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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.

👨‍⚕️ Family Medicine
🇺🇸 Washington #DC USA
📸 #SonyAlpha #shotoniphone
🕊 #LCHF #Nutrition #Fitness #RealFood
🏳️‍🌈 #LGBTQ #Equality
😀 #Optimist
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Updated February, 2019. Featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

Posts

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Do aspartame and artificial sweeteners help or hinder weight loss? – Cancer Research UK Science blog (and how a “Meat:NO” policy is often a “Diabetes:YES” policy in the work environment)

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Do aspartame and artificial sweeteners help or hinder weight loss? - Cancer Research UK  Science blog (and how a "Meat:NO" policy is often a "Diabetes:YES" policy in the work environment)

Thanks for selecting my photo, Cancer Research UK (@CR_UK), to illustrate this piece on the health effects of artificial sweeteners (hint, they are not positive, more info below). I normally wouldn’t write a post about a post showcasing a photo of sugar sweetened beverages that I’ve taken, however in this case, the photo has special …

Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Muffins With Cream Cheese Filling

Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Muffins With Cream Cheese Filling

Recipe time! This one is for cLow Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Pumpkin Muffins With Cream Cheese Filling (I know, I was not generous enough with the cream cheese filling, life is always a rehearsal…) Like the other recipes, the features that make this one more compatible with metabolic health are: No added sugar No grains (whole …

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Testimony of Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor on the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs – D.C. Policy Center

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Testimony of Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor on the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - D.C. Policy Center

Thank you (again) @DCPolicyCenter for using one of my photographs in your post, linked to below, containing another excellent analysis of the lesser-known economic impact of consumer affairs, specifically licensing. It’s a good read. Testimony of Executive Director Yesim Sayin Taylor on the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs – D.C. Policy Center Source: Testimony …

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in D.C. Will Offer Financial Help For Immigrants Applying For Citizenship | DCist

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in D.C. Will Offer Financial Help For Immigrants Applying For Citizenship | DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It was taken in 2017 at a community dialogue around TravelBan 2.0. I appreciate the ability to capture images of our time in our nation’s capital. ✌️ The fund will provide each person with up to $725 to help offset the costs of applying for citizenship. Source: D.C. …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in 14 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in 14 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week | DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It was taken in Washington, DC (of course) in the historic Blagden Alley (See: Photo Friday: Blagden Alley, Washington, DC USA) This week, there are plenty of opportunities to make some art, learn a skill, or get educated on a niche topic. Source: 14 Things To Do Around …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Washington DC becomes the first territory in the US to ban gay ‘cure’ therapy for adults – Gay Times Magazine

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Washington DC becomes the first territory in the US to ban gay 'cure' therapy for adults - Gay Times Magazine

Thank you for using my photo to illustrate this story, @GayTimesMag These are the things that happen in the most inclusive city in the 🌎, the protection of human beings to live in their true identities. It’s what I came to health care to help people do. I continue to love this century 🙂 New …

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in We got the NEWS! – ShoutOut! James Madison University

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in We got the NEWS! – ShoutOut! James Madison University

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @ShoutOutJMU, the James Madison University feminist blog. I support voices from the future, especially ones who say: The wording of the policy is shotty, to say the least. Certain transgender folk are able to serve in the military if they are at least three years “stable” after starting hormones …

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Turning the Women’s March Into a Mass Movement Was Never Going to Be Simple | The Nation

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Turning the Women’s March Into a Mass Movement Was Never Going to Be Simple | The Nation

Thanks for publishing my photograph of the 2017 Women’s March, @TheNation. Social movements are never easy, nor do they follow a clear trajectory. However, the future has to start somewhere, and it’s usually here, which is why we #WeAreDC. Enjoy the photograph. The reason goes to the heart of inclusive, democratic movement building. Source: Turning …

Low-Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Peanut Butter Cookies

Low-Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe time! This one is for cookies with 4 ingredients (well, 5, I added low-carbohydrate chocolate chips) Like the other recipes, the features that make this one more compatible with metabolic health are: No added sugar No grains (whole or refined) No added industrial bean/seed vegetable oils And by the way, since it’s estimated that …

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