Last Century: “You Are What You Eat” – This Century: “You Are What You Do With What You Eat”

Last Century: "You Are What You Eat" - This Century: "You Are What You Do With What You Eat"

In the last century, people were told based on faulty science, “you are what you eat.” In this century we now know “you are what you do with what you eat.” Continuous glucose monitors (#CGM) confirm the science we were taught in medical school works as advertised. Combined with a #FoodNotPharma approach, we could end …

Part 8: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: more testing of carbohydrate responses in a fat-adapted human

Part 8: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: more testing of carbohydrate responses in a fat-adapted human

As I mentioned in part 7 of this series, for a person without known diabetes/prediabetes who is fat adapted (via a low-carbohydrate, healthy fat, or #LCHF diet), the response to a carbohydrate load may be different than a person who is carbohydrate adapted or continually seeing a massive deluge of carbohydrates and/or processed foods. This …

Updating: My Disclaimers and Disclosures (November 2018)

Updating: My Disclaimers and Disclosures (November 2018)

Conflict of Interest continues to be a significant challenge in the medical profession, and has really become a huge issue/problem especially in the nutrition space. I’ve decided to create a separate page on this site to declare mine (or lack thereof). This post is about that update plus several examples below from well known organizations …

Yes she did lose 30 pounds and reverse her prediabetes with an LCHF diet – My second appearance on the Healthcare is HILARIOUS Podcast: Keto me to end pre-diabetes? Why YES PLEASE 

Yes she did lose 30 pounds and reverse her prediabetes with an LCHF diet - My second appearance on the Healthcare is HILARIOUS Podcast: Keto me to end pre-diabetes? Why YES PLEASE 

I don’t know how this happens – I guess the news just builds up and I’m compelled to ask to be on Casey Quinlan’s (@MightyCasey) podcast 🙂 . This time I couldn’t resist. Huge News She informed me that she’s dropped 30 pounds and reversed her prediabetes. With diet (Low carbohydrate, healthy fat to be …

Photos: We Won’t Be Erased – Rally for Trans Rights, Washington, DC USA

Photos: We Won't Be Erased - Rally for Trans Rights, Washington, DC USA

The combined health professions, representing over 4,000,000 practitioners, have already spoken, multiple times: #AllHumansRespectedAndRepresented, because the 20th Century was a long time ago, and it’s not coming back. Trust us, we’re nurses, doctors, therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners…. All photographs @CreativeCommons licensed as usual. Feel free to use.

Part 7: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: What the literature says about responses to carbohydrates in a fat-adapted human

Part 7: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: What the literature says about responses to carbohydrates in a fat-adapted human

As I mentioned in part 6 of this series, for a person without known diabetes/prediabetes, the readings from a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) are going to mostly be flat (the incredible ability of our bodies to regulate themselves). As other research has shown (see: Just Read: New Insights into Glucose Dysregulation from Continuous Glucose Monitoring …

Part 6: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Feedback from People Living with Diabetes

Part 6: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Feedback from People Living with Diabetes

As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, a significant reason for me wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) was to understand (a very small portion) what it might be like to have diabetes. I will never fully understand what it is like to have diabetes, and I know that. I do understand what …

Part 5: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Beginning to Share My Data

Part 5: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Beginning to Share My Data

As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, a significant reason for me wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) was to understand (a very small portion) what it might be like to have diabetes. I will never fully understand what it is like to have diabetes, and I know that. I do understand what …

Part 4: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Unexpected use – CGM to eliminate fatphobia and homophobia (it’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate)

Part 4: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: Unexpected use - CGM to eliminate fatphobia and homophobia (it's not what you preach, it's what you tolerate)

As I mentioned in part 1 of this series, a significant reason for me wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) was to understand (a very small portion) what it might be like to have diabetes. I will never fully understand what it is like to have diabetes, and I know that. I do understand what …

Part 3: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: What’s Normal?

Part 3: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: What's Normal?

I have been analyzing data from the Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) experience I’ve been having (see these posts for more: Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor as a non-diabetic physician , and Part 2: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: The Experience) and I had run into a problem …

License to Use my Photo Terminated due to Transphobic Content: It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate

License to Use my Photo Terminated due to Transphobic Content: It's not what you preach, it's what you tolerate

This photograph, taken last year at the #ProtectTransStudents protest in Washington, DC USA, has gone somewhat viral in the year since it has been taken (over 10,000 views). As I review the use of my photographs on a regular basis (and have a system that notifies me of such use), I happened upon a blog …

Part 2: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: The Experience

Part 2: Wearing a Continuous Glucose Monitor as a non-diabetic Physician: The Experience

In Part 1, I described why a physician without diabetes (me) would wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM): Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor as a non-diabetic physician In this post I’m going to write about the experience. The next one, about the data. Disclaimer/Caveats It’s possible/highly likely that some of my …

Part 1: Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor as a non-diabetic physician 

Part 1: Why I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor as a non-diabetic physician 

I am not diabetic or pre-diabetic (at least I didn’t think so). Or hypertensive. Or overweight (however, I am a formerly fat person). And I decided to wear a continuous glucose monitor (see photograph above). Why? I have been learning more about diabetes prevention & reversal (something that was never taught to us in the …

Emerging Science of Carbohydrate Restriction and Nutritional Ketosis, Columbus, Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University

Emerging Science of Carbohydrate Restriction and Nutritional Ketosis, Columbus,  Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University

I am back from the Food Innovation Center (@food_center) at The Ohio State University where, as usual, I learned as much about life as I did about the science of carbohydrate restriction and nutritional ketosis. That’s why one goes to a conference in addition to watching the content later (I do both). Academic Mobbing and …

Washington, DC Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Meetup: Food Entrepreneurship within a Desolate Industrial Food Landscape

Washington, DC Low-Carbohydrate Lifestyle Meetup: Food Entrepreneurship within a Desolate Industrial Food Landscape

If you don’t like the news, go make your own / the future doesn’t create itself / the future has to start somewhere and it’s usually here. Thank you David Birsen & Nadine Calderon, founders of Washington, DC based Revol Snax (@RevolSnax) and part of Washnington, DC’s Union Kitchen Accelerator (@UnionKitchenDC) for presenting at the …

Thanks for Quoting me, in Transgender advocates adopt lobster emoji – Portland Press Herald

Thanks for Quoting me, in Transgender advocates adopt lobster emoji - Portland Press Herald

Thanks for quoting me in this piece mentioned below, Portland Press Herald (@PressHerald). I agree with the sentiments of the artists (Charlie_Craggs) starting this movement – Emoji is (has become) more than just a character set. Inclusion and exclusions of significant parts of society can be reflective of bias: “Emojis are a way for the …

It’s Not Just You: Low-Carbohydrate Diets Dominate Google Searches Worldwide; Low-Fat, We Hardly Knew You

It's Not Just You: Low-Carbohydrate Diets Dominate Google Searches Worldwide; Low-Fat, We Hardly Knew You

It’s not just you. Exploding popularity of (#LCHF) and (#ketogenicdiet) – see below – is clearly visible shown via Google trends – 2004-present. You can also see waning interest in DASH diet and (#LowFat) we hardly knew you. 🌎🕊👍 The same holds true when you look at time since 2004, and when you look worldwide …

Images: the Food Health Professionals Feed Each Other vs the Food Citizen Scientists Feed Each Other at Meetings

Images: the Food Health Professionals Feed Each Other vs the Food Citizen Scientists Feed Each Other at Meetings

These are examples of meals served at either health profession driven meetings, or meetings driven by citizens (with physicians) focused on metabolic health. Can you tell which is which? The Health Professional-Driven Meetings These are examples of meals served health profession-driven meetings. Clearly the choice architecture is not health promoting. Noting the food is (a) …

Show Me Your #DataOverDogma: Health, Food as Medicine, & Citizen Science on Science Sunday, Ketofest, New London, CT USA

Show Me Your #DataOverDogma: Health, Food as Medicine, & Citizen Science on Science Sunday, Ketofest, New London, CT USA

Day 3 (Day 2 for me) of this year’s #Ketofest was about the science, and This generation of empowered patients / citizen scientists have a command of the medical literature of the kind I have never seen before, even among physicians The professional scientists and physicians are great teachers, too, because they’re passionate about doing …

Don’t Give Up The Ship: Health, Food as Medicine, & Citizen Science at Ketofest 2018, New London, CT USA

Don't Give Up The Ship: Health, Food as Medicine, & Citizen Science at Ketofest 2018, New London, CT USA

The title of this post comes form the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in New London, Connecticut, which appears to be experiencing a nutritional science renaissance due to the work of Carl Franklin and Richard Morris (@2ketodues). Because my generation of physicians trained during the most profound ethical crisis in our profession, we are at some …

Photos: #ProtectTransHealth Rally, Washington, DC USA

Photos: #ProtectTransHealth Rally, Washington, DC USA

As I often say, my generation of physicians came to medicine to help the 🌎 learn to ❤️ better, because we trained during the most significant ethical crisis the profession has ever faced. The additional thing I often say is that the future has to start somewhere, and it’s usually here (Washington, DC). While attending …

Joining the IWBI Global Network of Concept Advisories | International WELL Building Institute – WELL Community Concept advisory

Joining the IWBI Global Network of Concept Advisories | International WELL Building Institute - WELL Community Concept advisory

As it says in the press release below, I’ve been selected by the International WELL Building Institute (@WellCertified) to be part of the 2018-2019 WELL Community Concept advisory. I’ve written about the WELL Building Standard (see: Just Read: The WELL Building Standard – promoting health for the people inside previously. I was even the attending …

The Future Doesn’t Create Itself: Trans 101, a Dialogue about Working with Transgender and Gender nonconforming individuals

The Future Doesn't Create Itself: Trans 101, a Dialogue about Working with Transgender and Gender nonconforming individuals

Thank you a ton WeWork (@WeWork), Bianca Rey (@BiancaRey), and the WeWork White House location (and entire Washington, DC community) for always looking for ways to be the best places to work/exist/be visible, as recommended by doctors here for health 🙂 . The session “Trans 101: A Dialogue about Working with Transgender and Gender nonconforming …

Photos: Doctors (and most humans) know: Families Belong Together, Washington, DC USA

Photos: Doctors (and most humans) know: Families Belong Together, Washington, DC USA

Yesterday was a fantastic confluence of several communities I am a part of, including LGBTQ communities and physician communities. Both were marching just a few feet from each other in Washington, DC yesterday. In the last century, they used to say this about another State in the United States. In this century, it’s As DC …

NMP (“Not My Problem”) Medicine and The World that’s Learning to ❤️ better

NMP ("Not My Problem") Medicine and The World that's Learning to ❤️ better

This is a companion to my just posted Now update (June 2018, What Am I Doing Now?), which is always a fine time to reflect (which I’m allowed to do, it’s my feed 🙂 ). It’s almost two years since the death of 29 year old Jess Jacobs, where I described “NMP”, which stands for …

June 2018 update: Why isn’t there a Transgender Pride Flag Emoji?

June 2018 update: Why isn't there a Transgender Pride Flag Emoji?

who is responsible for creating emoji im going to yell at them until we get a trans pride flag emoji — e @ VSF (@it_is_erin) June 18, 2018 These tweets still cross the wire. The answer to the question in the post is – “I don’t know” Not much has changed since I last spoke …

Just watched (Again): Andrew Mente, PhD, rethinking Dietary Sodium Consumption, CVD and Mortality

Just watched (Again): Andrew Mente, PhD, rethinking Dietary Sodium Consumption, CVD and Mortality

I actually thought this was the more significant of the two talks that Andrew Mente, PhD (@andrewmente) gave at Low Carb Breckenridge (#lcb18) – The other one on saturated fat (see: Just Watched (again): Andrew Mente, PhD – “Current advice to limit total fat to less than 30%E and saturated fat to less than 10%E …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Washingtonian, in Inside the DC Police Department’s Efforts To Grapple With Diversity

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, Washingtonian, in Inside the DC Police Department's Efforts To Grapple With Diversity

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @Washingtonian magazine, in this piece written by Alan Neuhauser and Elliot Williams (@ecwilliams30). Once in a while, I take note of the photo that’s chosen (which is the choice of the publication, they don’t need to consult me, and I don’t require it), and suggest a better one, and that’s …

More Photos from the Future: Alessia Cara at Capital Pride, Washington, DC USA

More Photos from the Future: Alessia Cara at Capital Pride, Washington, DC USA

It was a great honor to be part of this year’s media team for Washington, DC’s Capital Pride (@CapitalPrideDC) – capturing images of the people and places that I love the most. This series is of headliner Alessia Cara (@alessiacara). She’s a supreme talent and significantly adds to the beauty of Washington, DC through her …

Healthcare Is HILARIOUS! June 7 2018 edition – TED EYTAN! | Mighty Casey on Patreon

Healthcare Is HILARIOUS! June 7 2018 edition - TED EYTAN! | Mighty Casey on Patreon

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 …

“Between Always and Never,” A Conversation with André Aciman during Capital Pride, Washington, DC USA

"Between Always and Never," A Conversation with André Aciman during Capital Pride, Washington, DC USA

I’ve volunteered to assist with capturing images during @CapitalPrideDC week, including this series from last night’s conversation with author André Aciman. Best-selling author André Aciman discusses his critically acclaimed novel, Call Me By Your Name. Aciman reflects on the success of the book and the movie, the possibility of a sequel and reaction from readers.A …