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.
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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