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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 February, 2019. Featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Transportation is more than traffic: Measuring the impact of development on walkability – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Transportation is more than traffic: Measuring the impact of development on walkability - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter (with syndication to @ggwash – thank you also). It was taken in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC (of course), which I say is undergoing its third destruction – first after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., second after the drug epidemic, and the current one, referred to …

The Spoonfuls don’t carry the American Heart Association seal; The Squarefuls do. 2nd Ingredient: Cane Sugar

The Spoonfuls don't carry the American Heart Association seal; The Squarefuls do. 2nd Ingredient: Cane Sugar

The American Heart Association operates a “Heart-Check Certification” program that evaluates foods for their heart healthiness, yet a walk through a grocery store today shows that the certification program includes ultra-processed foods with a high sugar content. Pictured: “Barbara’s Multigrain Squarefuls,” #2 ingredient whole cane sugar, 47 grams of carbohydrate per serving. Confirmed that this …

Photo Friday: We’re now in the era of Diabetes Reversal, Why Don’t More Doctors Know?

Photo Friday: We’re now in the era of Diabetes Reversal, Why Don’t More Doctors Know?

This week’s photo was taken during experimentation with macro lenses and food photography. I encounter so many physicians who have never heard the term “diabetes reversal” or have misconceptions and misunderstandings about therapeutic nutrition. Tip A low-carbohydrate diet includes carbohydrates And plants And plants pre-digested by ruminants View this post on Instagram We’re now in …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Town Danceboutique Might Make A Comeback In A Former Church | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Town Danceboutique Might Make A Comeback In A Former Church | DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCist. I have been happy while in Washington to amass a collection of images of LGBTQ communities here. One day I will create a coffee table book… Enjoy the photo. The gay nightclub had legions of devoted fans and partiers before it closed last summer. Source: Town Danceboutique Might Make …

Just Read: Cutting Carbs Curbs Kilos, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure – And Maybe Not in that Order

Just Read: Cutting Carbs Curbs Kilos, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure - And Maybe Not in that Order

We’re now in the era of diabetes reversal. Why don’t more doctors know? Tip for fellow physicians: Question the statement “low carbohydrate diets work only in the short term.” Many of the often-quoted studies about diet and health are surprisingly short term. Perhaps most notably, the widely cited DASH diet [25] to lower blood pressure, …

Photo Friday: U Street, Washington, DC USA (The Future Has to Start Somewhere, it’s Usually Here)

Photo Friday: U Street, Washington, DC USA (The Future Has to Start Somewhere, it's Usually Here)

This week’s photograph was taken on Northwest U Street, in Washington, DC (of course). You can see the beautiful mural on 15th and U Street, “Touch the Sky,” by Aniekan Udofia (@Aniekanreloaded) It can easily said that U Street has hosted more civil rights history per millimeter than almost any other place in the United …

Slide Update: Few Americans are Vegetarian or Vegan, Explicit Weight Bias in Medicine Now Greater than LGBTQ, Recognition of the Authentic Human is the Best Success

Slide Update: Few Americans are Vegetarian or Vegan, Explicit Weight Bias in Medicine Now Greater than LGBTQ, Recognition of the Authentic Human is the Best Success

I am in the 94 %. I have spent time in the 3 % or 5 % for short spans.

Metabolically healthy eating patterns can exist across 100% of the spectrum – with real food performing best and adjustments made for insulin resistance, as well as supplementation, in all categories, which can be done with medical supervision. Anything is better than the standard american diet (SAD), we know how that’s performing.

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Just Read:  The Global Influence of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Diet 

Just Read:  The Global Influence of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Diet 

This is a very well written piece in the journal Religions (Religions_MDPI) covering the title of the piece. Even if you live in the future and know where you want to go, it’s important to know where you came from. I’m posting this here for reference – I encourage people interested in the history of …

Photo Friday: Beef Brisket, Brussels Sprouts and GWP*: in search of my/the Sustainable Diet

Photo Friday: Beef Brisket, Brussels Sprouts and GWP*: in search of my/the Sustainable Diet

Climate change is a threat to human health. This week’s photograph was taken in Washington, DC (of course). The photograph below is the impact on my blood sugar levels of this glycemic index 0 meal (I skipped the sauce) What is the/my Sustainable Diet? I don’t have an answer to this question. And, I would …

Just Read: A clinician’ s guide to inpatient low-carbohydrate diets for remission of type 2 diabetes

Just Read: A clinician’ s guide to inpatient low-carbohydrate diets for remission of type 2 diabetes

This paper, by Cucuzzella et. al (of all the authors Adele Hite, PhD RD is on Twitter – @ahhite) is a nice review of what’s known about standards of care for initiating low carbohydrate nutrition, especially in the inpatient setting. The appendices also include provider/physician handouts, patient handouts, and a deprescribing guide (since medications usually …

Just Read: Care of The Transgender Patient & my 7th Capital TransPride – doctors telling humans how to exist fails 100 % of the time, so why would we want to do that…

Just Read: Care of The Transgender Patient & my 7th Capital TransPride - doctors telling humans how to exist fails 100 % of the time, so why would we want to do that...

Last evening was the annual Washington, DC Capital TransPride (@DCTransPride365) rewind, held a few months out from the TransPride celebration as a review and planning for next year. 2019 marks my 7th Capital TransPride attendance. It marks my first participation as a Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC) photographer – the best photographs are ones of humans in …

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 🙂

Capital TransPride – my 6th

Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018

Invisibility is so 20th Century.

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6 year #friendaversary – the future is as awesome as I predicted 😀✌️🌎🏳️‍🌈 @capitalpridedc #ElementsOfUs @capitaltranspride #TransVisibility #KPPride18 #DC #InstaDC & Proudly @kpthrive & @permanentedocs in Washington, DC USA

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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. Bernstein’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 🌎 doesn’t change itself. Thank you @WeWork @permanentedocs @kpthrive for helping ours learn to ❤️ better. #Pride2018 #ThriveWithPride #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #AllGender #LGBTQ #TransVisibility Washington, DC USA @capitalpridedc @capitaltranspride 🏳️‍🌈

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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