The main ingredient in Golden Paste is the powerful turmeric. I feel it’s like the J.Lo of spices. You can sing, you can act, you can open restaurants, you can model, you can do all the things. This spice has been used for medicinal use for over 4000 years which is more than enough time to think it’s a fluke.
I must take a moment to thank Jaimi L, my wonderful friend, who knows so much about natural medicine and who turned me onto this paste. She uses it for her dogs, baby and self. It is just simply good for everyone. I knew of Golden Paste for a long time but, was never inspired to make it or use it until now. I am looking into every avenue to help Bam decline gradually through his Degernative Myelopathy journey. I am doing a lot of things that frankly, I will never know if it helped or not, but as long as it doesn’t hurt him, I am doing it by the off chance it was the thing that maintained his quality of life. Insert Golden Paste here.
Here is a fabulous video by Dr. Becker who is a wealth of knowledge in holistic vet care. She explains all the things Tumeric can do. I am using it for the purpose of its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to remove of toxins. It has many more benefits for arthritis, cancer fighting and pain relief to name a few. Let me stop yacking and let Dr. Becker tell you all about. It is quite an awesome spice.
To make this paste, it only has four ingredients because as you know if there is anything more, I’m not making it. If I can make this, you definitely can! The four ingredients are turmeric, water, coconut oil and black pepper. The pepper is not for taste, it actually helps the curcumin, the substance in turmeric that promotes inflammation, stay in the body longer.
Ingredients and proportions are as follows:
½ cup organic turmeric powder (Organic turmeric powder contains more curcumin)
1 to 1 ½ cups filtered water
1 ½ teaspoons ground black pepper
¼ cup coconut oil
I buy my coconut oil from Costco and I bought this turmeric on Amazon. You can buy less than a big bag of turmeric, but I am going to be making this a lot as Bam progresses so I bought the big bag.
Proceed as follows:
- Mix the turmeric with the water in a pan. This is really cool! The turmeric is so fluffy when you do this!! Start with 1 cup water and add more only if needed. Stir the liquid on medium/low heat and in about 7 to 10 minutes, it should form a thick paste. If your paste looks watery, just add a bit more turmeric and heat it for another couple of minutes.
- Once you’ve got a paste type of consistency, add the pepper and oil, then stir it very well.
- Allow the mixture to cool, then place it in a jar with a lid (screw plastic) and store it in your fridge. Ideally, you should store the paste for no more than two weeks … after that, you’ll want to make a fresh batch.
It is just that easy! I am going to adding this to Bam’s food at each meal. Turmeric leave the body quickly so it is best to feed the paste in small bits more often. I am going to start at a ½ tsp and then go up from there gradually to 1 tablespoon at each meal. If you have a picky eater, you can always add peanut butter to the mix. If I were eating it, I would go for the option with peanut butter.
Warning, you may look like you have contracted a disease after handling the golden paste.
Please consult your vet if your dog is on blood thinners. Turmeric is a blood thinner so you want to make sure it is safe to use for your dog.
Please remember, I am also not a vet or a nutritionist. I am not recommending you use this. I am not saying it will cure your dog’s ailments or turn your dog into J.Lo. I am simply providing information and sharing my journey and the choices I am personally making for my pup. Because he is the best, smartest, prettiest, cuddliest and most loveable pup in the world.
Happy New Year all! What a year it will be!