by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News
Kerri Rivera made the following remarks about the Chlorine Dioxide Protocol during her 2019 presentation at AutismOne. She stated:
Autism is avoidable, treatable, and curable.
I have seen the faces of the children. I have met them. I have spoken with them and with the mothers, the parents, and the families who got their lives back. They are back – they are totally back from autism – and I want to share that with you.
The CD protocol is tried and true. This is the tenth year for this protocol.
I appreciate you keeping an open mind for recovering yourself and your children from illness, especially autism.
For those of you who want the information about the CD protocol and are ready for it, here it is. I am happy to help you and I wish you all the best in your journey. 
How does the CD Protocol Work?
The protocol brings about healing by killing pathogens, resolving systemic inflammation, and revitalizing damaged immune system functioning. It addresses candida, bacteria, parasites, viruses, and heavy metals. 
Who Benefits from the CD Protocol?
The CD protocol is not just for autism. It also addresses conditions such as Asperger’s, PANDAS, PANS, PITAND, ADD and ADHD, 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. 
The CD protocol can be used with MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Crohn’s, Lyme, fibromyalgia – basically any chronic illness. 
The CD Protocol – Part 2
The information in the previous article, and the information being presented today, is a brief summary of the CD protocol as presented at AutismOne in May of 2019. Anyone who wishes to use the protocol should read the first half of this article, which provides an overview. It introduces the modified ketogenic diet, the foundation for everything else, and introduces the use of chlorine dioxide (CD), which is a key part of the protocol.
Use this link to read the previous article:
Please understand that the information that follows is only a brief summary of the CD protocol, and is only provided for informational purposes. It is not medical advice.
Relationship between the Modified Ketogenic Diet and the Other Parts of the Protocol
“Do I have to fully master the modified ketogenic diet (low carbohydrate diet) before adding other parts of the protocol?”
Bringing the diet into a family is a work in progress. It might take 30 to 60 days to fully implement. During this time, it will be important to find recipes that children enjoy. It takes time to make adjustments. Other parts of the protocol can be added along the way while implementing the diet, such as CD, humic fulvic, breakthrough chondroitin D, and black seed oil. Then the parasite protocol can be started. 
Importance of Measuring the Degree of Illness in Children
Before starting the CD protocol, it is very important to do a baseline ATEC test. This will provide a number which measures the level of dysfunction.
As treatment proceeds, this number should fall. A score of 10 or less indicates recovery. The test should be repeated every 3 months or whenever a new component of the protocol is about to be added. 
Breaking Down Biofilms in the Digestive System
One of the primary tasks of the CD protocol is to restore gut health. This means breaking down biofilms in the digestive system.
Biofilms are a very sticky gelatinous matrix that creates a self-protective environment where pathogenic bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites can live protected lives. The biofilm resists invasion by antibiotics and herbal treatments for the pathogens.
The organisms in the biofilm cause a wide variety of chronic illnesses.
Thus, to restore health, the biofilms must be broken down, so that pathogens can be killed and toxic debris and heavy metals can be removed from the body. [3, 4]
Two key bacteria that are associated with autism, PANDAS, and numerous other modern chronic diseases are Strep and Staph, which live protected lives in biofilms. 
Humic fulvic is a naturally occurring acid and trace mineral mix. It is formed from naturally decaying organic material. 
The humic fulvic mixture delivers nutrients to the mitochondria. It removes intercellular debris, seals a leaky gut, and removes toxic material from the body. 
Humic fulvic passes through the blood brain barrier and removes heavy metals (such as mercury), and removes pesticides and other toxins from the brain. 
It is a natural source of 77 minerals, electrolytes, and amino acids. It regulates the PH in all the organs as well as the cells in the body. It removes pesticides and destroys glyphosate. 
It protects cells from viruses. It provides healthy sleep, heals ulcers, reduces pain, reduces free radicals, and replenishes minerals. It balances cell life. It is anti-aging. It can help remediate diseases such as cancer and heal rheumatoid arthritis. It brings healing to the electrical activity in cells – cancer cells have low electrical value. 
Kerri Rivera recommends taking humic fulvic three times a day for a longer healthier life. It makes us better detoxifiers. 
She indicates that it is not very expensive and it is easy to use. It is odorless and flavorless. Adults can take two milliliters three times a day in water or straight or with food. Children should take 1 milliliter three times a day. 
Black Seed Oil
This is also called black cumin seed oil.
Black seed oil is anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. It is a powerful treatment for drug resistant pathogens. It kills MRSA and strep infection (associated with PANDAS). It is anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-cancer, anti-asthmatic, and is an antihistamine. It is very good for allergies. 
Kerri Rivera stated:
It is also omega 3 and 6. A lot of people ask me should they take omega? I think we need to save our money and focus on getting more bang for the buck by taking humic fulvic and black seed oil. Black seed oil gives omegas as well as being a killer of pathogens and a healer of all things. It really heals the body and gets the body healing itself.
I also love the fact that it kills parasites and strep.
Take [black seed oil] with each meal. Take between a half teaspoon and 2 tablespoons. I prefer it with food. I know people who take it without food. You can take it either way.
CD has its benefits, Humic fulvic has its benefits, and the black seed oil has its benefits. 
The following discussion refers to a specific formulation of six digestive enzymes, four B-vitamins, and Betaine HCl.
This formula does much more than help digest food. It also increases hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is essential for digestive system health and good digestion. 
Kerri Rivera indicates that 90% to 100% of the children on the autism spectrum are low in hydrochloric acid (HCL). When HCL is low, then there will be poor absorption of B vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. 
The enzyme formula provides HCL to help with digestion, but the formula also increases hydrochloric acid production and that in turn helps to heal SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). SIBO is a condition where bacteria from the large intestine moves up into the small intestine and takes up residence. 
Insufficient HCL production is associated with bloating in the stomach after eating, anemia, SIBO, and MTHFR. (MTHFR is poor methylation and enzyme production.)
When hydrochloric acid levels increase, then the bloating will decrease. As healing progresses, there will be normal well-formed stools. This is a sign of a happier, healthier gut. 
Adequate HCL levels will help with asthma, depression, SIBO, MTHFR, allergies, fungal overgrowth, constipation, diarrhea, bloating. Adequate stomach acid levels are needed for releasing bile, enzymes, and other nutrients along the digestive path. 
When there is low HCL then proteins are not being broken down. The food that is getting into the gut is undigested, and it can be read by the body as an allergen, but it is not. As a result, food allergy panels are usually incorrect.
It is better to look at symptoms. How do children look after eating a certain food? Do they have redness in the face or ears? Are they now hyperactive? That would be a food allergy. Otherwise it could just be insufficient HCL. 
Kerri Rivera stated:
So, when you put black seed oil and Robynzyme into your protocol, your own flora will regenerate and repopulate, which is much better than taking these overpriced probiotics, which for people with PANDAS is a problem – they don’t do well with probiotics. It has been said that probiotics actually feed parasites. 
Parasites are very toxic. They release ammonia, which can cause seizures, cramping, and bad breath smell. They release morphine, histamine, amphetamines, and neurotoxins. 
Some autistic people get diagnosed with schizophrenia because they have intense fear, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, etc. The problem is often parasite infestation and not psychiatric illness. 
Parasites are rarely identified in lab stool tests even though they are present. A more reliable method for detecting their presence is to monitor behaviors and emotional/psychological reactions. These reactions are physical. Parasites often can be seen in the release of enema water. 
Some of the symptoms that are seen with children when they have parasites is nose and butt picking, nail biting, night waking between 1 and 3 a.m., constipation, seizures, teeth grinding, anemia, low B12 or low iron, drooling, dilated pupils, plus others. 
The parasite protocol alternates the use of Mebendazole with Neem Synergy. There must be periodic breaks in treatment when parasites are not under attack. This phase of the treatment lasts for one year. Mebendazole is used from day 1 through day 11 and then Neem is used from day 12 through day 21. Then there is a 7-day to 10-day break before the cycle continues again. 
After pulsing through this treatment for 12 months, then there is an additional protocol with 6 weeks of low dose Albendazole with a 2-week break followed by six more weeks of low dose Albendazole. This is especially effective with PANDAS. 
Kerri Rivera stated:
A lot of people get freaked out by Mebendazole because it is medicine. But it is only a broad-spectrum parasite killer nothing else. It is not an antibiotic it is not an antifungal it is not going to destroy any of the flora at all. It kills every type of parasite and it goes from one end to the other. It goes in the mouth and comes out the rectum – it has almost no absorption whatsoever.
Neem is an herb that is good at killing parasites it helps a lot with anxiety, nervousness, and fear, which are parasite symptoms. This particular neem is very good for people who have anxiety attacks or panic attacks. It also treats ulcers by killing the bacteria that cause them and helps the immune system. 
The stone breaker is used for breaking oxalates but it is also anti-pathogenic and anti-inflammatory. It helps with liver disorders. Children on the autism spectrum can have trouble with too much oxalate. 
The Castor oil that Kerri Rivera uses is odorless and flavorless. It is for driving the liver flukes out of the liver. It also helps with inflammation, bloating, pain, and acidity in the body. It boosts the activity of the immune system. It is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-parasitic. It is good for skin and hair. 
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is great for binding and removing aluminum. It acts like a chelator in the brain. It also detoxifies chemicals in GMOs. It is great for allergies. 
B17 from the Apricot Kernel
It only takes 3 to 5 seeds per day. B17 boosts immunity, relieves pain, and helps with constipation. It is antimicrobial and antifungal. It is a great way to break up fungi/mold. It is also part of cancer protocols. 
Chondroitin Sulphate D
This is a new generation product. First there was GcMAF. Then there was Rerum. Now there is Chondroitin Sulfate D.
It is very good for immune support. It is a macrophage activator and a nagalase reducer. It is like the Pacman of the immune system. It will gobble-up all the pathogens, including the tiny little ones, and then it takes down inflammation. 
It is a great product for recovering speech, whether the child is verbal or nonverbal. It helps to establish normal neurotypical conversation patterns – back and forth communication. Kerri Rivera indicates that children who were babbling are now talking. Children who were nonverbal are now babbling, which can lead to words. This is a great product for PANDAS recovery. 
Chondroitin sulphate D helps children with energy and focus, which are key components for children on the autism spectrum. It also helps children be calmer, which improves behavior. There can be improved cognition, focus, concentration, and sleep. 
This product is also useful for chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, immunity, Lyme, and cancer. 
Chondroitin sulphate D is also helpful with the modified ketogenic diet when there is cramping and keto flu. When it is combined with humic fulvic, it helps with constipation or diarrhea, restless sleep, inflammation, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue. It benefits everybody. 
Chelators are products that grab hold of toxins, so they can be removed from the body in the urine, in feces, and in sweat.
Kerri Rivera stated:
We don’t need to use heavy duty chelators. We used to use IV chelation but that was not very effective.
When you have chlorine dioxide (CD) neutralizing the heavy metals, then pretty much any chelator is effective. 
Kerri Rivera indicates that unless otherwise indicated, chelators can be taken with or without food. Chelators increase energy, lift brain fog, help bad skin, reduce headaches and achy joints, and address toxicity. They do not strip minerals or vitamins from the body. They restore healthy PH in the body by getting rid of the toxins. 
Chelator – EDTA
EDTA is an oral chelator. It is added to water. It has no flavor and it is a general metal chelator.
Chelator – Clean Clay
Clean Clay (Bentonite) is also a general metal and toxin chelator. The clean clay can be used orally or in the bath. It can be used orally because it has no heavy metals or toxins (it has been tested). When used orally, it should not be taken with food. 
Clean Clay boosts immunity. It helps to fight infection. It kills bacteria and viruses. It seals the leaky gut which protects the gut wall from bacteria, toxins, pesticides, and other chemicals. It helps control nausea and vomiting and it will work as well for constipation as it does for diarrhea. 
Chelator – Zeolite
Zeolite is very good for chelating aluminum, mercury, ammonia, radioactive solutions, and other toxins. It is like a magnet without the Herxheimer reaction. It is best to avoid taking it with food. It is approved for human consumption by the FDA and the GMP. 
Kerri Rivera indicates that the zeolite she sells is extremely pure – “you could take it every day for the rest of your life.” She warns parents that liquid zeolite sold by MLM programs is extremely expensive and does not provide advantages over the zeolite she sells. 
Chelator – Ultra Binder
Ultra Binder is very good for anyone, especially those who have chronic illnesses. It binds with toxins, heavy metals, ammonia, mold, pesticides, herbicides, plastics, solvents, and endotoxins from our leaky gut. It balances blood sugar, helps with neurotoxins that trigger brain inflammation. It will drain inflamagens, as well as supporting the liver, gall bladder and the small intestine. It will actually help with mineral absorption which is very important for our brain and for all body functions. It improves the gut barrier. It will keep toxins in the gut and prevent them from getting into the bloodstream. 
Healthy thyroid functioning is very important for children on the autism spectrum and for their mothers. It is common to see low thyroid in both children and mothers.
Detailed information about assessing thyroid functioning and using natural products to address thyroid deficiency is discussed in Kerri Rivera’s AutismOne 2019 presentation.
The footbath uses a simple process of electrolysis. The feet are placed in a tub of warm water with an energy array (coil), which adds ions to the water. The ions stimulate a process which helps the body release toxins. 
The benefits go far beyond the 30 to 60 minutes of the footbath. The ionization process stimulates detoxification over the next 24 to 72 hours. Toxins leave the body through urination, defecation, and sweating. It can be used every other day or 3 days on and one day off.
The process that is initiated by the footbath removes active viruses, bacteria, candida, and fungus. It helps with pain, reduces inflammation, purifies the blood and lymph system, balances the immune system, and has a positive effect upon nutrient absorption.
It reduces fluid retention, helps clear up skin problems, reduces aging and improves flexibility. It is helpful for sleep and helps with oxygen in the body. It removes histamine, which is very difficult to remove. It cleanses the lymph. It reduces copper, aluminum, lead, iron, manganese, antimony, cadmium, arsenic, and urea from the ammonia cycle. 
Kerri Rivera stated:
It is good for the whole family. If you have two children you can put their feet in opposite ends of the footbath and put the array in the middle. It is great for people with arthritis or joint inflammation or over-all body inflammation.
The really nice thing is the feedback from the parents. Children are calmer and more focused. It is not that expensive and if it can help us get there more placidly, then I would say to definitely consider doing it. 
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves putting the person in a pressurized chamber to increase oxygen levels in the body. It helps bring down over all inflammation especially brain inflammation. 
Kerri Rivera stated:
There is a time and a place for hyperbarics. I would like to say that everybody needs it at that time, but kids with PANDAS and people with high levels of parasites really don’t do so well with hyperbarics. There can even be a regression.
Lab testing is never good for parasites because of false negatives. You definitely want to be doing enemas and checking to see what is coming out. If there are lots of parasites coming out, then hold off on the hyperbaric chamber.
You want to make sure that children are ready for hyperbarics so that they can have a great result. My son was able to recover speech in a hyperbaric chamber.
If the child has PANDAS, PANS, PITAND, then you would probably want to wait until we are further along in the protocol perhaps a year or two. Some recover without ever doing hyperbarics – most actually recover without hyperbarics. 
Additional Instructions for using the CD Protocol
This article discussed most of the parts of the CD protocol, but some were skipped for sake of controlling the length of this presentation. Additional valuable information is available here:
The truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third it is accepted as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer
The CD protocol as formulated by Kerri Rivera is at stage two – it is violently being opposed. The day is coming when she will be vindicated and her work will be acclaimed and accepted as self-evident, as it is now by parents whose children have recovered.
If 557 people have already lost their autistic diagnosis through the use of the CD protocol, then how many more must be set free from this modern illness before the scientific and medical communities will wake up and recognize the truth that autism can be treated and cured?
The work of Kerri Rivera clearly shows that there is hope for people with autism, and they can recover. She, however, does offer a solemn warning.
Kerri Rivera stated:
We don’t want anyone to have regression while they are being treated or after recovery. There are sad stories of families having to vaccinate children because of mandatory vaccination in their state. The child had begun talking and then after the vaccine the child falls deeper into the abyss of autism. These are heartbreaking stories.
So, no more vaccines. No more antibiotics. No more glyphosate. No more Tylenol. No more paracetamol for fevers.
I see people doing stand alone chelation – chelation after chelation after chelation. Yes, heavy metals are part of the problem, but the heavy metals are in the biofilms with the pathogens. We have to deal with all of it.
This is why the CD protocol has been so successful because we are dealing with all the pathogens as well as the heavy metals – all at one time with CD, with humic fulvic, with black see oil. We are doing a lot of things to get the body to a situation where homeostasis and health can be restored. 
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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 Information in this paragraph was summarized from Kerri Rivera’s AutismOne presentation: “Kerri Rivera AutismOne May 2019 .”
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