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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Migraines with bacterial origins?

A surprising observation suggests that the mouths of people who suffer from migraines possess a bacterial flora that favours the production of nitric oxide, a molecule known to trigger headaches. Download the column

Raynaud’s phenomenon: poor adaptation to the cold

Raynaud’s phenomenon is caused by excessive constriction of arteries in the extremities (fingers, feet, ears) in response to cold, which blocks the circulation of blood. A defect in metabolic adaption which is very painful, but without real danger! Download the column

Better understanding of the cognitive troubles associated with cancer

Patients who have undergone chemotherapy for treating cancer often exhibit cognitive dysfunction following treatment. According to a recent study, these cognitive problems could be a consequence of increased levels of inflammatory molecules which compromise the activity of neurons. Download the column

Healthy habits for surviving cancer

Recent studies indicate that the majority of patients who receive a diagnosis of cancer remain overweight, do not eat sufficient fruits and vegetables and are sedentary. This is an unfortunate situation, because a healthy lifestyle considerably increases the probabilities of surviving numerous types of cancers. Download the column

Carcinogenic food additives

A recent study suggests that two additives which are commonly used by the food industry, polysorbate 80 and carboxymethylcellulose, favour the development of colorectal cancer. Another good reason to cook meals for oneself in order to better control the contents of one’s plate. Download the column

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Richard Béliveau

News Flash!

Some people regularly consume vitamin supplements in hopes of reducing their risk of cancer. This can be a dangerous strategy since these supplements are completely ineffective and some of them can even increase the risk of this disease. Download this column.