Your Living Shall Not Be in Vain
If I can help somebody, as I travel along
If I can help somebody, with a word or song
If I can help somebody from doing wrong
No, my living shall not be in vain
—lyrics by Alma B. Androzzo
If you place Ms. Androzzo’s lyrics in a natural healing context, then you could surely apply them to Dr. Sebi, a man driven to educate people, particularly Black people, about the nature of food and health. He committed over 30 years of his life traveling down that road, a road his protégé Adio Akil believed he would journey on for many years to come. But his death in August 2016 upended that notion, leaving Adio compelled to continue in the same vein as her mentor.
Adio is the owner and operator of the holistic health company Quintessence Health & Wellness in northwest Washington, D.C. She met and trained under Dr. Sebi at the Garden Holistic Institute in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
Dr. Sebi is the creator of the African Bio Mineral Balance, a therapeutic system with a twofold approach: 1) remove toxins (mucus, plaque, cysts) from the body and 2) rebuild and restore iron and energy to the body's immune system and cells.
Alfredo Darrington Bowman (Dr. Sebi), November 26, 1933 – August 6, 2016
We appreciate your work Dr. Sebi