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The Incredible but Unknown Hangover Solution
(and That's the Least of Its Benefits)

by Donna Gates of (reprinted with permission)

You wake to the alarm clock screeching, your head pounds, you're dizzy and your stomach feels queasy. You start to regret that last glass of wine you had at the neighbor's party last night.

I certainly don't advocate hangovers -- I don't even recommend alcohol at all -- but I know in the real world, especially during the upcoming holiday season, it happens.
So I have an amazing "secret" solution for you that, while it can certainly help you quickly eliminate a hangover, can also help you greatly improve your health in far more important ways.

Young Coconut Kefir -- A Healthy Hangover Solution and So Much More

Most hangover cures call for adding more toxins to your body. Renowned health expert Donna Gates of has a better solution -- Young Coconut Kefir -- which is delicious, easy to make and provides a wide range of important health benefits to you. You can read the simple process for making Young Coconut Kefir here, and you can order Body Ecology's Kefir Starter here (it comes with 6 packets, an excellent deal)

Too much alcohol affects your kidneys, liver, stomach and small intestines, which explains some of what is happening in your body. Dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, gastrointestinal disturbances and disruption of sleep are some of the results.

Interestingly, most of the "cures" for a hangover actually instead contribute more toxins to your body in the form of more alcohol, medications, sugar and caffeine. All of these options are, to borrow a phrase from Chinese medicine that applies here, "excessive yin," or too expansive." This means they can make you feel spaced out, foggy and confused, which is just what you are trying to avoid. On top of that, alcohol alone makes your blood more acidic and if you add these "cures," it causes even more acidity, electrolyte imbalances, etc. Obviously, they are not the answer.

Body Ecology has a much better answer called "Young Coconut Kefir."

Young Coconut Kefir is a fermented drink made from the water inside young green coconuts. Full of healthy bacteria (microflora), it benefits your stomach, liver and intestines. With many healing properties, it is a smart choice when you wake up with a hangover. In fact, some of our customers tell us they have Young Coconut Kefir before they have a glass of wine - to counteract the negative effects of alcohol. Another customer wrote to tell us she dilutes her occasional glass of wine with Young Coconut Kefir because she loves the taste. She's definitely noticed that this has eliminated the wine's negative side effects.

Benefits of Young Coconut Kefir

When I was first introduced to young green coconuts, I recognized their potential as a superfood. However, I knew that alone, they were too sweet and could rob your body of minerals.

Knowing that fermenting foods removes the damaging effects of sugars (even natural sugars) and tremendously increases health benefits, I created Young Coconut Kefir. Over the years, our customers have been sending in rave reviews for what this delicious fermented drink does for their health.

Here are just some of the other benefits of Young Coconut Kefir:

  • Can help stop sugar and alcohol cravings.

  • Aids digestion of all foods.

  • Has a toning affect on the intestines, even flattening the abdomen!

  • Maintain youthful skin, with many people reporting a better complexion. Additionally, you may notice brown age spots on the skin fading away -- and skin tags, moles or warts drying up and disappearing.

  • Contains high levels of valuable minerals, including potassium, natural sodium, calcium and magnesium, which explains why hair, skin and mails become stronger and have a prettier shine.

  • Appears to have a beneficial cleansing effect on the endocrine system (adrenals, thyroid, pituitary and ovaries). Women find their periods are cleaner and healthier and some who had experienced early menopause have found this important monthly cleansing returning again.

  • Increases energy and gives you an overall feeling of health.

  • Beneficial for dehydration and hangovers.

The Little-Known Hangover -- Auto-Intoxication

It's not just alcohol that creates symptoms of intoxication in your body. Candida -- a systemic yeast/fungal infection that Body Ecology has specialized in for years -- creates similar symptoms. Candida floods your body with a toxic by-product called acetaldehyde. Acetaldehyde produces similar symptoms to an alcohol hangover.

This serious toxin poisons tissues, is not easily eliminated and accumulates in your brain, spinal cord and muscles. Keeping in mind that your heart and intestines are muscles, you may now understand why you have symptoms of brain fog, muscle weakness and even pain.

Interestingly, alcoholics often have candida that has spread to their liver. If they try to give up alcohol without understanding how to cope with these cravings, it can be challenging.

Since Young Coconut Kefir can stop cravings for sugar and alcohol, it can be especially healing for alcoholics (who instead usually turn to heavy use of sugar and cigarettes -- poor alternatives.)

Young Coconut Kefir provides the defense your body needs to fight the symptoms of a hangover -- and the systemic fungal infection caused by candida.

One of Nature's "Wonder Foods" -- Young Green Coconuts


Unfermented young coconut water is too sweet and robs your body of precious minerals. To get all the health benefits, make Young Coconut Kefir with Kefir Starter or any of these other culture starters.

While you may not yet find young green coconuts in your grocery produce section, they are readily available in Asian, Hispanic and other ethnic stores or farmer's markets. And because tens of thousands of Body Ecology customers, and thousands of parents whose children have autism, now make and drink Young Coconut Kefir daily, these coconuts are becoming much more widely available, so many health food stores can obtain them for you, too.

You can get more from your young green coconut than just the beneficial water -- there is also the pudding-like meat inside. Unlike the harder meat of the mature coconut, there is a soft center lining the shell of the young green coconut. Technically a seed, this meat is high in protein, enzyme-rich and very easy to digest. Like all seeds and nuts, it is a protein fat, and it provides an excellent source of lauric (antiviral) and caprylic (anti-fungal) fatty acids.

Ferment the meat of young green coconuts and you have kefir cheese -- a delicious, probiotic-rich alternative to dairy cheese -- with antiviral and anti-fungal benefits.

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