The ingestion of Ayahuasca needs to be preceded by a preparatory diet and some rules of conduct, in order to reduce psycho-physical discomfort and to prepare your body-mind to receive the Amazonian medicine in most efficient manner and with more lasting results.
There are different opinions regarding this preparatory discipline, some of them being more strict than the others. The Peruvian healing tradition, based on isolation retreats and fasting, is one of the most strict preparatory disciplines. We recommend a rather strict diet, which is nevertheless not excessively strict as to prevent you from living your ordinary urban life. Obviously, it is more difficult to follow a strict diet while being surrounded by continuous availability of all sorts of food, than it is to follow it in the silence of the jungle.
Do your best!
2 WEEKS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF RETREAT AND 2 WEEKS AFTER THE END OF RETREAT
- Salt (only the week before and the week after the retreat)
- Chili pepper
- Milk and dairy products
- Carbonated drinks
- Cold food
- Cold drinks
- Brown rice
- Wholewheat pasta
- Olive oil
- Boiled eggs
- Boiled vegetables
- Any kind of fruits (with moderation)
- Room temperature water
- Fresh fruit juices and commercial juices without added sugar
- Salt-free bread
- Dried fruit
- Boiled or steamed fish
- Organic chicken meat (with moderation – only boiled)
ORGANIC FOOD IS BETTER!!!
During the two weeks before and the two weeks after the retreat we suggest to integrate the diet with enough sources of vitamines and omega 3-6-9 (DHA and EPA).
IN ORDER TO TRANSFORM THE SUGGESTIONS WE PROVIDE INTO A BALANCED DIET YOU HAVE TO CONSULT A NUTRITIONIST
Two weeks before the beginning of retreat it is advisable to keep a sober lifestyle and regular sleeping schedule.