A Life Worth Remembering

Alfredo Darrington Bowman, also known as Dr. Sebi, earned a reputation as the Honduran-born vegetarian herbalist, pathologist, biochemist and naturalist on a mission to save the world..

Sebi was born on November 26, 1933. He never attended any institution or school—not even kindergarten. Instead, he received education from his grandmother Mama Hay, the woman who took care of him while his mother left town to work. He instead received education from his grandmother Mama Hay, the woman responsible for his primary care after his mother left town to work.

While he lived a long and prosperous life, Sebi originally suffered from asthma, diabetes, impotency and obesity. His first trip to the United States in search of cures for his ailments was unsuccessful. After venturing down to Mexico, however, Sebi struck some luck with a local herbalist who was able to heal him.

His grandmother’s wisdom and his experience in Mexico invigorated Sebi’s decision to dedicate his life to holistic medicine. He spent the rest of his years promoting a holistic approach towards wellbeing, taking advantage of natural vegetation cell compounds equipped with the ability to cleanse and revitalize all cells within the human body. Among his many advocacies is the alkaline diet, which consists of foods that have high pH levels.

Dr. Sebi’s career features a slew of cures for the world’s “incurable” diseases. In the 1980s, he ran a series of newspaper advertisements including one in the New York Post. These stated, “AIDS has been cured by the USHA Research Institute, and we specialize in cures for Sickle Cell, Lupus, Blindness, Herpes, Cancer and others.”

Stifled by the judicial system, however, Sebi’s medical breakthroughs remain a mystery to the majority of western civilization. The Food and Drug Administration and New York Post sued Sebi for false advertisement and practicing without a license. Since Sebi never prescribed traditional drugs or claimed doctoral status, he won the case.

In the summer of 2016, officials arrested Sebi for money laundering after bringing $37,000 of unaccounted cash into Honduras. A guilty verdict landed him in jail. He died on August 6, 2016 under police custody. Many Sebi supporters continue to investigate the conditions of his passing.

Sebi may be gone, but his legacy lives on. From the alkaline diet to testimonials from celebrity patients, his holistic methods continue to change the lives of those willing to believe.

"Legacy of Dr. Sebi"

Alkaline Diet and the pH of Food

Are you experiencing chronic pain, fatigue, illness, acne breakouts or depression? These problems may be stemming from an unbalanced diet full of sugary snacks and processed foods. In this case, an alkaline diet is the solution.

Vegetables and fruit are highly recommended for a healthy lifestyle, but not every food branded as such will qualify here due to differing levels of acidity. You must understand some key elements of health before fully comprehending the impact of an alkaline lifestyle.

First of all, pH serves as a primary consideration. Potential Hydrogen, better known as pH, is a measure of acidity. The pH scale starts at 0 indicating the highest acidic level. Alkaline represents the opposite end of the spectrum with a maximum score of 14. Food is categorized as acidic—below pH level of 7—or alkaline—above pH level of 7. Anything with an exact pH level of 7 is considered neutral. Our goal is to maintain a bodily pH level slightly more alkaline than acidic. Consuming more alkaline foods and beverages helps us do so.

All bodies require a specific pH level in the blood. If we fail to supply pH-friendly resources, our bodies will transfer stolen minerals from other locations including our teeth. This forced process is extremely draining, leading to stress, lack of energy and increased vulnerability to illness.

An alkaline diet favors leafy, green vegetables like spinach and root vegetables like carrots, fruit, some nuts (such as almonds and walnuts), seeds (such as sunflower seeds) and herbs including tea.

An acidic diet favors carbonated beverages, coffee, fast food, alcohol, dairy items (such as cheese and milk), meat, processed food (such as microwave dinners, canned vegetables and hotdogs), beans, grains and fried foods including french fries and breaded chicken strips..

Alkaline water can propel you to a desired pH level. A baking soda-water concoction or glass of water complemented by organic lemon slices can increase alkalinity when consumed between meals. Are you confused by the lemons, a food typically considered acidic? The digestive process determines the pH effect of food regardless of the food’s original pH levels. While lemons are considered acidic prior to consumption, studies prove that digesting them can increase bodily pH levels.

If you are considering balancing your unhealthy habits with healthy ones rather than eliminating the poor dieting entirely, I advise you reconsider. A single can of soda, for instance, requires 10 gallons of water to counteract its damage. A balanced diet, rather than a crowded one, is essential for a disease-free body.

While you should aim to increase your water intake, you should also research your water source. Fluoride is added to all public water leading to a pH level of about 4.5. This is no different than drinking beer. Bottled water is not safe either. Conduct a little research before choosing how you quench your thirst.

As previously mentioned, the body maintains the healthiest status when it is a bit more on the alkaline side. A balanced diet includes 70 percent alkaline foods and 30 percent acidic foods. Organic purchases will be free of body-harming, acidity-increasing pesticides.

Food is life. A balanced diet means a healthy life—in combination with other healthy habits, of course. Appropriate vitamins and minerals build a satisfactory environment within your body. Switching to an alkaline diet may lead to the following:
• Improved health
• Less pain
• Weight loss
• Improved mood
• Increased energy
• Less illness and disease
• Lower dependence on daily medication

With so many delicious foods available, it is easy to forget what our body truly craves. Stick to food from the earth for best results.

An overconsumption of acidic foods like ice cream, spaghetti and processed sandwiches encourages yeast growth, a condition linked to cancer. Cancer rings at about a pH level of 4 and cannot survive in an alkaline setting. While alkaline diets have not been scientifically linked to cancer cures, they have, in some cases, reduced tumor sizes and eliminated cancerous cells. No need for chemotherapy when Mother Nature’s finest delicacies can offer assistance.

Altering your entire diet may not sound thrilling, but the benefits are outrageously rewarding. Consider substituting your go-to pain reliever with a holistic cure. Trade the poisonous pharmaceuticals for alkaline-heavy foods with the ability to mellow your aches and pains. After all, healthy eating habits are a leading influence on top-notch health.

Do not feel pressured to leap towards the lifestyle change. Small steps can easily lead you towards healthy habits. Slowly swap sweet drinks for water, chips for nuts, and sugar for lemons. Get ready for a new life filled with energetic glee.

"JESA"

Cow Milk Weakens Bones

Before guzzling down an ice-cold glass of milk, ponder over the following statement: Cow milk is a processed food.

Processed foods are high in fats unrelated to good health—milk (other than raw milk) included.

“Drink water,” they said. “Eat your vegetables,” they said. “Milk is good for your bones,”

they said.

They also said, “With age comes wisdom.” We now know water contains harmful fluoride, vegetables are dowsed in destructive pesticides and milk is pumped with hormones. Do I dare mention the pus cells permitted in a single teaspoon of milk?

Pus is a liquefied mixture of dead white blood and skin cells stemming from infection. While the exact amount of permitted pus is unclear, the estimate reaches above one million cells per teaspoon.

Extensive research and milk debates formulated a list of possible milk contaminants: blood, feces, pesticides, antibiotics and hormones with the ability to impact mood, energy and overall health.

Is it not strange that human are the only species to consume milk generated by other animals? Many have debated why cow milk consumption is okay but human milk consumption beyond infancy is taboo.

According to the Physician’s Committee, about three-fourths of the global population feels sick \when digesting dairy. This condition known as “lactose intolerance” develops for the masses merely a few years after birth. Does this not send a message?

Forget what the nursery rhymes taught you. Milk does not strengthen your bones. In fact, it does the opposite. Since milk lowers pH levels, the body steels vitamins and minerals from bones, teeth and organs to correct the imbalance. Our bones do not even absorb calcium as well as commercial advertising might suggest. From acne to diabetes to cancer, the damaging effects of milk are powerful.

Cows are fed chemical-covered food and injected with milk-producing hormones. None of these conditions make for a healthy beverage. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone, known as rBGH, and Recombinant Somatotropin Growth Hormone, known as rBST, are two common genetically modified hormones injected into dairy farm cows. Breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer have both been linked to rBGH. There is a reason this chemical has been banned in 30 countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and Norway.

If the harm to your own body is not enough to convince you, think about the animal cruelty. Many animals are raised in tiny, indoor cages. Few see sunlight in their lifetime. Mass producers force them into unsanitary conditions riddled with disease. Rarely does a cow live to its expected lifetime of 20 years. The conditions enabling dairy and meat consumption are out of control. I am not suggesting you jump straight to veganism. I instead suggest you take steps towards protecting you, your family and the planet.

Your head must be spinning. Milk increases cancer? Pus? What? Here is my recommendation. Do some of your own research. Let the upsetting content motivate you to make a difference.

"JESA"

Honey

“Yes, Honey! YAAAASSS!”

There is a treasure trove of hidden nutritional and medicinal value contained in a sugary syrup. We call it honey.

Raw and unfiltered honey sports antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, healing characteristics. From flavonoids—powerful antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits—to hygroscopic properties—the ability to draw environmental moisture and dehydrate bacteria—honey holds the gold medal as a home remedy.

Scrapes, cuts and burns, oh my! Honey can be of assistance in the wound department. According to the United States National Library of Medicine, honey’s ability to maintain a moist environment encourages healing processes with infection-fighting barriers. Manuka honey in particular is strongly noted for its antibacterial properties. So, the next time your child comes home rocking a forehead scrape with picture day around the corner, consider dabbing some manuka honey to speed healing and prevent scarring.

Just a spoonful of honey helps the swelling go down. Gelam honey, for instance, interrupts the NF-κB pathway to battle inflammation. Honey concoctions offer remedies for everyday ailments. For a sore throat, try mixing and gargling the following ingredients:
• 2 tablespoons of honey
• 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
• A pinch of salt

If these ingredients are too much for you to handle, a mix of warm water and manuka honey will suffice.

During allergy season, we’re all looking for a way to combat runny noses, itchy eyes and scratchy throats. The New York Times asserts consuming honey could be enough to build an immunity to allergens. After all, bees transfer pollen spores to honey during the creation process. Exposing yourself to the resulting nature’s nectar acts as a vaccination by tricking your body into producing antibodies. Pretty sweet, huh?

Add a drip of honey to your tea. Plop a drop onto your papercut. No matter how you decide to introduce honey into your diet, you won’t regret it.

"Jennifer"

Your Food, Your Health

Having discovered cures for some of the world’s most perplexing diseases, Dr. Sebi stands as one of the greatest natural healers of our time. A combination of ancestral wisdom and observational education led him to a medicinal plan based on one thing: the earth. He believed sources grown in our backyards can cure anything.

The alkaline diet remains the most popularized part of Sebi’s legacy. Since our bodies and brains operate on electrical currents, he believed we must feed ourselves energy-boosting, electrical foods. Fast and store-brand foods are appealing but far from healthy. Here are some foods Sebi considered “electric”:
• Amaranth greens
• Avocado
• Bell peppers
• Chayote
• Cucumber
• Dandelion greens
• Garbanzo beans
• Green banana
• Izote
• Lettuce (except iceberg)
• Mushrooms (except shiitake)
• Nopales
• Okra
• Olives
• Onions
• Poke salad greens
• Sea vegetables (wakame, dulse, arame, hijiki and nori)
• Squash
• Tomatoes (cherry and plum only)
• Tomatillo
• Turnip greens
• Zucchini
• Watercress
• Purslane (verdolaga)

Combined with regular exercise, these “electric foods” are a great way to ensure good health. They also promote pH balance leading to cell protection and suitable mineral levels.

Alkaline diets prevent blood vessel plaque formation, urine calcium buildup and kidney stones. They even build stronger bones, reduce muscle spasms and much more.

Remember, the goal is balance. The consumption of acidic foods is expected and even healthy. Going too heavy on the alkaline-friendly foods is not. If you run into a problem, balance is the solution.

"Shaniece"

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