Chicago Woman Promotes Dangerous Miracle Cure for Autism

Chicago Woman Promotes Dangerous Miracle Cure for Autism August 25, 2018
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Miracle Mineral Solution or bleach is hawked as a cure for autism. A quack phony named Jim Humble decided one day that bleach cures everything. He even started a church somewhere in Latin America to push the miracle cure. Perhaps the most damning part of his “discovery” is that mothers of autistic children have glommed on to his pseudoscience. He along with his friend Kerri Rivera has made a financial killing hawking bleach as a cure for autism. Kerri Rivera, a “former” autism mom” claims bleach cured her son’s autism. Now she spends all her time hiding in Mexico selling her protocol for bleaching autism out of your child.

Kerri Rivera is not a doctor. She is not a neurologist nor does she hold a license to practice medicine. Yet, she has a devout following of clueless mothers that hang onto her every word. Kerri is a former follower of Jim Humble. However, now she says she is not connected to him. Humble got Kerri hooked on Miracle Mineral Solution or chlorine dioxide. Chlorine dioxide is a powerful bleaching agent used to strip textiles and in industrial water cleaning.

Giving your kid industrial textile stripping bleach sounds legit, right? Yeah, no.

Rivera has been all over the news over the years for her outlandish claims of recovering children from Autism. She runs a company called CD Autism. Her website claims Autism is a result of environmental toxins and pathogens. Through her protocol of giving children bleach, she promises the cure from autism.

Luckily for parents that want to commit child abuse and torture their children, Kerri offers services parents can purchase. These services include:

$120 for an initial consultation with Kerri.

$70 for each Follow-up appointment with Kerri.

$16.95 for her book Healing Autism

Parents can hire a mom that has no medical background to treat their child’s autism. Rivera’s website even makes sure to tell parents that she is not selling them snake oil.

Since Kerri tells us her products are not snake oil, she must be telling the truth. What con artist would bring up the fact that they might be conning us? There is no supporting information on the identity of the so-called recovered children only testimonials from parents.

There are so many levels of disturbing on the website that it’s hard to know where to start. Kerri proudly links YouTube videos of “parasite” videos. One of her outlandish claims is that parasites and worms inside the intestines cause autism.

She encourages parents to give their children enemas of bleach to kill the parasites in their stomachs and intestines. To scare the living crap out of naive parents, Kerri proudly shares videos from YouTube of parasites inside the bowels. However, none of these videos are linked to children with Autism. In fact, they are videos highlighting parasites that cause dysentery, not autism.

If the above information isn’t compelling enough for people to try her cure snake oil, she shares testimonials from parents  child abusers on their success with MMS.

The above is one example of many videos Kerri shares on her website. Not only are the videos disturbing, but parents are admitting on video to poisoning and abusing their children. Rivera’s page hosts dozens of videos of parents raving about the benefits of feeding their kids bleach.

Despite Rivera’s claims that CD cures Autism, the FDA has come out strongly against the use of bleach to treat medical conditions including autism. In a press release from 2010 the FDA said:

“MMS is distributed on Internet sites and online auctions by multiple independent distributors. Although the products share the MMS name, the look of the labeling may vary.  

The product instructs consumers to mix the 28 percent sodium chlorite solution with an acid such as citrus juice. This mixture produces chlorine dioxide, a potent bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment. High oral doses of this bleach, such as those recommended in the labeling, can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration. 

MMS claims to treat multiple unrelated diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, the H1N1 flu virus, common colds, acne, cancer, and other conditions. The FDA is not aware of any research that MMS is effective in treating any of these conditions. MMS also poses a significant health risk to consumers who may choose to use this product for self-treatment instead of seeking FDA-approved treatments for these conditions. 

The FDA continues to investigate and may pursue civil or criminal enforcement actions as appropriate to protect the public from this potentially dangerous product.” 

Even though the FDA and law enforcement works diligently to shut down the sale of MMS in the United States, Kerri continues to pedal this toxic formula to parents. Kerri found a way to avoid prosecution by moving to Mexico 15 years ago.

Kerri’s website knows the FDA and U.S. Government is on to her shenanigan’s because she includes this disclaimer at the bottom of her website:

Advocates have worked tirelessly to stop Kerri from harming more children. Through their hard work, her facebook pages routinely get shut down. However, she continues to reboot the pages under new names. Today she has a public page on Facebook under her name. Another page Healing the Symptoms known as Autism owned by Kerri shares videos about the benefits of using bleach to cure autism.

Kerri has amassed a following of thousands of parents that view her pseudoscience as truth. However, there is no supporting science or evidence that environmental factors or parasites cause Autism. She preys on vulnerable and desperate parents. Through her website and product recommendations, Kerri is responsible for poisoning and harming thousands of children around the world.

Please do not try Kerri’s products or follow her suggestions. Ingesting bleach whether orally or rectally is toxic for the human body. In extreme cases, the use of MMS can lead to death. Individuals like Kerri are manipulating parents around the world. Her goal is solely to make a profit at the expense of others suffering.

Kerri is no different than every other snake oil salesperson.

She is a public threat to children and adults with autism.

Finally, stop Kerri today by reporting her Facebook pages and social media accounts.

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  • WallofSleep

    “She encourages parents to give their children enemas of bleach…”

    HOLYSHITICAN’TEVENWTFTACO!

  • Yep! It’s super disgusting and wrong

  • XakirTatsu

    Why do parents think it works? Are their kids trying to act normal so they won’t get punished again or is it the placibo effect? Something else?

  • it doesn’t work.

  • raven

    Dangerous is right.

    Newsweek 2018:
    The British Food Standards Authority warned against the use of MMS and said it could cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, reduced blood pressure or damage the gut or cause respiratory failure.

    There has been one death linked to MMS and several cases of those taking it reporting serious health problems.

    At least one kid has been killed by this quack bleach treatment.
    There are other quack treatments out there for autism. Some of them have proven fatal as well.

  • yes, chelation is another

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Is “I am not selling snake oil the alt-med equivalent of prefacing some horribly bigoted comment with “I’m not racist, but…?

  • YES!

  • Raging Bee

    Probably because they’re desperate and WANT to believe.

  • Jim Jones

    “No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”

    ― H.L. Mencken

  • Jim Jones

    Just like AMWAY.

  • Miss_Beara

    It’s sad that the FDA actually had to say “hey parents, bleach is bad, mmmkay?”

    There is a poster in my doctors office about vaccines and it has a common vaccine questions and one of them was :

    “These diseases have been cured in this country, why does my child still need them?”

  • gah. So much mis-information about vaccines. I have been arguing with parents all day about how I’m judging other parents for using bleach. Hell yes I’m judging other parents for doing this!

  • se habla espol

    Respectful Insolence has reported that in the cases that have been examined, the “parasites” that the MMS frauds brag about are actually intestinal lining, killed and stripped off by the bleach.

  • Yep! I’ve seen the photos it’s gross

  • Tuna

    This bleach cure is the whack-a-mole of the autism community. Every time we think it’s gone, it pops up again.

  • al kimeea

    chelation is a real treatment being used improperly

  • al kimeea

    Read of this years ago, smh. Is any woo really ever gone? Witchcraft is still a serious thing. This is as silly as hydrogen peroxide cures cancer.

    There’s a “toxin” cleanse that requires the consumption of 1 liter of weergin olive oil in a short time, among other natural ingredients and in some prescribed order. The believers take pictures of their bowel movements to testify how well the “toxins” are cleansed by following this regimen. What they’ve really done is made & photographed soap…

  • Yep! It sucks! I had people arguing with me that unless I’ve tried it – I can’t say the parents are child abusers

  • It’s real as a last resort when people are DYING of metal poisoning. Not the way these parents are using it.

  • Freethinker

    Discover the magic of chlorine! Now in brand new packaging. Approved by Dr.Oz (probably).

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c8daec7cf92c25ff385bc80d7a77347e2c302a979d2cf12b67c9179835a04d5.jpg