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
Why Is Weight Loss Never “One Thing”?
Why Is Weight Loss Never “One Thing”?

Why Is Weight Loss Never "One Thing"? By Joan Kent, PhD People often tell me stories about how they lost weight. The stories begin with, "All I did was..." and end with something like: become vegetarian »

Why Is Weight Loss Never "One Thing"? By Joan Kent, PhD People often tell me stories about how they lost weight. The stories begin with, "All I did was..." and end with something like: become vegetarian (or vegan); eliminate gluten; "go raw"; or cut out sugar. A couple of these make sense, but others don't. Let's look at each one. Becoming Vegetarian or Vegan The two are different, but I'll cover them..

Joan Kent · March 20th, 2017

Joan Kent · March 20th, 2017

Are 3 Food Myths Keeping You Stuck?
Are 3 Food Myths Keeping You Stuck?

Are 3 Food Myths Keeping You Stuck? By Joan Kent, PhD Many myths about food and nutrition exist, but the 3 below keep coming up among prospective clients over and over. Let's take a look. 1. Nutrition »

Are 3 Food Myths Keeping You Stuck? By Joan Kent, PhD Many myths about food and nutrition exist, but the 3 below keep coming up among prospective clients over and over. Let's take a look. 1. Nutrition is only important for weight loss. Yes, weight loss is the main reason people modify their nutrition. And yes, tons of weight-loss information is available online – and much of it contradicts other..

Joan Kent · March 13th, 2017

Joan Kent · March 13th, 2017

Your Food & Your Health:  Are You Teachable?
Your Food & Your Health:  Are You Teachable?

Your Health & Your Food: Are You Teachable? By Joan Kent, PhD Do you have a persistent health issue that hasn't responded to your nutrition efforts? More and more people are using nutrition and fitness »

Your Health & Your Food: Are You Teachable? By Joan Kent, PhD Do you have a persistent health issue that hasn't responded to your nutrition efforts? More and more people are using nutrition and fitness to help them overcome problems that used to send them to doctors and pharmacies. If you've been working on the problem for a while – weight loss, high glucose, headaches – you probably have tried..

Joan Kent · February 28th, 2017

Joan Kent · February 28th, 2017

How Coffee Can Help You Control Pain
How Coffee Can Help You Control Pain

How Coffee Can Help You Control Pain By Joan Kent, PhD Obviously, it's not necessary to know how caffeine works to be able to use it. It can be helpful in boosting pain relief from other pain-relievers »

How Coffee Can Help You Control Pain By Joan Kent, PhD Obviously, it's not necessary to know how caffeine works to be able to use it. It can be helpful in boosting pain relief from other pain-relievers or by itself. It's especially good for muscle pain relief – great news if you work out hard. Scientists speculate that caffeine's pain-relieving power comes from 3 mechanisms: • It blocks release..

Joan Kent · February 23rd, 2017

Joan Kent · February 23rd, 2017