Recovering From A Raucous Mardi Gras
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
February 13 2013 6:26 AM ET
Unless you’re an alcohol virgin (and congrats if you are), you’ve probably endured a post-party hangover. The famed one-too-many syndrome that typifies New Year’s Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, or Mardi Gras celebrations, and every party you attended in your 20s happens when your overburdened liver tries to clear out the toxins and chemicals left by the alcohol. Headaches, dehydration, nausea, head spins, lowered blood sugar, and fatigue all kick in the morning after you’ve indulged—responses that are even worse for folks with HIV. Every culture swears by its own hangover treatments (Bloody Marys, menudo, olive oil, Tiger Balm, sleeping 18 hours), but we found four natural remedies that might ease your pain.