Andy DeSantis RD MPH

Andy DeSantis RD MPH

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Andy is a Toronto-based private practice dietitian and nutrition writer/blogger. He also holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition from the University of Toronto. If you are interested in learning more about Andy and his services, or you’d like to read more of this nutrition content, you can do so at AndyTheRD.com

Articles By This Author

What To Look For In A Pressure Washer
If you haven’t had the pleasure of using one yet, you should know that pressure washers simplify even the most challenging outdoor cleaning projects. They save you time, and water while also giving you professional cleaning results at a fraction of the cost of hiring a pro. With fall (unfortunately) around the corner, GTA residents may be turning their minds towards season-end clean up endeavours, making now the ideal time to take consider investing in a pressure washer. (more…)
- August 15, 2017

Do Low Carb Diets Make Sense For Busy Parents?
Being a parent isn’t easy, especially once the school year rolls around. As a dietitian, I appreciate that the kids come first and your own wellbeing tends to take a back seat. That often ends up meaning that your food choices suffer and the calories and extra weight may start to rack up. If you have found yourself in this boat, know that you aren’t alone. (more…)
- August 14, 2017

The Ultimate Back To School Food Guide
As much as it pains me to say it, summer is winding down and it is finally time to start seriously thinking about back to school nutrition. Now, I know you have a million and one things to think about before September arrives, but as a dietitian I am sincerely hoping that the nourishment of your kids is near the top of that list. Don’t feel bad if it isn’t though, that is what I am here for after all. (more…)
- August 3, 2017

What Is The Healthiest Way To Cook Vegetables?
Vegetables are, without question, the most important foods in the human diet. They are generally low in calories and rich in fibre, nutrients and disease fighting phytochemical compounds. People who eat more vegetables tend to be healthier in pretty much every way. They tend to weigh less, have better mental health outcomes, have better digestive health and, most importantly, they tend to live longer and live with a lower risk of chronic disease (more…)
- July 26, 2017

Organize Your Outdoor Living Gear
For most Canadians, the summer season means the end of the sedentary season and that is certainly a welcome development. More physical activity and more sun means happier and healthier homeowners, but what happens when all of your outdoor living gear starts getting in the way of your daily life? (more…)
- July 19, 2017

The 7 Foods Men Should Be Eating
This was originally intended to be a Father's Day article, but we decided that this topic is far too important to be limited to just fathers. Good nutrition is for everyday and every man, whether he's a father or not. The reality is that men just don’t live as long as women do, so it is arguably even more important for men to watch what they eat ( especially after the age of 50). (more…)
- June 28, 2017

Options for refinishing your stairs
Stairs often end up being a major focal point in most homes and inevitably experience some serious foot traffic over the course of their lifecycle. With time, this foot traffic accumulates and slowly but surely wears down your stairs, especially if you are living in an older home or with a large family. Replacing your stairs, however, is an expensive step to take for most people. Instead, you are more likely to opt for a refinish, which removes all but the worst scratches and restores the lustre to your stairs that may have been lost with time. (more…)
- June 24, 2017

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