Mothers are special on so many levels. We cherish them for loving us and imparting important life lessons… and for giving us mitochondria (or “mito” for short)! Mitochondria are small, roundish structures inside of cells that produce cellular energy. They have “zigzag insides” and their own DNA, which can be used to trace a person’s maternal line. Mother’s day marks the beginning of National Women’s Health Week. We’ll be running posts all week about universal female milestones (menarche and menopause) and a variety of other women’s health topics. Stay tuned!