From Dr. Kristen Harpell, ND, High Point Wellness Centre

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp mustard

½ tsp turmeric

¼ tsp cumin

Juice of half a lemon (or 1-2tbsp)

Salt, Pepper, and Honey to taste

 

Golden Milk

1 cup full fat coconut, almond, or cow’s milk

1 tbsp turmeric

½ tsp ground cinnamon

¼ tsp ground black pepper

1 tbsp grated fresh ginger (or 1/8 – ¼ tsp dried ground ginger)

1-2 tbsp raw/unpasteurized honey

  • Put all ingredients except the honey into a sauce pan and heat on med/low for 5 min. The liquid should be bubbling slightly. Take off heat, stir in honey to taste.

 

 

Health Information on Tumeric:

Curcuma longa (turmeric) is a root found in the ginger family and is most commonly ground into a spice used in curry recipes.

What does it do?

Turmeric, and more specifically one of the main active ingredients curcuma, is a very powerful anti-inflammatory. When used at therapeutic doses it is also anti-platelet (thins the blood and prevents clots) and hypolipidemic (lowers cholesterol).

 

What can I use this for?

For its anti-inflammatory effects it can be used both topically and internally for conditions such as arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis – basically any inflammation of a joint. It can also be used for other inflammatory conditions such as eczema, asthma, allergies, Multiple Sclerosis and many more.

Due to the anti-platelet and hypolipidemic effects it can be used to help lower cholesterol and help treat Cardiovascular disease.

 

How can I use it?

One very simple way to start using turmeric in your daily living is to start using it as a kitchen spice. While used in curry’s, it isn’t a “hot/spicy” spice, and has more a rich earthy taste. It can easily be added to soups and stews, stir frys and more with very little change in the overall taste of your dish. See the back for a salad dressing recipe!

 

You can also make a traditional drink called Golden Milk or Haldi Milk and drink it daily for a little warmth and the many health effects!

A poultice (topical wrapping) can also be made using turmeric when your joint pain is flaring up and bothering you. Fair warning though – turmeric has a very strong yellow colour that will stain your skin for a few days!