The Italian TV guide “TV Sorrisi e Canzoni” features an article about me and my website!
Here is an extract from the article, translated for you:
We realize how important the voice is when we lose it unexpectedly. But we should rather make some vocal exercises everyday, even when we think it is all right.
Advice for using it well
Try to always maintain a conversational tone: it puts less stress on the vocal cords.
When your voice is lowered or weakened, don’t force it to use a normal tone: this will make it worse.
Do not smoke: especially women and young people, this inflames the vocal cords and over the long term can change your vocal timbre.
Yes to gentle flushes, morning and evening: mouthwashes and warm water and salt, maybe with a little mint (which disinfects and relaxes).