Who was Dr. Sebi?
He was officially known as Alfredo Bowman and was a teacher, a brother, a doctor of knowledge and a healer but he would tell you that men are not healers, only women. When asked who he was, he would simply say I am your brother.
He taught simplistic healing and fastings and sold a wide range of products from his store with prices some may say was high. He used electric herbs and taught an alkaline diet and lifestyle. His alkaline diet however was different than most and did not allow many foods and Dr. Sebi had a reason for what he stated and did not allow any hybrid foods such as brocooli, cauliflower, garlic, lemons and okra.
Dr. Sebi does not just cure cancer, he cures all diseases and he loved to drink sea moss tea and demonstrated how he could fall on his knees from a standing position because of the sea moss.
Dr. Sebi Arrested on February 10, 1987 Because He claimed to Cure
On February 10th, 1987 Dr. Sebi was arrested because he posted an advertisement in Amsterdam News that he cure AIDS, HIV and Sickle Cell Anemia and other diseases. This advertisement ran on November 2, 1985.
The case against Dr. Sebi was the 2781 case brought before the Supreme Court for practicing medicine without a license and for making fraudulent medical claims.
Dr. Sebi arrested for advertising that he cured AIDS, which is practicing medicine without a license, and for selling products not approved by the FDA.
Dr. Sebi was able to win the case because though 9 witnesses had to present documents showing the institute cured them of the these diseases, 72 witnesses provided documentation.
Dr. Sebi The Superstar
After the Supreme Court Case Dr. Sebi became a superstar and everyone everywhere knew of this man. But his life would not be without tests. He became well known as a man who cured many diseases and his products and interviews were in high demand. People everywhere wanted to know how this man could cure so many diseases with the herbs he claimed were holistic and had the ability to heal all disease.
The basis of his protocol had to do with alkaline diet, electric herbs, fasting and healing through natural and holistic methods. He used the same protocol for all disease and his main herb was Irish Sea Moss.
Lawsuit - USHA Village Can No Longer Claim CURES
At a 1993 Congressional hearing, Shirley Stark, who headed the NYAG's Consumer Fraud Section, indicated that a civil suit against Bowman's company had been successful, stating:
"A particularly glaring example of unsubstantiated therapeutic claims made for herbal supplements occurred a few years ago when the USHA Herbal Research Institute, run by a self-styled nutritionist calling himself "Dr. Sebi," advertised in the Village Voice and the Amsterdam News that "AIDS HAS BEEN CURED" by USHA and that they also specialize in cures for Leukemia, sickle cell anemia, herpes, lupus and other diseases. For an initial fee of $500 and $80 for each additional visit, patients were told they could be cured of AIDS and other diseases. The "cures" consisted of various herbal products, for each of which USHA made therapeutic claims. Eva Therapeutic Salve, for example, was referred to in USHA's brochure as . . . "very effective on major skin problems, in prenatal use, against poor circulation, cancer, cysts, hemorrhoids and arthritis." In fact, these claims were false. Our office filed suit against USHA and entered a consent agreement under which USHA can no longer make therapeutic claims for any of its products."Death in Honduras
Dr. Sebi, was arrested on 28 May 2016 and died 8 August 2016 of complications of pneumonia during police custody in Honduras after allegedly attempting to launder $37,000 from the Juan Manuel Gálvez de Roatan Airport.
His death has led many of his followers to question his arrest, level of care while in jail and situation of his death, with some going as far as to claim on social media that it was done to silence his work.
At the time of his death, he was survived by 17 children and his maternal grandfather from Haiti.
Dr. Sebi is a brother, not a healer. Dr. Sebi often talked about how only women could be healers and never liked for others to call him a healer He left enough educational tapes, interviews and documents to help his followers continue his legacy. In fact after his death his name and protocols and products grew like wildfire.
Many new stores opened and websites too to promote his claims and his healing modalities. I personally opened a website called The Mucusless Diet. I was amazed at the possibilities of being cured of my near death symptoms. After going on 3 fasts and an alkaline diet I was able to cure many things wrong with me and drop 45 pounds. I personally found that his program was not a sham as many claimed and was indeed healing.
I went on to open a Face Book Group called The Dr. Sebi Mucusless-Diet Group that grew like wildfire.