Hangover-curing hydrotherapyOh Goop. I don't know whether to avoid you or give you a wet, slobbery, commoner's hug. Sometimes Gwyneth Paltrow's weekly newsletter dazzles me with its usefulness and sparkles. Other times it just makes me feel resentful and 99-percenty. This week's newsletter actually puts me somewhere in the middle. It's all about to recover from a hangover -- and how to prevent one. Useful!
And yet...as I scanned through the newsletter something jumped out at me: All Gwynnie's gurus are making this hangover business way more complicated than it needs to be! Are there any hidden gems of that a broke, regular person like me can use? Let's review the highlights.
1. The newsletter begins with an explanation of what causes a hangover: Useful! And interesting.
2. Get some Alka Selzer and maybe some of that Mercy stuff: Also useful! Though I've no idea if either of them work.
3. Go to a spa for some hydrotherapy: SIGH. Not in the budget. Then again, you could probably pull off Gwyneth's whole routine in your own bathroom -- that is, if you don't have to share it with the rest of your family members like I do. Oh, looks like we're back at SIGH.
4. Hydrate, but not with regular water: Oh dear, here comes Dr. Richard Ash with his "drink lots of fancy Italian sparkling water because bla bla bla" and his "eat low-glycemic foods" and his Vitamin C with "Ultra Quercetin." What? I don't have time for all this. Also, if there are cookies served at the New Year's party I'm eating them.
5. Random Christmas pictures! Neat! Ooh, pity about the turkey bacon. Mmm, hoofed animals...
6. Eat umeboshi plums. Okay! Actually, I've always liked having Japanese food around New Year's.
7. Eat OZ Brain Enhancement Sticks. They only cost $59 a box! No. Just, no.
8. Make yourself a Bloody Mary or some Margaritas the morning after: Now you're talking!
Of course, if Gwyneth had asked ME (and maybe she should next time), I would have suggested the following: drink plenty of tap water and eat something through the evening, try to stick with one kind of alcoholic beverage, get plenty of sleep that night but not too much, and then drink plenty of water the following day. Pretty darn simple. Also, try not to get drunk. But Happy New Year! Here's Gwyneth recovering from her wild night via some nice hydrotherapy.
Were any of these tips helpful for you? Have you tried any of them?
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