About

Welcome.

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.

More detail, including my official bio, is on the Portfolio page.

It’s glass 3/4 full. Always and in all ways.

Comments always welcome.

featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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Just Read: EASL–EASD–EASO Clinical Practice Guidelines (and the health threat and confusion around) the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Just Read: EASL–EASD–EASO Clinical Practice Guidelines (and the health threat and confusion around) the management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

I know these are from 2016 which is a century ago in this field, I wanted to start somewhere. A Growing Epidemic I was introduced to the threat of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) not too long ago (at Low Carb San Diego actually), and the medical profession, not too long before that. As Nicolai …

Thanks for publishing my photos, in How to build bus lanes and bike lanes—faster – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for publishing my photos, in How to build bus lanes and bike lanes—faster - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again, @DCPolicyCenter, for using my photos to illustrate this excellent piece on accommodating active transportation in our nation’s capital. The piece mentions some of my favorite initiatives, including Vision Zero, and Complete Streets. These have made visible impacts on our lives here. The first photo, by the way, was taken at the intersection of …

Just Read: DIETFITS and Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet, real food is better, is the low fat diet worse for metabolic health?

Just Read: DIETFITS and Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet, real food is better, is the low fat diet worse for metabolic health?

2018.02.16 Metabolic Health Calculations, DIETFITS Randomized Control Trial 3212018.02.16 Metabolic Health Calculations, DIETFITS Randomized Control Trial 321 (View on Flickr.com)

Long anticipated study findings, previously reported in conference proceedings. I posted on the methods previously (see link below).

lipid changes, there are significant ones:

“The 12-month changes in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations significantly favored a healthy low-fat diet. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations increased significantly more and concentrations of triglycerides decreased significantly more for the healthy low-carbohydrate diet group than for the healthy low-fat diet group.”

Unfortunately, I couldn’t make sense of the values in Table 3 of the paper, so I ended up going to the supplemental data to review lipid and metabolic health changes. I plotted those in the attached images.

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Thanks for publishing my photo, in Have you adopted your tag yet? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Have you adopted your tag yet? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photograph @ggwash. It’s of the iconic @HowardTheatre at sunrise, in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC (of course). I’m aware that this is a fundraising post for the non-profit publication Greater Greater Washington. I don’t endorse third party products or services on this blog, so the decision to contribute is not …

Thanks for including my photograph, in Public Grief Can Make Us Wise – SAPIENS

Thanks for including my photograph, in Public Grief Can Make Us Wise - SAPIENS

Thank you for including my photograph in this excellent piece on acknowledging public grief, @Sapiens_Org, written by archeologist Richard Wilshusen. In many ways, Washington, DC tends to be a nidus for public grief, and because of that there aren’t a shortage of photos showing its impact. One of the first photographs I ever took here …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Events: 14th Street update, CSG x JUMP happy hour, and creative placemaking in DC, Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Events: 14th Street update, CSG x JUMP happy hour, and creative placemaking in DC, Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. I actually didn’t recognize it as mine initially, because the perspective of the now-bustling 14th Street NW is not one I am used to. And then I realized I took it during my service as a member of the producer team of @TransPrideDC. It’s a perfect metaphor to all …

Just Read: Evidence that supports the prescription of low-carbohydrate high-fat (or healthy-fat) diets: a narrative review

Just Read: Evidence that supports the prescription of low-carbohydrate high-fat (or healthy-fat) diets: a narrative review

Somehow I missed this article, or actually, I’m still catching up 🙂 . As the title says, this is a good review of the state of low-carbohydrate diets, how they are thought to work, and what their impacts are. Thinking “healthy fat” rather than “high fat” diet I appreciate the comment Therefore, even though the …

Photo Friday: The Lot at the Liz Under Construction & 40 Years of Compassion, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: The Lot at the Liz Under Construction & 40 Years of Compassion, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph was taken on historic 14th Street Northwest, in Washington, DC, USA (of course). It’s this historic because this is what the building looked like in 1942: There’s a lot of history between 1942 and 2018, including the destruction of this street following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., another destruction following …

Thanks for publishing my photograph, in Metrorail is no longer the second-busiest rapid transit system in the country – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for publishing my photograph, in Metrorail is no longer the second-busiest rapid transit system in the country - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for using my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter (and syndicated to @ggwash) as part of another great analysis of community conditions in our nation’s capital. Transportation is changing, it’s a part of health, and building and operating transit systems are among the most far reaching human endeavors. I was fascinated (and still am) behind the story of …

Thanks for using my photo, in No Easy Access: Can D.C. Break Down Barriers To Food, Health Care And Transportation? – The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Thanks for using my photo, in No Easy Access: Can D.C. Break Down Barriers To Food, Health Care And Transportation? - The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Thanks for using my photo, @kojoshow. It was taken when I had the opportunity to speak to the family medicine residents at Unity Parkside about working to be a transgender ally. (Photo Friday: Kenilworth – Parkside, Washington, DC USA – A dose of beauty and innovation, my presentation is here: Just Presented: Working to be …

Thanks for using my photo, in Confronting the opioid—and fentanyl—crisis in the District – D.C. Policy Center, it confronted me, too.

Thanks for using my photo, in Confronting the opioid—and fentanyl—crisis in the District - D.C. Policy Center, it confronted me, too.

Thanks for using my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter, in this excellent analysis by Matt Pembleton (@mattpembleton). The photo was taken during the annual celebration on U Street, the DC Funk Parade, in the Shaw Neighborhood. The crisis will confront you, too As I read the piece, I also remembered another experience in the Shaw neighborhood, on my …

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

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

(previous updates are here)

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

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

2018.02.06 DC People and Places, PaintTheSky, Washington, DC USA 09835
2018.02.06 DC People and Places, PaintTheSky, Washington, DC USA 09835 (View on Flickr.com)

This update is nice and brief.

Just Read: DIETFITS and Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet, Real Food Wins; A Closer Look at the Lipids

And this tweet, from the future:

Until next month.

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

Updated 2018.02.21 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers