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I’m starting to get hooked on finding ways to consume this wonder root. Today I read up on and made turmeric root golden paste for me and my dogs (they LOVE it). First of all my dogs eat as good as I do. I don’t think I would feed them anything that isn’t also good for me to eat with the exception of good quality kibble. I’ll leave that to them. Its easy to make and has amazing benefits.
I sent the article I read to a grade school bestie of mine that has brain cancer for their consideration. A lot of times when people are in the acute stages of a disease they tend opt for the Western conventional “sure fire” means of treatment because they feel that its better at that point. I totally understand the logic and would probably go the same route in an acute circumstance or situation based on the way our minds is conditioned in a situation as this. I don’t know the particulars so I respect whatever decision is made on behalf of the person in it.
- 1/2 cup of organic turmeric powder
- 1 cup water or a bit more/less to make desired consistency
- 1 teaspoons ground black pepper or 1/2 tsp. if pepper is too strong)
- 1/4 cup cold pressed Olive or un-refined Coconut oil – enhances the bio-availability of curcumin another seven to eight-fold*
*Note: When eaten with fat (virgin olive or coconut oil or even meat drippings) like in India, curcumin can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream through the lymphatic system partially bypassing the liver.
- add turmeric to water in a pan. Slowly heat while stirring til you get a thick paste, approx 6 – 10 min. Adjust thickness by adding some water or a bit more turmeric.
- add the pepper and oil. Be sure to add liquefied oil very slowly so that separation doesn’t occur. Continue stirring to ensure all ingredients are mixed. Cool.
- store in clean jar with tight-fitting lid and refrigerate up to 2 wks, max. (Note: anti-microbial UN-refined, virgin coconut oil will help keep it from spoiling sooner).
Take a look at this in-depth article that includes the many uses of this wonderful golden paste. I’ve listed a few of my faves below:
- alone, one (non-heaping) teaspoon – that’s it – done
- turmeric honey
- add to warm or cold milk
- add to hot soups, smoothies, teas, rice and meat dishes
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