Natural anti-inflammatory properties, aids in joint pain, anti-cancer, and so much more?
What could it be?!
If you're thinking of a bright orange little root, you're correct, its turmeric.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a flowering plant that in is the ginger family. The roots of the plant is used most commonly in cooking of various of dishes.
What are the benefits of feeding Turmeric?
Turmeric is so magical and helps with all the things. With its active compound curcumin, which is a compound found in turmeric and its health properties vary from anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidants, treating gastrointestinal disorders, steroid replacement, stops blockage in blood vessels, possibility to fight cancer cells, aids in joint pain, heart health, and liver repair.
So after reading all these amazing benefits why wouldn't you want to feed this?
There's dozens of ways to feed this powerful root. There's powders, treats, and pills. But my personal favorite way is golden paste. It's the cheapest and easiest way to make sure your dog gets all these benefits into their body. All the ingredients that go into making golden paste supercharges the turmeric and makes it that much more powerful.
Magical benefits of golden paste:
- ability to help with inflammatory
- stops blockage in blood vessels
- possibility to fight cancer cells
- since turmeric is fat soluble, the added fat from the coconut oil aids their (and our) bodies to absorb turmeric.
Freshly Ground Pepper:
- Peppercorns contain the enzyme piperine which slows the digestion and increases curcumin's absorption by 2000%
Freshly Ground Ginger:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Aids in digestion
- Stunts bacteria growth
- Regulates blood sugar
- Raise insulin resistance
- To make everything into a disgustingly beautiful sludge
Down below is listed a full recipe on golden paste.
- 1/2 cup turmeric powder
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 tsp ginger (optional)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
- 1/2 cup water
(1) Add in 1/2 cup turmeric powder. I used half powder and 1 whole fresh turmeric roots. Then mix in 1/2 cup of water and mix on medium heat until the mixture is warm to touch.
Turmeric powder I used: click here
(2) Add 1/3 cup coconut oil and stir until melted into the mixture. I used the Costco brand coconut oil.
(3) Mix for approx 7 minutes or until thick like a DQ Blizzard.
(4) Mix in pepper, ginger (fresh or ground), and cinnamon and stir to combine.
For the pepper I like to use freshly cracked since the nutrients are better preserved as well as the ginger and cinnamon.
(5) Turn off heat and add paste into jar(s) and/or silicone molds and freeze.
Now that you've made this fabulous supplement it's time to feed!
Small dogs: 1/4 tsp
Medium dogs: 1/2 tsp
Large dogs 3/4 tsp
Giant dogs: 1 tsp
I recommend slowly adding it into their food so they don't get the runs. If they refuse to eat it (like Stormy) try adding some goats milk and mixing and/or rolling it up into a little ball and make a DIY pill pocket out of their raw food. If you're using kibble (this is an awesome kibble booster btw) soak the kibble in warm water for 15 minutes and it should be a pliable texture do you can wrap it around the paste to hide it.
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and Always Keep Exploring <3