January 18, 2013

Quack, Woo and Other Scary Noises

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I don't remember exactly where I initially discovered this, and to many I'm sure it's old news, but I recently found out about Miracle Mineral Solution or MMS. It is being touted as a cure-all for everything from cancer, to HIV, to autism. Does it kill virii and bacteria? Yes, but do you want to know how? Because it's bleach. Bleach kills pretty much everything, but that doesn't make it good medicine. Bleach also kills people. 

People are slowly poisoning their children by making them drink bleach. They also give bleach enemas, eye drops, ear drops, nose drops or make them breathe in the fumes.

The children, in response, are suffering from vomiting, diarrhea and confusion, as is normal when you're getting poisoned. What makes this so sickening is this is happening to some of our most vulnerable children - those with special needs - many of whom are non-verbal. They can't even describe the pain they're in.

This is abuse and it needs to stop.

If you want more details and can stomach it, watch some videos by one of the proponents, explaining how to mix the bleach solution in a baby bottle and give it to a child. This makes me cry.

I have not seen one post anywhere saying this MMS stuff "cured" autism. Does the child become listless, quiet, sullen and sick? Yes. But that doesn't mean the autism is gone, it means he is sick from being poisoned with bleach. Parents who think they'd rather have a dead child than a child with autism need serious help right away and their child put in a safe home.

Here's another insane practice I found: fecal transplants. Yes, you read that right. If you have the stomach to read that site, it explains how you collect your "healthy adult" feces for a week in a bucket. I'm not sure that any adult who collects their poop in a bucket for a week is mentally healthy, but we'll gloss over that bit. I'm also not sure why a week is the magic amount of time. Why not 3 days? Is a week 5 or 7 days? Anyway, then you mix it all together and shove it into a cake icing cone. Somehow you do that process without throwing up - but maybe you're insane and disassociative by that point, who knows? Finally, you wrestle your poor innocent child and shove your shit up your child's ass. Literally.
Again, this is a abuse, in my eyes.

 I can understand a parent feeling overwhelmed with a special needs child. I can understand being stressed. But at some point, if it all becomes too much, you need to reach out for help and support. I'm not saying it's easy, but there are other options. You can get therapy to learn how to cope. You can put your child in foster care (part time). You can do so many other sane and loving things to deal with the situation, but poisoning/torturing them is not the answer.

So while all of this unproven mad quackery falls under the umbrella of crazy unscientific woo, it's not as innocuous as homeopathy or even hyperbaric oxygen therapy. At least those things don't kill kids and they don't hurt during the procedure. All they do is waste people's money.

What I have issue with are things that are dangerous, deadly, painful and abusive. MMS and fecal transplants fit the bill. All I want to do is go and give all those children hugs and rescue them.