Weird Health: Autism Miracle Cure Warning

Don't fall for autism cure hoax, say health authorities.

A “church” claims to have a miracle cure for autism. Here’s a weird health warning about an autism miracle cure that is a dilution of a bleaching chemical.

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According to a recent ABC News report, parents with an autistic child need to be aware that a so-called “miracle cure” for autism is being promoted by members of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, and that it could harm their child if used to treat their autism.

While this may not seem so surprising at first glance as there is always something new and weird going on with people selling snake oil for a variety of ailments, the disturbing fact is that there apparently is a very large and growing population of what the church calls “True Believers” who on going online with testimonials and internationally treating residents of third world countries with their cure.

Here is the ABC News report about how parents desperate for help are falling for the claim and potentially harming their children.


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An in-Depth Look at the Miracle Cure Claim

While some people may argue that “…there just may be something there to it,” due to the carefully crafted testimonials on the internet with parents claiming that treating their once-autistic child with Medical Miracle Solution (MMS) removed their cause of autism, you can bet on that it’s a hoax just based on the old adage “If it’s too good to be true—it is.” In fact, the “True Believers” of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing claim that MMS is a cure-all for nearly every medical malady including herpes, AIDS, Ebola and many cancers.

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Here’s an informative in-depth look at the claims of MMS being a miracle cure provided by CBC News in Canada:

For some science-based medical information about autism, here are a few select articles for parents of autistic children:

The Top Ten Signs of Autism You Need to Watch for in Your Infant

More evidence folinic acid could help treat autism

4 things you may not know about autism and diets

References:

ABC News―“Church Claims 'Miracle Cure' for Autism

CBC News “MMS: The Miracle Cure?―the fifth estate

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