Holiday parties around the world look shockingly different from each other, but one thing is for sure—the next day, we all feel the same pain. B.A.D. In other words we talked too much, drank too much, ate too much, danced too much, we everything too much-ed all night. When you’re suffering from a serious gueule de bois or happen to be a lil’ Suzy suzui these five cures will show you the light post-party frenzy so you can keep going the next day! #nooneleftbehind
The Green Light
The only problem with drinking pickle juice is figuring out how you’re going to overcome the fear of drinking pickle juice. It’s not a delicacy in any country or the newest hipster drink to hit the local grocer market. It will make you wince and perhaps cough with a slight eye bulge followed by a sigh, but it will do the trick. The sodium in pickle juice will replenish the electrolytes you lost sweating on the dance floor and help retain water to fight dehydration. Start with one shot, before eating. Proceed to the couch with your pillow.
A Greasy Fry Up
A Fry Up is the most universal day-after cure known on earth. When food is the farthest thing from your pounding mind, and nauseous terror begins to take over, it’s time to strike. Forget “healthy”’ exists for the next 20 minutes while you eat your way through perfectly greased bacon, salty beans, buttered toast, fried eggs, roasted potatoes and coffee. More coffee. Power through until your tummy is about to explode. Proceed to the couch with your pillow.
The Reverse Bath
So you may or may not have danced on a table. Regardless, your feet kill and you’re head is pounding. Sit on the edge of the bathtub with your feet immersed in warm water and Epsom salts. We’re really sorry but now you need to bend over. Place your head between your knees and a cold compress at the base of your neck. The warm temperature at your feet will pull the tension (Blood. Ew.) from your head and sooth the sores from last night’s dance-a-thon. Super-size the Reverse Bath by smelling eucalyptus or peppermint oil at the same time.
A Ginger Toddy
A well-managed ginger toddy can help cure the worst heart-burn. You will need 1L water, several slices of fresh ginger, a couple cinnamon sticks, and half a sliced lemon. Mix everything together in a saucepan and bring to a boil, pour yourself a large mug and sip until its done. Not only are you rehydrating, the ginger will eliminate heartburn and above all cleanse your body of the toxins you were so in love with last night.
Web of Relief
FYI – there is a secret spot on your hand that has been curing after-party blues for centuries. The ‘Hoku’ spot, otherwise known as ‘two-finger death grip’ is a nerve knot between your index finger and your thumb. Applying pressure to this sacred space can release tension, cure nausea, relieve dizziness and headaches. It does everything except get you dolled-up and dressed for the next party. Apply a pressure pinch for 30 seconds then release. Repeat until you have to go out again the next night.
If all else fails, drink a glass of water before bed and cross your fingers for the best. We’ve all been there… ahem some of us more than others.