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‘Keto Crotch’ is a smelly side effect of popular diet

Sure, eating sizzling steaks and bacon with cheese-drenched eggs may sound tasty — but how does it smell?

The keto diet, a low-carb plan that emphasizes eating fat and protein with few fruits and starchy vegetables, has become wildly popular lately, especially among celebs like Tim Tebow and Halle Berry. Proponents say it’s a delicious way to drop pounds fast — but critics add that it may not be super sustainable for the average person.

Still, even fans of the diet say sometimes the worst side effect is what’s known as “Keto Breath,” which some describe as overripe-to-rotten fruity or metallic (like “fingernail polish remover“).

But there may be an even more unfortunate odor, which online keto-lovers have dubbed “Keto Crotch,” Insider reports.

The symptom is a hot topic on Reddit.

“I am very, SMELLY,” one distressed Redditer shared.

“Have any of you tried vegetarian keto and found a reduction in your funk factor, specifically below the belt?” a concerned redditor asked.

Another advised: “It took me a couple months to ‘level out,’” in terms of the intimate funk.

It’s true: “Foods change the pH of the body. When this happens, the body will emit certain odors,” Lisa De Fazio, a registered dietitian nutritionist, told Insider. “The keto diet [may] change your vaginal pH, which alters your vaginal odor — and it may not smell like roses.”

De Fazio added that such an imbalance may cause women to encounter infections like bacterial vaginosis. She says it can often run its course, but that you may need to visit your doctor to make sure it’s OK. Or, just change your diet, she says.

Why Restricting Your Eating Time Period To 8 Hours Will Transform Your Health & Fitness – Collective Evolution

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Intermittent fasting can provide many important health benefits, including improving your insulin/leptin sensitivity, helping your body more effectively burn fat for fuel, increasing mental clarity and overall energy levels, and more. 

For years I agonized over finding the diet, eating schedule, and workout routine that best suited my goals and lifestyle. It took up a ton of mental energy and time. However, it didn’t matter what I tried or how enthusiastic I was about a new plan of attack for my diet and fitness — sooner or later I would fall off track for various reasons, with much disappointment.

I tried the ‘six small meals a day’ plan and I tried a 100% whole-food diet. I blended, I chopped, and I juiced. I tried numerous workout plans as well, but nothing seemed to truly resonate with my body. I found myself lethargic most of the day, sick of always planning my meals, and frustrated that, considering how much effort I was putting into planning my diet and workouts, I still wasn’t seeing or feeling the results I had hoped for.

But this all changed when I discovered intermittent fasting (IF). I had heard a few things about it here and there, but I’d never fully entertained the topic.

After reading about the incredible health benefits of IF, something finally clicked within my brain. Call it my intuition or my ‘aha!’ moment, but something was telling me that this new approach to eating and fitness was the one I had been waiting for.

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Why So Many Struggle With Their Weight

As Dr. Mercola explains,

The reason so many struggle with their weight (aside from eating processed foods that have been grossly altered from their natural state) is because they’re in continuous feast mode and rarely ever go without a meal.

As a result, their bodies have adapted to burning sugar as its primary fuel, which down-regulates the enzymes that utilize and burn stored fat. Fasting is an excellent way to “reboot” your metabolism so your body can start burning fat as its primary fuel, which will help you shed your unwanted fat stores.

Once your insulin resistance improves and you are normal weight you can start eating more frequently, as by then you will have reestablished your body’s ability to burn fat for fuel—that’s the key to sustained weight management.

The amount of research around fasting, particularly intermittent fasting, is growing exponentially. Let’s explore what the research is saying.

How and Why Intermittent Fasting Works

One 2013 review found a broad range of therapeutic potential in intermittent fasting, even when total calorie intake per day did not change, or was only slightly reduced. Studies included in the review produced evidence that intermittent fasting may:

  • Limit inflammation
  • Improve circulating glucose and lipid levels
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Improve metabolic efficiency and body composition, including significant reductions in body weight in obese individuals
  • Reduce LDL and total cholesterol levels
  • Help prevent type 2 diabetes, as well as slow its progression
  • Reverse type 2 diabetes
  • Improve pancreatic function
  • Improve insulin levels and insulin sensitivity
  • Reproduce some of the cardiovascular benefits associated with physical exercise
  • Protect against cardiovascular disease
  • Modulate levels of dangerous visceral fat

The reasons for these health benefits relate to the fact that the human body appears to be designed to thrive in a cycle of “feast and famine.” By imitating the ancestral conditions of cyclical nourishment, your body enters into a state of optimal functioning. Three major mechanisms by which fasting benefits your health include:

  1. Increased insulin sensitivity and mitochondrial energy efficiency: Fasting increases insulin sensitivity along with mitochondrial energy efficiency, thereby retarding aging and disease, which are typically associated with loss of insulin sensitivity and declined mitochondrial energy.
  2. Reduced oxidative stress: Fasting decreases the accumulation of oxidative radicals in the cells, and thereby prevents oxidative damage to cellular proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids associated with aging and disease.
  3. Increased capacity to resist stress, disease, and aging: Fasting induces a cellular stress response (similar to that induced by exercise) in which cells up-regulate the expression of genes that increase the capacity to cope with stress and resist disease and aging.

The Benefits of Exercising in a Fasted State

We’ve often been told to make sure we are well fed before a workout, but this notion has been a hot topic of debate in recent years.

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When we think about the cyclical eating patterns of our ancestors, we know that there were many cases in which they would perform rigorous physical activity on an empty stomach, such as during their hunt for food. Today, research confirms the biological benefits of this type of eating schedule.

As the Huffington Post summarizes,“Exercisers with weight loss goals might find an advantage in waking up and exercising first thing in the morning before eating breakfast or fasting for a few hours before a mid-day or evening workout.”“The less glucose you have in your system the more fat you will burn,” continues John Rowley, Wellness Director for the International Sports Science Association (ISSA). “However,”Huffington Post continues, “if your goals are performance related (e.g. to improve strength or speed), working out without fueling up probably isn’t your best bet because a lack of available energy might prevent you from putting forth your best effort.”

What About Gaining Muscle While Intermittent Fasting?

Results from one of Martin Berkhan's clients using the intermittent fasting 'lean gains' approach.

Results from one of Martin Berkhan’s clients using the intermittent fasting ‘lean gains’ approach.

For men or women who are looking to stay lean while gaining muscle mass, Martin Berkhan from Leangains.com has the optimal solution for this goal.

His methodical approach to intermittent fasting has helped so many achieve their fitness goals that he can easily be considered the expert in the realm of intermittent fasting and muscle gain.

Berkhan offers various types of fasting schedules so that people can choose which one works best with their lifestyle. Personally, I chose his recommended 12pm-8pm eating window followed by a 16-hour fasting period. So far I’ve found this schedule fantastic for a few reasons.

For one, I don’t have to worry about making breakfast as soon as I wake up which, for me, was becoming a huge hassle. Similarly, I know that my eating window stops after 8pm, which is convenient in that I know exactly when to eat and when not to.

Another one of Berkhan's client results.

Another one of Berkhan’s client results.

One important note that Berkhan stresses is that if you are going to be lifting heavy weights or training hard, make sure to ingest either a scoop of protein powder or a scoop of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) 5-10 minutes before your workout. Doing this sidesteps the increased protein breakdown of fasted training while still reaping the benefits of the increased anabolic response as seen in this study.

Another important factor to remember is to make sure you are eating enough during your eight hour eating window. Starving yourself while also fasting and exercising is a surefire way to achieve  exhaustion and nutrient depletion.

Here is how my schedule looks on a heavy workout day (taking into account that my goal is muscle growth):

7:30-8:00 am: Wake up and ingest 10 grams of BCAAs.

8:30 am: Work out. 

10:00 am: Another scoop of BCAAs or protein powder. Cup of coffee and then work or errands before I break the fast.

12:00 pm: Post-workout meal/Fast-breaking meal. (Should be the biggest meal of the day. Keep protein and carbs high.)

3:00 pm: 2nd post-workout meal. 

7:30 pm: 3rd meal of the day. Again, keeping protein and carbs high. 

9:00 pm: Tea and water galore!

Repeat daily.

*Remember, you can create the type of fasting schedule you want based on your lifestyle. Some people fast for 14 hours, while others fast up to 24+ hours. That is why IF can work for anyone.

Is IF For You?

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The results thus far have been very pleasing. I’m finally seeing my abs for the first time in years, I have overall increased muscle definition and composition, my energy levels are through the roof, and my hunger levels have subsided for the most part.

Tea, coffee, and water are allowed as much as you like during the fasting state so long as you don’t exceed 50 calories in sugar or milk.

There is so much more information available regarding intermittent fasting that it is difficult to explore within this single article, so stay tuned for more articles regarding IF in the very near future.

For now, I recommend reading more about the amazing benefits of IF to see if it is right for you.

More CE articles on IF:

This Is What Really Happens To Your Body When You Practice Intermittent Fasting

Scientists Discover That Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration & Fights Cancer

Studies:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22425331 (IF and lower cases of diabetes/heart disease)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18805103 (IF and reducing coronary heart disease, one of the biggest killers of our time)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21410865?dopt=Abstract (Why IF is the best for fat loss)

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15699226 (Why skipping breakfast is good for your health)

 Have you had any success with intermittent fasting? Share with us in the comment section below!


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Trump, Defending His Mental Fitness, Says He’s a ‘Very Stable Genius’

The president’s engagement on the issue is likely to fuel the long-simmering argument about his state of mind that has roiled the political and psychiatric worlds and thrust the country into uncharted territory. Democrats in Congress have introduced legislation to force the president to submit to psychological evaluation. Mental health professionals have signed a petition calling for his removal from office. Others call armchair diagnoses a dangerous precedent or even a cover for partisan attacks.

In the past week alone, a new book resurfaced previously reported concerns among the president’s own advisers about his fitness for office, the question of his mental state came up at two White House briefings and the secretary of state was asked if Mr. Trump was mentally fit. After the president boasted that his “nuclear button” was bigger than Kim Jong-un’s in North Korea, Richard W. Painter, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, described the claim as proof that Mr. Trump is “psychologically unfit” and should have his powers transferred to Vice President Mike Pence under the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.

Mr. Trump’s self-absorption, impulsiveness, lack of empathy, obsessive focus on slights, tenuous grasp of facts and penchant for sometimes far-fetched conspiracy theories have generated endless op-ed columns, magazine articles, books, professional panel discussions and cable television speculation.

“The level of concern by the public is now enormous,” said Bandy X. Lee, a forensic psychiatrist at Yale School of Medicine and editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” a book released last fall. “They’re telling us to speak more loudly and clearly and not to stop until something is done because they are terrified.”

As Politico reported, Dr. Lee was invited to Capitol Hill last month to meet with about a dozen members of Congress to discuss the matter. But all but one of the lawmakers she briefed are Democrats. While some Republicans have raised concerns, they do so mostly in private. Others scoff at the question, dismissing it as outrageous character assassination.

Few questions irritate White House aides more than inquiries about the president’s mental well-being, and they argue that Mr. Trump’s opponents are trying to use those questions to achieve what they could not at the ballot box.

“This shouldn’t be dignified with a response,” said Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor.

“The partisans on Capitol Hill consulting with psychologists should reorient their spare time: support the president’s positive agenda of middle class tax cuts, rebuilding infrastructure and the military, investing in our work force,” Ms. Conway said later in an email. “The never-ending attempt to nullify an election is tiresome; if they were truly ‘worried about the country,’ they’d get to work to help it.”

Thomas J. Barrack, a friend of Mr. Trump’s, was quoted in Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” as telling a friend that the president was “not only crazy but stupid.” In interviews, Mr. Barrack denied that and insisted that many people miss Mr. Trump’s actual brilliance.

“Potus has learned over time that Socratic testing and a lack of predictability is a worthy weapon in both negotiations and in keeping his team well honed, unentitled and on alert,” he said, using the initials for president of the United States. “He has no truck with political correctness, self-promotion or personal hubris of his team. This may cause him to appear at times to be overly realistic, blunt or to be politically insensitive even to his own subordinates. However, that is not the case.”

Still, in private, advisers to the president have at times expressed concerns. In private conversations over the last year, people who were new to Mr. Trump in the White House, which was most of the West Wing staff, have tried to process the president’s speaking style, his temper, his disinterest in formal briefings, his obsession with physical appearances and his concern about the theatrics and excitement of his job.

In conversations with friends, Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has said Mr. Trump is “crazy but he’s a genius.” Other advisers speak about the president as a volatile personality who has to be managed carefully. While Mr. Wolff’s book generated enormous attention, news accounts over the past year have reported the president’s mood swings and unpredictable behavior.

The questions have prompted a sharp debate among mental health professionals about the so-called Goldwater rule adopted by the American Psychiatric Association barring members from evaluating anyone they have not personally examined, a rule generated in response to questions raised about Senator Barry Goldwater, the Republican presidential nominee in 1964.

Mr. Trump is due for his annual physical examination on Friday, but the White House would not say whether it would include mental acuity tests. Some psychiatrists have said it is irresponsible to throw around medical terms without an examination.

“These amateurs shouldn’t be diagnosing at a distance, and they don’t know what they’re talking about,” said Allen Frances, a former psychiatry department chairman at Duke University School of Medicine who helped develop the profession’s diagnostic standards for mental disorders.

Dr. Frances, author of “Twilight of American Sanity: A Psychiatrist Analyzes the Age of Trump,” said the president’s bad behavior should not be blamed on mental illness. “He is definitely unstable,” Dr. Frances said. “He is definitely impulsive. He is world-class narcissistic not just for our day but for the ages. You can’t say enough about how incompetent and unqualified he is to be leader of the free world. But that does not make him mentally ill.”

Questions about presidential psychology are not new but have largely been shrouded in secrecy until now. Abraham Lincoln suffered from depression. John F. Kennedy secretly took prescription medicines to treat anxiety. Aides to Lyndon B. Johnson were so troubled that they sought out three psychiatrists, who concluded that his behavior could indicate paranoid disintegration.

Richard M. Nixon took Valium, and during his final days advisers took precautions intended to avoid any rash orders for military action. Late in his tenure, Ronald Reagan’s aides, concerned enough about his mental state, discussed whether to invoke the 25th Amendment. Only years later was Mr. Reagan diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

While Mr. Trump cited Mr. Reagan’s case in his tweet, the discussion of his capacity was far more restrained in public back then. Reporters who covered him, like Ann Compton of ABC News and Peter Maer of CBS News, said they knew he was a visibly aging, sometimes hazy man who struggled with facts. But there was less direct public questioning of his mental health until his final year in office with publication of a book disclosing the aides’ 25th Amendment debate.

Public discussion of mental issues has long been a political liability. Senator Thomas F. Eagleton withdrew as the Democrats’ vice-presidential candidate in 1972 after revelations that he had undergone electric shock therapy. Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, the Democratic presidential nominee in 1988, was forced to release records to dispute rumors that he had received psychiatric treatment. Bill Clinton’s aides were grilled on whether he was being treated for sex addiction.

Mr. Trump’s capacity has been discussed openly since the 2016 campaign. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, then a rival for the nomination, called him a “delusional narcissist.” Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, another Republican candidate, said: “I think he’s a kook. I think he’s crazy. I think he’s unfit for office.”

But fewer Republicans are willing to say that now that Mr. Trump is in office. Indeed, Mr. Graham in November chided the news media for trying “to label the guy some kind of kook not fit to be president,” even though he had said the exact same thing a year earlier.

One exception has been Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who said Mr. Trump had yet to “demonstrate the stability” required of a president.

For his part, Mr. Trump has accused his critics of being mentally impaired. He regularly describes adversaries with words like “crazy,” “psycho” and “nut job.”

But the discussion has now reached a point where Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson, who has been reported to have privately called Mr. Trump a “moron,” was asked to weigh in during an interview with CNN on Friday. “I’ve never questioned his mental fitness,” Mr. Tillerson said. “I have no reason to question his mental fitness.”

Democrats, however, say they do. Fifty-seven House Democrats have sponsored a bill to form an oversight commission on presidential capacity. The 25th Amendment, ratified in 1967, permits a president’s powers to be transferred to the vice president when the vice president and a majority of the cabinet or a body created by Congress conclude that the president is incapable of performing his duties. Congress has never created such a body.

Representative Jamie Raskin, a freshman Democrat from Maryland who drafted the legislation, said it was time for Congress to do so. He said his concern was as much about cognitive issues, citing the president’s occasional slurred speech and inability to form complete sentences.

“The 25th Amendment was passed in the nuclear age, and we have to keep faith with its central premise, which is there is a difference between capacity in a president and incapacity,” said Mr. Raskin. “We haven’t been forced to look at that question seriously before and now we are.”

Peter Baker reported from Washington, and Maggie Haberman from New York.

A version of this article appears in print on January 7, 2018, on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: A ‘Stable Genius’: Trump Declares He’s Mentally Fit.

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3 THINGS HELPING MAINTAIN MY 5-DAYS-A-WEEK GYM ROUTINE

So I’m 12 weeks into my budding love affair with the gym and I’m still wondering how I got here! I was one of those people adamant about never stepping foot in a gym because I preferred working out at home or going on long walks. That’s until my brother asked me to go halfsies on a Black Card membership at Fit4Less and I agreed. The great thing about this Black Card membership offer is that whenever my brother is not using the gym I can borrow his key tag that is issued
upon signup and use the facilities myself.

To be honest, I anticipated going once and deciding that was good enough for me, besides our family membership would only be $9.99 bi-weekly, I could skip buying a couple of expensive coffees to make it happen. However, after going 5 days a week for the past 12 weeks in, I’m singing a different tune!

So I thought I’d share 3 tips that have been keeping me going and also brag about my gym a little bit!

1. I thought I’d feel and look out of place. Like other plus size people,  I had reservations about being in a place with ultra fit people, but I can honestly say that the vibe at Fit4Less has been inclusive, down to earth and I quickly realized that everyone was focused on their own goals.

2. I’ve found my groove thanks to the fully equipped and high quality facilities at Fit4Less. My routine is all about lifting weights, getting stronger and leaner, doing deadlifts and getting addicted to the pursuit of getting better. I’ve found that when I have busy days, it’s awesome that my Fit4Less is 24 hrs so I can still get a late night workout in! Also, I have 2 apps as part of my arsenal, Lose It! to help me track what I eat and Strong to help me track my workouts and see my progress!

3. I have an accountability squad made up of my friends who also have their own fitness goals. We check in every few days to see how we’re doing and that’s keeping me focused. Also, unbeknownst to the few people I’ve exchanged words with at the gym, they are also part of my squad. Their approving nods and encouraging gestures help to keep me going!

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Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide – Mucus Reducing Alkaline Diet

Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide –  Mucus Reducing Alkaline Diet

The herbalist Dr Sebi inspired this mucus reducing alkaline diet, which is made up of non-hybrid alkalizing plant foods.

These foods control the acid level in the body, which protects against harmful mucus buildup that compromises organs and leads to the development of disease.

Following Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide has brought me success, and this is so remarkable because I never thought I would follow a vegan or whole food plant-based diet.

The proof is in the alkaline vegan pudding because but I haven’t been sick in 4 years since I adopted this alkaline vegan diet and started taking herbs.

Before I adopted a alkaline vegan diet, I gradually weened myself off meat and only ate fish, and a little bit of dairy. I just ate some yogurt and ice-cream here and there.

I came from being a meat eater to only eating fish, and I saw my energy level and body benefit from removing meat from my diet. I hadn’t thought about adopting a vegan diet, because I really didn’t think I would benefit from it.

I thought removing fish from my diet and only eating a diet based on whole plant foods would be too difficult. I never thought that would happen.

More: Things to know about switching to a vegan diet »

Adopting An Alkaline Diet Via Dr. Sebi

I stumbled unto information the herbalist Dr. Sebi, who supported health and vitality using his “African Bio Mineral Balance.” His methodology involved using a natural alkaline plant food diet and herbs to alkalize the body to return the alkaline body back to a state of homeostasis.

The diet consisted of only natural alkaline vegetables, fruits, nuts, alkaline grains, and legumes, which would alkalize and remove mucus from the body.

Along with the diet he also used natural alkaline herbs to clean the body’s cells on the cellular, and intra-cellular level.

The alkaline diet is based on the premise that disease can only exist in an acidic environment.  The body works to maintain a slightly alkaline 7.4 pH environment in the blood. View what happens when the blood becomes acidic.

The blood is the point of equilibrium for homeostasis and when the body becomes too acidic the body will borrow alkaline minerals and compounds from bones and fluids through the body to put into the blood to keep its pH stable.

This jeopardize the health of different areas of the body and lead to the development of disease.

Dr. Sebi’s Approach To Disease

Dr. Sebi’s approach to disease is disease:

“finds it genesis when and where the mucous membrane has been compromised. For example, if there is excess mucous in the bronchial tubes, the disease is Bronchitis; if it is in the lungs, the disease is Pneumonia; in the pancreatic duct, it is Diabetes; in the joints Arthritis.”

I researched Dr. Sebi’s method and the herbs that he used.  Dr. Sebi used alkaline foods and alkaline herbs that were part of alkaline food lists that circulated the web, and that were used by many herbal practitioners.

Dr. Sebi used traditional healing herbs such as, burdock root, sarsaparilla, and dandelion, which clean the blood and clean the liver. Popular and growing holistic health movements now widely use these herbs.

I found it interesting that Dr. Sebi had been practicing his alkaline methodology since the early 90’s and found him to be a pioneer of this alkaline diet movement.

After doing my research, I decided to give Dr. Sebi’s alkaline diet and nutritional guide a try to improve my health.

I developed a list foods and herbs I would use based on the Dr. Sebi food list. (Dr. Sebi suggested not eating anything not on the nutritional guide.)

I gave it a try and I am still going strong! The way the alkaline diet makes me feel is incredible. My energy level is fantastic and I don’t get tired anymore, even through hectic days.

I thought I would miss eating fish, but I don’t even think about eating it anymore. I have loss weight and I don’t feel like I am carrying any dead weight. I now sleep heavy and when I wake up, I am fully awake right away and fully awake throughout the whole day.

Dr. Sebi Approach To Eating

(Note: I am not a doctor and can only tell you what is working for me. This guide is working for me!)

Spring Water!

Drinking plenty of spring water a day is essential to making this alkaline diet work. Dr. Sebi suggests drinking a  gallon of spring water a day, and health organizations suggest around the same amount.

The adult body consists of 70% water. All of the body’s metabolic functions need adequate amounts of water to function properly. Water removes waste from the body, cushions the joints and organs, and assists in the absorption of nutrients.

Many of herbs Dr. Sebi uses are diuretics and increase urination to remove toxins from the body. You must replace the water to support the healthy functioning of  the body.

Spring water is a natural alkaline water and it  best supports the hydration and natural ratio of electrolytes in the body.

Dr. Sebi’s nutritional guide doesn’t recommend microwaving because it damages the nutrients in food.

I have found conflicting information about whether microwaving damages food nutrients, with information supporting both sides. I have decided not to microwave my food because I believe it is harmful.

I rather heat my food on the stove or in the oven, but I eat most of my food raw because raw food contains more nutrients than heated food whether microwaved or heated on the stove.

Dr. Sebi doesn’t recommend eating any foods not on the Dr. Sebi food list.

As I stated earlier, the Dr Sebi food list is very specific and excludes many whole-food plant-based foods.

Dr. Sebi recommends avoiding hybrid foods (plants and their fruits made by unnaturally cross-pollinating two or more plants) because they change the genetic structure, electrical composition, and pH balance to its detriment.

One such food is garlic, a plant food we are accustomed to eating but is not the best food to consume.

Dr. Sebi Food List

Note: Dr. Sebi has (added) and (removed) items for the food list and is noted.

Vegetables

(No canned fruits or Seedless fruits)

Nuts & Seeds

Spices – Seasonings

Alkaline Grains

Nutritional Guide | All Natural Herbal Teas

(I keep a record of changes made to the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide for historical purposes.)
Here is the latest guide that is sent out by the office. Click image for bigger view.

Dr. Sebi Organ Cleansing Herbs

Along with following the Dr. Sebi Nutritional Guide, I also took the following herbs to clean and revitalize my organs during my initial 3 month herbal cleanse.

These are some of the herbs I used from Dr. Sebi’s extensive list of herbs.

The herbs listed above are only a few of the herbs Dr. Sebi uses in his products. I used them and a few more during my transition to an alkaline and mucus reducing diet, and now use for periodic maintenance.

Dr. Sebi’s office offers individual products to address specific conditions and therapeutic packages to address complex health issues. You should contact Dr. Sebi’s office (California: 310-838-2490) if you are not familiar with herbs and buying quality herbs.

Purchase Dr. Sebi’s products here.

Check here for a list of Dr. Sebi’s products and a description of the herbs they contain.

Check here for a list of Dr. Sebi’s therapeutic packages and a description of the herbs they contain.
The Dr. Sebi food list and nutritional guide is a roadmap to supporting health and vitality.