I was hoping to be done with any further transitioning once I became plant based. I just knew that being plant based would be enough, but unfortunately, I’m realizing I still have adjustments to make.
I recently decided to give transitioning to alkaline foods a try.
When I first looked into eating plant based, my husband mentioned a man named Dr. Sebi to me and he had watched several of his videos on youtube. I didn’t wanna hear ANY of what he was talking about.
It sounded crazy and way too restrictive. I was intrigued by the claims that he was able to cure AIDS with a vegan diet consisting of alkaline foods, but I didn’t care to get into the details.
Once I started posting foods in Instagram, I started getting a lot of comments from people whenever I would post seedless fruit or white rice. People were always saying how it wasn’t “Dr. Sebi approved”. I didn’t care about that. I never said I was trying to follow his guideline or eat alkaline.
He has a 14 and 28 day detox, and a (I believe) quarterly 30 day group detox where you get access to a very helpful Facebook group with others doing the cleanse. You also get weekly group sessions with him where he answers questions and gives you help along the way. I found that to be incredibly helpful. The teas are BITTER. They do not taste good, however you do get used to it the more you drink it.
Needless to say, it was life changing. I lost inches, my cycle was cut in half (6 days to 3 days), no more bloating, and I felt the best I ever had in a long time.
There were two teas to drink daily that cleaned the entire digestive tract, colon, lymphatic system, candida, and parasites.
You will be in the bathroom quite a bit, so just know the bathroom will become a 2nd home.
During the detox, he had a list of acceptable foods you could eat and they were all alkaline. I followed it pretty closely for the most part, but every now and then I ate items that weren’t on the list. I still had great results.
After the detox was over, I slowly started getting away from the alkaline food list.
My period starting to trickling back to 4 and 5 days long, the bloating was back, and I wasn’t eliminating as often as I should.
This is why I want to transition back to alkaline foods.
Whatever it is, my body responded well to those foods. I can’t say that about anything else.
Who knows if this will last or if it may take several tries to stick to it like other things have, but it’s worth a try to see what works best for me.
I realized quite a few people are interested in this way of eating.
Here are a few resources that you may find helpful:
Video: A Deeper Understanding of Alkalinity and Acidity (Dr. Bobby Price explaining Alkalinity in the body)
Dr. Sebi’s Nutritional Guide (This is a guide of foods that are considered alkaline. Keep in mind, I think “Dr. Sebi alkaline” and just plain “alkaline” are two different things. Some people want their meals to be “Dr. Sebi approved”. If you do, follow this list.)
Ty’s Conscious Kitchen (Youtube Channel with tons of alkaline recipes)
FoodForNegus (Alkaline recipe Youtube Channel)
Alkaline Vegan Mommy (Alkaline Instagram page)
I want to be very clear on something. I don’t follow what any one person says to a tee. I don’t believe in following anyone to the point of blind devotion and saying “So and so said” before every sentence to explain my food choices.
These are just names of people that I have become familiar with when it comes to eating alkaline foods and I believe they have good information. That’s all!
I’m very curious, have you tried eating strictly alkaline? What was your experience?