First, I would like to say thank you for your interest and help. I knew we could get the word out if we worked together and in the last two days, you have helped me pass along this information to over 600 people in 10 different countries and I’m eternally grateful for you help.
Now, I really need to talk to you about this crazy book, Healing the Symptoms Known As Autism. When I wrote you regarding the disgusting enema situation, I used this image from Rivera’s book:
Do you see the red box? Let me get you a better view:
Does that say “avoid breathing excessive amounts of this gas”? What? Why? Earlier in the book, where Ms. Rivera was trying to convince us that 4 years of experience and an unconvicing personal anecdote were the same things as proof, she said this:
Do you see that, Internet? She says you can inhale it, but then later says try not to inhale it. So, which is it? Well, I’m not sure Ms. Rivera knows, but the CDC sure seems to:
Now, I know what you’re going say: “but, don’t these people think the CDC is a bunch of “big pHARMa” henchmen”? And yes, typically they do except when it suits their agenda. I mean, Ms. Rivera trusted them enough to explain the life cycle of worms, so why can’t we use them too?
Anyway, let’s get back to what’s important, did you see in CDC text where it said that rats repeatedly exposed to 10ppm died after 10-13 days and exposure of a worker to 19ppm over an unspecified time was fatal? How can that be if CD is so “benign”? Could it be that they are using such small amounts? Surely they aren’t anywhere near 10ppm, right?
Wait, what?! 3,000 ppm?! I’m no mathematician, but I do know that 3, 000 ppm is a far cry from 10ppm, the lethal dose for those rats.
Well, after picking up on these contradictions, I decided to look for some more and what I found next was a doozy. In her FAQs, she had this question:
To which she gave this answer:
I’m sorry, can you repeat that? Mucus (the proper spelling when used as a noun, as it is above) is always a sign of inflammation? Always? The body creates mucus for protection. Sure, it can become overrun and sometimes its purpose is to carry away pathogens, but it isn’t always a sign of inflammation. In fact, continuously stripping your GI tract of mucus can cause serious damage as acids can then burn holes into your stomach and intestines. I mean, come on, I learned that in 9th grade biology. Didn’t you, Internet? Just in case you forgot, here is a refresher from http:// http://www.webnat.com/articles/MucusAbout.asp
Holy moly, if she can’t even get that right, how can anybody trust anything else she says? Another head scratcher came in the forme of this Q&A:
Umm… is she saying to avoid anything very nutritious? And is she also saying that carrots help the worms? I could have sworn that later, she goes on to say that carrots are great for ridding the body of intestinal parasites. Oh, wait, she did.
Is your neck hurting yet, Internet? Mine is. All of this back and forth is giving me whiplash. Honestly, I could do this all night because the book is simply full of logical conflicts, but I’m pretty sure you get the point. I have to laugh though, because while I was reading another great blog on the whack jobs, I saw where one of them asked the author if they actually read what was being written. I think by now we should be asking Ms. Rivera the same question.
Until next time,