Autism, cancer, herpes, HIV/AIDS -- these are just some of the serious diseases that MMS, the Miracle Mineral Solution, claims to cure. People in Canada and other countries are selling this "miracle cure" online and in stores, and they claim that it can get rid of 95 percent of illnesses with no side effects. Could it be true?The Miracle Mineral Solution is basically a diluted bleach mixture. People are taking it orally or via enemas, and one of the main components of the solution is sodium chlorite. Sodium chlorite is generally used in bleaching and cleaning agents, including common household bleach. The solution is diluted, and the Genesis II "church" claims that it is completely safe when used as instructed.
Genesis II is non-religious in basis and has been set up as a church only to help perpetuate their product and spread awareness about it throughout Canada and other countries.
Referring to Genesis II, CBC News says, "The church claims that after five years in operation, its miracle solution has reached 115 countries and that it has trained more than 1,800 'health ministers.'"
The church was formed by Jim Humble. If you lack faith in this man and his church, you may also find it interesting to note that Humble believes he has been sent here from the Andromeda Galaxy to save mankind with his Miracle Mineral Solution.
You can buy a membership to the church for only $35, and this will give you the ability to opt out of vaccines, x-rays, and other medical procedures that the church believes are harmful to people.
Health Canada disagrees, though. Miracle Mineral Solution is not new, and Health Canada has been issuing warnings regarding this solution since 2010. There have been seven warnings issued in the past six years, in fact.
Health Canada issues the following warning about Miracle Mineral Solution.
"No drug products containing sodium chlorite have been approved by Health Canada for consumption by humans. As such, the sale of MMS products is not permitted under the Food and Drugs Act and its regulations. Sodium chlorite is authorized in Canada as a germicide, for veterinary use and as a hard surface disinfectant."
At the bottom of the release, six more advisories can be found.The FDA has also warned American citizens about using the Miracle Mineral Solution. In their warning about MMS, they say that it "becomes a potent chemical that's used as a bleach when mixed according to package directions."
What can happen if you take this Miracle Mineral Solution? Common side effects are vomiting, severe dehydration, nausea, and diarrhea. The packaging on the bottle that this solution comes in even warns against this but sometimes claims that this is a sign that the solution is working.
This is not the only concern that Health Canada and the FDA has when it comes to this miracle cure, though.
Lynda Balneaves leads the Centre for Integrative Medicine at the University of Toronto, and a large part of what she does is to look into alternative medical treatments. Balneaves spoke to The Fifth Estate about the potential dangers of the Miracle Mineral Solution. She examined case studies that focused on the use of sodium chlorite, the active agent in the Miracle Mineral Solution. What did she find? There are potential side effects of this solution that could be much more serious than the initial warnings provided on the bottle. These include renal failure, extreme internal bleeding, and corrosion of body tissues.
It is alarming enough when you think that adults are taking this miracle solution to rid themselves of diseases, but children are being administered this "cure" also. CBC News reported that parents of children with autism are using it and claiming that this miracle cure is curing their children.
Despite Health Canada's warnings, the Miracle Mineral Solution is still easily available to people who seek it out through online websites and vendors in Canada.
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