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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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Photo Friday: The One Thing I Know for Sure after the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Public Meeting

Photo Friday: The One Thing I Know for Sure after the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Public Meeting

…is that I can be in a normoglycemic state all day through diet. This photograph was taken in Washington, DC (of course), while sitting with physicians from the future, following the second public meeting of the US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. I happened to be sitting next to Georgia Ede, MD (@GeorgiaEdeMD), who is an/the …

Just Read and adding comments from our experience: “We Just Got 230 New Emojis, But Still No Trans Flag” – VICE

Just Read and adding comments from our experience: "We Just Got 230 New Emojis, But Still No Trans Flag" - VICE

On this day after World Emoji Day, thanks to Anna Iovine (@AnnaRoseIovine) and @Vice for publishing this story on the transgender pride flag emoji. I’m adding commentary, background, and a not-yet published quote from one of our global collaborators, the awesome Tea Uglow (@teaelleu). The following quote from the piece is correct (and thanks for …

Because humans spend 90% of their time in buildings, where their health and lives are shaped – my year as a concept advisor for the WELL Building Standard

Because humans spend 90% of their time in buildings, where their health and lives are shaped -  my year as a concept advisor for the WELL Building Standard

I am in a group of doctors that I’d say practice “boundless medicine,” meaning, we go to the places where health is produced. It’s what the people we serve expect of us, even if the greater health system doesn’t expect it of us.

My rationale for joining the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) (@WELLCertified) Global Network of Concept Advisors is laid out in this blog post I wrote when I joined.

See: Joining the IWBI Global Network of Concept Advisories | International WELL Building Institute – WELL Community Concept advisory – Ted Eytan, MD

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Slide Update: If you’re tied to dogma, what’s your interest in data?

Slide Update: If you're tied to dogma, what's your interest in data?

Time for another slide update….

I have always been fascinated by the topic of conflict of interest, maybe because my generation of physicians was trained in an environment that was chock-a-block full of conflict, with no balance.

We now live in an era where there is more disclosure, however, it still happens in the background of discourse that is clearly influenced by it (the conflict).

These are some examples, along with some sage advice from Salim Yusuf, OC FRSC, Distinguished University Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, lead investigator of the PURE study.

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Photo Friday: USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Public Comments Meeting, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: USDA Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Public Comments Meeting, Washington, DC USA

This week’s photos were taken in Washington, DC (of course), at the second public meeting of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, held at the US Department of Agriculture (@USDA). I was impressed with the passion and interest of clinicians across the diet diplomacy spectrum who came to Washington to share their experience and some science. …

Photo Friday/Recipe: Broccoli and Bacon Stir Fry – Plants, an ideal vehicle for fat

Photo Friday/Recipe: Broccoli and Bacon Stir Fry - Plants, an ideal vehicle for fat

This week’s Photo Friday is also a recipe, for Broccoli and Bacon stir fry. This one is pretty easy and there are multiple versions of it online, I chose this version to share: See: Broccoli and Bacon Stir Fry Recipe – Todd Porter and Diane Cu | Food & Wine I would omit the worcestershire …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The Washington region remains one of the most walkable in the country โ€“ Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in The Washington region remains one of the most walkable in the country โ€“ Greater Greater Washington

Thanks again for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. Another solid report on our regionโ€™s walkability, and a great platform to show how beautiful Washington, DC is. Enjoy. Overall, city and suburb, the Washington region remains one of the most walkable in the nation, although it may be losing ground against other urban areas. Thatโ€™s one of …

Just Read: Guidelines for Creating Guidelines: Dissecting American Diabetes Association Nutrition and Eating Pattern Guidelines

Just Read: Guidelines for Creating Guidelines: Dissecting American Diabetes Association Nutrition and Eating Pattern Guidelines

For as long as I’ve been following Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s (@DrSarahHallberg) work, she’s been following the progression of American Diabetes Association (@AmDiabetesAssociation) guidelines for nutrition therapy and eating guidelines in diabetes. I give her credit for turning my attention toward metabolic health instead of obesity, and toward an interest in the ADA’s work. FUN FACT …

Photo Friday: Finding the real Mediterranean Diet, Tel Aviv, Israel

Photo Friday: Finding the real Mediterranean Diet, Tel Aviv, Israel

This week’s photos were taken in Tel Aviv, Israel, which, incidentally is where I discovered low carbohydrate nutrition and concepts of metabolic health. I continued my exploration, including the finding that what is now the so-called “Mediterranean Diet” actually is a creation of American scientists, not an actual eating pattern in the wild. See: Is …

Slide Update: American Diabetes Association New Nutrition Approach, Heart-Check Still Awarded for Sugar Sweetened Cereals

Slide Update: American Diabetes Association New Nutrition Approach, Heart-Check Still Awarded for Sugar Sweetened Cereals

I’ve updated my slide repository as I track the interesting behavior of various national organizations with regard to nutrition. Click through to each image to read the caption and access linked references. I’ll write about the positive/science-based change at American Diabetes Association separately. My disclosures and potential conficts of interest (I have none to declare) …

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Growing labor demand in D.C. is driving up wages – D.C. Policy Center

Thank you for Publishing my Photo, in Growing labor demand in D.C. is driving up wages - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again for using one of my photographs in another excellent analysis, @DCPolicyCenter. It shows that Washington, DC is now the leader in private sector employment in the metropolitan region: The District has always been the center of employment in the region, but this was largely due to the presence of a large federal workforce. …

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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. Bernsteinโ€™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 ๐ŸŒŽ doesnโ€™t change itself. Thank you @WeWork @permanentedocs @kpthrive for helping ours learn to โค๏ธ better. #Pride2018 #ThriveWithPride #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #AllGender #LGBTQ #TransVisibility Washington, DC USA @capitalpridedc @capitaltranspride ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

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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