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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Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in How transphobia is constructed and legitimised in the media – The Oxford Student

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in How transphobia is constructed and legitimised in the media – The Oxford Student

Thanks for publishing my photograph in this excellent piece on bias in the media, @TheOxStu, from Oxford University (a place I have been and have tremendous respect for). I agree with the points made and have posted examples of American media bias in several well known outlets (cough @USAToday, @NPR see- Thanks for publishing my …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Everything You Need To Know About The First Smithsonian African American Film Festival: DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Everything You Need To Know About The First Smithsonian African American Film Festival: DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It’s of one of the most iconic views in Washington, DC, these days, of a most special place, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (@NMAAHC), taken with a borrowed fancy camera. Enjoy. More than 80 movies by and about African Americans will be screened in …

Part 7: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: What the literature says about responses to carbohydrates in a fat-adapted human

Part 7: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: What the literature says about responses to carbohydrates in a fat-adapted human

As I mentioned in part 6 of this series, for a person without known diabetes/prediabetes, the readings from a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) are going to mostly be flat (the incredible ability of our bodies to regulate themselves). As other research has shown (see: Just Read: New Insights into Glucose Dysregulation from Continuous Glucose Monitoring …

Part 6: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Feedback from People Living with Diabetes

Part 6: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Feedback from People Living with Diabetes

As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, a significant reason for me wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) was to understand (a very small portion) what it might be like to have diabetes. I will never fully understand what it is like to have diabetes, and I know that. I do understand what …

Part 5: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Beginning to Share My Data

Part 5: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Beginning to Share My Data

As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, a significant reason for me wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) was to understand (a very small portion) what it might be like to have diabetes. I will never fully understand what it is like to have diabetes, and I know that. I do understand what …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Legislation intended to end sharp rent increases lands in the DC Council – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Legislation intended to end sharp rent increases lands in the DC Council – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photograph in this piece by @jonsteingart for @ggwash. It’s a photograph of the U Street corridor featuring Washington, DC’s tallest mural, produced by @AniekenReloaded. For more information about the mural: A man afraid of heights is painting the tallest mural in D.C. – The Washington Post Tenants could be spared from …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in After 32 Years, The D.C. Government Is Taking Over The High Heel Race: DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in After 32 Years, The D.C. Government Is Taking Over The High Heel Race: DCist

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It was taken during one of my (or my) favorite event in Washington, the annual high heel race.This photograph features our current Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser). Enjoy. The campy event has gone from subversive to city-sponsored. Source: After 32 Years, The D.C. Government Is Taking Over The High Heel …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Events: Give a gigabit of your love (and creativity) to DC – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Events: Give a gigabit of your love (and creativity) to DC – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It was taken in 2014, several cameras ago, at probably the very first DC Funk Parade (@FunkParade) Win money for an app focused city mobility and the environment, hear how to make commutes sustainable at GGWash’s panel, learn about changes to Bethesda’s bikeways, sit down at the green business roundtable, …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Morning Roundup:  DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Morning Roundup:  DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It’s of the upcoming The Meatball Shop (@Meatballers) coming to 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC. Metabolic health is “in.” Plus, this is how much area university presidents make, there may still be slowing on the Red Line, and more news. Source: Morning Roundup: Metro Inspector Gets Job Back …

Part 4: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Unexpected use – CGM to eliminate fatphobia and homophobia (it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate)

Part 4: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Unexpected use - CGM to eliminate fatphobia and homophobia (it's not what you preach, it's what you tolerate)

As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, a significant reason for me wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) was to understand (a very small portion) what it might be like to have diabetes. I will never fully understand what it is like to have diabetes, and I know that. I do understand what …

Part 3: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: What’s Normal?

Part 3: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: What's Normal?

I have been analyzing data from the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) experience I’ve been having (see these posts for more: Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor as a non-diabetic physician , and Part 2: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: The Experience) and I had run into a problem …

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in Can One Person Really Change the World? – It Starts with a Step: Walking for a Better World 

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in Can One Person Really Change the World? – It Starts with a Step: Walking for a Better World 

Thank you for publishing my photos in this wonderful essay about placemaking, by (now book) author Clara Cecil. I love the meaning attached to something that I do every day without thinking about it: Ted, an avid photographer, decided to start taking a picture every day on the way to work to capture a physical …

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