Bone Broth Cleanse FAQs
The Kitchen Witch bone broth cleanse is our ‘dream offering’ to anyone beginning a healing internal journey. It is designed to dramatically drop systemic inflammation, re-organize your relationship to food, and help you take your health into your own hands, from the inside out.
Magali’s experience with her private clients has revealed that a short, intense, ‘reset’ period accelerates healing, landing the client at a baseline that allows for solid and sustained change.
This sustainable positive change is what we at Kitchen Witch have always stood for. Join us and be a part of the shift from conventional toxicity to sustainable clean living.
What is meant by “Gut Reset”?
Magali: “As related to the body, and to my work in the anti-inflammatory realm, a ‘reset’ intends to get to the bottom of irritation, inflammation, and malabsorption. It is an opportunity for the the client to HUSH their system and quiet the overall ‘inflammatory noise’ caused by years (often decades) of exposure to stressors.
We modern humans share many experiences that degrade our microbiome: antibiotics, stress, poor food quality, food sensitivities, environmental exposures, etc. These factors, in combination with an individual's particular genetic expression, present a dis-ease and disharmony that may have a wide variety of signs and symptoms.
As an anti-inflammatory consultant and chef, it is my job to untangle this web. This reset is the best place to start.”
Will this ‘cure’ my digestive problems?
Magali: “In the world of food and medicine the word 'cure' is highly debatable. Digestive diseases are multifactorial and we are multidimensional beings in a constantly changing environment. I believe that food is foundational, and dietary habits are only one component to resetting the entire mind-body system.
As a practitioner I cannot guarantee that a client will take supplements, exercise, or meditate. But I can be absolutely certain of one thing: they WILL eat. Because food is applicable to everyone, on every single day of their lives, eating habits become ‘low hanging fruit’ for accessible change.
Shift your relationship to food, truly examine your habits, and you come to the very foundation of your health. By creating a stable baseline with your diet, powerful changes in other areas of your life become significantly easier to integrate and much longer lasting.
From this place of clarity, change sticks.”
I'm really busy- I don't think I have time to deal with ‘detoxing’ while working/taking care of kids/etc. Can this work in my very full life?
Magali: "The Reset was designed for those with full lives! It can absolutely be done in the context of your 'everyday' world- this is not a juice cleanse that leaves you ailing through blood sugar highs and lows. On the contrary, many on the Reset feel clearer, more energetic, and light in their bodies. Each soup is created with good fats, fibrous veggies, and gentle protein from our bone broth- a complete, easy to digest meal. In addition, we offer simple suggestions for supplemental foods one may consider if energy really dips, or you just need something to chew on."
What Does A typical daily meal plan look like?
Breakfast: 1 Jar of Seasonal Bone Broth-Based Soup
Midday Snack: Bone Broth (By Itself or in a Kitchen Witch Tonic)
Lunch: 1 Jar of Seasonal Bone Broth-Based Soup
Dinner: 1 Jar of Seasonal Bone Broth-Based Soup
Evening Nightcap: Bone Broth (By Itself or in a Kitchen Witch Tonic)
Soup selection changes seasonally based on market availability, each cleanse will allow for 4 soup options per participant (choose 15 jars in any combination of the 4 available soups). All soups are 100% gluten, dairy, grain, and legume free- we adhere to Paleo/Low-Carb/AIP/Anti-Inflammatory principles. See more below.
whaT is Bone Broth Soup?
Bone Broth Base: Each soup is made with our own gelatinous, deeply healing Organic Chicken Bone Broth
Fresh Veggies & Herbs: We only use organic and SC Farmers Market-fresh vegetables, herbs, and spices
Healthy Fats: We use organic coconut oil in each soup, and encourage you to add more healthy fats to your broth and soups throughout the cleanse
Added Superfoods: We are always include a range of superfoods in our soups, such as turmeric, chlorella, reishi, kombu, coconut oil
Easy On Your System: We puree smooth all of our soups to ensure easy absorption and digestion
Food Sensitivities Free: All of our soups are grain-, legume-, nightshade-, dairy-, & sugar-free
What Am I Eating During The Gut Reset?
We provide you with everything you need, AND if you need more, we give you instructions on how to do that as well. The basis of your day will be your soups and bone broth- 3 jars of soup per day, and 1 jar of bone broth per day. Optional, and highly recommended, is the addition of ‘Bulletproof’ type drinks- warm tonics with high quality fat and superfoods, that keep you satiated all day. The Reset is (of course) formulated to be free of all known inflammatory foods: gluten, grains, dairy, legumes, nightshades, and sugar. This allows your body to fully take a BREAK and de-inflame. All suggestions for additional food will follow that rationale.
HOW DOES THE RESET PACKAGE ARRIVE TO ME? FRESH OR FROZEN?
For those of you located outside the Bay Area, the Reset will be shipped to you overnight, and it will arrive frozen. We freeze the soups right away to preserve the nutrients (and to avoid using any weird preservatives). We recommend that you keep your soups frozen until the night before you will enjoy them. Defrosting them in the sink is our favorite mess-free way to get your soups ready to consume for the next day.
If you are picking up your Reset from our kitchen in Santa Cruz, your soups and broths will be cold but not frozen. You do not need to freeze them as long as you plan to complete the Reset in the five days, but if you want to enjoy your soups or broths after the five days we recommend you freeze them and thaw them when you are ready to consume them.
I'M PREGNANT. IS IT OK FOR ME TO DO THIS CLEANSE?
Hey, mama! Everything we provide on the Reset is totally fit for you and your babe—but is not enough food to sustain you and the little one growing inside you. So add some anti-inflammatory, nutrient-dense foods as you see fit. Include more (healthy) fats, lots of steamed or sautéed veggies, extra bone broth, maybe some clean animal protein, and of course, PLENTY of hydrating teas and water. And, if you need more guidance, or have further questions, feel free to email me! Working with pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum mamas is my favorite! :-)
BUT DO THE SOUPS TASTE GOOD?!?
Oh, yes, friend. They our soups are delicious. We get rave reviews on every single one of our soups, and every returning Resetter has their favorite. Each of our soups are formulated for maximum flavor, freshness, and nutrient density. Bright with herbs and citrus, creamy with coconut milk or sweet potato, and full of superfoods- you won’t be lacking for flavor. All of our soups are pureed smooth, for easy heating and absorption—just pour them right back into the jar to drink, or into your thermos to keep hot for later.
SHOULD I EXERCISE/WORK OUT AS I NORMALLY WOULD DURING THE CLEANSE?
This really varies from person to person. While some have increased energy and vitality during the Reset, many others feel more fatigued than usual as their bodies go through some significant internal changes. The answer always is: check in with yourself. YOU know the answer here. Do you feel vibrant, like moving some energy would enhance your Reset experience? Then GO! Exercise as you would normally. Do you feel a little low or more tired? Take a nap. Yeah, a NAP! This is all about getting us modern humans to slow down, to tune in, and to give our bodies what they are asking for, below all the noise.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO THE CLEANSE?
I personally do this Reset about once every 2-3 months. It is such a sweet break from the norm, and I have become accustomed to slipping right in and enjoying the ride. Your body will be glad to have this break every few months if that is within your scope. If that feels like too much to you, perhaps try participating in our Reset twice a year. Final answer: there is no such thing as "too often" when it comes to doing our Reset!