This page will serve as a repository of info that I have found useful in this Journey of learning about Mitochondrial Disease. From scientific journal articles to videos, and from webinar links to children’s books, each item on the list has helped us answer more questions and helped us understand this confusing disorder a bit more thoroughly. If you have a resource that has been especially helpful to you and your family regarding MITO, please email me babyfoodsteps  at  gmail  dot   com.


Click here to see facts and figures about Mito. These were created for Mitochondrial Disease Awareness and are free to be shared, please just give credit, tag, or link back to


More and more research is being done every day that is linking Autism to underlying mitochondrial dysfunction and disease. Check out this page for more resources on the link between the two.


DNA 101- Snips about SNPs some basics

Demystefying Genes: Your Child’s Most Important Biochemistry


UMDF Awareness Video winner: Professor B

Understanding Mito

Diagnosing Mito

Vitamins & Co-Factors

Excercise and Mito

Hydration and Mito

Coordination of Care and Mito

The Mitochondrial Toxicity of Prescription Pharmacopoeia by Dr. Bruce Cohen

A Technical Presentation at PENN STATE (my alma mater!) by Dr. Doug Wallace: A Mitochondrial Paradigm for Degenerative Diseases, Aging and Cancer: Why Do We Still Have a Maternally Inherited Mitochondrial DNA?


The way energy is made


Mito Man Saves the day



2011 Testing Overview Dr. Kendall

Mito Autism – Dr. Wallace

2008 GI/Mito Overview- Dr. Goldstein


Mitochondria: The Canary in the Coal mine

MITOXIC: Artificial Colors

MITOXIC: Dry Cleaning Chemicals

MITOXIC: Aspartame

MITOXIC: Acetaminophen

Pesticides, Herbicides and Mitochondrial Toxicity

Mitoaction- Mito Toxins Medications

Mito-Conundrum Unraveling the Environmental Effects on Mitochondria

Comprehensive list of Medication -Induced  Mitochondrial Damage and Disease


Untangling the Knot of Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial Disease: A practical approach for primary Care physician

Mitochondrial Cytopathy in Adults

Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Autism 2010 JAMA paper

Epidemiology and Treatment Of Mitochondrial Disorders


Living Well with Mitochondrial Disease by Cristy Balcells

Energy Makers and Mito Kids:

Power Failure- May 2011 The Scientist


Mitochondriya’ll Mitoaction Family Socials Houston TX




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  5. cia says:

    I reacted to the DPT as an infant with days of inconsolable screaming, my brother reacted to it a couple of years later by beating his head of the crib. We both have Asperger’s now, probably from the encephalitic brain damage caused by the DPT. I reacted to a tetanus booster at nineteen with both arms being paralyzed the same day for several days, brachial plexus neuropathy, and was later diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In one attack, my left arm and leg were paralyzed for a month. I think this was the result of a process begun by the vaccinations. Like all people with MS, I have very little energy. Chemist Boyd Haley says that the mercury in vaccines bound very tightly to the electron transporting system of the mitochondria, impairing their function, which is to crack open food particles to release their energy. I think mitochondrial disorder is universal in those with MS, and is what causes our extreme fatigability, and is caused by the mercury stored in our bodies from the vaccines. My daughter was given the hep-B vax at the hospital at midnight on the day she was born, without asking permission and even though I had told her pedi I didn’t want her to get it. She was born May 5, 2000, and she got that and several more vaccines with mercury, long after a congressional committee had said the vax was dangerous and should not be given with mercury. At four days old, she reacted with four days and nights of endless screaming, vaccine-induced encephalitis, and was later diagnosed with autism. She got the DTaP at 2, 4, and 6 months, caught pertussis anyway at a La Leche League meeting, and gave it to me. She had started saying two words by the time she was eighteen months old, uh for up at the playground, and uff for dog. As soon as she got the DTaP booster at 18 months, these two words disappeared forever, and she didn’t say another word until 34 months old. She had been diagnosed in the interim, at 20 months, with autism.

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