Natural Hangover Remedies

With the hot weather fast approaching, there will be plenty of patio nights and long weekends to spend time with friends and family. Since I started eating clean and avoiding sugars, gluten and other inflammatory foods, my mornings after are no walk in the park. The key to life is BALANCE, so for those nights when you are “letting your hair down”, here are some tips to make for a better morning.


Our bodies need adequate water to do some of the most basic functions. On average most humans need about 2 litres (8 glasses) of water daily, this number will vary based on height, weight, lifestyle and caffeine consumption. When we consume alcohol, the alcohol – similar to coffee has a dehydrating effect on our bodies. Making sure you consume adequate amounts of water throughout the day and night will help to make your next morning better. Remember every glass of beer, wine, or spirit will work to dehydrate you, so consuming water throughout your night alongside your beverage of choice will help to keep you hydrated. Similarly, the next day it is key to drink lots of water to help flush the toxins out of your system.


Making sure you have dinner and snacks is a must! Having food in your stomach slows the absorption of the alcohol in your system. It also makes you feel full, which will reduce your consumption over the evening. Some studies also suggest that it might help protect your gut lining from the effects of the alcohol on your system. The best foods to have on the patio are lean proteins, healthy fats and hydrating fruits and vegetables. These foods will reduce the inflammatory response on the body, as well as keep you hydrated and nourished.


This amazing product should be called GAME CHANGER! PartySmart formula is designed to help support the function of the liver. It is made up of herbs, so it’s all natural, that helps breakdown the alcohol faster in your liver and then eliminate in. When we consume alcohol, it gets broken down into acetaldehyde by the liver, and it is the buildup of the acetaldehyde that causes those not so desirable effects the next morning. PartySmart pills should be taken with your second drink of the night. They can be purchased at Nutrition House and various other health food stores.



The next morning, the name of the game is to GET MOVING! Go outside for a walk or hike, go swimming, do yoga, do some light cardio. It doesn’t have to be intense!! In fact it’s better if you just take it ease while your body recuperates, that way you aren’t doing further damage to your body. Light exercise will help restore some balance to your body by getting your digestive juices flowing, improving circulation, and helping to eliminating toxins. As well as make you feel better by producing those feel good hormones. If you are going to get moving – please refer to tip number 1 – stay HYRDATED!!


The best homeopathic remedy for hangovers or the overconsumption of rich fatty foods and drinks is Nux Vomica. The remedy helps to restore balance to the body and reduces those bad bad hangover symptoms of headache, diarrhea and vomiting by stimulating the body’s immune system. Before going to your local health food store and purchasing this remedy. Please speak with a Homeopathic Practitioner on what the proper dosing regimen would be. Homeopathic remedies are completely safe to take, however it is important to understand what dose you should be taking in acute situations as well as how frequently you should be taking it.

I hope these tips help you to have a better morning, please remember to drink responsibility, and have fun this patio summer.

Written by Rebecca Chandler – Homeopath and Reiki Master

Rebecca Chandler - Homeopath and Reiki Master


5 Reasons to Visit a Homeopath

There are many reasons and benefits in going to a Homeopath – but here are the 5 most common reasons why individuals go.

Headaches and Migraines


A lot of individuals suffer from headaches and migraines. In some cases it can even be debilitating for the individual. A homeopath works with you to understand your migraines or headaches in their totality. What exactly does it feel like for the patient? What makes it better or worse? Are there any triggers? A Homeopath will then prescribe a remedy that encompasses those symptoms. The remedies help to reduce the intensity, frequency and duration for the symptoms.

Skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis)

The skin is our biggest eliminating organ and often skin afflictions are the body’s way of letting you know that something is going on, on a deeper level. Skin conditions can have many contributing factors as to why they are manifesting in the body, such as stress, dietary issues or environmental sensitivities. A Homeopath’s job is to understand the root cause of why the skin conditions are developing. When a Homeopath prescribes at that root cause, it helps to reawaken the body’s immune system and ultimately start the process of healing.

Mental health issues (depression, bi-polar, manic depressive, anxiety)

Homeopath’s work heavily to understand the mental and emotional characteristics of an individual, such as their stresses in life. It’s a great system of medicine that can effectively address the symptoms of depression, bi-polar, anxiety and many other mental health issues.


Autoimmune disorders

Autoimmune disorders are conditions that occur when the body’s immune system is attacking itself (diseased tissue, as well as the healthy tissue). Individuals can undergo both conventional and holistic therapies to reduce incidences of flare-ups. Flare-ups generally occur in incidences of acute or chronic stress. Homeopathy is especially beneficial because it helps individuals to manage stress. It’s also a therapy that is completely safe to use in conjunction with other therapies.  

Digestive disturbances (gas, bloating, constipation, IBS)

There is has been a lot of research lately in trying to understand the gut and digestive disturbances. Within some of that research, MDs have discovered this Mind-Gut connection. Where the Mind and the Gut are in constant communication with each other, and how our moods affect our gut and overall health. Therefore, when you treat just the physical symptoms (i.e the gas, bloating, constipation, IBS symptoms, etc), you are only treating part of the picture. Homeopathy helps to balance out both mind and gut by understand how the physical, emotional, and mental symptoms are connected.


To see what Homeopathy can do for you, book a free 15 minute consult with Rebecca.

Written by Rebecca Chandler, Homeopath & Reiki Master

Rebecca Chandler - Homeopath and Reiki Master



Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired?

By: Rebecca Chandler, BA, DHMHS

Homeopath and Reiki Master


We live in a society that is constantly “ON” and going from one activity to the next. There is no end to the scheduling chaos; whether it’s picking the kids up from school, taking them to hockey, going to the gym, or finishing that big work proposal due tomorrow. On top of our very busy lifestyles, we are also being over stimulated by electronics, social media, and connected to everyone and everything at all times. With very little down time and off time, our habits start to impact our health. Our bodies react to all this by lowering our immune system and ultimately making us feel run down and sick.

Homeopathy is a complete system to medicine designed to re-establish balance and to kick-start the body’s own immune system. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700s, and ever since then has been one of the leading forms of medicine used globally to treat acute and chronic illnesses.

Homeopaths assert that illness stems from mental and emotional factors (stressors) that we experience in our day-to-day lives. The physical symptoms, like headaches, let us know that something is out of balance or wrecking havoc in the body. It’s a Homeopath’s duty to understand the health of an individual physically, emotionally and mentally. Everyone is different and we don’t all experience life in the same ways. Our symptoms are often a reflection of that. By understanding what makes each person unique, Homeopaths are able to prescribe individualized treatment plans that best suit your needs. It’s important for medicine to be individualized because what works for you might not work for me.

Homeopathic remedies are derived from nature, and are given at a very small dose – making them not only effective, but also safe to take for adults, children, babies, even plants and animals. They don’t interact with other medications and don’t cause harm.

If you are ready to create some more balance in your life style and reclaim your health, contact Rebecca today for your 15-minute free consult.

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Rebecca Chandler - Homeopath and Reiki Master