Dr. Sebi was a pathologist, herbalist biochemist and naturalist born as Alfredo Bowman on November 26, 1933, in the village of llanga in Spanish Honduras. He is a self-proclaimed and educated doctor and herbalist although he was neither a medical doctor nor does he hold a Ph.D. degree.
But he invented the diet based on the African bio mineral balance theory as he has studied and personally explored herbs and their benefits in America, Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean. With his intelligence, keen observation and 30 years of practical experience, he developed a unique approach to healing with herbs.
With his distinguished approach, he came to the United States to diagnose asthma, diabetes, impotency, and obesity without traditional Western medications. He created natural vegetation cell food compounds characterized for intercellular cleansing and revitalizing all the cells of the human body, curing and eliminating ailments.
What is Dr. Sebi’s Diet?
According to Dr. SEBI, his diet is for anyone who desires to get a natural cure to prevent diseases without Reliance upon conventional western medications. His diet aims toward improving overall health, making the body alkaline.
Why We Fall Ill?
According to Dr. Sebi, the source of diseases in the human body is a mucus build up in different areas of the body. Different body parts react to contract different diseases when infected with this mucus build-up.
For instance, buildup of mucus in the lungs causes pneumonia and excess mucus in the pancreas leads to diabetes.
Additionally, Dr. Sebi suggested in his diet that diseases in the human body cannot exist in an alkaline environment. Where the body is too acidic, disease build-up initiates. Claim that our body can heal itself if we follow the diet suggested by him, consistently throughout life.
It is required to restore the body’s natural alkaline state and detoxify the diseased body to stay healthy, forever.
Basis of Dr. Sebi’s Approach
According to Dr. Sebi, natural botanical remedies are available to cleanse and detoxify the body and restoring a more alkaline state from the acidity which is the root cause of disease and pathology.
Natural vegetable cell food compounds play a crucial role in transforming the state as they remove accumulated toxins and replace depleted minerals in the body. He claimed that cell food can rejuvenate damaged cell tissues, especially those eroded by acidity.
Explain that the main organs affected by acidity include skin, liver, gall bladder, kidneys, the colon, and lymph glands. If all the toxins are removed from these organs, this will recycle throughout the entire body, manifesting disease. Gradually the body breaks down in the weakest organs as it is incapable to chase away the influence of toxins.
Dr. Sebi further clarified that the colon is the most important organ that should be cleansed by detoxifying before any disease can be reversed.
He designed a nutritional program that aims at rectifying the health of a person through diet.
Diet of Dr. Sebi
The diet recommended by Dr. Sebi is an intracellular detoxifying cleansing mechanism that purifies each cell in the body. The body then rebuilds and rejuvenates itself.
Dr. Sebi’s diet consists of well define exhaustive lists of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, seeds, oil and herbs which should we consume for the rest of your life to restore the alkaline state of the body. No animal products are permitted in his diet so his diet is also referred to as a vegan diet in contemporary times (with some modifications for few).
The diet emphasizes eating nutrient-rich vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats that are researched to decrease the risk of heart disease, cancer, and inflammation.
The List Of Specific Foods Allowed On The Diet Includes:-
- Fruits: apples, cantaloupe, currants, dates, figs, elderberries, papayas, berries, peaches, soft jelly coconuts, pears, plums, seeded key limes, mangoes, prickly pears, seeded melons, Latin or West Indies soursop, tamarind
- Vegetables: avocado, bell peppers, cactus flower, chickpeas, cucumber, dandelion greens, kale, lettuce (except iceberg), mushrooms (except shiitake), okra, olives, sea vegetables, squash, tomatoes (only cherry and plum), zucchini
- Grains: fonio, amaranth, Khorasan wheat (Kamut), rye, wild rice, spelt, teff, quinoa
- Nuts and Seeds: Brazil nuts, hemp seeds, raw sesame seeds, raw tahini butter, walnuts
- Oils: avocado oil, coconut oil (uncooked), grape-seed oil, hempseed oil, olive oil (uncooked), sesame oil
- Herbal Teas: elderberry, chamomile, fennel, tila, burdock, ginger, raspberry
- Spices: oregano, basil, cloves, bay leaf, dill, sweet basil, achiote, cayenne, habanero, tarragon, onion powder, sage, pure sea salt, thyme, powdered granulated seaweed, pure agave syrup, date sugar
Water is allowed with other herbal teas. In addition to these food products, the dieter is permitted grains in the form of pasta, cereal, bread, or flour. However, any baked foodstuff with yeast or baking powder is banned.
Dr. Sebi offered Bio-Mineral Therapy which is a natural vegetation cell food. He claimed that a living substance can nourish the body and detoxifies at the cellular level.
One must consume life – not death – to maintain and sustain oneself.