This year marks 7 years since Dr. Sebi’s transcendence, his presence is missed now more than ever. Dr. Sebi was known for his profound wisdom and inspiring messages. Below are some of his insightful statements that continue to be true today.
These quotes reflect Dr. Sebi's emphasis on the importance of natural healing, alkaline living, and the significance of a plant-based diet for overall health and wellness. His timeless messages continue to inspire and resonate with individuals seeking a holistic approach to health.
The message is loud and clear, and we will continue to share the message of love, healing, and growth. We celebrate the life, work, and teachings of Dr. Sebi today and always.
On Health and Healing
Dr. Sebi stressed that true healing must align with the essence of life itself. The components of healing should originate from life, not from artificial sources. Fasting, he believed, allows the body to enter maintenance mode and engage in self-healing.
He notoriously stated:
- "Healing has to be consistent with life itself. If it isn't, then it's not healing. The components have to be from life!"
- "When you fast, the body goes into maintenance mode, self-healing."
- "One must consume life to maintain and sustain itself — not death."
- "We are natural healers."
- “You’re made of elements. Take the time to learn the foods with high element properties in order to save your health and your body.”
- “A society that keeps cures a secret so they can continue to sell medication for huge profits is not a real society but a huge mental asylum.”
- “A healthy body is worth more than any dollar amount. You don’t want to be the wealthiest person on a hospital bed.”
- “If we were meant to be opened up, we would have zippers.”
- "When you truly maintain alkaline-forming foods in your body, you will maintain excellent health."
He spoke passionately about the connection between alkaline-forming foods and excellent health. Disease, in his view, thrives in an acidic environment. Mucus was a significant concern for Dr. Sebi, as he identified it as the root cause of every disease found in the body. Eliminating mucus, he stated, eliminates disease.
- "Disease is a multi-level attack on the body."
- "You don't have to be sick or have dis-ease."
- "Disease occurs in an acidic environment."
- “I am removing plaque from the system; I am removing inflammation. That is the basis of all disease.”
- "If you have mucus, you have a problem."
- “Mucus is the cause of every disease. Eliminate the mucus and you eliminate the disease.”
- “There never have been two diseases in the world. There is only one disease: the compromising of the mucous membrane.”
On Food and Diet
Dr. Sebi's teachings emphasized that the food we eat plays a crucial role in our well-being. He urged people to eat foods that reconnect them with the energies of life, as the wrong foods can disrupt the body's hormonal balance and lead to acidic negative thoughts.
- "It is the food that you eat that would reconnect you with the energies of life, and then words are unnecessary because you could see. You’re connected."
- "The food that we eat is the very substance that causes the whole hormonal structure of the body to go haywire because it's on an acid base. So you're going to get acid thoughts."
- "Real soul food is food that enhances the soul, our central sun, our melanin, and our carbon."
- "Electric food is the only food. Everything else is poison."
- "The herbs do not belong to us; we belong to the herbs."
- "We are not natural meat eaters."
- "There is no food that is poison and no food that is a panacea."
- “The zookeeper doesn’t feed the gorilla the food of the polar bear, am I right? So how come we eat the food of everybody?”
- “You don’t have to eat less. You just have to eat right.”
- “Changes cannot be accomplished and will not be forthcoming if the diet has not changed.”
- “Glucose is the underlying enemy. Whenever you indulge in glucose, it will be difficult to lose fat.”
- “Sugar is not for us. Sugar is very bad.”
- “Anything God-made is on alkaline side. Why? Because the molecular structure is complete. Anything man-made has to use starch. Starch… is a binder.”
- “It is not always easy to stop eating the many acidic food we’ve enjoyed for so long and have become addicted to. But it can be accomplished through cleansing and nourishing our bodies with the foods the Creator has provided.”
- “Do you know? Your body is made up of 102 minerals. Sea moss contains 92 of 102 minerals your body needs. When you add Bladderwrack and Burdock root with it, the combination magically provides the entire 102 mineral content your body needs to replace every single day.”
On Leadership and Himself
As a natural-born leader, Dr. Sebi considered himself a servant to those seeking his guidance. He valued interaction with diverse ethnic groups and the exchange of knowledge to complement one another.
- "I am not over and above anyone or anything... I hope that I continue to be the servant to you that I always wanted to be, that I always pride myself on being."
- "I don't follow leaders. The only leader I've followed is my mind."
- “I met many people, and I learned the value of interacting with different ethnic groups and nationalities.”
- “It is my duty to visit those who are doing things on a higher level than I to learn how to help in complementing people in need.”
- “I hope that I continue to be the servant to you that I always wanted to be, that I always pride myself on being.”
- “I cannot use the yardstick of another because I am unique like everyone else is unique.”
Love, in Dr. Sebi's eyes, was a transformative force. He encouraged self-love and tolerance among people, recognizing the uniqueness of each individual.
- "The one thing you want to do is to love, and that love should begin with you. Once you love you, you love the whole world."
- “I say to you brothers and sisters. If nothing else we do, let us be tolerant of each other – and share LOVE.”
- “Everybody resonates differently. And everybody comes with a good message afforded in a different way.”
- “A flower can’t grow without sunshine, and man can’t live without love.”
- “The minute that you dislike a foreigner, you are saying a lot about yourself.”
On Mama Hay
Mama Hay was the most important person in Dr. Sebi’s life. She inspired Dr. Sebi’s love for nature and taught him the importance of certain herbs.
- "Mama Hay gave her grandson certain ethical and moral standards because she knew that one day I would have to face the world."
- "Mama Hay, in reality, is the pillar of my foundation. She is the very pillar in which all of the things that I have done lays."
- “What I see now avails me the privilege to look at things from outside the box, I was never in the box because I had the freedom to think as I wish for myself. That’s the one thing Mama Hay afforded me.”
For him, life was about being conscious and finding inner peace. He emphasized that wealth without peace held little value and urged people to embrace a lifestyle that promotes harmony and well-being.
- "If you are conscious, you are blessed."
- “You could have all the money in the world and if you do not have peace, then acquiring money is of no avail. But if there is peace, man, money could come later.”
- “If you can’t do it for life, it’s not a lifestyle.”
- “This is what we have failed to see. We always measure things with up and down and good and bad and in between. No, things are different.”