Ayahuasca Diet for Ceremony

It is highly recommended to prepare for the ceremony. It can enhance your experience and you may receive more healing benefits from the Medicine. Please follow dietary guidelines and restrictions.

Our Sacred ceremony has been adapted to our specific environment. We ask you that you keep an open mind and heart towards the experience.

1. Dietary Recommendations

FOODS TO AVOID 3 days before and after ceremonies:

  • – Fat / Deep Fried food, processed and canned foods
  • – Meat (beef, pork, fowl)
  • – Hot spices, Garlic, Onion
  • – Caffeine
  • – Dairy products
  • – Citrus fruit
  • – Very ripe fruits like bananas or avocados
  • – Fermented and tyramine-containing food or drinks (e.g. kombucha, fermented cabbage such as sauerkraut or kimchee, soy sauce, fish or shrimp sauce, aged cheese, cured meats, yeast-extract spreads such as Marmite, broad bean pots such as fava beans, etc.)
  • – Canned foods, instant meals and fast-food
  • – Excess Sugar, Salt

GOOD FOOD TO HAVE: Fresh is best!

  • – Veggies, Fruits
  • – Fresh and cooked Vegetables
  • – Whole Grains, cereals, seeds and legumes (lentils, beans, peas, rice, quinoa, oats, barley, almonds, walnuts, etc)
  • – Homemade soups
  • – Water and Fresh juices (no orange or lime juice the day of the ceremony)
  • – Olive oil
  • – Fresh Fish (for people who need animal protein)
  • – Eggs (for people who need animal protein)
  • – Fresh Chicken (for people who need animal protein)

On the Day of the Ceremony:

It is very important not to be hungry the day of the ceremony so you can have energy. Be rested and have a good night sleep the previous night.

The day of the ceremony you may have a normal amount of the right kind of food for breakfast and lunch. We recommend that you don’t eat past 3 PM, thus arriving to the ceremony with an empty stomach.

Drink only water and mild herbal tea.

2. Intoxicants and Stimulants

5 to 7 days before the ceremony and 4 days after:

  • – NO Alcohol
  • – NO Drugs: psychoactive plants/substances ( marijuana, cocaine, LSD, etc.)
  • – Reduce smoking cigarettes

3. Sexual Activity

3 days before and the day after ceremonies

All sexual activity that results in an orgasm, with or without partner, should be suspended. The reason for this is not of a moral nature, but for energetic reasons.

4. Spiritual and Mental Preparation

Define the intention of your desire to take the plant medicine and come to the ceremony with an open mind and heart, as well as a clear positive intention. Leave behind any expectations and approach the ceremony with an attitude of surrendering. it may help to write down your intention, which could be centered around health and well-being, nature, connection, understanding and spiritual knowledge, or any question you may have in your heart. Enter this experience with a positive attitude of respect, reverence, receptivity to the sacred medicine, and with the feeling that you will be provided with exactly what you need. Meditate, pray, walk in nature, make peace and resolve conflicts in your relationships, so as to free your mind of distractions. A few days before the ceremony try to avoid tv programs, movies or experiences of terror, aggression and of negative nature.

The day after the ceremony spend time in a quiet natural environment and reflect on your experience.

5. Medications and Health issues

In order for you to receive the best care and the most positive an safe healing benefits from the Sacred Plant Medicines, it is of utmost importance that you communicate with the facilitators openly about any medications that you are taking or have been taking as well as any physical or mental issues that you may be dealing with. For your safety and wellbeing certain medications will prevent you from drinking the Ayahuasca. However with this pre-knowledge you may be able to begin the process of stopping these medications with adequate time and thus safely join a ceremony. You will be required to fill in a medical clearance form once you request to register for a ceremony.