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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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Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in 5 Companies Resisting President Trump’s Policies In 2018, TriplePundit

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in 5 Companies Resisting President Trump’s Policies In 2018, TriplePundit

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @TriplePundit. It was taken in front of the White House at a protest against the removal of protections for people who are transgender or gender nonconforming (#WontBeErased). The Home – Business Statement for Transgender Equality includes over 180 companies, including the one I work for, who issued this statement …

Just Read: Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009–2016 (Are you in the 12%? here’s how I am)

Just Read: Prevalence of Optimal Metabolic Health in American Adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009–2016 (Are you in the 12%? here's how I am)

This paper, written by lead author See: June Stevens, at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, is an analysis of 7 years of NHANES data (a United States’ commissioned annual survey of people’s health) and their likelihood of being in metabolic health. Early Days, We Still only Define Metabolic Disease As we learned a long …

Just Read: Continuous glucose monitoring: A review of the technology and clinical use (except no mention of diet, diabetes prevention, or diabetes reversal)

Just Read: Continuous glucose monitoring: A review of the technology and clinical use (except no mention of diet, diabetes prevention, or diabetes reversal)

This paper, published in 2017, provides an overview of studies and potential applications of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) done to date. The paper is of interest to me as I’ve been wearing a CGM as a non-diabetic, normoglycemic, physician for some time now (see: Part 1: Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The Best Of DCist, 2018 | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The Best Of DCist, 2018 | DCist

Thanks for using my photograph as the featured image for this recap of 2018, @DCist. It was taken in 2017 in Washington, DC, at the now defunct Town Danceboutique, a welcoming place for the LGBTQ community in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington, DC DCist might have started the year in non-existence, but I like to …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Greatest Greatest Hits: Your favorite posts of 2018 – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Greatest Greatest Hits: Your favorite posts of 2018 – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photo, @ggwash, in this recap of posts from 2018. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? I can’t wait to acquire more images of Washington, DC, in 2019 🙂 Dear readers, as this new year begins I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support. In 2018, we brought you 1,157 …

Photo Friday: Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat Spiced Walnut Cookies, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Low Carbohydrate Healthy Fat Spiced Walnut Cookies, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photograph is also this week’s recipe. Like the others on this blog, these cookies contain: No added sugar No refined grains No vegetable oils Trying to set the universe right with too many diabetogenic recipes masquerading as healthy 🙂 . The Recipe Link below to the recipe; no endorsement implied, always a good …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in It’s easier to close a service station in DC now, but you still need permission to “structurally alter” one – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in It’s easier to close a service station in DC now, but you still need permission to “structurally alter” one – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s of a gas station, one with a lot of history, at the intersection of 15th and U Street, Northwest, in Washington, DC (of course). Click through to the image to learn more. If you operate a gas station in DC, there’s no workable way to close it or …

Just Read: Hospitals Lead by Poor Example: An Assessment of Snacks, Soda, and Junk Food Availability in Veterans Affairs Hospitals

Just Read: Hospitals Lead by Poor Example: An Assessment of Snacks, Soda, and Junk Food Availability in Veterans Affairs Hospitals

It’s not just us. More and more physicians are noting an unhealthy food environment where they work to save lives. In this study, physicians used the Freedom of Information Act process to get information about food available at VHA hospitals. Process verification for a Freedom of Information Act request was used to assess government-run inpatient …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in D.C. Officially Hits 700,000 Residents For The First Time Since 1975 | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in D.C. Officially Hits 700,000 Residents For The First Time Since 1975 | DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It’s of a DC Flag day, several cameras (and years) ago. Good to know that the most inclusive city in the 🌎, is also one of the ones that’s growing fastest. It’s what happens in the future. Since 2010, the District’s population has expanded by more than 15 percent. …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Ten Facts You May Not Know About Navy Yard | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Ten Facts You May Not Know About Navy Yard | DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It’s of Navy Yard at the somewhat-annual @CapitalPrideDC pool party. Equality looks good on everyone, doesn’t it. 🏳️‍🌈 We’re taking you beyond the ballpark, beyond the travails of Trump staffers, for a look at what else is hidden around the area. Source: Ten Facts You May Not Know About …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Immigrants Make Up 15 Percent Of D.C.’s Population | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Immigrants Make Up 15 Percent Of D.C.’s Population | DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It was taken in the early days of the current administration. These are the things that happen in the most inclusive city in the 🌎. Mayor Bowser has released the “State of Immigrants in the District of Columbia” report to gain insight into how immigrants are acclimating to …

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