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Vitamin A helps cell reproduction. It also stimulates immunity and is needed for formation of some hormones. Vitamin A helps vision and promotes bone growth, tooth development, and helps maintain healthy skin, hair, and mucous membranes. It has been shown to be an effective preventive against measles.

Deficiency can cause night blindness, dry skin, poor bone growth, and weak tooth enamel.

Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and retinol are all versions of Vitamin A.


4,000 IU/day for children ages 1-3
5,000 IU/day for children ages 4-6
7,000 IU/day for children ages 7-10


FRUITS: Most fruits contain vitamin A, but the following fruits have a significant amount: Cantaloupes , Grapefruit, Guava, Mango, Papaya, Passion fruit, Tomatoes

NUTS: Chestnuts, Pecans, Pistachios

LEGUME: Most legumes do not contain a significant amount of Vitamin A

VEGETABLES: Amaranth Leaves, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Chinese Broccoli , Chinese Cabbage, Kale, Leeks, Spinach ,Squash, Sweet Potato

ANIMAL SOURCE: Cheddar Cheese, Cows Mile, Egg, Goat Cheese, Sour Cream

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

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.

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