Illinois Gives Kerri Rivera Her Walking Papers

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Dear Internet,
In an exciting turn of events, the State of Illinois has forced Kerri Rivera in an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance prohibiting her from making claims about the efficacy of chlorine dioxide, as well as participating in any sales or consultations within the State. This comes on the heels of a story about Rivera by NBC Chicago discrediting Rivera and the use of chlorine dioxide to treat autism or anything else. Hopefully in the near future, the rest of the nation will follow suit. 
Until Next Time,
No More Bleach

Where In The World Is Kerri Rivera?

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**Update**
Ms. Rivera has put her site back up. I suppose she had to do something to keep her people from thinking she had abandoned them. It must be hard to choose between losing your freedom or losing your fandom.

Dear Internet,
There has been an interesting turn of events where the bleach people are concerned. I’m not sure if you’ve been following the story, but Daniel Smith, the guy that was being prosecuted by the FDA for selling MMS, has been convicted and he currently faces up to 37 years in prison.  We were hoping that would happen, but we didn’t expect what happened next.

Today we discovered that when you go to www.cdautism.org, you are greeted with this glorious message:

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And when checking sites like http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com you see  this:

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Word around crazy town is that Kerri is “taking a break”, but does that require shutting down all of your websites and your email address? That’s what it appears Ms. Rivera has done. Check it out:

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The gentleman referred to as “Michael” is their attorney. Interesting, huh?

Could her “much needed break” have anything to do with the fact that the courts have now set the precedent that distributing MMS as a “cure” for anything warrants prison time? Or that Ms. Rivera disappeared shortly after stepping foot on American soil? Is Kerri Rivera hiding to save herself? What do you think, Internet?

Until Next Time,
No More Bleach

You Can Help Put A Stop To Chlorine Dioxide Usage As A “Cure” For Autism.

Dear Internet,

I know it has been a while since our last correspondence,  but hopefully you’re doing well. Since I first began writing to you,  the number one request I have received is to provide you with a way to help.  First,  let me say how incredibly awesome it is that you want to help and second,  thank you!  This is why I take the time to do this.  The more people that we have fighting against the use of chlorine dioxide as an autism cure,  the sooner we can help these poor,  abused children. 

So,  Internet,  something you can do that would require very little effort, but would have tremendous impact should we succeed, would be to let Amazon know how you feel about them giving Kerri Rivera a platform upon which she can peddle her poison. Take a minute to sign our petition,  requesting that Amazon remove her book. Then,  head on over to Amazon and leave a review letting people know how you feel about the book. Also,  If you feel that some reviews are more helpful than others,  let them know that as well.  Then,  if  you really want to help,  share the petition with others. Please understand,  I would never ask you to do something that would be dishonest or against your personal moral code,  so only provide feedback that you truly believe and wish to provide. 

While we are on the subject of Amazon reviews,  I thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the more eyebrow raising ones left by the bleach people.  It is easy to look at a product with 3.9 stars and think it must be an okay product,  but when you take a closer look,  you began to realize that something is quite amiss.

Before we even get into the individual reviews,  let’s take a look at the overall numbers. 

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Am I the only one that thinks it’s odd that the reviews are either Five Star reviews or One Star reviews? Sure,  there are the six outliers,  but for the most part,  everyone thinks this book is perfect. Hmm. Of course,  that could be because the bleach people are starting to feel the pressure of the negative reviews and have sent word back to the hive that help was needed. 

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I am fully aware of my own hypocrisy, but I’m OK with it.  What I really want to point out here,  is that the line about honesty is in lower case,  while the rest of it is in Caps lock. Randy here actually took the time to turn it off before adding the line about being honest.  That shouldn’t be surprising though; we have seen Randy’s antics before.  Do remember Dr. Keith Hudson? Same guy.  This is how he describes those of us that take the time to speak out against this practice:

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Let that sink in for second. Do you find it as entertaining as I do? Maybe not,  but I always get a little giddy when someone insults the intelligence of another by way of a paragraph that would make a 4th grade English teacher feel like a failure.  It gets better, though.  You see, Internet,  Randy is the one that let me into CD Autism in the first place.  So obviously,  I’m at least smarter than he is. Perhaps someone in the hive should rethink using him as the group’s new member screener.

Moving on to the Amazon reviews,  here is my personal favorite:

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It’s probably safe to assume that Autism Mom is a “former” science major because actual science was far too difficult for her.  So difficult, in fact,  that she couldn’t properly lie about the  experiment she obviously fabricated.  Hey,  Autism Mom, bleach is a base. If you got “highly acidic” numbers after adding an extremely basic chemical,  you might want to have your water checked.

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The next one contains a pretty common belief amongst the CD Autism crowd:

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I have said it before and I will say it again,  I do this because I truly believe these people are abusing their children and it needs to end.  I am in no way affiliated with any aspect of “Big Pharma” and I don’t get paid a dime for this.  At all. I would also like to point out that I have read the book and I have spent nearly 6 months within your walls and it all still seems bat crap crazy to me.

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That one ^^ was a response to a negative comment.  I can’t be certain of course,  but troll hunter sounds a lot like my buddy Randy with his utterly contradictory comment.  I mean,  if the author of the original post really was a “paid troll” wouldn’t that mean they already had a job? 

Kerri Rivera loves blaming negative press on the elusive “Pharma Troll” as well.

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But,  as we already know,  the only people counting on lies to help them make a profit are Ms. Rivera and her hand of merry bleachers.

Perhaps the most ridiculous argument used by the bleach people is that CD is not bleach.

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It’s ridiculous because,  as we have already established, it is a bleach. What it’s not, is “household bleach”. It is not Clorox and I have never claimed it as such.  That said,  the fact that it isn’t Clorox doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous.

With that,  Internet,  I’m going to leave you to do as your conscience dictates.  If you want to sign the petition,  please do.  If you want to let Amazon know what you think,  please do that as well.  However,  if you don’t,  that’s ok too. I’m not here to tell you what to do.

Until next time,
#nomorebleach

Check Out CD Autism For Yourself

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Dear Internet,

The bleach people are running scared.  They have decided to close up shop on Facebook and move their abuse to what they believe is a “safer” location. Click here to see it for yourself. All you need to join is a valid email address. It is so much easier to join than the Facebook page, since you can use an anonymous email address. Once you click the link to validate your email,  you’re in. Check it out.

  So,  one might wonder why they are moving but that shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. They are scared.  Plain and simple.  With the Stanley Family losing their children over MMS, among other things,  and several of them being reported to CPS, they have decided to move to a location where they can use fake names.  They even have a thread over there that gives advice on how to deal with CPS because, believe me,  they are being investigated.

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They are being lulled into a sense of security by their admin:

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But unfortunately for them,  all they have done was made it easier for people to access and see for themselves how awful this is. They are even being told that the forum can’t be subpoenaed,  which is laughable.

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Their members are right to be concerned.  The site’s server is located in the Netherlands

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…and while they do have some strict laws concerning user privacy,  the members of CD Autism might be interested in this information:

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The Supreme Court of the Netherlands decided that in cases where refusal to reveal a users identity might “unlawful or harmful towards a third party”, papal information can be disclosed. Given what they are posting over there, I would say this is pretty harmful.

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So check it out,  Internet.  Sign up,  look around,  and if you feel so inclined,  let them know how you feel about the bleaching of autistic individuals.  Just know that if you do decide to comment, it will never actually clear the moderation,  since the board is heavily censored. However, it would keep the mods busy.

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I wonder how many negative posts or posts that paint CD in a negative light they deny.

Until Next Time,
#nomorebleach

Vaccines & Measles: More Lies From CD Autism

Dear Internet,
There are currently two vaccine related posts on the CD Autism Facebook page,  so I thought this would be a good time to address some of the falsehoods being propegated over there.  The first was this gem,  that surfaces now again, whenever someone uniformed about how vaccine inserts work wants to confuse the situation further.

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First,  I think it’s important to point out that Tripedia is no longer on the market.  It was discontinued in 2011. However,  the antivax community likes to point to this as “proof” that the companies “know” their vaccines can cause autism.  The problem with this is that an “adverse event” is not the same as a side effect.  Ironically, the CD Autism group confuses the two even though when it comes to their own product,  they swear that the people that argue against using Chlorine Dioxide do so because they confuse “side effect” with “herxheimer reaction”. If you are interested in a good explanation of how the inserts work,  check this out.  While the antivax crowd is quick to point out this section of the insert,  they fail to highlight the most important statement on this page, which is found in the same paragraph.

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Just because it is listed here doesn’t mean that the vaccine caused it.  Would you like to know what else is mentioned in the insert?

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Motor vehicle accidents and drownings.

Adverse events are simply things that were reported either during the clinical trials or post approval. In the case of autism,  it was post approval, which means it is even less reliable than it would’ve been had it shown up during the trials.
The insert then goes on to direct people to VAERS where they can report any other adverse events that occur. The problem with VAERS though is that they can report any adverse event, such as turning into the Incredible Hulk or Wonder Woman.

The second vaccine related post on CD Autism this week was this one :

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While it is encouraging to see that at least one person in her family has a modicum of sense,  the comments that followed are enough to make you crazy.

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These people are nuts,  but the last comment is particularly troubling,  because this is a blatant falsehood being made to look like truth by the presence of links.  Let’s take a closer look at what that last person said:

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Oh boy.  See, this sort of thing really gets me fired up because it is an outright lie being stated as truth for the sole purpose of deceiving people.

This blog has some great info in the comments section. Science Mom does a really good job of giving specific links and explaining what they all mean. 

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She goes on to provide several links to show that she is correct about this. You can find them in the comments section by following the above link.  One of them, from the Journal of General Virology, states the following:

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Which essentially means this (for our meme loving antivax friends):

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Finally,  I would like to leave you with something else the CD Autism crowd sees as the ultimate proof,  some testimonials.  Take the time to read about the Parents Who Regret Not Vaccinating. Their stories are heartbreaking.

Until next time,
#nomorebleach

 

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.