The woman that is best known for telling parents that bleach will cure autism has been partially banned from Facebook. Kerri Rivera‘s page and a group called “Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism” were removed by Facebook. However, Rivera has multiple pages and groups remaining on the site to promote her dangerous cure for autism.
For nearly a decade, Kerri Rivera has used social media to promote her belief that parasites cause autism. Through her efforts, she wrote a book titled, “Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism,” she instructs parents to feed their children bleach to kill the parasites and toxins that cause autism.
Rivera says the product called “Miracle Mineral Solution” is not bleach. However, MMS is chlorine dioxide. CD, as she calls it, is an industrial-strength bleach used to treat wastewater and strip textiles. When ingested, chlorine dioxide can cause respiratory failure, renal damage, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration.
MMS is the brainchild of Jim Humble of the Genesis Church of Health and Healing. Humble says he learned about the miracle medicine in the jungles of South America. Through his church, Humble says MMS can cure AIDS, Cancer, Lupus, Autism, and HIV to name a few.
Rivera latched onto the product through her relationship with Humble. She joined the church and began selling the product to parents of children on the spectrum. In videos and her book, she claims that MMS completely healed her son’s autism.
To grow her bleach-cult, Rivera targeted parents on Facebook through her group and page titled “Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism.” Additionally, she hosted private and secret groups where she advised parents about how to dose the MMS.
Rivera instructs parents to give children bleach enemas. She says that parasites are visible in the child’s bowel movement. As a result, her groups became littered with photos of children’s bowel movements after consuming the bleach. However, the images shared were not of parasites but the lining of the bowels and intestines.
For years critics have worked tirelessly to remove Kerri from Facebook. Fiona O’Leary has campaigned hard against Rivera’s groups and pages on Facebook. After years of working to dismantle Rivera’s Facebook empire, O’Leary announced that Facebook finally removed her page and groups associated with MMS.
The post by O’Leary has been shared widely around Facebook. People are rejoicing at the takedown of Rivera. While there is the truth that her page and group “Healing the Symptoms Known as Autism” were removed by Facebook. Rivera’s profile and other business pages remain on Facebook.
Without a Crystal Ball located several pages associated with Kerri:
Over the years, Rivera has transitioned her work from Miracle Mineral Solution to the ketogenic diet. She started a new company called Keto Kerry where she promotes fasting and supplements to heal autism.
Her pages associated with KetoKerri are still live and so is her Facebook profile. Despite the announcement by O’Leary, there appears to be only a fraction of truth to her post.
Another critic of Rivera, Emma Dalmayne an author, CEO of Autistic Inclusive Meets, autistic adult, and mother of autistic children cautioned against the excitement of Rivera’s removal from Facebook. She said that while the groups and pages are down for now that Rivera will find new ways to get her message out.
Dalmayne has followed Rivera for years and interviewed her in the past. She knows that Rivera is resourceful and strategic in her ability to get her information out to the masses.
In an interview with Dalmayne, Kerri admitted to healing 191 children through the use of chlorine dioxide. She refused to acknowledge the product was bleach. Additionally, she told Dalmayne that chlorine dioxide is not illegal for consumption.
However, individuals that sell MMS for consumption have been prosecuted in the United States. The state of Illinois banned Rivera from selling or promoting MMS within the state. To avoid prosecution, Rivera hides out in Mexico and sells her products online.
“As long as there is a market for quackery there will be a Kerri, a Jim, a Danny and an Amanda. The groups come down then are back up in secret within a day or two, MeWe is now hosting her.
The misguided notion that Autism is a curable condition, that its a disease or parasite infestation is sadly acceptable to parents who do not want to take responsibility for having had an autistic child.
Kerri should be in jail and that is a well-known fact. She openly promotes child abuse with bleach enemas yet still walks free.”
Further emphasizing her point, Dalmayne shared that Rivera has already created a new group on MeWe. A quick search on MeWe and the group CDAutism with a photo of Rivera’s group is live. After only a few days live, the group already has 90 members.
Not only is Kerri on MeWe but she still is actively posting on Facebook. In her group, Keto Fasting for Beginners Rivera is actively sharing information about the MMS protocol and her book. She even shared the MeWe link to her more than 550 group members.
Despite Facebook removing the MMS group associated with autism, Rivera still has multiple pages and groups on Facebook to promote her protocol. Additionally, she’s now expanding her reach to new platforms like MeWe.
Rivera appears always to be one step ahead of her critics and the law. She continues to live in Mexico to avoid criminal prosecution for poisoning children with bleach. Until Rivera is locked up, she will never be gone from social media. She’s a narcissist that can’t stop herself from getting the attention she desperately craves.
While Facebook might be a little less crowded with her group removal, I’m sure a new group will be up and running in days.
*Katie Joy is a columnist and hosts Without A Crystal Ball on Patheos Non-Religious Channel. She writes articles on parenting, disability advocacy, debunking pseudoscience, atheism, and crimes against women and children.
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