Alternative Medicine

MMS and the Fake Clinical Trials – #3 –An Experiment Designed to Get the Results They Wanted

March 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

As many of you will know, over the past month I have been investigating a video of a pseudo-clinical trial held in Uganda that claimed to show 154 people being cured of malaria by MMS. My time has mostly been spent trying to contact the people and organisations involved to obtain more information, and nearly all have not returned my emails. This includes the Ugandan Red Cross and The Water Reference Centre, who both feature heavily in the video. I was also able to identify some of the European [...]

MMS and the Fake Clinical Trials – #2 – Emails and Contradictions

February 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Although I would bet my life savings on how they were able to show 153 testing positive for malaria one day and negative the next, I know I need some hard evidence. To try and get it, I started to contact the people who were involved including the Ugandan Red Cross and The Water Reference Centre who never responded to my questions. The only person who did get back to me was the editor of the video who was happy to answer my questions as best he could. He was willing to give me the raw footage [...]

MMS and the Fake Clinical Trials – #1 – Introduction to MMS

February 22, 2017 // 2 Comments

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. Ingesting relatively small quantities of this toxic compounds can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. In larger doses, it can cause renal failure, hemolysis (a rupturing of the red blood cells), and even [...]

No, MMS did not cure 154 people in Uganda!….for a second time!

February 12, 2017 // 3 Comments

This is going to be my final blog post on the subject of the unethical “clinical trials” that took place in Uganda back in 2012. I have previously discussed how I came to find out about the “trials”, my attempt to get more information from the people involved, and how exactly they fooled people into thinking MMS can cure malaria. In this final blog, I would like to talk more about what physically happened in these “trials” and how the tests they performed still do not prove that [...]

How a Video Manipulated You into Thinking MMS Can Cure Malaria

January 30, 2017 // 4 Comments

As many of you will know, over the past month I have been investigating a video of a pseudo-clinical trial held in Uganda that claimed to show 154 people being cured of malaria by MMS. My time has mostly been spent trying to contact the people and organisations involved to obtain more information, and nearly all have not returned my emails. This includes the Ugandan Red Cross and The Water Reference Centre, who both feature heavily in the video. I was also able to identify some of the European [...]

MMS Uganda Update

January 21, 2017 // 6 Comments

Last week I wrote a blogpost documenting my interaction with a man trying to circumvent eBay rules by contacting me directly in order to sell me Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS), an industrial bleach that is currently being marketed online as a panacea. What made this interaction more disturbing was that, when I asked for evidence of MMS’ miraculous properties, I was given a link to a video of an alleged clinical trial in Uganda investigating MMS’ ability to cure malaria. The video stars [...]

Homeopathic Toothpaste?

December 17, 2016 // 4 Comments

I am the proud owner of a rather unusual collection of weird and wonderful examples of pseudoscientific products. These range from the ridiculous like my kitty chakra healing set to the flat out dangerous like my copy of Christine Maggiore’s ‘What If Everything You Thought You Knew About AIDS Was Wrong’. Although I am sure most of you think that I am wasting my money on this bad science personified, the truth is I get an enormous sense of enjoyment from trying to understand the [...]

Taking the Piss – A Review of The Waters of Life

November 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

A few months ago when I was visiting the walled city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, I came across a treasure trove of quackery. I had stumbled across a bookshop that happened to have the finest selection of woo I had ever seen – resulting in me spending literally every baht I had. Luckily for me, the guy who I was travelling with was able to lend me some money so I could make it back to the hotel with all my spoils. One of the books from this store I talked about previously was [...]

MMS – Industrial Bleach Marketed as an Autism Cure

November 10, 2016 // 3 Comments

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 currently being sold online as a cure-all tonic. Unlike other panaceas that also don’t work that are currently being sold online, MMS has the ability to do real harm. This is because when it is mixed with an acidic solution, as instructed, it generates chlorine dioxide. Just over a year ago I published a video [...]

#147 – One Answer To Cancer

November 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cancer, that highly complex catch all term for literally hundreds of different conditions has a single natural cure. Almost too good to be true right? Myles and James recently meet up in person in Manchester to among other thing watch a shitty movie ‘One Answer to Cancer’ an Australian attempt at spreading bullshit into the world. The movie distrusts the chemical Aldera a treatment for cancer that has been heavily promoted in Oz. But has a massive love for the dangerous quack [...]