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Steve Mills

Golden milk, an interesting drink with encouraging results for my plantar fasciitis and/or fibromyalgia.

Posted Friday, December 1, 2017, at 9:54 AM
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  • Very Curious about the affect of this drink. I have written down the recipe for a similar drink made with coconut milk a couple of times and keep meaning to try it. Perhaps now I will…….

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Fri, Dec 1, 2017, at 3:22 PM
  • I like the extra flavors of coconut so i would think one substituting milk should be good.

    Again, not sure what part the milk plays in addition to flavor but I clarified with her whole, 2% or skim and she clarified whole.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Dec 1, 2017, at 3:31 PM
  • I noticed that the use of turmeric for all sorts of things has been showing up more and more in medical columns.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Sat, Dec 2, 2017, at 8:46 AM
  • One article I read said that late 2015 into 2016 started a resurgence. I can't imagine someone watching it that closely but I guess if you are dedicated to its' use.

    I have been taking the supplement for several years and still do, but something about this golden milk seems to be making a difference.

    Maybe the fresh ingredients, or heating? I will be interested to hear yay or nay about coconut milk as a replacement for whole milk.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Dec 2, 2017, at 11:58 AM
  • Made it today from one of many recipes available online and will try to follow up every day until I have an opinion about it's worth in my never-ending search to combat my arthritic pain and inflammation ….

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Sun, Dec 3, 2017, at 12:41 AM
  • Great! Did you use coconut milk? How did it taste?

    Something is improving my mood a little as well although I don't recall that being one of the benefits.

    Maybe my mood improved because I fixed a broken lawnmower that has been down since late September, or bush-hogged the back field that has been two years since it was last done. ;-/

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Dec 3, 2017, at 6:18 AM
  • Yes, Steve, I did use all coconut milk but diluted with water. The other ingredients were : fresh and ground turmeric and ginger, peppercorns, cinnamon sticks,and a bit of honey and coconut oil. I did not use the garlic as you did. My recipe did not call for it and I eat so much garlic that I am probably topped off in that department. I tasted it and then added a couple drops of vanilla as directed by one of the recipes and in retrospect I could enjoy it either way. A shake of cinnamon on top and voila. The batch made enough for two servings and so as I watch CBS Sunday Morning I will enjoy the second.

    Now that I have finally made it I will search for the Paleo Diet Golden Milk recipe to compare and will alert you about any changes. I don't have a back field that needs bush-hogging but some weed whacking is probably a good idea.

    Stay warm we have a dip coming…….

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Sun, Dec 3, 2017, at 7:30 AM
  • Already found it…. I am going to add some cayenne pepper just like I do to hot chocolate.

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Sun, Dec 3, 2017, at 7:36 AM
  • I see that dip. The long drawn out freezes get me most. Have to get the heat system for our cats watering bowls set up or they will all have frozen bowls.

    They drink about 1.5 gallons a day out there. Warm months are fine by spreading milk jugs all over but winter condenses the spots and requires more attention.

    I had not even thought about vanilla. I will put it on the counter to remind me later this morning.

    Just saw the cayenne pepper. Yikes! Maybe for the garlic version but the others would lose their warm fuzzy.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Dec 3, 2017, at 8:00 AM
  • The cayenne add a layered spiciness and is so good for you. You would be surprised what just a small amount adds to the taste…..As far as the vanilla. Keep a VERY light touch….

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Sun, Dec 3, 2017, at 9:32 AM
  • Steve, there are many devices to heat water for my horses during freezing weather. Maybe you can look them up on the computer and there would be a way to keep the cats water warm too. It makes it a lot easier for me! Just put them in and plug it in, and so much less work! HP

    -- Posted by horsepoopperson on Sun, Dec 3, 2017, at 7:15 PM
  • I used to use annokd waterbed heater but had to use such a big container that it did not fit in. I keep four smaller bowls by placing a droplight in a plastic crate then putting the bowl on top.

    In single digit weather I lose the battle a few hours early in the morning but they don't drink as much in the winter. During summer the ones outside drink 1.5 to 2 gallons a day.

    Hmmm, come to think of it one or two large ones might be better.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Dec 3, 2017, at 8:02 PM
  • Many years ago I bought a heated dog's water bowl for my cats; I think that it holds a half-gallon. Still got it and it still works; I'm down from 21 to 1 (Mike Underfoot), though.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Mon, Dec 4, 2017, at 8:11 AM
  • Yeh, a heated dog bowl might be big enough to keep from watering more than twice a day. I will put my personal shopper on it. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Dec 4, 2017, at 12:47 PM
  • I was slight off; it is 96 oz. or 3/4 gallon. The heating element is 25 watts and is built into the bowl. I put it on a piece of foam insulation to keep it off the concrete floor. I think it bowl diameter is about 12". The cord is wrapped in a wire spiral. I bought it, I think, in early 2010; don't remember what I paid.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Thu, Dec 7, 2017, at 2:08 PM
  • Update: Tractor Supply has a 6-qt one (This might be too tall for cats.) with a 12" bowl and 65 watts. $ 20.00. The K&H, like I've got, is about $17 on Chewy.com and Amazon.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Thu, Dec 7, 2017, at 2:18 PM
  • Bought two from Tractor Supply. I put a large rock in the center to give foothold in case a young kitten gets in it.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 7, 2017, at 6:06 PM
  • Thanks Tyger

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Dec 7, 2017, at 6:09 PM
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