It is the morning after St. Patrick's Day and your head feels like someone just inserted a buzz saw, and your body feels like its ready to heave any second. Is there a cure for this dreadful post St. Patrickus condition?
The British, surprisingly, have done the best research; then again, St. Patrick was actually born in Britain. Here is what the British Medical Journal reported in 2005 in their extensive survey.
Hair of the dog: Does not work. Those who drink the morning after are likely to drink two to three times more than average folk. IE they are alcoholics.
The more water the better: Dehydration from alcohol consumption is a known factor. Water helps cure it
A good breakfast: Can certainly help. Eggs contain cysteine, which helps the liver breakdown the toxin acetaldehyde, a byproduct from the previous night's abuse. Bananas replenish the potassium the body craves, and orange juice does hydrate.
Headache pills: Aspirin is the best, especially taken before sleep can be helpful. Aspirin, a blood thinner, helps your liver out
Coffee: Coffee, a vasoconstrictor, can banish your headache by decreasing the size of blood vessels. Coffee can also make you edgy and is a diuretic, which means you become even more dehydrated. Not recommended
Good genes: 23 percent of the human gene pool has a natural resistance to hangovers, according to a study in 2008 in Current Drug Abuse Reviews.
And the winner is – Sleep: Sleep is the best cure for a hangover; the body works overtime while you're asleep to rid itself of the toxins.
Moving to Ireland
After living in Ireland for almost one year, this is what I’ve learned