cough drops are good or bad for your chords? I use the lemon/honey ones before and after rehearsal which is about an hour before the performance. If I give 110% at rehearsal then my performance voice is at like 85 or 90%. Are cough drops good to sooth chords before performance?

  31. Blowing me away again Ken. Lot of stuff here what about the singers who used to use a throat spray not for flu but as a lubricant, does the voice box require lubricating to help protect from nodes? If so what to use?

  32. Something else you can do is buy either a NutraBullet 900 or NutraBullet RX and make grape and pineapple smoothies. Pineapple breaks up mucus and the grape will coat the throat. Works wonders on colds.

  33. Thank you, I am going to try this as I keep getting sick after I almost recover……will also get that book and see how it goes

  34. List of items: Book, Joel Furhman, "Eat to Live",
    liposomal Vitamin C with rosehip, zinc lozenges, Emergen-C, Danielle Ladons Grapeseed Extract spray, Antiviral Fungal Fighter Spray, Kick-Ass Biotic by Wish Garden, Echinacea and Goldenseal by Zand, refrigerated ProBiotics, oil of oregano, olive leaf oil, Perio Wash, Colloidal Silver 1100 parts per million, Garlic (raw cloves), ginger (fresh), multi-vitamin with extra D3, Omega 3-6-9 cod liver oil, humidifier by My PurMist.

  35. You are so right, you eat junk it makes you feel bad. I recently found out that even eggs which are one of the best protein super foods pound for pound are a trigger for me for immune issues. so wheat, dairy and eggs , . all on the once a year box

  36. Ken, how do singers "break" their voices during a song? That is be singing one note then seemlessly singing another note with no pause.. Eric Clapton seems to be able to do this flawlessly. Thank you

  37. All true, Ken, i'm suffering from acute chronic pharyngitis, which ofcourse very often affects the larynx too. And after reading a tons information finally i quit the antibiotics and i started natural feeding ofcourse i make some breaks ones or twice per week. And i can tell that all of the hand and homemade cooking that i do pays off a lot.
    In fact all that i do i keep my reserves full and ready and prepared for the time that the sickness comes. The immune system is a defending system and it works exactly as a national defense so keep it well armed well fed with rich reserves! It's so simple.

  38. Ken Tamplin I just wanted to thank you a bunch I started listening to you and watch every video you post on here I haven't caught on yet….working on it. But I have learned how to control my vibrato and headvoice I still tend to lose my breath from time to time but I didn't know how to sing well I still don't but I have improved so much thanks to you 🙂☺. I am also saving for your lessons 👌👍. Thank you so much for the free info but now you have proven that your teaching styles work . Thank you I wish I could send you my music videos so you can see where I make mistakes or where i need work . anyways thank you Mr.

  39. When i go into my head voice, my mucus cracks it .
    I know its bcz of the mucus cuz my head voice used to be good and when i get my mucus out i can sing just fine.

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