The saying "lemon adds a lot" is definitely true with regard to children’s immune systems. Lemons help to balance the body’s pH levels, which help to develop healthy bacteria at the expense of harmful viruses. You can add a slice of lemon to your child’s water bottle, add a little lemon as a substitute for salad dressing, or use it in cooking and baking. Children probably won’t notice the difference, but their immune system will certainly benefit from it.
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.