Tell the truth, and provide details if they’re requested. This could be an opportunity to educate one more doctor or vet. But remember that turmeric is justifiably regarded in many circles as yet another fad. Medical professionals are rightly suspicious of the exaggerated claims they see online. Don’t make your situation more difficult by contributing to those. Just provide the facts.
One last caution: don’t argue about curcumin supplements. If the doctor says “You need to take a capsule to get enough curcumin,” or something similar, just smile and say you’re happy with what you’re doing. You may have an opportunity later on to explain why curcumin extracts are usually not preferred. This isn’t the point to get into an argument. You’re trying to determine medication interactions, not convince the doctor about golden paste.
If the doctor says categorically that you may not have golden paste along with your medication(s), ask why. Don't be confrontational about it; just ask nicely for an explanation. It may be that the doctor reacted to the word 'turmeric' without really listening to your explanation of how you're consuming it. On the other hand, the doctor may have a very good reason for refusing you. Use the refusal as a chance to learn. If you're in the Turmeric User Group, please come back and tell us what the doctor said. We want to hear real-world experiences with golden paste from medical professionals, even if the experience was negative.
Finally, considering printing out our Information for Medical Professionals to take with you to the appointment, or to give the doctor if he or she requests more information.