Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Born in Honduras, Dr. Sebi (1933-2016) was a self-proclaimed healer, herbalist and vegan who developed the African Bio-Mineral Balance Program to address the chronic health issues he believed were caused by improper nutrition of modern diets. His 30 years of research on herbal medicine and nutrition led to his theory on health management, specifically how eating foods high in acidity can cause toxins and mucus to buildup in the body. When the body is in this acidic state, Dr. Sebi believed this environment led to a variety of chronic diseases and conditions, including obesity, arthritis, and high blood pressure.
As a huge proponent of natural healing and disease prevention, Dr. Sebi promoted the alkaline diet because it encourages people to eat fruits and vegetables, and no processed meats and high-fat dairy products. It's important to note that it is possible to change the pH of urine and saliva with diet, however, the pH of blood remains the same.
While his research methods are not based on scientific evidence, many people have followed his Nutritional Guide and claim it has helped them heal naturally without OTC drugs or prescribed medication. We invite you to take a deeper dive into the life of Dr. Sebi by viewing the documentary and infographic below.