About Dr. Andrée G. Roberge, Ph.D.
She completed her Ph. D. at the University of Laval's School of Medicine and did her post doctor training at McGill University in neurochemistry working on the chemical messenger: serotonin.
In 1972, she was involved in the Neuro Biology Research Center and as a Scholar of the Medical Research Council of Canada, she started research activities on Parkinson's disease.
DR. A. G. ROBERGE, PH.D. RESEARCH FINDINGS
As the past manager of the Neuro chemistry Laboratory at the University of Laval and the past general manager at the Armand-Frappier Institute in Montreal, Dr. A. G. Roberge, Ph.D. has conducted years of government and public funded research in the field of neurochemistry.
Her research produced the following results :
THE BRAIN IS HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO ITS NUTRITIONAL ENVIRONMENT
It is commonly known that the brain is like a computer - it receives, integrates, programs and transmits all sensory-motor information.
We also know that it manages all physiological and psycho-affective behavior. Many studies have demonstrated the importance of nutrition during children's physical growth and mental development.
We have begun to realize that the developed brain is highly susceptible to its nutritional environment.
For example, although still in its preliminary stages, a role for nutrition is currently being developed in the causes and treatments, choice of food, and the chemical components of food in treatment of neurological and psychiatric behavior.
It is now known that the activity of neurons is influences by different rhythms (circadian, monthly and seasonal) and by factors such as meal times, Choice of food, and the chemical components of food.
Not surprisingly, nutrients can be instrumental in determining: physiological behavior, the organism's capacity to adapt to different environmental situations, hunger, and satiety.
Dr. Andrée G. Roberge, Ph.D.