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Gwyneth Paltrow’s Hangover Rescue

A hangover can be a real bummer, but Gwyneth Paltrow has found some natural ways to cure them.

We have all been there the morning after a great night out – throbbing headache, nauseated, and overall just bad feeling. There are plenty of old wives tales for how to cure a hangover, but Gwyneth Paltrow has discovered some easy and effective ways to wash away her hangover with basic at-home techniques.

Bring on the Fizz!

To calm that upset stomach after a champagne induced hangover, Gwyneth swears by the fizz from a product much like Alka-Seltzer. In fact, she claims Mercy, a health elixir similar to Alka-Seltzer, has completely eliminated her hangover. Drink your fizz the following morning with a full glass of water and wait for relief to set in.

Hydrotherapy – Wash Away Your Hangover!

While it is common knowledge that a nice warm bath can help with anything from a hangover to muscle aches, Paltrow takes it one step further by employing basic hydrotherapy methods at home to cure her hangover. Following a few basic steps – dry heat, moist heat, and cool rinse – Gwyneth has literally discovered the way to wash away her hangover. She begins by sitting in a hot dry room for a period of time. After she is warmed through she continues to a steam room for about 20 minutes (Use your bathroom, turn on the shower with hot water only, make sure your windows and door are shut and allow the room to fill with steam). Finally she rinses herself with cool water or even takes a dip in the cold pool to cool down and relax.

These methods may seem simple, but for Gwyneth Paltrow they are her own personal rescue to a killer hangover. They have worked so well for Paltrow, that she shared the methods with good friend Courtney Love who now advocates the same techniques for her friends.


  • Los Angeles Times, 2013

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