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Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh,
who brought to life characters
including Babe and Chuckie on
Nickelodeon cartoon Rugrats, has died
Her sister, Deionn Masock,
confirmed the actress had died on
December 22 at her home in Utah.
Masock said the cause of death
was not known.
"She was able to do incredible and
amazing things with her voice and
bring lots of smiles and many laughs
to many people," her family said.
Announcing in the death in the Los
Angeles Times, they wrote: "Her
imagination, humour and intelligence
were evident to anyone who had the
pleasure of meeting her.
"Many know of her from the roles
she played, but in each role there was
a part of her showing through that
the ones who truly knew her could
Cavanaugh was a prolific actor,
providing the voices of dozens of
cartoon characters in the 1990s.
Voice of Babe and Rugrats dies at 51
Nausea, splitting headaches, heavy eyelids,
lethargy. Is this you on waking up after a night
out drinking? Well if you spent last night out
ushering in the new year with more than your usual
quota of drinks, our best bet is that this morning you are
not doing that much celebrating.
But fear not, the T&T Guardian will soon get you the remedy or should
we say remedies for that awful hang over feeling, because we have researched
all types of remedies from around the world. A few seasoned herbalists also provided
us with some natural remedies that you can find in your own cupboard or refrig-
Customised Health Solutions director, Brian Springer suggested drinking young
coconut water. He explained over use of alcohol can lead to dehydration and that s
why people experience headaches and lethargy. According to him the young coconut
water is an excellent hydrator and it also aids in the removal of toxins caused by
alcohol, when a person urinates.
"This flushes out the liver and kidneys, the organs mainly affected by alcohol."
A cold shower will also do the trick. In addition to
the coconut water doing internal hydration, a
cold shower hydrates externally. This helps
in shocking a person s system.
Springer said in extreme cases, a
person should also stay away from all
greasy foods for at least 24 hours after consuming a lot of alcohol, as this causes
further stress to the liver and digestive system. A delicious bowl of hot fish broth
US-based Raw foods specialist Khepra Anu also cited coconut water as an excep-
tional anecdote for hang overs. He added, any fresh juice like cactus pear or water-
melon, would give you a quick boost and help you to get out of bed sooner than
To cure hangovers, Koreans a soup called
haejangguk which when translated actually
means "stew to cure a hangover."
Drinking too much alcohol causes dehydration
and using coconut water is an easy way to
rehydrate and replace lost minerals.
Ditay Payee (capraria biflora) -
can be found around many gardens.
The leaves and flowers of the herb
can be boiled and drawn. About
three cups should be enough to help
you get up and enjoy the rest of the
Ginger - it should
be grated and then
mixed with hot
consumed as tea.
Obiseed (kola nut) - the seed of
the nut should be
grated and hot water
poured over it. Drink
when the liquid
Jigger bush (greasy bush, crappo
bush) - also a common plant found
in gardens. The leaves can be boiled
to make a tea.
Wild Cane (kahriviere) - which
can be found on river banks. The
insides of the plant can be drawn
and drunk like tea.
Herbalist Francis Morean of Arima-based Herbs suggested a few local herbs.
Morean said all these remedies work as diuretics to flush out excessive
alcohol from the blood quickly.
SHEREEN ALI, BOBIE-LEE DIXON,
Here are some more cures from around the world.
Sprite or Xue bi
One group of Chinese researchers
back in 2013 claimed to have found
the perfect hangover cure---good old
Sprite soft drink, called Xue bi in
China. After examining 57 beverages
in a lab, researcher Hua-Bin Li and his
colleagues at Sun Yat-Sen University
in Guangzhou found Sprite best
relieved hangover symptoms.
Banana Milkshakes - If you actually want to make a
real difference in your hangover, then a banana
milkshake may do the trick. According to
Sara Snow, banana milkshakes refuel
an aching body after a long night out.
Just combine a banana with 1/2 cup
milk and a few ice cubes. The potent
combination is high in Vitamin B,
which is severely depleted after
overindulgence. It also replaces
electrolytes and potassium and it's
soothing to the stomach. (Care2.com)
Bloody Mary - Sometimes the best way to
get rid of a hangover is to party on into the
next day. Taking the edge off with a next day
beverage is nothing new and in the United
States the Bloody Mary is the hair-of-the-dog
choice. The sometimes spicy tomato cocktail was
invented in the 1920's. The drink was supposedly
invented at Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France,
though this is somewhat disputed.
Russian pickle juice, RU-21, and the
For Russians, pickle juice or sauerkraut
juice is a must for hangovers. And, if it's
fizzy, all the better. Rassol is a carbonated
sauerkraut juice that is now available in
cans. The juice helps to replenish lost
electrolytes, so maybe there's some truth
to this folk remedy. Other remedies are to
eat black bread soaked in water, take a
sauna or just go on drinking!
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