Official Post from Mighty Casey: This week’s edition features a conversation I had with Ted Eytan, a family medicine doc who’s the Medical Director of the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in DC. We talked about how the science of what people should eat to keep themselves from feeling like they’ve been attached to an air-hSource: Healthcare Is HILARIOUS! June 7 2018 edition – TED EYTAN! | Mighty Casey on Patreon
Casey Quinlan (@MightyCasey) is in a group of people I know who are:
- Smarter than I am
- Not to be messed with (which I operationalize as “don’t say no to them, life is much better that way”)
- Able to inspire me in 30 seconds or less
She has the additional distinction of making me laugh. A lot. For a long time. Whenever I see her.
I did participate in an episode of her new podcast Healthcare is HILARIOUS because of our additional connection in the nutrition space. We’re both concerned about this:
Information as seeds
Because I am photographically inclined, I recorded the day that the seeds were planted. I like the concept, information as seeds, because the last time I met someone who wanted to be told what to do or what to eat was probably never.
Reminders of my first Transgender Pride experience
This experience reminds me of the time I decided to participate in Capital Transpride (@DCTranspride365) for the first time in 2013 (see: Why I’m going to Capital TransPride this weekend, at a time when the rest of the medical profession was actively choosing not to participate. At this point, I had read enough, seen enough, and interacted enough to know what the right direction was for me as a physician and citizen, and for the medical profession. I/we were proven correct.
In this journey, I learned at the One Archives in Los Angeles, the largest LGBTQ archives in the world (see: How Long is Too Long to Wait: Visiting the largest repository of LGBTQ archives in the World | ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at University of Southern California) that it’s important to spend time studying those who oppose you. The Phyllis Schlafly and Dr. Laura folders had just a few pieces of content in them.
In this case, the same thing is happening. I’ve branched out a little into the papers, videos of those who don’t agree with the approach outlined by the diabetes reversal/metabolic health community. Paradoxically, I see several areas of confluence…probably a topic for another ‘cast.
My coming out
It’s fitting that this episode comes out during 2018 LGBTQ Pride. I am officially coming out as human interested in people taking control over their own health destiny. Again.
And, a reminder of my independence of opinion, freedom from conflict and associated disclaimers: