Category Archives: Mitochondrial Disease

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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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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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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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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Where is the Mitoxic Mercury?

So since writing this post about Mercury and Mitochondrial toxicity. I have gotten quite a few comments saying, “but they took the Mercury OUT of the vaccines, so it is really not an issue”. Well yes, and no.. and mercury … Continue reading

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MITOXIC- Why Mercury may not be good for any of us, especially those with Mitochondrial Disease

Yesterday, I attended a talk by the son of Jonas Salk about the history of the Pittsburgh area in the research and the creation of the polio vaccine. This reagent bottle was displayed on the artifacts table along with other … Continue reading

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It’s All about Energy!

In the past couple years I have learned A LOT about biochemical energy! That is… energy in the form of ATP which is the form our body uses and which is produced by our mitochondria.  Being a chemist and taking … 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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#mito2014

The United Mitochondrial Disease Symposium is in Pittsburgh this year. Babyfoodsteps will be attending the scientific and some of the family sessions this year. You can follow along!  HASHTAG: #mito2014 We will be live tweeting here. And live “blogging/facebooking” here. … Continue reading

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