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
Can’t Stick With Your Food Plan? Here’s Why(?)
Can’t Stick With Your Food Plan? Here’s Why(?)

Can't Stick With Your Food Plan? Here's Why(?) by Joan Kent, PhD This brief post offers one possible reason you may have difficulty sticking with your food plan. Let's start here: Do you have food cravings? »

Can't Stick With Your Food Plan? Here's Why(?) by Joan Kent, PhD This brief post offers one possible reason you may have difficulty sticking with your food plan. Let's start here: Do you have food cravings? And are the cravings specifically for sugary foods and other junk? Next: Do you give in to the cravings by eating some of the foods you crave, especially sugar? If the answer is yes, it's possible..

Joan Kent · May 14th, 2017

Joan Kent · May 14th, 2017

Why Is Food Better Than Melatonin?
Why Is Food Better Than Melatonin?

Why Is Food Better Than Melatonin? by Joan Kent, PhD I won't keep you in suspense: the answer is "fewer side effects." But I'm getting ahead of myself. Melatonin could be called the sleep hormone. The »

Why Is Food Better Than Melatonin? by Joan Kent, PhD I won't keep you in suspense: the answer 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 clock and circadian rhythms...

Joan Kent · May 8th, 2017

Joan Kent · May 8th, 2017

Food:  Do You Play the Blame Game?
Food:  Do You Play the Blame Game?

Food: Do You Play the 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"? This post poses 3 questions on eating »

Food: Do You Play the 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"? This post poses 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..

Joan Kent · April 30th, 2017

Joan Kent · April 30th, 2017

3 Things Your Nutritionist Wishes You’d Stop
3 Things Your Nutritionist Wishes You’d Stop

3 Things Your Nutritionist Wishes You'd Stop By Joan Kent, PhD Even if we disagree on some points, most nutritionists would prefer that their clients stop doing the following things – now. 1. Eating »

3 Things Your Nutritionist Wishes You'd Stop By Joan Kent, PhD Even if we disagree on some points, most nutritionists would prefer that their clients stop doing the following things – now. 1. Eating Healthy Foods You Hate Don't eat foods you hate. Even if they contain antioxidants. Chances are your nutritionist can find a food you'll like that contains the same healthful nutrients. If you don't like..

Joan Kent · April 10th, 2017

Joan Kent · April 10th, 2017