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12.03.2016

Golden Milk: A Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Drink


Have you heard of golden milk? Well, if you haven’t, it is this wonderfully delicious and healing beverage, filled with tasty ingredients that are antioxidant, tonifying, anti-inflammatory, and immune boosting. Golden milk features several superfoods, but the main star is turmeric, which is what gives this drink its beautiful, rich, and vibrant yellow color.


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Turmeric’s main constituent is curcumin, which is a deeply powerful anti-inflammatory. With that said, you can imagine what this drink good be for! Since it is an anti-inflammatory, this drink can be used medicinally to help treat various autoimmune conditions (psoriasis, arthritis, and lupus for example). This drink can help decrease chronic pain, treat allergies, and help induce a balanced non-inflammatory state, which is the basic foundation for health!

Recipe: 1 serving
1 hot cup almond, soy, coconut, rice, or hemp milk (or any milk of your choice)
1 Tbsp turmeric- contains curcumin, as stated above
1 tsp coconut oil- Coconut oil is an anti-inflammatory due to its very high contact of EPA and DHA. Coconut oil also contains a high amount of polyphenols, which are rich anti-oxidants
Dash of cinnamon- Cinnamon is great for the gut, as it relieves gas and bloating. It is also a digestive stimulant, and since the gut helps us with our immunity, cinnamon doubles up as an immune booster.
Dash of black pepper-Black pepper is more than just a kitchen staple for simple seasoning. Black pepper, like honey, is also a digestive stimulant and carminative, so it will amplify the gut healing and immunity boosting actions.
Dash of star anise- This is a great herb, not only for its powerful flavor, but for its medicinal actions as well. Star anise is a great anti-microbial and anti-oxidant. It is very tonifying and nourishing, from a Chinese medicine perspective as well.
Honey (to your desired sweetness)- Honey is a wonderful anti-microbial, so it will help boost your immunity
Few drops of vanilla essence (optional, for flavor)

Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend!

You can treat yourself to this drink as often as you’d like. Added to a healthy regimen that we can custom create together, this drink will be a really nice addition to your health regime.

Let me know how you like this recipe below!


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*Medical Disclaimer: The author of this blog will be a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist as of June 2017. At this time, she is NOT a licensed health practitioner, so please don't take this as medical advice, until that time.

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