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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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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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#1min4mito Week 7: Mitochondrial DNA defects vs. Nuclear DNA defects

(please forgive us, we are still trying to catch up!! ūüôā This is an important clarification! Many in the medical field hear the word mitochondrial disease and automatically assume that the disease came from the mother and that the genetic … Continue reading

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#1min4mito Week 6: Highest Incidence of Metabolic Diseases

(please forgive us, we are a few weeks behind and trying catch up!!) This one floors me. Really floors me. As many of you know over the past few years I have become a HUGE advocate for Newborn Screening. ¬†Metabolic … Continue reading

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#1min4mito Week 5: Mito presents at Any Age

“Mitochondrial Disorders may present at ANY AGE” This information comes from The National Center for Biotechnology Information:¬†Gene Reviews: Mitochondrial Disorders Overview. More resources: “Both pediatric and adult-onset mitochondrial disease can range from mild to severe and can involve more than … 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 Week 3: Primary Mitochondrial Disorders

Many individuals (both young and old) suffer from various forms of mitochondrial disease, these range in severity and health impact for each individual. If I have learned one thing about mito… it is that NO TWO mito patients are alike. … 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 2: Somatization and Mitochondrial Dysfunction

This week’s mito minute focuses on Somatization Symptomology and Mitochondrial Dysfunction, and the link between the two. We have discussed this topic at Babyfoodsteps before, and you can read a more in-depth commentary¬†here. But for the sake of keeping this … 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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