Golden milk is not so golden
Here is another article on just another popular “health” fad. This article was prompted by someone sending me a link and asking about it.
“Golden milk”. This is stolen from Ayurveda, given a Western hip renaming, and then once again…. out of its context and without understanding it from what it is and why it is used, turned into a something different by “changing/bettering” it and making it a Western super health fad that is most possibly just poisoning you.
This recipe is taken from “WellnessMama.com” I am not promoting this as a recipe to follow but using it as an example of how anyone can write anything posing as an expert and sheep believe it and follow it blindly.
- 1 can of Coconut Milk plus 1 cup of water OR 3 cups of homemade coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup or to taste
- Pinch of black pepper
- Tiny piece of fresh, peeled ginger root or ¼ tsp ginger powder
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Pour into a small sauce pan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
- Drink immediately
So first off, in India, Golden milk, which is not called that in India, is taken in a small quantity. See the photo above taken today. It was probably about a 1/4 cup quantity at most. Take a look at the chai picture at the bottom of the page. Yes, these are the real quantities used in what is healthy, not a 24 oz tumbler or the 1 can of Coconut Milk plus 1 cup of water OR 3 cups of homemade coconut milk as per the recipe above, in which homemade coconut milk would be even heavier and harder to digest as it is less processed.
In Ayurveda, honey is never heated as it turns it poisonous. This is Ayurvedic as well as followed throughout India for centuries. Ayurvedic knows that the honey comes from a poisonous animal and the heating bring out the poisonous qualities in the honey. Even when honey is used in a preparation, it is put in after the preparation is cooled. Honey should never be cooked. Honey digests very very slowly if it is cooked and the molecules become a non-homogenized glue which adheres to mucous membranes and clogs the channels (srotas), producing toxins and toxicity. Uncooked (raw) honey is nectar. Cooked honey is poison.
Wanna have some golden milk that is actually healthy? Turmeric and milk and a bit of regular sugar is used in the real recipe. Have about 1/2 cup. Enjoy your longer life from not following a recipe written by anyone.
The main thing is to understand the excessive consumption here of something very cold and heavy, coconut milk. Normal milk is used in India, not coconut milk. Never putting coconut oil into regular milk like other recipes have written as well. Coconut has become a serious health fad in the West. Thats all. Just another fad. And an expensive fad as well.
Or….. you can even try an experiment yourself. Check your tongue before doing this. Then make the recipe written at the beginning of this post from Wellnessmama. The tomorrow, look in the mirror and notice the coated tongue you have created in the morning. That coating, that is what is called aama. It is toxicity. So now that you have created aama in your system, next week you can plan to do another “detox” which can also be found on Wellnessmama.
Milk is contraindicated when the individual has aama so making this health drink is actually poisoning the system more if there is aama present. So much for it being golden.
Since milk with turmeric is also taken before sleep, I invite you to do the experiment and follow the recipe at the beginning and drink this before sleep and see how your feeling in the AM as well as what your tongue looks like and how your digestion is doing????? See if you even have any appetite. You’ll wake heavier, hard to get up and without any resemblance of having any appetite for having a breakfast meal. Since most people would unconsciously just eat a breakfast anyway this spells disaster with the accumulation of undigested waste.
Be careful about what you believe as what is healthy. Health is being marketed as so many foolish things today.
The quantity of a real chai above.
Hey!!! but its “golden milk” the newest coolest Western health idea!!!!!!!!
As Ayurveda states, the purest amrit (divine nectar) is the worst poison in the hands of the ignorant.