If you research the "Ayahuasca diet" you'll encounter lists of what not to eat and some of these differ. The lists usually discourage or forbid red meat and pork, salt, hot spices, alcohol, drugs and medication, avocados and other items. At a minimum all these things should be strictly avoided before ceremony. That doesn't mean you have to suffer, though. If there was ever a time in your life to get turned on to good vegetarian or vegan cuisine, this is the time. You can eat delicious, simple food for a couple of weeks before your big experience, which isn't much of a sacrifice. Moreover following dieting rules will boost your experience.
We guess thousands of years of experimentation taught the indigenous people of the Amazon a thing or two, huh?
Mostly, food dieting process is connected with an amount of tyramine in some products that can cause negative symptoms in combination with b.caapi (Ayahuasca) vine. It also requires sexual dieting because with this type of energy you can balance the energy of Ayahuasca and stay in a right connection with the plant. The final part is about some sort of medication (especially antidepressants, stimulates and ambients), alcohol and recreational drugs that has to be avoid 10-14 days before the retreat.
(Please inform us about any of mentioned factors in the participant form if needed so we can advise the best way to prepare due to your case)
Below are essential blocks of different food that you can combine into dishes due to your diet.
• Proteins: chicken, white meat fish (sole, tilapia, halibut, trout, snapper)
• Grains: rice, lentils, quinoa, wheat berries, amaranth, whole wheat, spelt, kamut
• Veggies: ALL vegetables EXCEPT onions, garlic, tomatoes, leeks or radishes
• Fruits: berries, apples
• Raw nuts + seeds: all nuts except peanuts, raw hemp seeds
• Beverages: Herbal teas, coconut water, nut milks, water
*(This list does not include ALL possible food, please take it as an example and sample, not a holy script :) )
We suppose you can easily make some great dishes from this food. Try nor to fry this but boil or steam, The main thing is to remember about restrictions.
Here is a well done list of restrictions:
• No salts (e.g table salt, soy sauce, fish sauce, etc.)
• No sugar or artificial sweeteners (stevia, aspartame, agave, honey, etc)
• No pork/red meat (for fourteen days before a ceremony)
• No shellfish
• No caffeine (coffee, soda, chocolate)
• No animal fat (lard, etc.)
• No dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt)
• No oil (except coconut/olive oil very sparingly for cooking)
• No seaweed, kelp, dulce, arame
• No hot spices/chilies/pepper
• No citrus
• No vinegar or pickled foods
• No fermented foods (kimchi, tofu, tempeh)
• No tomatoes
• No onion or garlic
• No avocado (3 days prior to ceremony)
• No yeast or yeast extracts (simple unleavened, unsalted breads are okay)
• No alcohol
• No recreational or prescription drugs (unless approved by your healing center/shaman)
• No fluoride toothpaste (optional)
• No sexual activity, including masturbation
• No discordant music, reading, media, or movies