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Feed Your Face: How to Eat for Healthy Hair

By Dr Jessica Wu

Here’s the best excuse for chowing down: It can help you grow long, luxurious locks. Although the hair that grows from your head is dead (which is why it doesn’t hurt when you get a haircut), the living part of the hair -- the hair follicle -- is very much alive, and it reflects your overall health.

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Feed Your Face: Why Snacking Is Good for You

By Dr Jessica Wu

When I was growing up, we never had cookies or chips in the house, and I always associated snacking with unhealthy foods. After struggling with my own problem skin, and after years of helping patients battle various skin conditions, I discovered that regular snacking can actually be good for your skin and healthy for your body.

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Feed Your Face: Fish Tacos With Homemade Guacamole

By Dr Jessica Wu

Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or planning a quiet long weekend of relaxation, it’s time to fire up the grill and celebrate the unofficial start of summer! One of my favorite outdoor meals is fish tacos with homemade guacamole. Fish and avocados both contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory and have been shown to improve such skin conditions as acne, eczema rashes, and psoriasis.

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Feed Your Face: Why Green Tea Is Good for Your Skin

By Dr Jessica Wu

The next time you go to Starbucks for your coffee fix, think about grabbing a green tea instead. Not only is tea the second most popular drink in the world (next to water), but it turns out that it can help keep your skin looking its best.

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Feed Your Face: Fighting Acne With Thyme

By Dr Jessica Wu

Each week, I get many e-mails from those of you who are struggling with breakouts. Increasingly, readers are asking whether there are more natural alternatives to the antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals that are commonly used to treat acne.

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