If you’re interested in healthy natural remedies for your dogs and cats then chances are you’ve heard about Golden Paste lately. That is because of its natural health benefits, not only for us but also for our pets.
It is water soluble meaning that it needs to be carried by a fat which is why coconut oil is often used although you can also use extra virgin olive oil or flax seed oil instead if your dog is sensitive to coconut.
Can I add cinnamon to turmeric when making Golden Paste for my dog and what are the benefits?
Ceylon Cinnamon has numerous health benefits, it contains a compound called “Cinnamaldehyde”, which is known to be a powerful anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and a fungicide.
It can stop or inhibit the growth of bacteria so is good for oral health, fighting against gum disease. It is an anti-fungal and is also anti-inflammatory. It is good for heart health since it reduces LDL and promotes HDL. It helps to control blood sugar levels and helps with degenerative diseases. It has also been helpful in fighting and preventing cancerous growths and tumours.
Cassia Cinnamon contains a compound called “Coumarin”, which has been connected to liver disease in several studies and so we need to use caution in choosing the right variety of cinnamon. Not all cinnamon is the same. Cassia cinnamon has a much higher percentage of Coumarin so “Ceylon Cinnamon” is the only variety to use.
When Ceylon cinnamon and turmeric are taken together they significantly boost the health benefits and properties of the other. It can take a bit of time to get used to the taste so you can hide it or mix it in with other tasty foods for a while.
It is super easy and so quick to make this tumour fighting golden paste for your dogs!
Get out a fry pan and add the water over a low heat and warm it up slightly. Add the turmeric powder to the pan and slowly mix together until it forms a paste, cook over a low heat for approximately 7 minutes.
If the mixture is too watery you can add more turmeric powder or if too dry you can add extra water. Turn the stove off and allow it to cool slightly.
Add the oil, freshly ground black peppercorns (must be ground right before adding to the mixture) and Ceylon cinnamon and mix well.
Cool the mixture and pour into a glass jar with a lid and store in the fridge. Use within 2-3 weeks or freeze some of it to use later. Can be frozen for 2 months in fridge freezer or for 4 months in a deep freezer.
Add to meals morning and night for best results or if you feed once a day then just add it to that meal but the results will be better if fed twice per day since it only stays in the body for approximately 6 hours. 1/4 tsp twice daily is probably enough for most small to medium sized dogs but you can start with a small dosage of 1/4 teaspoon for small to medium dogs and 1/2 tsp for larger dogs and gradually build up the amount slowly until you see the benefits.
• CATS AND TINY DOGS: Start with1/8 tsp
One of my senior dogs who has arthritis in his neck and shoulder didn't show any improvement until I increased his dose of Golden Paste to twice a day and then he began running around again and doesn't have difficulty getting up and down off the couch anymore. I'm also using it for atopic dermatitis on another one of my dogs and it has completely cleared her skin up! It is also great for improving eye health. I totally recommend trying it out!
Written by Helen at Curly Tails Bowen For Pets
Curly Tails Bowen Therapy - www.curlytailsbowen.com.au
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