When the body is too acidic (due to poor diet and lifestyle choices) disease and infection propagate.
Thus, it is essential for optimal health that we eat a diet with more alkaline-producing foods (fruits, vegetables, sprouts, cereal grasses, and herbs) so that we can build an alkaline "reserve" for when circumstances become acid-forming (i.e. stress, lack of exercise, etc.).
Note that the soaking whole grains and legumes starts the sprouting process which is alkaline (hence the "sprouted" dishes included in this plan).
The general rule of thumb is to 80/20 (more alkaline-producing to acid-producing foods).
Mosadi Brown, BA, BASc, MEd, RD, CDE is a Registered Dietitian in private practice. Mosadi has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and an Honors Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Nutrition from Western University. She went on to complete a Comprehensive Graduate Dietetic Internship Program from London Health Sciences Centre in London, ON. After gaining extensive practice experience Mosadi obtained her Master of Education in Adult Education with a focus on chronic disease education and support, in the community. She holds certifications as a Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Craving ChangeTM Instructor.
Nutrition and wellness have always been important to me. I began by pursuing studies focused on nutrition and fitness since these are areas that I am passionate about in my own life. I then pursued nutrition for health and wellness in the community as a basis for my career with the core of walking the talk which overlaps my personal and professional life. As I advanced in my career, I developed extensive practice experience as a Health Care Provider, Educator, and Facilitator in the areas of counseling, behaviour change, emotional eating, and education on a variety of food and nutrition-related topics in community health and private practice settings.
As a Registered Dietitian - Mosadi's focus is on educational and behavioural approaches to support sustainable changes for healthy eating. Mosadi specializes in nutrition care for heart disease, weight loss, weight gain, high blood pressure, dyslipidemia (cholesterol), metabolic syndrome, emotional eating, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergies and intolerances, vegetarian diets, sports nutrition, nutrition for an active lifestyle, group education/workshops/and seminars, pregnancy (pre and post), management of nutrition-related health problems, diabetes/pre-diabetes/diabetes prevention, and nutrition for overall health. Many people know what eat but do not necessarily do what they know. Through Nutrition and Wellness with Mosadi consulting - dietitian services are provided addressing person and family-centred care, group education, support and wellness programs to address barriers and strategies to overcome barriers to achieve one's nutrition and wellness goals. The aim is to aid others in achieving optimal nutrition and health status as well as to prevent nutrition-related disease.