We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardinpurple-divider

Whether you are suffering from chronic illnesses or preparing for a Spiritual Ceremony, the following General Diet Recommendations is very helpful in enjoying a favorable connection to plant medicine. These restrictions on your part will show your commitment to the plant kingdom and they will be more then happy to share their wisdom and earthly gifts with you.

The following may seen very difficult to follow for Westerners, however I can vouch from my own experience, the healing and cleansing are absolutely helpful and your body will thank you with enormous amount of energy and vitality. The risk of a serious negative reaction between Ayahuasca and certain foods or drinks is less severe than the risk of such occurring with the drugs, herbs and supplements listed on the Medical Guidelines page.

General Diet Recommendations 

Food high in tyramine, tryptophan or levodopa: Combining an MAOI with foods high in tyramine, tryptophan or levodopa can potentially lead to hypertensive crisis, serotonin syndrome or psychosis.

As a general rule, avoid the following foods:

  • No salts (e.g table salts, soy sauce, fish sauces)
  • No sugar or artificial sweeteners (Stevia, aspartame, agave, honey, etc.)
  • No pork
  • No red meat (due to hormones and the length of time it takes to digest in your intestines)
  • No shellfish
  • No caffeine (coffee, green tea, black tea, soda, chocolate)
  • No animal fat (lard, butter. etc.)
  • No dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt)
  • No oil
  • No seaweed, kelp, dulce, arame
  • No hot spices, chilies, peppers
  • No ice cold or carbonated drinks
  • No dried fruits
  • No citrus
  • No fibrous fruits (mango or pineapple)
  • No overripe fruits
  • No banana peels
  • No broad bean pods
  • No vinegar or pickled foods
  • No fermented foods (kimchi, tofu, tempeh, sauerkraut)
  • No spinach or tomatoes
  • No onion or garlic
  • No avocado (3 days prior to ceremony)
  • No yeast or yeast extracts (eg. Marmite, Vegemite, simple unleavened, unsalted breads are okay)
  • No alcohol, wine, beer (including alcohol-free beer)
  • No recreational or prescription drugs (Speak with us about this)
  • No fluoride toothpaste
  • No sexual activities, including masturbation, kissing, watching sexual movies or FaceBook sexual images, and raising kundalini energy
  • No discordant music, reading, media, or movies
  • Avoid synthetic soaps, perfumes, toiletries, etc.

The following foods should be avoided if possible (less likely to cause problems);

  • Avocados
  • bananas
  • beef or chicken bouillon
  • chocolate
  • fresh and mild cheeses, eg. ricotta, cottage cheese, cream cheese, processed cheese slices
  • fresh meat, poultry, or fish
  • fresh meat gravy
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • peanuts
  • properly stored pickled or smoked fish (eg. herring)
  • raspberries
  • caffeine (in large amounts)

Essential building block for your meals;

  • Proteins: Eggs (poached, hard-boiled scrambled), organic free-range chicken, wild-caught mild fish (preferably those with no teeth and plant eaters only), lentils, and beans
  • Grains: brown and white rice, lentils, quinoa, wheat berries, amaranth, gluten-free pasta, whole wheat, spelt, kamut
  • Veggies: ALL vegetables EXCEPT onions, garlic, leeks or radishes
  • Fruits: berries, grapes, bananas, peaches, apricots, apples, pears
  • Raw nuts + seeds: all nuts except peanuts, raw hemp seeds, chia seed, nut butters (unsalted, except peanut)
  • Beverages: Herbal teas, coconut water, nut milks, water

Acceptable ideas for seasoning your foods;

  • Fresh herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, sage, dill, etc.)
  • Mild spices (cumin, coriander, dill, sage, turmeric)


“There are all kinds of ways to challenge ourselves. Some people do it by climbing a mountain or scuba diving. The most profound and challenging ordeals is to drink Ayahuasca. It is in a way the ultimate adventure.” – Graham Hancock