Ask the Advocate Episode 4

  We are trying an Audio version this time! Let us know what you think. Click the play button to listen in. Questions and Resources this month: Q: What is the difference between IgG and IgM? Past infection versus Current infection Another specific reference you can read more about Immunoglobulins here. This resource talks specifically…

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MITOXIC – Aspartame: The Insidious Ingredient

BIG PICTURE: Aspartame is harmful to all people, not just mitochondrial disease patients.  Nowadays, soft drink companies devote a large portion of their marketing campaigns to sugarless drinks. The unsuspecting consumer is promised a healthier drink option without compromising any of the sweet taste. A quick scan of the ingredients validates the absence of sugar….

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MITOXIC – Acetaminophen

BIG PICTURE: In mitochondrial disease patients, acetaminophen lowers the body’s ability to rid itself of toxins. In terms of over-the-counter medicines, no one medication is more common than acetaminophen (Tylenol). Most people believe that it can be safely consumed by anyone, from month-old infants to 90-year-olds. However, with a little digging, I discovered that doctors strongly…

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MITOXIC- Harmful Anesthesia

BIG PICTURE: Some forms of anesthesia are harmful for those with various genetic disorders Anesthesia is a marvel of modern medicine. It has given doctors across the world the ability to perform surgeries that would otherwise have been impossible. However, it is important to note that anesthesia comes in different forms. There are some people who…

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