This ancestral practice at the heart of naturopathy is gaining popularity for its numerous health benefits.

What is the monodiet?

The monodiet consists of consuming only one food at will over a determinated period: 1 meal, ½ day, 1 day or 3 days maximum if necessary.

In naturopathy, it is used to allow the body to rest, regenerate and naturally detoxify.

As P.V Marchesseau said, “monodiet is a disguised fasting” without the drawbacks.

The different forms of Monodiet :

  • Monodiet of raw, cooked fruits: exclusive consumption of fresh fruits.
  • Monodiet of raw, cooked vegetables: same principle as fruit monodiet but with fresh vegetables.
  • Monodiet of grains: dietary restriction to a single grain, such as rice or quinoa. Note that the choice of food is made based on the individual’s constitution and/or the issue to be addressed.

The benefits of monodiet:

– Body detoxification: elimination of toxins accumulated in the body

– Digestive break: relief of digestive activity

– Improved digestion: promotes better nutrients assimilation

– Strengthening the immune system: stimulates the body’s natural defenses.

– Emotional balance: certain monodiets help calm the mind and promote mental clarity.

How to practice it safely:

– Preparation phase: gradually reduce heavy and processed foods before starting.

– Choice of food: opt for fresh, organic, seasonal foods but above all that you crave

– Duration: start with one meal per week over a period of 1 month, if it you, you can increase to 1 day per week for 1 month.

– Frequency: at seasonal changes, spring/autumn


Certain health conditions limit access to monodiet, consult a healthcare professional for guidance.

The monodiet offers a holistic approach to revitalizing the body and mind. By following the basic principles and taking the necessary precautions, everyone can experience the many benefits of this age-old practice. However, it is important to consult a healthcare professional to tailor the practice to individual needs and ensure a safe and beneficial experience.

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