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
Are Vegans Really More Evolved? Really?
Are Vegans Really More Evolved? Really?

Are Vegans Really More Evolved? Really? by Joan Kent, PhD A notification in my mailbox caught my attention. Apparently, a discussion had begun online on whether or not vegans are more evolved than other »

Are Vegans Really More Evolved? Really? by Joan Kent, PhD A notification in my mailbox caught my attention. Apparently, a discussion had begun online on whether or not vegans are more evolved than other people. While I seldom participate in this type of discussion, I decided to toss in my 2 cents' worth. My reply centered on protein. First, let me say that I completely understand the global need to..

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

How to Eat Right ... on a Cruise?
How to Eat Right ... on a Cruise?

How to Eat Right ... on a Cruise? By Joan Kent, PhD As a nutritionist, I find that my food is under scrutiny all the time. Recently, I attended a weeklong seminar – on a cruise ship. It had nothing to »

How to Eat Right ... on a Cruise? By Joan Kent, PhD As a nutritionist, I find that my food is under scrutiny all the time. Recently, I attended a weeklong seminar – on a cruise ship. It had nothing to do with nutrition, but my food was still scrutinized. Every morning started with a different fitness activity. The fitness instructor followed that with breakfast guidelines, recommending that we eat..

Joan Kent · June 10th, 2018

Joan Kent · June 10th, 2018

Would You Give Sugar to Your Baby?
Would You Give Sugar to Your Baby?

Would You Give Sugar to Your Baby? By Joan Kent, PhD Virtually everyone cares about babies, so I figured they – you – would care about babies' brains, too. Much research has been done on rat pups and »

Would You Give Sugar to Your Baby? By Joan Kent, PhD Virtually everyone cares about babies, so I figured they – you – would care about babies' brains, too. Much research has been done on rat pups and sugar. When rat pups are separated from their mothers, for example, they cry. When researchers give them sugar, they stop crying. Sugar triggers a release of endorphins (beta-endorphin), which stops..

Joan Kent · June 5th, 2018

Joan Kent · June 5th, 2018

Can Food—and Food Logs—Be Ironic?
Can Food—and Food Logs—Be Ironic?

Can Food—and Food Logs—Be Ironic? by Joan Kent, PhD True story. A nutrition client of mine emailed me the morning of his last appointment because he hadn't kept a food log over the course of the week. »

Can Food—and Food Logs—Be Ironic? by Joan Kent, PhD True story. A nutrition client of mine emailed me the morning of his last appointment because he hadn't kept a food log over the course of the week. Why? He was depressed – an ongoing problem for him – and "taking care of mental health" had been his week's priority. I have great compassion for his ongoing depression and do understand the shifting..

Joan Kent · June 2nd, 2018

Joan Kent · June 2nd, 2018