Ayahuasca calling? Well, before you book your healing and transformative journey, you should know about some crucial aspects required to prepare for an Ayahuasca ceremony. One of all is “Ayahuasca dieta”.
Ayahuasca is getting a lot of popularity lately. People are booking the best holistic integration programs to rid of their unhealthy health patterns and embrace a more fulfilling life.
Now, not all participants are the same – people have different reasons to participate in an Ayahuasca ceremony. However, they all must abide by certain rules and guidelines to experience the benefits of ayahuasca safely. Consuming ayahuasca diet is one of these important aspects.
This blog post takes a good look at the pre-ayahuasca diet with precise information about what to eat and what to avoid. These details will help you to prepare your mind and physical body to soak the life-altering benefits of ayahuasca. Let’s get started.
Ayahuasca diet – what can you eat?
Ayahuasca diet is different from eating healthy and exercising.
The focus here is on the quality of the food, which can be achieved by avoiding foods that are loaded with artificial flavors, preservatives, and dyes.
Here is a long list containing foods that are good to eat before the ceremony
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Legumes, beans, and peas
- Organic chicken
- All kinds of potatoes
- Lentils, buckwheat, barley, quinoa, rice, and other cereals
- Free-range chicken and eggs (prefer organic if possible)
- Any cooked food without preservative
- Olive oil or coconut oil
- Consumption of fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, cumin, cinnamon, and more
- Fresh soups with root vegetables
- Recommended beverages
- Vegetable juice
- Dairy-free kinds of milk
- Caffeine-free herbal drinks
Finally, make sure you consume plenty of water.
What to avoid?
Avoiding certain foods will make the body reach the most energetic state. This way, you will be able to better experience the beautiful Ayahuasca transformation.
An MAO-inhibitor, Banisteriopsis Caapi can temporarily inhibit the activation of the monoamine oxidase (MAO).
Foods that contain tyramine when combined with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) are not good to consume. This food combination can increase blood, and thus may trigger a heart attack, stroke, headaches, severe anxiety, or even the loss of kidney function. Thus, it is vital to avoid eating foods rich in amino acid tyramine else your body will not be able to process it.
Food that contains tyramine includes red meat, pork, alcohol, yogurt, aged cheeses, protein powders, chocolate, and peanuts. Fermented foods like soy sauce, fermented tofu, and sauerkraut should also be avoided.
Further, according to the shamanic healing perspective, sugary, spicy, and flavored foods are behind the cutipado effect that can hinder the energy of plant medicine. You should prefer consuming clean and organic foods to uplevel your energy field and achieve the best outcome.
Medications with Ayahuasca diet
Generally, Ayahuasca does not blend with any medications. Especially medicines that contain Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors can cause serious reactions if combined with Ayahuasca.
Anyone under treatment should know the after-effects of cutting off their medication temporarily. It is good to speak to your doctor about your particular case before you participate in the Ayahuasca ceremony. They can guide you well and suggest whether or not your health condition and its medications will conflict with the composition of Ayahuasca brew.
Post Ayahuasca diet
Many people consider following only the pre-ayahuasca diet and ignore the post-ceremony diet. Well, adhering to the post-ceremony diet is equally important. A healthy diet after the ceremony can help you feel reformed, someone who is in charge of their present life and imminent future.
What exactly the post-ceremony diet cover?
- Avoid consuming alcohol and spicy foods.
- Do not consume plant medicines
- Avoid all street drugs (cocaine, LSD, MDMA, amphetamines, etc.)
- Avoid too much sunlight and/or rain
- Say no to sexual activity for at least 3 days.
Ayahuasca dieta is not only about consuming certain food and avoiding others. It is all about spiritually preparing the participant for their healing journey with this spiritual plant brew.
If you are a physically healthy and emotionally-balanced person with no addiction whatsoever, nothing bad is likely to happen if you don’t follow the dieta strictly. However, you might experience vomits or awful things that can make you feel uncomfortable in between the retreat.
If you are ready to make certain sacrifices to experience the blessings of mother Ayahuasca, feel free to book the retreat with Avalon.Love. Get in touch with our team to book your safe Ayahuasca retreat in Spain.