Tis' the season of germs and sickness.

Family gatherings are great, seeing relatives and smooching babies is all fun and games until you get sick. This is exactly what happened in my house this weekend. Not one but 6 people got the stomach flu and I got a cold. Clearly I need my voice to work and it has been going out for two days. I woke up this morning with a stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and popping ears. I was dreading getting up but the only thing I was looking forward to was a hot tea at Starbucks on my way in.

After I got ready (thankful for a hot shower) I stopped at the Starbucks downtown and my friend happens to work there. She could tell I needed something other than a basic hot tea. She introduced me to this drink called a "Medicine Ball" that apparently knocks whatever you have. I was not sure about it at first but she insisted.

Let me tell you WOW! After two sips I could breathe, my throat didn't feel like it had knives every time I swallowed, and I could talk again. This drink is no joke! Turns our Jenna Bush Hager from the TODAY Show swears by it!

'Medicine Ball' Ingredients:

Hot Water

Steamed Lemonade

One Bag of Teavana Jade Citrus Mint Tea or Defense (I prefer defense)

One Bag of Peach Tranquility Tea

Packet of Honey