MMS sellers misled their suppliers and duped buyers
I wrote a story a few months back about a group of people using a substance similar to bleach in enema and drink form to “cure” their children of Autism. These children were often subjected to several enemas or bleach-like drinks per day and one of the ring leaders to this group, Kerri Rivera kept a running total on the number of children she cured — 181 children as of today.
The solution is called Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), which is harmless sodium chlorite, but when it’s combined with a citric acid it makes chlorine dioxide (CD) which is an industrial bleach similar to household Clorox and is used in textiles for bleaching wood pulp, fracking, medical instrument sterilization and treating waste water (in small amounts). It is known for killing pathogens, but it also kills healthy gut bacteria which aids in health and digestion too. These parents are playing with fire and their efforts to cure their children are downright abusive. Read full back story here.
It’s all sold on websites which look similar to this:
The truth is, the substance is on the FDA’s warning list for being a known carcinogen, is a regulated chemical, and can put those who use it at risk because it causes diarrhea, dehydration and dangerous drops in blood pressure. Oddly, the pushers of this product list diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and dehydration as evidence that the ‘cure’ is working.
My piece received international attention and it put me in touch with anti-MMS activist Fiona O’Leary from Ireland. She’s been absolutely ferocious in fighting MMS around the world because it was once suggested that she use it on her two children who have been diagnosed with Autism and Aspergers.
I first heard of MMS this time last year when I heard the Genesis II Church were holding a seminar in Dublin, Ireland and they were offering this toxic bleach solution MMS as a ‘cure’ for Autism.
Genesis II Church of Health and Healing is run by a man named Jim Humble, he’s a Scientology reject who followed L. Ron Hubbard’s model in duping people. His motis operandi is MMS and he’s convinced thousands, if not millions of people around the world that his snake oil can cure anything from Ebola to AIDS to broken bones. And one particular target of this product is autistic children and adults.
Immediately upon hearing about MMS I wanted to do my very best to stop it and straight away started to investigate. In Ireland, MMS was offered to me by four different people in the matter of days and two of them were professionals; one a registered Dentist and the other a nurse. They were offering it to treat my Autistic children. I was horrified.
The notion, according to these miracle cure quacks, is that Autism is caused by parasites, vaccines, heavy metals, bacteria and viruses, food allergies, inflammation, and yeast. Rivera asserts that putting a toxic chemical into the autistic person will rid the body of these things, thus, Autism is cured!
Only, none of this is backed by any sort of scientific research or real proof.
O’Leary is well-studied on Autism and was educated on the cognitive disability at a University in Ireland.
O’Leary says the chemical is dangerous and administering it by way of enema is tantamount to child abuse and parents need to be aware of how badly they are being duped into buying into this “miracle cure”, saying:
I feel firstly that society is misinformed of what Autism is. Also parents need more support when they receive a diagnosis of Autism for their child. At that time they should be warned of all dangerous and unregulated biomedical ‘treatments’.
I feel the anti-vax movement has done serious damage and there are so many quack treatments and quack doctors and that parents are preyed upon with pseudoscience and quackery. Also the negative rhetoric doesn’t help, which is fueled by Autism organisations such as Autism Speaks who continuously refer to Autism as a disease worse than cancer! Fear mongering fuels this also.
Fear mongering is the device used by Rivera on her website CDAutism.org where she urges parents to relentlessly dose their children with this harmful substance.
But Rivera, Humble and Smith’s world along with all their other lackey’s worlds are starting to crumble.
Why Louis Daniel Smith was convicted and what that means for MMS’s future:
Daniel Smith was a member of Humble’s church and ran a company called Project Green Life which sold MMS. He ran a fake water treatment company which allowed him to procure large quantities of sodium chlorite which he repackaged and sold as MMS.
Jim Humble raised over $132,000 for his defense, but it proved to be unsuccessful.
According to the U.S. Justice Department:
Louis Daniel Smith, 45, was convicted following a seven-day trial of conspiracy, smuggling, selling misbranded drugs and defrauding the United States. Evidence at trial showed that Smith operated a business called “Project GreenLife” (PGL) from 2007 to 2011. PGL sold a product called “Miracle Mineral Supplement,” or MMS, over the Internet. MMS is a mixture of sodium chlorite and water. Sodium chlorite is an industrial chemical used as a pesticide and for hydraulic fracking and wastewater treatment. Sodium chlorite cannot be sold for human consumption and suppliers of the chemical include a warning sheet stating that it can cause potentially fatal side effects if swallowed.
The Justice Department also stated that consumers have a right to safe and effective drugs and that they intend to prosecute more sellers of MMS in the future, which means for America, this snake oil company is going down and thousands of Autistic children will be saved from these treatments.
As for the U.K. and Ireland, thanks to O’Leary’s activism they are also starting to question and crack down on MMS because she has been relentlessly contacting the media in order to make them understand how harmful this cure-all really is.
Today O’Leary received an email from Alastair Jeffrey, the U.K.’s head of Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (similar to America’s FDA) that he would join forces with the Food Standards Agency and the Trading Standards agency in order to start cracking down on MMS and CD being sold. O’Leary credits the BBC for covering the issue but without O’Leary’s persistence in getting the issue covered it would probably have continued to be overlooked. Now, just like in the U.S. sellers of these miracle cures are doing so against the law and can be prosecuted.
Given the recent reports of MMS being administered in enema form as well as orally, together with the reports that you refer to in your email, we are currently working with the Food Standards Agency and Trading Standards to ensure appropriate, coordinated, enforcement action which enables potential breaches of food and medicines legislation to be investigated. This work is proceeding as a matter of urgency.
Here’s a clip of O’Leary on Ireland AM talking about MMS after she discovered it:
O’Leary has appeared on the BBC and numerous other news programs in order to shed light on this dangerous movement. She’s been an advocate for Autism and defending children from harmful medical treatments.
Visit her website, here.
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