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Dec 31, 2002

Goma gurus share their secrets

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It’s a sad ending to almost every night out on the town that involves alcohol…symptoms are the same, but the names are a little different, so whether you’ll be praying to the toilet god, laughing at the porcelain queen or just plain old, hurling your guts out tomorrow morning, here’s some friendly advice from experts in the field.

Q: “How do you handle your goma?”

Self-proclaimed Goma Guru

“Well, first of all, handle my goma, you should drink a lot of water before you go to sleep at night. Lots, lots and lots of water; that’s it.”

Dr. Francis Smith

“But then there is also the complication of vomits and nausea, so you might want to take something for gastrointestinal disorders like Maxolon or just antacids If you have to go to work, pack up on caffeine, drink a lot of coffee, but if not the best thing is to try to go to sleep.”

Dr. Bernard Bulwer

“We all know that people should not be drinking on an empty stomach. They are some people who say a gram or more of vitamin C and some B complex vitamins may cut down on the hangover effect. If you are in a meeting, a gathering a party or some gathering and if you are drinking don’t just hang around and drink until you drop. There some things people need to know that sweet drinks. Sweetened alcoholic drinks, whether it’s fruit punch or some kind of liqueur they may seem to contain a little bit of alcohol, but when you add the numbers up, it ends up being quite a bit.”

Barbara Hernandez, Herb Specialist

“They should take cedar bark, a nice good hot cup.”

Q: “How you prepare cedar?”

Barbara Hernandez

“Oh you take the cedar and mash the fresh bark, or any bark of cedar. Mash it, put it in boiling water, let it steep, strain it off and then you get a nice good cup.”

Q: “And how it taste?”

Barbara Hernandez

“Well not so very nice but it is very good.”

Q: “So that cleans out everything?”

Barbara Hernandez

“Yes, it removes all the stale drinks.”

Self-Proclaimed Goma Guru

“I drink just at evenings. Evenings and just evenings. We’re interviewing in the evening. More questions?”

Q: “What time is it?”

Self-proclaimed Goma Guru

“Right now it’s five o’clock in the evening.” (laughs)

(The time is 11:30 a.m.)

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