I've made multiple posts here
about how much I like Mel Fabregas
and his Veritas podcast of which I'm still a subscriber, but I felt the
need to express my opinion on a point where I disagree with him because
of a health saftey issue.
August of 2010 Mr Fabregas interviewed Jim Humble, former aerospace
engineer and inventor of MMS, which stands for Miracle Mineral
Solution. Mr Humble came up with his invention while prospecting for
gold in the jungles of Venezuela. He somehow used stabilized oxygen to
relieve the pain of his colleagues who were suffering from malaria.
Being a curious guy he did a bit of research and came up with a new
form of oxygen therapy he calls chlorine dioxide or Miracle Mineral
Solution. The active ingredient is not a mineral, but oxygenated
chlorine, which you get by combining sodium chlorite and vinegar or
I'm all for having an open
mind about these subjects while still remaining skeptical, and I think
it's great how the Veritas show is fearless when it comes to
entertaining concepts that a lot of the media wouldn't touch with a 10
foot pole, one of the big reason I like him so much. The problem for me
happened when Mel shared some anectdotal information where he had a
lingering health issue, decided to try MMS, experienced positive
results, and then started to advertise the product on his website and
show. Don't get me wrong here. I'm very glad he's feeling better, but
to say MMS is what cured him is in my opinion a sticky issue. I call it
sticky because of all the recent
evidence coming to the surface at how effective placebos are and how that
power is actually increasing.
What type of person prospects
for gold on such a hard core level in the jungles of Venezuela? I would
say it's a fair guess that person would be looking to strike it rich.
Am I saying Mr Humble is getting wealthy selling his potion? It doesn't
seem to be the case from what he says in the interview, and I can
believe that. It feels like Jim Humble is sincere and not the typical
snake oil salesman, but one possible explanation is that he's just a
bit misguided. Perhaps his version of striking it rich is the fame and
celebrity that would come with such a true miracle cure and the legacy
one would be leaving behind? That's just my opinion after doing a small
amount of research.
won't cover the technical
details of why MMS can be dangerous because so many other reputable
sources have already done that, nor will I speculate as to why
Jim Humble has chosen to be ordained as a Bishop in a dubious church
organization. I was very
moved by Mr Fabregas's experiment with MMS and took a mental note to
maybe try it myself if I ever got really sick, at which point if it
worked I might have even recommended my aging grandmother to try some
in the hopes it might give her some relief.
The truth is MMS will kill
pathogens, but it can also cause damage. Mr Humble is quoted as saying
if it doesn't work in the first week or so then it might not be for
you. I'm glad there are so many people out there getting postive
results, I'm just saying that maybe those results are the power of mind
over matter in the form of a placebo. In my opinion our American
culture likes to go for the easy fix when it can, take a pill or some
solution and get back to work. How about looking at what caused the
problem in the first place? How many of the people in question
tried improving their diet or taking steps to decrease daily stress
instead of such radical therapies like MMS?