Such was the case for Kerri Rivera, a former realtor turned homeopathic doctor, who has since become one of the foremost leaders in the use of chlorine dioxide as part of a biomedical protocol against autism.
She got into chlorine dioxide therapy after finding that all other attempts to cure her son, who was diagnosed as autistic back in 2004, were not enough.
Rivera, in an interview with Health Ranger Mike Adams, noted that while other therapies such as IV chelation, hyperbaric oxygen treatment and neurofeedback therapy did make improvements, they were more akin to autism management.
“I mean I had heard that autism was avoidable, treatable and curable but I was not really seeing this happen in reality,” Rivera, who is now based in Mexico, said, noting in her interview that it was only after intense meditation and prayer that she remembered that she previously purchased a chlorine dioxide set.
“One day, the kids just went to school and I laid on their bed and I prayed — I just prayed to every name that people prayed to — and then I came into the thought of the chlorine dioxide and I went to see if it was still there, that 20 dollar set of bottles I bought a year prior,” she added.
As it turns out, the bottles were still there.
Rivera then started to conduct her own research on the compound, which was first used and promoted as a cure for a wide range of diseases by former Scientologist and gold prospector Jim Humble, who branded it as Miracle Mineral Solution, or MMS for short.
“I started researching and [found that] it destroys viruses, bacteria, candida, parasites, reduces overall body inflammation, and neutralizes heavy metals, so I’m all in, [because] that’s what autism is,” Rivera said, adding that she then prepared a dose, which she then gave to her son.
What happened next was nothing short of a breakthrough.
“I gave it to my son and on that same first day – I started with a full dose – he said things he never said before and he looked me in the eye like he hadn’t looked at me in eight years.”
That was when the ball started rolling.
“Nothing ever really worked for him, so when I saw this happening, I knew it had to be something. And at the clinic, people were like, ‘What are you doing?’ ‘What are you doing with him?’ and I was like, ‘well, there are these drops that I bought from this doctor in this city and you could order them from him,’ and it just started like that,” Rivera said, noting that more families and parents then adopted the use of chlorine dioxide for their autistic children soon after that.
The results were astounding.
“Within like six months, there were 28 recoveries from just the people I was working with.”
Rivera soon learned, however, that not everyone was receptive to new ideas regarding autism. She was turned down by authorities when she tried sharing her discovery with them.
“I said I will contact the ARI, which is the Autism Research Institute started by Dr. [Bernard] Rimland in 1970 and of course, they’re going to want to know this information,” she said, noting that she did not know that this was going to be the first of many signs that people would not be as receptive to her ideas as she first thought.
“I contacted them and they were like ‘oh no if there is no double-blind, side-by-side study we’re not really interested in those 28 recoveries in those few months.’”
Nevertheless, she persisted. (Related: CDC whistleblower and autism author speak out: Health agencies continue epidemic denial.)
According to Rivera, who released a book called Healing the Symptoms Known As Autism in 2013, they continued with the therapies, noting that some of the children they tried the chlorine dioxide treatment on soon emerged fully recovered.
“The kids no longer had autism. The first recoveries were in December, there were two of them.”
One kid now studies in a mainstream school and acts as if he never had autism. The other one, meanwhile, was from a family in Spain, who visited Rivera in Mexico to do hyperbaric therapy.
“That time, they came for a month and they started the chlorine dioxide and when they got home, they went to this psychologist, and the psychologist said they were probably misdiagnosed in the first place and the child probably never had autism and they’re totally typical now, typical children,” she told the Health Ranger in the interview.
Rivera stated that not all children respond the same way to the chlorine dioxide treatment, citing her son as an example.
“Some of our kids, they are more damaged than others, we cannot really know until we start, but of course we went from a child who was pretty much drooling and screaming and crying and diarrhea – it was a disaster – to a person that’s functional who can have a girlfriend and who can speak four languages on a keyboard.”
While the majority of children she works with are vaccinated or, in her words, “vaccine-injured,” some aren’t. This, Rivera said, can be explained by research conducted by Stephanie Seneff, a scientist allied with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who found a link between the gut damage caused by the industrial pesticide glyphosate and autism.
“One to two percent of the children I work with are non-vaccinated but have autism. If you’ve heard of Dr. Stephanie Seneff, then you’ll know that glyphosate can cause the same thing because it destroys the immune system in the gut. [Autism] can happen both ways, or it can be a combination of that,” Rivera explained, noting that an impaired immune system has been linked to the manifestation of symptoms connected to autism in children.
“When you don’t have the immune system functioning, which is what happens with vaccines, then anything can happen like anarchy, riots in our body and the pathogens, the bad guys are taking over and the good guys are kinda knocked out.”
This is where chlorine dioxide comes in, Rivera explained, saying that the compound – which exhibits powerful antimicrobial properties – helps destroy the pathogens that trigger the onset of autism symptoms in children.
In fact, the journal Microbiology of Waterborne Diseases even described the compound as “a highly effective oxidant with good germicidal properties.”
In her interview, she said that the compound kills microbes and pathogens through oxidation and not chlorination, contrary to popular opinion.
“It’s not sodium hypochlorite, which is bleach, which is what they want people to think,” Rivera said, referring to inflammatory news articles and stories that warn people against making their children drink or bathe in bleach – some of which even mention her as an alleged “quack doctor.”
There are other valid options for parents and families who want to treat their autistic children.
This is important since childhood rates of autism have risen sharply over the last decade, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) noting that the condition is now affecting 1 in 59 children in the U.S.
An option is to implement changes in children’s diets.
“We also do a gluten-free and casein-free diet because those two proteins are getting semi-digested and getting into the bloodstream and getting into the brain and causing what is called gluteomorphin and casomorphin,” Rivera said.
These two compounds act like opioids, which then numb children and cause them to manifest other signs and symptoms associated with autism.
Rivera also took this treatment route for her son, who, at two-and-a-half years, lost his capability for speech.
“I removed the gluten and the casein. In three days he spoke again,” Rivera said.
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