A solution sold online called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) is being used by anti-vaccination parents to “cure” their children’s autism.
The practice, which has developed a cult like following can be traced back to an American organization. Genesis II Church, commonly called as “Church of Bleach” or “non-religious church of health and healing”.
MMS is 28 percent sodium chlorate and when mixed with citric acid (as instructed by the church), it produces chlorine dioxide, also known as industrial bleach. But what’s more shocking is that the chemical, which can be found on a Manchester based health product site called PH Health, carries warnings such as “for external use only”, “keep out of reach of children” and “if ingested seek medical advice”. However, kids as young as two were forced to drink the dangerous chemicals.
Kids are given the solution orally but some were also given bleach enemas to remove “parasites” which the church blames for causing the behavioral condition.
British GP Dr Foster, who runs a private practice at the Spire Parkway Hospital in Solihull, West Midlands, said, “Autism is a neuro-developmental condition which is not amenable to any form of tablet treatment. It’s developed in the womb or in the early stages of life. You just can’t reverse it and anyone claiming that does not understand the condition.
Ex-Scientologist Jim Humble of the Genesis II church, claims it can cure diseases like AIDS, cancer, malaria, and autism. Humble once professed that he came to Earth from another galaxy. He strongly claims that chlorine dioxide does not affect the friendly bacteria in the body nor any of the healthy cells.
The solution is also advocated by ex-drug addict Danny Glass who was recently convicted of killing his six month pregnant fiancée while driving recklessly in Thailand.
Glass has an active presence on the internet and calls himself Sunfruit Dan online. He beseeches parents to give autistic kids up to seven drops of turpentine three times daily to get rid of “parasites”.
The secret Facebook group “MMS & CDS by Jim Humble & Andreas Kalcker” has more than 7,000 members and parents swear by the solution. Some parents have also claimed to have seen the parasites leaving the body after giving enemas to their children.
Member of the church, Kerri Rivera, claims to have “healed” her autistic son. She recommends giving children one drop of MMS in eight ounces of water a day before building up to eight hourly doses.
Horrified Dr. Foster says, “Chlorine dioxide causes abdominal cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea. If you drink it on a long-term basis it causes inflammation of your gut lining, stomach, oesophagus and intestines. At some stage something pops and then you can bleed to death. Your gut will excrete whatever has just been shed from having this irritant, and that’s likely what parents are seeing come out. They might make claims the doses are so small that it’s not like giving proper industrial bleach. But no dose is safe.”
When you have very extreme measures like this to ‘cure’ a condition it’s just a roulette game. Eventually someone will die. It’s only a matter of time.
Autism spectrum disorder affects about 1 in 68 children, and an estimated 25 percent are non-verbal and unable to seek help for the abuse. The claims that parents have noticed decreased “rocking” of their autistic children is believed to just fear of being given another dose to drink.
Police forces in the US have also taken action against distributors of MMS. The US Food and Drug Administration and the Food Standards Authority have both warned against the dangers of MMS. Consumers are requested to throw it away and notify local law enforcement of distributors.