Common remedies for hangovers

Common remedies for hangovers include:

1. Drink water. Dehydration is probably the most common cause of hangover. The body can no longer excrete water properly after becoming dehydrated, and this gives the alcohol a chance to soak up all the water we lose. So the best way to cure a hangover is to drink enough water to make up for what you lost. (Think of your body as a banks account.) I recommend starting out with just a half ounce of water for each of eight ounces of your favorite alcoholic beverage.

2. Take a hot shower. While in the shower, Occasionally raise the temperature to boiling. This will scald and kill the alcohol, and help the liver work its magic.

3. Eat a good meal. If you find your main course is a big hangover, eat whatever it is to help replenish what you lost from the alcohol. Be careful, though: main courses can contain a lot of precious calories.

4. Get a shot of wheatgrass. wheatgrass contains a lot of vitamin B12, and a side effect of the alcohol is that it dehydrates you. If you're not a huge fan of wheatgrass, there are a number of other remedies you can try; just eat a side of it.

5. Sleep it off. This isn't the easiest remedy for a hangover, but if you really want to give your body a kick, throw the towel on and get some sleep. The quickest way to do this is to get some Tylenol.

6. Carry a six-pack. Unless you're doing drugs, don't realistically consider hanging with a full bladder. If you do, your life will be virtually illuminated. This remedy works fairly well, and it helps to reduce the nausea.

7. If your dizziness is coming from too much alcohol, don't brush your hair when you're coming down with a good dose of it. Call your doctor, and let him or her fix you up with some medicated shampoo. Of course, if all else fails, you can always download the latest issue of Ax moms. For this particular issue, we're going to talk about some non-traditional remedies that can help you get rid of your hangover.

8. Get rid of the soda. purge your system with salt, peppermint, oruerut, grapefruit seed extract, or whatever medicine you may have on hand with an antiseptic effect. If salt and peppermint don't work for you, find out if the product contains something called cascara, which supposedly decreases the effects of hangover. If it does, that's icing on the cake.

9. Try a beet juice remedy. This is one of the few remedies that actually reduces the effect of the alcohol on your body. Be sure to puruce the juice gradually, because an immediate rush of just one beet won't do much for you. To help speed the process, shake the beets with water in between bouts of pulling. This one packs a wallop.

10. Relax. Often aches and pains are a result of stress, not too mention the lack of sleep, so it may be helpful to simply take a few minutes out of the day to do nothing at all. pint of Guinness, anyone?

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