Nothing says Happy New Year like a hangover

A few of my friends – well who am I kidding, most of my friends – are big drinkers. I am not judging, just simply stating the facts. And after last night (you know who you are) you are going to need this. For all of my over-indulgent friends here is something that I hope will help the day after.  By the way, you’re welcome.

Remember when Julia Child told you to save the liver? Her words have never been more true.  My favorite Oriental Medical Practitioner and sister-in-law Candice Nelms, suggests taking milk thistle before a night on the town. Milk Thistle (try saying that 10 times fast) protects your liver by preventing toxins from alcohol entering while helping to remove existing toxins. Take two 70 mg capsules with a meal, before or while drinking.

Or for those of you who had no idea you were going to get blotto the night before, and thus took no thistle, try this smoothie:

1 frozen banana (if you don’t have one in the freezer add ice)

1 cup milk

2 tablespoons honey

Cover your ears before blending or it will sound like a knife thru your head.

The banana helps calm the stomach, and honey, builds up the depleted blood sugar levels. The milk soothes the stomach and re-hydrates your system. Bananas are also rich in electrolytes, magnesium and potassium, which are depleted during drinking.

Here’s to you.  Happy New Year!


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2 Responses to “Nothing says Happy New Year like a hangover”

  1. kathy eisberg Says:

    Absolutely fabulous ideas for bothe before and after New Year’s. I am running ouy to the store now to get my milk thistle.
    Happy New Year MMMunch!!!!

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