Dr. Sebi’s Family Addresses Conspiracy Theory Surrounding His Death

It’s been widely speculated that Dr. Sebi’s death was the result of a government conspiracy, but according to his family, the herbalist and healer died from jail conditions.

Dr. Sebi’s son, Alfredo “Asami” Bowman Jr., daughter, Kellie Bowman, and grandson, Izeah Bowman, sat down with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club Friday (Aug. 9) to speak about his legacy, and address rumors surrounding his death.

“It wasn’t no government foul play,” his grandson said when asked if Dr. Sebi was killed by the government. “If your dad or grandfather [goes] to a prison in a third-world country where there’s not hot showers, hot meals, [or a] television, it’s a possibility he can die as well.”

Dr. Sebi died in an Honduran jail on Aug. 6, 2016. He was arrested at an airport three months earlier for alleged money laundering. “Which is false information,” his grandson added of the embezzlement allegations leveled against Dr. Sebi.

The holistic healer claimed to have cures for several diseases including HIV/AIDS and cancer. As his family noted, Dr. Sebi treated multiple celebrities, although Lisa Left Eye Lopes was the most vocal about championing his treatments. Lopes was in Honduras visiting Dr. Sebi when she died in a fatal car accident in 2002.

“Basically he was saying we can reverse any disease,” his son explained. “There’s no disease that's irreversible when you give the body the space it needs to nourish itself. Our bodies want to heal [themselves] and it’s up to us to decide...we have to change our toolbox. What is our toolbox? The food that we put in our mouth[s].”

“That’s the conspiracy,” Dr. Sebi’s daughter pointed out. “Our food sources have been [killing us]. We’ve been fooled into thinking processed food is our food. It is the silent killer and we have all been sitting here saying this is what’s good for us. How can you have a righteous thought when you’re food is unholy?”

The family also speaks about pharmaceutical companies, Nipsey Hussle's connection to Dr. Sebi, the benefits of a plant-based diet and more.

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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"My suggestion, recommendation: Keep Marysville a white community as much as possible," Cramer said.

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"Seriously, in other words, no foreign-born, no foreign people because of what, in our past, we've experienced it's better to have ... simply American-born. Put it that way and no foreigners. No."

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"How can I put this? What Kathy Hayman doesn't know is that her family is in the wrong," she said. "(A) husband and wife need to be the same race. Same thing with kids. That's how it's been from the beginning of, how can I say, when God created the heaven and the earth. He created Adam and Eve at the same time. But as far as me being against blacks, no I'm not," Cramer said.

It took Hayman a bit to get her bearings, but she later responded to Cramer insensitive comments.

"My son-in-law is a black man and I have biracial grandchildren," Hayman continued. "And I take this very personally what you've said, and I know that there's nothing I can say that's going to change your mind. ... We just need to have more kindness -- that's it."

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"Just checking the calendar here and making sure it's still 2019," Deising said. "Yeah, I thought we covered civil rights about 50 years ago."

 

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