Natural Ink: 3 Natural Ways to Heal a Hangover

Monday, August 3, 2015

3 Natural Ways to Heal a Hangover

Oops, you did it again, huh? Mixed your IPA with your vodka? Drank the whole bottle of wine? Did eleven body shots? Did you, really? Can we be friends?

If you did any of the above you might not feel so great in the morning. Head spinning, stomach churning, hands shaking. Ah, hangovers. They happen. Here's a couple of tricks I swear by the ease the majority of the symptoms.


Oil Pulling. If you're not on the bandwagon yet, you may not know all the amazing things pulling does. It helps with teeth whitening, bacteria, toxins, etc., so of course it helps with the extra toxins in you from a night of partying. I find this particularly helpful with the nausea aspect of a hangover. Put a tablespoon of melted coconut oil in your mouth and swish around for 20 minutes, then spit out (do not swallow [that's what she said!] - you'll just swallow all the toxins it's pulled out) and brush your teeth. Around minute 10 I feel massive relief from any symptoms.

Pickle Juice. Wait, what? No, no typo here. A hangover is typically mostly dehydration. Pickle juice is amazing for rehydrating you. It has salt, electrolytes, and vinegar that will help settle your stomach and rehydrate you better than water will. Down at least 8oz, but I drink this even when I'm not hungover (I may have a problem).

Detox Bath. Take a hot bath with 1 1/2 cups epsom salt, 1/2-1 cup baking soda, a splash of apple cider vinegar, and add in some sea salts if you like, too. This combo will help boost the magnesium in your body and will help draw out toxins. Hang out for 40 minutes or longer. It takes 20 to release the toxins and another 20 for your body to really soak up the goodies you put in the water.

Removing the toxins from the previous night and rehydrating are the two main goals when healing a hangover.  Use these natural tricks and they'll get you back on track to your next night out - maybe with a few less body shots, okay?


No comments: