First of all I want to say thank you Dr. Sebi for helping me to regain my health back. From my personal experience, I witnessed the true healing power of his knowledge. The main reason why I wrote this article is that I have healed myself thanks to this great man and his videos on youtube. I was already vegan for 2 years but I struggled to find a proper diet that fits my body and my daily routine. I discovered him via some comment on youtube and my journey started. He is a very interesting person and listening to his voice was the best part of my day at the time because he offered hope. My goal is to share his knowledge and help others to heal themself.
So who is Dr. Sebi?
Dr. Sebi was one of the greatest natural healers who ever lived od this planet. He was also a pathologist, herbalist, biochemist, and naturalist. He traveled the world and learned a lot about herbs which have the ability to health the body. He has developed a very unique approach and methodology for healing humans with a restricted vegan diet and healing herbs.
He was born as Alfredo Bowman on November 26, 1933, in the village of Ilanga, located in Spanish Honduras. Very interesting about him that he is a completely self-educated man. He also learned a lot from his beloved grandmother.
When he came to the United States he was diagnosed with asthma, diabetes, impotency, and obesity. He tried to get help from medical doctors but after many unsuccessful treatments in western medicine he got a contact in Mexico and was introduced to one of the best herbalists in over there and his journey started.
His herbalist helped him a lot to start fasting and to use proper combinations of healing herbs and that was his turning point. After, he developed his system for cellular cleansing and body revitalization. Alfredo Bowman dedicated the rest of his life and in that 30 years he developed a unique healing system that healed thousands of people from various diseases which modern medicine could not heal. He was inspired by his personal healing experience and knowledge that he gained and he began sharing his compounds with others, which lead to the birth of Dr. Sebi’s Cell Food.
He made his healing program as well and called it African Bio-Mineral Therapy Program. It identifies and targets the real causes of the diseases and not only to treat the symptoms, of the disease like modern medicine.
He concluded that the main cause of all diseases is mucus which forms in the body after eating processed and unhealthy foods… He claimed that diseases will always manifest in the part of the body where mucus has accumulated most over time.
His cell food compounds were specially designed to extract mucus from a specific area of the body, but it is also necessary for the body to be cleaned inside out. His compounds are very unique and they are designed to cleanse and nourish the whole body.
His approach was very successful in reversing in all know diseases because like he claims there is only one disease and that disease is mucus.
He developed his nutritional guide and listed all allowed foods which are good for the human body. Those foods are not mucus forming and they have the ability to heal the body inside out. You can get a complete list of allowed foods if you register on his website.
Foods which are allowed by Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide
Allowed foods by Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide:
Allowed Fruits: seeded melons, papayas, pears, dates, apples, cantaloupe, figs, currants, elderberries, berries, peaches, soft jelly coconuts, plums, seeded key limes, mangoes, prickly pears, Latin or West Indies soursop, tamarind
Allowed Vegetables: chickpeas, avocado, mushrooms (except shiitake), bell peppers, cactus flower, cucumber, dandelion greens, kale, lettuce (except iceberg), okra, olives, sea vegetables, squash, tomatoes (only cherry and plum), zucchini
Allowed Grains: quinoa, fonio, amaranth, spelt, Khorasan wheat (kamut), rye, wild rice, teff,
Allowed Nuts and Seeds: raw tahini butter, Brazil nuts, raw sesame seeds, hemp seeds, walnuts
Allowed Oils: hempseed oil, avocado oil, olive oil (uncooked), coconut oil (uncooked), grapeseed oil, sesame oil
Allowed Herbal teas: raspberry, elderberry, chamomile, ginger, fennel, tila, burdock
Allowed Spices: pure sea salt, oregano, basil, cloves, date sugar, bay leaf, dill, sweet basil, achiote, cayenne, habanero, tarragon, onion powder, sage, thyme, powdered granulated seaweed, pure agave syrup.
Also it is allowed to dring water in addition to tea, but it should be fresh spring water.
Also you can make pasta, cereal, bread, or flour from recommended foods, but you need to be aware that yeast or baking powder is not allowed.
Foods which are not allowed by Dr.Sebi Nutritional Guide
Any foods that are not included in the Dr. Sebi nutrition guide are not permitted, such as:
- red meat
- canned fruits or vegetables
- seedless fruits
- all kinds of eggs
- soy and its products
- all processed foods
- fortified food
- sugar (except date sugar and agave syrup)
- all kinds of alcohol
- yeast or foods which use yeast to rise
- foods which are made with baking powder
Many fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, and seeds are also forbidden on this diet.
Dr. Sebi recommends eating only foods that are listed in the guide to get good results.
Dr. Sebi Detoxification & Regeneration
He focuses on removing the accumulated toxins from the body. His African Bio-mineral Balance replaces depleted minerals in the body and has the ability to rejuvenate damaged cells and the tissues eroded by the system acid.
He tells us that we need to put extra effort into the primary organs for elimination. These organs are the liver, skin, gall bladder, lymphatic glands, kidneys and colon.
He claims that you need to eliminate all toxins from those organs to start healing.
The most important organ by Dr. Sebi is a colon and it must be detoxified before any disease can be healed, but in order to heal completely you need to clean other organs as well and the disease will leave the body.
After cleaning the body will be able to rebuild itself. Dr. Sebi has passed away, unfortunately, god bless his soul but hi knowledge is passed to his daughter who continues his works in Honduras and she is still offering the Bio-Mineral Therapy today.
The main rules of Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide are:
- Eat foods listed in the nutritional guide and nothing else
- Drink 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of water per day
- Take Dr. Sebi’s supplements one hour before you take medications
- No animal products are allowed at all
- Alcohol is not allowed.
- You need to avoid wheat products and you need to consume only “natural-growing grains” which are listed in the guide
- You need to stop using a microwave because it is killing your food
- You need to avoid canned and seedless fruits
Can you lose weight on Dr. Sebi’s Diet?
Originally Dr. Sebi’s diet is not designed for losing weight but if you follow this diet you will probably lose weight if your body accumulated toxins or if you are overweight.
The diet is completely opposite of the classic western diet, which mainly consisted of processed foods and loaded with sugars, salts, fats, and calories.
Dr. Sebi’s diet promotes unprocessed vegan foods and followers of his diet have fewer chances of getting heart disease and obesity.
One 2 months study was done and found that people who followed and ate whole foods, low in fats, strictly plant-based diet did lose significantly more weight than people who did not his diet. (5Trusted Source).
Furthermore, most foods on this diet are low in calories, except for nuts, seeds, avocados, and oils. Therefore, even if you ate a large volume of approved foods, it’s unlikely that it would result in a surplus of calories and lead to weight gain.
You have to be aware that his diet does not specify the exact quantities and portions, it’s very difficult to tell will provides enough calories and will help you lose weight because it depends on the adaptation of every single follower.
We can conclude that Dr. Sebi’s diet is not made with the purpose to lose weight but it can be very beneficial if you follow it strictly.
The Dr. Sebi diet is based on eating nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats. These foods are known to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer and they are great fighters against inflammation.
Following Dr. Sebi’s diet might give you better health, but in order to know will it work for you or not you need to put it to test. You need to study his videos and read his recommendations, and when you think you have enough information you can start.