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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 November, 2018. Featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat Chocolate Chip Cookies

By request. These cookies: Have no added sugar Do not contain industrial bean/seed oils (or any vegetable oils) Do not contain refined grains 2.3g carbohydrates, 17g fat per serving, resulting in minimal to no impact to glucose levels as tested using a continuous glucose monitor. Link to recipe Soft chocolate chip cookes More photos Because …

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph in The 6 DC Neighborhoods Where You Paid Above Asking in 2018

Thanks for Publishing my Photograph in The 6 DC Neighborhoods Where You Paid Above Asking in 2018

Thank you for publishing my photograph, UrbanTurf_DC. The photograph is of historic U street at dusk. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? Strong competition on the DC housing market led buyers to shift their attention elsewhere in the city. Here are the six neighborhoods where buyers paid above asking this year. Source: The 6 DC Neighborhoods Where …

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in In The Money: Major Changes Are Coming To D.C. Elections | DCist

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in In The Money: Major Changes Are Coming To D.C. Elections | DCist

Thank you (again) for publishing one of my photographs, @DCist. This one is of a Get Out the Vote event staffed/supported by LGBTQ people in Washington, DC. What was great about the scene was the diversity of people engaged, taking control of their health and life destiny, one of the reasons we are all here. …

Photo Friday: Women from the future, making history

Photo Friday: Women from the future, making history

This week’s photograph, taken in Washington, DC (of course) is of three women who are making history: Brianna Titone (@BriannaforHD27), Colorado HD27, the first Colorado State Legislator who is transgender Monika Nemeth (@TheMonikaNemeth), ANC3F Commissioner, the first elected official in Washington, DC who is transgender Danica Roem (@pwcdanica), Delegate, 13th District, Virginia House of Delegates, …

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in What DC can learn from walkable communities around the country (Part 2) – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in What DC can learn from walkable communities around the country (Part 2) – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photographs, @ggwash, and for helping DC stay walkable 🙂 . Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful? Urbanist author Philip Langdon uses six neighborhoods around the country of varying density, age, urban character, and geographical location as case examples for which kinds of built environments lead to places that are walkable, community-oriented, pleasant to …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in CNN White House Lawsuit And Media’s Changing Role | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in CNN White House Lawsuit And Media's Changing Role | Georgia Public Broadcasting

Thanks for publishing my photograph in this story, @MyGPB. It was taken in the national @NPR newsroom in 2013, at a different time, when photographs were allowed in this part of the building. That time has now passed…. enjoy the photograph in the meantime. After a contentious interaction between CNN’s Jim Acosta and President Donald …

Just Read: The Metabolic Advantages of a Lower Carbohydrate Diet

Just Read: The Metabolic Advantages of a Lower Carbohydrate Diet

In English: following weight loss, people on lower carbohydrate diets were able to eat more food to keep their weight stable than people on high carb low-fat diets, putting another nail in the coffin of low fat diets and “calories-in/calories-out” – weight may be more dependent on hormonal interaction with food (insulin/ghrelin/leptin) than on simple …

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat)

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (Low Carbohydrate, Healthy Fat)

Like the other recipes I’m sharing, this one is low carbohydrate, healthy fat, with no added sugar no industrial bean/seed/vegatable oils no refined grains (this is probably obvious from the photograph) Impact on blood glucose As expected, when part of an overall low-carbohydrate, real-food thanksgiving meal, there was minimal to no glucose excursions, as measured …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Museums, Neighborhoods, and Gentrification: Lessons from the Nation’s Capital | Nonprofit Quarterly

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Museums, Neighborhoods, and Gentrification: Lessons from the Nation’s Capital | Nonprofit Quarterly

Thanks for publishing my photograph in this great piece about a great exhibit in Washington, DC, @npquarterly. A Right to the City explores the history of neighborhood change in the nation’s capital, and its rich history of neighborhood organizing and civic engagement that transformed the city in the face of tremendous odds. – More info …

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