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
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 · 16 hours ago

Joan Kent · 16 hours ago

Top 3 Reasons Protein Is NOT Overrated?
Top 3 Reasons Protein Is NOT Overrated?

Top 3 Reasons Protein Is NOT Overrated? By Joan Kent, PhD On a few separate occasions, I've heard people from various health occupations declare that protein is "overrated." It seemed to me those folks »

Top 3 Reasons Protein Is NOT Overrated? By Joan Kent, PhD On a few separate occasions, I've heard people from various health occupations declare that protein is "overrated." It seemed to me those folks were thinking of "body" protein – for muscle building and the like – rather than brain protein. This brief post covers the top 3 reasons to take a different view of protein. 1. Protein provides amino..

Joan Kent · February 13th, 2017

Joan Kent · February 13th, 2017

How Sugar Disrupts the Natural Eating Cycle
How Sugar Disrupts the Natural Eating Cycle

How Sugar Disrupts the Natural Eating Cycle By Joan Kent, PhD The Natural Eating Cycle is simple and straightforward: We feel hungry. We eat. Hunger ends. We stop eating and lose interest in food. Those »

How Sugar Disrupts the Natural Eating Cycle By Joan Kent, PhD The Natural Eating Cycle is simple and straightforward: We feel hungry. We eat. Hunger ends. We stop eating and lose interest in food. Those 4 steps form a continual, ongoing process. Eating this natural way is primal and elemental. Babies are experts at it, although of course a parent or caretaker feeds them. Babies do have the last step..

Joan Kent · January 30th, 2017

Joan Kent · January 30th, 2017

3 Questions Never To Ask About Sugar
3 Questions Never To Ask About Sugar

3 Questions Never To Ask About Sugar by Joan Kent, PhD These days, everyone seems to know that sugar is bad news and should be avoided. Sometimes I feel as if I've heard every possible question about it, »

3 Questions Never To Ask About Sugar by Joan Kent, PhD These days, everyone seems to know that sugar is bad news and should be avoided. Sometimes I feel as if I've heard every possible question about it, but a few sugar questions pop up over and over again. Here are 3 of them. 1. If I quit sugar, will I have to do it forever? No nutrition question is ever wrong or out of bounds. But this one is asked..

Joan Kent · January 16th, 2017

Joan Kent · January 16th, 2017