May 11, 2021

FDA Asks Women To Protect Themselves

This month, the Food and Drug Administration sent a special women’s health alert and unveiled a new webpage urging caution for anyone using formaldehyde in hair-smoothing treatments, sometimes referred to as Brazilian blowouts. Records obtained by EWG show that FDA scientists urged the agency to ban formaldehyde in hair-smoothing treatments in 2015 and 2016, and grew increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of regulation. The records showed that FDA agreed to move forward with a ban in 2016 but ultimately never took action. FDA’s new webpage advises women considering a Brazilian blowout not to use the treatments at home, read the list of […]
October 24, 2017

Brazilian Cheese Bread Adds Pizzazz

This recipe for Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) adds an international flair to any meal.  You’ll love the soft and chewy texture and cheesy flavor of this gluten-free recipe—and you’ll also like how it’s low in lactose, which is great for anyone with lactose intolerance or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) following the low-FODMAP diet. Ingredients: 1 cup milk (use lactose-free milk to lower FODMAPs) ½ cup coconut oil 1 tsp. salt 2 cups tapioca flour 2 eggs 1½ cups shredded Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine milk, oil and salt. Whisk occasionally, […]