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Natural remedies for a Hangover

 

Home Remedies and Cures for a Night of Over- Indulgence with Alcohol

Your best bet to avoid a hangover is by not drinking, of course, but that’s not what you came here for. The next best step to avoid a hangover is to be healthy. If you eat lots of fresh raw fruits and vegetables, get lots of vitamins and enzymes, don’t have Candida, and don’t have an overly toxified liver, chances are you won’t even get a hangover. Or if you do, it will be mild.

Every single one of these hangover remedies can be done for any reason at any time and will make you feel great. If you’re sick, tired, sore, depressed, or just looking to take better care of yourself, give these ideas a try. And if you know you’re about to go get hammered, go ahead and drink plenty of fluids and take  B vitamins and potassium and all the other good nutrition you can right beforehand.

Since these are natural remedies, forget the Gatorade and the Advil. And avoid coffee, or try a healthier coffee choice. Your kidneys and liver have been through enough.

Headache

For a headache, you should always have this amazing natural cure: Doc Shillington’s Pain and Headache Formula.

Kill the Yeast

Drinking alcohol can wreck havoc on your body’s digestive ecosystem. Thorne’s SF 722 is undecylenic acid, a potent fatty acid that kills Candida. This is the best there is to kill yeast. Everyone should have this supplement at all times. And after a night of heavy drinking, Candida can be a serious issue. Take 10 capsules twice a day and rid your body of most of its Candida faster than any other remedy available. And if you’ve ever woken up with an itchy crotch, itchy armpits, itchy feet, and/or a white itchy tongue and mouth, these are most likely symptoms of yeast problems. And yeast can inhibit the body’s ability to do its job in many ways, including processing alcohol. Plus it causes terrible headaches and B vitamin deficiencies.

Renew the Bacteria

Probiotics can help someone get over a hangover and settle an upset stomach.

Yogurt or Kiefer are two good choices (goat milk or coconut milk kefir are good alternatives to cow’s milk). If you have access to it, get some BioK. The live cultures in BioK are strong enough to survive the stomach acid and flourish in the intestines where they are supposed to do their job.

Wake Up, Rejuvenate, and Detoxify

An Epson salt bath with wasabi is a great way to relax, detoxify, and ease an achy body. If you have access to a sauna, you can sweat it out. Bring peppermint essential oil and put some on your skin but avoid your eyes.

Take a 2 ounce shot of ginger juice. Make some green tea with ginger. Drink a few drops of liquid cayenne pepper extract.

Make a gallon of lemonade with stevia and cayenne and drink it all day to help further detoxify and rehydrate.

Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) and milk thistle can help you detoxify your liver. You can get Reishi here.

Rehydrate

Coconut water, fresh and raw, is an excellent

source of the five essential electrolytes, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, and calcium. Coconut water is absolutely perfect for anyone anytime, but especially during a hangover. Water is the second best choice.

Balance Your PH

Alcohol makes your body very acidic. Body Balance balances the body’s PH. Purchase here.

You can make your own by mixing raw apple cider vinegar and black strap molasses, equal parts. (Take 2 tablespoons.) Black

strap molasses is also a good source of B vitamins.

Nutrition

If you drank too much alcohol, you need lots of nutrition. Making a salad with a ton of different vegetables (like the one in this article) and eating a banana will go a long way in restoring the body’s vitamins and minerals and other nutrients.

While you’re at it, add some raw asparagus to that salad. Recent studies claim that eating asparagus before (and after) heavy drinking boosts key enzymes responsible for breaking down alcohol in your system. But remember that cooking foods kills enzymes, so eat it raw.

A great multivitamin to have, that is also one of the best sources for complete B vitamins, is Buried Treasure VM-100 Complete.

And Last but Not Least

If possible, get some more sleep! Alcohol damages the body. The body repairs itself when it sleeps. Sleep it off whenever possible.

Warning

Body Balance and ginger can make some people end up praying to the porcelain god. You should know how you react to the taste before you try to drink them on a queasy stomach from a night of drinking. On the other hand, vomiting may just be the best thing for you!

Michael Edwards

Michael Edwards

Michael Edwards is the founder, owner, editor-in-chief, and janitor for Organic Lifestyle Magazine. At age 17, Michael weighed more than 360 pounds. He suffered from allergies, frequent bouts of illness, and chronic, debilitating insomnia.

Conventional medicine wasn’t working. While he restored his health through alternative medicine he studied natural health and became immersed in it.

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