#1min4mito in 2014


Nearing the end of 2013, Mitochondrial Disease was thrust into the international media spotlight, under the most unfortunate and controversial of circumstances: a custody battle over 15-year-old Mitochondrial Patient, Justina Pelletier, the state of Massachusetts, her parents, and Boston Children’s Hospital (where she has been held in a psych ward for over 10 months).

The details and some of the news coverage can be found here.

This post, while prompted by what is going on in the media, is not about one patient or one hospital… this post (and those that will follow it in 2014) are about ALL Mitochondrial Disease Patients and FOR all hospitals, doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, family members, caregivers and any others who may interact or care for those with “Mito” at any point in their journey.  Mitochondrial disease is a VERY REAL BIOLOGICAL, MEDICAL, PHYSICAL, METABOLIC disorder that is often very misunderstood by the greater medical community, media, and often times even those closest to the patient with mito…

We (here at Babyfoodsteps) intend to help change that this year.

We hope you will join us by TAKING A MINUTE FOR MITO (#1min4mito) in 2014… by:

taking 1 min to share this info on Facebook

taking 1 minute to retweet this info on Twitter

taking 1 minute to tell a friend what you have learned about Mito

taking 1 minute to learn something new about Mito

taking 1 minute to spread awareness about Mito

taking 1 minute to UNDERSTAND Mito

taking 1 minute to Connect with a patient with Mito

taking #1min4mito each and every week in 2014!

Do you accept our challenge? We hope so!

Post a comment below if you will be joining us and


WE can DO this in 2014!

Week 1: Psychotropic Medications and Mitochondrial Toxicity


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8 Responses to #1min4mito in 2014

  1. Jennifer says:

    Awesome! I’m in!

  2. Nikki says:

    I’m in sister!!!!

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  4. georgiamama says:

    Count me in!!

  5. Jtoz54 says:

    HI I want to share everything I read but most people wouldn’t be able to make heads or tails out of the above information. I have been following your site as well as many others dealing more with salicylate and gluten intolerance problems. Would it be possible to turn your site down a notch so more laymen can understand it. I totally respect you and all you’ve done to spread the word and awareness in a field that very few doctors are knowledgeable in. Thank you

    • I am sorry you feel that way Joan, I really do try hard to simplyfy the information I post here while also providing a link to the science and the research and adding my 2 cents from a chemistry perspective… do hope you will share what you find interesting- you never know who may benefit from it.

  6. Kamesha Thompson says:

    I will continue to spread awareness about #Mito because the lives of me and my family were affected greatly by it when my 2yr old cousin was diagnosed with it!

  7. Nicole Hudiburg says:

    I’m in!

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