Anti-vaccine chiropractors 13

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]

Oh boy. This one is special. Put on your derpin’ goggles, folks.

Mark Postles is a highly regarded elder statesman of the Australian chiropractic community. He is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. He conducts his business at Coast Chiropractic Kawana, in Queensland.

I must say, out of all of the Australian chiropractors I’ve been perusing, Postles is probably the most overtly honest about his anti-vaccinationism; and for this I thank him. Let’s have a look at Postles’ honesty.

This is a wonderful anti-vaccine post which hides behind the duplicity of purportedly being written by a chemist; someone readers would normally trust to know about doses making poisons, and medicine, and science, and the like. Not so:

Reason #1: Vaccination Does Not Always Mean “Immunization”

Reason #2 Vaccines Expose Kids to Toxins

Reason #3 Kids Can Build Immunity Naturally

Postles 1 chemist 3 reasons for not vaccinating Some classic germ theory denial:

Postles 2 germ theory denialAll of those millions of folks saved, by chiropractic, in the 1918 influenza pandemic:

Postles 3 chiropractic assisted in the 1918 flu pandemicRemember Melanie’s Marvelous Measles? SHUT. UP. He did it. He really did it:

Postles 4 Melanies Marvelous MeaslesYou can know more than your allopath, with Vactruth. DRINK:

Postles 5 Vactruth what do doctors knowRemember that excruciatingly embarrassing survey conducted by the German homeopath? Here’s Mike Adams, and that survey. It doesn’t get much better than this:

Postles 6 vaxed 500% more disease than unvaxed German homeopathHomeoprophylaxis is just as good as immunisation, right? Well, of course not. But Postles thinks it’s dandy:

Postles 7 7 ways to naturally immunise kids homeopathyI had to stop. There is no point in infinite blog posts.

Postles doesn’t stop at providing appalling anti-vaccination misinformation, the type of which Meryl Dorey would be proud. He also includes testimonials on his professional Facebook page:

Postles 8 testimonialAnd, not only does he provide testimonials; he elicits the damn things with posts prompting his clients to say awesome things about him:

Postles 9 eliciting testimonialsThis is what the Chiropractic Board of Australia has to say about the use of testimonials:

Guidelines for advertising of regulated health services

5 What is unacceptable advertising?

This section is intended to provide a clear indication of the
type of advertising of services that the boards consider to
be unacceptable. Where examples are provided, they are
intended to assist practitioners and other persons who
advertise regulated health services to comply with the
advertising provisions of the National Law. They are not
intended to be exhaustive.

To comply with s. 133 of the National Law and these
guidelines, advertising of services must not:

(d) use testimonials or purported testimonials

He’s all yours, CBA. This doyen of Australian chiropractic is all yours.

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6 Responses to Anti-vaccine chiropractors 13

  1. Steve Dave says:

    Germ theory: It was highly controversial when first proposed by Pasteur

    Really? From the people who sign off every email with that crazy quote about all truth goes through 3 stages?

  2. mochuck says:

    Giving truth to that axiom “There’s no fool like an old fool”.

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  4. wzrd1 says:

    Let’s analyze his three truths, without getting lost in the fertilizer in the links, but on face value.

    Reason #1: Vaccination Does Not Always Mean “Immunization”
    Quite correct. There is a minority that a vaccine will not create immunity in. The same is true of every medicine, treatment, diagnostic test, etc. By his own standard, all medications and medical practices, including his own pseudo-medical practice is useless because if fails on occasion (for Chiropractic medicine, only on days that end in “y”).
    OK, welcome back to the stone age of health, since if it fails for the minority, it is useless and should be abandoned for the majority.
    Still, it doesn’t matter, as we’re extinct anyway as seen below.

    Reason #2 Vaccines Expose Kids to Toxins
    True, in trace amounts with some vaccines. Miniscule trace amounts. Lower than the amounts of toxins in many foods. Guess we need to ban food and water, save for distilled water in magnetic containment units. Extinction, here we come, we starved to death, well, we would have, but we dehydrated first.

    Reason #3 Kids Can Build Immunity Naturally
    True, save when it is not true. Infants have some immunity from mom, especially if the infant is breast fed, but not full immunity. Diphtheria killed plenty of children with healthy immune systems until we developed vaccines and antibiotics (which were abandoned before we became extinct (see above). Pertussis isn’t a big deal, that not being able to breathe effectively due to all that coughing aside, save for the children it kills. Shall we discuss how great an immunity children develop to rabies, cholera, malaria, hepatitis B, C and D (boot note, one cannot contract hepatitis D without first being infected with hepatitis B, together, they rapidly shred the liver, but hepatitis D requires hepatitis B to replicate), just to name a few? Oh well, too bad. Doctor loves dead babies and wants us to return back to the heady and healthy days of 30% child mortality.

    Sorry, I, as is our intrepid host, not one to dispose of the baby with the bathwater. My eldest daughter is a Registered Nurse. She also agrees with vaccination. She was vaccinated against influenza this year, contracted it anyway, as she was one of the lucky 40% it is either ineffective or not highly effective with. She still gets her influenza vaccinations, as you can’t crap out every time, that is statistics 101. OK, statistics 101 is a lot more involved…
    One does not abandon that which works well for the majority of the people. If we did, we’d still be living in caves.
    Wait, no, we wouldn’t, as occasionally, people tried to live in a cave inhabited by a bear…

  5. @advodiaboli says:

    This chappie encapsulates much of the chiro/anti-vax trend. Chiro’s who want to replace GPs as the place of first call for family health care are sadly shackled to rubbishing vaccination. Accepting vaccine efficacy essentially undermines the Super Human outcome of chiropractic. It’s just the reality that the anti-vax theme is intellectual and professional suicide.

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