New Year's Day Hangover Cures: Let's Get Scientific

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5. IV Fluids
You've noticed this list seems to have taken a turn for the extreme, but bear with us. If you were to end up in the ER drunk out of your gourd, the docs would order something euphemistically known as a banana bag. It's an IV drip of saline solution containing vitamins and minerals. It's kind of yellow, hence the name. Reviv on South Beach provides the same solution, without the pesky ER admittance. For $99 (they don't take insurance) the trained staff will administer a saline vitamin cocktail via IV while you lounge in a massage chair, watch TV, or play with an iPad. You could even get a preventative infusion before you go out drinking. If you don't like needles they will give you a drinkable concoction while you enjoy the oxygen bar, but it's not quite as effective. "Glutathione is the most powerful antioxidant there is but it can only be taken by IV," says German Kaupert, one of the owners. "If you ingest it orally your digestive system breaks it down. So, the IV is best." They will even make a house call if you are simply too hungover to get there - though we're assuming they charge extra.

In summation, Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." Sleeping it off might get you through the drunk bit, but not the hangover. Time and putting the right things into your body will help. Drink lots of water, eat a breakfast of eggs, juice, and a sliced banana, and maybe go for a nice walk to get that metabolism going. And hey, all this healthy recovering could be the beginning of your New Year's resolutions. Happy New Year. Be safe.



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