On August 6, 2016, a nutritional icon transitioned from this world. Dr. Sebi was announced deceased and the holistic food community felt the toll of the loss. Dr. Sebi was widely know for his healing guides through alkaline diets, including the most horrific of ailments. From AIDS, to cancer, to herpes, to lupus, Dr. Sebi was sought after to reverse and prevent diseases using his “African Bio Mineral Balance.” He returned bodies to their natural state of homeostasis via his natural alkaline plant food diet and herbs. This diet consists of only natural alkaline vegetables, fruits, nuts, alkaline grains, and legumes, which alkalize and remove mucus from the body, as well as natural alkaline herbs to clean the body’s cells on the cellular and intra-cellular levels.
The “health care” industry, aka Big Pharma, does not benefit from us curing and preventing diseases through our diet. They would rather try to discredit the holistic teachings of Dr. Sebi and other holistic practitioners because there is zero profit in us being healthy. Think of the tens to hundreds of the thousands of dollars per family spent to cure cancer and then the number of families affected by cancer. The more ailed we are, the more profitable the industry is.
I’ve personally experienced this. I have chronic eczema that reacts immediately to anything my body does not want. I don’t have the simple-rash-here-and-there type eczema. I have the bed-ridden, joints swollen, skin scaly and flaky, discoloration, hair falling out, type of eczema. I haven’t fully transitioned into an alkaline diet, but I’m 85% there. I’ve seen a significant change in something that’s been ailing me all of my life. From a child, I was on oral and topical steroids. They tried allergy shots (because I suffered from allergies all year round), every skin ointment and creme under the labs lights, and even UV treatments. They were all temporary surface solutions, and I didn’t realize all of the other damage being done to my body.
My boyfriend suggested I change my diet. He aimed to be vegan and I looked at him like he had 3 heads, but we slowly transitioned. We shopped for organic groceries and cut out frying all of our food. Then we removed meat and gluten. Then fish, and eventually dairy for an organic vegan, gluten free, soy free diet. I saw massive changes in my skin. My hair and eyebrows grew back stronger and fuller. My nails are healthy. My energy levels are higher, I am more attentive. When I went to my GYN for a regular checkup, she saw my skin discoloration (which at the time was a major improvement from where it was, but still had a ways to go), and she suggested I go towards the diet I was already on. Then she started suggesting medicines and I quickly informed her that I no longer take any medicine. Not even aspirin. I can relieve my pains through my diet and holistic care. As soon as she heard me say holistic, she flipped out and started going on about how they aren’t all natural and contain damaging properties. I responded that all of my food is plant-based with no additives, but that went in one ear and out of the other. I didn’t even waste my breath on reminding her of ALL of the damaging properties of medicine that lead to the situation where I currently was. It was eye-opening to see how someone I’m supposed to trust with the care of my body, knew that I needed to change my diet, but still wanted to pump me with pharmaceuticals that opposed my genetic makeup.
It’s this reason why we need to continue the legacy of Dr. Sebi and other nutritionists. An alkaline vegan raw food diet is best. The less heat brought to food, the more nutrients are retained and thus distributed throughout your body. Juicing is also a great way to gain nutrients faster because liquid immediately flows into your blood stream while solids need to be broken down via your intestines first. I am not a doctor or nutritionist, but I can speak on my testimony and those of others who have changed their diet in similar fashion.
The following information is via http://www.naturallifeenergy.com/alkaline-producing-mucus-reducing-nutrional-guide
Dr. Sebi’s approach to disease is disease:
“finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is Bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is Pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is Diabetes; in the joints Arthritis.”
Dr. Sebi’s Approach To Eating
Drinking plenty of spring water a day is essential to making this alkaline diet work. Dr. Sebi suggests drinking a gallon of spring water a day, and health organizations suggest around the same amount.
The adult body consists of 70% water. All of the body’s metabolic functions need adequate amounts of water to function properly. Water removes waste from the body, cushions the joints and organs, and assists in the absorption of nutrients.
Many of herbs Dr. Sebi uses are diuretics and increase urination to remove toxins from the body. You must replace the water to support the healthy functioning of the body.
Spring water is a natural alkaline water and it best supports the hydration and natural ratio of electrolytes in the body.
Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide doesn’t recommend microwaving because it damages the nutrients in food
I rather heat my food on the stove or in the oven, but I eat most of my food raw because raw food contains more nutrients than heated food whether microwaved or heated on the stove.
Dr. Sebi doesn’t recommend eating any foods not on the Dr. Sebi food list.
As I stated earlier, the Dr Sebi food list is very specific and excludes many whole-food plant-based foods.
Dr. Sebi recommends avoiding hybrid foods (plants and their fruits made by unnaturally cross-pollinating two or more plants) because they change the genetic structure, electrical composition, and pH balance to its detriment.
One such food is garlic, a plant food we are accustomed to eating but is not the best food to consume.
Dr. Sebi Food List
- Amaranth greens – same as Callaloo
- Bell Peppers
- Chayote (Mexican Squash)
- Dandelion greens
- Garbanzo beans (chick peas)
- Green Banana –
- Izote – cactus flower/ cactus leaf- grows naturally in California
- Lettuce (all, except Iceberg)
- Mushrooms (all, except Shitake)
- Nopales – Mexican Cactus
- Okra (removed)
- Olives (and olive oil)
- Purslane (Verdolaga)
- Poke salad -greens
- Sea Vegetables (wakame/dulse/arame/hijiki/nori)
- Tomato – cherry and plum only
- Turnip greens
(No canned fruits or Seedless fruits)
- Bananas – the smallest one or the Burro/mid-size (original banana)
- Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – no cranberries
- Grapes -seeded
- Limes (key limes preferred with seeds)
- Melons -seeded
- Orange (Seville or sour preferred, difficult to find )
- Prickly Pear (Cactus Fruit)
- Raisins -seeded
- Soft Jelly Coconuts (and coconut oil)
- Soursops – (Latin or West Indian markets)
Nuts & Seeds
(Includes nut & seed butters)
- Brazil Nuts
- Hemp Seed
- Pine Nuts
- Raw Sesame Seeds
- Raw Sesame “Tahini” Butter
(New Section added by Dr. Sebi) Minimize the use of oils.
- Olive Oil (Do not cook)
- Coconut Oil (Do not cook)
- Grapeseed Oil
- Sesame Oil
- Hempseed Oil
- Avocado Oil
Spices – Seasonings
- Bay leaf
- Cayenne – African Bird Pepper
- Onion Powder
- Powdered Granulated Seaweed (Kelp/Dulce/Nori – has “sea taste”)
- Pure Sea Salt
- Sweet Basil
- Sweet Basil
- 100% Pure Agave Syrup – (from cactus)
- Date “Sugar – (from dried dates)
- Wild Rice
Nutritional Guide | All Natural Herbal Teas
- Lemon grass
- Red Raspberry
- Sea Moss Tea
Dr. Sebi Organ Cleansing Herbs
The herbs listed above are only a few of the herbs Dr. Sebi uses in his products. I used them and a few more during my transition to an alkaline and mucus reducing diet, and now use for periodic maintenance.
Dr. Sebi’s office offers individual products to address specific conditions and therapeutic packages to address complex health issues. You should contact Dr. Sebi’s office (California: 310-838-2490) if you are not familiar with herbs and buying quality herbs.
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Check here for a list of Dr. Sebi’s products and a description of the herbs they contain.
Check here for a list of Dr. Sebi’s therapeutic packages and a description of the herbs they contain.
The Dr. Sebi food list and nutritional guide is a roadmap to healing and reversing disease.