About Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot

Dr. Eno describes herself as a lifelong learner and has always been passionate about exploring and sharing ways to create and promote a balanced and healthy lifestyle. She describes herself as ‘a Thrivor’ after a brief brush with cancer several years ago. Following that, she made a personal commitment to more closely ‘walk her talk.’ This led her to discover the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). Delighted that she had finally found her tribe, she completed the intense certification program and, in 2019, became one of a growing number of certified practitioners worldwide. She is committed to working with women over fifty with a particular focus on women of color, and those living with chronic illness, who want to optimize their health and well-being so that they can experience wholesome lives and fulfill their purpose on the planet as they THRIVE into their golden years.

Broken heart syndrome is on the rise in women ages 50-74 years


A number of years ago, I wrote a blog article on how stress can cause a broken heart. At the time, I had just taken care of my very first patient diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Needless to say, I was both excited and intrigued by this condition. That is because it confirmed a tangible link between our minds and our bodies. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, there has been a recent rise in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in women age 50-74 years. This is also known as broken heart syndrome and stress -induced cardiomyopathy. [...]

Broken heart syndrome is on the rise in women ages 50-74 years2021-11-16T06:13:14+00:00

Connection and Spirituality in Medicine


This is an essay I wrote over 10 years ago. I came across it in my files as I was looking for content to write this week. It seems to resonate now more than ever. This updated post is dedicated to the memory of a patient -Ms. CJ- I recently had the honor to take care of her in the last week before she passed through transition. May her memory be a blessing and may she rest in perfect Peace Profound.   Bringing connection and spirituality into the patient encounter can be therapeutic. Treating medical illness can become a daunting task [...]

Connection and Spirituality in Medicine2021-05-08T04:23:03+00:00

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 3)


Hello and welcome back. In part 1 of this series, I explained what chronic kidney disease is, as well as addressed some of the common causes. In part 2 of the series, I reviewed the common laboratory tests used to assess kidney function. I also suggested some questions you ask your healthcare provider if you are concerned you may have chronic kidney disease. This is the final part of the series. In it, we will cover:  Steps you need to take if you have been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. When (or if)  you need to see a specialist. Here are [...]

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 3)2021-02-04T04:05:35+00:00

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 2)


Welcome to the second of three-part series on what you need to know about chronic kidney disease.  In the first part of the series, I outlined how chronic kidney disease affects 37 million Americans.  What is even more concerning is that 9 in 1o do not know that they have chronic kidney disease. In this episode we will go over: What laboratory tests need to be ordered. How to interpret your lab tests. Questions you need to ask your healthcare provider. Some ways to reduce your risk of developing chronic kidney disease. What laboratory tests need to be ordered The basic [...]

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 2)2020-10-22T21:02:52+00:00

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 1)


It's an all too familiar scenario.  A patient gets admitted to the hospital under my care. As I review their admission laboratory tests, I suspect they may have chronic kidney disease. My suspicions are confirmed when I take a look at their laboratory tests over the last several months to a year. Then I ask if they have ever been told that they have abnormal kidney function?  They respond by saying either, “No one has ever mentioned that to me” or “Yes my doctor mentioned they were a little abnormal and that we would just watch it for now”.  When I [...]

What you need to know about chronic kidney disease (part 1)2020-10-08T18:08:41+00:00

Welcome to the launch of my brand new website THRIVE


Welcome you to my brand new website THRIVE.  The dictionary definition of Thrive is to grow, to prosper, and to flourish. THRIVE is a wellness platform designed for women fifty and over who are looking for easy to implement ways to optimize their health and wellbeing so that they can fulfill their life purpose well into their golden years. First of all, being a woman over fifty myself, I recognize what a unique and varied segment of the population we are. We are a heterogeneous blend of Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers. I love this description of women over fifty by Gail [...]

Welcome to the launch of my brand new website THRIVE2020-09-22T21:01:45+00:00

Five Tips on How to Stay Healthy If Attending Protests


On May 25 2020 of an unarmed black man George Floyd was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. This event has sparked a wave of protests in more than 1700 places in the United States alone. Protests are a way of expressing our opinions. They are part of our first amendment rights as citizens of the United States. They draw the attention of our leaders to issues which need to be addressed so that corrective measures can be put in place. According to a recent economic report by the National Bureau of Economic Research, there does not appear- at [...]

Five Tips on How to Stay Healthy If Attending Protests2020-07-29T16:58:58+00:00

Podcast Transcript- Season 1 episode 19


Please click here to listen to this podcast   Hello, and welcome back to another episode of ‘Thriving while Golden’. By way of introduction, My name is Dr. Eno Nsima-Obot, and I have been the hostess of this podcast, since it initially debuted in November of, 2019.   This podcast is designed for that woman over 50 who is seeking to thrive into her golden years. But as I have pointed out in more recent episodes, given the current events that we are facing, I encourage all women to share this with your family members and your friends. Because we are [...]

Podcast Transcript- Season 1 episode 192020-07-29T17:00:16+00:00

How Stress Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels


(Image from Unsplash.com courtesy of engin akyurt) Stress can have a bad effect on blood sugars. This is true whether or not you are currently living with borderline or type 2 diabetes. We all know on an intuitive level that stress affects our overall health and wellbeing. Stress also has a huge impact on metabolic health. For many of us, during this covid19 pandemic, this is has been a very stressful time, filled with a lot of uncertainty. At the very beginning of the pandemic, I hosted a webinar called "Thriving Through Change".  During the webinar, I spoke about the different [...]

How Stress Can Affect Blood Sugar Levels2020-07-29T17:01:31+00:00

Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes


Blood sugar levels are an important measure of type 2 diabetes control.  Your healthcare provider may recommend you check your blood glucose levels at home. Fasting blood glucose is the most common blood test.  It is usually done first thing in the morning or after at least an 8 hour fast. The normal fasting blood glucose level should be less than 100 mg/dL (5.6 mmol/L). In type 2 diabetes, the target fasting blood glucose level is between 80-120 mg/dL (4.4-6.6 mmol/L) The hemoglobin A1c is a test used to monitor blood sugar control. The hemoglobin A1c is measured as a percentage [...]

Blood Sugar Levels in Type 2 Diabetes2020-07-29T17:02:49+00:00
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