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.
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! →
A study titled “Vitamin K Deficiency Linked to Knee Osteoarthritis” is adding further strength to the exciting research showing vitamin K does much more than strengthen your bones. The results indicate it also protects against knee osteoarthritis and knee cartilage Read on! →
Menopause is the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. It is the time life when the ovaries cease to function. It doesn’t happen overnight; the onset is a gradual process. It usually begins at 51 years on average, but Read on! →
Most of us think of our bones similarly to the structure of a building – strong, invisible, rugged, durable; designed to last without maintenance. This is only partially true. The reality is that your skeleton needs upkeep, and is Read on! →