Curing The Post-Holiday Hangover – Maybe

new-years-hangoverAsk anyone involved in the Telluride AIDS Benefit and they’ll tell you abstinence-only does not work. But abstinence only may be the only sure-fire cure for the common hangover. However, I found a blog worth sharing on Time NewsFeed that offers 6 time-tested remedies. Although for sure the best remedy (after not indulging) is time.

Happy New Year! If you’re one of the many revelers around the world who over-imbibed last night, remember for next time that the only real way to cure a hangover is to drink in moderation and avoid getting one at all. But in the meantime, don’t panic, because there are a few easy remedies that will ease your head-pounding, body-aching, regret-having pain.

NewsFeed consulted Dr. Jason Burke, an anesthesiologist who specializes in the treatment of veisalgia (otherwise known as the common hangover) to shed some light on which cures will best alleviate the symptoms. Before you read on, go ahead and grab a glass of water to tide you over.

1. Greasy breakfast food

If you’re craving a big breakfast full of fatty foods, follow your instincts. Fat contains more calories than protein or carbs, so it’s the fastest way to help your body process out the breakdown products of alcohol, Dr. Burke says. Sausage, ham and bacon are also rich with B vitamins, which help further metabolize alcohol’s breakdown products. And then there are eggs and cheese, whose antioxidants will help ease your overall discomfort. So get yourself to the nearest diner and eat up.

2. Wheatgrass

The high concentration of antioxidants will alleviate your hangover symptoms. But be warned, Dr. Burke says: if you’re not accustomed to the taste, it may aggravate the nausea that often accompanies a hangover. So it’s a bit risky, but if you can stomach it, wheatgrass is a great remedy.

3. Pedialyte Freezer Pops

Yes, Pedialyte is meant for children who are dehydrated from diarrhea and vomiting, but it’s also great for adults who are dehydrated from Disaronno and vodka…

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