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
What’s Better for Sleep:  Melatonin or Food?
What’s Better for Sleep:  Melatonin or Food?

What's Better for Sleep: Melatonin or Food? By Joan Kent, PhD I won't keep you in suspense: the answer is food. The reason is fewer side effects. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Melatonin could be called »

What's Better for Sleep: Melatonin or Food? By Joan Kent, PhD I won't keep you in suspense: the answer is food. The reason is fewer side effects. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Melatonin could be called the sleep hormone. The pineal gland secretes it, darkness stimulates its production, and light inhibits it. When it's released, melatonin binds to hormone receptors that regulate the body's internal..

Joan Kent · one day ago

Joan Kent · one day ago

The Big How-You-Do-Anything Myth
The Big How-You-Do-Anything Myth

The Big How-You-Do-Anything Myth By Joan Kent, PhD Have you heard it? It's been around a long time: "How you do anything is how you do everything." Whoever came up with that statement – bad grammar and »

The Big How-You-Do-Anything Myth By Joan Kent, PhD Have you heard it? It's been around a long time: "How you do anything is how you do everything." Whoever came up with that statement – bad grammar and all – obviously never worked as a fitness trainer or nutritionist. 3 Clients Who Disprove the Myth • What about Kathy the stockbroker? She was a fearless cyclist but, by all accounts, a rather..

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Do You Play the “Food Blame” Game?
Do You Play the “Food Blame” Game?

Do You Play the "Food Blame" Game? By Joan Kent, PhD Does your eating ever go off-track? Do you sometimes eat more than you "should" or foods that you "shouldn't"? Here are 3 questions on eating behaviors. »

Do You Play the "Food Blame" Game? By Joan Kent, PhD Does your eating ever go off-track? Do you sometimes eat more than you "should" or foods that you "shouldn't"? Here are 3 questions on eating behaviors. Who (Whom!) Do You Blame When Your Eating Goes Off the Mark? I always blamed my mother. She pushed food on me relentlessly, whether I wanted it or not. When I didn't want it, she told everyone I..

Joan Kent · May 15th, 2019

Joan Kent · May 15th, 2019

Levers? Brain Chem? What’s Your Addiction Stimulus?
Levers? Brain Chem? What’s Your Addiction Stimulus?

Levers? Brain Chem? What's Your Addiction Stimulus? by Joan Kent, PhD A woman whose knowledge and expertise I greatly respect was recently interviewed on a podcast about sugar addiction. At some point, »

Levers? Brain Chem? What's Your Addiction Stimulus? by Joan Kent, PhD A woman whose knowledge and expertise I greatly respect was recently interviewed on a podcast about sugar addiction. At some point, the interviewer asked what makes some people more "addictable" to sugar. I'm paraphrasing everything, but the expert said animal studies have shown that "addictable" rats develop greater attachment to..

Joan Kent · May 11th, 2019

Joan Kent · May 11th, 2019