spectrum disorder affects millions of people worldwide, many of whom are
children. While early detection, coupled with treatments, might help to reduce
symptoms, the neuro-developmental disorder is not yet curable. Some parents in the United Kingdom are challenging this by throwing money at a poisonous concoction promoted on U.K. websites and forcing their children (some as young as
2 years old) to drink dangerous chemicals.
Investigators discovered a private Facebook group where U.K. parents claimed they were trying to treat their
kids with an unlicensed "miracle cure" for autism.
Master Mineral Solution (MMS) for autism is a potent cocktail
made of sodium chlorite and citric acid powder that promises to counteract
autism. When combined, these ingredients produce industrial-strength bleach,
which can cause vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
In September 2017, "The
Doctors" featured a story about parents administering MMS enemas to their
kids. Though they chose not to share the images of what happened to these
children on national television, the expression on the faces of the audience members told us everything we need to know about the dangers involved
Jeff Foster, who runs a private practice at the Spire Parkway
Hospital in Birmingham, England, has also come forward to warn parents about the potentially deadly
consequences of using MMS.
“Autism is a
neurodevelopmental disease which is not amenable to any form of tablet
treatment. It’s developed in the womb or early stages of life,” he told The Mirror's Sunday
People. “You can’t just reverse it, and anyone claiming that does not understand
He then compared
the magic potion with playing a game of roulette.
drink it on a long-term basis, it causes inflammation of your gut lining,
stomach, esophagus and intestines. At some stage, something pops and then you
can bleed to death,” he told the news outlet. “Eventually, someone will die. It’s only a matter
The desire for repetition and routine that many children with autism experience helped Anthony Starego become a consistent football kicker. The 18-year-old, who was orphaned at age 3 and placed in 11 foster homes thereafter, made headlines last fall when he kicked a last-second, game-winning field goal for his high school team. Anthony was hailed as the hero his adoptive parents always knew he was.