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There are many different variations of the ayahuasca diet. While there are some foods that are medically necessary to avoid, what you eat outside of that will vary from person to person. The diet is about cleansing for ceremony, so the body is best prepared for the sacrament/medicine.


Best  Practices


  • Eat as plant based as possible

  • Avoid, or reduce consumption of, meats, dairy, and eggs

  • Avoid processed foods

  • Stick to whole foods (grains, vegetables, fruits)

  • Reduce caffeine consumption, avoid entirely if possible

  • Minimize oil and fatty foods intake

  • Avoid red meat and pork

  • Avoid spicy foods

  • Limit salt and sugar intake

  • Avoid any herbal remedies and nonessential vitamins

Foods that must be avoided the week prior to ceremony

  • Fermented foods

  • Beer & Wine

  • Kombucha and Kefir

  • Tofu, tempeh, other fermented soy products

  • Pickled vegetables (Pickles, olives, peppers)

  • Pickled, canned, and smoked fish

  • Brewer's yeast,yeast-based supplements, yeast extracts

  • Meat extracts and bouillon

  • Ripe bananas

  • Avocado

Day of ceremony

  • ​Do not consume caffeine

  • Avoid eating for 5-6 hours before ceremony

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