Happy Holidays from Hylands!
We build so much each year. With faith, with hope, and a little bit of luck. Wishing you the best for all you build in the New Year.
Happy Holidays from your friends at Hyland's, Standard Homeopathic, 1-800 Homeopathy, and Treatment Options.
Jay's Journal - Thanksgiving
It’s dreary in the east. A low came through last night, and with it clouds and rain. It will clear later today, then get unseasonably cold. It is Thanksgiving eve.
Traffic has already begun to build at the grocery store. People are lined up at the Farmers Market - it never ceases to amaze me how folks shop at the last minute - Thanksgiving is not a surprise. But it can be surprising.
How can we surprise ourselves this Thanksgiving? First, don’t coat your turkey in “butter and crushed spicy Dorito chips”. I didn't make that up, there is an online recipe for this. How about some better ideas? Take a meal to someone who can’t leave home. Take the time to sit and talk with them. Learn their story. Call a relative or friend you haven’t heard from in a while. See how they are. How about this, actually listen to your spouse - or kids. Make a simple meal using your mom (or dad’s) or grandmom’s recipes. Talk about the recipes and their authors with your kids. Tell them the family stories.
There are bunches of surveys out this week saying that people are tired of incivility - whether political or at the dinner table. The commentary is dire. I think something else. The pendulum is swinging. We are finally focused on politeness and civility may return. This is our shot.
As you have heard time and again from me, I love Thanksgiving because it gives us time to reflect, to be grateful, to thank others. I thank you for your work: work in a higher purpose, work in the care of others and doing it better every day. I thank you for your skill, and your toil and your equanimity. Our culture is not perfect- but at least we try.
And finally, I thank you. Thanks for all you do for our Hyland’s families and our Hyland’s family.
Enjoy the quiet (and the chaos) of Thanksgiving.
As an old company (over 100 years), we take our history seriously, and we honor those who dedicated their lives to homeopathy. We often take part in ceremonies and dedications to remember those who came before us. One such ceremony was the dedication of a historical landmark honoring the “Father of American Homeopathy,” Dr. Constantine Hering, who lived and worked in Philadephia from 1800 to 1880.
Dr. Hering was the cofounder of the first medical society and first homeopathic medical school in the United States, discovering major medicines and authoring definitive texts on homeopathy during his career. He advanced the art of healing through research and education.
The landmark is placed in front of Dr. Hering’s former office in the center of Philadelphia on the north side of Arch Street between 12th and 13th Street. The landmark project itself was initiated and directed by the National Center for Homeopathy.
Hyland's Wins Four Awards in Canada
This year, Hyland's is honored to recive two awards each from two different organizations. What an honor! Hyland’s is proud to be a partner with National Nutrition and Alive Publishing. We are delighted to be a recipient for 2017!
NationalNutrition.ca has been servicing customers in the Ontario, Canada market for over 25 years, and their exceptional service has now made them into a huge presence on the internet. They proudly offer a wide selection of brands and demand that their suppliers only provide the highest quality products - products that their customers can rely on.
In their annual awards, Hyland's Calms Forté won Silver for Best Stress Supplement (it also won Silver for best Homeopathic Product in 2016), and Hyland's BIO XII won Bronze for Best Homeopathic Product. These awards are a reflection of customers trusting the Hyland’s brand and getting excellent results when using our products. We are honored to recieve them!
For more than 40 years, Alive Publishing Group has been Canada’s recognized leader in health and wellness. Every year, Alive Magazine conducts consumer and retailer surveys to pick the top products in the natural foods industry. Again this year, Hyland’s took home two awards! Hyland’s Leg Cramps won the bronze award (third place) for the Consumer Choice - Homeopathy category. Hyland’s Leg Cramps also won the bronze award (third place) for the Retailer Choice - Homeopathy category. Thank you to Alive for this honor!
Congratulations to all who work tirelessly to provide products that retailers and consumers both love! Good job team!
Hyland's to the Rescue!
This story was shared by Hyland's own Dan Krombach after a run in with a migraine at a wedding. Hyland's to the rescue!
"On the first Sunday in July, my family attended a wedding in West Hills, California (in the San Fernando Valley) for the son of one of our long-time friends. The wedding ceremony was beautiful and the energy at the reception was at a very high level with thumping music and lots of dancing. About 20 minutes after the couple made their gala entrance, the groom came over to me and asked, “You don’t happen to have any Hyland’s Migraine Tablets on you, do you?” I smiled, thinking he was joking, but a closer look at his face revealed that he was in real pain. He told me that he’s been using the product for years, because “it’s the only thing that works.” Unfortunately, both he and his parents had forgotten to bring a bottle to the wedding hall.
I told him to go sit down next to his new wife and give me five minutes. I pulled out my phone, and immediately realized I had no cell signal in the hall. Out to the parking lot I went and pulled up the store locator on the Hyland’s website. The site gave me three stores that normally stock Hyland’s Migraine Headache Relief within five miles, so I started calling them one by one. It was already after 9:30pm, and the first store was closed. The second store (Sprouts) was open, and they transferred me to the right department to ask if they had any on the shelf. YES, they had two bottles left, but they were closing in twenty minutes. I said, “I’ll be there in ten!”
I updated the father of the groom and grabbed my car keys. A frantic drive through the streets of West Hills, grabbing a box off the shelf, a quick swipe at the register, and the drive back took about 15 minutes. I found the groom back on the dance floor just sort of swaying, looking quite pale, but putting on his best effort. I opened the bottle for him, and he downed a dose. After a few minutes chatting with his parents, I looked over on the dance floor, and he was rocking with the crowd, laughing, having a blast.
I remember thinking how rewarding it was to not only find out that close friends were using a Hyland’s product, but also to see how something we make right here at Standard Homeopathic can literally rescue someone in pain. I got a really big hug from the groom at the end of the reception and a very appreciative “Thank you!” from the bride! What a night!"
The Neiswander Library
In 2015, the Hyland’s Foundation started the Neiswander Library to provide a central location for homeopathic texts and papers. The Foundation, a non-profit organization started by Hyland’s with a mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans, hopes the Library can be a central resource to help educate people on the history and philosophy of homeopathy.
The Library is named after Allen Neiswander, M.D., a well-respected homeopath based out of California. He left his personal collection of homeopathic literature in our care, and it is with great pride that we honor his legacy with this space. In addition, over the years Hyland’s collected a wide range of artifacts and texts from around the world, some dating back to Samuel Hahnemann, to share with the library visitors.
It is our goal that the library be the most comprehensively cataloged library of books on homeopathy in the world! Scholars will be able to search our collection online to find rare and obscure, as well as modern, books on various subjects of interest. Visiting researchers can use our library to study or to marvel at the artifacts that belonged to important figures throughout the history of homeopathy.
If you are ever in the neighborhood of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, we invite you to stop in and browse the wonderful collection of books, and see fascinating objects, including old tincture bottles (some with remedies still in them), leather kits, medicine bags, and portraits of famous homeopaths.
Good Manufacturing Practice at Hyland's
Have you heard of GMPs? GMP means “Good Manufacturing Practice”. Everything we do here at Hyland's is done strictly according to GMP, and it’s a really big part of the way Hyland's operates. We thought we would take this opportunity to tell you a bit more about GMPs and how we adhere each and every day in all of our facilities.
Part of GMP is "Good Documentation Practice," or GDP, which is basically how we document everything we do within the manufacturing process. GDPs are used for any type of product we develop and produce, as they outline the product standards and tell us how to monitor, test and judge for compliance. Why is that a big deal? Because it is our only way to show how we produce all of our many products and what goes in to each one. When we make one of our medicines, all of the important information that is generated during each step, and when it was carried out, is recorded by the person who performed it. This information reflects the complete history of the manufacturing, packaging and control of the product.
When a customer picks up a Hyland’s product, we want them to be assured we have done our best work to make that product. With this attention to detail, we can track back if there ever is a question about ingredients or safety. We do this all day, every day, for each and every product we make so the customer will get the best medicines for them and their family.
1903, what a year!
On a wind-swept beach in North Carolina, the Wright brothers piloted a plane for 59 seconds over a distance of 852 feet.
Not to be outdone, Henry Ford founded and incorporated the Henry Ford Company, now known as Ford Motor Company. The company was launched in a converted factory for a whopping $28,000.
And on the silver screen, The Great Train Robbery starring Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson debuted. At 12 minutes long, it is one of the very first westerns ever made, and the first to use multiple cameras. Did you know that the film was not shot in Hollywood, but rather in New Jersey?
Why talk about these milestones from 114 years ago, you might wonder? Because Standard Homeopathic Pharmacy (our parent company and eventual founder of Hyland’s) is among these miraculous starts that occurred in 1903.
When you stop and think about Hyland’s heritage, we are truly talking about the fact that our products are trusted by generations. We are talking about large changes in technology, infrastructure, new formations of government being founded like the Department of Commerce and more. Through it all, Hyland’s has stood the test of time. We continue to grow, seek out new ideas and innovations, and still hold dear our true values as a company.
We really have come a long way since 1903.
Team Work: Launching "Inside Hyland's"
Every now and then, life gives us an opportunity to be part of something bigger, something special that proves “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” We all have individual goals, but now and then those goals match those of the people around us, and the results can be inspiring. You see this regularly in baseball: the pitcher can get outs, but he doesn’t play the game alone. He needs outfielders to catch the ball and hitters to score the runs. This is what it means to be a part of a team.
At Hyland’s, we work hard to ensure that we are all reaching toward the same goal. Each individual plays a part, maybe as a pitcher, hitter or outfielder, but when we collaborate, we become a team. Each individual contribution is small, but together, our team works towards the shared goal of serving our customers. Our customer’s satisfaction is always how we measure success.
Sr. Director, Communications & Public Affairs