Joan Kent PhD

Joan Kent

I have a PhD in psychoactive nutrition, how foods affect brain chemistry. By using ordinary foods to change brain chemistry and hormones, I help my clients flip their moods, transform their health, boost their energy, stay in recovery from alcohol or drugs while feeling great, and defeat sugar addiction, if necessary. My goal is to help my clients feel better, look better, stop mood swings, and regain control of their eating.

My unique approach has helped to resolve resistant health issues for many clients and remove the mystery around troublesome eating behaviors.

Simone de Beauvoir wrote, "Confidence in the body is confidence in the self." That quotation has become my professional mission. I love to help clients increase confidence in their bodies and restore trust and confidence in the body and the self. That is true empowerment.

I specialize in diabetes, metabolic syndrome, sugar addiction, cravings, binge eating, mood issues, inflammation, and fueling for athletics without sugar.

Books Joan has Published

Stronger Than Sugar

7 Simple Steps To Defeat Sugar Addiction, Lift Your Mood and Transform Your Health

Many people struggle with weight, blood pressure, diabetes and more -- but can't fix the problem because they're stuck on sugar. This book can help you learn to use ordinary food to change your brain and conquer sugar addiction, so you can transform your health and your moods -- and stay healthy, even, and in control.

Articles Joan has Published
Do Yourself a Favor:  Eat More Protein!
Do Yourself a Favor:  Eat More Protein!

Do Yourself a Favor: Eat More Protein! By Joan Kent, PhD Some years ago (1997 to be exact), the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition featured an article stating that women's protein needs had been underestimated »

Do Yourself a Favor: Eat More Protein! By Joan Kent, PhD Some years ago (1997 to be exact), the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition featured an article stating that women's protein needs had been underestimated up until then. In the same issue, a different article discussed the higher rate of serotonin turnover in women's brains versus that of men. Serotonin is made from the amino acid tryptophan...

Joan Kent · December 8th, 2018

Joan Kent · December 8th, 2018

Surviving the Holidays with Your Health Intact!
Surviving the Holidays with Your Health Intact!

Surviving the Holidays with Your Health Intact! by Joan Kent, PhD So. Happy Holidays, right? About 69% of people say stress goes up during the holidays – crowds, long lines, gaining weight, debt, lack »

Surviving the Holidays with Your Health Intact! by Joan Kent, PhD So. Happy Holidays, right? About 69% of people say stress goes up during the holidays – crowds, long lines, gaining weight, debt, lack of time, and others. Ironically, the coping strategies people use are food and alcohol – which, of course, can make any weight gain worse. Here are 6 tips to minimize holiday damage to your food plan...

Joan Kent · November 16th, 2018

Joan Kent · November 16th, 2018

Are You Stonewalling Your Weight Loss Plan?
Are You Stonewalling Your Weight Loss Plan?

Are You Stonewalling Your Weight Loss Plan? By Joan Kent, PhD "I don't understand. She trains well." The program manager made this comment when a participant in our athletic training / weight loss program »

Are You Stonewalling Your Weight Loss Plan? By Joan Kent, PhD "I don't understand. She trains well." The program manager made this comment when a participant in our athletic training / weight loss program didn't get results. I was both an athletic coach and the lead nutritionist. His comment exasperated me. Of course, she trained well. She was an expert at that because of her food issues. She'd junk..

Joan Kent · November 14th, 2018

Joan Kent · November 14th, 2018

What Binge Eating Episodes Have in Common
What Binge Eating Episodes Have in Common

What Binge Eating Episodes Have in Common By Joan Kent, PhD Not all binge eating looks the same. And I say that despite the DSM-5 criteria for Binge Eating Disorder. Binge eating disorder is the most common »

What Binge Eating Episodes Have in Common By Joan Kent, PhD Not all binge eating looks the same. And I say that despite the DSM-5 criteria for Binge Eating Disorder. Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the U.S. It's characterized by recurrent and persistent episodes of binge eating. The episodes feel out of control. They're also linked with distress regarding the bingeing, and..

Joan Kent · November 9th, 2018

Joan Kent · November 9th, 2018