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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? Advertisements

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Microbiome and Autism Awareness

Today is the first day of AUTISM AWARENESS month. With epidemic numbers of children being diagnosed with Autism, I am fairly confident that many are AWARE that Autism exists. What you may not be AWARE of is the cutting edge … 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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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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Mommy Book Report: The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism

    The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing, Genius, and Autism I picked up this book at the library almost by accident. I was perusing the special needs and health sections and the title jumped out at me- Genius … 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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#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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Shoe Tying made Easy

I found a video about a year ago and posted it on our Facebook page  about an easy way to teach kids to tie their shoes. Everyone thought it was great and I used it to help my own kids with another … Continue reading

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