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www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/cold-guide/starve-cold-feed-fever

Do you starve a cold and feed a fever? Or is it the other way around? Learn the facts about eating well when you have a cold to speed your recovery.

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/feed_a_cold,_starve_a_fever

feed a cold, starve a fever. Expressing the common belief that eating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever. 1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds," The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180: "Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice.

www.health.com/condition/cold-flu-sinus/feed-a-cold-starve-a-fever

“The old adage of ‘feed a cold, starve a fever’ started centuries ago when it was believed that colds were brought about by a drop in body temperature,” Albert Ahn, MD, a clinical ...

www.healthline.com/health/feed-a-cold-starve-a-fever

There simply hasn’t been enough “feed a cold, starve a fever” research done on humans to know for certain. It’s further complicated by the fact that there are so many causes of a fever.

www.answers.com/Q/Is_the_saying_'starve_a_fever_and_feed_a_cold'_true

The phrase is 'starve a cold, feed a fever', and it means pretty much the same thing. 'Starve a cold' means stay away from things that cause colds, while 'feed a fever' means stay warm to break a ...

www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-feed-a-cold

Maxims typically date back many years, but “feed a cold, starve a fever” may beat them all. This saying has been traced to a 1574 dictionary by John Withals, which noted that “fasting is a ...

www.answers.com/Q/Should_you_feed_a_fever_or_starve_a_cold

The phrase is 'starve a cold, feed a fever', and it means pretty much the same thing. 'Starve a cold' means stay away from things that cause colds, while 'feed a fever' means stay warm to break a ...

www.everydayhealth.com/cold-and-flu/colds-and-fevers.aspx

The old saying, "feed a cold, starve a fever," may be only partially good advice, according to experts. Starving a fever by eating fewer calories may actually make it more difficult for your body ...

www.statnews.com/2016/09/08/feed-cold-starve-fever-science

“F eed a cold, starve a fever” is an adage that has been around for centuries. Now a new study in mice finds that it might actually have some truth — but it depends what exactly is the cause ...

www.cnn.com/2016/09/16/health/feed-a-cold-starve-a-fever

Proper nutrition is crucial in preventing and recovering from fevers and colds. However, the amount of food we need may be different for children and adults.