Whole carbohydrates, such as whole wheat bread, legumes, and oats, also require vitamin B to process them, but since they contain a high amount of these vitamins, the body does not reach a state of deficiency. Replace the bread you use to make the children’s sandwiches with whole wheat bread, add oatmeal to their yogurt, and try to find alternatives that your children won’t notice, but will help keep their immune system safe.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.