A dieta is a term used to describe a process of healing and learning from a plant. Unlike reading a book to learn about a plant, a dieta is a direct, experiential practice to learn from the plant. In this way, it is said that the plants teach us. Ultimately, all plant teachings point us towards the same truth, that of which we are; teaching us about nature, natural law, our true self, our place in this world, and opening us to worlds beyond the physical.
When the length and terms of a dieta have been fulfilled, then the dieta is closed. Like with the opening of the dieta, this is typically done with an ayahuasca ceremony, where the dieta is declared ‘officially’ complete, and tremendous gratitude is expressed to the plant spirit in the form of icaros and prayers. Statements are made regarding future plans to cultivate the relationship and use it for the betterment of humankind. The following morning, within some traditions, another ceremony takes place where the dieter does a particular dance accompanied by song to again express gratitude and to give thanks, and the dieter then ingests a particular food, like hot peppers with salt, or fermented corn or yucca, before easing back into a ‘normal’ diet again.
Cuando se está durante un proceso de pérdida de peso es posible que el médico o el nutricionista indique, además de la alimentación saludable y de la practica de actividad física, la ingesta de algún medicamento o remedio natural que ayude a acelerar el metabolismo, quemar la grasa acumulada, inhibir la absorción de grasa en el intestino, disminuir el apetito, controlar la ansiedad o para combatir la retención de líquidos en el organismo.