By John P. Thomas,
I hope no one has been discouraged from using the chlorine dioxide protocol developed by Keri Rivera for treating autism and other chronic illnesses because of the recent NBC News report.
The deception presented by NBC News writer Brandy Zadrozny concerning the CD protocol is exposed in the following Health Impact News article:
Parents Seeking Non-Medical Help for Autism Online Being Reported to CPS to Have Children Medically Kidnapped
As the information in the previous article clearly shows, chlorine dioxide has not injured or killed anyone. Chlorine dioxide is not bleach.
Chlorine dioxide (CD) has been approved by the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for use in food and for disinfecting water. It also has been approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for water purification. 
Clearly, chlorine dioxide research shows that it is not harmful to human life. 
Kerri Rivera further describes the safe and beneficial uses of chlorine dioxide. She stated:
ClO2 is a yellow-green gas that was discovered in 1814. Since the early 1900s, people have been using it as a disinfectant. Chlorine Dioxide [CD] is used to disinfect food and surgical tools. It is sprayed on produce to disinfect them before they go to market. It can sterilize air and improve air quality. CD is more effective than hydrogen peroxide for killing bacteria. 
The Great Bleach Lie that gets Repeated Over and Over Again
Chlorine dioxide is not bleach! Chemically, chlorine dioxide (CLO2) and Sodium hypochlorite, bleach, (NaOCl or NaClO) are two distinctly different chemicals.
Let me say it in another way. Chlorine dioxide kills pathogens on food and in the human body with oxygen. Yes, the same oxygen we breathe every day to live.
Sodium hypochlorite kills pathogens with chlorine.
During World War I, chlorine gas was used as a weapon to disable and kill allied soldiers. Chlorine gas was released into the air and it flowed into the trenches where soldiers were positioned. 
It is highly destructive to life , but this is not the case with chlorine dioxide. 
So, any time you hear somebody refer to chlorine dioxide as “industrial bleach” you know they are either intentionally lying or are seriously misinformed.
Kerry Rivera is a Pioneer in Autism Recovery
Kerri Rivera has been researching methods to recover lives of people with autism and related conditions since 2006.
She completed DAN based training for the biomedical treatment of autism in 2009 (DAN refers to “Defeat Autism Now”).
She has a degree in homeopathy, and has been trained to provide hyperbaric therapy.
She is the developer of the chlorine dioxide protocol, which has been used to recover 557 people from autism and related conditions. [3, 6]
Who can be Helped with the Chlorine Dioxide Protocol?
Autism is not the only condition that can be helped by the chlorine dioxide protocol. There are a family of conditions related to autism which produce disabling effects for children and for adults.
These conditions include Asperger’s, PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections), PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome), PITAND (Pediatric Infection-triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders), ADD and ADHD (Attention-Deficit Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), and PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-not otherwise specified) which is often another label for autism.
These related conditions can exist side by side with autism, overlap with it, or be separate from it.
Kerri Rivera puts all these labels into context by describing them this way. She stated:
What all those labels have in common is a compromised immune system that is not functioning as it should. There is pathogen overgrowth. There is inflammation throughout the body. There is candida, bacteria, parasites, viruses, and of course heavy metals. 
In short, these children, and the adults they become, are suffering with the consequences of life in the 21st century. They are the more extreme cases of modern illnesses which afflict our entire population in one way or another.
They suffer from the effects of glyphosate, denatured industrial food, contaminated water, polluted air, environmental chemicals, vaccines, antibiotics and other pharmaceutical drugs, radio frequency exposure, and many other assaults to their bodies.
Can These Children Really Be Helped?
There are three answers to this question depending on who you ask.
- The conventional medical system insists that they don’t know what causes these conditions and therefor there is no known cure. They discourage everyone from seeking a cure until Big Pharma finds the solution. They contradict and smear the reputation of anyone who is daring to find any treatment that is not part of their system. The only thing they offer is psychiatric medications, which in some cases might make life easier for caregivers, but does not help anyone actually recover from these illnesses. 
- There are those who believe autism and these related conditions are just normal variations in the human condition. They say we should accept them and love them as they are. They say it is an insult to try to fix them. They contradict and smear the reputation of anyone who is daring to find a remedy for the condition they say is normal.  Apparently, they seem to be unaware or are ignoring the fact that other people on the autism spectrum are still wearing diapers as adults in their twenties, are spending their days crying in agony, and are beating their heads on walls all day long. Such behavior is not normal by any stretch of the imagination.
- Finally, there are those who have become convinced that the many variations observed in children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders can be treated and the symptoms can disappear. They have seen evidence of recovered lives. They are not willing to throw away the lives of children while Big Pharma searches for a wonder drug. They are not willing to throw away the lives of these children by saying it is normal to live dysfunctional lives until they die. They have witnessed full and permanent recovery and will not stop their research until everyone who wants to be healed can be successfully recovered. 
Kerri Rivera is in this last group. She has seen over 550 full recoveries from autism since August 2010 and knows that tens of thousands of people have been helped. As her CD protocol continues to be refined, the rate of recovery continues to grow. 
Kerri Rivera asserts the truth without reservation when she states:
Autism is avoidable, treatable, and curable.
The CD protocol has revolutionized autism recovery. We have put all things that work in the protocol and the things that are not working any more have been taken out. So, it is constantly evolving.
We are focused on killing pathogens and helping the immune system to heal the body. Until we recover 100% of the children 100% of the time this protocol will continue to evolve. A practitioner is only as good as her or his toughest case. 
Recovery is measured by the ATEC test. A score of 10 or less indicates recovery. Kerri Rivera recommends doing this test before beginning the CD Protocol and to repeat it every 3 months to monitor progress or whenever you are ready to start a new component of the protocol.
It doesn’t really matter when someone says your child is PDD-NOS and the ATEC score is 100. If your ATEC score is 100, then you are safely in the zone of autism, and you can safely treat with the protocol. 
The CD Protocol is not just for Autistic Children and is Much More than Chlorine Dioxide
Kerri Rivera stated:
A wonderful thing about this protocol is that it has shown itself to be effective for basically every illness including autism, because at the root of all illness you are going to have very similar things like inflammation, pathogens, heavy metals, and so on. 
The full CD protocol involves: a modified ketogenic diet, chlorine dioxide, chondroitin sulfate D, humic/fulvic, black seed oil, digestive enzymes, anti-parasite medications, chelators, binders, thyroid supplements, ionic foot bath, and hyperbaric oxygen.
Kerri Rivera stated:
The CD protocol is not just for autism anymore. You can use all of it together or use pieces of it alone.
There are people who just buy the Breakthrough Chondroitin D because it works for speech no matter what protocol you might be doing (even if you are not doing a protocol) or if you just want to be healthier.
You can do that, or take the humic/fulvic or black seed oil. You can do Parts or all – all are wonderful!
Of course, I recommend doing all of them for autism. We need to get in and out as fast as possible with as little discomfort as possible.
The CD protocol can be used with MS, chronic fatigue, Crohn’s, Lyme, fibromyalgia – basically any chronic illness.
An acute illness such as a cold can be treated with a couple scoops of black seed oil and a few doses of CD – this will get you right through it. 
Learning to use the CD Protocol
Please understand that the information that follows is only a brief summary of the CD protocol, and is for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice.
Anyone interested in learning more about the protocol should listen to the full presentation given by Kerri Rivera at AutismOne in May of 2019 to get more details.
Also, I recommend getting a copy of her book that is available from her website. Amazon recently removed it from their product list. Her book is available in several languages.
There is also a wealth of information in videos and articles on Kerri Rivera’s websites. It will be time well spent exploring this information.
Finally, I recommend communicating with Kerri Rivera if you have questions about the CD protocol.
You can contact Kerri Rivera at:
The Chlorine Dioxide Protocol Begins with Diet
Kerri Rivera stated:
The modified ketogenic diet I developed is revolutionary for autism recovery.
The diet is of course gluten and casein free, but that is only a start. We have to avoid the grains, rice, fruit, and fructose that are feeding pathogens like candida and parasites.
We have to be grain and fruit free. This is where it is for healing the gut and brain – the ketones heal the brain.
Getting rid of some of these foods is a little bit challenging at first, but we have a booklet now. It is online and you can download it. There are recipes and it explains what we are doing.
A lot of doctors don’t know this, but ketosis is not ketoacidosis. Ketoacidosis is something that can happen in a type 1 diabetic who is uncontrolled. That is something very different to ketosis.
I find that when people go toward a keto diet or the modified ketogenic diet I recommend for most people, they get into too much protein – too much chicken, too much beef. You really want to watch that you are not getting too much animal protein – you want to make sure you are getting a lot of fat. You have to focus on fat and not on animal protein.
If you get too much protein then you can have issues with ammonia. Parasites are releasing ammonia and a heavy meat diet is a big source of ammonia. This can cause damage to the brain.
You have to watch out that you are not eating too many sweet things, because this can lead to brain damage and other damage to the body.
It is not a true ketogenic diet – it is a modified ketogenic diet. It is not a no-carb but it is a low carb diet. It is not so low carb that is under 20 grams of carbohydrates. We are not counting carbs.
For instance, if we are eating cashews – they may have 13 carbohydrates per serving. With just one or two servings alone we are already out of the low carb zone, but we are still not having the sugars and the starches that are feeding the candida and the parasites. 
The modified ketogenic diet that Kerri Rivera recommends includes:
- 50% of total calories (based on age) should be in the form of healthy fat.
- Nuts and seeds can be used for making nut milks, nut flowers, and nut butters. They can be used for making tortillas, muffins, cookies, cakes, etc.
- Animal protein should be consumed in limited quantities. (Vegans can use plant proteins such as pea protein.)
- No fruits. No grains.
- Unlimited vegetables can be eaten, but not starchy vegetables such as potatoes or corn.
- C8 oil is the best fat out there and avocadoes are basically unlimited. Avocados are the perfect food besides coconuts. They have lots of important minerals and vitamins, and 1, 2, or 3 can be eaten per day.
C8 oil is a food supplement that is derived from coconut oil. Kerri Rivera indicates that it is the best for brain healing. It provides instant ketones and instant healing. It does not have to process in the liver. It balances moods and behaviors. It also makes it easier for a lot of children to cut the carbs from their diet and to stop grazing on nuts all day long because the pathogens are constantly demanding to be fed. 
Coconut oil provides great support for the immune system. It is anti-candida and anti-Alzheimer’s. It heals the brain. It should be use for cooking and frying. 
A special note about Playdough: Playdough is made of wheat flower. It must be completely avoided to prevent children from eating it. Gluten can also be absorbed through the skin when using Playdough. Gluten free playdough can be purchased. 
Kerri Rivera provides this advice to parents who are using her modified ketogenic diet with their children.
Always keep in mind that you don’t want anybody losing weight on this diet. So, you have to keep in mind how many calories are needed for that person for that day.
When I hear comments such as “my child is losing weight and we are on this diet,” I am always interested in hearing how much fat they are taking in. Typically, they are taking in no fat or maybe a half teaspoon a day. That is just not enough.
During the first month you want to write down everything that the children eat to make sure they are getting their caloric needs. 
What Exactly is Chlorine Dioxide?
Chlorine dioxide (CD) is a member of the pro-oxidant family. There are 4 pro-oxidants: chlorine dioxide (this is the weakest), oxygen that we breathe, ozone, and hydrogen peroxide.
Pro-oxidants do not cause oxidative stress. They reduce oxidative stress by killing the pathogens that cause it. 
When used for autism and other conditions, CD kills pathogens but does not harm healthy cells or tissues. It reduces overall inflammation. It is antibacterial, antifungal, anti-viral, anti-helminthic (parasites), and neutralizes heavy metals.
It is not a chelator, but it makes heavy metals available to any chelator that is used at the same time to remove heavy metals. 
Because CD is a gas that is dissolved in water, CD can pass through the cell membranes of microbes and cause their death. It does this by taking electrons from mold, candida, and bacteria leaving them to break apart or ooze themselves to death. 
In a research study, CD was shown to reduce 98% of bacteria and fungi such as E. coli, candida albicans, and streptococcus (strep which is found in PANDAS, PANS, and PITAND). 
When a person drinks CD, it is dispersed throughout the body and is not limited by the blood-brain barrier, veins, or the GI tract. 
Where can a Person get Chlorine Dioxide?
Chlorine dioxide is made at home prior to using it because it has a short shelf life.
The Internet and YouTube are filled with widely differing methods for making CD and it is often not clear what is real and what is intended to be misleading information.
The chlorine dioxide kit recommended contains one bottle of 22.4% sodium chlorite solution and one bottle 4% HCl (hydrochloric acid). It is found at https://wps4sale.com/product/wps-with-hcl-kit-4oz/.
The two liquid chemicals are added together in equal amounts. Each must be in the proper dilution before mixing. One drop of each chemical is placed in a dry shot glass with a rounded bottom and mixed for one minute. This makes 1 drop of chlorine dioxide. 
Notes about using Chlorine Dioxide
It can be used in a wide variety of applications. It can be swallowed, or added to a bath or put in a humidifier. It can be used in the eyes, ears, nose, or as a spray on the skin. A powerful option is to use it as an enema.
If the CD will be consumed by drinking, then one drop of CD is mixed with water and divided into 8 or 16 equal size doses. The doses are consumed throughout the day. The goal is to start out with a very low dose and to proceed very slowly, because it will be killing pathogens. 
It is possible that CD could cause a Herxheimer reaction. This could happen when the quantity of dead pathogens exceeds the speed at which the body can remove the toxic debris from the dead pathogens.
If there is fever, bloating, chills, cold sweats, cramps, constipation, or diarrhea, then the treatment needs to be slowed down. 
Kerri Rivera indicated,
“It doesn’t mean it is a bad thing actually it means we are on the right path. There is no permanent damage done with a Herxheimer.” 
If using CD in a humidifier then add 9 drops of CD to a liter of water. This is great for moldy rooms or if a person is getting a cold or has mucus in the winter time. The humidifier can be used while sleeping or all day when a person is not well. 
Ear infections can be treated with CD ear drops – antibiotics are not needed. 
CD spray can be used on the skin. It can also be used to disinfect vegetables.
CD can be used in a bath for chickenpox or shingles, or for any kind of skin itching. It can be used for eczema. The CD bath can be used for a cold or the flu, or if a person is not feeling well. Add 50 to 200 drops of CD to the bath tub. 
CD can be used in an enema. Enemas are the best way to get rid of nausea from the ammonia from the parasites or the headache that detoxification protocols can cause. One drop of CD is used with every 100 ML of water. Use 10 drops of CD with 1 liter of warm water. 
The CD enema can help change the pH of the intestine. The CD enema helps remove parasites and break up biofilms. Strep and staph bacteria live under biofilms. Biofilms are also full of pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, candida, and parasites.
Keri Rivera adds these suggestions. She stated:
Some people don’t like the taste of CD if they have to take many doses over a long period of time for lyme or autism or PANDAS.
The CD can be put into capsules. It is very important that you drink lots of water with the capsules. This is definitely not for small children or for someone who is non-verbal and can’t tell you how they feel if the capsule gets stuck in their throat. It is a nice alternative in the cases where we can use it.
Dr. Stephanie Seneff is the one who made the glyphosate connection to illness, cancer and autism. Please take a look at the video that they don’t want you to see. We had over 200,000 hits until YouTube took it down. Dr. Seneff tells us how Glyphosate is causing the increase in autism as well as other illnesses.
[Because of glyphosate,] we should all be taking maintenance doses of CD especially if you are living in North America. Glyphosate is basically on everything we are consuming. 
Looking ahead to the Rest of the CD Protocol – Part-2 Coming Soon
In part two of this article, I will summarize the rest of the CD protocol. The use of the modified ketogenic diet and chlorine dioxide are just the beginning parts of the CD protocol.
The next article will summarize the use of: chondroitin D, humic/fulvic, black seed oil, digestive enzymes, anti-parasite medications, chelators, binders, thyroid supplements, ionic foot bath, and hyperbaric oxygen.
Everything works together to produce healing and recovery for children and adults!
About the Author
John P. Thomas is a health writer for Health Impact News. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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