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 did I get type 2 diabetes?


Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes can be a very overwhelming experience. Naturally, those newly diagnosed may have a lot of questions. But one of the most common questions I get asked is 'how did I get diabetes?'  A lot number of people may not have a full understanding of how certain factors as well as lifestyle can put them at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  In a recent post -summit survey I performed, several participants responded they wanted to learn more about type 2 diabetes.  For those people who do not have diabetes, this information is still [...]

How did I get type 2 diabetes?2020-07-29T16:50:49+00:00

How managing your A1c can help you reach healthy blood sugars


When it comes to healthy blood sugar control, the A1C is a vital measuring tool. A1c is the short name for glycosylated hemoglobin. Now, this may sound like a mouthful. It is abbreviated to the A1C to make it easier to understand. The A1c calculated as a percentage point. Blood glucose attaches to the proteins in the red blood cells. The A1C measures the amount of sugars attached to the red blood cells. This is a normal process that occurs in both people with diabetes as well as non-diabetics. The average red blood cell last about 120 days, the A1c can [...]

How managing your A1c can help you reach healthy blood sugars2020-07-29T16:50:50+00:00

Some proven benefits of the ketogenic diet, but is it right for everyone?


I recall when I first started hearing the buzz around going “keto” "ketogenic" ketolife" I was very skeptical. With the roll of my eyes I dismissed it as a soon to be done fad that would blow over. But it didn’t. After my community talks, I’d have a few people stop by and ask my thoughts on going "keto". Again, my response would be I thought it was just another fad and would pass away. And oh by the way if you happened to be someone living with type 2 diabetes, this probably was not for you! How wrong I was [...]

Some proven benefits of the ketogenic diet, but is it right for everyone?2020-07-29T16:50:50+00:00

The Women’s Health Blog Series


Welcome to the second installment of the ‘blog post series’. Whether you are a new subscriber or just happened to stumble on this site through a google search or a referral, the blog post series is a collation of  3-4 prior posts that not only have a common theme but also provide the reader with some very important information.   I have found this to be quite useful when I have to refer clients or people asking me questions about common topics. Blog post 1 It is not uncommon after the age of 50 to develop a low acting thyroid. At [...]

The Women’s Health Blog Series2020-07-29T16:50:54+00:00

The Women’s Metabolic Health Summit June 12-19 2019


Imagine this, you’re a woman and you’re about to hit or you’re just a little past “the big Five-O”. Perhaps you’ve raised the kids. You’ve reached the pinnacle of your career. You may have launched that successful business. Or you’re in that sandwich generation- a caretaker for your elderly parents plus raising kids. Whatever the scenario, you’re at a reflective stage in your life and perhaps even in the process of setting new life goals. And then BOOM! Suddenly something just doesn’t seem quite right? You start going through mood swings, just can’t seem to get control of those “hot flashes”. [...]

The Women’s Metabolic Health Summit June 12-19 20192020-07-29T16:51:01+00:00

How to tell the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults


A lot of times, I come across patients who have to use insulin and aren’t quite sure whether they have Type 1 or type 2 diabetes. I hope to be able to clarify the difference between the two, especially in an adult. Type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is commonly called ‘juvenile onset diabetes.’ Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed in young children, often under the age of 5 years. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease. An auto-immune disease is when the body forms antibodies against itself. In the case of type 1 diabetes, the body develops antibodies against the [...]

How to tell the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in adults2020-07-29T16:51:02+00:00

The Healthy Blood Sugar Control Blog Series


Hello, and welcome! Whether you have been following this blog for several years, or like most people you are a new subscriber, or simply just stumbled upon this site during a google search, with time there comes a challenge. The content becomes buried beneath newer content and sometimes older content is still very relevant. I found this challenge to be an issue a couple of weeks ago as I started working with a new client on reversing his metabolic syndrome. As he fervently searched the internet or discovered some new information about his blood sugars he would send me a message. [...]

The Healthy Blood Sugar Control Blog Series2020-07-29T16:51:02+00:00

The power coaching when it comes to reaching your goals


Finally, it looks like winter 2018 is finally behind us. For those of us in the Midwest, we had one last ‘winter storm’ this past Sunday. Hello Spring! With that in mind, we’re at the end of the first quarter of the year. If you are like most people, perhaps at the beginning of the year, you set some New Year resolutions. Yet we know that by the beginning of Spring, more than 70% of resolutions have been broken. Springtime is the perfect time to take stock of what you have achieved thus far this year. First of all, it is [...]

The power coaching when it comes to reaching your goals2020-07-29T16:51:03+00:00

How I used the stages of change to overhaul my pantry


Perhaps there are people out there who can relate to this statement. There are some projects that we know we should do, but we keep putting off. This could go on for years….. Intuitively, we know we’ll be better if we finally get to them. But the thought of going through the process of change just seem overwhelming and even painful. Eventually, we place these projects on the backburner for what may look like forever. In coaching, we refer to this attitude as tolerations. And then finally something shifts inside of you and suddenly you're ready to get into action. Well, [...]

How I used the stages of change to overhaul my pantry2020-07-29T16:51:03+00:00

Which is Better- Exercise or Movement?


Spring is finally upon us. For those of us in the northern hemisphere I must say we had quite a challenging winter 2018. What with the polar vortex and all. Even my dogs didn’t look forward to going on their daily walks on those cold days. As the temperatures get warmer and the days get longer there is a tendency for us to want to spend more time outdoors.  Some of us may have packed on a couple of “winter pounds” for a myriad of reasons- less activity, more comfort food, being in “hibernation mode” (I know I have :). And [...]

Which is Better- Exercise or Movement?2020-07-29T16:51:03+00:00
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