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On The Chris McKay Show you’ll hear interviews with cutting edge, leading experts, entrepreneurs and best-selling authors covering topics from a diverse range of categories such as health, wealth, beauty, finance, real estate, and investments.
For over a decade, Chris McKay has been educating listeners on how they can achieve true happiness, improve their lives and the lives of their families. Chris’ professionalism, interesting and topical content, along with his ever-present sense of humor, make every show fun, informative and entertaining.
Most Recent Episode
Five Common Cold and Flu Myths
Apr 28 16
Cold and flu season is picking up and we figured it was time to take a look at some of the common myths surrounding the season.
Fact or Myth?Getting the flu vaccine too early in the year, means your protection will wear off before flu season ends.
Because the flu vaccine is readily available, many doctors begin receiving shipments in August. This doesn’t mean you should hold out until November (peak flu season) to get your vaccine. The vaccine is good for one year. So, you should at least try to get your vaccine around the same time each year for consistency.
Fact or Myth?Stress increases your chances of getting a cold or the flu.
Stress may not actually cause you to catch a cold or the flu, but it certainly weakens your immune system, making it more likely that to develop complications from a cold or the flu. If you get sick, take the time you need to get better. Pushing through work and trying to make that deadline won’t you do you any favors.
Fact or Myth?“Feed a cold, starve a fever.” Or “Starve a cold, feed a fever.”
Regardless of which version you’ve heard, you won’t be hearing either from your doctor. It’s a very common old wives tale to say feed a cold and starve a fever. In reality, you really shouldn’t do the extreme of either when you’re treating a cold or the flu. Oftentimes when we’re not feeling well, we lose our appetites. It’s not important to force feed yourself in order to keep up with the cold. Instead, you should focus on drinking enough. It’s very important to stay hydrated when you have an upper respiratory infection or a cold, and especially the flu, as well, because when you’re feverish and sweating, you’re going to lose a lot of moisture.
Fact or Myth?Chicken soup can help you feel better sooner if you have a cold.