The Ayahuasca Diet: A Complete Guide to a Transformative Experience

Are you ready for a transformative experience with Ayahuasca? The key to maximizing the benefits of this sacred medicine lies in proper preparation, starting with diet. Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Ayahuasca diet, making sure you have an optimal and safe experience.

What is the Ayahuasca Diet and Why Is It Important?

The Ayahuasca diet is an essential preparation that all participants must follow at least five days before the retreat. However, starting the diet as soon as possible, even weeks or months before, is highly beneficial. This preparation is crucial to keep the body clean and ready for the experience.

Benefits of the Ayahuasca Diet

  • Improves the Assimilation of Medicine: A proper diet facilitates a better assimilation of Ayahuasca, allowing a deeper and more revealing experience.
  • Complications Prevention: Avoid risky interactions and complications during the ceremony.

Physical and Energetic Preparation: Ensures that you are physically and energetically prepared for the process.

Is There a Specific Diet?

There is no standard diet for Ayahuasca; Different healers and retreat centers recommend diets based on their beliefs and knowledge. However, here at Lorenzo Expeditions, we advise avoiding heavy and greasy foods, and focusing on as healthy a vegan or vegetarian diet as possible.

Recommended and Prohibited Foods

Foods to Avoid

  • Red and fatty meats: Especially pork.
  • Very Ripe Fruits and Citrus: One day before the retreat.
  • Carbohydrate Meals: Such as spaghetti and pastries, two days before the retreat.
  • Sugar and Alcoholic Beverages: Five days before the retreat.
  • Processed and Stimulating Foods: Such as coffee, black tea, green tea, and yerba mate.

Permitted Foods

  • Non-greasy fish, eggs, and yogurt: In moderate amounts.
  • Fresh Vegetables and Fruits: Except those mentioned above.
  • Coca Leaf Infusion: To aid acclimatization and altitude.

Additional Practices for Optimal Preparation

  • Fasting: We recommend fasting on the day of your first Ayahuasca ceremony, drinking only water.
  • Meditation and Rest: Practicing meditation before ceremonies and getting adequate rest is crucial. Arriving in Cusco a day or two before the retreat to acclimatize and rest is ideal.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Ayahuasca Diet

Why is it important to follow a diet before an Ayahuasca retreat?

Following a diet helps to cleanse the body and prepare it for a better assimilation of Ayahuasca, reducing the risk of complications.

Can I consume coffee or tea during preparation?

No, caffeinated beverages and other stimulants such as coffee, black tea, green tea, and yerba mate should be avoided.

What types of foods should I specifically avoid?

Red meat, fatty foods, very ripe fruits, citrus fruits, garlic, foods with many carbohydrates, sugar, alcoholic beverages, processed foods and stimulants.

Is it necessary to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet?

It is not mandatory, but a vegan or vegetarian diet low in saturated fat, sugar and salt is recommended for better preparation.

Can I eat fish or eggs?

Yes, you can eat non-greasy fish and eggs in moderate amounts.

How long before the retreat should I start the diet?

At least five days before, although starting weeks or months before is much better.

Do I need to report the dietary supplements I am taking?

Yes, it is important to inform in advance about any supplements to avoid possible interactions.

Prepare for a Deep Transformation

Following the Ayahuasca diet is crucial to ensure a safe and eye-opening experience. By preparing your body and mind, you open yourself up to the profound benefits of this ancient medicine.

Are you ready to live a transformative experience with Ayahuasca? Book your retreat with Lorenzo Expeditions and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing. Click here for more information and reservations!

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *