Nutrition

Everyone who lives and breathes needs to be concerned about diabetes.  Energy is produced from glucose and
glucose is produced from our food.  If we are not eating properly, we are not producing efficient energy.  Then
we begin storing fat, and we set the stage for illness and disease.  Any time one or more of our basic needs is
out of balance, the body is under stress and cannot function properly.  Proper education of what to eat, when to
eat, and how much to eat helps you adjust or control how your body responds to the consumption of food.  
Whole Foods are a critical element in diabetic (and overall human) nutrition.







Like all living creatures, we have basic needs in order to exist.  The human body needs various substances from
the environment in order to grow, reproduce and survive.

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Oxygen - We breathe air to acquire oxygen our cells need to survive.

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Water - We drink water to replenish vital supplies of liquid.

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Food - We eat various whole foods to provide us with energy sources.

•        
Clothes - Needed for protection of the body.

•        
Shelter - A place to raise our young.

•        
Love - Everyone needs Love.

Anytime one of these basic needs is out of balance, the whole body suffers -
physically, emotionally, and
spiritually
.  A life continually out of balance results in various stages of disease, illness, and stress.  Part
of simpler living begins with being able to sort values, what matters and what doesn’t.    

God is the source of everything.  He has provided in advance for everything that we need to survive before the
creation of the foundations of the world and mankind.








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Nutrition
                       -  3 meals and 3 snacks
                               per day (every 2-3 hrs)

                              
Whole Foods:
                                    Whole Grains
                                    Vegetables    
                                    Legumes
                                    Fruit
                       -   Water

     •         
Fitness
                      Walking, stretching, breathing

     •         
Stress Control
                      Body Cues & Alarms
                      Lifestyle Assessment
                      Choices

     •         
Hope, Faith, Healing
                      Unconditional Love
                      Food for the Soul


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Nutrition for Today is based upon Diabetes Resource Center’s book and educational program - Total Well
Being:  “An Action Plan for Health and Healing.”

In this book, you will…  
Journey with us and discover how the choices you make each day affect your overall
health, happiness, and well-being.  
Learn how to sort values, what matters and what doesn’t.

In addition to:  nutrition, fitness, and stress control, we will also take you through some issues of the:  heart,
mind, body, soul, attitudes, and emotions.
  
















Jesus said:  
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give
you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble
in heart and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden
is light.”  Come to me...
 
          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mt. 11:28-30 NIV
Basic Needs
By returning to the basics - simpler living can be achieved.     
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Simple Basic Living:
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Are you hungry and thirsty?

Weary, burdened, lonely?

Sick and dying?

Do you need rest?

Come ....  You will learn how to feed the body and the soul!