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Welcome to UC Davis Integrative Medicine. Our blog is jam-packed with information on everything from nutrition and plant-based diets to exercise and stress management so that you can live a healthier, happier life

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Why Energy Density Is So Important

Why Energy Density Is So Important

Maintaining a healthy weight may protect us from chronic disease and lengthen our lives.

And for decades, we have been taught that counting calories is the best way to control our weight and improve our health. (more…)

Operation Santa Paws

Operation Santa Paws

Giving the Gift of Love Back to Our Animal Friends

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
~Anatole France

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The 5 Phases of the Plant-Based Journey

The 5 Phases of the Plant-Based Journey

A complete transition to a whole food plant-based diet rarely happens overnight.

After 10 years of eating plant-based and educating thousands about this topic, I have noticed that there are five stages that people often go through as they move into their plant-based lifestyle. (more…)

How to Build the Perfect Salad

How to Build the Perfect Salad

When most people think ‘salad,’ they imagine throwing together a few lettuce leaves, a couple of tomatoes and maybe a carrot.

But a salad can (and should) be much more!

Prepared properly, a salad can be a healthful start to your meal, or it may be the entire meal itself.

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Shining a Spotlight on Men’s Health

Shining a Spotlight on Men’s Health

Today we would like to take a moment to talk about men’s health.

This is because November is Movember Month, a charity-based event with the goal of ‘shining a spotlight’ on men’s health issues.

Movember is not a typo; it is simply a combination of the word mo (a diminutive word for moustache) and November.

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