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
Nuts Are Protein? The Myth That Won’t Die!
Nuts Are Protein? The Myth That Won’t Die!

Nuts Are Protein? The Myth That Won't Die! by Joan Kent, PhD When will people stop calling nuts protein? Recently, I wrote an article by request for what you might call a high-end crowd: the social and »

Nuts Are Protein? The Myth That Won't Die! by Joan Kent, PhD When will people stop calling nuts protein? Recently, I wrote an article by request for what you might call a high-end crowd: the social and education circle of a doctor-turned-nutrition-educator. The article topic I suggested was too ordinary for this doctor's group, so we went with how alcohol can sabotage weight management during the holidays...

Joan Kent · 2 days ago

Joan Kent · 2 days ago

Ease the Holiday Stress of Family Meals
Ease the Holiday Stress of Family Meals

Ease the Holiday Stress of Family Meals by Joan Kent, PhD Will you be visiting your family for the holidays? Do you have any concerns that you'll fall back into old, familiar eating patterns that work »

Ease the Holiday Stress of Family Meals by Joan Kent, PhD Will you be visiting your family for the holidays? Do you have any concerns that you'll fall back into old, familiar eating patterns that work against you and sabotage your health? Most people say their stress climbs during the holidays, and weight gain is one of the stresses. The food and alcohol that are everywhere during the holidays can..

Joan Kent · November 12th, 2017

Joan Kent · November 12th, 2017

Turn Off Cortisol For Best Workout Recovery
Turn Off Cortisol For Best Workout Recovery

Turn Off Cortisol For Best Workout Recovery by Joan Kent, PhD It's important to eat the right foods before a tough workout, but even more important to eat the right way after the workout. One main reason »

Turn Off Cortisol For Best Workout Recovery by Joan Kent, PhD It's important to eat the right foods before a tough workout, but even more important to eat the right way after the workout. One main reason to do this is to turn off the cortisol that workouts trigger. Cortisol is a stress hormone that's released under the stress of exercise. During and after exercise, cortisol stops inflammation, swelling,..

Joan Kent · October 22nd, 2017

Joan Kent · October 22nd, 2017

Will a Vegan Diet Affect Your Workout?
Will a Vegan Diet Affect Your Workout?

Will a Vegan Diet Affect Your Workout? By Joan Kent, PhD The last thing I'd want to do is try to push a vegan client toward a meat-based diet. But I do get questions about how a vegan diet affects athletic »

Will a Vegan Diet Affect Your Workout? By Joan Kent, PhD The last thing I'd want to do is try to push a vegan client toward a meat-based diet. But I do get questions about how a vegan diet affects athletic performance, so that's the topic of this article. There may not yet be sufficient long-term research for definitive conclusions, but we can still discuss aspects of the subject. What About Protein..

Joan Kent · September 11th, 2017

Joan Kent · September 11th, 2017