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
Binge Eating Is Not a Victimless Crime
Binge Eating Is Not a Victimless Crime

Binge Eating Is Not a Victimless Crime By Joan Kent, PhD Binge eating is legal, of course, and fairly common. It also appears to be victimless. Who cares if you eat 3 quarts of mashed potatoes, or inhale »

Binge Eating Is Not a Victimless Crime By Joan Kent, PhD Binge eating is legal, of course, and fairly common. It also appears to be victimless. Who cares if you eat 3 quarts of mashed potatoes, or inhale a few pints of ice cream? But it has consequences – serious health problems, appetite and weight problems, mood issues, out-of-control behaviors. What if we view the victim concept more broadly?..

Joan Kent · one day ago

Joan Kent · one day ago

What’s Better Than Calories In / Calories Out?
What’s Better Than Calories In / Calories Out?

What's Better Than Calories In / Calories Out? by Joan Kent, PhD I'm tempted to say, "Almost anything," because the calorie myth is being disproven over and over these days. Finally! That myth is a distraction »

What's Better Than Calories In / Calories Out? by Joan Kent, PhD I'm tempted to say, "Almost anything," because the calorie myth is being disproven over and over these days. Finally! That myth is a distraction from the real effects of foods. Below are just a few. 1. Food and Brain Chemistry No, there's no brain chemistry in food. But certain properties of foods help the brain produce certain brain..

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Why Do I Love My Sugar Recovery?
Why Do I Love My Sugar Recovery?

Why Do I Love My Sugar Recovery? by Joan Kent, PhD Let me count the ways. Reasons, actually. This article covers 4. 1. Food Tastes Better Taste buds seem to come alive when they're not "deadened" by overly »

Why Do I Love My Sugar Recovery? by Joan Kent, PhD Let me count the ways. Reasons, actually. This article covers 4. 1. Food Tastes Better Taste buds seem to come alive when they're not "deadened" by overly sweet foods. When I stopped eating sugar, I also stopped expecting to have sweet foods at each meal — for dessert or for the entire meal. Only then could I appreciate the more subtle and nuanced..

Joan Kent · August 4th, 2019

Joan Kent · August 4th, 2019

Intuitive Eating—or Should You Manage Addictions?
Intuitive Eating—or Should You Manage Addictions?

Intuitive Eating – or Should You Manage Addictions? by Joan Kent, PhD A colleague asked me what I thought of the so-called "diet backlash." Well, I completely understand rebelling against diets. That »

Intuitive Eating – or Should You Manage Addictions? by Joan Kent, PhD A colleague asked me what I thought of the so-called "diet backlash." Well, I completely understand rebelling against diets. That information is literally everywhere, along with pressure to look a certain way. It's not surprising that people get tired of running into it and being expected to live by it. In response to this dieting..

Joan Kent · July 29th, 2019

Joan Kent · July 29th, 2019