Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever

Nov 17, 2019

That’s what they say, right? And that’s what I’ve been doing, feeding the cold! Not over doing it, mind you, but eating a little here and there throughout the day.

Part of it’s just keeping food in my stomach so my stomach doesn’t get upset! They say it’s just an old wives tale, but I don’t really care!

I never did get my nap, but that’s ok. I’ve been relaxing most of the day! Watching football with my boyfriend right now.

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So here are some old wives tales…

  • Cheese Could Give You Weird Dreams: the idea that eating cheese or dairy before bedtime will give you bizarre nightmares — are largely thought to be a myth. But a bewildering study by the British Cheese Board claims to have proven that they’re real. The board surveyed 200 volunteers who ate a variety of cheeses before bedtime, and reported that most of them recorded peculiar dreams the day afterward. https://www.bustle.com/articles/92545-7-old-wives-tales-that-are-actually-scientifically-proven
  • The old wives’ tale that you can carry an acorn around to stay forever young: There’s no special healing powers in these nuts, but many people believe regardless that carrying one around will keep them healthy. Why? The oak tree is known for its unusually long life—and in hauling around the seed of this tree, people hope to achieve that same longevity.
  • The old wives’ tale that sticking chopsticks upright in your food is bad luck: As a general rule of thumb, you should never stick your chopsticks vertically into your food when dining at a Japanese restaurant. In Japanese culture, placing chopsticks like this is reserved for funerals only, and it is a belief held by many that doing so anywhere else will bring bad luck.
  • The old wives’ tale that you can pick up a penny on the sidewalk for good luck: We’ve all heard the superstitious saying: “Find a penny, pick it up. All day long, you’ll have good luck.” But where did it come from? A long time ago, it was thought that metals were gifts from the gods, sent down as a form of protection. And seeing as pennies are made of copper – a metal – the currency became associated with good luck. Now, it’s a simple old wives’ tale.
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  • The old wives’ tale that foods containing mayonnaise spoil faster: Spoiler alert: Combining your leftover chicken with mayonnaise to make a chicken salad won’t make it spoil faster. On the contrary, mayonnaise is actually an acidic food with a low pH, meaning that bacteria aren’t all too attracted to it. It’s just one of the many old wives’ tales you don’t actually have to worry about.
  • The old wives’ tale that swallowed gum takes years to digest: Chewing gum is not meant to be swallowed—but if you happen to gulp it down by accident, you have no need to worry. Though your parents might have warned you as a child that a swallowed piece of gum will take as many as seven years to digest, the chewing candy is actually digested immediately, with any indigestible parts excreted with your stools.
  • The old wives’ tale that bathing while pregnant can drown your fetus: While in the womb, babies get their oxygen via the umbilical cord. In fact, a baby’s lungs aren’t finished developing until the third trimester of pregnancy, and until they exit the womb, they rely on that umbilical cord—which cannot fill up with water—for air. So no, you cannot drown your fetus by taking a bath. (This was anew one to me!)
  • The old wives’ tale that drinking milk and eating fish at the same time will discolor your skin: Many popular fish sauces have milk in them as an ingredient, and yet we still hold onto the notion that drinking a glass of milk alongside a filet of fish will lead to skin discoloration or even vitiligo. It is theorized that this old wives’ tale stems from Judaism, where it is believed that mixing fish and meat will cause adverse skin reactions.
  • https://bestlifeonline.com/old-wives-tales/

Sorry this is late, wasn’t even sure I was going to post! I looked for the old wives tale about feed a cold, starve a fever. But I couldn’t really find anything that wasn’t “medical advice”. Apearantly, on one site it could date back to medieval times and had to do with the amount of mucus your body produces with a cold. Eating could help with stomach upset, where starving a fever makes your body focus/concentrate on the cause of the heat and thus helps you get better faster. If that makes sense!

“May you see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles. ”    

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Tomorrow is Mickey Mouse’s Birthday: on November 18th, Mickey Mouse Birthday commemorates the debut of a lovable mouse that was once a rabbit called Oswald. His character got his start on film on November 18, 1928, but before that, the story begins in 1927, when Walt Disney first sketched a floppy-eared bunny while under contract to Universal Studios. The events that unraveled brought us Mickey Mouse.

Tomorrow is National Princess Day and National Play Monopoly Day!

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One Comment on “Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever

  1. Love it! On a Penny Wives heads or tails:

    Never pick up a penny
    if it’s showing its tail.

    Turn it over to heads
    for the next
    person to pick up

    As the ambulance
    siren does wail
    for you laying
    face down
    on the roadside
    almost dead!

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