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.
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! →
What 12 letter word is used to describe something that can silently cause you to fracture a bone without warning, from a small bump or fall? Hint: it’s not ‘piggybacking’ It’s ‘osteoporosis’ – and it is often called ‘the silent Read on! →
Have you heard the term “off label use” in passing, or in the news or from a friend? It refers to medications your doctor may be prescribing to you that have not necessarily been studied for that particular condition or Read on! →
Do you know many people are fooled into thinking they are eating healthier than they are? And while doing so they are paying more than they should. Because – due to unregulated health claims on labels, lots of food labels Read on! →
Osteoporosis sneaks up, usually without warning. Typically people don’t know they have it – until they suffer a fracture from a small fall or bump, which prompts the doctor to test their bones. Osteoporotic fractures are often of the hip, Read on! →
There seems to be an accepted prevailing attitude that disease is something that just happens to you. That it is a random, luck-of-the-draw kind of thing we are struck with, just by complete chance. However, more and more research is Read on! →
A new study by a team of international scientists has discovered that your skeleton is not simply an inert calcified structure, but plays a crucial role in controlling weight gain, energy balance and sugar metabolism. (1) These findings indicate that Read on! →
Epilepsy affects 65 million people worldwide. The most commonly used antiepileptic drugs (AED) to treat epilepsy have varying success rates; some as low as 50%.(1) On top of that, evidence(2) has emerged that antiepileptic drugs increase fracture risk – irrespective Read on! →
It’s well known that the vitamin C in limes helped the British finally get around debilitating scurvy that decimated their Navy on long voyages. The sailors were short on collagen, as Vitamin C is necessary for the production of it; Read on! →
Due to an explosion of information, it sometimes takes longer to sift and find pertinent data than it does to read it! Google estimates that since 2004 we have created as much new information as humans ever created – from Read on! →