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Why would anyone feed babies and young children bleach?

By AnsuGisalas ·
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Turns out, the latest anti-science trend in dealing with Autism is giving the kids an ominously named "Miracle Mineral Solution".
http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/index.php/bleaching-away-what-ails-you/
The thing is, the main ingredient in that stuff is a chlorite. When it gets into contact with an acid (like what the stomach is full of) it turns into the same exact stuff that we know as bleach.
Seriously? I understand that people are desperate, but BLEACH?!?
And those kids, having autism, aren't even able to plead for help or express their pain and suffering.

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I can't even read the full post.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Why would anyone feed bab ...

I'm sick to my stomach now.

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Only way to stop it

by AnsuGisalas In reply to I can't even read the ful ...

is to get the information out there.

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Science Based?

by dogknees In reply to Why would anyone feed bab ...

Don't look like no science I'm familiar with. It's things like this that reflect the need to limit peoples "freedoms". The kids shouldn't be burdened by the parents stupidity. Parents aren't "free" to murder their children horribly!

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That's the blog debunking the treatment

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Science Based?

The actual treatment, as the name of the chemical implies, is "miracle" based.

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Murder their children? Horribly?

by aidemzo_adanac In reply to Science Based?

Was that just a segue or were you referring to putting a few drops of bleach in with a half litre of water?

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To answer your title question

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Why would anyone feed bab ...

I suspect those parents also have no form of medical insurance or options for assistance. They're desperate and grabbing at straws, and this snake oil may be all they can afford. They're likely not chemists and aren't aware of the effects of the product.

Unless the 'anyone' you refer to are the manufacturers. In that case, I have no clue.

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As for the first, there is no cure.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to To answer your title ques ...

So it's not just people who can't afford it.
As for the manufacturers, it is to make money, of course. Why else market an off-the shelf chemical as a miracle cure? I do wonder why they picked something poisonous, though. Do they want to instigate eugenics? Another quack is subjecting autistic kids to medical castration, so that may be a factor.
Of course, anti-vaxxers are using the spectre of autism to promote death in the non-autistic populace, so lethal quackery abounds.

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It cures loads of other stuff, too

by neilb@uk In reply to Why would anyone feed bab ...

Cures for malaria, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, shingles, warts going hard and dropping off, and AIDS patients in debilitated conditions going back to work. all have been attributed to Miracle Mineral solution.

A teenage girl, overweight with depression and failure to develop breasts, was given Miracle Mineral Supplement. The next day her breasts started to grow. After another dose 4 days later she had the first period after 6-months, her breasts were fully developed, her depression lifted, and she started losing weight.

Helps with toothache, and makes stored heavy metals soluble so that they can more easily be expelled.

Drink for abscessed teeth, infected gums, pyorrhea, sore throat, sinus infections, inflammatory and infective skin conditions and burns. And for psoriasis, scleroderma, leukoderma/vitiligo and alopecia or autoimmune-related baldness, dribnk and rub on.

For bowel cancer or inflammatory bowel diease, drink it AND use it as an enema.

so, how does it work? The main beneficial effect with autoimmune diseases may be due to an ability of sodium chlorite to control the pleomorphic microbes which are not only a root cause of autoimmune diseases but also of cancer.

Oh, and it kills cold and influenza viruses.

DON'T MOCK WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND

You realise that if Obama can get this stuff approved by the FDA - who are, of course, blocking it because they are in the pay of Big Pharma - you could get Medicare for $45.03.

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That's anecdotal.

by AnsuGisalas In reply to It cures loads of other s ...

Provide peer-reviewed articles and we can talk.

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Of COURSE it's anecdotal

by neilb@uk In reply to That's anecdotal.

I got the whole list from two websites in two minutes. I didn't even print the full list as to what the proponents claimed it can do. But I did think that the piece about the boobies would give a clue to the fact that I was being a trifle disingenuous. For what it's worth, I was a clinical biochemist and was and still am a major sceptic where "alternative" therapies are concerned.

You know, I could provide peer-reviewed articles if I searched for them. They are quite common on this sort of snake oil and I know this because I have been in this sort of discussion before! What you have to do is to specify the journals that they are sourced from.

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