The Healthy Skeptic goes on sabbatical

June 30, 2009 in Uncategorized | View Comments

gone fishin' signIf you’re a subscriber, you may have noticed that the frequency of posts has slowed down a lot over the past few months. I’m now entering my final year of class and clinical internship (grad school for acupuncture & integrative medicine), and I’m also preparing to start a clinic when I graduate.

Unfortunately, this leaves me little time to write anything for the blog. I’ve decided that I’m going to take the next year off from writing new posts. I will still respond to questions, so feel free to comment on what’s already up on the blog. And who knows, maybe I’ll get inspired occasionally and find some time to write an article.

Thanks for your interest and support over the last year.

  • Gianna

    Dear Chris,
    all the best to you as you finish your studies…
    You know home for me is the bay area and I often visit (when healthy)…someday I may just stop by your clinic to say hello…
    how very exciting…
    and I certainly would be happy to refer people I know to you so keep me informed.

  • Sabra

    I look foward to your return and wish you success in your upcoming year. I very much enjoy reading your critics of studies and before you depart for the year I have a question. Have you found certain books to be helpful in your critical appraisals of studies? Other than your education and general understanding of health. I have been reading some EBM books but I find they side heavily for mainstream medicine and I know there is critism that EBM is not applicable [nor are RCT] to CAM. Any reading suggestions?

  • Chris


    You might find the Health News Review website to be helpful. They review clinical studies and have a helpful “Things you should know about clinical research” section.


  • Galina

    Dear Chris,
    I am sure you’ll pass all your exams very successfully. I wish you this success from the bottom of my heart. It is a pleasure for me to read your articles, though I prefer to read and study more about Chinese or any alternative medicine. I have been working as a western medical doctor during about 30 years in another country. So, I have enough frustrations about Western medicine. However, I still think that Western medicine is great knowledge. I am practicing now Chinese medicine and it is beginning of my new career ( only 2nd year of my practice). So, sometimes i think that you are probably wasting time paying to mach attention to Western medicine. Chinese medicine is a huge, bottomless source of knowledge. It also demands time and energy to fathom it, perhaps the entire life is too short for this purpose.  Never mind. I probably will miss your articles. I always was waiting them. Any case, thank you very much for everything that you’ve done .
    Sincere. Galina

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