Category: Home Remedies

Oct 10

Learn How To Cure A Hangover

How To Cure A Hangover (courtesy of Howcast.com)

Nothing’s more fun than having a few drinks with friends…until the room starts spinning, your mouth is parched and your head feels like it’s about to explode. Here’s how to feel human again! You will need:

Plenty of water

Some burnt toast

An effervescient pain reliever

Some ibuprofen

A sports drink

A greasy bacon, egg and cheese sandwich

A cola

Optional:

Some salt

Vitamins B-1, B-6 and C

The amino acid supplement, N-Acetyl-Cisteine

Step 1 – Because most of a hangover’s vile symptoms are the result of dehydration, drink as much water as you can when you get home from your big night out. You can speed up the hydration process by adding a ½ teaspoon of salt to each quart of water you drink. The salt helps the body absorb the water.

Step 2 – Burn yourself some toast! Studies show that carbon helps absorb the impurities released when alcohol has metabolized in your body. You may also want to keep vitamins B-1 and B-6, vitamin C, and amino acid supplement N-Acetyl-Cysteine on hand in your medicine chest. Taking them together has been proven to reduce hangover symptoms.

Step 3 – If your stomach is upset, go for the pop pop fizz fizz of effervescient tablets. They will help neutralize your stomach acid.

Step 4 – If you have a headache, take ibuprofen. Mixing aspirin and alcohol can irritate the lining of your stomach, and mixing acetaminophen and alcohol can increase your risk of liver damage. Never take aspirin before drinking! Studies show it can increase your blood alcohol level by a whopping 30%!

Step 5 – In the morning, have a sports drink to replace the electrolytes your body has lost.

Step 6 – Indulge in a nice, greasy, bacon, egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. People swear by it as a cure, and scientists speculate it helps because the carbs raise blood sugar levels, fat absorbs alcohol, and the salt replaces your body’s depleted sodium. For extra sodium, and extra pep, add a few dashes of hot sauce to your egg sandwich!

Step 7 – Nauseous? Drink a cola! It contains phosphoric acid, the ingredient in the drug Emetrol, which controls vomiting.

Step 8 – When all else fails, climb back into bed – there’s a reason they call it Sleeping It Off!

Did you know? Champagne causes the worst hangovers!

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May 19

Learn How To Survive Without Air Conditioning

Learn How To Survive Without Air Conditioning (courtesy of Howcast.com)

No AC? Before you die of heat stroke, try these cool tricks. You will need a fan, ice, linen sheets, spicy food, wristbands, a bandana and a window exhaust fan.

Step 1 – Mimic the cooling affects of AC by putting a heaping bowl of ice in front of a fan. Hey, a half-assed air conditioner is better than no air conditioner!

Step 2 – Use linen sheets, which are twice as cool as cotton, the next best choice. Leave the bed unmade in the summer. Putting a heavy spread on will only trap heat and prevent the sheets from airing out.

Step 3 – Eat spicy foods. They will make you sweat, which is your body’s way of cooling you down.

Step 4 – Take warm baths or showers, which will trigger your body to cool off. If you take a cold one, the opposite will happen, and you’ll end up hotter than before you bathed.

Step 5 – Wear wristbands that have been dunked in ice water, and tie a cold, wet bandana around your neck. Keeping those areas chilled will cool off your entire body.

Step 6 – Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of cool water. Don’t drink the water too cold, or your body will go into overdrive trying to warm you up.

Step 7 – Stick your bed linens in the freezer for a few hours before bedtime. At the very least, chill your pillowcases.

Step 8 – Suck hot air out and blow cold air in by putting an exhaust fan in one window, facing out, and closing all the other windows except the ones in which you’re sleeping.

Step 9 – Soak a t-shirt in ice water, ring it out and wear it to bed. You can also wet your hair. Hey, you may be a little damp, but, at least you’re cool!

Did You Know? 400 Americans die every year as a direct result of the heat.

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Feb 25

Learn How To Get Water Out Of Your Ear

How To Get Water Out Of Your Ear (courtesy of Howcast.com)

Don’t feel like you’re underwater when you get out of your pool or tub! Get your ears crystal clear after swimming or taking a bath.

You’ll need:
Towel or Tissue
A Blow Dryer
White Vinegar
Alcohol
A Medicine Dropper
and…a doctor!

Step 1 – Dry your ear with a towel or tissue. Do not use a cotton swab to dry your ear.

Step 2 – Tilt your head to the side to the plugged ear.

Step 3 – Pull your earlobe downward, to allow the water to drain out.

Step 4 – Hold a blow dryer a few inches from your plugged ear. Put it on the lowest setting and turn it on, but be careful not to burn your skin.

Step 5 – Mix a solution equal parts white vinegar and rubbing alcohol into a medicine dropper, and drop a few drops into your ear.

Step 6 – Consult and seek treatment from a doctor if the problem persists.

Did you know? Ear infections are among the most common illnesses for young children.

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