Beyond the Hangover Cure: What to Eat, Drink, and Do To Combat Your Boozy Lifestyle
Event Date: 05/14/2011, 7:00 pm

with Kirsten Amann & Kendra Strasburg

Studies have shown that simply going to bed later than 10 p.m. each night takes a serious toll on your liver. What does that mean for the bartender, whose shift ends 2, 4, even 6 hours after optimal bedtime has come and gone? Between 12 hour shifts, butter and salt laden staff meals and copious consumption of alcohol, the odds seem stacked against the bartender who seeks a balanced, healthy life.

But there is hope for those who have chosen to build a career in the spirits industry and want to live healthy and well. This seminar will teach attendees how to make substantial changes in their overall health by integrating certain foods, beverages, herbs and movement into their daily lives. We'll discuss:

* Foods, beverages and herbs you can take to support your liver - no matter how much you drink
* Movement you can integrate into your daily life to both detox the body and support it through long shifts
* Recipes for simple, healthful snacks that will boost your overall energy more than your pre-shift cup of coffee
* Foods and beverages that can help combat your hangover for the nights when you do over-imbibe
* Are some cocktails "healthier" than others? Yes. We'll serve some and explain why.

No one way of eating is best for everyone, and many of the "healthy" eating strategies we hear about are virtually impossible to integrate into the bartender's daily regimen. Tailored to the unique needs of restaurant veterans and spirits industry professionals, this seminar will teach attendees ways to compliment their unique lifestyle rather than complicate it through dietary choices.

Kendra Strasburg is a Holistic Health Coach (Co-Founder of CRAVE Health) certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and accredited by Columbia University and the American Association for Drugless Practitioners. Kirsten is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and founding member of the Boston Chapter of LUPEC with over ten years of restaurant industry experience. Both have managed to find lifestyle balance through dietary choices while continuing to lead bibulous lives.

Saturday, May 14th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Study at Astor Center, 399 Lafayette Street at East 4th Street

Must be of legal drinking age - please be prepared to present a valid photo ID verifying that you are of legal drinking age. Includes complimentary admission to the Official Bar of the Manhattan Cocktail Classic (plus one drink ticket) on Saturday.

**Order your copy of the Official 2011 Almanac when you purchase tickets for this event, and get it for $25 (regular price $50).

Sponsored by Plymouth