Perhaps the most shocking “treatment” promoted at AutismOne is Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS). The active ingredient in MMS is chlorine dioxide, or CD, an industrial bleaching agent.
MMS was invented by Jim Humble, a man who also claims to be a god from the Andromeda galaxy and that MMS can cure nearly all diseases, whether they are viral, bacterial, genetic or something else. He has also created a “church” through which to promote and sell MMS since that protect him and his bishops legally from prosecution and financially from taxes. This story has been recently covered in both Forbes and the Washington Post.
The CD autism protocol involves using this bleach as an enema to “cure” autism. Proponents of this claim that autism is caused by parasites and that bleach enemas remove these parasites and thereby “cure” autism. But what they think are parasites are really the lining of these children’s intestines that have been stripped away. The FDA and other agencies around the world have issues safety alerts about using these products for these purposes.
- There is no scientific basis for the use of MMS to treat autism (or anything else for which it is claimed to be used).
- At the suggested doses, the chemicals in MMS are toxic. In fact, the most concerning effect observed in the toxicity studies of chlorine dioxide and sodium chlorite is neurodevelopmental delay.
- Using untested, unproven and unregulated treatments on children is childhood experimentation. To experiment on children without appropriate regulation and approval is highly unethical.
At last year’s AutismOne, there was a protest specifically against the promotion of MMS by Kerri Rivera at AutismOne. Read about it here.