Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find answers to some frequently asked questions.
  • Why Vitamin A? A Palmitate vs. Cod Liver Oil
    • Generally, vitamin A is found in natural sources such as liver, milk fat, and cold water fish. This form of vitamin A is more absorbable in the body. It is called the "cis" form of vitamin A, and is generally an oil, or in liquid form at room temperature. It is a perishable item and needs to be checked for purity and age i.e an expiration date. Many items such as skim milk, and baby formula, use vitamin A in the form of A-palmitate. We hypothesize that these children need the lipid soluable form of vitamin A found in liver, kidney, milk fat and cod liver oil. We believe that vitamin A in the natural form, helps rebuild the areas of the brain that affect vision and speech. Make sure that your brand of vitamin a cod liver oil is free from heavy metals and organic phosphates. If you are unsure, please check with the company that makes your brand of cod liver oil.
  • What about Thimerosal?
    • Dr. Megson believes that the defect for congenital stationary night blindness and other g alpha protein defects affect calcium channels. Dr. Megson believes that mercury in Thimerosal negatively affects these channels. Vaccines without Thimerosal are now available. Dr. Megson strongly recommends seeking out vaccines without Thimerosal at this time until more is known of this phenomenon. As always, please discuss this with your physician.