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.
Bone fractures are very serious to our health as we age. More than you may think. Consider that the 6-month mortality rate from hip fractures and the complications that result is 13.5%! (1) By year 2 the mortality rate from Read on! →
Osteoporosis is as dangerous as a hurricane. Fortunately, thanks to science, there are early warning systems to spot the signs for both and take action to prevent suffering. Thankfully meteorologists have learned how to spot approaching hurricanes from afar. So Read on! →
Osteporosis…err…I mean, Osteoporosis is not only one of the most challenging diseases to live with – it’s also one of the most difficult to spell! The most common ways people unsuccessfully attempt to research ‘the silent killer’: osteoporsis; osteoporisis; osteporosis; Read on! →
Since calcium is the 5th most-abundant element by mass in the earth’s crust, calcium, like salt or wheat, has historically been considered a commodity. Commodities are generally perceived by consumers as equal in quality, regardless of how they’re packaged. So Read on! →
Can The Sun Make You Slim? It’s well known that vitamin Dis important for fighting depression, strengthening bones, and boosting immunity. But if that’s not enough of a resume for one single letter, recent evidence suggests that vitamin D can Read on! →
Frailty, which is a symptom of osteoporosis, is the leading cause of death, according to Dr. Oz. It is a bigger problem than cancer and heart disease, because 25% of people who fracture a hip will die within a year Read on! →
Ever notice that teens provide some of our most useful expressions? For example “too much information!” has become a knee jerk response, crafted in the schoolyards of our nation, for when someone over shares personal stories. But if you’re like Read on! →
For as long as I can remember, most people I’ve met are divided in 2 camps on the subject of vitamin supplements. One side is certain that vitamins are unnecessary, and are modern day placebos filled with snake oil. You’ll Read on! →
If you’ve had an ongoing interest in alternative health and supplements, you’ve probably heard an expression that regularly gets thrown around – “calcium is calcium.” I’ve heard store staff say this when asked to recommend a particular product – which Read on! →
What’s The Recommend Daily Calcium Intake For Women? The Internet has no doubt made our lives easier- but with all the wisdom of the world now at our fingertips, it’s hard to keep track of all the information. For instance, Read on! →