And I have also used honey in cold remedies. No I do not have an holistic pediatrician- besides my youngest is 18 and we outgrew pediatricians long ago. I use a family practitioner and common sense. Both my husband and I are involved in the medical profession. I am also an amateur herbalist - I grow my own herbs and have some old family remedies that I use them for ranging from topical ointments to cough medicines. BUT I know their limitations and use prescription drugs when neccessary. I am not ignorant nor afraid of what modern medicine has bought to the table. All my children are doing quite well - physically, mentally and spiritually. I have one son who is 6'5", and serving in the USMC. Used a lot of honey on him because he had a bad sweet tooth. Honey was more satisfying. We do have one daughter that we are concerned about though - we aren't sure how our very conservative household turned out a "tree-hugger" but she is only 24 so there is hope. One son is in Chemical Eng. at Ga Tech and could end of co-oping at Monsanto. We would be delighted if that happens. Another daughter is a Bio-Chem major. Sorry, enuf on my family - I think I started getting defensive - Moms do that.