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    the lemon and you drink it all together
    (apologies to Harry Nilsson)

    If you're searching for the magical elixir to cure a hangover, Chinese researchers may have found it. The solution: lemon-lime flavored soda Sprite. But if you prefer to skip the sweet stuff, soda water is a good alternative, findings showed.
    Some of the adverse effects of alcohol are thought to be caused not by the alcohol itself but by the process of the body trying to break down the alcohol.
    ...
    After drinking, the body goes through two stages of a metabolic process to break down ethanol. First the liver metabolizes it into acetaldehyde by the enzyme alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and then into acetate by aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH). Unlike acetaldehyde, acetate is considered harmless and may even be responsible for some of the positive health benefits of alcohol consumption.
    Thought about posting this in the health forum, but since the free beer is here, this looked like a better place.
    We are so fucked.

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    Nestle iced tea. Two cans of it. Must drink both in quick succession. The end.
    Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
    Robert Southwell, S.J.

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    • #3
      A West Virginian friend swears V-8 & Budweiser is the way to go. Not a well controlled study though since he starts everyday with a hang over and the above "redeye".
      If it pays, it stays

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      • #4
        Still, before guzzling Sprite or soda water after a few too many, the team said that more research is needed to further support the evidence.
        You know the drill, people - drink 'em if you've got 'em. Science must march on!

        I won't say I have wide experience here but I take one of those vitamin C thingies in water the night before. If things still seem a little off the next morning, I eat bacon. For some reason, the fatty beauty of bacon just straightens everything out for me.

        As a kid, my folks believed that soda drinks were from the Devil but Squirt was considered medicinal for upset tummies. As usual, they were probably right.
        "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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        • #5
          Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
          Nestle iced tea. Two cans of it. Must drink both in quick succession. The end.

          Cans?

          Come on counselor.
          Too bad off to even do the instant?
          Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
          and lost …
          But the Republicans are racist.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Frostbit View Post
            A West Virginian friend swears V-8 & Budweiser is the way to go. Not a well controlled study though since he starts everyday with a hang over and the above "redeye".
            Anytime you do anything that contains alcohol to stave off a hangover, you are promoting a ramped intro into alcoholism.

            I know too many people who took the 'hair of the dog' solution and ended up 'needing the cure' which was another dose of alcohol.

            From a physiological position, all you are doing is putting the hangover off.

            If you perpetually postpone the hangover, kiss your liver goodbye

            The 'hair of the dog' is why neighborhood bars open before 7:00 am in the morning in Stl.

            They get the late shift and the 'omg I need a drink' groups.
            Last edited by Gramps; Friday, October 11, 2013, 5:30 PM.
            Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
            and lost …
            But the Republicans are racist.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Gramps View Post
              Anytime you do anything that contains alcohol to stave off a hangover, you are promoting a ramped intro into alcoholism.

              I know too many people who took the 'hair of the dog' solution and ended up 'needing the cure' which was another dose of alcohol.

              From a physiological position, all you are doing is putting the hangover off.

              If you perpetually postpone the hangover, kiss your liver goodbye

              The 'hair of the dog' is why neighborhood bars open before 7:00 am in the morning in Stl.

              They get the late shift and the 'omg I need a drink' groups.
              So the Vodka in my morning coffee is not good? Who knew!!
              If it pays, it stays

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              • #8
                On a Friday night, it's instructive to recall that pretty much everything awesome (and terrible) in Western Europe happened to men, women, and children who were half in the bag pretty much 24/7.
                "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gramps View Post
                  Cans?

                  Come on counselor.
                  Too bad off to even do the instant?
                  I despise instant iced tea.

                  i have to say, I don't think I've had a hangover since 1989
                  Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
                  Robert Southwell, S.J.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                    I despise instant iced tea.

                    i have to say, I don't think I've had a hangover since 1989

                    That you remember.

                    *runs*
                    "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by phillygirl View Post
                      I despise instant iced tea.

                      i have to say, I don't think I've had a hangover since 1989
                      They actually brew the stuff in the cans? I figured for sure those were just instant mixes canned up quickly.

                      Not that I really care either way because I only very occasionally like tea, and when I do, I like it hot, English-style with a dollop of cream and some biscuits. I'm a weirdo Southerner who does not like sweet tea in the least, and never have.



                      Personally, I very seldom even get hangovers, but if I do, Gatorade and a good bit of protein and some fat (the bacon that Ginger mentioned works well) does the trick, and I'm right as rain in 20-30 minutes.
                      Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                      No one will be denied:
                      Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                      We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                      But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                      Are rollin' in their graves
                      While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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