Monday, November 15th 2021

Eat REAL - Good Mood Food

Part one of an expert panel discussion on the connection between food, gut health and brain health.

Our panel of experts will discuss the positive impact Real Food has on not just our body, but minds as well. For those who participated in the #7DaySugarChallenge, there will be opportunities to share your experience eliminating added sugars and discuss habits that support a healthy lifestyle.

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Our speakers

Riva Z. Robinson, MD

Functional Medicine Physician. Lifestyle Coach, Bodybuilding Champion.

When Dr. Riva graduated with her BA in Kinesiology from Rice University and was due to matriculate at Baylor College of Medicine, she knew even then that conventional medicine was not for her. But she pressed on, ignoring her gut feelings, until she hit the rocky depths of burnout her second year of residency. Dr. Riva made the unpopular decision to resign, feeling wounded yet empowered to finally explore her true calling. When she discovered functional medicine in 2016, a new fire was lit within her, and the concierge practice RIVA Wellness was born. It’s Dr. Riva’s passion not only to help people heal their gut, but also to follow their gut in creating a purposeful, fulfilling life. Outside of her practice, Dr. Riva has experienced the joys of writing a best-selling book (More than Enough: The Healing Journey to Love Yourself, Listen to your Gut, and Live your Truth), excelling as a national bodybuilding champion, and inspiring her thriving community on Instagram.

Bojana Jankovic Weatherly


Bojana Jankovic Weatherly MD FACP MSc IFMCP, is an award-winning physician, double board certified in internal and integrative medicine, and certified in functional medicine. Her medical practice serves patients in New York, California, Connecticut and New Jersey, via telehealth and in office visits in NYC. After completing internal medicine residency, she did a fellowship in integrative medicine trained in functional medicine, nutrition and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Her approach is rooted in evidence-based medicine that is personalized to each individual she works with. She partners with her patients to discover and address the root causes of their conditions and develops individualized plans to support and empower each unique individual to achieve her or his health goals. As part of her mission to deliver accessible, evidence-based health and wellness information, she created her website,, that features her videos, articles and recipes. Dr. Bojana is the recipient of several patient satisfaction awards at Cedars-Sinai and was recognized as the Southern California Top Doctors’ Rising Star in 2016 and 2017 and awarded the Top Doctor recognition 2018-2021 in New York.

Sonia Hunt

Chief Marketing Officer, TEDx Speaker, Best-selling Author, Food Allergy Activist

SONIA HUNT is a food allergy activist, TEDx speaker with over 1M views, best-selling author, and tech marketing executive. She is a mentor to global organizations focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and creator of Three to Be™, a holistic health, and well-being program that guides people on how to Be Healthy, Be Safe + Be Well™ to thrive in life.
Sonia’s first book, NUTJOB: How I Crushed My Food Allergies To Thrive, is a prescriptive memoir detailing her journey to becoming food allergy-free and is an Amazon #1 Best Seller, and #1 Hot New Release.
Hunt’s life’s work is at the intersection of humans, health, and technology, creating products and services that drive impact for people and the planet. Her platform is focused on communities of color and her own Indian family traditions, as she brings forth conversations on why communities of color are disproportionately impacted by food allergies and examines the three key influences – food, medicine, and mental health – that can provide a path to healing.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sonia holds a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from Drexel University. She is a fearless foodie, doggie mom, and proud first-generation Indian-American who currently resides in San Francisco, California.

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