The Email That Opened a Can of Worms

What was once known as Miracle Mineral Supplement, but for legal reasons had to change its name to Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), is a 28% sodium chlorite solution in distilled water. When mixed with a weak acid, it generates chlorine dioxide – an industrial bleach and water purifier. When ingested even in relatively small amounts it can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea – whereas larger doses cause renal failure, hemolysis (a rupturing of the red blood cells), and even death. Despite these known effects, some online are marketing MMS as a panacea and targeting people suffering from HIV, cancer, and malaria.

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Picture of Jim Humble preparing MMS

Jim Humble, the man who coined the name and who is also the self-styled Archbishop of his own church (Genesis II), claims to have treated over 2,000 people suffering from a plethora of diseases using MMS. He also claims to have trained others on how to prepare the solution who have gone on to cure a further 100,000. However, it should come as no surprise that there is no mechanism for chlorine dioxide or any other chemicals generated to specifically target anything claimed by Humble. They simply will react with whatever they come into contact with which can be extremely distressful especially when given to an autistic child.

In the book “Healing the Symptoms Know as Autism” Kerri Rivera, a “bishop” in Jim’s church, recommends giving children hourly doses of MMS to children as a way to cure their autism. What’s worse is that she also advocates the use of MMS enemas that result in the recipient passing fibrous material and bits of intestinal mucosal. You would think that this, along with nausea and vomiting, would be a clear warning sign but those who promote MMS say that these children are passing parasites and that it is a sign of becoming well.

Over the past two years, I have tried to warn people online of the dangers of using MMS through several blog posts, podcasts, and YouTube videos. Naturally, they have caught the attention of some who promote this particularly horrific pseudo-medicine. Some have claimed that I, as a chemist, don’t know what I am talking about, whilst others accuse me of being a shill for the pharmaceutical industry. One complaint I saw over and over again was from people telling me that I was incorrect in calling chlorine dioxide a bleach.

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A bleach is a chemical that whitens materials such as cloth, paper, or hair. It does this by reducing the chemical bonds in a chromophore (part of the molecule responsible for its colour). In order to prove to this person the bleaching properties of MMS, I bought some on eBay, and placed a few drops of the 28% sodium chlorite solution and then a few drops of citric acid solution that came with it, onto a black piece of fabric. A few hours later a lighter patch was clearly visible where the MMS had been. Although I was happy that I could show people MMS bleaching properties I was disturbed at how easy it was to purchase MMS online despite eBay forbidding its sale on the platform. To my surprise and even before I received my MMS in the post, and therefore before I could put my complaint that this was being sold on eBay, I received an email saying that eBay had removed the listing.

A few months later I received an email out of the blue from the person who sold me the MMS on eBay letting me know that if I wanted to, I could buy more MMS directly from him.

Hi, I hope you are satisfied with this product and treated your problem
I wanted to inform you that if you need more, you can order directly to this email address since they do not allow me to sell it more on eBay

I can’t begin to tell you how enraged I was that this person who had been forbidden from selling MMS on eBay would have the audacity to send me an email informing me that I could buy his potentially life-threatening woo directly from him. I had to take a minute to calm myself down and resist the urge to send a response with language that is unbecoming of a scientist. When I did eventually calm down, I decided that I was going to probe him for more information and we ended up having a little back and forth.

It did exactly what I was expecting it to do. Why can you no longer sell it on eBay?

eBay sent me this: Please note, we removed your listing because it was reported to us but the Food Standards Agency (UK)http://www.foodstandards.gov.uk/. because consumption of this product could result in serious illness or death. Please do not relist this product.

Is it true? Could consumption of this product result in serious illness or death?!?!

No, you must see the videos on youtube about MMS and the pharmaceutical industry!
They don’t like that MMS works.

But if Food Standards Agency says it they must have some evidence. Do you have a link to a video I could watch? Are you not worried that you are selling something the Food Standards Agency says could cause serious illness or death? Would this mean that you are selling it illegally?

I can see that you are not aware of this issue of mms, but you can see a lot of videos like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyXI7tzjpEw

The video was a subtitled version of one that I had seen in the past called “LEAKED: Proof the Red Cross Cured 154 Malaria Cases with MMS”. It apparently shows a clinical trial organised in cooperation with the Ugandan Red Cross Society and the Water Reference Centre in Uganda back in 2012. It is alleged that the trial was designed to investigate MMS’ ability to cure those suffering from malaria. In the video, it is claimed that over 163 people tested positive for malaria and all were cured within 48 hours. At this point, I have lost all interest with the scumbag who emailed me and have decided to devote my time to getting to the bottom of what happened in Uganda 5 years ago.

I have started to contact the people and the organisations involved in the “trial” and am slowly starting to understand what happened. As soon as I can, I will write about my findings.

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About Myles Power (553 Articles)
My name is Myles Power, and I run the educational YouTube channel, powerm1985. I spend what little free time I have sharing my love of SCIENCE! through home experiments, visiting sites of scientific interest, and angrily ranting at pseudoscience proponents. I am also one of the founding members of the podcast 'The League of Nerds' - which I co-host with James from 'The History of Infection'.

6 Comments on The Email That Opened a Can of Worms

  1. Glenn Johnson // January 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm // Reply

    Why can’t the guy who sold you the MMS be arrested? Is he not breaking the law? Maybe get him on using the Post for illegal activities? Thank you for following up on this story. Even though it makes me crazy thinking this kind of crap goes on , I will be interested in where this leads you.

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  2. Might be worth chatting to the person that runs this FB page https://www.facebook.com/StopKerriRiveraCDAutism/?fref=ts

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  3. Good luck in getting to the bottom of whatever happened in Uganda, one of the worst crimes of the Alternative Health industry is creating massively funded ‘clinical trials’ in third world countries to promote dangerous woo, the most notorious of these being the people who sold the South African government the line that AIDS could be treated with vitamins.

    QuackCast commented on this issue back in 2012, and it is quite appalling, you have clinics backed by charities that have to count every penny they spend to ensure they get the best effect for the funds they have and at the same time woo peddlers can just walk in and splash the cash around without any concern for the consequences all so they can have something to impress the rubes back in the first world.

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