Toby is the fifteen year old beloved dog of my parents. He’s known for chasing squirrels up a tree, practically being able to outrun a rabbit and fetching a Frisbee with the best of them. He’s been pretty healthy most of his life but as we all age we begin to have more health problems. Last winter Toby began to limp quite a bit which quickly turned into barely being able to walk at all. He started spending more time in his bed and could barely put his back legs down on the ground. This was heartbreaking for my parents. Anyone that has ever had a pet knows that they can quickly become a part of the family. After going to the vet several times and being evaluated it was determined that he had arthritis and prescribed pain pills and prednisone. We saw very little improvement in Toby’s condition and he continued to decline.
I came across a fascinating facebook page that had a huge number of followers and investigated what all of the talk was about. It seems that a vet named Doug English developed a particular “golden paste” recipe that he treated a lot of his animal patients with and had wonderful results. We got the recipe and tried it out on Toby. It was nothing short of miraculous! Within a couple of weeks Toby was back to his old self! He could run and jump again as if nothing ever happened! He’s off of all of the pain medicine and prednisone and only taking the paste now.
What’s in it?
The paste contains three main ingredients. The star of the show is turmeric. It contains a substance called Curcumin which is fantastic for the body. It reduces inflammation and mobility in arthritis patients whether they be human or animals. It also helps support those with cancer and autoimmune disease as well. It helps detoxify the liver and also improves skin conditions and aides with wound healing. It is very important to obtain the right turmeric. If you obtain some off of a bargain shelf it may not contain the adequate amount of curcumin and you would not have the benefits that you are seeking.
The next ingredient is oil. It’s best to consume the golden paste as a food rather then a pill form. Dr. English recommends this so the curcumin is easily absorbed by the body. He recommends only COLD PRESSED oils such as coconut oil or olive oil. He also says linseed oil can be used as well.
The third ingredient is freshly ground course black pepper. Black pepper contains piperine which slows the digestion of the turmeric in the stomach so the curcumin has time to enter the bloodstream to work.
These three ingredients come together in a fantastic recipe that can be used on various animal species and humans for some great inflammatory results! Here is how we made our golden paste.
What you need:
1/2 cup turmeric powder
1 cup water
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground course black pepper
What you do:
Put turmeric and water in pan, stir over gentle heat until you have a thick paste approximately 7-10 minutes. You might need additional water.
Add pepper and oil at the end of cooking. Stir in well.
Allow to cool and store in sterile jar in refrigerator for 2 weeks. May also store in freezer.
For humans here are the general guidelines for dosages.
For dogs here are the guidelines. Toby is taking 1/4 tsp three times a day.
Thanks goes to Dr. English for giving Toby his groove back! If you would like to learn more about this life changing recipe he has a fantastic website set up full of info and success stories.