Self Care, Self Help
There are two definitions of self care. The first one relates to matters of health and well-being. In short, anything you do for yourself to help promote better health, both bodily and mentally. For example, regularly doing sports and physical activity is a popular method of self care. The other definition of relates to self-esteem. In this sense, it means doing things which will help to raise the perception of oneself. Self-affirming thought processes are just one example of this. Overall, caring for oneself means taking the same sorts of measures one would to care for another person but applying them to yourself.
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Food for Diabetics
As a condition, there are two main types of diabetes where high blood sugar can cause chronic problems such as heart disease, nerve damage and foot ulcers. Type 1 occurs when the body does not make sufficient insulin, whereas type 2 occurs when the insulin that is created does not work as it should. In fact, there is a third form which affects some pregnant women, but dietary advice for this category of people should be always be sought from a medical professional. Overall, food for diabetics means keeping on top of sugar intake and reducing obesity since having too much fat helps the body to regulate its blood glucose levels naturally without so much reliance on insulin.
Your gut is an important part of who you are as a physical being. Humans' guts – or, more correctly, their gastrointestinal tracts – are formed early in our development, ready to consume the energy and nutrition we'll take on board through our food. If you think about the evolution of all mammals, then you will soon see that our guts are one thing that has been around for a very long time indeed. Guts in creatures pre-date limbs, hot-bloodedness, visions and even brains as we understand them. As such, your gut health is something that is very, very basic or fundamental to us as living beings. Although humans have much more complex gastrointestinal tracts than some – not all – other animals, what goes on inside is thousands of millions of years old. Essentially, your gut is a microbiome in which specific microbiota – types of bacteria – perform tasks to break down food. If this environment is out of kilter, then it won't perform so well, something we call poor gut health.
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