5 Tips for Preventing a New Year’s Hangover

Available for Interviews: Dr. Tammy Penhollow

Dr. Tammy Penhollow is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, specializing in anesthesiology, pain management, and regenerative medicine. Having over 20 years of experience has helped her to cultivate a passion for regenerative medicine and holistic healing. Dr. Penhollow practices at Precision Regenerative Medicine in the greater Phoenix area.

What Dr. Tammy Penhollow can say in an interview on
How to Prevent a New Year’s Hangover:

So many myths abound about how to treat a hangover, unfortunately, nothing is really tried and true. No scientific evidence exists to back all the claims on hangover treatments. The real “treatment” is prevention. The most obvious prevention is to completely abstain or significantly moderate the alcohol intake. Set a limit and stick to it.

Other prevention strategies include:

1) Stay Hydrated. Most of us walk around in a chronic state of dehydration.  Adequate water intake before you start drinking is ideal, and continuing to drink water (not caffeine which is dehydrating) throughout the day and while you’re drinking alcohol can help with the dehydration related aspects of a hangover (brain fog, headaches, stomach cramping, and queasiness).  

2) Eat healthy fats. Eating while you’re drinking, preferably something with healthy fats—nuts, avocados, that can slow the absorption of the alcohol into your bloodstream. Avoid salty snacks and caffeine which both further dehydrate you (and subsequently fuel your desire to drink more).

3) Workout. Working out the next day can help metabolize and “sweat out” the toxins. You may not be able to perform to the level you would expect had you not consumed alcohol the day before, but a moderate level workout can help.

4) Eat Breakfast. Eat a meal the morning after to lessen any effect of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which can contribute to hangover feelings of fatigue and fog.

5) Drink “Clear” liquors. WHAT you drink may contribute to whether or not you get a hangover. Ethanol is the main sugar-fermentation by-product, but another group of toxic chemicals called congeners is formed as well. The concentration of these congeners (acetone, methanol, and isopentanol) is directly related to the frequency and severity of hangover symptoms. Alcohols low in congeners are the following “clear” alcohols: gin, vodka, rum. Those highest in congeners include whiskey (especially bourbon), cognac, and tequila. 


Interviews: Dr. Tammy Penhollow

Dr. Tammy Penhollow practices at Precision Regenerative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, where develops individualized treatment plans for musculoskeletal and spine interventions with PRP and bone marrow aspirate using image guidance, as well as micro-needling with PRP for skin, hair and anti-aging conditions. She also stays active in teaching as an Instructor in Anesthesiology for the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and as a Supplemental Consultant for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.

A former active duty US Naval Officer, Dr. Penhollow has lived, practiced, and has been deployed around the US and overseas. She embodies the lifestyle she recommends to her patients and is an active hiker, gardener and yogi as well as a French trained home chef and an aspiring sommelier.

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