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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Go ahead, have a dream – Photos from 2017 #MLKDay Peace Walk and Parade, Anacostia, Washington, DC USA

Go ahead, have a dream - Photos from 2017 #MLKDay Peace Walk and Parade, Anacostia, Washington, DC USA

This year was the 12th Annual Peace Walk and Parade, through the Anacostia neighborhood in Washington, DC. Photos are from the DC Center for the LGBT Community (@thedccenter) contingent, who were welcomed along the parade route. It’s what happens in the most inclusive city in the world. All photos @CreativeCommons licensed, enjoy.

Just Read: Do low-carbon-emission diets lead to higher nutritional quality and positive health outcomes? A systematic review of the literature.

Just Read: Do low-carbon-emission diets lead to higher nutritional quality and positive health outcomes? A systematic review of the literature.

As the title says, this study looks at whether low-carbon-emission diets (typically those that include less meat, more grains) are correlated with better health. This is important because Climate change is a risk to human health. Climate change increases disparities because it disproportionally affects vulnerable populations. Diversity allows the human species to survive 🙂 Diets …

Thanks for using my photos, in For poor DC residents, safety from sexual violence means access – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photos, in For poor DC residents, safety from sexual violence means access – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photos, @ggwash and @TheJessicaRaven, and for the important piece on disparities in safety. Thanks also to Washington, DC for leading the nation in the conversation and gathering first-of-its-kind data: A 2017 DC Human Rights study showed that 48 percent of DC employers preferred a less qualified cisgender applicant over a more …

Thanks for publishing my photos, in The Wharf development raises the question: How affordable is ‘affordable’? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photos, in The Wharf development raises the question: How affordable is ‘affordable’? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photos to illustrate this piece on affordable housing in Washington, DC, @ggwash & author @GordonAChaffin. The photographs are of the new development @TheWharfDC, and were taken just after it opened. The piece and the comments below it are worth a read if you’re interested in reducing health and life disparities. Washington, …

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Popville, in “Maybe reposting can help him find a ride, or at least some community???”

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Popville, in "Maybe reposting can help him find a ride, or at least some community???"

What a freakin’ gorgeous picture!https://www.popville.com/2018/01/poor-greg/#comment-3705333647 Thanks for publishing my photograph @Popville. Some days while walking I wonder if I’ll see anything worth taking a photo of, and then I turn the corner 🙂 . ❤️ DC California is not all roses and rainbows Greg but I hear ya. Thanks to Allison for passing on, “Poor …

Just Read: Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture

Just Read: Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture

This study, published in November, 2017, is authored by scientists at Virginia Tech and the US Department of Agriculture, and models a food production scenario in the United States that eliminates animals. This view is interesting because it requires several assumptions to be made, which the authors list: Assumptions when animals are removed from US …

Photo Friday: Before there was the WELL Building Standard, there was Montgomery Meigs’ Pension Building (now the National Building Museum)

Photo Friday: Before there was the WELL Building Standard, there was Montgomery Meigs' Pension Building (now the National Building Museum)

This week’s photograph was taken at the former Pension building, now the National Building Museum, in Washington, DC USA. Because this year commemorates 50 years since #dc1968 (@dc1968project), institutions all over Washington are providing historical context and other programming (which is deeply distracting to history geeks everywhere). The building was designed for health, way before …

Thanks for using my photos in your media kit, WAMU, Washington, DC affiliate of National Public Radio – Confirmed: Washington, DC is #MostGorgeousCity

Thanks for using my photos in your media kit, WAMU, Washington, DC affiliate of National Public Radio - Confirmed:  Washington, DC is #MostGorgeousCity

Thanks for using my photographs in your media kit, @wamu885, the Washington, DC, affiliate of National Public Radio (@NPR). Two photographs are used, one of U Street, NW, and another of North Capitol Street, both places where the future continues to be born. As it says in the title of the post, it’s confirmed, Washington, …

Thanks for publishing my photograph in Breakfast links: These parts of DC could be under water by 2100 – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph in Breakfast links: These parts of DC could be under water by 2100 – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s of the brand new WharfDC (@TheWharfDC) development, attached to an article about the potential impacts of climate change on on our nation’s capital. Rolling Stone magazine did an in depth review of Washington, DC’s ability to withstand significant flooding, and the news is less than good: What Happens …

Thanks for publishing my photograph in Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Against Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Religious ‘License to Discriminate’ Law – The New Civil Rights Movement

Thanks for publishing my photograph in Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Against Mississippi's Anti-Gay Religious 'License to Discriminate' Law - The New Civil Rights Movement

Thanks for publishing my photograph @NewCivilRights. The situation as described (for now) is unfortunate. It reminds me of photographs like this – hopefully these signs will stay in museums. Source: Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case Against Mississippi’s Anti-Gay Religious ‘License to Discriminate’ Law – The New Civil Rights Movement

Thanks for publishing my photograph in Celebrating the Revolutionary Work of a 100-Year-Old Activist – New York Minute Magazine

Thanks for publishing my photograph in Celebrating the Revolutionary Work of a 100-Year-Old Activist – New York Minute Magazine

Thanks for publishing my photograph @NYMinuteMag. The thing that’s interesting about the photograph is that it was taken with Google Glass. Probably the first (and last) time using that camera 🙂 Regardless it’s a pleasure being in walking distance at all times to the places where the future was born. It’s why the camera doesn’t …

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