The last two months or so have been epic. Haven’t touched booze where I would normally have 2-3 drinks a day. Lost 15 pounds of useless fat. I have more energy and am a happier person. With the stoic mind-over-matter control of a Shao-Lin monk I chugged down about a cup of dry root a day through the Alu Ball. However I now have the leathery hands of an 80 year old alligator wrangler. My skin is so dry it is litterally blowing off me. And the dreaded gout. I dried myself out so hard that pee has litlerally crystallized in my big toe . So you sages of kava, who must chuckle at the over exuberance and excesses of us relative newcomers, a question for you: Do you krunk every day or take days off?