It’s that time of year when the leaves are turning various shades of golden and I don’t know about you I require something warming coursing through my blood stream.

If at no other time of the year, this is the time for me to make and take some golden paste (GP). It’s golden in colour and warming for the body as we head into winter.

I came across this paste several years ago and I am thankful to ‘The Turmeric Users Group’ on Facebook – ( – where I discovered the recipe for this paste. If you have any questions about this, I suggest checking out the Facebook group.

Add into the mix that we now have our lovely 2 year old rescue dog paste has on animals and it became a no-brainer to share with you.  Jessie, who is a golden colour, and the long term health benefits that this paste has on animals and it became a no-brainer to share with you.

Dr Doug English’s Recipe


   •    1/2 cup (125 mls/60gms) turmeric powder

   •    1 cup water (250 mls) PLUS 1 cup water in reserve, if needed

   •    1/3 cup (70 mls) Raw/Cold Pressed/Unrefined Coconut/Flaxseed-Linseed Oil, Virgin/Extra Virgin Olive Oil

   •    2-3 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper


Place turmeric and water in pan, stirring over gentle heat until you have a thick paste. This should take about 7-10 minutes and you may need to add additional water along the way.

Add the freshly ground pepper and oil AT THE END of cooking. Stir well (a whisk is ideal) to incorporate the oil and allow to cool.

Omit pepper if you cannot tolerate it. The absorption of turmeric will still be improved by cooking the paste AND by the inclusion of oil, BUT remember it will be less effective without the pepper.

The Golden Paste will keep for 2 weeks, refrigerated

Freeze a portion if you think you have too much to use within two weeks. I freeze in portion sized blobs on a tray and once frozen pop the blobs into a freezer safe container.

I add GP to smoothies, stir it into yogurt, add it to my dinner plate as a condiment, make a turmeric hot milk and add GP to that … AND not forgetting our pet’s dinner plate. Jessie has her portions spread on her licky mats along with dog friendly peanut butter. Yum.

Take – One quarter teaspoon paste, 2-3 times a day.


Turmeric has been used for over 3000 years in India and is a food spice that has long been proven very safe.

Turmeric has long been recognized for its anti-inflammatory properties and recent research has revealed that turmeric can be beneficial for a wide range of health conditions.

The main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, but turmeric has other active ingredients as well, some of which are currently being investigated for their medicinal value.

The following benefits are ones that Dr Doug English (Veterinarian), who has successfully been using turmeric on himself and to treat animals in his care, has complied from his observations.

In the ‘Turmeric Uses Group you will also find many testimonials repeatedly backing up these observations and claims.

Doug English also believes that Turmeric can be used to replace, or reduce the dose of hard drugs like Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) and cortisones.

6 Reasons to add turmeric to yours and your pet’s life …

1.    Skin Health

Can help in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions and speed up wound healing.

2.    Arthritis

Alleviates pain and movement constriction in arthritic humans, horses, dogs and cats.

3.    Immunity

Builds up resistance to infection and speeds up curative effects of medicine, and noticeably shortens virus activity.

4.    Cancer

Lots of evidence in published literature of positive effects of turmeric on various types of cancer cells.

5.    Dementia

Decreases amyloid plaque (an abnormal protein) in human brains. Also works well in improving the activity level and socialisation in old dogs.

6.    Liver Detoxifier

Increases the levels of glutathione (a major anti-oxidant and conjugating agent) in the liver which is used to detoxify and eliminate harmful compounds.

This is easy to make and easy to store for future use.

Would your body like to have some of this on a regular basis?

What about your pet? Our lovely dog, Jessie, positively bounces up and down when she knows her licky mat is being prepared for her.

With ease and turmeric

Denise xxx