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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The bacteria which protect against colon cancer

The intestinal bacteria play a very important role in maintaining good health. Ongoing research in this field has provided some extraordinary discoveries. Download this column.

Physical exercise, as effective as medication

Much more than just a simple way to stay in shape, recent research has shown that regular physical exercise turns out to be as effective as some medications for reducing mortality in people affected by certain heart diseases or diabetes. Download this column.

Why do we like alcohol so much?

The holiday times are, for some, an occasion to share a glass (or two) with family and friends. The biochemical origin of our relationship with alcohol is complex. The attraction to this toxic substance is due to our unique ability to efficiently digest it, a property inherited from our primate ancestors. Download this column.

For long, healthy life...go nuts!

Small habits can have a huge impact on your health. A simple daily handful of nuts is associated with longer lifespans and better health, according to an important study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Download this column.

Polyphenols, the longevity molecules

Some plants are truly more important than others for health, no matter what age you are. A study has shown that elderly people who regularly eat foods rich in polyphenols reduce their risk of premature death by one third. Download this column.

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News Flash!

Two important studies show that a reduction in caloric intake activates the immune system and increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy. Download the column