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  • Writer's pictureTammy Polenz

optimizing brain health

Join me with Mary R. Rensel, MD, FAAN, ABIHM and Ali Hively, Founder & CEO of BrainOps and Founder of Kijia Lifestyle Consulting to discuss Building Your Brain’s Resiliency.

Welcome to RAW! My name is Tammy Polenz, President of Vedas Living and Integration Manager of Active Design for levelHEADS. RAW is where real authentic women talk about various topics to help educate and elevate women and men in areas of spiritual fulfillment, personal well-being, and career and business development.

People are busy and stressed and need a plan, Mary and Ali have it mapped out. Learn about their multisystem science-based resilience plan and its immediate and long-standing positive effects. Their Brain Resiliency plan needs is a multisystem based on addressing healthy emotional regulation, strong social connections, and health behaviors when used together this plan leads to brain optimization. Optimizing your brain now is the best preventative approach you can take for staying mentally sharp later in life.

Mary R. Rensel, MD, FAAN, ABIHM

· Mary Rensel, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Director of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Wellness at the Mellen Center of the Cleveland Clinic. She has graduated from the Medical College of Ohio and completed her Neurology and Neuro-immunology fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic. She is boarded in Neurology and Integrative Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Rensel’s work has focused on Adult and Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis, Brain health and Integrative Medicine. Her work in academic medicine often intersects with wellness, advocacy, innovation, and strategic initiatives. She serves on the International Pediatric MS Study Group and is on the steering committee of the National Network of Pediatric MS Centers. She is a “Best Doctor” of Cleveland since 2010 per the Cleveland Magazine. She is the President of the Women’s Professional Staff Association of the Cleveland Clinic. She is active as a coach, mentor, scientific reviewer, clinical researcher, activity director and speaks nationally. She has also appeared on numerous media outlets, including a spot on Good Morning America.

Ali Hively, Founder + CEO, BrainOps Group and Founder of Kijia (Keeja) Lifestyle Consulting

· Ali Hively is the founder of Kijia, a company which empowers busy women to feel their best through building habits of nutrition, mindset and movement. It is our mission to help you take great care of yourself so you can share your gifts with the world! Kijia helps companies and individuals break through their busy lives to manage stress, lose weight, gain energy and live their best life! Ali has created a signature lifestyle program to make positive change possible and long lasting. Ali holds a Master’s Degree in education and curriculum. She has been in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and nutrition and wellness consultant, before starting her own company. Ali also teaches fitness classes, and runs wellness programs. She gives presentations to companies focused on improving the lives and productivity of their workers. Ali loves to cook, travel and read. She lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with her husband and their three little girls.

Guests: Mary and Ali

Host: Tammy Polenz

President, Vedas Living

Author, Think Fit 2 Be Fit

Integration Manager, levelHEADS

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