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Top 10 Hangover Cures

Donna Toon

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as researched, often, by Donna Toon
There are so many wonderful benefits of living in Thailand, good, cheap, delicious food, fabulous beaches and the ability to have a massage weekly without blowing the budget to name just a few.

However one negative is the extremely over inflated price of alcoholic beverages in Thailand which might encourage us to drink cheaper choices more often than we would like, tipping us over the edge.

We’re here to help. Here is the top ten ways to battle your hangover. Your welcome!!!

1. Don’t drink so much

An obvious statement but try and stay within your own limits and don’t consume as much as you would normally. Perhaps move to sparkling water or mocktails later in the evening or alternate between alcoholic beverages.

2. Have Vitamin C before

Take a 800 – 1000 mg Vitamin C capsule before you indulge. This will not help you from getting drunk, however it has been proven to help with toxicity the next day, lessening the effects of a hangover. It certainly won’t do you any harm.

3. Take Milk Thistle before

Can be quite tricky to find here in Phuket, however it is around if you hunt, especially in International-branded pharmacies. This herb is known to improve the livers ability to absorb alcohol.

Milk Thistle as a hangover cure

4. Book an exercise class for the next day

This is one of my favourite prevention techniques. Yes, prevention. I am often at Yoga Republic in Cherngtalay on a Sunday morning at 9.15. Also there are a number of charity runs and other events happening every Sunday around the island. A good sweat will help work whatever ails you out of your system and help you focus on doing something positive for your health, as opposed to what you were doing the night before. By knowing you have to exercise the next day it will be a gentle reminder at the back of your mind that you have to get up the next morning.

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5. Take a multivitamin before you go to sleep

Drinking sucks your body of important minerals, especially magnesium, potassium and zinc, so pop a multi mineral vitamin and a large glass of water before hitting the pillow. Even if the real health benefits are either over-estimated or non existent, at least you’re putting something into your mouth besides more alcohol!

6. Drink plenty of water

A hangover is the body’s way of saying “hey I’m dehydrated, give me water now!” It can be quite difficult but try your very best to go one for one with your drink and a glass of water. Don’t forget to have a large glass before heading to bed, it’s nature’s best medicine.

7. Pace yourself

It’s not a race, while your out having a good time with your friends and loved ones, take your time and enjoy the moment, it may even change the mindset of others too.

8. Drink coconut water before you head out

We are very lucky on our tropical island to have an abundance of fresh coconuts at our fingertips. Not only are they a low calorie and low fat refreshment,  they also provide important electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium which helps fights off the fuzzy effects of a hangover.

9. Eat whilst you drink and before you drink

I always try to eat before heading out for a night on the town, even if dinner is on the cards, nuts at the bar, though high in calories also help the body to stave off hunger and the effects of drinking on an empty stomach.

10. Avoid sugary drinks and food

We are all well aware of the effects of refined sugar on our bodies and well being – moderation is the keyall day and everyday – especially if we are heading out for a couple of drinks. Sugar can play havoc with the immune system and could trigger inflammation, which can affect your mental processes the next day.

Of course, we don’t need to tell you, prevention is better than cure. Drink less and enjoy life more.

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Originally from New Zealand, Donna Toon has been living in Thailand for the last 9 years with her husband Scot and their two boys Jackson and Oliver. After graduating with a Degree in Hospitality Management, Donna has travelled the world with a desire to develop her craft. A recent move from hospitality has seen Donna immerse herself into the media and radio industry, consulting for a number of media companies.

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    Honest Person

    November 20, 2017 at 7:19 am

    Eat 2 Wonton soups from Seven Eleven before you go to sleep and this should lessen the hangover.

    It won’t help the next day because you need to dilute the alcohol before its fully digested.

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Noodle shop ‘taking the piss’ with special ingredient

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PHOTOS: sanook.com

Thai Facebook page ‘Return.v12’ has posted a storey about people who believe in the “power of urine” and that it can heal body pain and diseases. The noodle shop owner admitted that he has been using his own urine as a “secret ingredient” and that he has a lot of customers because of it.

He claims that his customers tell him that his noodles makes their muscle pain go away but admits he hasn’t told them about the additional surprise ingredient.

Ever since he added the secret ingredient to the noodles his sales have improved. He also attached a picture of his noodles.

Another member of the Facebook group asked the question…

“Hello, urine can be used in food right? I own a restaurant in the middle of a city, if I add my urine to the dishes would it make my food more delicious and would my customers gain better health? I’ll add more for those who come from this group.”

We don’t know where the noodle shop is.

“My family owns a noodle shop. Many people in the area come to my shop. Many of them are workers coming in for lunch. My customers often told me that they had back pain and muscle pain. I didn’t know how to help them, I wanted to tell them the truth but I didn’t want to seem weird about it.”

“So I took the issue into my own hands and started adding my own urine into the soup pot. Customers started loving my noodles, they tell me how their pain has gone away since they started eating my noodles. Some even asked if I had a secret ingredient haha.”

No photos were available of the cook adding the secret ingredient.

SOURCE: sanook.com | ThaiResidents.com

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Singapore aims for paper-less border arrival by 2021

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Singapore is extending its SG Arrival Card trial that will allow visitors to submit an electronic arrival card in advance to speed up processing at border checkpoints

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority has announced the beta trial of the SG Arrival Card project last week. The trial has been ongoing since last year and will phase out the paper arrivals card for a more efficient e-arrival process. The plan is to phase out the paper arrival system by 2021 by eventually extending the electronic arrival card system to all travellers.

The announcement says foreign visitors travelling with “selected transport operators” can now submit the electronic arrival card up to 14 days ahead of their arrival in Singapore. Singapore’s Today news service identified the selected transport operators that are participating in the beta trial version.

Airlines
AirAsia, Jetstar Asia, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines

Bus
Transtar Travel

Ferries
BatamFast Ferries, Bintan Resort Ferries, Horizon Fast Ferry and Majestic Fast Ferry

This means that they will only need to produce their passports for immigration clearance upon arrival, as ICA’s immigration system will already have the electronic arrival cards, which they submitted in advance.

The SG Arrival Card e-Service and Mobile Application is available as an e-Service at the ICA’s website HERE.

It can also be downloaded as a free mobile application from Apple App Store and Google Play.

Users of the mobile application will have the option of scanning their passport biodata pages and enjoy the convenience of not needing to key in the information manually. The mobile application will also save previously submitted information for use on subsequent trips to Singapore.

SOURCE: ICA and Today

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Smoking at home in Thailand has been banned from today

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The ban on smoking at home in Thailand comes into effect today. From today people can be prosecuted for “domestic abuse” by lighting up a cigarette inside a home.

People can call Family and Protection centres on 1300 to report a smoker.

According to the new law, women and children are often the recipients of second hand smoke and the new legislation and fines is designed to assist in protecting them from the harmful effects of cigarette smoke.

Speaking to Manager Online, Dr Ronachai Khongsakon from a tobacco research group, says that women were particularly vulnerable with 81% suffering second hand smoke in their homes. He claims that 430,000 people die worldwide annually from second hand smoke, and that two out of three of the victims are women.

The ‘Report a Smoker’ hotline is 1300. Cases may then be referred to juvenile and other courts. The government says the move is the latest measure to stop people smoking in Thailand in public places, and now in their homes in the presence of other people.

Smoking has already been banned at airports, including the internal ‘smoking rooms’, now replaced with rooms outside terminals for smokers. Smoking on many Thai beaches was banned back in February 2018.

There is an estimated 10 million smokers in Thailand resulting in 72,000 deaths annually.

SOURCE: Manager Online

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