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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Washington, DC Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Meetup: Food Entrepreneurship within a Desolate Industrial Food Landscape

Washington, DC Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Meetup: Food Entrepreneurship within a Desolate Industrial Food Landscape

If you don’t like the news, go make your own / the future doesn’t create itself / the future has to start somewhere and it’s usually here. Thank you David Birsen & Nadine Calderon, founders of Washington, DC based Revol Snax (@RevolSnax) and part of Washnington, DC’s Union Kitchen Accelerator (@UnionKitchenDC) for presenting at the …

Thanks for Quoting me, in Transgender advocates adopt lobster emoji – Portland Press Herald

Thanks for Quoting me, in Transgender advocates adopt lobster emoji - Portland Press Herald

Thanks for quoting me in this piece mentioned below, Portland Press Herald (@PressHerald). I agree with the sentiments of the artists (Charlie_Craggs) starting this movement – Emoji is (has become) more than just a character set. Inclusion and exclusions of significant parts of society can be reflective of bias: “Emojis are a way for the …

Photo Friday: The Inextricable Linkage between Health and Sustainability, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: The Inextricable Linkage between Health and Sustainability, Washington, DC USA

Health and sustainability are inextricably linked. Sick humans on a healthy planet are not more sustainable than healthy humans on a sick planet. I applaud WeWork’s (@WeWork) commitment to the environment. Climate Change is a threat to human health. At the same time that meat is not being catered for corporate events, there are copious …

Just Read: Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Hypertriglyceridemic Patients With Statin-Controlled LDL Cholesterol – Impact of Nutrition? (not discussed)

Just Read: Increased Cardiovascular Risk in Hypertriglyceridemic Patients With Statin-Controlled LDL Cholesterol - Impact of Nutrition? (not discussed)

This is a study done using data from Kaiser Permanente, performed by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research (@KPCHR), looking at the relationship between triglyceride levels and cardiovascular disease in a group of patients who had their LDL’s controlled (values of 40 to 100 mg/dl). H/T @MacroFour for the link. I believe the paper …

Just Read: Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN

Just Read: Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN

Federal Commission for Nutrition. Vegan diets: review of nutritional benefits and risks. Expert report of the FCN [Internet]. Bern: Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office 2018. Available from: https://www.eek.admin.ch/eek/de/home/pub/ernaehrungsbezogene-und-gesundheitliche-vor–und-nachteile-einer.html (scroll down for English version) In the #FMRevolution, there’s no limit to ideas of interest when it comes to health… First (#Food4Thought18), now this. The Swiss …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo (and allow me to summarize), in Protecting minority rights can undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court in the eyes of many Americans | LSE USCentre

Thanks for Publishing my Photo (and allow me to summarize), in Protecting minority rights can undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court in the eyes of many Americans | LSE USCentre

Thank you (again) for publishing my photograph, @LSEUSAblog, in this piece written by Michael Zills. I understand the premise, however, I can be much more efficient in expressing it, to save time: Change = Loss Love Always Wins This Century is the Best Century Might as well add these Equality Equals Health Visibility Equals Life …

Just Read: New Insights into Glucose Dysregulation from Continuous Glucose Monitoring & Foods Most Recommended for Reversing Prediabetes Seem to Have Greatest Potential to Cause Prediabetes

Just Read: New Insights into Glucose Dysregulation from Continuous Glucose Monitoring & Foods Most Recommended for Reversing Prediabetes Seem to Have Greatest Potential to Cause Prediabetes

This was bound to happen, and h/t Zoe Harcombe (@ZoeHarcombe) to alerting us to this new study looking at the measurements coming from continuous glucose monitors in a 30-57 subjects all various states of metabolic health. New technology shows early signs of metabolic unhealth In the slide above, the challenges to glucose regulation can be …

Photo Friday: Narrative Art and Exploding Myths in the era of Diabetes Reversal

Photo Friday: Narrative Art and Exploding Myths in the era of Diabetes Reversal

I’ve discovered that what I do has a name – “Narrative Art” (thank you George Lucas) Every photo tells a story, I’ve been asked to tell this one (just this once…) There doesn’t seem to be an enormous mea culpa from the scientific community that we got it wrongFiona Godlee, Editor in Chief, The BMJ, …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, MSN, in Looking back at 100 years of military history – Noting that mine is the cap on the 100 years

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, MSN, in Looking back at 100 years of military history - Noting that mine is the cap on the 100 years

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @MSN. (I didn’t know MSN was still publishing?) In any event, I found it interesting that my photograph is the last one in the series of photographs about “100 years of military history.” This says something about legacies. Every photograph tells a story, and the placement of this one tells …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Let’s bring 20,000 shared bikes to DC – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Let’s bring 20,000 shared bikes to DC – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. This photo was taken on a very unseasonably warm evening, the night before the inauguration of President Barack Obama, in January, 2013. In the intervening year I became fascinated by alternate modes of transportation, and learned, incidentally, how the standards of pavement markings are set, and sometimes not set …

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.

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

My my my 💜 | Photo: @tedeytan

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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

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