There are a few days of the year when binge drinking is not only acceptable, but it’s expected. Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, and this happens to be one of them. It will mark the anniversary of the death of St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, which is believed to have been March 17, 461. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and brought to Ireland as a slave. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and has been credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish people. So we will celebrate St Patrick by eating Corned Beef and Cabbage and drinking our faces off. Whether you are drinking green beer, Baileys, Grasshoppers or some other nonsense that will make you feel like your head weighs 87 lbs in the AM, here ya go:
Head to your local pharmacy, grocery store, chemist and procure these items:
Pedialyte- I prefer the powder packets so I can add them to a bottle of water whenever it tickles my fancy. They don’t taste great, but they are magic. If all you can find are the prepared bottles, suck it up and make it work.
Omega 3 pills
Ibuprofen- do not take acetaminophen IE aspirin or Advil Your body clears Ibuprofen through your Kidneys, Acetaminophen is cleared by your liver. Your liver is already working overtime handling all the green beer so cut it some slack. That should always be a rule of thumb when drinking any alcohol at all; Ibuprofen to avoid liver damage.
1. I like to pop the Omega 3 and Multivitamin before going out. They can upset your stomach, so don’t do it on an empty stomach.
2. Go out do your thing. I also recommend drinking water throughout the night. Double fist one adult beverage and one glass of water.
3. Before bed pound the entire packet of Pedialyte and take 3 Ibuprofen.
That’s how to avoid a hangover, tried and true. I’m not a doctor, but I have been known to, um, overindulge. This method has never steered my wrong. So be safe, responsible and take a cab!