A new month, a new load of experiments to try and improve my symptoms for Fibromyalgia and low level inflammation. This month is Golden Paste, which is made from Turmeric.
I used this recipe, with olive oil rather than coconut oil as I don’t like coconut. After tasting it I’m not sure coconut would make the taste much worse to be honest BUT I’ve put it in my daily smoothie and you wouldn’t know it was there. Hooray!
But when I up the dose to twice a day I will need new ideas to hide the taste. What do you add your golden paste to? Or do you just get used to the taste?
The other thing I learnt is, although the yield of Golden Paste from the above recipe is pretty substantial and will probably last me months and months (you can freeze what you don’t need straight away), it wasn’t really sensible for me to make it myself. All that stirring and pepper grinding (I gave up and used pre ground pepper after not very long) really set off my shoulder pain and was super exhausting. But, I’ve found a company in the UK you can buy 100ml from for £2 plus postage ready made. Think I shall be doing this next time to save on precious spoons.
Any tips on using this would be great. I’m starting at 1/4 teaspoon once daily for a week and then going to twice daily. I’d love to hear other people’s experiences of it too.
(And her Pen)
UPDATE: So my pain levels have not improved on the paste, but a number of other things have. My GFR has gone up into healthy levels since taking it, so it’s helping my liver but I haven’t had my inflammation levels checked BUT I’ve found out I have endometriosis since and a doc has told me most of my other pain is nerve pain, so the anti-inflammatory effect may not directly affect it. But it’s helped my digestion (start slow if you do it does need a little getting used to by your stomach) and I think helped clear up my back acne, but that one could have been a number of things.