Behind Enema Lines

Dear Internet,

I know I usually have a specific topic when I write about chlorine dioxide for the treatment autism but today,  I am just going to highlight a typical day on the CD Autism Facebook page.  It gets difficult seeing this stuff day after day and not being able to respond to it,  so this is a way for me to get it off my chest.

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This guy’s family member is right to be concerned and of course Jim Humble would say it helps, he invented this latest form of quackery.

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How much do you want to bet the answer is parasites?

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The answer is always parasites.  My own child does the when he sleeps.  His neurologist suggest further testing,  not parasite protocols and chlorine dioxide ingestion.  Of course,  he is a real doctor and not some quack with three years of homeopathy school.

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You have been giving your child bleach enemas for the last 8 months and you have no idea why your child might be having gastrointestinal issues? And take a look at Ms. Rivera’s answer: “Pissed Off Worm Syndrome”? She must have attended the Doc McStuffins School of Medicine.  I would link you to an article on pissed of worm syndrome but there aren’t any beyond those associated with CD Autism.

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He’s cured!

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Ugh. As a former speech pathologist, this one bugs me.  Why doesn’t your therapist get any credit? Could the two years of speech therapy be a reason you’re seeing an improvement? How about the fact that articulation tends to improve as kids age? Nope. It’s got to be the bleach.

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The confusion here is that CD does kill viruses,  but on surfaces. All of the studies that the bleach people hold up as proof are studies done on CD as a surface disinfectant. 

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Who cares if the label says not to drink it?

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Not Kerri Rivera.

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Autistic kids often have sensory issues,  especially when it comes to sound.  Ear covering could be a number of things from the environment being too loud,  to simply liking the way it sounds when he covers his ears.  Is this really this lady’s biggest concern today? I bet Kerri’s answer is more CD.

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Nailed it.

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Seriously,  this reads like satire.  Throw in the fact that Kerri posted this herself and I don’t even know where to start.  These desperate people are seriously in need of some immediate interventions to help their kids. <<< That is a 15 word sentence. Is the Spanish learning spontaneous or is he repeating what he hears while watching Dora and Diego?

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What exactly makes food suspicious? My bread was kind of giving me the stink eye this morning.

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I ask myself this every time I log in.  Every. Time.

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*gasp* He laughed?! Definitely bleach time.  We can’t have happy,  autistic children. In all seriousness,  I see so many complaints about laughing that it makes me sick.

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It might have something to do with the fact that this was never the intended use of the ATEC… or that you are seeing what you want to see. Take your pick.

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Repeat after me: The answer is always parasites or pathogens.  Always.

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See? Every time.

And finally…

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Angry children and pissed off worms? I. Just. Can’t.

Until next time,
#nomorebleach

Kerri Rivera’s Bizarre Participation On The CD Autism Facebook Page

Dear Internet,

There was an interesting post on the CD Autism Facebook page today.  A mom who isn’t seeing any results from following Kerri Rivera’s protocol tried reaching out to her via Facebook for some help.  Here is how it went:

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Simple enough,  right? Ms. Rivera even took the time to answer:

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However, despite this, the OP had still not heard back:

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(I have an idea on how she can move forward,  she could stop giving her kid chlorine dioxide, but she didn’t ask me.) Finally,  Ms. Rivera responded again.

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Wait,  what? “Did I respond yet”?! How does she not know?  Isn’t she Kerri Rivera? Or is she just someone pretending to be Kerri Rivera? And if it was in fact Ms. Rivera, how many emails about nonresponders does she get in one day that she can’t be certain whether or not she responded to this particular poster?

I decided to take a deeper look into Rivera’s responses and what I found was interesting.  Take this question,  for example:

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Apparently,  you can activate the MMS with citric acid or hydrochloric acid. This question is asking about the former,  rather than the latter. This seems pretty straight forward.  Surely,  the guru herself would know the answer to this, but you might be surprised. Rather than answer the question on her own,  she tags two of her admin, one of whom responds in her place.

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This, again, leaves me wondering if it really is Kerri Rivera responding,  or if one of her groupies have taken up the reins to better Kerri’s image.  Either way,  Ms. Rivera is not looking so good.

When someone asked about how many enemas could safely be done in one day,  she provided a total non-answer:

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Rather than give this mom a straight answer (because those cost money), she told some irrelevant story of a mom giving her child an enema on school grounds. Yikes.

Speaking of money,  Kerri Rivera won’t even confirm your consult until you’ve paid her, but wants you to believe it is the real doctors that are only after your wallet.

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By the way,  that new credential she’s flashing, “D.Hom” simply means she has a basic degree in homeopathy and it isn’t even a Masters Degree because those folks use M.Hom.

Another poster inquired about finding a clinic that supports CD/MMS and Ms. Rivera shared her keen insight there as well:

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Awesome.  Fortunately for her (horrifying for us) others were able to step up here:

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Here are some more examples of not-a-doctor Rivera’s “expert” opinions on things like:

Pica

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Spitting and drooling:

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The maximum amount of chlorine dioxide “double doses” one should give in a day:

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That last one should really scare the crap out of you, Internet. There is no maximum dose.  Just keep giving them the bleach until they quit doing whatever it is they were doing that made you think industrial bleach was your best option.

I was going to add a few more,  but I really think that last bit of insight is where we need to leave things for now.  Those of us that cringe when antivaxxers speak of the “dangerous” things in vaccines find ourselves repeating, over and over,  that it is the dose that makes the poison.  But,  even if we afford the bleach people that same courtesy,  it really wouldn’t matter.  As you can see,  there really is no specified dose nor overdose, and if that is the case,  how is one to know when they’ve given their child too much? I really don’t want to think about where that line might be.

Until Next Time,
#nomorebleach

PS – I know I already signed off, but as soon as I did, I found this gem:
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And the reply:
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Ummm, well, she can tell you, but only for $100 an hour.

7 Children Removed From Home After Search For MMS

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Dear Internet,

It is being reported that 7 children were removed from their parents in Arkansas, after it was reported that MMS was being used in the home.  On Monday,  January 12th, 2015, police served a warrant on the Stanley home.  According to the above article,  they were looking for MMS, one of the many trade names for the main ingredient in the making of Chlorine Dioxide.  There were bottles labeled MMS found in the home,  but Mr. Stanley insists that he was the only one that ever used it. Friends of the family have set up a Facebook account, supporting the return of the Stanley children, as well as a Gofundme account. It is unknown at this time if MMS played a role in the removal of the children,  but the fact that MMS was cited as the cause of the warrant means that agencies are finally taking this seriously and that is a great thing.  Whatever was really going on in that home,  I hope the children are truly getting the support they need.

Until Next Time,
#nomorebleach

Kerri Rivera’s Response To #163

Dear Internet,

Since I last wrote,  Ms. Rivera and her sister,  Ms. McDaniel have issued an apology to their followers regarding the publishing of a fake cure story.  As expected,  they tried to spin it to make themselves look like caring,  loving people being targeted by evil,  vicious liars. Take a look:

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This was posted from Ms. McDaniel’s page,  but Ms. Rivera popped in for a comment too:

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Ms. Rivera tries to make the point that they shared this information with everyone as soon as they learned it wasn’t true,  but that very statement is contradicted in the original post.  They didn’t come clean as soon as they found out.  They came clean after two blog posts were written about it and everyone that commented on the original cure story was privately messaged with the truth.  This wasn’t an altruistic mea culpa, this was damage control.  It is also important to note that they still aren’t being 100% honest regarding this issue. The CD Autism web page  still claims that there are 163 cured.

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So,  while they did change it back in the closed Facebook group,  to save face,  they feel that those checking out the site itself don’t warrant the same amount of truthfulness.

The comments section of their post was just as nauseating,  if not more so, than the original:

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That last comment makes an interesting point: “Lies and deceit have been used by the enemies of the truth since the beginning of the world.  That is all they have since truth only causes what is good to show more brightly.  Truth exposes evil,  so continue to do what is right for your families”. It is truly ironic, given the fact that these people just love to lie.

I have had one of them comment on a few of my pieces under the handles “Keith Hudson MD” and “Keith Short MD”. Interestingly enough,  both of these esteemed doctors use the same email address and have the same ip address:

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It’s also odd that Dr. Hudson leads with “I spent years in the marine biology research field” instead of “I’m a medical doctor”, which would have had more bearing on this conversation.  Of course, this way,  these two Keiths can make it appear as though they are doctors,  without ever really saying so. 

Then we have the curious case of Fiona O’Leary. Fiona is an advocate for neurodiversity.  She is also on the spectrum,  which gives her unique insight to all of this.  Some believe I am actually Fiona, but I’m not.  I’ve never even met her,  but I have had the pleasure of interacting with her online from time to time.  A few days ago,  a “Fiona O’Leary” commented on my Twitter feed. I was eager to see what she had to say but when I went to check out her page,  this is what I found:

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This is not the Fiona O’Leary I know.  This is someone from CD Autism trying to discredit Fiona through lies and deceit because,  as our friend from the last comment so kindly pointed out,  “it’s all they have. ” This person did get one thing right though, he or she is definitely a “filthy liar”. If you are interested in hearing from the real Fiona O’Leary, check this out:
http:// http://radio.upgradedape.com/uas-39-the-gift-of-autism-silicon-valleys-secret-weapon-with-fiona-oleary/ She’s great.

Finally,  Internet,  I wanted to leave you with one last thought from the comments section of Ms. Rivera’s ridiculous attempt at an apology. I excluded it from those above because it really has nothing to do with the fake recovery,  but did raise an interesting conflict of logic.

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Aside from the fact that the bleach people think that the anti-bleach people are trolls, let’s think about this: If autism is truly “Avoidable, Treatable, and Curable” as these people believe (because it is caused by vaccine induced pathogens) then how on earth could there be a screener for it,  like the test for downs? Downs is a disorder caused by genetics, right?  Surely they can’t think the same about autism, can they? But, that’s another topic for another day,  I suppose.  So with that,  I will be signing off. Thanks for being there,  internet.

Until next time,
#nomorebleach

163 Children Healed From Autism? Nope.

Dear Internet,

The bleach people claim they gave healed 163 kids from autism,  but have they really? After spending months in their forum,  you begin to wonder. Every so often,  a new story pops up and the bleach people rejoice.  The latest was #163 from France:

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As it turns out, there is no #163. This child, the one who was miraculously healed,  does not exist.  This story was fabricated by someone questioning the authenticity of Kerri Rivera’s claims.  As suspected,  Ms. Rivera took credit and used this story as further “proof” that CD can cure autism.  You can read the entire account of how this went down here:
http://saulniercamaut.tumblr.com/

And when you’re finished,  share it with your friends. These kids are being abused and the parents are being lied to.  Kerri Rivera belongs in jail, along with anyone else recklessly promoting this dangerous snake oil.

Until Next Time,
#nomorebleach

Secrets, Lies, and Chlorine Dioxide

Dear Internet,

There are several things about the use of chlorine dioxide in the treatment of autism that are troubling,  but perhaps none more so than all of the secrecy.  These parents know that what they are doing could get them in hot water with child protective services,  yet they still do it.  How desperate do you have to be to risk losing your children because you don’t want to face facts and admit they will always be autistic? Not only are these people lying to their children’s teachers and therapists,  they are also lying to their doctors,  and in some cases their own spouses as well as child protective services.  It is imperative,  Internet,  that we share this information with as many people as possible, so that these bleach people have nowhere left to hide. That way,  they don’t even have the option of lying to CPS, like this parent:

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As you can see,  the other parents don’t even bat an eye when she says she is lying to CPS. In fact,  they encourage her behavior.  Here are more of the comments:

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You would think this would encourage people to stop this dangerous practice,  but of course, they blame everyone but themselves and are quick to warn each other of the dangers of being honest with those who are tasked with caring for their children.

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That last one is from an admin on the CD Autism page. It is amazing to me that none of this seems to deter anyone.  You would think that so much worry about CPS would be a red flag,  but it isn’t.  They just encourage the subterfuge and keep on dosing their kids.  Lying to anyone that might get in their way. This next poster lies to everyone.  She lies to her doctor:

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The general public

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And even her husband

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Yup. Her husband.  This child’s other parent is kept in the dark about what is being done.  You have to be pretty underhanded to keep something like this from your own spouse. 

How in the world do these people live with all of this lying? Well,  some don’t.  Some may remove their children from school altogether.  This way,  they can avoid those pesky interferences from people that actually want to protect their children.

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When your naturopath thinks it is quackery,  you really might want to reconsider.

That’s why we need to share this information,  Internet.  We need to get this out to everyone so that these people have nowhere left to hide.  They need to be stopped and I know that together,  we can stop them. 

Until next time,
#nomorebleach

Are there really no side effects?

Dear Internet,

Today,  I wanted to show you some of the scary effects that people post about on the CD Autism page.  This is one of the more terrifying aspects of this protocol because these people aren’t doctors,  yet they advise each other that all of these awful sounding indicents are just normal detoxing issues and no real cause for concern.  However,  it could be of huge concern and given that these are autistic children,  many wouldn’t even be able to communicate how they really feel. 

On the more mild end of things,  we have examples like this one:

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I imagine a great many of these kids have rectal irritation.  They are given chlorine dioxide enemas,  sometimes more that once a day and probably with some kind of force.  What really creeps me out with this one is the phrase “magic water”. There is nothing magical about this and lying to your kids to justify your dangerous need for normalcy is disgusting.

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For those of you in the US, this child’s fever is about 102.2 F, yet this woman is wondering if she should continue giving him the industrial bleach.  Sadly, according to the book,  she should.

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(Healing the Symptoms Known As Autism p.336)

This next one at least had the brains to stop dosing after her daughter displayed several side effects,  but unfortunately,  has plans to start again.

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After a bunch of comments about why her child might be trying to gouge her own eyes out (because the answer couldn’t possibly be that she should stop giving her the bleach) the OP responded with the following:

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She did get two things right, this is a guessing game and it is crazy.

Things take a turn into the more disturbing with the following post, where the OP stated her child is having genital pain:

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Of course,  Kerri Rivera’s advice was to give him an enema, because that is the answer to everything,  but as you can see,  nobody suggested a doctor. 

There is a lot of secrecy involved when you choose this protocol because most consider it abusive.  For that reason,  providing proper care for your child and communicating their needs to those that help care for them gets tricky.

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The responses were more of the same,  including the nauseating phrase “dose on”, even when the OP wonders if she should “dial back” the bleach.

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And still, no mention of a doctor.  Some parents even remark that their kids get worse on the protocol, but they too are instructed to just dose on.

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So dose on is what they do,  regardless of the damage they see.  Including, but not limited to:

More regression

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Less ability to breathe

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Vomiting, fever, fatigue, decreased appetite

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More genital pain

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Vaginal discharge

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Spinal bruising

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Diarreah

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Black menstrual blood

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Leg cramping

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And so much more…

So,  Internet,  you tell me – does this sound like something with “no side effects”? It doesn’t to me.  I will leave you with this final post from the CD Autism Facebook group:

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She describes how awful she felt after her first day on this protocol, but even after all of those negative effects,  she will still “dose on”. I told you it was terrible.

Until next time,
#nomorebleach

PS – If you would like to read more on this, check out the following:

https://anarchafemautisticwarrior.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/kerri-rivera-doug-heidi-scheer-making-profits-from-abuse-of-autistic-children/