A Virtual Panel Discussion: SUGAR – What is it all about?

A virtual panel deeper dive discussion – SUGAR – What is it all about?

About this Event:

Join leading lifestyle and medical experts for this free online event focused on the misconceptions about sugar. The one topic that keeps coming up on our panels is sugar and cancer. Are they connected? Does cancer grow from sugar? If I have that glass of wine what will happen but really is it ok to have that cookie?

By attending, you will learn:

  • A better understanding of where and what we get sugar from.
  • How glucose fuels our body and brain thus we are hardwired to want sugar.
  • How different sources/foods work in the body for good fuel and bad fuel.
  • How to get back to a more natural, healthier consumption of sugar so we can have that cookie or glass of wine.


Dr. Elizabeth Poynor MD, Ph.D is a gynecologic oncologist and advanced pelvic surgeon. She has had a lifelong interest in the role of hormonal health in overall wellbeing, menopause, aging, and complex gynecologic issues such as PMS/PMDD, endometriosis, pelvic floor dysfunction and PCOS.

Dr. Kristy Brown, Ph.D is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. Kristy is interested in understanding why obesity leads to an increased risk of cancers, including postmenopausal breast cancer.

Dr. Alexes Hazen MD, FACS is an aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon. She specializes in breast surgery, facial reconstruction, face transplant, transgender surgery, and aesthetic surgery including fat grafting and non-invasive techniques. She is an Associate Professor at the Hansjorg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. She offers a holistic approach to life-long anti-aging which includes the best of both medical technology and traditional wisdom.

Ann Ogden Gaffney Founder of cookforyourlife.org is a healthy cooking advocate and the award-winning author of the James Beard nominated cookbook “Cook for Your Life”, which she wrote using her own experience as a 2-time cancer survivor to help other cancer patients and their caregivers cook and eat during cancer treatment into recovery.

Katia Herman – Founder and CEO of joyspacebykatia is the mother of 4 boys, an integrative, holistic health coach, fitness and yoga trainer, and wellness expert. She coach women to shift their lifestyle to implement healthier habits, and also shift their minds so the habits actually stick. Her work is based on the simple principle that everyone can move towards a healthier, happier place with some knowledge, tools, support, accountability and of course structured plan.

More panelists to join! As those of you that have attended before know we always have surprise guests!

xo Melissa