Anti-vaccine chiropractors 8

The Chiropractic Board of Australia has had enough:

“We will not tolerate registered chiropractors giving misleading or unbalanced advice to patients, or providing advice or care that is not in the patient’s best interests,” chairman Phillip Donato said.

Dr Donato said chiropractors should only provide evidence-based treatment and anyone with concerns should report them. [Sydney Morning Herald August 9 2013]

Andrew Timbs practices his business at Wellness Chiropractic in Adelaide. He is the President of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia’s South Australia branch. This is from his website.

Timbs CAA SA President

The toxins gambit has been popular , again, of late with the chiropractors. They see it and say “whoah”, and share it. It gets shared by anti-vaccinationists because it is, as Timbs notes, “scary stuff”. Accurate? No way. Misleading? You bet. If anti-vaccinationists wish to wilfully ignore dose-response, then, they should not be permitted to comment on toxicity. Ever.

Timbs 1 toxins gambitI was going to include the phrase “the dose makes the poison”, but, everyone is so well across that concept I thought better of it. Really.

Scrolling back through Timbs’ professional Facebook page also brings up this anti-vaccination article from one of the world’s greatest anti-vaccination sites, Gaia Health:

Timbs 2 Gaia health pertussis

Everyone remembers this article: Whooping Cough Epidemic Caused by Virulent New Pertussis Strain—And It’s the Result of Vaccine. Great headline, except the epidemic was not caused by “a virulent new Pertussis strain”, and it wasn’t the “result of the vaccine”. Immunologist Tom Sidwell addressed why in these magnificent posts. As to Timbs’ claim that they’re “not doing anything about it!!!”, Tom also has this covered.

This is the thing about those who spread anti-vaccination misinformation. They don’t check if it’s true. They don’t check if it’s accurate. This is why they shouldn’t post this stuff. This is precisely what the Chiropractic Board of Australia is talking about.

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8 Responses to Anti-vaccine chiropractors 8

  1. Andy says:

    “Crazy that they know this but are not doing anything about it!!!”

    I assume he was referring to the somewhat lacklustre performance of OLGR, TGA and just about every other government department in relation to the AVN and a wide range health quacks?

  2. Simon King says:

    As you are so familiar with dose-response, do you acknowledge that some of these ingredients, which are freely given on the CDC website, are toxic above a certain dose? Would you also agree that prospective recipients have a right to know what is in the vaccine and the dosage? Can you please explain then why the dose levels of these ingredients are not given by the CDC or the manufacturers, what the total dose will be in a full course of vaccinations, what the toxic threshold limit is for each of them in my child and how the threshold limits were tested for their long-term safety?

  3. Water is toxic above a certain amount. So is oxygen. And nitrogen. And carbon dioxide.
    In fact, a lot of ordinary everyday things are.
    The toxins gambit immediately tells me that the person using it has no idea what they are talking about. At. All.
    And some chiropractors think they know enough to be considered as primary care givers. Go and look up dose:response and then come and discuss.

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