Fever

The idea that fever was a big deal has been around for thousands of years. Fever was a real disease to people, and we carry that legacy forward - David Morens

Fever

image by: CNA
     

HWN Recommends

Fact or Fiction?: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever

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 great remedy of fever.” The belief is that eating food may help the body generate warmth during a “cold” and that avoiding food may help it cool down when overheated.

But recent medical science says the old saw is wrong. It should be “feed a cold, feed a fever.”

Let’s take colds first. When your body fights an illness it needs energy, so eating healthy food is helpful. Eating can also help the body generate heat—although wearing an extra layer of clothes or slipping into bed can keep you…

read full article

Resources

Related Articles

Stay Connected

©2020 | HealthWorldNet, Inc. | 111451

Last Updated : Friday, December 11, 2020