Miracle Mineral Solution, or MMS, is what the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in California is claiming will cure children of autism. But MMS is far from a cure, and what it is made up of is actually quite horrific.
According to the church, MMS is made up of distilled water, citric acid, and 280 grams of Sodium Chlorite. The leader of the church, Archbishop Jim Humble, tells his followers that MMS can miraculously cure malaria, cancer, and autism.
And thousands of desperate parents have purchased the miracle solution and administered it to their children with autism.
The senior vice president of Autism Speaks, Dr. Paul Wang, calls the solution “a poison”:
“It really scares me that people would give this to their kids, because it is a poison. A lot of kids with autism do not have good communication skills, so they can’t say that it’s hurting them.”
The ingredients, according to ABC News, actually create a “high-strength industrial bleach.”
Roland Eggers, a parent of a child with autism, admits that he too looked into purchasing MMS, but after learning more about the solution online, quickly decided against it.
Eggers offers his opinion as to why people are looking to the product for “help”:
“You thrive on this illusion that you’re going to somehow fix your kid or that one day you’re going to ‘unautismize’ your child.”
But after reading about the product, he questions how parents can do this to their children:
“They’ve got their own Facebook group. There are people admitting to using this stuff on their children. Children are experiencing symptoms. You are doing it at the expense of these defenseless children. How, how, how can you not call that evil?”
Humble — who founded the church and MMS, and who claims he came to Earth after living on another planet — knew years ago that critics were “confusing” MMS with bleach. He told his followers at the time that the FDA approved the use of it on food in the same strength that he uses it to help cure people of their illnesses:
“Yes, it’s used as a bleach throughout the world, but at a 1,000 times stronger than at what we use it for the human body.”
Despite Humble’s claims of its safeness, tests revealed that MMS is more than just a chemical— when mixed with the citric acid, MMS produces chlorine dioxide.
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) October 29, 2016
And yet, as ABC 7 recently reported, some people — like former ’70s actress Lindsay Wagner — are coming forward claiming that MMS actually does work. Wagner claims she was “dumbfounded” after MMS cured her chronic Urticaria, which are severe, disabling hives.
“I looked it up on the internet and I saw lots of good things about it. I saw a few scary things about it…I didn’t care, honestly. I was desperate and I went, ‘I’m trying this.’ I was dumbfounded. Within a week, I was off the Prednisone. Within one week, I was just shocked.”
There has been at least one death linked to the use of MMS. In 2009, a woman died twelve hours after taking a dose of MMS in an attempt to ward off Malaria while sailing in the South Pacific.
Sylvia Fink’s husband, Doug Nash, tells ABC 7 that it only took 10 to 15 minutes for her to react to the bleach:
“All of a sudden I heard her say, ‘yeck… that tastes awful.’ When she swallowed it, she reacted to its terrible taste. Within 10 to 15 minutes, she was starting to tell me she didn’t feel good. And from there, she got worse and worse in terms of nausea and vomiting and diarrhea.”
Being in a remote part of the South Pacific, medical attention was hard to come by. Fink didn’t survive.
While Humble initially stood by his product, saying he firmly believes that MMS cures any and all diseases, he sent ABC News this statement following the release of their story:
“There are certainly times I have said some things that I probably should have said differently. For lack of a better way to express things at the time — or because others put words in my mouth, in the past I have stated that MMS cures most of all diseases.
Today, I say that MMS cures nothing! MMS serves as a tool to kill pathogens and oxidize poisons in the body which allows the body to heal the body. We live in a toxic world and we are fortunate to have MMS, as well as various other important health tools, to combat the ill effects of poor foods, and chemicals that make us sick.”
Ben Mizer of the U.S. Department of Justice tells ABC News that the church “might as well be selling Clorox.” And while they believe they are protected by the church, Humble and those who work for him are not immune from prosecution:
“They can be prosecuted, yes, if they are selling it in order to cure diseases and are telling people that it will cure diseases.”
According to Mizer the verdict on MMS is simple: “MMS is not a cure.”