Gwyenth Paltrow's Hangover Tips Are Pure Goop As Usual


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Hangover-curing hydrotherapy
Oh 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 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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nonmember avatar dg


jasmi... jasmineg86

the best/most effective/simplest/quickest cure to any hangover is pedialyte. your body is dehydrated, that fixes it, so no hangovers ever. if you remember/can stomach it before you even go to sleep, it stops the hangover before it happens. if not, take it the moment you wake up- the longer you wait, the longer it takes to get relief.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I find that information incredibly useful. I'd forgotten about umeboshi plums for nausea and I've been feeling lousy all day while the cure was sitting in my fridge all along.

orang... orangetree

Love hydrotherapy!

Ari. Ari.

French fries dipped in blue cheee dressing with a beer chaser. Works every time and is cost efficient : )

nonmember avatar egggggg

Swallow a raw egg before you go to bed. Tastes like nothing, or you can add a dash of Worcestershire sauce for some flavor.

nonmember avatar mrsmindy

alka seltzer fixes everything

TresM... TresMom0410

Take a dose of benadryl before bed with a LOT of water and then another dose in the morning with MORE water. I promise you, it works!

Lulu_B Lulu_B

pedialyte all the way! although, it's been a very long time since i've needed it.

ashja ashja

@Ari - Ha! I thought I was the only one who dipped fries in bleu cheese! I don't drink, though, it's just delish...

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