I prefer to use natural alternative holistic remedies to conventional treatments especially when it comes to my kids. My family is just getting over a virus that is going around and last week I was desperate to find something, anything, to alleviate my daughter's symptoms, particularly her cough. I found myself at a local drug store, staring at a shelf full of over-the-counter children's medications. Most of these drugs contain artificial flavors, artificial colors and sweeteners. One box that I looked at actually contained aspartame as a listed ingredient! Eyes blurred from reading all of the small print ingredients that I couldn't pronounce, I ended up going home empty-handed.