I am delighted to be making three minute “segments” on These are in addition to my weekly Get Well Stay Well programs. Here is one I did on Vitamin A!

Hi, I’m Felicity Corbin Wheeler! Let’s have a Get Well Stay Well moment on Vitamin A!

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant. It is fat soluble, like vitamin D, which means we should always take it with an oily food like avocado. Vitamin A is vital, as studies show it supports our vision, our skin, our cell and bone tissue growth, and our immune function.

Vitamin A is found in animal protein from liver, eggs and raw organic milk from grass fed cows. Vitamin A is also found in its vegetable form in sweet red peppers, broccoli, spinach, kale, carrots, and fruits such as cantaloupe melon, pink grapefruit, mangoes, dried apricots. A baked sweet potato in its skin provides the healthiest source of Vitamin A. What a healthy filling, HOT food to have for an easy supper at home!

Broccoli seems to be good for everything, doesn’t it. If you don’t like eating it on its own, just juice it in with your vegetables and you will get all the goodness of the RAW broccoli, without wrinkling your nose! As you get used to raw foods, however, you will find young broccoli florets are delicious in a salad, with an avocado and lemon juice dressing.

Deficiencies of Vitamin A affect most of us, particularly the elderly and chronically ill. One of the first signs of vitamin A deficiency is night blindness, as well as scaly skin, brittle hair and nails, poor growth, anaemia and poor immunity.

A good way to take Vitamin A is in a plant derived multi vitamin form, which you can drink. The alternative is an emulsified beta carotene form. This is easily taken when added to your daily vegetable juices.

Remember Dr Linus Pauling won the Nobel prize for discovering that vitamins can only be assimilated into the body when we are already well mineralised. So make sure you are taking a plant derived multi mineral as the basis of your nutrition plan, before you take your vitamins. We are what we eat, of rather what we assimilate. So be sure to absorb your vitamins to Get Well and Stay Well! 334