I graduated! And other updates

The last few months have been exciting. I have several updates. In April, I graduated from Kiel University with a master of science degree. My thesis characterized Parabacteroides, a genus of commensal bacteria in the mammalian gut microbiome, in relation to host genetic variation. On May 1st, I began a...

My first QED, and Naturopathic Diaries wins an Ockham Award

I attended my first QED this past weekend in Manchester, England. Question, Explore, Discover is an annual science and skepticism conference, and this year’s QED was the largest in its six-year history. I had a great time and highly recommend that readers attend next year. I gave a talk on...

An ex-naturopath is a successful naturopath

Below is my response, solicited by Edzard Ernst, to naturopaths accusing me of libel, being a pharma shill, and failing at naturopathic medicine. He kindly published it on his blog. (Important note: his books were highly influential on my departure from naturopathy and comprehension of the dark depths of alternative medicine.) I find it...