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Avoid Hangovers by Knowing What Not To Do

May 8, 2008
There are two tired and true ways to avoid a hangover. The first is don't drink and the second is know your limits if you are going to drink. Your limit being the amount of alcohol that you know you can safely drink and be in control of yourself (meaning not getting drunk).

Since are generally not the same age, height and weight, alcohol affects them differently and what one person should not do in order to avoid hangovers, another person might be able to do and be fine. Knowing the "what not to do's" then becomes a personal list. One person's list of what not to do in order to avoid hangovers will be different than another person's list.

A hangover is really a lesson in physiology. You have to understand the physics of what makes up the essence of a "hangover" and then apply that to each individual to discover what each individual "not to do list to avoid hangover" will look like.

The physiology of alcohol looks something like this:

Dehydration - alcohol evaporates a certain portion of the water contained in your body.

Nervous shock - Alcohol is a depressant drug, and because it is, it has an affect on your nerves; basically sending them into a state of relative hypersensitivity.

Malnutrition - All that alcohol and other liquid (cola, juice, water etc.) that you consumed has effectively flushed your system of any stored vitamins and nutrients that would have been your body's natural defense system; a defense system that is in the dangerously low range right now.

The "what not to do" list are the things that put your body into that dangerously low range.

What not to do should include:

Not eating fatty or greasy food
Not eating dairy products
An obvious one - don't continue drinking

Do not have sex, especially if you are so drunk you have no idea who you are having sex with

Do not mix your types of alcoholic drinks (liquor, wine, beer). Do not do the: drinks before dinner.... wine with dinner.... after-dinner drinks.

Do not drink dark colored alcoholic beverages; they are notorious for giving you the wicked hangovers

Do not overdo it with the sweet blended type of alcoholic beverages. Sugar and alcohol is a very bad mixture. Sugary, trendy drinks that are floating colored blends of syrups and liquors all have the same result when you have too many of them...they end up going back up the way they came down.... yuck!

Since we are all different out lists will not be exactly the same. To avoid a hangover, know what is on your "what not to do list" that will help you to have fun if you choose to drink without regretting all that fun the next morning.
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Scott Meyers is a staff writer for Its Entirely Natural, a resource for helping you achieve a naturally healthy body, mind, and spirit. You may contact our writers through the web site. Follow this link for more information on Hangover Cures.
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