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Welcome.

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.

More detail, including my official bio, is on the Portfolio page.

It’s glass 3/4 full. Always and in all ways.

Comments always welcome.

featured photo: Love Wins, Washington, DC, USA, June, 2016, by Ted Eytan, MD

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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 …

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in DC votes for change in tipping, no change in elected officials – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for Publishing my Photo, in DC votes for change in tipping, no change in elected officials – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s of Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser), at this year’s U Street Funk Parade (@FunkParade). Funk, and the future, doesn’t create itself. More photos from the parade: Photos: 2018 Funk Parade, Washington, DC USA DC voters are pretty happy with their incumbents, based on results of Tuesday’s primary, …

Thanks for Using my Photo, in How to support your LGBTQ friends and family – CBC Kids

Thanks for Using my Photo, in How to support your LGBTQ friends and family - CBC Kids

Have I ever mentioned how much I love this century? Thanks for using my photograph, @CBCKids. It was taken during last year’s historic Equality March, in Washington, DC USA. Remember that love is love, and when two grown-ups love each other, it’s never a bad thing. I’m happy to support the work that 🇨🇦 is …

Just Read: Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, via #Food4Thought18

Just Read: Dietary and nutritional approaches for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes, via #Food4Thought18

This is a good overview of how to think about nutrition for various populations, via the #Food4Thought18 series.

Unlike the previous paper in the series that I just read (Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators…)), I don’t know how often this group of authors collaborates.

I know and visited Will Yancy, MD, (@DrWillYancy) recently at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center (@DukeDFC), and was really impressed with what I saw (Just Read and Just Visited: Duke Diet and Fitness Center and Management of Type Diabetes With a Very Low–Carbohydrate Diet – More reasons I love this century)

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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 — erin (@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 about this …

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in D.C.’s startup scene – D.C. Policy Center

Thanks for Publishing my Photos, in D.C.’s startup scene - D.C. Policy Center

Thanks again, @DCPolicyCenter, for using my photographs to adorn this informative analysis on our startup scence. Noting: In 2016, District startups within the Accommodation & Food Services sector created on average over 25 percent of all new job within the sector each quarter. Typically, firms within the Accommodation and Food Services sector provide customers with …

Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators…)

Just Read: Dietary fat and cardiometabolic health evidence, controversies, and consensus for guidance (written by the team of non-usual collaborators...)

This paper is part of a pretty remarkable series published by BMJ (which you can access here).

If you know the names of the people in the nutrition space, these are not names that appear on papers together usually (ever)? Their cred in this space precedes them. I’m sure many would love to be on the conference calls or emails where the piece was being formulated.

The papers are tied to a remarkable dialogue hosted by @SwissRe last week, which you can also access here.

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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 …

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 🙂

Capital TransPride – my 6th

Why I attended (and helped produce) Capital Transpride 2018

Invisibility is so 20th Century.

6 year #friendaversary – the future is as awesome as I predicted 😀✌️🌎🏳️‍🌈 @capitalpridedc #ElementsOfUs @capitaltranspride #TransVisibility #KPPride18 #DC #InstaDC & Proudly @kpthrive & @permanentedocs in Washington, DC USA

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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

My my my 💜 | Photo: @tedeytan

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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. Bernstein’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

The 🌎 doesn’t change itself. Thank you @WeWork @permanentedocs @kpthrive for helping ours learn to ❤️ better. #Pride2018 #ThriveWithPride #EqualityEqualsHealth #VisibilityEqualsLife #AllGender #LGBTQ #TransVisibility Washington, DC USA @capitalpridedc @capitaltranspride 🏳️‍🌈

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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