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.

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 Smoothie2020-07-29T17:04:21+00:00

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 Diabetes2020-07-29T17:05:02+00:00

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+00:00

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+00:00

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?2020-07-29T16:48:39+00:00

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 Grief2020-07-29T16:48:39+00:00

The Holiday Blood Sugar Control Blog Series


The holidays are here once again and 'tis the season to be merry. We get to spend time with friends and family. During this time we celebrate different traditions that harken the end of the year and herald in the new year. But with the holidays comes the abundance of sweet treats and desserts. Translation- lots of sugar! Recent statistics show that the average American consumes over 120 lbs of sugar per year and America ranks the highest in sugar consumption in the western hemisphere. Even though this statistic factors in the year-round consumption of sugar, I have a suspicion that [...]

The Holiday Blood Sugar Control Blog Series2020-07-29T16:48:39+00:00

Why Functional Fitness is Important for the Female over Fifty


When it comes to living into our golden years, I have become more present to a concept I have fondly coined functional fitness for the woman over fifty. No doubt that it is a broad age range, but I like to think that fifty is a good starting point. What is functional fitness? I describe functional fitness as the ability to be able to perform activities that require some form of movement. If you are still working being able to perform your job duties with little to no impairment. Examples of being functionally fit would include: Being able to carry your [...]

Why Functional Fitness is Important for the Female over Fifty2020-07-29T16:48:40+00:00

The Health Maintenance Blog Series


Recently, I made a decision to curate a series of old blog posts that relate to topics that have a common thread so that people who are new to this site do not have to go digging through several years of content to find relevant information. On a personal level, the blog series will also help clients who join our group coaching programs access relevant information. Well, it's almost the end of the year, and if you have not already, it's time to schedule an annual health maintenance examination with your healthcare provider. If you have done that already, bravo. If [...]

The Health Maintenance Blog Series2020-07-29T16:48:40+00:00

Now I have Type 2 diabetes what am I supposed to eat?


It comes as no surprise that one of the first questions someone newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes asks is “What am I supposed to eat?”. Let’s face it you’ve probably heard over and over again that type 2 diabetes is a ‘disease of lifestyle’. And lifestyle commonly involves food. When it comes to the food choices we make there is a lot of emotional charge attached to that. For some, it may be the way that they have eaten since they were children and this is the only way they know how to eat. Food is a connecting force between [...]

Now I have Type 2 diabetes what am I supposed to eat?2020-07-29T16:48:40+00:00
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