For those of you who don't know Dr. Sebi, he was a holistic doctor from the isle of Honduras. He claimed to have discovered the cure for many modern ailments through natural and holistic remedies including diabetes and AIDS. He has treated many celebrities and some of his most noted patients include Left Eye and Michael Jackson (both deceased now) His death was conveniently untimely as he was held in a prison and then magically diagnosed with pneumonia and pronounced dead a few days later. A man who was never sick and cured others magically found sick with a curable ailment while in the custody of police. Hmmmmm.
While he lived, he preached a life of cell foods and consuming nutrients that our bodies need from things found in nature, not artificial or man made. You may have seen many of his videos floating around on Facebook where he described broccoli, a United States delicacy and a "vegetable" held in high regard in our food pyramid as a man made vegetable with little to none nutritional value. Which is true, broccoli is a man made hybrid that has been around for centuries. The same video (below) he also speaks about cauliflower.
1. The root of many issues in our body stems from mucus. Dairy is one of the leading mucus causing food groups.
In the past (before quitting meat and eating it on occasion), I used to eat probiotic yogurt to prevent and get rid of terrible, reoccurring yeast infections. Subsequently, I noticed that I usually required a humidifier to sleep at night. Once I started changing my diet and limiting the amount of dairy, I no longer had yeast infections or excessive mucus. Although I love cheese, (and cheesecake) I have cut cow's milk and yogurt completely out of my diet and use other milks like Almond as a substitute.
2. Unfortunately, broccoli is not the only common hybrid food.
Cauliflower, corn as we know it today, huge tomatoes, grapefruit, kale, cantaloupes, bananas, Macintosh apples, and Brussel sprouts are just a few of the forceful manmade food. It low key had me scratching my head like what the hell do I eat now? Once you know these things, it's hard to un-know it and go back to eating them.
3. Alkaline water is expensive as shit.
I have always felt weird about drinking bottled waters like Dasani. Since I learned that companies like to bottle tap water and sell it cough COCACOLA cough, I've been very skeptical about it. When my dentist told me to drink tap water and the fluoride in it would protect my teeth, I was like WTH how much fluoride is in there and should I really be drinking it? LOL but not really. I'm serious. Why does my water have more fluoride than toothpaste? And the warning label on toothpaste definitely says spit it out. Alkaline water is THE recommended water but they can go for as much as $25 for a case of 6. Hefty, hefty.
4. You absolutely can not go wrong with Almonds or Walnuts
I went through the whole, throw all the milk out phase after watching videos about the gory treatment of cows but then noticed some of the Almond milks had little to none nutritional value and had more sugars than the 2% milk. That made me very apprehensive about making the switch. Califia farms contains 5g per cup in their milk which is less than the competitor's brands light version including some of your favorites. However, one serving of this brand has 45% of the recommended calcium intake and is Carrageenan free. As for walnuts, they're my favorite nut besides myself. I have replaced all previous nut recipes including my personal favorite, pesto to include the walnut which is not man made.
What foods have you given up lately in search of a longer, healthier lifestyle? What foods have you started to consume? Do those Facebook videos with the treatment of animals or the news about artificial food get to you?