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Anti-vaccination homeopath, Linlee Jordan

Basic Details

Name:
Linlee Jordan
Business:
Harbord Homeopathic Clinic
Location:
Brookvale, NSW
Qualifications:
Homeopathy; Nursing
Professional:
  • Director The Aurum Project (2005 - current)
  • Head of Faculty of Homeopathy Nature Care College (1997-2007)
  • Lecturer Clinical Studies Nature Care College (1995-2005)
  • Lecturer Homeopathy UTS (2001-2004)
Member:
  • AROH 00-239
  • AHA
  • AHPRA NMW0001166702
Author:
Challenging Children: Success with Homeopathy

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (AHPRA)

  1. Position statement on nurses, midwives and vaccination (October 2016)
  2. NMBA position clear, we will take action on anti-vaccinatino promoters (20 October 2016)

AROH - Code of Professional Conduct

The following list contains excerpts from AROH's Code of Professional Conduct. In my opinion, the Code does not permit its Registrants to publicly comment on health-related matters when relying on non-valid sources e.g. pseudoscientific and/or conspiracy websites, nor does it permit the use of scare articles and/or images to emotionally manipulate patients and the public.

  • 1. Provide Safe, Ethical and Competent Health Care
    • 1.2 Without limiting or derogating from 1.1 above, Registrants shall fulfill their duty of care toward patients and must:
      • apply their professional capacity as a practitioner to improve the health and well-being of their patients, and attempt to minimise physical or emotional harm
      • interact with patients (and related parties), diligently, honestly, fairly, and in good faith, subject to confidentiality considerations, bearing in mind the patient's position of dependence and the high degree of trust a patient places in the Registrant;
  • 3. Support (present and potential) Patients to Make Informed Decisions
    Registrants shall provide patients with reliable information and professional opinions, and must not conduct their practice, or the advertising thereof, in a way that might reasonably be expected to mislead or deceive a person, as to the nature and identity of the provider, or as to the nature or quality of the services offered.
  • 5. Place the Welfare of Patients above Self-Interest
    In relation to clinical practice and the advertising thereof, the welfare of patients, students, research subjects and the public shall take precedence over a practitioner's self-interest and the interests of employees and colleagues, in accordance with normal consulting practice.
    In particular, Registrants shall refrain from:
    • exploiting patients financially, or misinforming them in relation to health care products or services. When providing advice in a professional capacity, Homoeopaths shall be honest, and explain the advantages and disadvantages, so that the patient can make an informed choice.
    • attempting to dissuade patients from seeking or continuing treatment with a registered medical practitioner, unless on substantial grounds,…
  • 10. Maintain Professional Integrity and Personal Conduct
    Registrants shall at all times conduct their practice, communications and affairs in a courteous, dignified and responsible manner consistent with this Code and the AROH Standards of Practice and so as not to bring the Homoeopathic medical profession into disrepute.
    In particular Registrants must:
    • identify themselves by name, in any communications concerned with their practice or other health related matters,
    • avoid offensive, provocative or misleading statements, publications or conduct
Let me repeat that very last point again:
Registrants must avoid offensive, provocative or misleading statements, publications or conduct.

Promoting Homeoprophylaxis

Excerpt from Harbord Homeopathic Clinic websites [archived copies]:
Homeoprophylaxis

Homeo-prophylaxis (HP) is the use of homeopathic medicines (remedies) for prevention of disease. HP may be used for childhood disease prevention and may be used by parents and children for travel.
There is a history of the clinical use of homeoprophylaxis for disease prevention. By Australian regulations, HP remedies may not be supplied after a phone call and we prescribe HP remedies only by consultation. In the consultation, we avoid exerting undue influence over your decisions, and encourage you to investigate potential options.

archived page (March 2015) https://web.archive.org/web/20150308060852/http://naturalchildhealth.com.au/what-we-do/
archived page (June 2014) https://web.archive.org/web/20140622095420/http://hhcc.com.au/what-we-do/

Challening Children: Success with Homeopathy (Facebook, Feb 2014)

Looking for answers about Vaccination?
Looking for answers about HOMEOPROPHYLAXIS?

Heard the word but not sure what it is? There has been positive clinical experience with the use of Homeoprophylaxis (HP) in several diseases over 200 years.

HP is the use of remedies to prevent disease and refers to the use of nano-doses used in a systematic manner, guided by anticipated symptoms of the infection to be prevented. Read more.... [redacted: link to HP FAQ]

Source: https://www.facebook.com/ccswh/posts/597370877015549

HP FAQ by Harbord Homeopathic Clinic Homeoprophylaxis FAQ page [archived copy, June 2014]

Excerpt from article written by Jordan:

"Another interesting item supporting the use of homeopathy comes from Cuba, which experiences a yearly outbreak of swamp fever (leptospirosis), a deadly illness carried by rats. The Finlay Institute went to work, developing a homeopathic prevention. The outcome? While the rate of infection when vaccination and antibiotics are used was a few thousand cases per year, including some deaths, when the homeopathic preventative protocol was used, only 10 cases of swamp fever were reported among the 2.5 million people treated and there were no deaths."

Source: http://www.natureandhealth.com.au/news/homeopathy-confidential

AHA HP Webinar (2013)

Title: HP Webinar with Linlee Jordan and Bernadette English
Date: 29 July 2013
Webinar advertisement:

Bernadette English and Linlee Jordan have worked together at the Harbord Homeopathic Clinic for over 20 years. The clinic, which incorporates the Children's Clinic, has a good reputation for providing effective health care solutions for children (and their families) and is recommended by local doctors, chiropractors and midwives.

Homoeoprophylaxis is a growing part of what the clinic offers and Bernadette and Linlee, along with other members of the team, make frequent updates to the HP patient handout. Their clinic handout has become a resource for students and post-graduates, so while their presentation style is informal and inclusive it includes the most recent research.

Source: http://aha.onefireplace.com/Resources/Documents/HP-2013-Linlee-Jordan-and-Bernadette-English.pdf

Promoting Golden's HP course:

"Immunisation Options for Parents - YesCourse
[redacted: link to course website]

As the title says, this course is designed for parents who genuinely care about the health of their children, and who are prepared to take the time to carefully examine health options, and not just rely on being directed by health authorities. In a balanced way, this course by Dr Isaac Godlen considers one of the most difficult decisions that parents face."

Source: https://www.facebook.com/ccswh/photos/a.186995391386435.49849.186977431388231/465690703516901/?type=3

Client testimonial:

"An alternative to mainstream vaccination that I discussed was Homeoprophylaxis (HP). We are seeing Linlee Jordan at Harbord Homeopathic Childrens Clinic located in Brookvale (northern beaches). So far [name redacted] has had the trial HP for whooping cough, she had no reaction to this so will be having the full dose in a couple of weeks time."

Source: http://www.pregnancy.com.au/forums/showthread.php?28-Health-Professionals-supportive-of-vaccination-alternatives&p=52&viewfull=1#post52

image: Children's Health and Vaccination Seminar:

Jordan presented the talk "Introduction to the Homeoprophylaxis program at Harbord Homeopathic Clinic".
This seminar was a joint venture between the Australian Vaccination Network and Harbord Homeopathic Clinic, held 3 May 2009.
Harbord Homeopathic Clinic produced a DVD of this seminar which was available for purchase through the Australian Vaccination Network.

Anti-vaccination

The evidence presented here shows this practitioner: NOTE: all evidence was available to be viewed by the public at time of capture.

Evidence

Jordan presenting a talk on homeoprophylaxis at a seminar jointly organised by her practice, Harbord Homeopathic Clinic, and the Australian Vaccination Network (May, 2009)
Let us not underestimate the dangerous manipulation of the audience here; both Jordan and Golden are authoritatively advising that homeoprophylaxis is safe and effective whilst Meryl Dorey was fear-mongering with misinformation, i.e.that vaccines are toxic, dangerous and ineffective at preventing disease.

image:

The following table contains images and text from Facebook pages administered by Jordan. All the pages had frequent cross-postings between them, and also frequent posts to Harbord Homeopathic Clinic and The Aurum Project.
For two of these pages I have abbreviated the author name in the source, as follows:
CCSWH: Challenging Children: Success with Homeopathy
PRWU: Pharmaceutical rhymes with unsuitable.

screenshottext
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from a conspiracy news website.

shared material:
[title] "Merck's Former Doctor Predicts Gardasil To Become The Greatest Medical Scandal Of All Time"

[content] "It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical…"

[shared source] Collective Evolution

Source: CCSWH 2015, Facebook post, 21 February, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/ccswh/posts/789387467813888>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from a health conspiracy website.

Jordan [quote]:
"eeeeep"

linked material:
[title] "Merck's Former Doctor Predicts Gardasil To Become The Greatest Medical Scandal Of All Time"

[content] "It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical…"

[linked source] Health Impact News

Source: PRWU 2016, Facebook post, 22 January, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rhymeswithu/posts/430815783774661>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an anti-vaccination, Big Pharma conspiracy image from an anti-vaccination conspiracy page.

shared material:
[image text] "Big Pharma's Million-Dollar Woman
Lifetime of psychiatric medications: $187,000"
Lifetime of type-2 diabetes treatments: $252,000
Lifetime of antibiotics, vaccines, and painkillers: $61,000
Old-age treatments for alzheimer's and dementia: $94,000
Lifetime of mammograms which cause cancer: free
Experimental treatments for the cancer caused by mammography: $406,000
Total value to Big Pharma: $1,000,000
Do you really think the drug companies want you to be healthy?"

[content] "How much is your healthy body worth?"

[shared source] Vaccines Anonymous

Source: PRWU 2016, Facebook post, 24 June, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rhymeswithu/posts/483191525203753>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting her own article to the notorious anti-vaccination group, Vaccination Information Network (VINE).

Jordan [quote]:
from Australia…

shared material:
[title] "Homeopathy and true scepticism - hhcc.com.au"

[content] "I challenge my friends to exercise true scepticism about homeopathy, because sceptics love to attack and make comments about this alternative medicine."
[redacted: link to website]

[linked source] Harbord Homeopathic Clinic

Source: Jordan, L 2016, Facebook post, 2 July, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/vaccinationinformationnetwork/posts/10208553202461314>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate.

Jordan [excerpt]:
[title] "PANDAS KIDS"
[content] "The first part of homeopathic treatment for autism or PANDAS is to build a timeline, which homeopaths are really good at doing. Homeopaths build a timeline including all kinds of factors in the child's life from preconception, milestones, right through till now. With special attention to the time preceding the moment when the child wakes up with aggression, tics, twitches, etc. What was happening before that? A flu vax? Not a definite link, no. Not in ALL kids. Perhaps a big emotional trauma has happened."

linked material:
[redacted: link to YouTube video]

Source: CCSWH 2016, Facebook post, 14 June, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/ccswh/posts/1048630175222948>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an image from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

shared material:
[image text]
"IF DISEASES IN AFRICA ARE CAUSED BY
MALNOURISHMENT AND BAD SANITATION…"

"WOULDN'T MORE FOOD AND
BETTER SANITATION BE BETTER
THAN VACCINES?"

[shared source] Vaccine Truth (Vactruth)

Source: PRWU 2014, Facebook post, 9 April, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rhymeswithu/posts/227836450739263>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting the anti-vaccination conspiracy movie, Bought.

shared material:
[content] "FINALLY… a movie taking on Big Pharma, Vaccines and GMOs. Exposing the truth each of us deserve to know! Watch this full length film FREE until March 6th here and please share with everyone you know who cares: [redacted: link to website]"

[shared source] Collective Evolution

Source: PRWU 2015, Facebook post, 7 March, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rhymeswithu/posts/332620080260899>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, promoting the anti-vaccination conspiracy movie, Bought and interview with Andrew Wakefield.

shared material:
[title] "Bought Movie Bonus Short - Andrew Wakefield"

[shared source] YouTube.com | Jeff Hays Films

Source: PRWU 2015, Facebook post, 21 May, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rhymeswithu/posts/360088817514025>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from a conspiracy news website.

shared material:
[title] "CDC Admits 98 Million Americans Received Polio Vaccine Contaminated With Cancer Virus | World…"

[content] "The CDC has quickly removed a page from their website, which is now cached, (…"

[shared source] WorldTruth.TV

Source: PRWU 2015, Facebook post, 18 April, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rhymeswithu/posts/347585342097706>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an anti-vaccination article.

Jordan [quoting from article]:
"My interest in vaccination stems from my concern for child - and adult - health safety issues. It is important that every parent has sufficient information to make an informed choice about vaccination that is right for them and their family."
Dr Jayne Donegan

linked material:
[title] "Article << Dr Jayne Donegan"

[content] "Much of Western Medicine is based on 'The Germ Theory of Disease'. According to 'The Germ Theory of Disease': you meed a bacterium or virus and you catch the disease, unless you have had it before and you are immune. But if this were true, then everyone on a bus"

[linked source] Jayne Donegan

Source: PRWU yyyy, Facebook post, ddM, viewed 1 August 2016, <>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, sharing an article from a health conspiracy website.

shared material:
[content] "If you are a Flu Shot Skeptic, here is a great idea for you that works, and carries no risk of stroke!"

[shared source] Natural Cures Not Medicines

Source: PRWU 2014, Facebook post, 28 February, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rhymeswithu/posts/524200161027332>

description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate and promoting the ridiculous and dangerous idea that homeopathy can cure ebola.

Jordan [quote]:
[title] "A GREEN VACCINE?"

[content] "Green means a product or service which is environmentally sustainable, and non-toxic. Green means to reduce impact on the environment and natural resources. Green also means to focus on a system of economic activity that benefits the health of individuals and the planet.

When it comes to a disease prevention program, in order to be green this disease prevention program should pass the following requirements:

Non-toxic
Environmentally sustainable
Economically sustainable
Benefit the health of individuals and the planet

READ MORE…[redacted: link to article]

[linked source] Family homeopathy Care

Jordan [comment]:
"… I hope you have noticed the article from Colleen Prinssen?" [article posted in preceding comment, "CURE FOR EBOLA VIRUS", which states homeopathy can cure ebola]

Source: CCSWH 2014, Facebook post, 29 August, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/ccswh/photos/a.186995391386435.49849.186977431388231/695560970529872/?type=3>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation in her contribution to the Big Pharma conspiracy and promoting homeoprophylaxis.

Jordan [comment]:
"Here is the very best opportunity to donate to something that can make a difference - for all those people who are sick to death of pharmaceutical companies shinaniggans."

shared material:
[title] "Click here to support Homeoprophyaxis [sic] Literature Review by Cilla Whatcott"

[content] "All parents have the right to make important choices for the health of their children! And there IS a choice! Homeoprophylaxis (HP) is a natural, non-toxic method to…"

[shared source] gofundme.com

Source: Jordan, L 2016 Facebook post, 21 January, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/linlee.jordan/posts/10207274335690444>

description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate; emotionally manipulating parents into considering homeoprophylaxis; sowing mistrust in health authorities.

Jordan [quote]:
"Immunisation Options for Parents - YesCourse"
[redacted: link to course website]

"As the title says, this course is designed for parents who genuinely care about the health of their children, and who are prepared to take the time to carefully examine health options, and not just rely on being directed by health authorities. In a balanced way, this course by Dr Isaac Golden considers one of the most difficult decisions that parents face."

linked material:
[image text] "Decision Making: alternatives; uncertainty; high-risk consequences; interpersonal issues; complexity"

[linked source] YesCourse

User comment: [liked by Challenging Children page]
"Linlee, this is the link I mentioned to the Food matters vaccine movie sent out in response to the "jabbed" one on Sunday. It's American and I haven't viewed yet but Food Matters stuff is of a high quality and generally well balanced [redacted: link].
I'll try to find the link referencing that "Jabbed" was funded by the Australian Govt."
[redacted: link to DVD website]

Source: CCSWH 2013, Facebook post, 27 May, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/ccswh/photos/a.186995391386435.49849.186977431388231/465690703516901/?type=3>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate by perpetuating the debunked vaccine-autism link, posting an article from her own website.

Jordan [quote]:
"What does homeopathy offer for Autism Treatment?"

"For the parents of children with autism, homeopathy gives options where the world of modern medicine may have few answers or few desirable answers. Homeopathy offers several approaches all of which are appropriate in certain circumstances. Undoing damage from antibiotics, panadol and vaccinations, strengthening constitutional homeopathy; immune support, certain elements of the biomedical approach; homeopathic detoxification and CEASE Therapy."

linked material:
[title] "Autism - naturalchildhealth.com.au"

[content] "Autism treatment. Our clinic uses many elements of CEASE Therapy alongside homeopathy aiming to improve the qualify of life for the child and their family."

[linked source] Natural Child Health

Source: CCSWH 2014, Facebook post, 3 May, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/ccswh/posts/633315706754399>
description:
Linlee Jordan providing misinformation that could encourage people not to vaccinate, posting an article from an anti-vaccination conspiracy website.

linked material:
[title] "Gardasil will be the biggest scandal in medical history"

[content] "Former Merck doctor predicts that Gardasil will be the biggest scandal in medical history. The former Merck doctor, French Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, was int…"

[linked source] HPV Vaccine Info via The Truth About Vaccines

Source: PRWU 2014, Facebook post, 12 August, viewed 1 August 2016, <https://www.facebook.com/rhymeswithu/posts/256891034500471>