Chlorine Dioxide: A Horrific Treatment for Autism

January 11th, 2015
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I have written before about a product being sold as Miracle Mineral Supplement.  It claims to cure everything from cancer to malaria, but is actually one of the most dangerous quack products out there.

Miracle Mineral Supplement is actually sodium chlorite, a toxic and reactive compound.  The instructions for Miracle Mineral Supplement tell users to “activate” the product by combining it with citric acid.  The result is a chemical reaction which produces chlorine dioxide.  Chlorine dioxide is a gas, although it can dissolve into water.  It is not something you would ever want to be exposed to in any quantity.  It is a powerful oxidizer and bleaching agent.  The most common use of chlorine dioxide is in the paper industry, where it is used to bleach wood pulp.  It also is used for fumigation and disinfection purposes.

Chlorine dioxide is very toxic and in high doses it could easily be fatal.  In low doses, like those which might be produced from the Miracle Mineral Supplement product, it is not likely to be fatal, but it can be highly irritating to the skin, the respiratory tract and the eyes.  It is, after all, bleach.  It’s not quite the same as household chlorine bleach (that is sodium hypochlorite) but it is a bleaching agent – one more powerful than the bleach used for household cleaning or whitening laundry.

Despite this, some people still swear by the stuff and use it at their own peril.

One of the most horrific uses, the treatment of autism:

It is one thing to use this nasty chemical on oneself, but it is being pushed as a treatment for autism and is being used primarily on children by believers.   Autism is a neurological condition that exists because of developmental issues that arise before birth, even if it is not obvious until some time later.   There is no cure for autism, as such. However, intensive therapy, special education and social groups can result in major improvements in the prognosis for many autistic children, especially those who do not have a severe case of autism.

Chlorine dioxide certainly has no benefit to autistic children.  It is hard to imagine anything more harmful to a child with social developmental problems than to subject them to the painful and damaging effects of an oxidizer.  If nothing else, it can easily harm the natural inclination to see parents as protective and trusted.

Yet that is exactly what some are pushing.  The website cdautism.org pushes a book and is run by a group of quacks who actively encourage the use of chlorine dioxide to treat autism.  The side claims autism is “avoidable, treatable and curable” and recommends chlorine dioxide, which it calls “an inexpensive, broad spectrum, gentle, anti-pathogenic.”

Here is what one page on the site states:

 

MMS – Master Mineral Solution

What is MMS?

MMS stands for Master Mineral Solution.  It’s chemical name is Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2). ClO2 is a gas that is produced as a result of combining 2 liquids, Sodium Chlorite (NaClO2) and citric acid.  When added to the sodium chlorite, the citric acid brings the combined pH level to under five, causing the sodium chlorite to become unstable and release chorine dioxide. (ClO2) Chlorine dioxide is an oxidizer with a lower oxidation potential (.95 V) than any of the other oxidizers in the human body.

Why MMS for Autism?

We know that autism is made up of:

Virus
Bacteria
Parasites
Yeast
Heavy Metals
Inflammation
Food allergies

MMS is proven to kill pathogens through oxidation, and to neutralize heavy metal compounds.  In turn inflammation is reduced, as well as some food sensitivities.

But I heard that MMS is the same thing as chlorine bleach?

Not True.

Activated MMS (sodium chlorite + citric acid) is chlorine dioxide (Cl02).  Chlorine bleach is sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl).

ClO2 ≠ NaOCl

Similarly, oxygen = O2 and ozone = O3. The formulas can appear similar, however it is safe to breathe oxygen and not safe to breathe ozone.  O2 ≠ O3

But, there is no way that MMS (chlorine dioxide) can differentiate between pathogens and beneficial bacteria.

Not True.

There are differences between pathogens and beneficial bacteria. In the first place:

Pathogens create a waste material that is poisonous to the body.
Beneficial bacteria do not generate any poisonous material.

Further,

All organisms and body cells have an ORP (Oxidation Reduction Potential) that can be either positive or negative. The ORP is the electrical charge that cells exert on other things in their immediate environment. Oxidizers (i.e. chlorine dioxide) also have an ORP, mostly called Oxidation Potential, and all oxidizers have a positive potential.

All pathogens (poison producers) have a negative ORP.
All beneficial bacteria have a positive ORP.

Positive charges repel one another. Thus the chlorine dioxide never touches the beneficial bacteria and thus the beneficial bacteria are not destroyed. On the other hand, pathogens have a negative ORP. Remember the rule that opposite charges attract one another. Thus the pathogens are attracted to the oxygen and are destroyed instantly.

I heard MMS can cause tissue damage…

Not True.

Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) has an oxidation potential (strength) of  .95 volts.  Human tissue can withstand 1.28 volts of oxidation potential (the potential of oxygen) therefore chlorine dioxide is simply too weak of an oxidizer to harm healthy tissue.  Pathogens, heavy metal compounds and poisons cannot withstand the oxidation potential of chlorine dioxide and are therefore oxidized and destroyed when they come in contact with it.

Isn’t MMS Snake Oil?

Not True.

Snake oil does not play a critical role in the recovery of 85 children (as of February, 2013) with Autism. Our children are getting better, and no amount of rhetoric can take that away.

How do I get started?

Watch the MMS Baby Bottle Video

You can start off on Day 1 making an 8oz Baby Bottle with one activated drop, apply one ounce 8 times a day, this way you will get into the habit of the minimum of 8 doses right from the first day. Make sure if you are activating the drops of MMS in your baby bottle that it is clean and DRY!  If not your drops will not activate!

Well, the information here is just flat out wrong.  It is snake oil and the only children who “recovered” were self-reported and unverified.  It can damage tissue.  It is bleach, even if it is not the same kind used in common household bleach. Also, autism has absolutely nothing to do with parasites or heavy metals.

The recommended protocols are nothing less than chilling.  In addition to making children drink the stuff, the site talks a lot about the use of enemas, which it recommends multiple times a day. It claims that the enemas mean “Bye bye autism.” Here is another video explaining exactly how to do it. Seriously, watch it. It’s stunning.

Yes, you did read correctly. If you have a special needs child who is struggling with social development, forming attachments and communication, the remedy is to take off their pants, stick a hose into their rectum and pump in a fluid that contains an oxidizer which irritates tissue. Do this multiple times a day. It will surely improve their condition.

The site NoMoreBleach has documented a number of the problems that users of MMS have reported in their autistic children.   They are about what you would expect:  parents talk about their efforts to “heal” their children, but then report things like their children having stomach aches, or “a sore bum” that “still looks raw and painful.  His bum is always itchy.”  Others have reported fever, vomiting, genital pain, vaginal discharge or diarrhea.  Many have reported their children getting worse or acting out more.

This should really not surprise anyone.  If you force children to inhale or drink a bleaching agent or put it into their rectum, you can expect it will cause a great number of painful and potentially dangerous complications.  Yet the advice is often the same: keep dosing them, because it will either get better or you are just seeing the signs of detoxification or healing.

And yes, people do continue to defend this stuff and rail against the sites that have reported the realities, often citing the supposedly improved cases, which have never been demonstrated against any scientific controls.

I am sure that some of the supporters of this lunacy do indeed believe it and really are that stupid.  However, those who are pushing this hardest and profiting from it are nothing less than evil.  Yes, I realize “evil” is a loaded word and not generally seen as being the most rational term to use in debate.  That said, I cannot think of anything else to call it.  Trying to convince people to feed their autistic children bleach or give it to them in enemas are simply evil.

 

More details from a article in the Huffington Post on the subject and how this “movement” has expanded

Info from Respectful Insolence on ScienceBlogs

Ban Chlorine Dioxide/MMS as Autism Therapy

No More Bleach

 


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21 Responses to “Chlorine Dioxide: A Horrific Treatment for Autism”

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    DV82XL Says:

    “Evil” is precisely what it is What it isn’t, unfortunately and should be in my opinion, is criminal and have the sorts of legal consequences it deserves.


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    drbuzz0 Says:

    I should add that this has proven very very difficult to stop by banning the substance.

    MMS has been banned in many places and can’t be sold as a therapeutic product, but it’s impossible to stop the followers from putting out false information and suckering in more of the gullible into it.

    Even if you can’t the stuff sold as the product, the chemical sodium chlorite has plenty of legitimate uses. It can be purchased as water purification tablets and it is also used in the food service industry to disinfect equipment that comes in contact with food. You can also buy it from any major industrial chemical supplier. Look under chemicals in the phone book and you can surely find a supplier who will sell it to you, since it has its uses.

    That’s what people have been doing. If they can’t get it as a therapeutic product, they are advised to go get it from a food service supplier or chemical supplier or for pool filter disinfection or water purification or something.


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    Roger Says:

    “Yes, you did read correctly. If you have a special needs child who is struggling with social development, forming attachments and communication, the remedy is to take off their pants, stick a hose into their rectum and pump in a fluid that contains an oxidizer which irritates tissue. Do this multiple times a day. It will surely improve their condition.”

    No. That is definitely evil. That’s practically the definition of evil.


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    Jason Says:

    People seriously do this?

    They seriously feed their autistic kids bleach and give them bleach enemas until they are sore inside and out from it? And they seriously think this is helping? And they really don’t think or a second, “hey, maybe this is bull****?”

    What the ****


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    L.Long Says:

    NEVER underestimate the depth and breath of human stupidity!!!!
    I would say I feel sad for the parents who are desperate!!
    BUT NO THEY don’t deserve the pity!!!
    They are just as capable of doing simple research and then ask trained doctors.
    When ever I see anything new in the net or mail, I always google ‘problems with……’
    But the real problem is BASIC EDUCATION!!!! I knew what bleaching agents were before I even got to high school, even new what Nitro was!! (wanted to make some but dad said no).
    People are not only afraid to think, their afraid to learn!!!
    YES the pushers of this are evil and should be stopped, BUT no one has a gun to anyone’s head forcing people to use it. I put the real blame right on to the real cause…the parents!!!!


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    Calli Arcale Says:

    Never was I more stunned than when I read quoted on Respectful Insolence an account of one parent who used MMS as an enema to cure the “parasites” that she was certain were behind her child’s autism. Why was she so certain? Well, because the boy had passed dead parasites! She even had pictures!

    Yes. Well. The stunning part was that according to doctors on that blog, these weren’t dead parasites. They were intestinal tissue. If her story wasn’t fabricated, her child was passing pieces of his own bowel lining due to the MMS treatment, and she was misidentifying the results as parasites, thus encouraging her to continue the treatment.

    But she honesty thinks she’s doing the right thing, which is perhaps the scariest part. She’s been suckered in by a small group of people who seem to be after little more than the adulation of fans. They don’t make that much money off of the treatment, since you can make it yourself, but they get a lot of praise and adulation. Never underestimate the allure of people telling you how awesome you are. That arrogance is what motivates the real villains at the heart of this. They want to be lauded by their fans for saving their children. Whether or not those children are actually saved doesn’t matter. Only their egos matter. It disgusts me.


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    drbuzz0 Says:

            Calli Arcale said:

    Yes. Well. The stunning part was that according to doctors on that blog, these weren’t dead parasites. They were intestinal tissue. If her story wasn’t fabricated, her child was passing pieces of his own bowel lining due to the MMS treatment, and she was misidentifying the results as parasites, thus encouraging her to continue the treatment.

    Dear god, that is horrific!


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    ThisGuy Says:

    Surely this sort of treatment of children would be enough for some serious child abuse charges???? How can anyone in their right mind think this is the sort of treatment that would work against anything?

    My head is seriously spinning right now.


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    drbuzz0 Says:

            ThisGuy said:

    Surely this sort of treatment of children would be enough for some serious child abuse charges???? How can anyone in their right mind think this is the sort of treatment that would work against anything?

    My head is seriously spinning right now.

    Yes, I would think so too. Even if well-intentioned, if you are putting so much bleach up your child’s rectum that it is damaging their bowls to the point that pieces of tissue are breaking off and coming out, then I think that would seem like grounds for action. I get the CPS intervention is often traumatic and causes its own problems, but still.

    I have read some of these pages and there is much advice to parents to keep this stuff under wraps – like don’t go around telling people what you’re doing. Don’t consult with your doctor over it. if there are any problems, just post them on the page but don’t go to any real medical authorities.

    They say how the government has been bought off by big pharma and how doctors don’t understand the real causes of autism and will persecute you if they learn you are curing it yourself that kind of thing.

    It’s pretty disgusting. But yes, they know enough to not advertise that they are doing this.


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    TFS Says:

    Just saw the entry for the model of Dealey Plaza.

    Have you finished the model or would you consider offering for free download so the community may complete it?

    regards

    Adrian


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    Calli Arcale Says:

            ThisGuy said:

    Surely this sort of treatment of children would be enough for some serious child abuse charges???? How can anyone in their right mind think this is the sort of treatment that would work against anything?

    My head is seriously spinning right now.

    It should, but so far it seems it has only sparked a few investigations. The MMS community (yes, there is one, centered around a lady named Kelly Rivera) has responded by clamming up and coaching members in how to avoid attracting undue attention. One mother gave an account of how CPS had been called after the school noticed that the medicine they were supposed to be giving her son every hour smelled very strongly of chlorine. (Big surprise there.) So everybody helpfully advised her on how to lie. Never tell what you’re actually giving the kid; oh no, you can’t do that, because if you do they’ll intervene. (Duh.) Make up different words, so they don’t think you’re hurting the kid; don’t use the word “enema” for instance. Invent some more benign word. The most disturbing one I saw was a mother explaining how well this word substition has worked for her, because it even helps her keep it from her husband. There are a lot of layers of tragedy brewing in that brief story.

    As it happens, yesterday Left Brain, Right Brain covered this, and its’ well worth reading, if you can stomach it:

    http://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/2015/01/14/163-children-healed-from-autism-nope/

    The stories I described above came from the website they discuss in the article, a blog devoted to exposing what this “treatment” really is in hopes of persuading people not to try it. It makes my skin crawl and my blood boil; if knew who who any of these people were, I would absolutely contact their local CPS or equivalent.

    https://nomorebleach.wordpress.com


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    Joseph Hertzlinger Says:

    To think some of the people involved don’t trust harsh chemicals…


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    Nicole Lyons Says:

    Anyone who could even consider doing something like this to their children has something wrong with them. This is not health care, this is child abuse. I am absolutely sickened by this. These kids are vulnerable as it is, what these people are doing to them is atrocious.

    Thank you for posting this article. Keep up the good work.


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    Autism Care Says:

    Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social interaction and developmental language and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors.


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    Dr Eric Says:

    Ok…… this sounds horrific. Have you any online references to this being genuine?

    I use Cl02 with my job and it is an incredible product that can be used in many forms to prevent water bourne infections. It is used in small quantities and is a preferable option to legionella, ecoli, crypto, PSE and other horrendous illnesses.

    Please link me to any of these barbaric sounding acts. I’m struggling to understand who authorized such use. (if true)


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    Dr Eric Says:

            Dr Eric said:

    Ok…… this sounds horrific.

    Have you any online references to this being genuine?

    I use Cl02 with my job and it is an incredible product that can be used in many forms to prevent water bourne infections. It is used in small quantities and is a preferable option to legionella, ecoli, crypto, PSE and other horrendous illnesses.

    Please link me to any of these barbaric sounding acts. I’m struggling to understand who authorized such use. (if true)

    Ok, sorry I didnt see one of the Links. That AD autism website is absolutely wrong…. Forgive me to needing to question the validity of your claim….. its pretty sick to think of it as a cure… I wander if they have a “cure” for homosexuals or transgenders too?!!

    Although I stand by my claim of CL02 being an incredible product. (Not to be treated as a cure for autism) but for water treatment programmes…


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    DV82XL Says:

            Dr Eric said:

    Although I stand by my claim of CL02 being an incredible product. (Not to be treated as a cure for autism) but for water treatment programmes…

    Many systems now use chloramine as the disinfecting agent. This is because the issue of undesirable byproducts is less serious with chloramine than straight chlorine, beit by gas or hypochlorite. As well chloramine has a longer half life in the distribution system and still maintaining a longer effective protection against pathogens.


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