Gwyneth Paltrow's tips for your New Year's hangover
December 30th, 2011
12:30 PM ET

Gwyneth Paltrow's tips for your New Year's hangover

Gwyneth Paltrow has posted a helpful New Year’s Eve-themed newsletter on her GOOP website.

The Oscar-winning actress and domestic diva has laid out multiple options for those who plan to enjoy adult beverages on Saturday night. Some suggestions are more practical than others. Let’s run through them:

Water, of course, is the first thing mentioned. Alcohol dehydrates, as we know. "It is thus essential to drink a lot of water while drinking and before you go to bed... it can prevent a hangover or at least lessen one,” says Dr. Frank Lipman.

Over-the-counter remedies like Alka Seltzer (or Resolve, if you’re in London like Gwynnie) are suggested, as is a prevention drink called Mercy that Paltrow invests in. Also: Milk Thistle capsules.

Next, Paltrow recommends hydrotherapy. “I've found that the best hangover remedy can be a hot and cold spa treatment,” she writes. (Are spas open New Year’s Day?) If you can’t find a spa, Gwyneth says you can pop in and out between a hot bath and a cold shower for a similar effect.

Other helpful tips include drinking mineral water like Pellegrino, eating a proper meal before and after going out, and taking vitamin C. The morning after, you could also “eat one or two Umeboshi Plums.”

Last but not least is the classic “hair of the dog” remedy. Gwyneth includes recipes for Bloody Marys (or “Red Snapper” as she calls it), to be imbibed on January 1.

Good luck!

soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Ramon

    You have now left the planet Zebulon. It's good to be back on earth...

    January 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kathy

    Gweneth is quite stucketh on herself!

    January 3, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. Michael

    The best hangover cure is to not drink so much the night before.

    January 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Prof Vanastros

    She sure seems to think alcohol hangovers are a major health concern for the world. Sounds like she is an expert on over-drinking anyway.

    January 1, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. Gady Nadler

    dear Bella
    -Shavua Tov
    -Happy new year

    January 1, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. EBL

    I added Ms. Paltrow's advice to my New Yeas Eve drinking post. The move information the better!

    December 31, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jimmyc1955

    Gweneth gives us a "let them eat cake" moment for the new year. Exotic plums, spa treatments? Your personal chef make you those special meals before and after your exclusive evening in your exclusive clubs you are shuttled to in your isolated limousine? Really??

    You need a few months in a food kitchen without contact with your ultra wealthy equally isolated friends. Come on down to those struggling to make ends meet with a $35,000 a year with 2 kids and see how your hangover suggestions work then.

    You want a good hangover reciepe?? Why don't you give your money to people (not some tax shelter charity your agent set up to make you look good) who will use it to feed, cloth and shelter themselves and their families? That way you won't have the money to get stupid drunk.

    December 31, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. rooney

    Ok, you've covered hangover tips for the rich and famous. Now what about the rest of us?

    December 31, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Nat Q

    She's giving out hangover tips now? Is there any part of my life this totally fake, scripted, wanna-be diva won't try to cram herself into? are an OK actress. Run with it! You aren't and don't need to be a singer, a cook, an author, America's mom, or our best friend. Just stop embarrassing yourself and trying so hard to be everywhere. It's unbecoming and comes across as fake.

    December 31, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. JonnyBoy

    Holy moly what a pretentious d-bag! Hot and cold spa treatment? Are you out of your mind? Why not suggest a bowl of Beluga? This broad has no sense of reality.

    December 31, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Clyde M

      Agreed. When will this pretentious, out-of-touch blowhard shut up already? You know what's good for a hangover? Taking a trip to the Bahamas and being woken by your agent who's just bought you another 3-stroy arc on Glee to cross-promote your forced attempt at a pop album. Works for me every time!

      Grow up Gwen.

      December 31, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rosey

    OK. I did do a day spa treatment on New Years Day. I had an 11 AM appointment in Vegas at New York New York where the package included a facial, a scrub, and a massage. This was in Vegas after getting major comps because my brother won big-time gambling. It was a nice gift. Gwyneth was absolutely right about the spa treatment for a hangover. But I doubt I'd get this lucky again!!

    December 31, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  12. spike

    This article reminded me that this vapid, annoying twit won an Oscar. Truly, the world sucks donkey.

    December 30, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hardyharhar

    i don't think i'd advertise my expertise regarding drunkiness, what a tool. seems she either has a. alot of time on her hands, or b. insecurities about herself that require her to act like a know it all, i really hate know it alls

    December 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. lojenk

    December 30, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. starrfire

    Best remedy for hangovers is more booze!

    December 30, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Ax

    The best cure would be if she walked into my bedroom naked.

    December 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. yuck

    Dear Gwynth Paltrow,
    No one cares about your assinine website that recommends "hot and cold spa treatments" for hangovers. Please continue doing what you do best, which is absolutely nothing.
    The World

    December 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Max

      Dear World,

      Please take the stick out of your ass.



      December 30, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • noname

      Could not have written it better. I guess putting out a cook book and "acting/singing" in the lame-ass movine Country Strong (that I will never watch) qualifies her on drinking remedies. And shame on for wasting web space with this crap.

      December 31, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Dump Master

      So to summarize your post.... herp derp herp derp, i hump squirrels.

      January 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sly Sadie

    I wonder why she is such an expert on hangover remedies?

    December 30, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Peace

    Here's a thought, don't get wasted enough to have a hangover. HaHa!

    December 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Smitty

    She is a slush

    December 30, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Boo

    This chick is nuts. Does she think everyone can afford spa treatments? Get real!

    December 30, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raj

      She might ne nuts but she's hot! These two below are fighting one another

      December 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  22. portalpunk

    gwyneth does not know how to party, but I do cause Im FIRSTY!!!

    December 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |

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