Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) may provide a ray of hope to millions of patients suffering from serious illness and disease. A growing number of people are regularly ingesting the formula as a treatment for some of mankind’s worst diseases such as Aids, cancer, malaria, and hepatitis. It is also said to provide relief from other conditions such as flu, viruses, herpes, bacterial infections, and gastrointestinal disorders. MMS is a solution of 28% sodium chlorite that is activated by adding a few drops of citrus juice or vinegar to form chlorine dioxide which is a form of bleach. MMS creator Jim Humble has taken his medicine around the world and claims to have successfully treated 100,000 people suffering from malaria in Malawi, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Kenya. MMS took center stage at the Autism One conference in 2012 when Kerri Rivera gave a presentation on how the formula had successfully cured 38 children of autism within 20 months.
On the surface, MMS seems to be a magical cure-all that can treat almost every illness known to man; however, many health professionals have questioned the safety of drinking a formula that is typically used to sterilize medical instruments. Health warnings regarding the use of MMS have been issued by the UK Food Standards Agency, Health Canada and the FDA, although many who have lost faith in the medical industry would consider these governments’ disapproval of MMS to be proof that it may actually work. This article looks at all the information, stories, reviews, testimonials and any available facts on MMS to determine whether or not it really can live up to its promises.
Who Is MMS Founder, Jim Humble?
Self-appointed Archbishop Jim Humble is a former gold miner who accidentally stumbled across the formula for MMS while on a prospecting trip to South America. A friend he was traveling with at the time became ill with Malaria and was given a health drink that was already being widely used in the local area to treat a host of other conditions. After returning home to America Humble began developing his creation and discovered it could be drastically improved by adding a few drops of vinegar, and sent samples of the new formula to some friends in Africa to test its effectiveness. A missionary group then invited him to Africa where he personally treated 2000 people who were diagnosed with malaria. The missionaries he trained went on the treat a further 75,000.
What is the Science behind MMS?
Chlorine Dioxide (CIO2) is a powerful antimicrobial solution that kills many types of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and germs. The theory behind it is that ingesting the formula will kill any bacteria or virus within the body and kick start the immune system into fighting against diseases such as cancer and Aids. It is said to ‘kill by oxidation’ and floods the body with a fresh supply of oxygen, and it has been well established that diseases such as cancer thrive in poorly-oxygenated environments. CIO2 has been used as a disinfectant in the medical industry for over a hundred years, and the food industry also uses it to kill microbes present in meats and dairy products. Humble has developed several different ‘protocols’ which are all are variations on the original solution and are intended to deal with specific health problems.
Is There Any Concrete Evidence That MMS Really Works?
Unfortunately there have been no clinical trials conducted on the potential healing properties of MMS except for those conducted by Jim Humble himself. Kerri Rivera, director and founder of Autismo2, a Hyperbaric clinic in South America, has published a document available here http://www.autismone.org/sites/default/files/rivera.pdf that details her success in curing almost 40 children with autism using MMS orally in drop form and given internally through enemas. There are, however, thousands of testimonials all over the web from patients who claim they have been healed from terminal illnesses. Almost every article on MMS contains comments at the bottom of the page from grateful users who were told that their disease was incurable by the medical industry, but they have then gone on to heal themselves using Jim Humble’s formula. The lack of scientific evidence is believed by many to be due to a deliberate suppression of the potential benefits of MMS by the FDA and the medical industry.
Most conventional doctors do not disagree that MMS is capable of killing germs and bacteria within the body, and their main concern is with the apparent danger of ingesting a solution with the same chemical composition as industrial strength bleach. Those who take it regularly often experience side effects such as fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, but advocates of the medicine claim that this is to be expected and is proof that the medicine is working.
Is MMS Dangerous?
As there have been no clinical trials, there is not much evidence on the possible dangers of MMS, and most of the articles that advise against its use appear to be more the opinion of the author than actual scientific fact. It has been linked to the death of a lady from Mexico who is said to have ingested the solution while traveling through South America as a preventative measure against malaria, but autopsy reports were inconclusive on the actual cause of death. A few other stories can be found online from people claiming to have had a strong reaction after taking MMS, but those who support its use claim that this is due to an over-sized dose or improper preparation of the formula. A study conducted in 1982 and published in the Environmental Health Perspectives details a trial on the toxic effects of chlorine dioxide on humans. The study was intended to evaluate the chemical’s safety for use as a water purifier, and the results of the study showed that “The careful clinical evaluation of every subject in Phases I, II and III failed to reveal any clinically important impact upon the medical well-being of any subject as a result of disinfectant ingestion.” Test subjects were given steadily increasing amounts of chlorine dioxide over the course of 16 days, and even the final dose of 24mg did not produce any adverse effects.
It is very difficult to judge the overall safety or effectiveness of MMS on a larger scale. It has received more than its fair share of controversy with many traditional health practitioners labeling it a poison and advising against its use. Despite the warnings, many people believing in alternative medicines continue to use it to treat a wide range of conditions, and claim that its supposed toxicity is extremely low when compared with medically approved pharmaceuticals such as chemotherapy and other pharmaceutical drugs.
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