2015-10 140L JdeMontreal RGBEvery Monday since October 24, 2005, Richard Béliveau, Ph.D., publishes a column in the section Votre Vie (Your Life) in the Journal de Montréal in which he describes the latest developments on maintaining health through diet in an easy-to-read and engaging style. Thanks to the generosity of the Journal de Montréal, you can download and consult all of the columns in high resolution PDF format from our website.

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Turmeric vs Alzheimer's Disease

A pilot study performed with people affected by Alzheimer's disease found that consumption of the Indian spice turmeric greatly ameliorated the symptoms of this disease. Download this column.

Berries to Prevent Heart Attacks

The berry season, which is beginning, is a good occasion to consider the extent to which these local treasures are good for the health. One recent study found that women who regularly eat these fruits have a lower risk of heart attacks. Download this column.

When Memory Fails Following Chemotherapy

Some people who receive chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer display cognitive symptoms following the treatments. This is a phenomenon commonly known as "chemo brain". Download this column.

The Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Heart Disease

Increased consumption of red meat has long been known as a risk factor for heart disease. Surprising results which were recently published in the journal Nature Medicine suggest that this increase is due to certain intestinal bacteria which transform a molecule found in meat into a compound that is toxic for blood vessels. Download the column.

Chemotherapy: the Essential Role of the Immune System

Chemotherapeutic medications are used in the treatment of several cancers because of their ability to block the uncontrolled growth of cancer cells. One recent study has shown that the involvement of the immune system plays a crucial role in the efficacity of these treatments. Download the column.

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News Flash!

"Diet" soft drinks, which lack calories, are often presented by the industry which makes them as a healthy alternative to soft drinks which are loaded with sugar. Download this column.