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The First Publicity (10 Years Ago) for Seven Days in Usha Village: A Conversation with Dr. Sebi


Beverly Oliver, journalist and creative artist,

began her career as a writer and interviewer at Howard University Radio Station WHUR-FM, 96.3.

Her most noted work—conceived and executive produced by singer, writer and historian Bernice Johnson Reagon—is the Peabody Award-Winning radio documentary Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions. Beverly assisted in the research and production of 26 episodes. They featured over 200 years of African American music.

Seven Days in Usha Village: A Conversation with Dr. Sebi is my first book, inspired by its publisher and my collaborator Dr. Sebi. Healing, alternative healing, brought us together over 25 years ago. In the introduction you’ll read the roads we travelled separately since that time and how those roads converged out here in Los Angeles, California in September 2005.

If someone asked me to describe Dr. Sebi and use the book to size him up, I’d direct that person to Dr. Sebi’s comments on the following pages: The Prologue, “Approximately 45 years ago I made the statement I want to be useful… I didn’t know that I would have to face the American Medical Association, the Food and Drug Administration and the judicial system of the State of New York,”

Agua Caliente pages 67-88, “There has never been an educator in America that has done research in neuropathology associating the disease with the food that goes in the person’s mouth,”

United States—New Beginnings pages 34-47, “I concluded that if life manifests at 450°F and a pH of 7.1, which is alkaline, then the herbs I said that should heal have to be on the alkaline side of the pH scale” and pages 58-64, “Nothing in Nature contains starch,” and

The Epilogue, pages 108-115, “When you stop trusting God, we stop trusting self. Because look, correct me if I’m wrong. Every book on the planet, whether the Bhaga-vad Gita, the Talmud, the Torah or the Qur’an and not to mention the Holy Bible, it is stated that the herbs are for the healing of the Nation.”

I feel those pages reveal the essence of Dr. Sebi and it seems today, more than ever, his knowledge and candid commentaries about health, natural foods and cell building address mounting health care costs and tolls on our global environment.

Some of you have seen and heard a fiery and vociferous Dr. Sebi on the internet. You’ll experience some of that in the book. But if you read between the lines, especially those pages I mentioned above, you’ll find one of Mother Nature’s greatest fans and protégés. I wish you good health and thank you for your interest in Seven Days in Usha Village: A Conversation with Dr. Sebi.

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