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Tickets to see Dr. Henry dance on May 4

$125 for Ballroom Event with Live Dancing and Plated Meal

$50 for Come-and-Go Patio Party with Monitor Viewing

STAR DANCER

DR. EVA HENRY

Family

Eva Henry grew up in Taiwan the oldest of three and came to the states at 21 years to attend college.  She is mother to 13 yr old Kaitlin, a 7th grader at Collegiate and 15 yr old Christopher.

Life Passion

Eva is a neurologist, she’s the owner of the Age Well Brain Center and she’s Medical Director at Opti Life.  Her focus is optimizing health over treating disease.  She explains that her understanding of therapeutic treatment changed after she was a patient.  She was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder while chief resident at San Antonio’s University of Texas Health Science Center, later fibromyalgia, insomnia, and chronic fatigue were added to her menu.  Each specialist she was sent to added new meds which created crippling side effects.  She says ultimately depression and anxiety became her long term issues and she found herself not liking the prescriptions she was using.   She turned to her fellowship training in Anti-Aging and Regenerative medicine to help her return to a prescription free life and the creation of a holistic program called “Stay Sharp” with a focus on keeping healthy.  That focus ties in well with her additional work at Opti-Life…

…Eva is excited about her role in Opti-Life.  Along with Medical Director, she is a guest lecturer monthly with popular topics, brain health, things that keep the mind flexible and healthy, fruits and vegetables, (she tries to get 9 cups in per day), mindfulness, detoxing your house, and fat loss to name a few.  Many of the guest lectures are open to the public at no charge.  She says doctors are trained to write scripts, not take them away- but at a place such as Opti-Life where there is nutrition counseling, exercise, and an overall atmosphere of health- real healing can happen.  Eva says she’s not a person who loves exercise, but she’s drawn in by the smiling faces and atmosphere at Opti-Life and that encourages her.    It must!  Her main hobby now is Piyo and hot yoga and she’s set a goal of becoming a yoga teacher!

Recreation

Aside from Piyo and hot yoga, Eva loves the beach, in particular, Hermosa Beach.

The Cause

"I want you to know that depression and anxiety can hit anyone.  There is a stigma in the public that mental illness is some sort of weakness and that's not right.  However, self care, and compassion to yourself, allowing yourself to be helped, and knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel is a very important first step" 

By dancing for Breakthrough, I want to tell everyone, "Don't ever underestimate your internal power to heal yourself!"  Neuroscientists, who put people under functional MRI brain scanners, discover that exercise and thoughts of gratefulness give your brain a dose of serotonin, one of the very vital neurotransmitters that bring you a sense of contentment and happiness.  Be kind to yourself, every day!" 

Awards

While there have been many ..  there is only one Eva talks about,  voted on by patients-  she was named 2017 Top Neurologist

Motto

“Life is short- Go have fun!” she laughs..  then..   “or Life is long!  Go have fun!”

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PRO DANCER

MICHAEL KENDRICK

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