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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.

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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 Read (and thanks for publishing my photos): Inside the Hyper-specific Quest to Add a Transgender Emoji | | Eye on Design

Just Read (and thanks for publishing my photos): Inside the Hyper-specific Quest to Add a Transgender Emoji | | Eye on Design

Thank you Meg Miller and @AIGAeyeondesign for publishing this wonderful piece on the work to add a transgender pride flag emoji to the character set defined by the @Unicode consortium. As the piece indicates, this may be the most documented emoji proposal process in human history. See my blog posts for more info πŸ™‚ . …

Just Read: Conflicts in Nutritional Science: There are some things doctors cannot do

Just Read: Conflicts in Nutritional Science: There are some things doctors cannot do

There’s a saying/complaint that doctors do not get enough nutrition education in medical school. Actually this is wrong. We do get a lot of nutrition education, we just get it from the wrong places. Witness this advertisement from the New York State Medical Journal of Medicine in 1957 (!). Does anyone believe our profession wasn’t …

Thanks for Telling Our Story, in Unicode finally responds to lack of a trans pride flag emoji – FastCompany

Thanks for Telling Our Story, in Unicode finally responds to lack of a trans pride flag emoji - FastCompany

Thank you @FastCompany and @kschwabable for reporting on the origins and experience around proposing a transgender pride flag emoji for the @Unicode character set. To see the details of this process, I’ve documented our work to date here. I was not interviewed for the piece, as requested, because it’s important for people with lived experience …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in 16 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in 16 Things To Do Around D.C. This Week | DCist

Thank you for publishing my photograph, @DCist. It’s of the iconic Howard Theatre (@HowardTheatre), taken at dawn, using a cell phone camera. Sometimes you don’t need expensive glass to see the beauty. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? DCist covers news, city politics, arts, events, culture, and curiosities in Washington, D.C. The site is owned by WAMU …

Just Read: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes (It’s Possible and a Choice for Patients) – A Narrative Review of the Evidence

Just Read: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes (It's Possible and a Choice for Patients) - A Narrative Review of the Evidence

When I went to medical school, I was taught that diabetes is an incurable, chronic disease, a part of human existence that we could only prevent from getting worse. The percentage of people with diabetes when I was taught with was also a fraction of what it is today: Now, in this century, we realize …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Under New Leadership, The Funk Parade Is Returning In May | DCist

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph, in Under New Leadership, The Funk Parade Is Returning In May | DCist

Thank you for including my photograph in this piece, @DCist. It’s of the DC @FunkParade, which happens every year in the U Street corridor. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? DCist covers news, city politics, arts, events, culture, and curiosities in Washington, D.C. The site is owned by WAMU 88.5. Source: Under New Leadership, The Funk Parade …

Photo Friday + Recipe: Low Carbohydrate Mason Jar Ice Cream

Photo Friday + Recipe: Low Carbohydrate Mason Jar Ice Cream

This week’s photograph is also a recipe, for delicious low carbohydrate, healthy fat ice cream. As with the other recipes here, there’s no added sugar, no industrial bean/seed vegetable oils, only real πŸ₯› fat. As predicted, there was no rise in blood sugar following ingestion. Link to Recipe There are a bunch of mason jar …

Just Read: Lifestyle Management, Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2019, American Diabetes Association (behavior, a little less strange – low carbohydrate eating now included)

Just Read: Lifestyle Management, Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes 2019, American Diabetes Association (behavior, a little less strange - low carbohydrate eating now included)

I had noted previously that non-adherence to the latest evidence around nutrition has resulted in strange behavior on the part of nationally respected organizations, who do things like endorse sugar sweetened cereals and pure fruit juice, or advise the consumption of high amounts of dietary carbohydrate in the setting of dietary carbohydrate intolerance. Some of this may be related to visible conflicts of interest.

I recently read the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes and see there has been a change in approach, which I’m calling a little less strange, and quite welcome. I clipped the relevant pages in the slide above, and what they contain are:

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Photo Friday: National Physicians Week – We Came to Produce Health (and help the 🌎 learn to ❀️ better)

Photo Friday: National Physicians Week - We Came to Produce Health (and help the 🌎 learn to ❀️ better)

I asked the group above to be in my National Physicians Week, National Doctors Day photo, because I believe doctors exist to help human beings produce health, which helps them and us, change the world, or as I like to say, help the 🌎 learn to ❀️ better. This week, I also learned that fellow …

Photo Friday: Low(er) Carb, Health(ier) fat Spring Rolls & Exploding myths about what an LCHF diet is

Photo Friday: Low(er) Carb, Health(ier) fat Spring Rolls & Exploding myths about what an LCHF diet is

These wonderful morsels of real food were handcrafted in the Thrive Kitchen at Kaiser Permanente Mission Bay in San Francisco (itself a LEED Platinum building) under the guidance of Chef Linda Shiue, MD (@SpiceBoxTravels).

Linda brought us her culinary skills, her medical acumen, and her creativity and enjoyment of the beauty of food as we made these, in lower carbohydrate and higher carbohydrate (with rice paper and whole grain rice) versions.

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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 πŸ™‚

Capital TransPride – my 6th

Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018

Invisibility is so 20th Century.

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 πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

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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