In a clinic in Puerto Vallarta is experienced with children with autism, reported Eric Kofmel, president of the organization austistic Minority International to participate in an event to mark World Autism Awareness Day, parallel to the thirteenth session of the Committee on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland.
These practices, said Kofmel last April 2, are performed in clinical created by the American Kerri Rivera, layperson who prescribes chlorine dioxide. She argues that autism is caused by parasites and that by taking this substance "generates a disinfecting effect" and therefore gets the cure.
"Chlorine dioxide sold as MMS (miracle mineral solution, for its acronym in English), is a toxic bleach Industrial supposedly removes parasites from the intestines of children with autism," said Kofmel, who accused this treatment, accompanied session in hyperbaric chamber, made in the AutismO2 clinic run by Rivera.
"All these treatments should be considered medical experimentation on children with autism without their consent," said Kofmel. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities states that "no one shall be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation without their free consent".
In a video of his clinic, Rivera says that "autism is preventable, treatable and curable." Holding together with Andreas -members Kalcker Genesis II Church created by Jim Humble- that "intestinal parasites" are responsible for autistic behaviors.
False promise cure for autism
On the net circulating videos Kerri Rivera. Speak in Spanish and explains how to do enemas mixes with chlorine dioxide, a substance that in Genesis II Church call the "miracle mineral supplement" (MMS, for its acronym in English). Rivera takes a shot of tequila, standing water and says how many drops of citric acid are needed to activate the MMS.
"The book detailing the 'treatment protocol for autism with MMS' own self-published by Kerri Rivera, who was born in the United States and resides in Mexico, with no medical qualification, has more than 400 reviews and ranks 45 in the classification of all the books on autism at Amazon.com, indicating substantial sales "complained Erik Kofmel, president of the Minority austistic International (Minority Autistic International) association at the hearing in Geneva, in a side event to the Committee session on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations (UN).
He also lamented that there are parents who, even when they see the negative reactions of MMS in their children refuse to seek medical help because they believe fever or diarrhea sufferers are part of the "detoxification of the child". Kerri Rivera argues that autism is caused by parasites and that taking MMS is "generates a disinfectant effect" and, therefore, the cure.
Kofmel considered that this treatment is a form of abuse of autistic children. A parents are asked to "explore among the droppings of their children in search of worms, that making a deeper examination were found to be remnants of the intestines, stomach, esophagus or even the mouths of babes, released by the MMS corrosive effect "described the president of International Autism minority.
One problem, Kofmel recognized, is that the "MMS is cheap, Internet and even there the need to see a doctor; no prescription needed or no medical supervision to warn parents about the use of bleach to their children. "
In clinical announce AutismO2 there hyperbaric chamber sessions with 100 percent oxygen. Given this, Kofmel said, "there is no scientific validation linking autism with a lack of oxygen to the tissues in children" and clarified that these treatments are a "false cure" for autism condition.
Also warned that proliferate Internet sites offering treatments untested stem cell through "hundreds of clinics that are laboring worldwide, offering treatments not medically indicated and scientifically validated to cure autism and other disabilities," said activist at the UN in Geneva.
A powerful bleach
Chlorine dioxide, used in the treatment offered by Kerri Rivera, threatens the health of children with autism. "May cause serious damage to health", documented the Food and Drug Administration of the United States (Food and Drug Administration, FDA for its acronym in English). The FDA reiterates that there is no research that indicates that the MMS "is effective in treating any of these conditions. MMS represents a significant risk to the health of consumers. "
The FDA, in 2010, issued a statement to warn consumers ingesting chlorine dioxide "becomes a potent bleach used to separate textiles and industrial water treatment and consumed can cause diarrhea, vomiting, symptoms of severe dehydration ".
He said that, so far, the MMS is not tested for the treatment of any disease and offering the Genesis II Church is a testing protocol without meeting the requirements for human experimentation. This product is banned for sale in the United States, Spain, Australia and Canada, he said.
Pay before consultation
Kerri Rivera is the mother of a child with autism. She says that since her son consumes MMS improved his behavior. To those who question their treatment via blog, accusing them of working for Big Pharma.
Rivera says the portal CD Autism that "AutismO2 not receive money from the sales of MMS or any product related to this."
However, those who seek a consultation with Rivera must first pay 100 euros (653 thousand pesos ) via pay pal to account; later, those interested should send an email with name, age, weight and country of the child. After the first visit, Rivera offer tracking at 60 euros per half hour consultation.
On April 2 this year, Kerri Rivera issued a letter replica Jim Humble's response after Rita O'Reilly, Irish reporter, it will look to inquire about the use of MMS. Humble and Rivera, via web, said that the "MMS has been shown to destroy pathogens" and "used chemical diluted in water to a degree that does not pose a health risk."
NTR was the home of the clinic in Puerto Vallarta to interview Rivera, but had no response.
According to its website, is on the street Autism02 Puebla 1078, colony December 5 in Puerto Vallarta; however, the clinic is closed after operating from 2006 to 2013. But Kerri Rivera answered via email with any questions that you do get, not to mention where you are.
In his blog bebepingo.blogspot.mx says his clinic "operates under license from allopathic physicians specializing in hyperbaric medicine, who can order and read studies and prescribe medication given case."
Creator of MMS shaped church
Jim Humble, who is promoted as creator of chlorine dioxide, which he named "miracle mineral supplement" - founded the Genesis II Church.
Humble says that this substance cures cancer, diabetes, malaria, HIV / AIDS and a long list of diseases. On his website encyclopedia Wikipedia has a type in which he describes what dose according to the condition.
It also comes as archbishop of his church and says he discovered chlorine dioxide in 1996 when searching for gold in the jungle of Guyana. By purifying water with "stabilized oxygen" says noticed that people suffering from malaria were cured with drinking. Later, he wrote the book The Miracle Mineral Supplement of the XXI Century. In networks can find pictures of 2012, when he taught in Mexico.
In the doorway of her church, says Jim Humble cured of malaria to 2000 people. The head of the Autism02 clinic, Kerri Rivera, is bishop of this church and openly refers to Humble.
She and Andreas Kalcker are accused by civilians autism organizations to deceive parents of children with this condition for offering "cures". Rivera says he has treated 2000 children and 175 are cured by therapy. Kalcker says on its website that through their treatment was possible "total recovery of 140 children", which -considera- "is an irrefutable fact."
"MMS is prohibited and this 'treatment' is illegal," says the group Stop Kerri Rivera on Facebook. With information in English, the organization calls "dangerous pseudoscience" which is involved in the protocol chlorine dioxide Kerri Rivera.
"The MMS is a powerful solution, is a powerful industrial bleach used to bleach wood pulp and textiles dismantling".
This group reports on the serious damage caused in children ingesting this substance. Parents of children with autism warns that "cure" that Rivera offered is a "horrible treatment." This page explains that "individuals born autistic autistic die; can not cure a condition neurotypical "and insists that" Kerri Rivera is not a medical professional and the use of MMS has been banned by the FDA, Health Canada and other European countries. "
"As activists neurodiversity community, our goal is to raise awareness of this abuse of autistic children and adults."
Autism is not curable
(With information from Pablo Hernández Mares)
The repeated five times during the interview: there is no treatment to cure autism. With that assurance responds Plascencia Jesús Gómez, pediatric neurologist, when you ask for a cure for autism.
He is so sure of this that says that if someone had discovered a cure for autism, and you have delivered the Nobel Prize; moreover, it would be a millionaire, because an estimated 1 percent of the world population has some ASD.
The researcher professor in the Department of Neurosciences at the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) noted that the diagnosis of autism is neurological, whereby most cases are genetic, no definite cause. Every patient is different, so he insists, there is no treatment to cure him.
"The management of children with autism is interdisciplinary, which involved the pediatric neurologist, neuropsychologist, which is invaluable participation as the neuropsychological assessment can see which cognitive functions are affected or what the strengths are and schedule intervention aimed at correcting specific deficits in each patient individually, "he explains.
Academic not hesitate to say that it is in these conditions where the chatter is presented; "Dads patients can do what you like, but if someone offers you something that sounds great, should remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true".
Plascencia Gómez, head of the Unit for Neuroscience, sees patients every day and warns that by attending these "miracle or magic" therapies, known as "valuable time, money and effort it would lose much better use for the patient with a specific language therapy characteristics as the main prognostic factor in the long-term quality of life of children with autism is the development of language. "
If in doubt, you can go with any pediatric neurologist who is certified by the Mexican Council of Neurological and appears in the list