Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Warning Miracle Mineral Solution: ITS BACK

For 150 years there has been snake oil, quackery, and dubious people making a profit from disease. By now one would think we would recognize a sales pitch when we hear it. Instead of using logic we buy into tag lines, advertisements, emotions, paid testimonials hoping for a possible health benefit or cure. .
Once again the "Miracle Mineral Solution snake oil entrepreneur" is searching for the suffering and desperate. The snake oil salesmen is alive and well, thank you. He has just recently finished a podcast which we will discuss today on the blog. If you haven't heard of MMS then I hope to bring you up to speed. Lets begin with the FDA warning put out last summer.
Miracle Mineral Solution:
Dangerous to Drink Miracle Mineral Solution, also known as "Miracle Mineral Supplement" or "MMS," should not be consumed.

MMS is distributed on Internet sites and online auctions. MMS claims to treat HIV, hepatitis, the H1N1 flu, common colds, acne, cancer, and other conditions. FDA is not aware of any research showing that MMS is effective in treating any of these conditions.

The risk:
When mixed with citrus juice or other acid as directed, the mixture produces a bleach used for stripping textiles and industrial water treatment. High doses of this bleach—such as those recommended on the label—can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and severe dehydration.

Stop using MMS immediately and throw it away. If you have experienced any bad side effects from MMS, contact your health care professional immediately.
The Podcast: 
The site who hosted the podcast , or the long and rather boring advertisement for MMS, did mention the FDA on their promo page; "The FDA says it is unsafe to take but over 75,000 people have been documented cured of malaria by MMS and millions have taken it for other ailments. Thousands of AIDS patients have returned to healthy T-cell counts from it’s use"
A man by the name of Jim Humble created the solution which is discussed during the podcast.
The sales pitch went like this; first the mention of what a generous man Mr. Humble is, in fact he donated his " gift". The podcast claimed that Mr. Humble does not manufacture or sell his miracle product he simply turned it over for others to profit from. Oh, wait, he does however have a book he would like you to buy.
The podcast shared the remarkable price of MMS, its 20$. I waited for Jim Humble to show up on the podcast, I guess the Dominican Republic 800 number was busy and he couldn't be reached. After sometime into the podcast he was on the line. For less then 10 seconds.
However, there was Brian, his side kick to answer all those important questions. Later, they were able to get Humble on the line to discuss MMS and how he cured HIV in Africa, he followed up with - there were no available tests to prove it. The protocol for using the drug is pretty much up to you, take it until you feel ill, then cut back.
During the interview when discussing the FDA and their warnings, (which came from MMS user complaints) the female interviewer seemed outraged the FDA would take the complaints seriously. The interviewer declared how ironic it would be if people on chemo called the FDA to complain of side effects. Mr. Humble again made it clear he does not sell MMS and never has. The man is a saint. The same female gave a testimonial on the solution, yes she used it.
The interviewers discussed Chemo a couple of times, why? I suppose if they hint at cancer, their listeners may assume MMS can be used to treat it.
The introduction to MMS and Humble is highlighted on the sites intro page, along with a picture of the so called chemist Jim Humble . The picture reflects a poised and smiling man wearing an Indiana Jones hat; after all he did discover this concoction in South America for goodness sakes.
The promo for Humble and the podcast:

"Could a cure-all really exist for diseases as cancer, AIDS, Lyme disease, chronic asthma, emphysema, hepatitis C and more? While on an expedition in Africa, chemist Jim Humble discovered that using a dilute solution of chlorine dioxide cured his two colleagues of malaria in 4 hours. Upon returning to home, he discovered that this solution which cost pennies to make had remarkable pathogen-killing properties without having a negative effect on the body. He called this solution The Miracle Mineral Supplement (MMS). The FDA says it is unsafe to take but over 75,000 people have been documented cured of malaria by MMS and millions have taken it for other ailments. Thousands of AIDS patients have returned to healthy T-cell counts from it’s use. MMS costs pennies to make and Jim Humble makes no profit from it’s sale. Join us for a fascinating show with Jim Humble as he discusses his discovery and the profound impact it has had on the people he has assisted"
They covered just about ever detail in the "seemly" interview format.
3-Claims of unrealistic cures
4-Humble came off warm and kind
5-Humble is not selling anything, he gave it to the public
7-FDA is just silly
My friends this was a pitch for MMS. A wolf in sheep's clothing, achieved by using an infomerical podcast.
Its a shame the great pitchmen Billy Mays is no longer with us, now that podcast I might have at least enjoyed !


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