Prevention Column

Richard Béliveau’s prevention columns are published by the Journal de Montreal who has authorized us to make them available on this website.

Drugs that take the brain hostage

People addicted to drugs like opioids become obsessed with using these drugs, often even to the detriment of basic physiological needs like eating enough. According to one study, this influence is caused by a hijacking of the brain’s biochemical reward system which makes the consumption of this type of drug more rewarding than that normally associated with the satisfaction of physiological needs. Download the column

3-Jun-2024|Tags: , , |

Cavemen loved plants!

We often imagine our Stone Age ancestors as big meat eaters, subsisting mainly on the products of hunting. A recent study, however, shows that the menu of prehistoric men was much more varied than previously believed and that a high proportion of their calories came from foods of plant origin, far from the established clichés. Download the column

27-May-2024|Tags: , , , |

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