Category Archives: Genetics

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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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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#mito2014 Mitochondrial Symposium Top 10 Takeaways

Top 10 Takeaways from the UMDF 2014 Mitochondrial Disease Symposium in Pittsburgh PA, June 6-8, 2014   1. Scientific Meeting- Leonid Sazanov presented specifically on the structure of complex 1. He commented also on how the well-known cplx 1 inhibitor ROTENONE  (pesticide) works. I was … Continue reading

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A Consumer’s Reflections on #ACMGmtg 2014

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the American College of Genetics and Genomics meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.  This opportunity was made available to me through a travel grant application I submitted through the regional genetics collaborative that I have … Continue reading

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The Gift in Grandma’s Jewlery Box

Today marks the 1 year angel-versary of my Grandma. She died last year of complications of Alzheimer’s and dementia that she had been battling for years as it slowly stole her speech and ability to communication. This post is dedicated … Continue reading

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#1min4mito Week 4: Pregnancy Loss and Mito

“A high incidence of mid- and late pregnancy loss is also a common feature that often remains unrecognized (in mitochondrial disease)” This information comes from The National Center for Biotechnology Information: Gene Reviews: Mitochondrial Disorders Overview. and more info can be … Continue reading

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#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 … Continue reading

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What is Somatoform Disorder?

If you are part of the mitochondrial disease community, there is no doubt that in the past few weeks you have heard the news of Justina Pelletier, a 15 year old girl who was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease by a … Continue reading

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It’s NO Vaccident!

Sooo..What is a Vaccident? I had never heard this term until I was doing some research a few months ago. As often happens in my research “journey”, I stumble down many paths and a rabbit hole or two!  Here is where my journey … Continue reading

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MitoAware 2013 ~ Professor B

It is that time of year again.. time to spread awareness about mitochondrial disease. Here at babyfoodsteps we have been doing this for a few years now: here, here and here. So we thought we would start off the week … Continue reading

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