Mike is AlgaeCal’s Editor in Chief, and was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is responsible for most of AlgaeCal’s writing material such as blog posts, and you might recognize his face from the AlgaeCal newsletters as well.
Outside of work, Mike pursues both sporting and creative pursuits. He enjoys beach volleyball, cycling hockey, baseball and snowboarding, but also uses digital technology to compose his own music; merging and stacking layers of instruments and vocals, one-by-one, to make a full band sound.
There is a curious phrase “the calcium paradox” that has been making the rounds in health circles, in regards to osteoporosis. The paradox refers to the fact that westerners consume the most calcium, yet suffer from the highest rates of Read on! →
It must be tough living in the shadow of a giant – but that is what magnesium does every day. The need for calcium has been drummed into us since childhood, but almost to the exclusion of magnesium. The result Read on! →
Chronic inflammation is one of the contributing factors of many serious illnesses, including: heart disease, many cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. Stress, lack of exercise, genetics, and exposure to toxins all contribute to chronic inflammation. But today we’ll discuss what is Read on! →
Should you be concerned about the radiation from DEXA machines that screen for osteoporosis? It does sound worrisome, especially when you consider that the “D” in DEXA stands for “dual” xrays. Do they pose double the risk of the already Read on! →
Did you know the FDA banned aspartame twice – due to it causing brain tumors. Yet somehow it is still for sale?! The appeal of it, despite the risks is its low caloric content. Being approximately 60 to 220 times Read on! →
Picture a classroom full of students taking the same course. Also, imagine if you can that they all have perfect attendance during the year. What is the chance that they will get the exact same score, come exam time? Very Read on! →
Don’t bring sand to the beach. It’s wise advice we’ve all heard cautioning against our redundant tendencies. And the debate of what is redundant, or wasteful, overlaps into health issues. At AlgaeCal we get asked “I’m taking a multi – Read on! →
It took more than huge ships, the north star and a lot of courage for Europeans to reach the New World hundreds of years ago. It also required a lot of vitamin C – in the form of limes, that Read on! →
Have you been hearing the term ‘wheat belly’? Dr. Oz, among others talked about it during a January episode of his show as he couldn’t ignore this new phenomenon any longer. American cardiologist William Davis’ best-selling 2011 book Wheat Belly, Read on! →
Have you, or someone you know had a DEXA (or Ultrasound) test to assess your bone density? If yes I’m going to guess that your results were less than clear. That’s because you were given a T or a Z Read on! →