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Feed Your Face: Peppermint Patty Foot Scrub 
Written by Dr Jessica Wu   

Are your feet rough, dry, and cracked because you've been walking barefoot and wearing sandals the past few months? The buildup of dead skin on your feet leads to cracked heels and other rough spots, so keep your feet soft and caressable by scrubbing them regularly. Here’s the recipe for one of my favorite foot scrubs -- it smells like my favorite cookies from childhood!

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Feed Your Face: End of Summer Tomato Recipes 
Written by Dr Jessica Wu   

Those of you who've read Feed Your Face or have watched my videos know that I’m a huge fan of tomatoes. Tomatoes are rich in the antioxidant lycopene, and they've been shown to help fight sunburn and sun damage -- another reason to have a Bloody Mary at brunch! When selecting fresh tomatoes, pick those with the brightest color because they're the highest in lycopene.

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Feed Your Face: Strawberry Arugula Salad Recipe 
Written by Dr Jessica Wu   

Those of you who have read Feed Your Face know that I am not a gourmet cook. But I do love to eat. That’s why salads are right up my alley—easy to make, and just what I want to eat when it’s boiling hot outside. I had a delicious Strawberry and Arugula salad from Whole Foods recently, and loved the sweetness of the strawberries in the same bite as the spicy pepperiness of the arugula. It’s prettier than a Caesar or iceberg salad, plus arugula has eight times the calcium and four times the iron as iceberg lettuce. I tried a few times to reproduce it; here’s what I came up with, along with a few tweaks:

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Feed Your Face: How to Avoid "Lime" Disease 
Written by Dr Jessica Wu   

Do you make fresh lemonade? Do you squeeze fresh lemon on your fish? Do you enjoy fruity cocktails garnished with lime? If so, you may be at risk of developing an unsightly skin rash -- phytophotodermatitis (“phyto” refers to plants, “photo” to light, and “dermatitis” to skin inflammation). This is a common condition that can develop when you touch coumarins, natural plant compounds, and then spend time in the sun.

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How to Avoid “Lime” Disease  

Do you make fresh lemonade? Do you squeeze fresh lemon on your fish? Do you enjoy fruity cocktails garnished with lime? If so, you may be at risk of developing an unsightly skin rash. Phytophotodermatitis (“phyto” refers to plants, “photo” to light, and “dermatitis” to skin inflammation) is a common condition that can develop when you touch coumarins, natural plant compounds, and then spend time in the sun.

Coumarins are found in many plants, including limes, lemons, celery, parsley, fennel, dill, and figs.

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