This article contains multiple images of
posts made by parents of autistic children,
which include photos of gastrointestinal mucosa,
and faeces, which are presented as the trophies and
by-products of bleach enemas, known as CD Protocol.
Please watch this 11-second clip. This is autistic rights advocate, April Griffin, on CBC’s The Fifth Estate program, from March 4 2016:
One of the most horrific forms of child-abuse practised by the nefarious autism-cure cult is the use of MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) in a therapy called CD Protocol (chlorine dioxide). The FDA issued a safety alert about MMS, in 2010:
In 2014, the FDA issued a further press release regarding the harms caused by so-called autism-cure treatments, and threatened action against suppliers and practitioners [my bold]:
FDA Cracks Down on False Claims
According to Gary Coody, R.Ph., FDA’s national health fraud coordinator, the agency has warned a number of companies that they are facing possible legal action if they continue to make false or misleading claims about products and therapies claiming to treat or cure autism. Some of these so-called therapies carry significant health risks and include:
- “Chelation Therapies.” These products claim to cleanse the body of toxic chemicals and heavy metals by binding to them and “removing” them from circulation. They come in a number of forms, including sprays, suppositories, capsules, liquid drops and clay baths. FDA-approved chelating agents are approved for specific uses, such as the treatment of lead poisoning and iron overload, and are available by prescription only. FDA-approved prescription chelation therapy products should only be used under medical supervision. Chelating important minerals needed by the body can lead to serious and life-threatening outcomes.
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. This involves breathing oxygen in a pressurized chamber and has been cleared by FDA for certain medical uses, such as treating decompression sickness suffered by divers. It has not been cleared for autism, among other conditions.
- Miracle Mineral Solution. Also known as Miracle Mineral Supplement and MMS, this product becomes a potent chemical that‘s used as bleach when mixed according to package directions. FDA has received reports of consumers who say they experienced nausea, severe vomiting and life-threatening low blood pressure after drinking the MMS and citrus juice mixture.
Remember that section on chelation. This will come up again.
Writing on the 2014 FDA statement on MMS, Just the Vax provided a biography of Kerri Rivera, an unqualified practitioner who is the creator, or at least the main protagonist, of the abusive CD Protocol:
This is perhaps one of the most horrifying and ludicrous autism “cures” and Kerri Rivera is at the forefront of this disgusting and abusive snake oil peddling. Ms. Rivera has presented MMS/Chlorine Dioxide (CD) as an autism cure at the premier crankfest AutismOne since 2010 and will be there again this year claiming 128 children “recovered” by bleaching them. Ms. Rivera would have her followers believe that since chlorine dioxide isn’t sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) that it isn’t a bleach. She is either too stupid, too evil or both to make this claim as “bleach” is a classification of chemical compounds, not a single one as Emily Willingham so aptly demonstrated.
Users abusers of MMS/CD report nausea, vomiting, severe diarrhoea but Ms. Rivera blithely exclaims that “it’s working”. Parents who force this on their autistic children also report and proudly supply pictures of their children’s intestinal mucosa which is sloughing off to which Ms. Rivera claims that it’s “parasites”. Ms. Rivera lives hides in Mexico but peddles her snake oil globally so is not immune from FDA action.
This footage shows a child being forced to drink MMS, purported to be recorded at an AutismOne event, in 2014 [40 seconds]:
Also in 2014, the Herald Sun reported on direct harm which has been caused by MMS:
Genesis II Church of Health and Healing leader James Humble is coming to Melbourne in mid-November as part of an international tour spruiking his “Miracle Mineral Solution”.
Ten Victorians have reported being poisoned by MMS in the past five years – which is believed to be a “vast under-reporting” of cases – and critics say the bleach is potentially deadly.
The cult recommends MMS “sacrament protocols” to treat diseases including cancer, HIV/AIDS, asthma and autism, even suggesting it is a “promising” treatment for Ebola.
More recently – following an RTÉ investigation – an Irish doctor was struck off the the medical register for providing MMS, based on the delusional ramblings of cult leader and ex-Scientologist Jim Humble, and Rivera:
A Belfast doctor exposed by RTÉ’s Prime Time as having directed a controversial bleach solution MMS be given to a Dublin child with autism has been voluntarily struck off by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC).
Finbar Magee applied to be removed from the GMC register in advance of a fitness to practice hearing due to be held at the GMC’s Medical Practitioners Tribunal in November. He has been a doctor since 1987.
The GMC had been investigating Mr Magee following a Prime Time report which revealed that in 2011, he directed MMS be given to a three-year-old Dublin child with autism.
On July 6 2016, a disheveled and outraged Andrew Wakefield took aim at a journalist, from The Sunday Times, who had asked Wakefield about the promotion of some non-evidence-based therapies for which accusations had been leveled against the Vaxxed stars and producers, Wakefield and Polly Tommey. Wakefield – correctly, as far as I can tell – flatly denied that he had ever promoted MMS. We need to remind ourselves that the man who joked about withdrawing blood from children at his child’s birthday party – for a fiver, without research ethics approval – thinks that MMS treatment is a bridge too far.
Polly Tommey, who runs a rabidly anti-vaccination autism charity, called The Autism Trust – and who is also the person who rallied her fans in support of actual child-killers; who stated that there are no safe vaccines; who said that parents should stay away from paediatricians; and who claimed that she would never judge any parent who murders their autistic child – also flatly denied that MMS has ever been promoted, let alone featured on her fora [1 minute]:
MMS has never been discussed
On June 7 2016, only one month before that denial, Tommey’s charity – The Autism Trust – tweeted a link to Kerri Rivera’s Facebook page – Healing The Symptoms Known As Autism – which is published for the purpose of promoting Rivera’s dangerous and abusive CD Protocol:
More than 230 children have recovered (to an ATEC score of 10 or below) using the CD Autism protocol!
The following post, promoting Rivera’s CD Protocol, also appeared on Tommey’s charity’s Facebook page, Autism Mothers. This post has since been deleted:
And not only has MMS and CD Protocol featured on Tommey’s charity’s Facebook page, it received a glowing testimonial, in 2013. This post has also since been deleted:
Another of the dangerous autism-cure therapies mentioned above in the FDA statement of 2014, is chelation. Let’s be clear about this: chelation therapy can and has killed an autistic child, among many other people. The FDA statement, again:
“Chelation Therapies.” These products claim to cleanse the body of toxic chemicals and heavy metals by binding to them and “removing” them from circulation. They come in a number of forms, including sprays, suppositories, capsules, liquid drops and clay baths. FDA-approved chelating agents are approved for specific uses, such as the treatment of lead poisoning and iron overload, and are available by prescription only. FDA-approved prescription chelation therapy products should only be used under medical supervision. Chelating important minerals needed by the body can lead to serious and life-threatening outcomes.
No one should be promoting this stuff as an autism cure, especially as this cure is based on the debunked theory that autism is caused by heavy metals, namely mercury in vaccines. In Australia, the non-evidence-based MINDD Foundation still promotes chelation as a detoxification therapy for autism and other conditions, such as ADHD, unrelated to heavy metal toxicity, on its website:
Detoxification – There are numerous ways to detoxify including diet, supplementation, exercise, epsom salt baths and chelation. Most practitioners believe the choice of method depends on the degree of toxicity.
Who Is It For?
Everyone may benefit because Biomedicine both treats and helps to prevent disease. Biomedical principles maintain that poor cell health is behind all disease and providing nutrients, detoxing and eliminating infections may get to the root cause of many conditions including but not exclusive to; ADHD, Allergies, Anxiety, Asthma, Autism, Behaviour, Cancer, Celiac, Chronic Fatigue, Depression, Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Eating Disorder, Eczema, Food Intolerances, Heart Disease, Infections, Learning Delay, Obesity, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Pyroluria, Schizophrenia, Sensory Integration, Speech-Language Delay.
Children especially may benefit from biomedicine because it helps to ensure that the body and brain have essential nutrients during critical developmental periods.
On July 22 2015, Tommey’s charity – a charity which is meant to advocate for children and adults with autism – tweeted a link to Jenny McCarthy’s anti-vaccination organisation, Generation Rescue; a link which still resolves directly onto the “Biomedical Treatment for Autism” page, which lists chelation as one of the treatments:
One of the groups mentioned on the Autism Mothers Facebook page – in the 2013 screenshot, above – is CD Autism. With almost 9,500 members, the group is a repository of some high-level child abuse, via bleach enemas, and oral drops, with literally hundreds of photos on show. Originally set up to promote Rivera’s CD Protocol, it now appears Rivera has left the group, for reasons unknown. A extensive collection of unsavoury photos from the group – as stated in the warning at the top of this post – will be featured in the appendix at the end of this post.
The group has many familiar anti-vaccination names amongst its membership. One such name is Erik Nanstiel, who featured in the anti-vaccination fantasy-film, Vaxxed; directed by and starring Andrew Wakefield, Del Bigtree and Polly Tommey. Indeed, Nanstiel also lists his current employer as, The Autism File, which is Polly Tommey’s charity’s official antivax magazine:
I had previously come across Nanstiel in many social media fora, for his rabid anti-vaccinationism. Therefore, it was no surprise that this 2015 post vilifying infectious diseases expert, Dr Paul Offit, appeared on his Facebook profile:
In the CD Protocol Facebook group, only one comment appears from Nanstiel, congratulating the story of an autistic child receiving bleach enemas, as posted by Rivera, in February 2016 [excerpts only in this screenshot, edited due to length]:
Another long-term member of the CD Protocol group, and someone who has been at the forefront of Australian Vaxxed activism, is the president of the antivax Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, Tasha David; although it appears that David has not commented in the CD Protocol group. David, along with the AVN’s callous public officer, Meryl Dorey, has been extremely vocal in the campaign to bring Wakefield’s conspiracy theory film Down Under. It is, eternally, a good thing that there is a public health warning against the AVN:
However, the main Vaxxed activist in Australia and New Zealand is a person named Sarah Cox (Cox now uses the Facebook name, Sarah Jayne). In private messaging with autism advocate, Fiona O’Leary – in July 2016 – Cox confirmed that she is in charge of Vaxxed promotion, in New Zealand:
Even better, for Cox, Polly Tommey cited Cox – by name – as one of the “leaders” in Australia and New Zealand, on June 17 2016 [30 seconds]:
Sarah Cox is the creator and main administrator of the public Facebook group, Bring Vaxxed to Australia/New Zealand. To imply that the group is a cesspit run by a barking conspiracy theorist is probably unfair to cesspits. However, apart from the usual anti-vaccination scaremongering in the group, the admins have practised and allowed some extremely grubby attacks and violent rhetoric on the page.
On June 11 2016, this post advocated violence against Dr Paul Offit, law professor Dr Dorit Reiss, and California Senator Dr Richard Pan, amongst others. This post was only removed after I blogged about it:
On June 12 2016, Cox and her colleagues attacked a 12-year-old boy; one of Cox’s colleagues even making derogatory claims about – of all things – people with autism:
Cox also exploits topical and contemporaneous events, using them in her series of Vaxxed memes.
Cox has exploited the civil rights movement:
Cox grubbily exploited the death of Muhammad Ali:
Cox roped Star Wars into her anti-vaccination activism:
Yet, worst of all, Cox exploited victims of The Holocaust, in the name of anti-vaccinationism and Andrew Wakefield:
Sarah Cox was a member of CD Autism; and she was an extremely active and forceful member, at least until July 29 2016:
Cox even plugged Vaxxed in there, on May 12 2016, before she left the group and deleted all of her posts (more on that, later):
On October 14 2013, in CD Autism, Cox made this comment which probably best explains the rationale behind those who practise Rivera’s abusive therapies. They believe that autism is caused by a bunch of things which do not cause autism, especially parasites, and vaccines. And it also explains the scatological fixation as evidenced by the hundreds of photographs of faeces and gastrointestinal mucosa, on plastic plates and lids, sifted with plastic forks, as though preparing for a morbidly pungent entree. Again, for those who can stomach the photos, these will appear in a collection in the appendix of this post:
On September 17 2013 – in what should be of great concern to New Zealand health authorities – Cox declared that she had managed to get a NZ medical practitioner on board to help with the CD Protocol child-abuse:
On September 12 2013, Cox posted a series of photographs of her son’s faeces and GI mucosa, after having been given bleach enemas, by Cox. Cox also administered MMS/CD drops to her son, orally, as is common:
On September 15 2013, Cox shared her son’s feelings of pain and discomfort due to the bleach enemas:
On September 15 2013, Cox explained her protocol of inflicting multiple, daily bleach enemas on her son:
On October 22 2013, Cox posted photos of her bleach enema kits:
Even as late as February 7 2016, Cox was still zealously advocating bleach enemas, which makes her private messaging with Fiona O’Leary even more interesting:
In July 2016, autism advocate Fiona O’Leary was contacted by Cox, via Facebook private messaging. Fiona raised the subject of CD Protocol:
Cox denied ever giving her son the CD Protocol:
Cox even attempted to claim that she had made complaints about products available in camping shops:
Fiona made it clear to Cox that she had evidence that Cox uses the CD Protocol on her son:
Cox denied giving her son bleach enemas:
Cox then justified giving her son bleach enemas:
Cox then attacked Fiona, referring to Fiona as “Fiona oloopyloo”:
After the private message conversation, Sarah Cox went on a deleting spree in the CD Autism group, removing herself from the group, and changing her Facebook name to “Sarah Jayne.”
Of course, this is not the first time Fiona O’Leary has been attacked by the autism-cure cult, and by the makers and supporters of Wakefield’s Vaxxed.
On July 25 2016, Cox shared a petition which was created by an actual antivax troll – a fake account – as payback for Fiona’s outspoken and justified criticism of Wakefield’s antivax film. Wakefield, Bigtree and Tommey even had the CEO of the film’s distributor – Cinema Libre – send legal threats demanding that Fiona shut up:
It needs to be made very clear: Fiona O’Leary is not an “unqualified advocate”. Fiona O’Leary is not a “troll.”
Fiona O’Leary, a woman with autism, has attained – at her own expense; and in her own time; and whilst she advocates for people with autism; and whilst caring for her own five children, two of whom are autistic – a HETAC Level 6 Certificate in Autism Studies at University College Cork, as well as a FETAC Level 8 Train the Trainer qualification, so as to better serve those for whom she advocates.
Not that any of this matters to Polly Tommey, whose autism charity – an autism charity – vilified Fiona O’Leary – an autistic person, mother of autistic children, and unpaid autism advocate – as a “FAKE Advocate”, on Twitter, on August 15 2016:
The biggest question which arises for many of us upon hearing of the child-abuse practised by the autism-cure cult is, “why do you all stand by silently whilst these parents – driven and conned by cranks who care more about cash than they do about kids, or kids with autism – inflict dangerous, toxic, painful, embarrassing, experimental treatments on their children; these children who cannot grant consent, nor object to these ghastly invasions of their cavities?” Why is this?
Why is it that people like Tasha David, Meryl Dorey, and the delusional Judy Wilyman all screech – embarrassingly and incorrectly – about evidence-based public immunisation policy being inexplicably akin to “crimes against humanity” and a “breach of the Nuremberg Code”, whilst remaining completely and ineptly, or deliberately, oblivious to the intent of the The Nuremberg Code, as a set of principles which guide research ethics regarding human trials and experimentation?
Why don’t these anti-vaccination activists howl and claw at the heavens about these ghouls who inflict experimental bleach enemas and chelation on defenseless autistic children? Where are they now? Why do they refuse to apply these principles to their colleagues?
The ten points of the Nuremberg Code
- Required is the voluntary, well-informed, understanding consent of the human subject in a full legal capacity.
- The experiment should aim at positive results for society that cannot be procured in some other way.
- It should be based on previous knowledge (like, an expectation derived from animal experiments) that justifies the experiment.
- The experiment should be set up in a way that avoids unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injuries.
- It should not be conducted when there is any reason to believe that it implies a risk of death or disabling injury.
- The risks of the experiment should be in proportion to (that is, not exceed) the expected humanitarian benefits.
- Preparations and facilities must be provided that adequately protect the subjects against the experiment’s risks.
- The staff who conduct or take part in the experiment must be fully trained and scientifically qualified.
- The human subjects must be free to immediately quit the experiment at any point when they feel physically or mentally unable to go on.
- Likewise, the medical staff must stop the experiment at any point when they observe that continuation would be dangerous.
You can watch Fiona O’Leary’s complete video – from August 16 2016 – which explains the use of these awful, abusive treatments, as well as her interactions with Sarah Cox [21 minutes]:
Recommended viewing, from CBC’s The Fifth Estate, broadcast on March 4 2016 [21 minutes]:
Recommended viewing, from NBC Chicago, broadcast on March 18 2015 [3 minutes]:
Posts and comments by Sarah Cox, in the CD Autism Facebook group.
Post about a child suffering “severe chest pain”, from the CD Autism group.
General photos from the CD Autism group.
Randy Short is the group administrator:
This non-autistic toddler was given the Kalcker Protocol, which is still bleach enemas:
Because there are so many, these are screenshots of the photo albums: