January 31st 2016
I have a dream.
That ONE DAY.
I can drink more than necessary WHENEVER I WANT, and suffer little-to-no consequences for it.
(I’m talking to YOU hangovers)
It’s a dream I’ve felt so passionate about, I told my friend (and health coach), Annie O’Connell.
Someone who I knew would understand exactly what I meant.
When we met 7 years ago in Europe.
We did a lot of things like:
Dance on the streets of Spain after one too few:
Visit the Guiness factory and completely keep our cool:
And scream karaoke circa 4 AM at foreign casinos to a group of Europeans who just didn’t care:
She understood the fun..followed by the struggle. Which is why I confided in her:
“Annie, all I want to do is wake up after a night of ridiculousness and be hella happy to be alive, and ask my friends energetic and useful questions like:
“I can help you.”
“In 11 different ways.”
Cue the collaboration between Olive The People and the health-inspired company, All Is Well.
Together we give you:
11 Ways To Cure A Hangover
True, drinking alcohol isn’t exactly the best way to reach your health goals. BUT, we’re social people. And we like to have a damn good time with people we damn like. And sometimes, the occasion calls for a drink…or three:
A quick note from Annie:
Hangovers are something I do not handle well. Sometimes they’re so bad, I get knocked out for days at a time. Which is why a few months ago, I channeled my health-coach ways and was bound and determined to find the best holistic hangover remedies.
I’ve done a lot of research on this topic:
What alcohol does to your body
How to help it recover from that damage
Not to mention, have lived a life full of travel, holidays, and weddings to give me plenty of opportunities to experiment on myself.
So here’s what I’ve come up with.
And I’m excited to share them with you (along with Olive The People) so we can all kick these hangover for good.
1. Before you go to bed: Drink 2 cups of water
This will save you.
Greasy snacks seem like the savior at the time, but as your body is desperately trying to recover from the intense amount of debauchery that just went down, onion rings and mozz sticks (or burritos if you’re in SoCal) will only set recovery mode >> wayyyy back.
And if you can’t resist the anti-recovery munchies, put yourself to sleep. Because:
It’ll take about .4 seconds anyway.
2. First thing in the morning: Lemonize
Did you know lemon juice is an easy-peasy (lemon squeezy) way to flush out unwanted toxins?
Sprinkle some of this goodness into a mug of warm water, sip away and feel amazing.
3. Pop pills
We mean the good kind.
Like: B Vitamin Complex, Vitamin C, Magnesium (Annie recommends Natural Calm) and if it’s sunny outside, Vitamin D. Why? Because alcohol is a diuretic (a.k.a. frequent bathroom visits).
Which means…it depletes the body of vitamins realllllyy quick. So adding them back in the morning after?
Is good news bears.
4. Put a few drops of peppermint oil on the back of your neck
It’s an instant remedy to get rid of that painfully lingering headache.
5. Treat your feet
This will surprise you.
Spray Thieves (an essential oil blend) on the bottom of your feet and put socks on.
Quick explanation from Annie:
One morning I wasn’t feeling so hot so my mom handed me a bottle of Thieves and said, “here, spray this on your feet and put socks on”. I looked at her funny and quite honestly didn’t believe her, but I was in no position to argue. I was willing to try anything to kick my hangover that day. And you know what? Thirty minutes later, I was feeling much better. If you want to know more click the link. If you don’t care to know more, and just want to trust me like I trusted my mom, feel free to thank me later.
If you’re planning on a second round of drinking, remember this one rule: hair of the dog may help you in the moment, but not in the long run. Drink water and good food in between. First meal of the day recommendation? Two eggs and an avocado.
And there you have it. 11 ways to kick out hangovers and kick up your healthy-ish ways.
Craving more ways to reach your health goals without sacrificing your social life?
Click here to schedule a free Health History Consultation with Annie!
Additionally, here’s rock-solid proof we’ve been in favor of fruit and fruity behavior since 2009.