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I am a physician, a family medicine specialist with a focus on total health, diversity, and Washington, DC.

In 2007, I decided to relocate to our nation’s capital, from Seattle, Washington, to further my interests while continuing to live in the future. I believe in open leadership, sharing, and freedom from conflict of interest.

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Updated November, 2018. Featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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Photo Friday: Women from the future, making history

Photo Friday: Women from the future, making history

This week’s photograph, taken in Washington, DC (of course) is of three women who are making history: Brianna Titone (@BriannaforHD27), Colorado HD27, the first Colorado State Legislator who is transgender Monika Nemeth (@TheMonikaNemeth), ANC3F Commissioner, the first elected official in Washington, DC who is transgender Danica Roem (@pwcdanica), Delegate, 13th District, Virginia House of Delegates, …

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in What DC can learn from walkable communities around the country (Part 2) โ€“ Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in What DC can learn from walkable communities around the country (Part 2) โ€“ Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photographs, @ggwash, and for helping DC stay walkable ๐Ÿ™‚ . Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? Urbanist author Philip Langdon uses six neighborhoods around the country of varying density, age, urban character, and geographical location as case examples for which kinds of built environments lead to places that are walkable, community-oriented, pleasant to …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in CNN White House Lawsuit And Media’s Changing Role | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in CNN White House Lawsuit And Media's Changing Role | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Thanks for publishing my photograph in this story, @MyGPB. It was taken in the national @NPR newsroom in 2013, at a different time, when photographs were allowed in this part of the building. That time has now passed…. enjoy the photograph in the meantime. After a contentious interaction between CNN’s Jim Acosta and President Donald …

Just Read: The Metabolic Advantages of a Lower Carbohydrate Diet

Just Read: The Metabolic Advantages of a Lower Carbohydrate Diet

In English: following weight loss, people on lower carbohydrate diets were able to eat more food to keep their weight stable than people on high carb low-fat diets, putting another nail in the coffin of low fat diets and “calories-in/calories-out” – weight may be more dependent on hormonal interaction with food (insulin/ghrelin/leptin) than on simple …

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat)

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat)

Like the other recipes I’m sharing, this one is low carbohydrate, healthy fat, with no added sugar no industrial bean/seed/vegatable oils no refined grains (this is probably obvious from the photograph) Impact on blood glucose As expected, when part of an overall low-carbohydrate, real-food thanksgiving meal, there was minimal to no glucose excursions, as measured …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Museums, Neighborhoods, and Gentrification: Lessons from the Nationโ€™s Capital | Nonprofit Quarterly

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Museums, Neighborhoods, and Gentrification: Lessons from the Nationโ€™s Capital | Nonprofit Quarterly

Thanks for publishing my photograph in this great piece about a great exhibit in Washington, DC, @npquarterly. A Right to the City explores the history of neighborhood change in the nationโ€™s capital, and its rich history of neighborhood organizing and civic engagement that transformed the city in the face of tremendous odds. – More info …

Recipe: Low Carbohydrate Banana Bread Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe: Low Carbohydrate Banana Bread Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting

As with the other recipes: No added sugar No refined grains No industrial bean/seed/vegetable oils I used the occasion of this recipe to inaugurate a new 14-day continuous glucose monitor sensor: With the new functionality (as predicted) of being iPhone only – no reader needed anymore: Minimal impact on blood glucose level As expected, there …

Thank you for Using my Photo, in An Apology to the Queer and Trans* Community โ€“ Th-Ink Queerly โ€“ Medium

Thank you for Using my Photo, in An Apology to the Queer and Trans* Community โ€“ Th-Ink Queerly โ€“ Medium

Thank you for using my photograph in this piece. Itโ€™s never too late to apologize and I appreciate the sentiment – the 20th Century was a long time ago and itโ€™s not coming back. I need to offer you, the Queer and Trans* community, an apology. I was wrong about you, especially about transwomen. It …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Remembering Trans Lives โ€“ The Buchtelite

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Remembering Trans Lives โ€“ The Buchtelite

Thanks for publishing my photo, @Buchtelite (at the University of Akron). I support college journalism and humans from the future who are changing everything. Another reason I love this century. To commemorate trans lives, The Buchtelite would like to pay respect to the Ohioans that have lost their lives to anti-trans violence. Below is a …

What I’m doing now

What is this? It’s my now page, based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

photo: Liz in Love (with DC) – 2017.07.13 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7393, Ted Eytan, MD

2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA03319
2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA03319 (View on Flickr.com)

This is my June Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

(previous updates are here)

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my eleventh now update.

My Now (@NowNowNow) Profile is visible at Link: Ted Eytan, MD Profile on NowNowNow.com

Let’s see, a lot happened between April and now ๐Ÿ™‚

Capital TransPride – my 6th

Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018

Invisibility is so 20th Century.

Capital Pride 2018 – My umpteenth

As a member of the media team for the first time (for real) in my life, I walked with wonderment as I saw history made in front of my eyes.

2018.06.09 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 03108
2018.06.09 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA 03108 (View on Flickr.com)

The music was great, too.

& thanks @Billboard and @BillboardPride for publishing my photos this year

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, Billboard and Billboard Pride

2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA8312
2018.06.10 Capital Pride Behind the Scenes and Closing with Sony A7III, Washington, DC USA8312 (View on Flickr.com)

A reminder to remember

2018.06.12 A Candlelight Vigil to Remember Pulse, Washington, DC USA 03768
2018.06.12 A Candlelight Vigil to Remember Pulse, Washington, DC USA 03768 (View on Flickr.com)

Now

Still captivated by #DiabetesReversal and #MetabolicHealth

..can’t help it

2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon Presentation Slides 412
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon Presentation Slides 412 (View on Flickr.com)

* Watching the diet-heart hypothesis fall and joining the medical profession in mourning the death of the low-fat diet
* I am now getting (more) ready for @Ketofest 2018, aka what happens when an entire town is converted to a #DiabtesReversal #MetabolicHealth lifestyle. Plus I need to increase my library of #LCHF dishes
* Still reading Dr. Bernsteinโ€™s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars

Here’s a good quote describing the ongoing dissonance and tension between the last century and this one:

It is interesting that the ADA recommends eating starches and sugars and then the simultaneous use of acarbose to prevent their digestion.

Bernstein, Richard K.. Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars (pp. 260-261). Little, Brown and Company. Kindle Edition.

Speaking of the future, if you don’t like it, just create a new one

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The ๐ŸŒŽ doesnโ€™t change itself. Thank you @WeWork @permanentedocs @kpthrive for helping ours learn to โค๏ธ better. #Pride2018 #ThriveWithPride #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #AllGender #LGBTQ #TransVisibility Washington, DC USA @capitalpridedc @capitaltranspride ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

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It’s what we do in Washington, DC, which is where the future is created every day.

Until next month-ish.

Is there anything I should be doing that I’m not? Feel free to let me know in the comments.

Updated 2018.06.22 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers