We could not find any literature about studies and traditions about micro-dosing Dieta. Therefore, we decided to apply the Dieta used in “regular” ceremonies. It is important to remember that each person has a different digestive system and different interactions with the Tea.

Ayahuasca (specifically, Caapi vine, one of two principal ingredients in the ayahuasca brew) is an MAO-inhibitor, meaning it temporarily inhibits the activation of the monoamine oxidase (MAO). This enzyme is essential to process the amino acid tyramine, so it’s important to refrain from eating foods high in this amino acid, otherwise your body could reach toxic levels that cause headaches or hypertension.

SOME Foods to avoid during the 21 day retreat*

Avoid Tyramine

This is a list of some foods that contain Tryamine and should be avoided:

  • MPork
  • MRed meat
  • MAged cheeses
  • MFermented foods like soy sauce, fermented tofu, and sauerkraut
  • MYogurt
  • MAlcohol
  • MNutritional supplements like protein powders
  • MAspartame

Other foods to avoid

In addition to foods high in Tyramine, you should avoid: 

  • MSalt (i.e. canned and processed foods)
  • MRefined sugar (i.e. sweets and junk food)
  • MSpicy food
  • MDairy
  • MOils
  • MCaffeine

*Over the years we have found that some people need a stricter diet than others. Depending on your experience and knowledge of your own body’s tolerance, please adjust your diet accordingly. Keeping to a clean diet will increase your sensitivity and ability to absorb the Tea easily.


If you are usually on any prescription medicines make sure you check in with us regarding their compatibility with the tea.

Some herbs have been found to not go well with the tea:


  • St Johns Worth
  • Kava
  • Ephedra
  • Ginseng
  • Yohimbe
  • Sinicuichi
  • Kratom
  • Nutmeg
  • Rhodiola Roses


Get yourself a notebook to journal throughout the process.

We invite you to sit with yourself in the weeks prior to the start of the circle and meditate on how you would like to use this process. It is up to you to choose and set your intentions. There may be a question that you would like to ask or a particular situation or dynamic in your life that you would like to receive some guidance and shed some light on. You may ask for healing on a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level. Once you are clear on your intentions, please write them down in your notebook in straight and clear sentences. You can write as many intentions as you like. You can change your intentions at any time before or during the process.

If you feel any stress or anxiety coming up with you turning your awareness inwards, try to see where and what these feelings and thoughts are rooted in. Notice if any limiting believes come up that may get in the way of you setting your highest intentions.