Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?

Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?

What to Eat When Sick with Colds and Fevers


According to doctors and other medical authorities, feeding a cold is fine, but starving a fever is a bad idea.

“Feed a cold, starve a fever” dates back to a sixteenth century dictionary maker who recommended fasting as a fever remedy. At that time, many people believed that colds were caused by cold temperatures, and thus required “fueling up,” whereas it was thought that fevers could be cooled down by depriving them of fuel. Given the state of medicine at the time, the majority of “cures” recommended during the 1500s are unlikely to be effective.

So we are thinking about this and thankful sitting in the sun dries us out a bit. Silvia says tea with limon and honey. I say chased with Tequila


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4 comments:

Leslie Limon said...

Do it the Mexican way! We feed both colds and fevers.

Sorry to hear that you're sick. Drink plenty of fluids, including lots of orange juice and maybe a bowl of caldo de pollo. Hope you feel better soon. :)

Chrissy y Keith said...

I ditto Leslie. Miso Soup is also very good if you can find it.

Nancy said...

I am hooked on Chia Seeds! High in antioxidants etc and a Maya superfood. (and where Chiapas got its name) I take a tablespoon a day, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt you!

el jubilado said...

Getting better, lots of liquid, not leaving to buy Miso or Chia but .... next time!!

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