Monica is AlgaeCal’s Communications Coordinator.
She completed her studies at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences Communication and a B.A. degree in Sociology. She also received certificates in Digital Marketing and Leadership. Monica was an elite athlete and represented Canada numerous times with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team. Monica now uses her background in athletics and health to write for AlgaeCal. In her spare time she loves to workout, practice yoga and binge on Netflix shows!
A common belief is that high-protein diets are bad for your bones. But I’m here to tell you this is simply not true. Past research indicated that high protein diets increase acid secretion and that your body neutralizes this acid Read on! →
With the Vancouver weather being beautiful, sunny and hot the past couple of weeks, the AlgaeCal team has been taking advantage of it and doing some cool summer activities. Our CEO Dean Neuls and Director of Marketing, Adam Killam are Read on! →
According to Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), proteins are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies.  These body proteins are constantly being broken down and replaced. The protein in the foods we eat is Read on! →
Today I wanted to share the story of Linda Smith, who was diagnosed with osteopenia despite living a healthy lifestyle. She was conscious of her diet, exercised regularly and was taking the best calcium supplement out there – or so Read on! →
You already know that eating a diet packed full of vitamins and minerals is good for you, but what you may not realize is that your body benefits most from receiving the right combination of nutrients. And when it comes Read on! →
The benefits of regular exercise far outweigh the excuses for not adding it to your life. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to overcome your excuses for not exercising. But when it comes to your health, excuses do more Read on! →
A new twist on the classic pesto, this pea pesto uses frozen peas and fresh mint in place of basil. The peas ‘meaty-up’ the pasta and the mint gives a fresh element to the dish. I like to play around Read on! →
At AlgaeCal we regularly hear from women and men just like you, who were living healthy, active lives until one day the were diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis. Needless to say it can come as quite a shock. That’s why Read on! →
Recent studies have shown the need for supplements in today’s diet. One reason is our farming practices – because the soil is not nutrient rich like in the past, our food isn’t either. And because of this, you are no Read on! →
Osteoporosis occurs when there is a mismatch between osteoclast and osteoblast activity. The cells that lay new bone down are called osteoblasts, and the cells responsible for resorption of bone are called osteoclasts. When the osteoclasts outperform osteoblasts, it results Read on! →