Feed a cold?

I always forget the phrasing of that old saying: is it “feed a cold, starve a fever” or “starve a cold, feed a fever?” Doing a Google search doesn’t immediately help, because it seems a lot of other people are confused too. There must be a trick to remembering it, like the way you can remember which are the donkeys and which are the elephants when it comes to Republicans and Democrats. In that case, the two Ds go together. When it comes to being sick, the two Fs (feed and fever) actually don’t go together. But it’s not even really true – there’s no consensus at all on whether you should eat when you have a cold and not eat when you have a fever. You should eat well and stay hydrated no matter what you have, really.

This is my long-winded way of saying I have a cold. Tonight I’ll be feeding it nachos.

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