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La Dieta de Ayahuasca

Tyramine

Tyramine combined with a MAOI may cause what is called a hypertensive Crisis. Ayahuasca Brew is made with the vine Banisteriopsis caapi, which contains a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors or MAOI.

Please avoid foods that elevate Tyramine levels, at least, 1 week before ceremony, and then, 1 week following ceremony.

   Foods To Eat,
Low Tyramine Diet
      • All grains including breads, pasta, cereals low in sugar and rice
      • Some sources state that dairy of any kind is not acceptable with a low tyramine diet however other sources state that some dairy such as ricotta and cottage cheese is acceptable because these cheeses are not aged.
      • Eggs, beans, nuts (except the few mentioned above)
      • All fruits except bananas, raspberries, raisins, dates pineapple, figs, avocados and red plums
      • All vegetables except green beans, snow peas, edamame
      • Fish and chicken prepared by boiling or light saute"

Foods High in Tyramine to Avoid  
  • Foods that are fermented, aged, cured and spoiled including:
    • Herring and anchovies
    • Meats that are prepared by spoiling, pickling, aging, smoking, fermenting, or marinating
    • Fermented dairy products such as sour cream, yogurt, and most cheeses
    • Fermented plant foods such as alcoholic beverages, soy sauce, soybean condiments, teriyaki sauce, tempeh, miso soup, sauerkraut, and kimchi
    • Chocolate, shrimp paste, broad (fava) beans, green bean pods, Italian flat (Romano) beans, snow peas, edamame, raisins, dates, pineapple, eggplants, figs, red plums, raspberries, peanuts and peanut butter, Brazil nuts, coconuts, processed meat, yeast, an array of cacti, and the holiday plant mistletoe.
    • **Note on meats: Meats such as pork and beef are not considered high in tyramine prepared fresh, however under an ayahuasca diet, these foods are not conducive to an effective ayahuasca experience.

Guidelines for Lowering Tyramine

"If you want to limit your tyramine intake,
follow these guidelines:
  • Use extra caution when selecting, storing, and preparing your food.
  • Eat fresh produce within two days of purchase if possible.
  • Read all food and drink labels carefully.
  • Avoid spoiled, aged, fermented, or pickled foods.
  • Don’t thaw foods at room temperature. Thaw in the refrigerator instead.
  • Eat canned or frozen foods, including produce, poultry and fish, right after opening.
  • Buy fresh poultry and fish and eat them the same day, or freeze them immediately.
  • Keep in mind that cooking will not lower tyramine content.
  • Use caution when you eat out because you don’t know how foods have been stored.

No Alcohol.
caffeine not recommended,
No Caffeinated Sports Drinks,
3-4 days before ceremony.
Please Sleep, Well.
Keep your Electrolytes, balanced.
Eat Natural, Nourishing Foods.
During the week of Ceremony,
We eat very little to no;
salt, sugar, oil, spicy food,
red meats,
No Sex.

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