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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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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

We are here today to honor International Hot and Spicy Food Day, which is celebrated around the world on January 16th.

Eating ‘hot’ is not new; people have been using spicy seasonings since 7500 BC when chili peppers were first domesticated in Mexico. (more…)

Why Beans Are the Best

Why Beans Are the Best

It is National Bean Day, a time to celebrate beans in all their sizes, shapes, and colors.

Green, red, black, lima, and soy are just a few examples of the types of beans we can salute on this special holiday. (more…)

The Magic of Maple Syrup

The Magic of Maple Syrup

December 17th is National Maple Syrup Day!

This legendary sweet treat that hails from North America has long been associated with breakfast foods like pancakes, but it can easily be wed with fruits and vegetables to create a wide variety of other sensational dishes.

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The Calming Comfort of Cocoa

The Calming Comfort of Cocoa

December 13th is coming up…which means it is almost time to celebrate National Cocoa Day!

One of the world’s favorite cozy cold-weather drinks, cocoa is a mysterious and exotic rainforest food from ancient Maya. (more…)

Observing World Wildlife Conservation Day

Observing World Wildlife Conservation Day

Honored on December 4th, World Wildlife Conservation Day is a time to raise awareness about wildlife poaching and trafficking.

This dramatic problem requires action by everyone (citizens, activists, corporations and governments) if we wish to end the illegal trade of wildlife. (more…)

The Greatness of Gratitude

The Greatness of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.”
~
Melody Beattie

Thanksgiving is coming up—one of the most beautiful days of the year! (more…)

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