• Javonte Maynor

Dr. Sebi Diet: Benefits and Risk




The Dr. Sebi diet is a strict plant based diet designed to eliminate mucus from the body and change it to an alkaline state. The reason the diet is attempting to eliminate mucus and acidity from the body is because it's believed to cause disease. Proponents of the diet state that bacteria and viruses do not cause disease but mucus and an acidic body does. Dr. Sebi, also known as Alfredo Bowman, claimed to have cured people of AIDS, Herpes, Leukemia, and many other diseases by using his dieting and supplement techniques. Although the supreme court ruled for him to stop making these claims, Dr. Sebi was often seen talking about the case over numerous media outlets and social media sites. Telling viewers that the court did not find him guilty for publishing his cure cases that involved 77 people.



Those who choose to follow the diet will be required to consume only the foods on his list of things to eat, drink one gallon of water a day, avoid animal products, stay away from hybrid foods, and don't drink alcohol. Dr. Sebi also instruct his followers to avoid using a microwave, "It will kill your food", and canned and seedless fruits. The benefits of the diet is that it helps with weight loss, controls your appetite, alter your gut bacteria for better health, and reduce the risk of disease. Although the diet has many benefits, dietitians state that there are key nutrients that your body will be missing if you do not use supplements. Vitamin B-12, Protein, and Omega-3 fatty acids are the most important nutrients you will need to supplement this diet.


Based on our research, this diet will not harm you if you seek advice from a medical expert on what you can do to make sure you are receiving the proper amount of nutrients daily. There are other plant base diets out there and the medical community does see improvement in the health of those who choose to follow the dieting plans. The most important thing to note is that although you may choose to strictly adhere to the Dr. Sebi diet, this does not mean that you should avoid wellness exams every 1-2 years.


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