A chemical used for decades to disinfect drinking water is proving to be perhaps the strongest antibiotic of all. Yet what could give hope to millions is deliberately being kept quiet by those with the most to lose.
Picture this: you are deep in the darkest jungles of Guyana with some like-minded people—not on holiday, you’re looking for gold. How adventurous, how romantic—how potentially extremely lucrative! But now imagine you are bitten by a mosquito infecting you with malaria. As your fever rises inexorably, you realise in horror that you didn’t bring any medicine with you for something like this. Of course there’s no doctor around and the nearest pharmacy is hundreds of miles away.The sickening heat in your body is rapidly dampening your gold fever. So what are you going to do? This was exactly the question that American Jim Humble asked himself when he was bitten by malaria-carrying mosquitoes on an expedition in Guyana along with his fellow adventurers. The only thing he had with him was a well-known and highly effective substance for disinfecting water known since 1929 and called “stabilised oxygen”. Chlorine and oxygen are bonded to a molecule made up of five atoms (ClO4), whose oxidative effect is so strong that it kills all the germs in the water. About six drops of this solution is enough for a litre of water.
In this desperate situation, Jim Humble dosed a companion struck by malaria with this disinfectant. To his great surprise the high fever had abated considerably an hour later and after another four hours the affected man was completely free of symptoms.
Jim Humble, engineer and gold prospector, was also already infected with malaria, later confirmed by a blood test. Instead of swallowing the prescribed malaria pills, however, Humble knocked back large amounts of the water infused with stabilised oxygen. After just a few hours he felt recovered. The malaria test repeated at the hospital the next day proved negative.
Jim Humble was one of the first people who were mad or desperate enough to ingest an ordinary water disinfectant because they believed (or hoped) that its chemistry would also kill off the microbes in the body. They were right, although stabilised oxygen didn’t work at an optimal rate, showing only an approximately 70 percent success rate.
In thousands of tests, Jim Humble discovered what experts had known for a long time, namely that a very similar molecule has a much stronger oxidative effect than stabilised oxygen: chlorine dioxide, which consists of one chlorine and two oxygen atoms (ClO2). It has been used for a good hundred years or so to treat water, and is a long-standing bactericide disinfectant used in the food industry as well as in public swimming pools and water treatments. In the USA, chlorine dioxide is also used to disinfect beef, chicken and other meats. When various US government office buildings were contaminated with anthrax in 2001, it was mainly chlorine dioxide that was used to decontaminate the premises. It also came into play in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in houses where excessive amounts of toxic mould had formed on the walls as a result of the flooding. The reason for the varied applications is obvious: in 1999, the American Society for Analytical Chemistry announced that chlorine dioxide was the most effective bacteria-killer known to mankind.
What works in swimming pools contaminated by athlete’s foot should also be able to rid the human body of unwanted microbes. American physician Dr. Thomas Lee Hesselink is convinced of it. In his view, chlorine dioxide could, when used in the correct dosage and produced in the body itself, prove one of the most powerful antibiotics—and without harming the body. Quite the contrary. Hesselink writes in a scientific paper that today’s increasingly frequent resistance to certain antibiotics can be thwarted by chlorine dioxide, if anything. According to the physician, several research works have shown that the administration of oxygen or other oxidising substances neutralises antibiotic resistance.
Chlorine dioxide is not a metabolic toxin that disrupts the metabolism of microorganisms and kills them off this way. It is an oxidising biocide, which disrupts the transport of nutrients through the cell walls. Or as Jim Humble rather graphically puts it: “Even a particle as small as one ion of chlorine dioxide will explode when it hits the right thing, namely a pathogen in the body or some other item more acidic than the body.” A small firework in your stomach—do you really want that?! Of course Humble’s explanation is anything but scientific. But he’s right: chlorine dioxide is a dangerous explosive. It is so highly explosive that you cannot transport or store it because it destroys every container, so it is always manufactured ‘on site’, i.e. precisely where it is needed, for example in the body.
A scientist doesn’t talk about chemical “explosions”, but oxidation. Chlorine dioxide is an exceptionally hungry electron stealer that immediately seizes up to five electrons from all pathogens, viruses or toxic substances. The undesirable victims do not survive this kind of robbery (oxidation process) and consequently break down. The chlorine dioxide molecule (CO2) also breaks down from the chemical reaction: The released oxygen (O2) bonds either with hydrogen (H2) to form water (H2O), or carbon (C) to form carbon dioxide (CO2). The now neutral chlorine ion bonds with sodium to form ordinary cooking salt (NaCl).
Thus three totally harmless basic substances are formed from an oxidation molecule in our body, while harmful microbes do not survive this chemical transformation. The reason why the strongly corrosive chlorine dioxide only combats pathogens is because it only destroys microbes whose pH value is under 7: these are acidic and thus harmful as over-acidification is the breeding ground for illness.
If chlorine dioxide is so explosive, wouldn’t it blow up in our face before we’ve even brought it to our mouth? Well, yes—if you took chlorine dioxide in itself. But nobody is that daring (or stupid). Instead, this volatile chlorine dioxide (ClO2) needs a molecular straightjacket to restrain it, and the name of this warden is sodium. Thus the actual magic formula is NaClO2—sodium chlorite. Now we know where the aforementioned sodium atom comes from, which binds with the chlorine atom to form sodium chloride—cooking salt—after the exhausting task of “killing bacteria”. This stable sodium chlorite is not only the well-known substance to form stabilised oxygen, but also MMS—Jim Humble’s Miracle Mineral Supplement.
It is to Jim Humble’s credit that he has found a way to increase the effectiveness of sodium chlorite against stabilised oxygen by a factor of 1,000. Only when the strongly alkaline sodium chlorite comes into contact with an acid, for example vinegar or gastric acid, does antibacterial chlorine dioxide emerge. In this way, the explosive substance is formed directly in the body in tiny amounts, where it can perform its purifying function without any side effects. Although it kills off microbes quick as lightning, higher organisms such as animals or humans are insensitive to chlorine dioxide.
Jim Humble has discovered that it is best to mix the sodium chlorite solution (a liquid containing approx. 28% NaClO2) with an acid (vinegar, tartaric acid, citric acid) and leave it for three minutes. This is now called “activated MMS”. By adding vinegar, the strongly alkaline solution is neutralised i.e. it forms much more chlorine dioxide than simply using water. Despite this, the process is very controlled. One therefore talks of a retarded, or delayed, effect over a period of some hours.
So what happened in Jim Humble’s body when he returned fourteen years ago from his jungle adventure and swallowed sodium chlorite for the first time as malaria fever raged through his body? Normally, red blood cells are in no position to differentiate between oxygen (O2) and chlorine dioxide (ClO2). When chlorine dioxide meets red blood cells in the stomach it is immediately taken up and transported through the body in the bloodstream. If a malaria parasite in the blood now bumps into the chlorine dioxide molecule, both break down in a chemical reaction. Although chlorine dioxide contains a hundred times more energy than pure oxygen, it only attacks sick cells or harmful pathogens. If there are none, it breaks down naturally into salt and oxygen. As you take only the tiniest amounts (the recommended initial dosage is one drop of the MMS solution), the body is easily able to metabolise the additional salt.
If you observe the blood under a darkfield microscope, the analeptic (stimulating) effect of MMS is clear (see picture on page 9). In contaminated blood, you can barely see the surfaces of the red blood cells. These are often stuck together (“rouleaux” formation), which indicates over-acidification and a lack of water and minerals. One and a half hours after taking 10 drops of MMS activated with vinegar, the same blood looks considerably improved: the red blood cells are less clotted and—far more importantly—the immune system’s white blood cells move to any remaining crystallization clumps. The film images substantiate that the white blood cells were ten times more active after taking MMS.
Now almost 80 years old, Jim Humble began his methodical research (which ultimately led him to MMS) with nothing. After returning to the USA from his own miraculous cure from malaria, Humble soon ended up on social services for various reasons (he obviously seems not to have found any gold in South America). However, he didn’t give up his tests on stabilised oxygen, although he could barely afford the necessary indicator strips, which swimming pool owners use to test the pH level of the water.
Humble made pen pals all over the world via the Internet, such as with Moses Augustino, from Tanzania, who organised safaris to Kilimanjaro. Soon the African asked his presumably rich American pen friend for money. “I realized that to him $40 was a lot of money,” writes Humble in his book, “and actually at that time, $40 was quite a bit to me as well. But since I wanted him to try the Stabilized Oxygen on some malaria cases in Tanzania, I sent him the $40.”
The money turned out to be a good investment, as Moses Augustino distributed Humble’s substance to many people suffering from malaria according to the instructions. Although it did not work with everyone, the success was so great that news soon reached a doctor, who began treating his own patients with sodium chlorite equally successfully.
In later years, Jim Humble was able to work with lots more doctors, missionary stations and clinics, mainly in Africa. In the meantime, more than 75,000 cases of malaria have been overcome by using MMS, testified to by the numerous official thank-you letters from Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone and other countries. In East African Malawi, the government has officially approved MMS as a mineral preparation, which anyone—including the sick—can take. Here, in a prison, they did a scientifically controlled clinical study with MMS and had a 99 percent success rate! Further governmental investigations produced similar results. In Uganda, over 90 percent of malaria patients treated with MMS recovered within four to eight hours of their illness.
MMS seems to act equally dramatically against the AIDS virus: tests on Ugandan AIDS patients showed that over 60 percent could be considered healed just three days after taking MMS; increasing to 98 percent after one month. According to Humble, one doctor alone treated 390 AIDS patients with MMS within eight months in Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. Many of his patients were released from hospital so that they could die at home, yet only two patients suffered this fate because they were already in too bad a state when they started the MMS treatment. All the others recovered so well within a few days (or weeks) that they were able to go back to full-time work and felt completely healthy.
A cancer clinic in the Mexican state of Sonora has also had good experiences with MMS, where it is successfully used as an alternative substance to heal feverish infections or treat inflammatory degenerative tumours. Even with prostate cancer and other dangerous tumours, MMS has led to “good and hopeful results,” writes Dr. Hector Francisco Remero G., the doctor in charge.