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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

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Just Completed: RCGP e-learning Course: Type 2 diabetes and the low GI diet, comparing to my ABFM educational experience

Just Completed: RCGP e-learning  Course: Type 2 diabetes and the low GI diet, comparing to my ABFM educational experience

As discussed in @DrAseemMalhotra’s testimony to the UK Parliament last week: In June, 2018, the Royal College of General Practitioners (@rcgp) published an e-learning course “Type 2 diabetes and the low GI diet” with lead author Dr. David Unwin (@lowcarbGP): Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly common and progressive disease, the progression of which can …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Could “build higher” untangle a thorny Shaw school controversy? – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Could “build higher” untangle a thorny Shaw school controversy? – Greater Greater Washington

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @ggwash, in this in depth piece, which I will not try to summarize in this post. I recall I took this photograph when I was first learning photoshop. Here’s what I created with it, how did I do (no endorsement of any candidate implied)? Two groups of DC school …

Last Century: “You Are What You Eat” – This Century: “You Are What You Do With What You Eat”

Last Century: "You Are What You Eat" - This Century: "You Are What You Do With What You Eat"

In the last century, people were told based on faulty science, “you are what you eat.” In this century we now know “you are what you do with what you eat.” Continuous glucose monitors (#CGM) confirm the science we were taught in medical school works as advertised. Combined with a #FoodNotPharma approach, we could end …

Video Friday: Life is a beautiful one of these – Rehoboth Beach, DE via Drone

Video Friday: Life is a beautiful one of these - Rehoboth Beach, DE via Drone

I am doing video very sparingly (I’m more of a still photo person). There are also very few places in the United States where it’s legal to fly a drone. Rehoboth Beach, DE is one of them, and a beautiful one. Enjoy the video, and some stills below. Music credit: Drift by Scott Buckley – …

Just Read: DIETFITS new analysis showing benefits for low carbohydrate over low fat diets for blood lipids – changing the focus from weight to metabolic health

Just Read: DIETFITS new analysis showing benefits for low carbohydrate over low fat diets for blood lipids - changing the focus from weight to metabolic health

This heavily paywalled study is a more thorough analysis of something that caught my eye and was glossed over in the original publication of DIETFITS last year, which showed that weight loss was equivalent in groups of people who either ate a healthy low carbohydrate or a healthy low-fat diet. The conclusion for some was …

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in How can D.C. make bikesharing family-friendly? – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in How can D.C. make bikesharing family-friendly? - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for publishing my photos, @DCPolicyCenter (and syndicated to @ggwash) in another excellent analysis involving data, insights, active transportation, and Washington, DC – many of my favorite things 🙂 . D.C. is still a pioneer in bikesharing, but more must be done for it to be a part of local families’ car-free transportation options. Source: …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in What These 2020 Candidates’ DC Neighborhoods Tell Us About Them | Washingtonian

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in What These 2020 Candidates' DC Neighborhoods Tell Us About Them | Washingtonian

Thanks (again) for publishing one of my photographs, @Washingtonian. This one was taken in the Ivy City Neighborhood of Washington, DC (of course) Here’s a more recent one of the same landmark, taken at the @CapitalPrideDC annual reveal event. Equality Equals Health 🙂 . Mostly, that they want to live near work. But let’s dig …

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 …

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