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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS TO OCEAN VIEW LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYERS!

The baseball players of the Ocean View Little League Players won the Little League World Series with a 2-1 win over Japan on Sunday, August 28th.  All of us at Dr. Bui's Orthodontics office want to send our congratulations to the players, coaches, and their families.  We also want to shout out to a couple of our patients who played in the exciting game and would love to hear details about the well-deserved win!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The US Open of Surfing Competition in Huntington Beach




The US Open of Surfing Competition in Huntington Beach is well underway.  Running from July 30th to August 7th, some of the best surfers from around the world are out to show everyone what they've got.   One of our own patients, Dillon Fisher, is actually competing.  Good luck to Dillon and all the competitors! Competition is going to be fierce!

However, the fun doesn't stop at the shoreline.  There is a variety of free events, games and music for everyone to enjoy.  So let's all get out there and enjoy the last month of summer...


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top 12 Ways to Maintain Your Brain!

Just a few tips to keep your brain healthy and running during these hot summer days...
 
Top 12 Ways to Maintain Your Brain

  1. Exercise: What is good for the heart is also good for your brain...  Study shows that excercising regularly may help control cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and weight.
  2. Cut the Fat: Trans fatty acides (most common in fast foods) and saturated fats increase the risk for Alzheimer's... saturated and trans fat promote "bad" cholesterol; which in turn can cause narrowing of arteries, reduce blood flow to the brain and cause inflammation.
  3. Eat Fish: Fish and other foods high in Omega-3 fatty acides can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's.
  4. Stimulate: Keep your brain stimulated by learning a new language or playing an instrument, puzzles and word games.
  5. B Vitamins: Vitamin supplements are recommended to compensate for the decreasing levels of B6 and B12 vitamins that come with aging.
  6. Blueberries:  Blueberries contain compounds that can improve short term memory, navigation skills, balance and coordination.
  7. NO Smoking: Smokers are twice as likely to develop Alzheimers than non-smokers.
  8. Lower Your Stress: Your brain structure may be altered with chronic or excessive stress.  Try meditation to alleviate stress, muscle relaxation, massage, yoga or Tai Chi.
  9. Healthy Heart: A compromised blood supply as the result of high blood pressure can affect brain functions.
  10. Ginkgo Biloba: Kinko Biloba is thought to protect the brain by reducing oxidation to damaged cells.
  11. Weight: Study has shown that you are less likely to obtain Alzheimer if you are at a healthy body weight.
  12. Spice: Yellow turmeric often used in Indian cuisine has been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
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