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Thu, Feb. 16th, 2012, 10:58 am
Folks, please take real medicine and not "alternatives"

Health Canada has issued a recall of "dietary supplement" MMS for containing high levels of sodium chlorite. Sodium chlorite is normally used as a disinfectant or veterinary germicide. If "Miracle Mineral Solution" is taken as directed, consumers will exceed the maximum safe dose of the substance, risking kidney failure among other ills. Health Canada has received reports of adverse reactions to the substance, one considered life-threatening; if you have taken the substance you are advised to consult a (licensed!) health-care practitioner.

Folks, you don't need a dietary detoxifier... or, rather, if you do need one you need to take it with trained medical assistance nearby because stuff like this can have severe side effects. If you're otherwise healthy and drinking enough water, the liver and kidneys will do a fine job of cleaning your bloodstream without the help of any nostrums. (And if you're not, then you should be seeking trained medical assistance anyway.)

-- Steve thinks that folks should stay the heck away from any health product that promotes itself as a "miracle" on the box.