Tag Archives: MTHFR

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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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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Autism PREVENTION part 4: Mast Cell Activation Disorders, Guest Post by Tiffany Blackden

Editor’s note- I am so honored to feature the first Guest Blog Post on Babyfoodsteps.com and even more honored to introduce Tiffany Blackden as our first guest blogger. Tiffany and I met through on-line connections and then had the privledge … Continue reading

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Snips about SNPs ~ MTHFR

1. What is it~MTHFR? MTHFR represents a gene called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase.  For more on MTHFR you can see this post we wrote a while back. 2. What SNPs have been studied? Which ones are most common or of most health interest? … Continue reading

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What is Methylation?

METHYLATION [meth ala shən] the introduction of a methyl group, CH3, to a chemical compound. {source:medical-dictonary} My favorite definition is this: Methylation is a process by which a gene’s behavior is altered, but the gene itself isn’t changed. This is … Continue reading

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MTHFR, Folic Acid, and Mitochondrial Disease… is there a link?

We are all about Acronyms these days here at Babyfoodsteps! So I am sure you are wondering what the heck this one stands for… MTHFR … believe me it is much easier to say MTHFR than the “Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase” that … Continue reading

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