Category Archives: Toxins

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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All About SOAP, the good the bad and the dirty!

So really, how much can there be to blog about SOAP. Yes, Soap! The stuff we use (hopefully) daily to clean our hands and our bodies? Well turns out there is waaay more to know about soap than I ever … 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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Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Autism ~ New Research

In 2013, we consulted with Dr. Richard Frye and Dr. Stephen Kahler and their research team at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock and our daughter took part in a Mitochondrial Disease Research Study.  It was comforting to be in … Continue reading

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#1min4mito Week 1: Psychotropic Medications and Mitochondrial Toxicity

Please take #1min4mito and share this post! This quote was taken from this correspondance in reply to this journal article in Nature Reviews: Neuroscience titled: Impaired mitochondrial function in psychiatric disorders. Editor’s Note: Another publication that explains the mito toxicity … Continue reading

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The Chemically Sensitive Chemist

Since I started this blog I have shared a lot of our experiences navigating the path of screening and diagnosis of metabolic disorders, specifically mitochondrial disease for our daughter~ Lady A. One part of the story that I have not … Continue reading

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