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.
Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is made up of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus. Magnesium is one of a select few minerals that make up the remaining 1%. It may seem insignificant, especially when Read on! →
Joint health, optimal hormones, inflammation, energy, libido, clean kidneys, strong bones, etc… Boron, a semi metal, (meaning it has similarities with metals and non-metals) that is #5 on the periodic table, is not a well known star mineral, but still Read on! →
Everyone knows the Holidays can be hard on your wallet and your waistline. Unfortunately that’s not where it ends. For many reasons, the festive season can be hard on your bones too. Or to be more accurate, the Holidays can Read on! →
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! →