Newsletter December 2012

Hangover Detox By popular request from our clients

December is here…. It is pre Christmas time of parties and good time…Most of us at one time drink more than we should. It can happen…So the most common side effects of drinking too much are headaches, nausea and tiredness, resulting from a combination of dehydration and inability of the liver to flush out toxins quickly enough. This programme is designed to help you overcome the side effects and help repair the internal and external damage, but it doesn’t mean you can drink to excess whenever you feel like it. Drinking too much is very bad for your long-term health.

BEFORE YOU START DRINKING

Top up with water

Drink at least 1.5 litres (3pints) of water in each of the day leading up to the big night out – this will make sure you are fully hydrated and help to flush out toxins.

Eat something

Have a meal before you go out and don’t drink on an empty stomach – alcohol is very acidic.

Supplement

Take a B-complex vitamin and 1 g of vitamin C, both of which are used up when alcohol is being broken down in the body.

WHILE YOU’RE DRINKING

Drink more slowly

Having a glass of water after every alcohol drink is a useful technique.

Avoid bubbles

The bubbles in sparkling alcohol drinks such as champagne or rum-and-coke speed up alcohol absorption, making you drunk more quickly.

Drink according to your size and sex

Women are less able to break down alcohol than men.

Rehydrate

Drink plenty of water before you go to bed and take a glass of water with you to sip if you wake in the night. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice in your water will lessen stomach acidity.

THE DAY AFTER

Book a Colonic Irrigation session preferably with Lemon Juice enema.

Absolute must! It will rehydrate you and flush off the toxins also lemon juice will help restore lost Vitamin C.

Drink plenty

Sip water to rehydrate yourself-aim for a glass every half an hour. Fresh fruit and vegetable juice are high in antioxidants and will help eliminate alcohol. Fizzy mineral water will reoxygenate your blood.

Supplement

Take a B-complex vitamin plus 1 g of vitamin C.

Avoid tea and coffee

Apart from being acidic and irritating the stomach, tea and coffee are diuretic and will make you lose water you have left.

Eat well

Eat a healthy breakfast. Although you may feel like having a greasy fry-up, you’ll regret if you do-bacon, eggs and bread are all acid forming, and will make your stomach churn even more. Eat foods that will not add to the body’s toxic burden, such as brown rice, vegetables and nuts, throughout the day.

Mild exercise

Go for a long walk to purge the toxins

Hydrotherapy

Have a relaxing bath before going to bed and try to get an early night.

Morning after breakfast

1small banana, sliced

1 pot liver low-fat yogurt

1 tsp honey

1 tsp sunflower seeds

1 tbsp muesli

Mix together all the ingredients and eat. This breakfast will balance your blood sugars and provide a sustained release of energy. Banana replenishes your potassium stock, crucial for maintaining fluid levels and the correct balance of acid to alkaline.