The following foods are not listed on Dr. Sebi's Nutritional Guide. These foods are considered to be unnatural; not made by nature with an incomplete  molecular structure. Foods that are hybrid; genetically modified foods {GMO} and acid based foods. These foods should NOT be consumed. 


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Here is a brief list of the foods Dr. Sebi spoke against eating in many of his lectures. For a complete list of APPROVED foods please refer to his Nutritional Guide Here. Only foods listed on his Nutritional Guide are approved to eat if you follow his African Bio-Mineral Balance Lifestyle which consists of alkaline, plant- based foods. 


Activated Charcoal


Alcoholic Beverages 

Alkalized Bottled Water/Alkaline Water Machines  - Bottled alkaline water is usually made alkaline with added minerals or chemicals. 


Aloe Vera

Almonds - It has cyanide.

Apple Cider Vinegar




Baking Powder

Baking Soda


Beets - Beets are a hybrid plant. Made in Holland Oxford; it’s laboratory product. It has inorganic lead.

Bentonite Clay

Black Pepper

Black Rice

Broccoli - Being that broccoli is hybrid, unnatural, incomplete molecular structure, it should not be consumed by humans. It’s an acid based vegetable. It has no nutritional value and is worse than okra and spinach.



Canned Foods

Canola Oil

Carrots - The carrot should not be eaten. It is man-made from combining the “Yarrow” which is the Queen Anne’s Lace and wild yam. It is starch. Supported video here.

Cashew Nuts

Cassava - {yucca} the popular african dish. Not natural and has cyanide. Supported video here.

Cauliflower - It is worse than broccoli. It will rob you of your minerals. It has no carbon.

Celery - Celery has the highest concentration of inorganic salt. Dr. Sebi recommends not using it under any circumstances.

Chia Seeds

Chicory Root

Chili Powder

Chlorella - Not natural. It is a hybrid.

Cilantro - {recently removed from approved guide} 

Cinnamon - Supported video here.


Coconut Flour


Collard Greens

Colloidal Silver


Corn - A type of crop that have undergone genetic engineering.

Cumin - {Not to be confused with Black cumin} Made in a laboratory; it’s an artificial chromosome. It’s extremely bad for the liver. Supported video here.

Curry - Supported video here.


Dijon Mustard

Distilled Water - Supported video here.



Foxgloves - Acid/hybrid herb

Garlic - is an oxide of allyl. It’s dangerous and doesn’t allow wounds to heal. It is 3.3 on the ph level chart. It burns cells and destroys cells and weakens the membrane. While garlic does lower blood pressure, it has a tendency to destroy the membrane. Supported video here.



Green Bananas

Geen Tea

Golden Seal

Hazel Nuts


Iceberg Lettuce - Has no nutritional value. 



Kombucha - Fermented foods are not recommended.


Lemongrass - It will raise your blood pressure high very quickly. It’s a hybrid. 

Lemon - Supported video here.


Maca - It’s a hybrid plant.

Maple Sugar - Formaldehyde is known to be used to make maple syrup. It is used to keep the hole open in the maple tree. It’s a chemical that really does damage to the body.


Milk Thistle

Milk - It is 6.0 on the ph level chart. Acidic! Supported video here.

Mint - No peppermint or spearmint. Mint seizes the brain. 



Nutmeg - Deadly!!! Boil two nutmegs and drink the water; you’ll be dead in two minutes. Nutmeg has arsenic and was made by man.

Mustard Greens


Oranges - {except Seville, which are hard to find}


Parsley - Not recommended; also a hybrid plant. Use culantro instead.




Pine Nuts


Poke Salad

Potatoes - Supported video here.

Processed Foods

Pumpkin - Supported video on pumpkin seeds here.

Purified Water

Rambutan - A grape like sweet/sour fruit.

Red Bananas

Rice - Contains cyanide and high levels of starch. Rice will compromise the mucous membrane. It is also high on the Glycemic index {Only wild rice is approved}.

Rose Hips

Salt - Will harden your arteries and eventually kill you. Dr. Sebi recommends sea salt. 

Seedless Fruit

Shiitake Mushrooms – Dr. Sebi does not recommend the consumption of shiitake mushrooms. It is a hybrid mushroom. All other mushrooms are approved. 


Soy - is a complex starch that creates sulfide in the body, it in turn eats up the iron and oxygen. It’s inorganic silica. 

Soybeans - a type of crop that have undergone genetic engineering.

Spinach - Acid, has a Ph level below 7.0, it is not alkaline although it may have beneficial substances just like the carrot and milk has beneficial substances. Spinach has a starch base and has no iron.

Starch - Spaghetti, Rice, Bean, Potatoes, Cane juice (highest concentration of starch) Starch is a binder. It is a chemical. To tie two unequal chemicals you have to use a starch. Starch will have you thinking logically, why you should kill yourself.

St. John's Wart

String Beans - Avoid it. It acid enough to be considered detrimental.

Sugar Cane - Supported video here.

Tofu - Supported video here.

Tomatoes - {except plum & cherry tomatoes}


Vitamins - Supported video here.

Whole Wheat

Wheatgrass - Supported video here.

Yeast - Yeast destroys the lymph nodes and the lymphatic system.