Every 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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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
The stunning carcinogenic power of tobacco smoke
An important study in the prestigious journal Science showed that daily smoking a pack of cigarettes caused the appearance of hundreds of mutations in each of the lung cells every year. Download the column
An important recent study involving more than 600,000 subjects has shown that the consumption of carbonated drinks each year is directly responsible for 184,000 annual deaths worldwide, a consequence of increased levels of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain forms of cancer associated with these drinks. Dowload this column