Just Performed: As guest on The Herdmates Sodcast – “You can focus on maximizing human flourishing, or minimizing human impact” – Sustainability in health care, healthy people, healthy planet, not one or the other

I’ve been to Mars and played with Elvis; I haven’t been interviewed by a real forage agronomist, until now…

Peter Ballerstedt, PhD (@Grassbased) has been a mentor to me since discovering the interconnectedness between our health, metabolic health, and the food that we produce to sustain it. The quote in the title comes from Peter, not from me, and has personally helped me frame the goals we are trying to reach when we think about sustainability, because

  • Climate change is a threat to human health
  • Metabolic disease is a threat to human health
  • We have to take steps to mitigate both
  • This is the decade of “data over dogma”

The podcast is a bit “world according to Ted.” In some circles this is entertaining 🙂 .

Or as it was once sung…

I am what I am, I am my own special creationGloria Gaynor

Watch / listen

“Meet Your Herdmates, Ted Eytan, MD”

Audio version (or wherever you get podcasts): Meet Your Herdmates – 13 – Dr. Ted Eytan, MD

Relevant Visuals

As it says in the intro, I am a visual storyteller. Here are several visuals from the stories told.

Disclaimers/Conflicts of Interest (I have none)

2018.11.07 Low Carb and Low Carbon 584
2018.11.07 Low Carb and Low Carbon 584 (View on Flickr.com)

My Calculated carbon footprint

2020.10 Low Carb and Low Carbon - Ted Eytan MD-1001 1015
2020.10 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD-1001 1015 (View on Flickr.com)

Carbon footprint, the pharmaceutical industry

2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon - Ted Eytan MD 1001-766
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD 1001-766 (View on Flickr.com)

Carbon footprint, health care

2019.09.23 Climate Strike DC, Washington, DC USA 266 20026
2019.09.23 Climate Strike DC, Washington, DC USA 266 20026 (View on Flickr.com)

Physician nutrition education – it has always been there – just not from the right places

2018.02.11 Pharmaceutical Ads, New York State Journal of Medicine, 1957 310
2018.02.11 Pharmaceutical Ads, New York State Journal of Medicine, 1957 310 (View on Flickr.com)

Remembering an era where doctors were always right and diversity was less expansive

2018.01.14 Pharmaceutical Ads from the 20th Century 226
2018.01.14 Pharmaceutical Ads from the 20th Century 226 (View on Flickr.com)

The food at sustainability meetings, the kind that makes health care UNsustainable

2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon - Ted Eytan MD-1001 788
2018.05 Low Carb and Low Carbon – Ted Eytan MD-1001 788 (View on Flickr.com)

The fat-free seasonal greek yogurt parfait with homemade granola at a sustainability conference that started a meaningful conversation (the featured image in this post)

A great illustration of the challenge that environmental advocates seem to have in understanding the science of nutrition – nothing about this photograph says “health” OR “sustainability”

2019.05.01 EcoAmerica Climate Leadership Summit, Washington, DC USA 9413
2019.05.01 EcoAmerica Climate Leadership Summit, Washington, DC USA 9413 (View on Flickr.com)

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