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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Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Taylor Gourmet Is Closing All Locations: DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Taylor Gourmet Is Closing All Locations: DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It’s of a less-developed 14th Street, NW, a few cameras ago, a few photographic techniques-learned-ago, when I realized the street was going to change dramatically and best to document it when I did (2012). Sorry for the passing of Taylor Gourmet – it was cherished by Washington, DC, …

Part 2: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: The Experience

Part 2: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: The Experience

In Part 1, I described why a physician without diabetes (me) would wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM): Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor as a non-diabetic physician In this post I’m going to write about the experience. The next one, about the data. Disclaimer/Caveats It’s possible/highly likely that some of my …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph of Dance of the Cranes, in Where are DC’s affordable homes being built? Hint: Not in wealthy neighborhoods – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph of Dance of the Cranes, in Where are DC’s affordable homes being built? Hint: Not in wealthy neighborhoods – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph @ggwash. It was taken in Washington, DC (of course), on a special evening, when the cranes in the air were choreographed to music. Several notable Washington, DC people were present enjoying the dance: Enjoy. The District has made substantial investments in affordable housing in recent years, though levels are still …

Just Read: US dietary guidelines: is saturated fat a nutrient of concern?

Just Read: US dietary guidelines: is saturated fat a nutrient of concern?

Answer: No. This is true across multiple venues and pieces of scholarship. See this video clip from June, 2018’s #Food4Thought18 in this blog post: Photo Friday: Narrative Art and Exploding Myths in the era of Diabetes Reversal Zoe Harcombe, PhD (@ZoeHarcombe) is an international expert on the data and science and scientific techniques connected to …

Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor as a non-diabetic physician 

Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor as a non-diabetic physician 

I am not diabetic or pre-diabetic (at least I didn’t think so). Or hypertensive. Or overweight (however, I am a formerly fat person). And I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor (see photograph above). Why? I have been learning more about diabetes prevention & reversal (something that was never taught to us in the …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in REVIEW: Troye Sivan releases ‘Bloom,’ explores bliss of passion-filled love – The Daily Free Press

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in REVIEW: Troye Sivan releases ‘Bloom,’ explores bliss of passion-filled love – The Daily Free Press

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DailyFreePress, in this review of Troye Sivan’s new album. I’m delighted to see these images receiving more visibility since they were taken at Washington, DC’s @CapitalPrideDC. Just like Troye himself, helping the LGBTQ be visible through his work. 👍 Isn’t this century awesome? Source: REVIEW: Troye Sivan releases ‘Bloom,’ explores …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Morning Roundup: DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Morning Roundup: DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. The photograph was taken in Washington, DC (of course) in the Logan Circle Neighborhood, where it’s clear the 🌎 is learning to ❤️ better. All we need to add to this completeness is a transgender pride flag emoji. Plus, here’s what Amazon would really do to D.C., Old …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Troye Sivan ‘Blooms’ with release of second studio album – The Pitt News

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Troye Sivan 'Blooms' with release of second studio album - The Pitt News

Thanks for publishing my photograph @ThePittNews. I support college journalism, as well as superstars who bring their authentic selves to their craft. I wrote about @TroyeSivan’s story in a previous post, along with additional photographs. Enjoy: Thanks for Publishing my Photos, Billboard and Billboard Pride Troye Sivan’s second studio album, “Bloom,” has earned a justified …

Photo Friday: Considering the Glucose Load carefully on the last day of Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Considering the Glucose Load carefully on the last day of Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph combines multiple interests (passions) into one: Washington, DC (of course) Food photography (working on getting better) Citizen science and curiosity (never ending) Nutrition, metabolic health, diabetes prevention and reversal (#ThisCenturyBestCentury) I’ve been wearing a continuous glucose monitor for 9 days. The last day of the sensor is in 1 day. I’ll be …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Ask GGWash: How can I get more plugged in to urban planning locally? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Ask GGWash: How can I get more plugged in to urban planning locally? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s of the view of Church Street, NW, from the iconic @WhitmanWalker health building on 14th Street, NW. Enjoy. I’m a DC resident who has recently become interested in a career in urban planning. As I’ve begun researching grad schools, I’ve realized I need to become more plugged 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