Why We Are Crazy for Cucumbers!

As we all have learned by now, hydration is not only vital for your professional voice, but it tops the list of nearly every overall health or diet regimen. Getting our eight-to-ten glasses of water per day can be a horribly boring chore but there’s good news for those of you who never seem to hit your daily intake – FOOD has water and that counts!

Fruits and vegetables are packed with water and a multitude of vitamins and minerals that not only help keep you hydrated, but their many health benefits can be applied to your beauty regimen.

One of our favorite and most versatile foods is the cucumber.  Made up of over 95% water, cucumbers are one of the best ways to reach your daily hydration goal without limiting yourself to boring old H20. Cucumbers have natural anti-inflammatory properties that help the brain and our under-eye-circles, and can even freshen your breath – all major benefits for the busy professional.

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Is Your Ab Routine Damaging Your Voice?

Exercise is essential for a healthy life. Exercising keeps your muscles strong, body lean, mind sharp, mood happy and immune system boosted – but your dedication to the gym and your weekly CrossFit classes may be doing damage to your voice.

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Fight Acid Reflux – 7 Summer Food Swaps to Avoid Reflux without Ruining Your Summer BBQ

Caused by stomach acid flowing back up into the esophagus, acid reflux is not only uncomfortable, but can be a detriment to your professional voice.

The most common causes of acid reflux are related to consuming large amounts of food that are high in acid and fat, eating heavily before bed, alcohol or carbonated beverages, or taking certain muscle relaxers, ibuprofen or aspirin.

Basically, everything you did over your 4th of July weekend (or typical summer BBQ).

So now that we know the biggest triggers for acid reflux, what are the best alternatives to curb the nasty side effects without ruining your summer BBQ plans?
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