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Whole Food, Plant Based, Tube Fed, Microbiome Pediatric Study

I am so excited to write about this amazing research that is going on RIGHT HERE in PITTSBURGH, PA! Last year, I had the distinct honor to meet a local pediatric surgeon who is doing some thought-provoking and fascinating MICROBIOME research … Continue reading

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Dear #ChicagoMed ~ #MitoIsReal

Last Tuesday I set my DVR to record ChicagoMed, a show I had never watched before, but one which I had heard would be featuring a storyline about mitochondrial disease. I was curious how this diagnosis would be portrayed on … Continue reading

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Is Autism Medical? Pittsburgh Parent Magazine September 2015

I had the privilege to write this article about the scientific and medical underpinnings of AUTISM in the September 2015 issue of Pittsburgh Parent Magazine. PDF Version here: Is Autism Medical?

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One Mom’s Experience: Vaccine Titers

This story was shared with me, recently,  by a mother who chooses to remain anonymous, about her experience with obtaining titers for her child. In her own words… I have always wanted to be a mother, for as long as I … Continue reading

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MITOXIC- Why Anesthesia may not be good for any of us, especially Mitochondrial disease Patients

After hearing a friend tell me the story this week of her daughter’s pre-op surgery experience at a major Children’s Hospital (ranking among the top 10 in the country), I knew that this post had been in my draft folder waaay … Continue reading

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Mommy Book Report: Nutrient Power- Heal your Biochemistry and Heal your Brain

A few weeks ago I finished reading this book: Nutrient Power- Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain written by William Walsh PhD Earlier this year our daughter had an adverse reaction to a nutritional supplement that we were trying … Continue reading

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How to feed your family without Losing your MIND!

When we began this journey with a very fussy, “colicky” baby girl, all I wanted to do was feed my family. All I wanted to do was nourish the little ones (and one big one) who were counting on me … Continue reading

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Mitochondrial Week #1min4mito 2014 Wrap Up

As Mitochondrial Disease Awareness week 2014 wraps up, we are posting a compilation of the 7 Mitochondrial Minutes that we have shared via social media this past week. Please feel free to continue to share these anytime and anywhere, just … Continue reading

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Cancer, Autism, and Faith

A number of years ago, when we were in the thick of reactions, hospitalizations and testing, trying to figure out what was wrong with our little one,  I struggled to find a church home where I could find peace, solace, … Continue reading

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Vaccination: A Conversation, Pittsburgh, PA

Yesterday, I had the amazing opportunity to attend an event in what has to be one of the most beautiful spots in Pittsburgh: The Phipps Conservatory. Surrounded by the most beautiful plants, tress, and flowers: thought leaders, practitioners, and parents gathered … Continue reading

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