I’ve been working extremely hard these past few months.
Invitations are arriving and celebrations abound.
In honor of my hard work and the memory of Prince, I’m going to party like its 1999.
Bring on the graduations; the weddings; the barbecues; the family reunions; and the vacations.
“I got a lion in my pocket and baby it’s ready to roar.”
You can join the party too. Just be sure to follow these tips.
The lion and your liver will thank you.
1. Jumper Cables
Lemon water: coffee for you liver. Lemons contain citrate. This citric acid boosts your body’s ability to flush out toxins.
2. Get Wet
Take advantage of the hours between waking up and arriving at the bar.
Drink an 8 ounce glass of water, and then another, and then another, and then another. This will help to minimize the dehydration effect of alcohol.
Take it a step further and have a glass of water sitting next to your cocktail. Give the water glass its due attention.
Green tea contains a large dose of antioxidants.
It contains catechins, which are known to increase liver function.
If you’re too hung over to boil water, or prefer a fruit flavor, try this minerals and antioxidants drink mix.
4. On the Daily
Milk thistle is an herb that contains antioxidants that help protect the liver from toxins. It may even have the ability to help regenerate liver cells.
If you’re going to join the party, I recommend taking it for the entire summer (no more than 3 months).
If you use the supplement on a consistent basis, take a four week break every three months.
5. Lube Job
What do all parties have in common? Copious amounts of food.
In support of this blog, I’m mentioning a few essential oils distilled from herbs.
Pick an oil to use topically and look for these herbs on the buffet table:
• celery seed
• pepper (black)
Apply 10 drops of the essential oil over the liver twice a day.
6. Head Bangers
Dehydration is the usual culprit of hang over headaches.
Aha, you didn’t pay attention to tip number two.
Saturate your cells with water and your headache should dissipate quickly.
If you pick the essence of rosemary, you’ve chosen an excellent headache remedy too.
See you at the party!
Dancing with Prince,
PS Because I care.
Mixing alcohol (pre and post party) with acetaminophen can cause a huge overload on your liver, possibly causing permanent damage. Studies show it can put you at a higher risk for kidney disease as well.
Using aspirin and ibuprofen with alcohol increases the risk of gastric bleeding.
If you use pain medicine on a regular basis, discuss consuming alcohol with your physician.
ALWAYS assign a designated driver.
PSS Get my 6 tips on saving money with essential oils click here.
Disclaimer: Nutrition guidance and aromatherapy are not intended as diagnosis, prescription or treatment for any disease, physical or mental. It is also not intended as a substitute for regular medical care.