I'm not a germ-phobe. The 3-second rule in our house is more like a 30-second rule--maybe longer if the dropped item is particularly tasty or landed right side up. We often eat off the same fork or share ice cream cones. (I'd confess we also share napkins, but that makes us sound gross and cheap!) I kiss my cat's head pretty much every time I spy its striped, furry-ness.
But, like many runners, I'm all about taking precautions against catching a cold or the flu, including getting an annual flu vaccine and washing my hands frequently. But with three petri dishes, uh, I mean, young children, in my house, it's next to impossible to stay well. So when my time comes to be felled by a fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, and all the other nasty symptoms running rampant this time of year, I am prepared to combat them with a cabinet stocked with Hyland's Homeopathic DEFEND products.
Actually, it's more that I have Hyland's products tucked throughout our home so they are always close at hand. In our kitchen, on the same shelf as mint tea bags and chai mix, is a box of Hyland's DEFEND Severe Cold & Flu. Mixed with boiling water, DEFEND makes a soothing, hot liquid that tastes like honey and lemon and eases the insults of congestion and a cough. In the bathroom is Hyland's DEFEND Cold + Mucus. This liquid helps break down thick mucus, whether it's stopping up my chest, throat, or nose; the expectorant also helps bring it up, which works just dandy for this hawk-while-I-run gal.
My husband prefers to attack his sinus discharge and pressure with a pill, so he keeps Hyland's DEFEND Sinus on his side of the bathroom. When it's "only" a cough keeping us down, we reach for Hyland's DEFEND Cough, because when I put my head on my pillow, I refuse to be racked by coughing jags.
I could keep going on and on about all the Hyland's products that make my family and me feel better, but I'll just sum it up by saying I love how Hyland's homeopathic products ease the symptoms of colds, coughs, and the flu without leaving my head bobbing toward my computer screen mid-morning or containing 100 ingredients I'd rather not put in my body.
If you want to give Hyland's products a go--and make this cold and flu season a bit more bearable--enter to win one of three gift packages chock full of Hyland's DEFEND products. Each winner will get: Hyland's DEFEND Severe Cold & Flu, Hyland's DEFEND Cold & Cough, Hyland's DEFEND Cough & Cold Night, Hyland's DEFEND Cold + Mucus, Hyland's DEFEND Sinus, and Hyland's DEFEND Cough. To enter this giveaway, tell us one thing you do to feel better when you're sick. Do you live on chicken soup? Pull on your comfiest PJs and beg your sister to come watch the kids? Slather the area under your nose with Vaseline? Click the Comments banner under this post on our website and share what makes you feel better when you're sick.
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on 1/14/15 and ends on 1/20/15. We will announce the three winners on our Facebook page on 1/22/15, as well as notifying the winners by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize package is approximately $75. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.