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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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) …

Photos from the 2019 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA – The future is (authentically) ours

Photos from the 2019 Capital Pride Parade, Washington, DC USA - The future is (authentically) ours

I’m sharing some photos from this year’s (2019) @capitalpridedc LGBTQ pride parade. These are the images of our #LGBTQ communities, across the spectrum of humanity, getting stronger, more determined, and in control of their health and life destinies each day/month/year. I was especially excited to see people living as their authentic selves, made possible by …

Part 9: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: An unrequested oral glucose tolerance test

Part 9: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: An unrequested oral glucose tolerance test

The chart above is not the PQRS of an EKG, it’s a blood glucose spike, followed with a brief hypoglycemic episode. Both events were asymptomatic – I had no idea they happened until I checked continuous glucose monitor readings later. What must have happened is the diet soda I ordered at our favorite beer garden …

The Transgender Pride Flag is accepted as Draft Candidate Emoji for 2020!

The Transgender Pride Flag is accepted as Draft Candidate Emoji for 2020!

In the photograph above, my T-shirt is printed with the proposed transgender pride flag emoji symbol, which was accepted as draft candidate emoji for 2020 in May, 2019. If accepted into the standard, users of nearly every computing device in the world will be able to share the transgender pride flag symbol in communications, alongside …

Thanks for Telling Our Story, in Unicode finally responds to lack of a trans pride flag emoji – FastCompany

Thanks for Telling Our Story, in Unicode finally responds to lack of a trans pride flag emoji - FastCompany

Thank you @FastCompany and @kschwabable for reporting on the origins and experience around proposing a transgender pride flag emoji for the @Unicode character set. To see the details of this process, I’ve documented our work to date here. I was not interviewed for the piece, as requested, because it’s important for people with lived experience …

Photo Friday: Low(er) Carb, Health(ier) fat Spring Rolls & Exploding myths about what an LCHF diet is

Photo Friday: Low(er) Carb, Health(ier) fat Spring Rolls & Exploding myths about what an LCHF diet is

These wonderful morsels of real food were handcrafted in the Thrive Kitchen at Kaiser Permanente Mission Bay in San Francisco (itself a LEED Platinum building) under the guidance of Chef Linda Shiue, MD (@SpiceBoxTravels).

Linda brought us her culinary skills, her medical acumen, and her creativity and enjoyment of the beauty of food as we made these, in lower carbohydrate and higher carbohydrate (with rice paper and whole grain rice) versions.

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