ALTERNATIVE medicines often seem to inspire a quasi-religious fervour in their adherents, but I recently came across an organisation that takes things to a whole new level.

The Genesis II Church seeks to “bring health to the world” through sacraments that treat Alzheimer’s, obesity, depression, kidney disease … oh, basically just everything.

The church has representatives around the globe, including three in Australia, one of whom has bishop status (a title apparently conferred in return for a high volume of sales).

Church sacraments – principally its Master or Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) –can be bought online, with discounts for bulk sacramental purchases.

Oops, sorry, I shouldn’t have implied there was anything commercial about all this. The sacraments are bestowed in return for a fixed-price donation ranging from US$150 to US$900.

What exactly is this miracle cure discovered by church founder, Archbishop Jim Humble, while prospecting for gold in South America?

Well, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), MMS is better suited to cleaning toilets than curing human disease.

According to marketers, MMS is 28% sodium chlorite in distilled water. Users are instructed to mix it with citric acid (lemon or lime juice) before drinking, thereby turning it into chlorine dioxide.

Bleach, in other words.

“[MMS] has not been approved by the FDA for any use, but these products continue to be promoted on social media as a remedy for treating autism, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and flu, among other conditions,” the agency warned earlier this month.

MMS enemas have reportedly been promoted on Facebook groups as a cure for autism.

FDA warnings about MMS go back to 2010. Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration also issued a warning in 2014 after a number of reported hospitalisations here.

The renewed FDA alert comes after a spate of recent reports of MMS side effects, including severe vomiting, severe diarrhoea, life-threatening low blood pressure caused by dehydration, and acute liver failure.

Regulators can warn all they like, but none of it is likely to stop Archbishop Humble or his ardent followers. This is about belief, not evidence.

MMS has helped hundreds of thousands of people, the archbishop writes on his website, with a wide range of illnesses, including “cancer, diabetes, hepatitis A, B, C, Lyme disease, [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus], multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, HIV-AIDS, malaria, autism, infections of all kinds, arthritis, high cholesterol, acid reflux, kidney or liver diseases, aches and pains, allergies, urinary tract infections, digestive problems, high blood pressure, obesity, parasites, tumors and cysts, depression, sinus problems, eye disease, ear infections, dengue fever, skin problems, dental issues, problems with prostate (high [prostate-specific antigen]), erectile dysfunction and the list goes on”.

Of course it does.

“I know it sounds too good to be true,” the archbishop continues, “but according to feedback I have received over the last 20 years, I think it’s safe to say MMS has the potential to overcome most diseases known to mankind.”

I don’t think the word “safe” belongs anywhere in that sentence.

Archbishop Humble may not live up to his name, but his hubris is no doubt justified by the mission to heal all disease while saving humanity from the evil forces of vaccination and other mainstream medical interventions.

Praised be.

Jane McCredie is a Sydney-based health and science writer.


The statements or opinions expressed in this article reflect the views of the authors and do not represent the official policy of the AMA, the MJA or InSight+ unless so stated.


8 thoughts on “Blessed be the humble cure-all bleach

  1. Jeny Seva says:

    Well, our water supply is poisoned by fluoride amongst other chemicals, our food supply is poisoned , electromagnetic radiation is bombarding many with all the devices , pharmaceuticals and medical treatments are the third highest cause of death in the US, vaccinations are killing and injuring thousands every year globally. How is it that cancer rates are skyrocketing in so called civilised countries. Wake up people , our health and our children’s health is being compromised for profit. Big Pharma
    and the medical establishment promote symptomatic medicine to cover up and manage treatable ailments not cure people of their conditions and illnesses. What profit could be made if people became well through sensible diet , lifestyle and affordable health supplementation. It doesn’t serve the medical and pharmaceutical industry for people to become well. In saying that there are folks out there that are happy to take drugs for the rest of their lives and have no desire to change any aspect of their life for overall better health so those 2 industries have their place in our community. Medical treatment has made huge innovations in acute care but in chronic illnesses there has not been much progress to actually cure people , just more pharmaceuticals to manage people. To be well , people would be well advised to take control of their own health through educating themselves on the benefits of a wholesome diet, regular activity, emotional balance, spiritual connection and positive human relationships. Seeking alternative medicine advice is just seeking treating that doesn’t involve poisoning our bodies through pharmaceuticals. Please look up The Center for Advanced Medicine and Clinical Research. Dr Buttar. Let Food Be Thy Medicine. Hippocratic Oath. First …. Do No Harm


  2. Ian Harrison says:

    I know this is an old thread… but it is back in the news now. If you research sodium chlorite, you will see that it is legally used for the purification of drinking water, and as an ingredient in mouth washes and tooth pastes. It is also used as an antimicrobial agent in food processing. It is obviously not that toxic… unless our regulators are intent on poisoning us. Perhaps sodium chlorite deserves a more researched appraisal rather than a cursory dismissal.
    Imagine going back in history to when some moron suggested that mould might be good for treating bacterial infections… what a joke… how dumb was that? Hang on… wasn’t that the birth of antibiotics? Saved millions?

  3. Skepticos (C Williams) says:

    I believe in the power of nature as a great healer of our planet from those infected by human stupidity. Tough on the gullible though. Do we really think we are the smartest species in the universe.

  4. Anonymous says:

    At least your teeth will look whiter than white in the coffin.

  5. Dr. ARC says:

    Unfortunately, there are too many naïve people on the planet who believe in charlotism.

  6. John Fone says:

    OMG .. more snake oil for the gullible.

  7. Archbishop Hunt says:

    Blessed be thy bleach

  8. Max Kamien says:


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