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How to Start the Dr. Sebi Alkaline Diet

Should you be wholly plant-based or vegetarian? How do you stay committed in the midst of a somewhat restrictive diet that comprises a limited number of approved alkaline foods? Can you still have your favorite foods like pizza and ice cream if they’re made from more natural alkaline plant-based ingredients?


The late Dr. Sebi was a world-renowned holistic health practitioner who claimed to have cured AIDS,
cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases with his unique alkaline diet. Dr. Sebi’s approach to
disease is based on the idea that all dis-ease begins in the gut, and can be healed by eating an
alkaline-rich diet and purifying the body with detoxification. While some people may be skeptical of
his claims, there is no denying that the man himself was a living testament to the power of this diet –
he was healthy and vibrant well into his 80s.


Several studies have proven that a plant based diet is essential for long-term health. Not only can it
prevent chronic diseases, but this dietary movement has even reversed the effects of some
diseases. This makes it an incredibly powerful way of living to bring about your best well being. Let’s
dig into it, though; what exactly should you eat in order to benefit from a vegan diet? Just what kind
of foods constitute a plant based lifestyle?


Acclimating to an alkaline lifestyle like the Dr. Sebi regimen may seem daunting, but starting with a
10 day detox is a great place to begin. Detoxing your system helps cleanse the body of any
impurities or toxins that might be impacting your health, setting you up for positive habits in The
Alkaline lifestyle. Focus on eating alkalizing foods and worry less about counting calories or
restricting fat intake! And don’t forget to stay hydrated; drink plenty of water throughout the day.
It’s also important to limit excessive amounts of acidic food, caffeine, alcohol, and overly processed
foods while trying to achieve balance through this cleanse. In addition depending on your energy
level; exercise regularly and make getting sufficient sleep a priority – helping you maintain the vigor
needed to fully take part in the Alkaline diet. If you’re looking to improve your own health and
wellbeing, here’s everything you need to know about how to start the diet and make it work for you.


1. Start with the detox cleanse.
Begin your journey to health with a detoxifying cleanse of 10-12 days. You’ll enjoy smoothies, juices
and light raw foods that help improve circulation while cleansing away toxins from the digestive
system. Alkalizing meals take center stage during this period – spring water’s great for hydration too!
Animal products, coffee and alcohol are all off limits on this road to better well being; it can be quite
liberating!. Afterward you can gradually add back in more variety so as not to shock your body after
such an intense reset.
Taking a break from acidifying foods and sticking to the alkalizing choices of Dr. Sebi’s nutrition plan
can be highly beneficial for your wellbeing! Enjoy more energy, clearer skin and reduced
inflammation when you detox with this simple dietary switch-up – choose recipes from our site or
create your own customized version today!

If you’re looking for a more structured approach to the Dr. Sebi alkaline diet, you can check out my books here: ALKALINE VEGAN LIVING BOOKS. It will provide you with recipes, meal plans, and tips for following the diet. It can also help you learn more about the science behind the diet and how to make it work for you.

2. Take sea moss and herbal teas.
Dr. Sebi has described sea moss as a superfood, incredibly packed with health benefits thanks to its
92 essential minerals! This incredible food is even more effective when used alongside herbal teas
such as dandelion root tea, burdock root tea and sarsaparilla. These herbal teas together with the
sea moss and/or bladderwrack work together to rid your body of toxins while reducing
inflammation, helping you revitalize from within. while helping maintain an optimal alkaline balance
for optimum wellbeing.


3. Fast during the cleanse.
Fasting is an excellent way to help the body heal, detox and reset – but it’s important do so safely.
While beginners should start with a simple 24 hour water fast or 3 day liquid fast (which includes
smoothies, juices and sea moss)- it is recommended that beginners start slowly by completing 16-24
hour periods until they feel comfortable enough trying longer ones, more experienced fasters can
opt for longer 10-day attempts as their bodies adjust to fasting over time. Remember that you don’t
have to jump straight into long durations if this isn’t comfortable; ease your way up by starting
small. Breaking a fast doesn’t have to be daunting – doing it the right way can help you get optimal results! If you’ve been fasting, begin with 3 or 7 days of liquid nutrition like juices and smoothies; then move on step-by-step. Start by nourishing your body with raw fruits and veggies that are easy to digest
before reintroducing cooked foods back into your diet, while avoiding processed items, sugar,
caffeine and alcohol as much as possible along this transition period.
NOTE: Dr. Sebi recommends a 12 day fast, but if you’re just getting started on your fasting journey
it’s perfectly acceptable to begin with 7-10 days of abstinence from food. As you become more
experienced in the practice, start with a shorter fast and work your way up to 12 days.


4. Choose Alkalizing Foods
Once you have completed the cleansing detox phase of Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet, it is time to begin
adding nourishing and beneficial foods back into your life! Utilize his nutritional guide or “Food List” –
These foods are based on a natural plant based diet to make sure that the fruits, vegetables, grains
and beans you consume will help create an environment in which your cells can thrive – promoting a
pH balanced body full of energy! Allowing these natural plant based ingredients to dominate your
meal plan ensures maximum health benefits.


5. Avoid Acidic Foods
If you’re looking to stay in an alkaline state, it’s important that your diet does not include highly
acidic foods. Typically these are animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs; GMO-based
processed food items or sugar filled treats like coffee and alcohol – all of which can significantly
increase the acidity levels within your body leading to disease states. So if following a Dr Sebi
inspired nutritional plan is how you choose live healthily – avoid them at all costs.


5. Drink Plenty of Water (Spring water only)
Staying hydrated is key to maintaining good health and following the Dr. Sebi alkaline diet, especially
with a recommended mandatory minimum of 1 gallon (4 liters) of spring water daily! Drinking
enough high-quality H2O regularly helps get rid of toxins from your body for optimal wellness—be
sure you stay well stocked!
NOTE: Dr. Sebi recommends drinking at least 1 gallon (4 liters) of spring water daily. You can also get
your water intake by eating fruits and vegetables that are high in water content such as
watermelons, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

6. Dr. Sebi Supplements
To achieve optimal body pH balance, Dr. Sebi recommends taking a specialized blend of
supplements from his nutritional guide! These compounds are made up of Testo, Iron plus and
Viento to name just a few – helping your cells receive the nourishment they deserve.


7. Exercise Regularly
An active lifestyle is an essential part of this Alkaline diet! Exercise not only gets your heart pumping
and maintains a healthy body, but it also works to increase your system’s pH level by releasing
toxins from within you – helping create inner balance while reducing stress too. Regular exercise
helps maintain a healthy pH level in addition to aiding weight loss goals – choose from walking,
running, biking or swimming as great means of staying active at least 30 minutes most days every
week.


8. Get Enough Sleep
Quality sleep is an essential part any diet and can help keep your body balanced and healthy! A lack
of proper rest leads to a more acidic, inflamed state that could lead to weight gain, exhaustion or
even increased levels of stress.
To get on track with this dietary plan (and ensure you’re not missing out on those much needed
zzz’s!), aim for at least 8 hours of shut-eye every night – plus step one detoxing methodologies such
as sunbathing, exercise or sauna therapy if necessary.


9. Avoid Stress
Achieving balance is key when following the Dr. Sebi diet! When your body becomes unbalanced it
can lead to acidity and ultimately, disease. To help keep a balanced pH level and avoid stress-
induced diseases, incorporate activities into your routine that allow you to de-stress – deep
breathing or meditation are great starting points for relaxation.. Furthermore, reducing sources of
stress in your life will be beneficial long term so think about what may need tweaking in order to
improve not just physical health but emotional well being as well.


10. Go Outside for Grounding and Sunlight
Walk barefoot and give yourself the gift of time in the sun – it can help to balance your pH levels.
Earthing, a practice which grounds you to our planet’s energy through physical contact with its
surface, sends electrons into your body for enhanced wellbeing. The sunlight also provides an
abundance of benefits from vitamin D replenishment to healthy pH maintenance in harmony with
nature.


If you’re looking to take up Dr. Sebi’s dietary plan, it’s important to first consult your doctor or a
dietitian for advice and guidance on how the system could work with your body type. Additionally,
getting support from either a well-connected coach or joining an online collective of people utilizing
the same program can help keep motivation levels high when beginning this lifestyle change! To get
started right away in understanding what ingredients are approved by this meal plan check out our
other posts.


No matter how you choose to do it, give your health a boost and feel better than ever by following
the Dr. Sebi alkaline diet. With an array of nourishing, pH-balancing foods that minimize acidity, you
can create an environment within the body where disease is less likely to flourish. Give it a go today
and let us know how amazing YOU feel in the comments below.