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.

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 Protests2020-07-29T16:58:58-05:00

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 192022-02-02T17:44:17-06:00

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 Levels2022-02-02T17:38:08-06:00

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 Diabetes2022-02-02T17:45:38-06:00

How to Make A Therapeutic Smoothie


Smoothies can be a great complement to a wholesome food plan, providing lots of essential nutrition. A smoothie is one of the easiest things to make that contains a wide range of therapeutic healing ingredients. A therapeutic smoothie contains nutrients that will help improve your overall metabolic health. So whether you're living with type 2 diabetes and looking to control your blood sugars, or you're looking to use smoothies to say control inflammation, control your cholesterol or optimize your brain function you can make a smoothie that not only tastes great and is not loaded with sugar. A lot of people [...]

How to Make A Therapeutic Smoothie2022-02-02T17:39:56-06:00

The Top 2020 Diets For Type 2 Diabetes


"What am I supposed to eat?". This is one of the first questions someone who is newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes often asks. If you have ever searched the internet,  you know that there are a myriad of diets out there. It is no surprise then that for people living with diabetes, the simple question about what to eat can become very overwhelming. Recently, US News and World Report evaluated over 35 popular diets with input from experts in various fields in health and fitness. They came up with top-rated diets suited for different health and fitness goals and released [...]

The Top 2020 Diets For Type 2 Diabetes2022-02-02T17:50:36-06:00

How Type 2 diabetes can Affect your Oral Health


 There is a strong link between poor oral health and heart disease. The risk for heart disease increases even more when you have 2 diabetes and poor oral health. This is because diabetes already puts you at twice the risk of heart disease than the general population. So when you add poor oral health to the mix you more than double your risk.  The mouth contains thousands of different bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Normally with proper oral hygiene and well functioning salivary glands, these do not cause any problems. However when the mouth becomes unhealthy due to poor oral health then [...]

How Type 2 diabetes can Affect your Oral Health2020-07-29T16:48:39-05:00

The power of goal setting- how to succeed at creating your perfect vision for 2020 and beyond


Happy New Year! We’re well into the first full week of 2020. Now that we are into a new decade, what’s next? In my recent end of the decade podcast series, I spoke about reflecting on where we are right now in several dimensions of our lives. I suggested we rate ourselves on a scale of 1-10 in the following dimensions of our lives. 1 being you're doing poorly to 10- you're doing great and everything is super awesome! Health Financial Relationships Career Spirituality I suggest we take the time to take a deep dive into how well we are doing [...]

The power of goal setting- how to succeed at creating your perfect vision for 2020 and beyond2020-07-29T16:48:39-05:00

When is it necessary to see a physician rather than a mid level provider?


I recently took care of a patient in the hospital. She had worked as a medical writer, naturally, we hit it off trading information about blogging and information marketing. She had been living with type 2 diabetes for over 10 years. She informed me that recently her blood sugars were out of control.  Her last A1c was over 10%. Over the last year, she had gained a lot of weight. Her legs were swollen and she felt short of breath especially when walking. She said she had shared her health concerns with the nurse practitioner at her primary care physician's office. [...]

When is it necessary to see a physician rather than a mid level provider?2022-02-02T17:54:04-06:00

Dealing Effectively with Grief


This article is a rewrite from an initial blog post I wrote in April 2012 following the transition of my father. I decided to write about the topic of grief again because I recently lost a dear friend and it re-opened the experience of grieving. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is an intensely personal experience and just as no one can prepare you for the myriad of emotions you will experience, no one can or should tell you how to grieve. My father passed through transition on March 17 2012. Despite being a healthcare professional and handling life [...]

Dealing Effectively with Grief2022-02-02T17:55:01-06:00


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