Diet Ayahuasca Information
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Guidelines Before Your Ceremony
Dietary: Do not consume any drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, coffee or chocolate before the retreat. Avoid canned food, red meat and pork. Pork in particular is damaging for the body during an Ayahuasca ceremony, due to it´s high level of toxicity. Also avoid cold-cut meat, spicy food and excessive salt and sugar, and food or beverages with coloring, artificial flavors or preservatives. This diet must be followed for the 7 days - one week prior to your retreat start date.
Recommended food: Eat well and healthy! When possible, eat good quality, organic food. White meats i.e. chicken and fish are permitted. Fish is particularly recommended, as it contains many powerful nutrients for the brain. The Peruvian fish specialities, ceviche and leche de tigre, are highly recommended due to their nutritional properties for the brain, providing they are consumed without spicy pepper (aji).
Do not take any medical prescription drugs, female contraceptive pills, antibiotics, injections, natural supplements or vitamins in the week prior to, and during your retreat. If you are currently taking medication which must be taken continuously, please discuss with us as soon as possible, before your retreat.
Anti-depression medication contains chemicals which do not interact well with Ayahuasca. If you are on any such medication you must discuss this with The Healing Tree Center administration before commiting to a retreat, so we can plan the best and safest course of action with you. For women, if you are pregnant you will not be able to participate in a retreat.
Additional points: We recommend abstaining from sexual activity, including masturbation, 2 days before the retreat, as it can reduce your physical energetic levels during your ceremonies.
Recommendations for spiritual and mental preparation
Prior to your retreat we recommend meditation, prayer, yoga, or any other spiritual/ religious practice familiar to you. If you do not practice any particular religion or spirituality we suggest focusing on a sincere personal prayer, morning and night, leading up to your ceremony.
The attitude before and during the retreat must be honesty (with others and yourself!), love, respect, humility, courage, mental and spiritual strength.
Diet the night before and day of the ceremony
The night before the day of the ceremony, please eat a large, healthy dinner, which follows the dietary restrictions (no red meat, spice etc). During the day of the ceremony you will be fasting all day, so do not consume food, only water throughout this day. The ceremony will be held at 8pm in the evening.
Important articles to bring to your retreat:
1 x 2 litre bottle of water
1 x toilet paper roll