Summertime is Party Time!
Homeopathic Hangover Cures and More Tips for a Fun & Responsible Summer
Issue: June 2012
Exams are over, and you have gone out to paint the town red. Now, it is time to do something good for your body! Homeopathic remedies provide support for liver and kidney, relieve the grogginess, and the kola nut - see picture - supplies a little extra boost to get you back on your feet quickly. Read about hangover symptoms, why too much alcohol strains your body, and how to replenish it naturally. By Antje Wirth
Why the Grogginess?
Alcohol is a diuretic making your body produce more urine, causing dehydration and the loss of valuable vitamins and minerals. In addition, alcohol expands the blood vessels in your body, increases stomach acids, and may trigger the blood sugar level to fall. Too much alcohol, particularly drinks darker in color like red wine and bourbon, contribute to headaches, stomach pain, nausea, a dry mouth and sensitive eyes, as well as trembling, dizziness, and weakened performance.
Soothe & Boost
After a night of overdoing it, it is important to take good care of your body. Homeopathic remedies help break down the alcohol, relieve stomach pressure, and alleviate headaches. They decrease sensitivities to light and noise, shivering, uneasiness, and restlessness. One of the homeopathically prepared ingredients in Hangover Relief, the kola nut pictured above, provides a boost of energy, promotes appetite and digestion, relaxes and invigorates.
In addition, if the morning-after symptoms are especially hellish, the NIH recommends rest as well as foods and liquids containing salt, potassium, and fructose, which is found in fruit juice and honey.