5 H20 Hangover Hacks for the Holiday Drinking Season


Even if your heavy drinking days are behind you for the most part, it’s hard to avoid post-holiday party hangovers. Dehydration is caused by alcohol, and the symptoms of a pounding headache and nausea are the result. Use these 5 H20 Hangover Hacks to beat the system!

1. Pre-Game Chug-A-Lug

In our teens and early twenties, we would pre-drink before going to the bar. Now that our M.O. is no longer to be wasted upon arrival, it’s a better plan to chug water before you go out. Make it a substantial amount, like 1 litre. If you start a night of drinking dehydrated, no amount of catch up can help you.

2. On The Rocks whiskyrocks

Good news for Whisky drinkers! Adding a little water and ice is believed to enhance the natural flavours of whisky, so you’re not compromising enjoyment. For mixed drinks, consider sparkling water instead of tonic water.

3. Water Chasers

There’s always that guy who drags everyone up to the bar and cries for SHOTS!!! I promise that you won’t lose any “cool points” for telling the bartender to line up water chasers in low-ball glasses alongside them. Remember, it’s for a good cause!

4. Beer, Here!

Beverages that have lower alcohol content and higher water volume won’t necessarily rehydrate you. What you can count on is less of an impact if you go with lower-alcohol beers… Just as long as you don’t compensate with more of them!

5. Vitamins B+C

People swear by Vitamin B-Complex, and specifically B-12 for hangover prevention. Alternatively, have a pack of Emergen-C handy to put in your water before bedtime for a less nutrient-starved body in the morning. Nighty Night!


Why You Should AVOID Fluoridated Tap Water

The Fluoride Myth

If you’re not concerned about the fluoridation practice in tap water, you probably should be. The FDA, which is far from a non-partisan agency, claims that fluoride added to the water supply is for added medical benefits.  In the 1950s, the stated benefit of fluoride in the water supply was that is supposedly prevents tooth decay. There is no evidence to show that this is true, however, as tooth decay is most closely correlated with low-income status. 

Fluoride ‘deficiency’ does not exist, as fluoride is not an essential nutrient. There’s a reason that 97% of Western European countries do not consume fluoridated water; it has several negative health effects. As of January 2012, over 4000 doctors, scientists, dentists, and scholars have signed a statement calling for the end to water fluoridation worldwide.


Fluoride In The Water Supply Is Bad News

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed fluoride among 100 other chemicals for which there is “substantial evidence of developmental neurotoxicity.” Dozens of research studies across the world have reported associations between fluoride exposure and reduced IQ. Additionally, there have been reports of correlations between fluoride exposure and authorities, impaired kidney function, brain disease, and a litany of other health issues. 

Taking Precautions

The amount of fluoride in the water supply is not known, which is troubling in it’s own right. Fountain of Youth Bottled Water is processed to ensure maximally safe and healthy water for all who drink it. It is purified and oxygenated to improve cognitive function, respiration, and digestion. 


Water As A Factor In Colon & Bladder Cancer Prevention

Proper hydration helps protect vital organs (specifically the bladder and colon) against cancer.

According to Research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, showed that proper water intake was inversely (negatively) correlated with developing colon and bladder cancer. The more water someone drinks, the less likely they are to develop these potentially fatal cancers. 

According to the study, the risk of bladder cancer decreased by 7% for every increment of 240ml in daily fluid intake. The overall results were very compelling. Of the 50,000 study participants, those in the top 25% of fluid intake had a 49% lower incidence of bladder cancer.

The study also showed that participants who drank at least 5 glasses of water per day substantially reduced the risk of colon cancer, compared to those that only drank 2 glasses per day.

“This suggests that increased water intake may have an important role in reducing colon cancer risk by decreasing bowel transit time, reducing the mucosal contact with carcinogens, and decreasing the concentration of carcinogens,” reports the Journal of Clinical Oncology paper.


Journal of Oncology, 2004. http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/22/2/383.1.full