4 Ways to Avoid the Hangover
Avoid that Hangover
It takes a few tries to find the best solution for you personally, but all of these have helped me over the years. I will preface this with the fact that these won't be your "take a Tylenol before you go to bed" options because I'm really trying to find more natural, clean ways to handle life's problems. In dire cases, Ibuprofen, Tylenol and whatever other nasty chemical I have will have to work but the goal is not to take those. Once in a blue moon if you have to.
Drink water consistently throughout the evening
One of my biggest teachings throughout the years is that drinking water night of, really helps. My rule has been to drink a glass of water between all drinks. If you're having wine for example, have 1 glass of wine and then 1 glass of water. This will help to counteract the dehydration of the alcohol with the water, so you'll be less hungover in the AM.
Incorporating activated charcoal is the best way your body is going to be able to process the alcohol, heavy meals and any other toxins. It is ideally taken before eating the food or drinks, but it can be taken within the hour too.
I prefer Cymbiotika’s Activated Charcoal, but there's other options for you on the market. Try to find the cleanest most bioavailable option. To give you an idea of its benefits, activated charcoal helps with longevity and nutritional support which helps your body thrive in an overly toxic environment. "It is helpful for many gastrointestinal issues, candida overgrowth, exposure to mold, radiation, poisons, pesticides, or pharmaceutical residues. This supplement is perfect to take while traveling, dining out, or when consuming or overindulging in alcoholic beverages, as it may reduce common symptoms of an overly acidic body." (Cymbiotika)
Word on the street is that green tea helps with its antioxidant benefits. Specifically "coffee and other caffeinated drinks act as stimulants, which may improve the feelings of fatigue that come with a hangover. Coffee, black tea, and green tea contain some antioxidants that may reduce the adverse effects of alcohol consumption." (Medical News Today)
After a night of drinking, it's best to drink a non-caffeinated cup of tea in the evening (throw in some Sleep Juice from Organic Olivia while you're at it) and then have some matcha in the AM. This is the winning combo.
This is a great supplement to incorporate after drinking, before going to bed. We keep little milk thistle supplements on our bar cart, and I try to remember to chug one every night we decide to have a few drinks.
Simply put, milk thistle is good for liver healing. Specifically Although milk thistle is most often used for liver conditions, such as hepatitis and cirrhosis, the herb is believed some to prevent or treat high cholesterol, diabetes, heartburn, upset stomach (dyspepsia), hangover, gallbladder problems, menstrual pain, depression, and even certain types of cancer." (verywellhealth)