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771 5/21/13 4:44 P
I'm old so I know what the old adage is. It's "feed a cold and starve a fever." Whenever I am catching a cold I start with a fever. I am not hungry but I do force myself to eat some hot chicken soup, either noodles or rice, followed by a shot of Nyquil. It knocks me out and I can sleep for hours, which is exactly what the body needs. When I wake up I usually have some toast. So I guess you can say that I really do "starve a fever."
When the fever is gone and I'm left with the cold, I can eat everything and anything I get my hands on. My favorite is macaroni and cheese. After I indulge in that I try really hard to behave myself the rest of the day.
When the fever/cold is all over, I usually find that I have lost weight.
Sometimes the old ways DO work!
Fitness Minutes: (11,285)
3,116 5/21/13 3:34 P
My old adage used to be: feed everything. You can see why I am tracking my food.
THANK'S FOR THE ADVICE & BY THE WAY, MY FATHER'S NICKNAME WAS "SUNSHINE". THAT BROUGHT BACK SO MANY MEMORIES. THANK YOU, .
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574 5/21/13 9:54 A
That old adage is bunk. The body shuts down the digestive system so it can deal with the illness. And the body can also raise internal temperature to increase metabolic rate in it's efforts to rid itself of illness. As long as the person is not starving to death you needn't worry - just ensure fluid intake is adequate and if the person can't hold down water, he or she needs to see a doctor or visit the hospital. The hospital is probably the better option as they have the facilities to run diagnostic tests.
Not a doctor but culinary advice... Eat Blueberrries as they have powerful antioxidants and yogurt contains probiotics...rest and conserving energy will help colds, bouts of flu, and fever.
Gentle on the stomach foods are Soda crackers, Bland cereal like puffed rice, Dry toast, Rice and rice water and Tapioca ,Boiled or baked potatoes, plain pasta or noodles and even Applesauce, and Chamomile Tea
Cool baths or showers, eating popsicles and staying hydrated with lots of water will help reduce a fever, even a can of chicken soup will make you feel better or make homemade chicken soup.
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