Does it feel like Tony Soprano has your head in a vice and is going to keep cranking until your eyes pop out?

The reason you feel horrible after a hard night of drinking is often a combination of dehydration, inflammation and the toxic effects of everyone's favorite party poison. But who cares, when it feels like Elmo is salsa dancing on your frontal lobe?

Because we knew this pain would come one day, we consulted nutritionist Esther Blum, author of "Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous" about the best foods and supplements to help you prepare for and overcome a hangover.