November 30, 2014 0 Comments Winter

How to Cure a Hangover – Preparing for the Festive Season

How to Cure a Hangover


When we over indulge, alcohol becomes toxic and our body reacts, equalling the symptoms of a hangover. The best cure for a hangover is prevention; drink in
moderation and keep well hydrated throughout the time you are drinking. However, let’s be honest for a lot of us, with the festive season fast approaching, this means Christmas parties, lots of yummy food and alcohol.

Picture this: you have enjoyed a fun night of drinking, dancing and laughing, ending up drinking more than you intended. You have a few hours of disturbed sleep and wake with a pounding headache, which gets worse with any movement, any noise sounds twice as loud, light seems to escalate the pounding in your sore head and your mouth is as dry as a desert. What’s more you are nauseous, feeling like you want to vomit and are unable to do so. You are feeling irritable and oversensitive – does any of this sound familiar?

This is how we generally describe a hangover, however it also describes the symptoms of Nux Vomica; a homeopathic remedy that works wonders for the day after the night before. Homeopathy is a great natural alternative to help speed up the recovery process. If these symptoms match how you are feeling, take Nux Vomica 30c every 30 minutes until you start to feel better. As the festive season is fast approaching I
recommend you purchase some Nux Vomica 30c in preparation!

Remedies can be purchased from a Homeopathic Pharmacy such as Ainsworth, Helios or Nelsons.

Other things you can do to help cure your hangover:

1. Ginger Root – ginger is used to help nausea and seasickness. If you feel on the
nauseous side, cut up 10 slices of fresh ginger and put in boiling water. Boil for
10 minutes and strain the ginger. Add into the boiling water, juice of a lemon and a few teaspoons of honey. The lemon will help to alkalise your body and the honey will help to replenish some essential sugars your body has lost.

2. Freshly squeezed juice – this will help raise your blood sugar levels. Use orange juice, however if your stomach is feeling queasy stick with apple juice.

3. Vitamin B’s – these are responsible for many metabolic processes including helping the liver to detox effectively. Alcohol depletes vitamins.
Try taking a Vitamin B Complex the morning after.

4. Bananas – if you can handle eating a banana, it will help replace the lost potassium.

5. Food – you need to get some energy back! Try to start with simple, easy to digest foods such as toast, rice or soup. If you can stomach vegetables they will do you the world of good!

6. Last and perhaps most obvious – drink lots of WATER! Alcohol dehydrates the
system, you need to hydrate!

Hope these tips help your recovery over the festive season!

I would be delighted to hear of any other natural remedies that you have tried. If you would like to know how I can help please contact me.

Best wishes

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