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

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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

Spring Rain Can Lead to Homeowner Pain
Although we are all thrilled that the warm weather is finally here, the spring rains may be giving some homeowners serious headaches, in the form of a leaky basement or worse.  Heavy rains, while great for the plants, are not great for homes with deficiencies in their foundations. (more…)
- May 31, 2017

Family Sun Safety 101
The warmer weather is finally here (at least in most part of the country). For homeowners, that means it’s time to work in the garden, mow the lawn, fire up the grill, and spend time in the backyard with family and friends. Of course, that also means prolonged exposure to the sun. One of the cool things about the sun (no pun intended) is that it can improve our moods and help our bodies produce vitamin D by interacting with the cells in our skin. (more…)
- May 24, 2017

Is Your Outdoor Fireplace Legal?
The idea of turning your backyard into a camp site and cuddling up next to your very own fire may sound appealing, but it may also be in conflict with Ontario Fire Law. Despite their popularity in homes across the city, outdoor fire places are not permitted for use within the City of Toronto. (more…)

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