The amazing health benefits of turmeric
Could we cure cancer in our pets? Let’s turn that question on its head and look at prevention!
“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and a lack of physical exercise”. – the health ranger
More than 1 in 2 dogs (1 in 3 cats) are diagnosed with cancer, and up to 50% of dogs will be affected by some type of tumor in their lifetime.
There is a medicinal herb that so desperately needs to be incorporated into our pets’ lives; a herb that is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today.
That herb is turmeric root.
Turmeric not only improves conditions which are otherwise resistant to conventional treatment, but it also helps prevent disease occurring in the first place, along with aiding with:
- Protection against toxicity from heavy metals
- Destroys the root of all cancer: stem cells
- Heart health
- Protects against unhealthy levels of inflammation – rodney habib
Check out my easy to make Golden Paste recipe below, it literally could not be easier to help your pet be healthier today!
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric, it has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant , targeting multiple steps in the inflammatory pathway at a molecular level. Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream so the body has a tough time utilizing it effectively on its own. Studies show that even just a small amount of black pepper boosted bio-availability of curcumin by up to 2000%, while adding fats and heat to the turmeric increases its solubility.
Golden Paste is essentially the combination of the ingredients turmeric, black pepper, coconut oil and water gently heated over the stove. It can be stored in the fridge for up to four weeks, or frozen into moulds if you’re not keen on the taste (coffee bean moulds are ideal for this – available on Amazon on Ebay). The rule of thumb is to start with a small amount and increase gradually. Golden Paste should be consumed with a meal where possible. If you’re like me and have pets who can’t stand the stuff, then you can pop a little inside a bit of their raw meat or a favourite treat – easy peasy! Let me know how you get on, I’d love to hear your results!
- 60g turmeric powder
- 250 ml water (you may find a bit more water is required, depending on the make of turmeric, what you are looking to achieve is a thick paste)
- 5 g black pepper (freshly ground is best, no cutting corners here)
- 70 ml coconut oil (the quality of your oil is important, try to source RAW cold pressed coconut oil. If none is available you can substitute for extra virgin olive oil)
- Start by weighing out the turmeric powder and grinding the black peppercorns
- Put your pan on a low heat, combine the turmeric and water. Stir well
- Simmer the mixture for approximately 7-10 minutes. If the paste is looking too dry or stodgy then add a bit more water
- remove from the heat, stir in the freshly ground black pepper and coconut oil
- Mix thoroughly and leave to cool
- Once cool, poor the paste into a jar and put in the fridge where it can live quite happily for up to four weeks (although I prefer to use my batch within two weeks = that much fresher and potent!)
Dogs/Cats: 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon twice daily with food