Posts from January 2011

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Flu-fighting foods

Starve a fever, feed a cold… that is what mom used to tell me. Is this adage good medicine? Recent studies suggest that to fight a cold, it will take about seven days with patented medicines; for over the counter agents, about one week. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the common cold. So should you starve a fever or feed a cold? No. The best advice: hydrate a fever, herb a cold.