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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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🕊 #LCHF #Nutrition #Fitness #RealFood
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Updated February, 2019. Featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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Thanks for publishing my photo, PoPville, in Councilmember Grosso: “The criminalization of sex work has caused more harm than good. D.C. needs a new approach.”

Thanks for publishing my photo, PoPville, in Councilmember Grosso: “The criminalization of sex work has caused more harm than good. D.C. needs a new approach.”

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Popville. It’s an image of the White House, in Washington, DC (of course), from a newly remodeled rooftop. Enjoy. Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted EytanEd. Note: Yesterday we heard the other side.From Councilmember Grosso’s office:”The following is Councilmember David Grosso’s opening statement delivered at the Committee on Judiciary and …

Just Read: Plant-based foods are 70% of Americans’ Daily Calories – What should future dietary guidance be?

Just Read: Plant-based foods are 70% of Americans' Daily Calories - What should future dietary guidance be?

This data isn’t new, and it’s not enjoyed by anyone I’ve seen write about it, including plant-based or plant-free eating advocates. It paints an unseemly picture of the Standard American Diet (SAD) or a diet gone wrong. According to ERS’s loss-adjusted food availability data, total daily calories per person decreased by 2 percent between 2000 …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Urban Turf, in NIMBYs, TODs and 100-Year Floods: Land Use Amendments Reflect DC’s Changing Development Priorities

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Urban Turf, in NIMBYs, TODs and 100-Year Floods: Land Use Amendments Reflect DC’s Changing Development Priorities

Thanks for publishing my photograph, Urban Turf DC. The title is a mouthful; it refers to Washington, DC’s comprehensive plan, which is of great importance in our nation’s capital. The photograph is from one of Washington, DC’s newest rooftops, in the NoMA neighborhood. Enjoy. This Element of the recently released Comprehensive Plan draft establishes new …

Just Read: Trends in Dietary Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat Intake and Diet Quality Among US Adults, 1999-2016 – 83% of Carbohydrates are from low quality sources

Just Read: Trends in Dietary Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat Intake and Diet Quality Among US Adults, 1999-2016 - 83% of Carbohydrates are from low quality sources

This paper is a review of the dietary habits of Americans from 1999 – 2016, a follow-up from a previous analysis, using the NHANES database. As the chart above shows: As of 2015, the majority of energy in a typical American’s diet comes from carbohydrates (50.5%), 83.2% of them considered low quality. This has gone …

Just Re-Read: Americans have been following dietary guidelines, coincident with the rise in obesity

Just Re-Read: Americans have been following dietary guidelines, coincident with the rise in obesity

For me this is actually a re-read, since NHANES data is continually being recycled to attempt to describe what’s been happening with American diets. This paper modeled data from 1965 (pre-NHANES, USDA Household Food Consumption Survey used for this year) through to 2011. It describes what is essentially a flip in the American population in …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, PoPville in “Eaton DC going beef- free for the month of October 2019.” – except why not replace with a whole food plant-based option instead of an artificial, bio-engineered one?

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, PoPville in “Eaton DC going beef- free for the month of October 2019.” - except why not replace with a whole food plant-based option instead of an artificial, bio-engineered one?

Thanks for including my photo in this reprint of an @EatonWorkshop press release. As I mentioned when @FastCompany published a similar article, I have questions about how helpful this substitution is: Thanks for Publishing my Photo, FastCompany, in Eaton DC hotel goes beef-free to help … except I’m not sure how replacement with ultra-processed, bioengineered …

Calculating carbon footprint as a non-diabetic physician on an LCHF diet

Calculating carbon footprint as a non-diabetic physician on an LCHF diet

People who eat animal-sourced foods to maintain their metabolic health are equicapable and equiresponsible for mitigating climate change. Calculating carbon footprint It’s very difficult, if not impossible, to accurately calculate one’s carbon footprint, because of the different assumptions made about lifestyle in each model. I’ve purchased offsets through the United Nations so I’m using their …

Purchasing Carbon Offsets as a non-diabetic physician on an LCHF diet – How, What, Why

Purchasing Carbon Offsets as a non-diabetic physician on an LCHF diet - How, What, Why

It’s relatively easy to offset one’s carbon footprint with verified projects/vehicles through the United Nations (@UNFCCC) as well as other organizations. How I visited the site(s) of reputable carbon offset providers. I elected to go with the United Nations, as well as another provider, CoolEffect. a. I chose not to go with a provider related …

Photo Friday: “Look Out!” – Haunting reminders of doctors not meeting people where they are (failure rate of this approach: 100%), Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: "Look Out!" - Haunting reminders of doctors not meeting people where they are (failure rate of this approach: 100%), Washington, DC USA

This happened in our lifetimes. I have witnessed examples just like this in my own career. Including in this decade. Look Out! In this undated photo, DC First Responders are warned that residents of certain homes are suffering from AIDS. These photographs are part of an exhibit of queer history in Washington, DC. Success rate …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Draft updates to part of DC’s comprehensive plan are good news for housing advocates – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in Draft updates to part of DC’s comprehensive plan are good news for housing advocates – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It was taken in Washington, DC, in the H Street corridor. For more on the history of H Street, NE, see this blog post: Photo Friday: On assignment for UrbanTurf: Healing H Street, NE, Washington, DC USA I say this street is being destroyed for (at least) the third …

Most important part of this week’s published nutritional guideline recommendations – personal preferences and values are respected

Most important part of this week’s published nutritional guideline recommendations - personal preferences and values are respected

The most important part of this week’s published nutritional guideline recommendations – personal preferences and values are respected. …other guidelines have paid little or no attention to the reasons people eat meat, and the extent to which they would choose to reduce meat consumption given small and uncertain health benefits. Indeed, no prior dietary guideline …