Home Sick with Barry White's Voice

Good Evening Folks,

Haven’t updated lately cause I’ve been stuck home sick with a cold. Which would be a great time to put together an article or two if it wasnt for the being sick part.

Over the last 3 days I’ve gone through the usual sore throat, sniffles, runny nose, green phlegm, sneezes (I read on www.mylifeisaverage.com that saying pika… before the inevitable sneeze makes colds more fun… they don’t but I still read MLIA anyway).

Obviously what stands out the most is the fact that you can no longer do any voice over work. In my case my voice has gone down an octave… and for a guy who has a baritone voice… that means I speak in bass now. Everything is a rumble… I’m pretty sure if there are any dogs in my neighborhood they are staying away just from the sonic onslaught that is me talking.

So what remedies did I take?

1. Lemon and Ginger bags (with honey)
2. Tea with lemon and honey
3. Hot Lemon with honey
4. Soup (Lentil soup and Pumpkin soup)

Did any of it help?

Sure it did… but not in so much as in the fact that my voice was miraculously cured. We don’t have a china town here in Cairo so it would be highly unlikely that I would be able to find that hornet tea concoction that the voices.com people mentioned in this article : http://blogs.voices.com/voxdaily/2009/09/hornet_tea.html

either way I’m not big on eating bugs… not a delicacy in my culture (although locusts are in the Bedouin culture… but not for all tribes).

Day before yesterday right when it was time to go to bed… my sinuses where just about to blow my head up… which to be honest was the one of the main reasons I went to the doctor the next day… decongestants… they just work!

The Consequences


1. I felt terrible
2. I lost a quick VO job
3. I couldn’t do much
4. I still had to monitor my work email (at the ad agency) in case someone messed up while I was away.


1. No work for 3 days
2. I sounded like Darth Vader (always cool)
3. I took naps (I love naps)

Your Comments,

Drop me a line and tell me how you’ve been people! Whether you have cold remedies you’d like to share or you are also suffering a cold and would like to bond… say it all in the comments section.



1 Comment

  1. Hey Taji!

    I hope that you are feeling better! For me personally, as soon as I think I am getting sick I double dose on Vitamin C, and I start my dose of Una De Gato. It is a combination of Cat’s Claw, Estragalus and Echinacea (not not a real cat’s claw – no bat wings or anythign like that). I used to take Echinacea & Cat’s Claw separately until my doc turned me onto this all in one concoction.

    I also do the following daily but is good when you are sick as well. I sip Jasmine Tea with local Organic honey during the day (anti-bacterial properties in the Jasmine Tea) and Chamomile Tea with Organic honey at night (Chamomile relaxes the muscles & helps you sleep). The honey benefits are absolutely immense as I am sure you know – it’s an antioxidant and has cleansing properties for our body and health and cures many ailments and diseases… I also stay hydrated by drinking several glasses of water throughout the day with fresh squeezed lemon (boosts your white blood cell count and increases healing) a teaspoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar which has tons of benefits (cures allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, sore throats, fatigue and so much more). I start off with a little warm water, mix in 2 teaspoons of honey – the warm water breaks down the honey – then add the rest of your water, vinegar and lemon so make it taste a bit better and I even a dash of cinnamon which helps with respiratory problems, its antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-parasitic, boosts your immune system & even helps with muscle & joint pains.

    There are sop many other benefits that go along with my daily regimen. If you google the above you will see it helps with a plethora of other things as well.

    I also carry Colloidal Silver with me every where I go & use it daily. I spray it in my eyes which goes directly into your blood stream. Spray it in my ears canal and let seep in. tip my head back & spray it up my nose. Plus, I spray it under my tongue then gargle it. It great for your general well being. But when you are sick – you can spray in in your throat – if you have a sore throat – provides immediate relief. Great for ear infections. Also when you spray it in your nose – works better then nasal spray.

    Hope it helps. Google the above & I promise you it will change your life is you do these things daily. the only thing I don’t take daily in the above list is the Una De gato – that is only when I am sick or think I am getting sick to boost my immune system. Many times if you take it in the early stages you won’t even get fully sick.

    Depending on your problem – I have lots of other remedies too. đŸ™‚ I only see a natural physician and I have never been happier or healthier! All the best!

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