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A man spent a decade study of backbones. He may have found cures.

Author Shaughnessy Bishop Stall spent the better part of a decade studying the complicated state of repressed hell for "Hungover:…

Author Shaughnessy Bishop Stall spent the better part of a decade studying the complicated state of repressed hell for “Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for Cure.” He does not just enter the chemical science of backlash; He also mixes personal memoir with some of history’s most storied mornings after. It seems like Noah, for example, was the pioneer in drinking binge, as did the first man who woke up, naked, mortified and upset. At least did he love animals?

Bishop Stall insists that hangers should cease to be considered a kind of cosmic punishment, and instead as a common condition worthy of cure. After years of in-depth research around the world he finds one &#821

1; just in time for the holiday. But for year-olds who plan to forget all their cares, they probably will not remember to take their combination of six to ten capsules (containing a mixture of amino acids and vitamins) at the prescribed time – party and before sleep – he has a message : “Go over yourself and do what I say!” Guess we should listen better.

Q: In spite of the years you spent deciding to find a hangover, you acknowledge that hangover is considered necessary evil. In order not to be too moralistic, but would you agree that if you are going to tax your body, how much drink do you should you feel something toxic next day?

A: Yes. I think it’s one of the issues in the book’s heart. The more you can be guided away from being constantly betas, it will probably be better for your life. But why must it be so brutal when you’re in it? Could not there be a way we can only apologize and stop it? The flip side is: Why do not we actually pay attention to it? It is a visceral and aggressive warning system that we still do not pay attention to! Q: You write about how in the myth of Greece the king of Athens decided that only gods could handle straight wine, and the mortals must mix it with water so that they do not get mad and / or die”. The ancient society certainly seemed concerned about moderation.

A: And to think how far we have gone! Ideally, even a glass of wine – which is probably 14 percent [alcohol] – is watered down to the strength of a weak beer to keep society in operation. and then walk within a hundred years to the pursuit of distillation, as good as the race to the moon: To say: “The wine is too strong, let’s water it down” to “Let us make alcohol as strong and as possible.” [19659002] Q: You suggest that with boots is timing everything – and that if you have not done anything to prevent it when you drink, it’s too late the next morning.

A: Timing is all! I can not stress it enough.

Q: So what does it mean for the whole morning after IV drop vitamin cocktails are marketed as cure?

A: is probably one of the best ways to handle a hangover when you have one. You get soothed and taken care of and, if all goes well, your hangover becomes longer and the intensity becomes smaller. But I would not consider hardening a hangover; I would consider (BEGIN ITAL) to treat (END ITAL) a hangover.

Q: You have developed your own back pain that currently requires swallowing six to 10 capsules. Are you planning to streamline the process? Or do you think the extra effort is part of making the solution?

A: For me, when I take three pills, I can as well take sex – but not everyone knows that, and certainly marketers do not like it. Everyone tries to put [hangover concoctions] into a liquid; apparently it’s sexier. But, from my experience, what’s working takes the pills, and every time I try a product that has all the stuff in it, and it’s in a small bottle, it does not matter. I do not know why.

Q: Will you try to promote your cure?

A: I’m going back and forth. Everyone has gone, “Dude, if you have cure, you will be billionaire!” At the same time I’ve met all who believed it – and none of them are millionaires.

F: You are writing to meet a woman who says she likes her gowns to soften her. Should we actually be able to rotate them as positive, how we accept that colds force us to relax?

A: Absolute. Some idea of ​​just having to deal with the current crisis, especially for people whose lives are overcomplicated to begin with … I think strange enough, there are people who become addicted to hangovers.

Q: When we approach the holiday season, what should party shoppers remember – in addition to your capsule solution – to mitigate the effects of some too many?

A: Your back pain will be twice as bad if you smoke – it must be with the expansion of blood vessels. So if you are a social smoker, and just smoke when you drink, it will make it much worse. And if you are on a diet, do not eat enough before drinking, all the pheasant starts in your intestine. And if you come to the next morning and already have a hangover, maybe it’s time to become religious.

Q: You mean, stop drinking? Or start praying?

A: Prayer.

F: Let’s talk about the “dog’s hair“. Many strongly believe that more alcohol helps – and in the book you explain chemistry how it counteracts the nausea’s alcohol jumping. A: The tip point – where you suddenly feel better, [before] begins a whole new hangover – is it no more a stupidly desperate measure than a long-term solution? very sensitive. If I have a clean hangover as soon as I can stay down, I start with a little food and get into some water like a hot tub or a lake and have a drink. The trick is talking to yourself while you drink and listen to yourself while you speak.

Q: You’ve had your fair share of brutal mornings after and yet you seem to be completely skeptical about teetotalers.

A: Oh, I am. I think it comes from my Irish roots, where the two most dangerous forces in any Irish society are the most obscure man and gracious man. I do not trust any of them. There is a fascinating continuum, and I do not care to put it out there … Hitler never had a cool drink!

Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for Cure

By Shaughnessy Bishop Stall

Penguin. 416 pp. $ 17

This article was written by Rachel Rosenblit, Special to Washington Post.

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