Church’s ‘Miracle’ Cure For Autism And Other Conditions Actually Contains A Very Dangerous Chemical


(PCM) A self-proclaimed non-religious church known as the Genesis II Church Of Health and Healing have been promoting the use of a substance known as the Miracle Mineral Solution, or MMS for short, as a way to cure individuals, including children, of a variety of aliments such as autism, cancer, and HIV to name a few. The MMS has been available for purchase online through the Genesis Church for several years now, however new research into the so-called “miracle cures” contents reveals just how dangerous this product can be to the health of you and your loved ones.

Experts who looked into the MMS claim that the solution actually contains agents common in many industrial bleach solutions and can be incredibly harmful if ingested. The side effects from ingestion can include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. The church claims that those side effects are a result of the cure working it’s magic, but researchers claims this is baloney and this product should never be ingested. The church suggests that users either drink the solution or administer it via enema.

The MMS was found to contain sodium chlorite which is commonly used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant. The health officials warn that the use of this particular product on children, especially those diagnosed with autism is basically a form of torture, as these children can’t always effectively communicate when they are in any type of pain. Health officials urge anyone who has used MMS to contact a health care professional immediately to prevent any long term health issues.

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Groom Files For Divorce Two Hours After Wedding Because Bride Won’t Stop Snapchatting!


(PCM) Once again proving that social media is taking over our lives, a Saudi groom filed for divorce a mere two hours after his wedding ceremony because his bride would not take a break from Snapchatting.

It seems that the groom had placed a stipulation in their marriage contract where the bride agreed to not share any photos from the wedding on Snapchat or any other social media networks. Why the groom had a problem with his is beyond us, but it sounds as if the bride may have had a serious social media addiction, either that or the groom was that controlling.

Either way, the bride broke the contract about two hours after the ceremony by posting photos of the wedding to share with her girlfriends on Snapchat. The groom was having none of that and immediately began the divorce proceedings to cancel the marriage contract and obligations.

The bride’s brother spoke with Metro in the UK and said, “There was a prenuptial agreement between my sister and her fiancé that she would not use social-media applications such as Snapchat, Instagram, or Twitter to post or send her pictures. It was included in the marriage contract and became binding. Regretfully, my sister did not honor the pledge and used Snapchat to share pictures from the wedding ceremony with her female friends, resulting in the shocking decision by the groom to cancel their marriage and call for divorce.”

Something tells us that this split is probably for the best, but either way social media is still getting in the way of actual human interactions these days. There needs to be a happy medium. Perhaps this bride will find new love, as there are plenty of dating apps out there and let’s hope the groom can find a way to some sort of compromise the next time around, if there is one!


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Guess What? Girl Scout Cookies Are Now For Breakfast!


(PCM) Talk about a dream come true! Take that mom and dad!  Girl Scout cookies are indeed a nutritious breakfast item … okay .. maybe not nutritious, but hey, it sounds good, right? General Mills has recently revealed that they will be releasing Girl Scout Cookie cereal in early 2017 … January to be exact!  A spokesperson from General Mills confirmed the release with Buzzfeed and if the rumors are true the cereal will come in two flavors: Thin Mint and Caramel Crunch.

Thin Mint is pretty self-explanatory, however Caramel Crunch is most likely going to be some version of the Samoa Girl Scout cookie variety. We are not so sure about Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies as a breakfast flavor, however we definitely think that Caramel Crunch sounds absolutely delightful!  The spokesperson from General Mills went on to tell Buzzfeed that they are trying to keep additional details about the cereal a mystery and say that they plan to release additional details closer to the actual release date of the cereal.

The announcement about the new Girl Scout cookie cereal comes just after Girl Scout’s announced that they will be introducing two new S’mores cookie flavors in 2017! Yum!

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Ten Tips From Temple Grandin To Help Parents Of Children And Adults With Autism


(PCM) As the mother of a ten-year-old son with autism, I confess that I am overprotective. I definitely have the tendency to be too overly helpful, and look the other way when my son doesn’t always deliver, in an effort to always make his life journey just a little easier. But in fact, I am not preparing him to grow up and lead an independent and productive life.

On a recent autumn day Temple Grandin told me, if we don’t give our loved ones “a gentle and loving push” they will not reach their potential. She also asked me to spread the word to other caregivers of those children and adults with autism and other special needs. This advice is helpful for children with autism, but it is really sound practice for all children – those with autism, as well as typical children.

In my hour-by-hour and day-by-day effort to keep my son’s frustration level low and maintain a smile on his adorable face, I sometimes choose to help him, fix his problems, give into his demands and let him coast when it comes to homework, household chores or other responsibilities.

But after spending a recent life-altering day at a suburban Baltimore conference sponsored by Future Horizons featuring Grandin, I am re-thinking my plan.

I have heard some of this advice from therapists, friends and my loving mother, but when Grandin,the world renowned autism advocate, educator and author, tells you perhaps youlisten a little more closely.

Grandin’s fear is that those children and teens we protect now will end up in their bedrooms and basements playing video games or with other electronics and never live up to their full potential, what ever that may be.

When asked how we as parents get over the tendency to coddle our children with special needs Grandin replied, “We’re going to have to get over it, or the kids not going to go anywhere in their lives.”


She urges parents to“let go” a little at a time, and let their children both succeed and fail, and continue to “stretch” these children and adults so that they may thrive. This stretching, loving push and future job skills and training, will allow our children to have more independence, self-esteem, confidence, and a better quality of life.

Many of these tips and suggestions are detailed in “The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults,” (Future Horizons), an important guide written by Grandin and Debra Moore.

In her book, “The Loving Push,” Grandin includes eight family stories, plus chapters about how to get your loved one on the autism spectrum off the computer (iPad, TV, video games, DVD player or other electronics) and back to caring about their lives.It also has advice on building each of our child’s strengths, regardless of his or her ability level, and gets them on the path for a successful and meaningful life.

10 Tips I learned from Autism Advocate Temple Grandin:

  1. Wean children, teens and adults with autism off the video games and other electronics, down to one hour per day.
  2. Replace the time spent on electronics with home and community activities. Figure out what your loved one with special needs enjoys and follow those interests: music or art lessons, therapeutic horse back riding, cooking, fitness programs, swimming, church or synagogue programs etc. Heading outside for a walk or a bike ride – just getting out and exploring the world around them.
  3. Find “volunteer work or paid employment” for those individuals with autism. In the 1950s there were newspaper routes, so find the replacement. Require that your son or daughter help with dishes, laundry, getting ready for school, dog walking, yard work, and any other tasks or chores. The goal: to take responsibility and learn a genuine work ethic starting at a young age.
  4. Take your child shopping for a small item – a pen or a loaf of bread. Teach them how to interact with the store clerk and how to make change. Keep practicing these skills until they are mastered.
  5. Try new things. My son says no the first time I mention nearly everything, which makes it impossible for him to try anything new. But after months of suggesting drawing, painting and other crafts, he finally said yes. He now asks me to sit at the kitchen table and draw. I have proudly put his art work of trains, trucks and dinosaurs all over my kitchen. The bonus: during the time spent on drawing he is interacting with me or a friend and he is away from his iPad.
  6. Try involving your child in a community based activity like Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, 4H or other programs that will encourage social skills and keep him engaged. Find a troop or program that is known for its kindness to special needs and keep looking until you find one. One local karate program asked me and my son to leave after two lessons saying we weren’t the best fit; the second program we went to embraced us with open arms.
  7. Play board games to help your child with turn taking and other social skills. Some of the old favorites take time and will keep your child engaged. This is also a good way to help the child learn patience.
  8. Help them discover their passion – that early interest that could help him or her with a future job or career. Once you find that passion, nurture it. Who cares if your house is filled with rocks, modeling clay, dinosaurs or science books. It doesn’t matter if it is music, animals, art, or computers – it very well could lead to a future skill, and with the right job training and encouragement ensure your teen or adult has a bright and employed future.
  9. Use positive reinforcement – it leads to positive results. Give your child choices instead of constantly barking: “No,” “Don’t do that,” or “Stop.” Pick two preferred activities and say, “Do you want to draw today or go to the park?”
  10. Stretch the child or adult with autism and other special needs a little more each time and pull back the protective parental instincts a little more. It will be healthier for both of you, and lead to positive results for the entire family.

For more information about Temple Grandin and “The Loving Push,” please go to: or call: 1-800-489-0727.

To follow Debra andAdam’s adventures with dinosaurs and more go to Facebook:

For Suburban Philadelphia programs, events and life skills opportunities go to the Autism Cares Foundation, Or call 215-942-2273.

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Study Reveals That ‘Netflix and Chill’ May Actually Help Strengthen Relationships


(PCM) We have some fantastic news for couples out there who enjoy nothing more than putting plans to the side and snuggling on the sofa to binge watch Netflix and “chill” all weekend!  A new study that was  published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships has revealed that couples who spend time together binge watching various TV shows and mores are actually strengthening their relationships in the process.

The study found that couples who bond together over TV shows, movies or reading books begin to feel more intimate with one another and their relationship gains a new level of confidence and of course what couple wouldn’t benefit from a bit of extra cuddle time with one another as well! The lead author on the study Sarah Gomillion, PhD, went on to explain that it has been known for quite some time that couples who have mutual friends create a stronger bond, however this new study further reveals that perhaps fictional characters in a TV show, book or movie can act in just the same way.  Any die-hard fan of those particular mediums can attest to just how attached we find ourselves to certain characters and we then of course share that emotional attachment with our partners.

Binge-watching Netflix used to be associated with being lonely or depressed, but now research has found that it has some important social benefits, as it is far less isolating than it used to be, unless of course the two of you can’t decide what to watch. That then becomes a new issue all its’ own!

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Halloween Blood Drip Necklace Hilariously Resembles Another Bodily Fluid


(PCM) Online retailer ASOS is receiving a fair amount of internet heckling after images of one of their Halloween accessories has now gone viral. The company is getting into the Halloween spirit and are currently selling a glow-in-the-dark “dripping blood” choker style necklaces. Sounds cute right?

Well, it seems there is a slight issue with the “dripping blood” style, as many feel the necklace design more closely resembles another type of bodily fluid. One you certainly would not want showcased on your neck, although we suppose it certainly could work as a statement piece.

Perhaps if they had somehow colored the necklace red instead of white  the design could have worked, but currently it would take a brave soul to sport this one! We can only imagine that someone in the design department will not be having such a Happy Halloween for creating this gem! It is just something we will fail to ever unsee!

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