When you are removing disease and/or toxins from your body using MMS1 you will experience pains (“Herxheimer’s Reactions” or “Healing Reactions”) that come and go. These are temporary symptoms that occur as the body heals at a deep level. Reactions, when they occur, are almost always mild, but sometimes can be severe.
The more toxic the body is, the more drastic the detoxification, and the more intense the reaction. If you have not had any major health problems or surgeries (necessary or elective) throughout your life, your reactions will usually be mild.
I have been taking MMS1 along with Sandy since August 5, 2018, and since I’ve been relatively healthy throughout my 81 years, I have only experienced mild Herxheimer's Reactions. These consisted of a pain in one and then the other of my hips while walking, which went away as I kept walking. This kept happening on and off the whole time I was on the 21 days of MMS1. My improvements are that I no longer feel stiff and sore when I get out of the car after a long car ride (an hour or more), my resting oxygen level is now 98 instead of 90 as it was before taking MMS1, and a tooth that was sensitive to sugar before is now fine. (I’m now on the Maintenance dose of 6 drops of MMS1 every day.)
In the case of having a severe reaction, as Sandy did (an angry red rash and severe pain in her back), it helps (by easing your mind) if you understand what your body may be healing and/or eliminating.
In Sandy’s case, her doctor recently told her the name of the bone fragments that have been constantly coming out of her gums for the past 17 years: “sequestra” (see below)
[Note: This is the same doctor who, in September 2001 (after she had all her teeth extracted and needed multiple bone scraping surgeries to remove infected and dead bone), diagnosed her as having osteomyelitis/osteonecrosis of the jaw caused by being prescribed tetracycline (for diarrhea) before her second teeth came in.]
[Note: A sequestrum (plural: sequestra) is a piece of dead bone that has become separated during the process of necrosis from normal or sound bone. The pathological definition usually refers to a complication of osteomyelitis and represents devascularisation of a portion of bone with necrosis and resorption of surrounding bone leaving a 'floating' piece. The sequestrum acts as a reservoir for infection and as it is avascular (characterized by or associated with a lack of blood vessels) is not penetrated by antibiotics.]
Without knowing about “sequestra” Sandy would not know that her healing reactions from taking MMS1 are probably the bone fragments being dissolved and eliminated from her body. (In 2014 Sandy asked her cancer surgeon if he would send some of the bone fragments to a Laboratory to find out what they consisted of and he did, but the Lab said there wasn't enough material to be diagnosed.) [Note: Neither doctor could suggest a method to stop the bone fragments from constantly coming out of her gums.]
After learning their name and its meaning and noticing that she was having fewer bone fragments working themselves out of her gums after taking MMS1 at 3 drops every hour for 8 hours a day for 16 days, she began taking MMS1+ (the + means DMSO is added — DMSO naturally has anti-inflammatory properties and is used to help bring MMS1 deeper into the body). Since adding DMSO, the bone fragments have become even smaller in size and do not appear every day.
Since she began to take MMS1, Sandy feels happy when she wakes up in the morning, her body is less swollen, her dentures fit better, she feels more energetic, she is not afraid that she will never feel healthy again as she has for the past 21 years, she has stopped craving sugar and other carbohydrates (this means MMS1 is balancing the bacteria in her intestines — her microbiome — because MMS1 kills bad bacteria but does not harm good bacteria), her ears have stopped constantly draining a clear liquid that irritated her ear canal, her breathing is much deeper (her resting oxygen level increased from 95 to 98), and her feet have softened around the edges where hard callouses were before.
After Sandy had her severe Herxheimer’s Reaction, she began to take 3 coffee enemas a day, stopped taking MMS1 for one day, reduced the MMS1 drops to 1/16th of a drop every hour, 8 hours a day for 3 days and gradually increased the amount to 3 drops and, at the one-drop level, began adding equal amounts of DMSO (after adding 4 ounces of distilled water) to the activated MMS1. From the day she stopped taking the MMS1 for one day, the rash and pain in her back gradually disappeared and have stayed away.
Beginning at the 3 drop level, Sandy has gone through several mild Herxheimer’s Reactions. First, she had a pain in her right hand for two days and could not use the hand! Then she had a pain in her left ankle for one day. Then the pain was in her right shoulder for another day, then her left shoulder. Today she has a mild pain and a rash under her left breast (we put Neosporin ointment on it and that helped with the pain).
Sandy says none of these pains have been as bad as the pain in her back, and since fewer bone fragments indicate she is gradually getting rid of the "reservoirs of infection" in her gums, she has continued to take 3 drops of MMS1+ every hour, 8 hours a day (and 3 coffee enemas a day) and plans to continue doing so until all the pains stop and she is no longer getting bone fragments out of her gums.
My Experience With A Serious Healing Crisis
by Bonnie O’Sullivan, Sandy’s mother
In November 1982 I spent a month at the Gerson Cancer Clinic in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. I went there as a companion of a friend.
At the clinic, I chose to go on the allergy diet, which is the same as the cancer diet. We drank 13 glasses of fresh (not more than 5 minutes old), organic juice daily (one glass was fruit juice, three glasses consisted of 4 ounces of raw, organic calves liver juice mixed with 4 ounces of carrot juice, three were green juice, and the rest were pure carrot juice. The staff ground and pressed the liver fresh three times a day. All the juice was made with a stainless steel Norwalk juicer and press (the press is used so more juice can be pressed out of the pulp by putting it into cloth bags and pressing it electronically).
The green juice was the worst tasting stuff imaginable. It made me gag. We had all the fresh organic fruit we could eat every day. And we were served three full vegan meals daily that did not contain flour products.
Every 4 hours during the day we took coffee enemas made with distilled water (at the Gerson Clinic everyone drank and used distilled water only).
Soon after we arrived we heard bells ringing and an announcement was given over a loudspeaker (one was in every hallway) that another patient was in a "healing crisis," which they were celebrating!
In 5 days I had a healing crisis that caused a fever that lasted 24 hours (we took coffee enemas every 2 hours all day and night when we were in a healing crisis). After that, I seemed to be finished with healing reactions.
However, after 6 weeks on the diet (I continued to follow the diet at home for two weeks after leaving the clinic), I had a major healing crisis.
I had my tubes tied in 1978 (in England where I was living at the time) and at my post-surgery follow-up appointment the English surgeon advised me to have a hysterectomy as soon as possible because the lab reported that my tissue sample showed “unhealthy tissue.” I refused to have a hysterectomy and the tubal ligation incision healed with no sign of an incomplete healing.
So when I got a fever and my lower abdomen was tender at the site of the incision, I immediately thought that this healing crisis must be a healing of that “unhealthy tissue.”
Still, after 6 days of my fever hovering around 103° F to 104° F, I decided I’d better get a doctor’s opinion. So on the morning of the 6th day, I asked my husband to take me to the Stanford Health Care Hospital Emergency Room on his way to work (we were living in Belmont, CA and had Health Insurance to cover the visit).
At the Emergency Room, the doctor on call palpated my abdomen and I screamed. He stated that I had Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and needed surgery immediately. I said, “No, I’m in a healing crisis and I’ll get better without an operation.” He said he never heard of a healing crisis and didn’t believe there was such a thing.
An hour later, when I hadn't changed my mind, he called in an elderly surgeon who had a better bedside manner. He asked me to tell him everything that I had been doing "to get myself into this situation." I explained about the Gerson Cancer Clinic and what I had been doing to cause me to have a healing crisis and I stated that I believed it was a good thing, although I was having trouble getting through it.
He said I was dehydrated and asked if I would make him a promise if he helped me. I asked what the promise was. He said if he admitted me to the hospital for 24 hours and put me on an IV drip to hydrate me, by the next morning if my fever hadn’t broken, would I promise to let him operate? Of course, I said “Yes,” although I thought to myself, “I’ll never let him operate, but I’ll deal with that tomorrow.”
So, he admitted me and instructed me not to take anything by mouth, not even water, during the next 24 hours. (It was my fault that I had become dehydrated; I had been drinking less than 13 glasses of juice a day since I left the clinic and even fewer since I had developed the fever.)
I heard the doctor instruct the nurse to put me on a sodium IV drip, but the Gerson clinic taught me to never use sodium when you’re trying to heal, so I asked him for a potassium IV drip instead, and he okayed it.
When I got to my room I called my husband and explained the situation and asked him to please bring me a couple of thermos’ of fresh carrot juice, a quart of coffee concentrate (I had prepared it the day before and it was in our refrigerator), and my enema bucket when he got off work. (I was going to continue the Gerson therapy no matter what!) The quart of coffee concentrate made four quarts of coffee, which meant I would have enough for four enemas. I used tap water to make my enemas at the hospital, which I would never do unless it was an emergency as I felt this was.
My husband agreed and brought everything to the hospital that afternoon. I drank juice and took coffee enemas all through the evening and night. The nurses came in and replaced the IV drip several times and never noticed that I was taking enemas!
By morning my fever was gone and my abdomen was palpable with no pain at all! The doctor released me and I walked the 5 miles home carrying the empty thermos bottles and my enema bucket in two paper grocery bags — I couldn’t wait for a taxi — I was so ecstatic, I felt like I’d won the lottery!
Since that day, December 16, 1982 (my 46th birthday), I have not followed the Gerson Cancer Therapy Diet. I have been eating meat, eggs, cheese, fruit, vegetables and flour products. I chose not to follow the Gerson Therapy Diet for life because it takes all day, every day, to shop for and prepare the food, plus my allergies were much better (and still are). The parts of the Gerson Cancer Therapy I have continued to follow are I use only distilled water for drinking and everything else and I take a coffee enema every morning.