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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]

Natalie Bird is a businesswoman who makes money from her customers at Platinum Chiropractic and Wellbeing, in Victoria. Bird is a member of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, of course; and she is/was a member of the discredited and offensive  anti-vaccination pressure group, the Australian Vaccination Network.

Bird recently shared this dishonest anti-vaccine petition from Meryl Dorey:

Bird 1 AVN petition about killed injured by vaccinesAnd she has no qualms about breaching CBA regulations in regard to testimonials:

Bird 2 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

And, just because, here is Bird on aspartame, yesterday. Scary stuff:

Bird 3 aspartame

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