Summer Quinoa Salad

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

Quinoa is one of my favourite grains.  It is a complete protein, low glycemic, high in fibre and makes a great breakfast, lunch and dinner!  Here’s my staple summer quinoa salad recipe.  Every time I make it it’s different so feel free to play around with the ingredients.  You really can’t go wrong.  🙂 Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa 1 …

A Naturopathic Doctor’s Wedding Prep Survival Guide

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

I am one month away from my wedding day!  Amidst the never ending list of things to do I have been trying to prioritize a few healthy routines to help get me ready for the big day.  Here are my top healthy wedding prep tips. Sin Smartly! The events and activities leading up to your wedding day can be full …

The #1 Diet change you can make to improve your health today! 

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

  A new study sheds light and credibility on non-celiac gluten sensitivity.  I have been a promoter of the gluten free diet for years, having experienced the benefits of going gluten free myself, along with seeing positive outcomes in the health of my patients who go gluten free. In the recent study, published in the journal “Gut”, researchers explain how …

Kale Crunch Salad

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

Kale is one of our favourite greens for salads and smoothies.  But don’t forget to gently massage the leaves to remove the bitterness 😉 Ingredients: For the dressing: 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup, or to taste 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 …

Intravenous Nutrient Infusions: Not just a hangover cure

Melissa Bingeman Uncategorised

  The many benefits of intravenous nutrient therapy starts with flooding the body with therapeutic doses of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and antioxidants for the purpose of achieving high intracellular tissue concentration1   Why choose nutrient infusions over supplements or diet?  Certain medical conditions (especially when the digestive system is compromised), can lead to chronic vitamin deficiencies.  For example, celiac disease, hypothyroidism, …