To put it as succinctly as possible, the Doctor Sebi Diet works based on the principle of a two fold approach to:
- Cleansing the body of waste and toxins through fasting, and
- Nourishing the body at a cellular level with foods that are free from starch and are alkalizing.
Once the body has been purged of as much of the toxic and metabolic waste that has built up in it over time, it is them able to be given what it needs to take the healing process to the next level.
But who is this Doctor Sebi? You may not have heard oh him before, so let’s take a little bit of a look into the past.
It has just gone 2 years since the Honduran Herbalist, Alfredo Darrington Bowman, affectionately known as Doctor Sebi passed away. Bowman is the man behind the renowned Doctor Sebi Diet, which has been followed with an almost religious dedication by many around the world for decades.
The Dr. Sebi Diet focuses on maintaining an alkaline diet. There are popularly held views that Doctor Sebi’s studies were strongly influenced by his Grandmother, Mama Hay, and a traditional Herbalist he sought out in Mexico. Applying African medicinal methodologies, Doctor Sebi relied on natural botanicals to detox and cleanse the body.
The Methodology Behind the Dr. Sebi Diet
Dr. Sebi firmly believed that a body in an acidic state was exposed to a higher risk of disease. As a result, the Doctor Sebi Diet was designed to introduce alkalizing foods to change the state of the body, flushing out toxins that had accumulated over time, and replenishing depleted minerals.
Dr. Sebi taught that damaged cell tissue that had been impacted by acidity could recover and rejuvenate through the consumption of specific cell foods. Improved health was reported to have been seen in the appearance and functioning of the skin, kidneys, liver, lymph glands, gall bladder, and the colon.
The Doctor Sebi Diet takes a holistic approach to treating the individual, rather than simply treating the pathology, or the symptoms of the disease. Referred to as inter-cellular cleansing, Sebi’s diet had cured him of a range of complications where conventional practitioners were unable.
Suffering from obesity, asthma, impotency, and diabetes, Sebi had treated himself based on the guidance of the Mexican Herbalist in line with the values instilled by his Grandmother. It is largely this basis that Dr. Sebi has built his methodology on.
Known for being on the other side of the fence with regard to modern medicine, Sebi challenges European medicine to prove it has cured anything in its 400 year history. This may sound extreme, but there are many who swear by the Doctor Sebi Diet and what it has done for them that modern medicine couldn’t.
Where Does Sebi Believe Disease Comes From?
Doctor Sebi applied a bio-mineral balance approach to medicine that has its roots in African tradition. Rather than looking at diseases coming from germs, bacteria, or viruses disease are evaluated as being developed where damage has been done to the mucus membrane resulting in it being compromised.
Through treating the patient with plant based remedies the body is taking in more substances of an alkaline constitution and not ‘harmful carcinogenic chemicals and poisons’ as Dr. Sebi describes them. Disease can only exist in an environment that is acid. His diet is specifically designed to replace lost or depleted minerals, and return the body to an alkaline state while removing built up toxins.
The Doctor Sebi Diet looks to supporting the primary organs responsible for the elimination of toxins from the body. These organs which complete highly important processing functions within the body include the:
- Lymph glands
- Gall bladder, and
Where the body is unable to function as it should, it is not able to effectively eliminate toxins through these organs. This inability to flush itself out results in an accumulation of toxins within the body, which end up being recycled in the body, eventually manifesting disease.
The shocking truth that Dr. Sebi teaches is that in this toxic state the body begins to malfunction, and effectively break down the weaker organs as a result of its inability to purge these harmful toxins.
Of all the organs listed, Doctor Sebi’s methodology identifies the colon as being looked upon as the most important organ. Sebi teaches that it must be cleansed and detoxified before successful steps can be taken to treat and reverse the effects of disease.
As important as colon cleansing is in the Doctor Sebi Diet, the focus of the diet is ultimately holistic. If your colon is the single organ that is detoxified and cleansed, all other organs which are not detoxified and cleansed will still hold toxicity, which will result in the body still being in a diseased state. The video below shares the key principles of Dr. Sebi’s methodology. Enjoy!