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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/can-you-sweat-out-a-cold

Sweating out a cold is the idea that using heat, exercise, or things that can make us sweat, makes a cold go away faster. Sweat, or perspiration, is water that is released from sweat glands in ...

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.

abcnews.go.com/Health/ColdandFluQuestions/story?id=5678126

Answer: That's a very common old wives' tale to say feed a cold and starve a fever. Unfortunately you really shouldn't do the extreme of either when you're treating a cold or the flu .

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.health.com/condition/cold-flu-sinus/how-to-break-a-fever-high-temperature

Pay no mind to the old saying, "feed a cold, starve a fever." In truth, colds can produce fever too, and when you’re fighting a fever, liquids are your friend. “Fever will dehydrate you, and ...

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.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.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/features/the-truth-behind-moms-cold-and-flu-advice

The Truth Behind Mom's Cold and Flu Advice. ... Mom said: "Feed a cold, starve a fever." The reality: No one's exactly sure how this notion got started, but you can ignore it.