Tips & Advice

May 31, 2019
By Michèle Sirois, host of the Ère Libre show on MAtv and collaborator at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (geriatric institute)   For many years, oral health was not considered part of our overall health. It’s undoubtedly why Quebec’s health insurance plan still doesn’t cover dental care. And yet, it’s so important!  ... Read More
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April 24, 2019
By Michèle Sirois, collaborator at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (geriatric institute) and host of the Ère Libre show on MAtv.   Science confirmed a few years ago that aging brains continue to have strong capabilities. But you have to use it in order not to lose it. Can video games be one... Read More
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April 5, 2019
By Michèle Sirois, collaborator at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (geriatric institute) and host of the Ère Libre show on MAtv   No one likes thinking about the end of their life or being incapacitated due to an illness or accident. While we can’t control what tomorrow will bring, in Quebec, there are... Read More
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March 1, 2019
By Michèle Sirois, collaborator at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and presenter at Ère Libre, MAtv   Are you afraid of falling? Do frozen sidewalks, snow-covered stairs and poorly lit places make you afraid of slipping and fracturing a limb? Well, you’re not alone. Even if everyone falls sometimes – children, adults and... Read More
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February 21, 2019
By Michèle Sirois, collaborator at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (geriatric institute) and host of the Ère Libre show on MAtv   In Quebec, approximately 25% of people age 60 and older suffer from varying degrees of anxiety.   Good or bad stress? What do cholesterol and stress have in common? Like cholesterol,... Read More
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February 13, 2019
By Anne-Marie Gagné Dt.P dietician/nutritionist for our partner, Service Alimentaire Gordon   Legumes and sweets: these are two words that don’t seem to belong together. However, this is a real culinary trend to enhance the nutritional value of some desserts while maintaining the concepts of pleasure and good taste. Also known as “pulses,” the legumes,... Read More
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January 3, 2019
By Anne-Marie Gagné, PDt Dietitian/Nutritionist for our partner, Gordon Food Service   In recent years, extensive research has focused on the gastrointestinal microbiota, a term designating the community of microorganisms that inhabits the human intestine. Also referred to as gut flora or the microbiome, this ecosystem contains the hundreds of trillions of bacteria—belonging to approximately... Read More
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December 17, 2018
Article adapted from Gordon Food Service's website, Le Groupe Maurice's partner.   A healthier take on holiday classics makes for a very merry season, no matter how your healthcare community chooses to celebrate. Making spirits bright is a big part of the holiday season, and nothing can beat comfort-food classics for flavour, enjoyment and nourishment.... Read More
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October 25, 2018
Article adapted from Gordon Food Service's website, Le Groupe Maurice's partner. Omega-3 fatty acids are an essential type of fat that has been found to have many different health benefits. The human body only makes small amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids – therefore, we glean them from the plants and animals in our diet.  The... Read More
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September 20, 2018
Articles by Anne-Marie Gagné PDt, Dietitian/Nutritionist for Gordon Food Service, main food supplier of Le Groupe Maurice.   In Quebec, 830,000 people live with diabetes and nearly 250,000 do not know it. Worrying statistics show that these numbers are increasing. Type 2 diabetes, where the cells in the pancreas don’t produce enough insulin or the insulin... Read More
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July 17, 2018
Article adapted from Gordon Food Service's website, Le Groupe Maurice's partner. What is a power food? This term refers to very nutritious foods that will contribute to your well-being. Whether it's to protect you from chronic diseases, improve your heart health or give you more energy, these 10 superfoods should be on any healthy diet.... Read More
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