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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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Low Carbohydrate Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

Low Carbohydrate Strawberry Thumbprint Cookies

This recipe is Low Carbohydrate, healthy fat (#LCHF) because it contains No added sugar No refined grains (almond flour is used) No industrial bean/seed/vegetable oils (dairy fat is used) Impact on blood glucose As expected, impact was minimal. I’ll post my continuous glucose monitor readings after ingestion of a few of these cookies next. Here’s …

Photo Friday: Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Pie (and opening a recipes section on this blog)

Photo Friday: Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Pie (and opening a recipes section on this blog)

This week’s photograph was taken in Washington, DC (of course), and it’s of a low carbohydrate, healthy fat pumpkin pie. Opening a recipes section on this blog I almost can’t believe I’m doing this; however, I’m doing this. Why? I’m not that good of a baker or a food photographer, however I’m really good at …

Part 8: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: more testing of carbohydrate responses in a fat-adapted human

Part 8: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: more testing of carbohydrate responses in a fat-adapted human

As I mentioned in part 7 of this series, for a person without known diabetes/prediabetes who is fat adapted (via a low-carbohydrate, healthy fat, or #LCHF diet), the response to a carbohydrate load may be different than a person who is carbohydrate adapted or continually seeing a massive deluge of carbohydrates and/or processed foods. This …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in How big of a deal is Amazon HQ2 for the DC Metro Region? – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in How big of a deal is Amazon HQ2 for the DC Metro Region? - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again for featuring one of my photographs in this very thoughtful piece, by Yesim Sayin Taylor (@Yesimsy) for the DC Policy Center (@DCPolicyCenter) Since 2000, the employment in the Metro region[1] increased by 581,100, an equivalent of nearly 12 Amazons. This period includes two recessions, one very severe. Averaged over these ups and downs, …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, PoPville, in  Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, PoPville, in  Random Reader Rant and/or Revel

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Popville. It’s of Washington, DC’s Howard Theatre at Dawn. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan.You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may have. But please no personal …

Just Read: Hypercholesterolemia and low carbohydrate diets – study of highly trained keto-adapted athletes

Just Read: Hypercholesterolemia and low carbohydrate diets - study of highly trained keto-adapted athletes

This is a very helpful study which establishes via a good protocol that people on low-carbohydrate diets can experience a significant rise in their cholesterol levels. Across a population, there may not be a significant rise of LDL cholesterol on average. However, at the individual level, there may be changes that significantly concern patients and …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in ARL Affirms Support of Civil Rights Protections for Transgender People | Association of Research Libraries®

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in ARL Affirms Support of Civil Rights Protections for Transgender People | Association of Research Libraries®

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @ARLNews. I have always loved libraries, and research libraries, and appreciate the feeling is mutual for all human beings served in the advancement of learning, research, and social impact. Source: ARL Affirms Support of Civil Rights Protections for Transgender People | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL®

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, Washingtonian, and Thanks Monika Nemeth for Making History as the First Transgender Person to be Elected to a City Position in DC

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, Washingtonian, and Thanks Monika Nemeth for Making History as the First Transgender Person to be Elected to a City Position in DC

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @Washingtoninan. It’s of newly elected ANC Commissioner Monika Nemeth (@TheMonikaNemeth), who just made history, as the article mentions. The photograph is from her first run last year, when she asked me to take photographs of her in and around the neighborhood she serves (ANC3F). We knew she was going …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, Ms. Magazine, in Feminists Must Think of the Courts When They Cast Their Ballots – Ms. Magazine Blog

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, Ms. Magazine, in Feminists Must Think of the Courts When They Cast Their Ballots - Ms. Magazine Blog

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @MsMagazine. It was taken at the steps of the Supreme Court in June, 2018, in a scene I can best describe as “eery.” You can see the rest of the photographs to see what I’m talking about. Much is at risk in the age of Trump, from reproductive rights …

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