Michael 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.
If you’re reading this, it’s because you have, or are worried about having brittle porous bones. And that’s where vanadium for bone health comes in, because a common fracture from osteoporosis will quickly rob you of the mobility that is Read on! →
You probably already know that once you hit your mid-thirties, you lose about 1% of your bone mass each year. That’s why doctors recommend calcium supplements. But in four years of medical school, doctors only get about a single afternoon’s Read on! →
Osteoporosis is a condition that most don’t think about, or try to help, until faced with it- which is almost always later in life. Usually a fracture from an innocent bump or gentle fall arouses a doctor’s suspicion- resulting in Read on! →
What difference has it made that we humans pulled a huge dietary and lifestyle switch on cattle? Cows used to graze freely and eat various types of grasses (cereals, bamboo, grassland grass etc) as well as shrubs, clover and hundreds Read on! →
Around the world weakened bones cause 8.9 million fractures per year. Osteoporosis has hit what the Surgeon General calls ‘epidemic levels’ mainly due to huge lifestyle changes that have occurred for most of us over the last few generations. Losing Read on! →
Barbara Briddle from Arizona was crushed when her doctor broke the news… …she had osteoporosis in her lower spine, and osteopenia (borderline osteoporosis) in her hip and neck. She was immediately prescribed traditional medication for her treatment. But Barbara feared Read on! →
Words come out of our mouths just from habit. We often forget the true, original meaning. Breakfast is one of those. It means to literally ‘break-the-fast’ that started the night before. Granted it’s not a long fast, but still there Read on! →
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! →