Wondering how to cure a hangover? The best “cure” is to not get one in the first place –sorry for the snark!
Autoimmune Disease and Detoxing
For those of us with autoimmune disorders and detox pathway issues such as the MTHFR mutation, alcohol can act like a poison to our system.
How to Cure a Hangover
That said, here are my favorite tips for how to cure a hangover!
How to Get Over a Hangover: Rehydrate
Drinking alcohol in excess is incredibly dehydrating. The most important part of your hangover cure will be to drink healthy liquids like water.
Yes, water –it’s free, so guzzle up!
Bone Broth Hangover Cure
Bone broth contains electrolytes as well as crucial vitamins and minerals that can help you recover from a hangover.
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The protein in bone broth supplies you with the building blocks for energy and the collagen can help soothe your gut lining after a night of heavy drinking.
Try my Ginger and Turmeric Bone Broth recipe to help with nausea.
To make it, heat up Kettle & Fire bone broth, then add ground ginger, ground turmeric, and a pinch of sea salt.
Chia Water Detox
I love chia water because fiber is a good way to prevent that nasty entero-hepatic recirculation cycle that may be caused by drinking alcoholic beverages.
Wondering how do you make Chia Water?
Let the Chia Water stand for at least 2 hours in order to allow the chia seeds to hydrate and release their soothing soluble fiber.
Chia water will not only help you stay hydrated it provides nutrients and valuable fiber.
This fiber assists in sweeping the toxins contained in alcohol out of your system more rapidly and efficiently.
Coconut Water for Hangover
The boys like to drink coconut water to rehydrate and rebalance after partying a little too hard.
I find for someone my age, with my glucose metabolism challenges, coconut water is laden with far too many carbohydrates to do me much good.
But since they love it, I wanted to share the “coconut water for hangover” hack with you here.
Ginger Licorice Tea Soother
My ginger licorice tea recipe heals the gut and soothes your sinuses –nothing better than that after a night on the town!
Coffee Migraine Breaker
Really? Coffee? Yes, although it can be a double edged sword.
Coffee has caffeine which can relieve the symptoms of a migraine from a hangover, providing good pain relief.
On the other hand, coffee, like alcohol, is a diuretic and so can further dehydrate you.
Dandelion Coffee: Liver Cleanser
My easy Dandelion Coffee recipe, made with liver cleansing dandelion root and chicory, is the healthy alternative to regular coffee.
This healthy brew can provide you with that liver relieving boost you may need after a binge.
When the boys drink and ask me how to recover, I recommend LMNT electrolytes to help them get rehydrated.
Electrolyte imbalances can occur as a result of acute alcohol intoxication –i.e., drinking too much.
If you would like to detox and retox simultaneously, I have some great electrolyte based cocktails, including my:
What is a Mocktail?
If you want to drink without the hangover, you can sip on mocktails, that’s what I do.
Wondering what is a mocktail? A mocktail is a drink crafted without liquor using a variety of ingredients that may include sparkling water, fruit juice, herbs, and other tasty items.
Here are some easy mocktail recipes for you –in case you want to enjoy the drink and skip the hangover!
How Long Does a Hangover Last?
In general, a hangover will last less than 24 hours. But those can be a miserable 24 hours!
Here are some of the symptoms that drinking too much can cause:
- Stomach Pain
- Light Sensitivity
- Poor Sleep
Good Bye Crapulence
Did you know that the term “crapulence” is another word for hangover?
I hope that if you are struck with crapulousness, it does not last long and that these hangover cures help get rid of it!