ok, I KNOW that chlorine dioxide and chlorine are not the "same" thing. I am still unclear as to the difference, I'm on a learning curve here:) Nevertheless, here's more good info that supports the theory that Miracle-Mineral-Supplement
jump-starts a natural process...
Science : Swimming-pool gas is in the blood
"CHLORINE kills bacteria in swimming pools-and also, it seems, in the blood. American biologists say that the gas is an important weapon in the armoury that white blood cells use to fend off invading microorganisms.
When bacteria enter the body, white blood cells called neutrophils use an array of toxic chemicals to kill them, including hydrogen peroxide, a powerful bleaching agent. But hydrogen peroxide can react with other molecules in the blood, and Jay Heinecke and his colleagues at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis realised that these reactions could form chlorine.
Looking for chlorine itself was not feasible, as the gas is so reactive that it would exist only fleetingly. But Heinecke's team devised a system to detect retrospectively whether it had been produced. They cultured neutrophils in the laboratory, then took red blood cells, filled them with an amino acid called tyrosine, and coated them with antibodies and other blood proteins to ensure that they would be attacked by the neutrophils.
The neutrophils soon destroyed and engulfed the tyrosine-filled red blood cells. The researchers then used a mass spectrometer to show that the fluid in which the neutrophils were held contained traces of 3-chlorotyrosine, a chemical marker left behind when chlorine attacks tyrosine (Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol 98, p 1283). "We haven't proven that chlorine kills bacteria in vivo yet," stresses Heinecke. But he is confident that will turn out to be the case.
Unfortunately, the toxic chemicals released by white blood cells can damage the body's own tissue. Heinecke thinks the production of chlorine by neutrophils could be involved in heart disease, cancer, Arthritis
~and, as far as that last cautionary paragraph is concerned, I'm sure that there are many factors which come into play there...such as the use of chlorinated water.