By Dr. Stefanie Trowell, ND
In the peak of a sweltering patio season, a remedy for too many cool beverages has never been more appreciated. Although the remedy doesn’t offer a solution for all the consequences of tipping too many back, it covers most of them – medically speaking!
The “Heaven-Sent” Hangover Cure
Nothing causes a person to reach out to the deities more than the morning after drinking too much alcohol. Our Hangover IV counteracts the main concerns following an episode of overindulgence. It rehydrates, corrects electrolyte imbalances and provides nutrients that reduce headaches and nausea. Plus it helps to restore some of the much-needed energy that a late night and an alcohol-infused sleep has you feeling less than your best.
There’s been a lot of talk about IV treatments for hangovers in the media lately, and this has had a lot of people asking; “do you do that in your practice?” The simple answer is yes, but with a few differences. Similar to what’s been described on recent Toronto blogs, a medical professional (Naturopathic Doctor) takes a complete health history and performs a physical exam to ensure that each individual is able to receive an IV treatment. Certain individuals may also require blood tests to confirm that they are a candidate for IV nutrient therapy. The formulas may vary slightly, but at Darou Wellness I am able to customize the bag to best suit your current concerns. Additionally, the regulation of Naturopathic Doctors ensures that our patients are provided with information about the benefits and risks associated with IV Therapy, plus an explanation of what to expect from their treatment. Above all, the most significant difference in my mind is that at Darou Wellness, the IV nutrient drips are just one part of the health package. We offer a number of different IV options such as Energy IV and Immune IV, as well as providing supportive therapies that address underlying issues. You enter into a therapeutic space that provides an acute remedy in addition to health recommendations that can benefit you in the long term.
Still Hanging On?
The Hangover IV is a quick fix for the occasional event, but what about a “life hangover”? For example: the “snooze until I’m almost late, must have coffee to function, and end my day with Netflix” zombie. Or the spread-too-thin routine (between the demanding job, the kids lunches, their freelance dream, etc). It could also be the “I’ll have an extra glass of wine” kind. You get the idea.
Are you tired and feel like you need something because you’re barely hanging on? The Energy IV is a good place to start. Get the vitamin and mineral boost that you need to fuel your brain and lead your super-charged life. Carve out an hour in your day and power up for the next week. Now, that’s an efficient use of time and resources!