The human organism is a remarkable creation designed to heal itself, given the proper functioning of organs and adequate absorption of nutrients. Detoxification is necessary because the common consumption of junk food, drugs, alcohol, or other toxic substances all impair the body’s ability to effectively digest and assimilate nutrition and plant medicines. Our 10-day plant medicine diet focuses on detoxification, helping to restore homeostasis and stimulate our bodies natural ability to heal itself.
At Pisatahua we follow a traditional ayahuasca diet, as practiced by our healers and their ancestors. Our nutritional focus is to facilitate physical and mental detoxification. Our approach also improves the absorption of plant medicines, while limiting difficult experiences and intense purging in ceremony. The importance of proper nutrition cannot be overstated enough while working with plant medicines.
For our 10-day diets, guests are provided fresh organic food from the amazon upon arrival. On the second day, we provide an offering to Pachamama (Mother-Earth) and initiate the process of la Dieta. For the next 8-days participants will engage in a shamanic diet to detox the body and purify the mind. The diet avoids any strong flavors or spices and is focused on three grains: quinoa, whole-grain wheat and whole oats. Some local fish, vegetables and/or eggs may also be provided.
The menu can be a struggle for some and it requires sacrifice. Guests will not go hungry but they may be forced to reevaluate their relationship to food and nutrition. To prepare we recommend guests follow the ayahuasca preperation diet for a minimum of 5 days prior to arrival. Please inform us if you have any food allergies or special dietary restrictions. We can accommodate most any need.
“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”