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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.

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

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

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

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Just Read: In a Study of Body Fat Loss and Carbohydrate Restriction vs Fat Restriction – a look at the lipid changes caught my eye the most

Just Read: In a Study of Body Fat Loss and Carbohydrate Restriction vs Fat Restriction - a look at the lipid changes caught my eye the most

Hall KD, Bemis T, Brychta R, Chen KY, Courville A, Crayner EJ, et al. Calorie for calorie, dietary fat restriction results in more body fat loss than carbohydrate restriction in people with obesity. Cell Metab [Internet]. 2015;22(3). This is a paper comparing the fat burning capability of either a low carbohydrate or low fat diet …

Thanks for publishing my photograph, in The most underrepresented industries in D.C.’s economy – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for publishing my photograph, in The most underrepresented industries in D.C.’s economy - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCPolicyCenter and @mikemaciag, and for another fascinating analysis of data. The gas station pictured, by the way, is famous in Washington, DC history – it was one of the former Pride, Inc. gas stations operated by Marion Barry. You can click through to the photograph to read more about it. …

Photo Friday: Snow in Shaw, in the most inclusive city in the world, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Snow in Shaw, in the most inclusive city in the world, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph was taken in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington, DC, in this year’s first snow. It shows Compass Coffee (@comopasscoffeedc), with the welcoming rainbow flag in the window. These are the scenes in the most inclusive city in the world. A few different color renderings of the scene are below. Speaking of most …

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Where to Find Latkes to Go? | PoPville

Thanks for publishing my photo, in Where to Find Latkes to Go? | PoPville

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Popville and Happy Hanukkah, from Washington, DC USA. You can see additional national menorah photos here: Photos: National Menorah, Washington, DC USA Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan – “Dear PoPville,What are some cheap places where we can get latkes to go/a la carte in D.C. for Hanukkah?”Ed. Note: …

Thanks for publishing my photo, TruthOut, in Trans People Don’t Need to Be “Cured,” Despite What Discredited Studies Claim

Thanks for publishing my photo, TruthOut, in Trans People Don't Need to Be "Cured," Despite What Discredited Studies Claim

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @TruthOut. It was taken at the Werk for Peace (@WerkforPeace) organized “Werk For Your Health – At Mitch McConnell’s House” event in the summer of 2017. The creativity of the Washington, DC community continues to be breathtaking. It’s why the future is born here every day. You can see additional …

Just Read: Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: critical review and evidence base.

Just Read: Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: critical review and evidence base.

This paper, published 2 years ago (I’m still catching up), is a peer-reviewed listicle which presents 12 points of evidence challenging the conventional treatment approach of high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets for people with diabetes. 12 Points of Evidence And…it’s all here. The 12 points are laid out logically so I don’t need to repeat them. Some …

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Texas Observer, in Texas Continues to Litigate Marriage Equality Amid Inaction from Federal Courts

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Texas Observer, in Texas Continues to Litigate Marriage Equality Amid Inaction from Federal Courts

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @TexasObserver. While the headline of this and other pieces might imply that love isn’t winning, read to the end: Upton, however, points to Gilmore’s dismissal order in the case as a sign of what the federal courts will do if Texas judges don’t change their tune on marriage equality. While …

Thanks for publishing my photo and publishing Regina Holliday: 73 Cents: A Mural – American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Thanks for publishing my photo and publishing Regina Holliday: 73 Cents: A Mural - American Journal of Kidney Diseases

Thanks for publishing my photo of the 73 cents mural, by @ReginaHoliday, American Journal of Kidney Diseases (@AJKDOnline). It accompanies a written piece by Regina describing the story behind the mural. Actually there are about 40 stories embedded in the mural. If you click through to the other photos, there are clues in the captions. …

Just Read: DIETFITS study design – Healthy Low Carbohydrate and Healthy Low Fat Diet Comparison for Weight Loss in non-diabetic humans

Just Read: DIETFITS study design - Healthy Low Carbohydrate and Healthy Low Fat Diet Comparison for Weight Loss in non-diabetic humans

h/t to @DrWillYancy for connecting me to this work (I am still working to catch up…) & paper which describes the DIETFITS study but not the results, which are not published yet. The study continues the concept that “one size does not fit all” when it comes to nutrition. To try and get at this, …

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Greater Greater Washington, in Holiday spirit in the Flickr pool

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Greater Greater Washington, in Holiday spirit in the Flickr pool

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It was taken at Calico DC (Secluded Getaway Calico Joins Blagden Alley Sunday – Eater DC) in historic Blagden Alley, which I have posted about here previously. Friday is here, and we’ve picked a few of our favorite new images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool, showcasing some …

Photo Friday: Photos of Photos of LBJ, Bobby Kennedy, and a world upside down in 1968 and 1972, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Photos of Photos of LBJ, Bobby Kennedy, and a world upside down in 1968 and 1972, Washington, DC USA

It’s an amazing opportunity to touch (with gloves) the actual contact sheets and photographs documenting the destruction and delayed/denied renaissance of Washington, DC in 1968 as captured by the photographers of US News and World Report. The entire collection is housed at the Library of Congress (@LibraryCongress) and my visit was a follow-up from what …

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 November Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers

(previous updates are here)

2017.11.26 Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site, Washington, DC USA 0848
2017.11.26 Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site, Washington, DC USA 0848 “The house at No. 1538 Ninth Street NW was the home, office, and workplace of Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950)—the “Father of Black History”—for nearly three decades during the most significant years of his life as a pioneering historian of African-American social and cultural history.” – Library of Congress (View on Flickr.com)

Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my seventh now update. I’m calling it November so that I will challenge myself to do a December update.

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

Now

  • Continuing the deep dive into nutrition, when I learned about the publication of Tim Noakes (@ProfTimNoakes) and Marika Sboros (@MarikaSboros) book: (Lore of Nutrition: Challenging conventional dietary beliefs) I moved all the other books on my list aside. Every physician, myself included, has endured professional bullying in their lifetimes. From my read so far, Noakes’ experience being bullied has been taken to a whole new level. Important reading for anyone who has ever sought to change everything (who, us?)
  • Ongoing study of digital engagement in the 21st century. Interestingly, the Noakes’ book touches on what’s happening with regard to health knowledge, I am working and learning in a very complementary part of the field.
  • Also related to leadership, enjoying learning the lessons of leaders who lead in a world that doesn’t want them to. The long awaited renovation of the Carter G. Woodson House was great to see, the all gender restroom contained within (and the rainbow flag on the establishment next door) says how much the world has learned to ❤️ better. I’ll post about what I learned, in the meantime, here are the photos.

And, this tweet (if you don’t like the news, make your own)

Until next month.

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

Updated 2017.09.27 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers