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
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

Why Exercise Shouldn’t Be Just One Thing
Why Exercise Shouldn’t Be Just One Thing

Because I work in different fitness environments, I see different approaches to health and fitness. In one gym, the equipment and the personal trainers focus almost entirely on strength training. Cardio »

Because I work in different fitness environments, I see different approaches to health and fitness. In one gym, the equipment and the personal trainers focus almost entirely on strength training. Cardio is secondary, and done while watching TV – with that level of intensity, and that level of discipline. Stretching is often skipped. In gyms with classes, cardio may become the focus. Strength training..

Joan Kent · April 5th, 2017

Joan Kent · April 5th, 2017

Refueling: A Small Window Makes a Big Difference
Refueling: A Small Window Makes a Big Difference

What we eat before training is very important, but what we eat afterward is even more important. The main value of eating right after training is that we recover well and can train well the next day. ACSM »

What we eat before training is very important, but what we eat afterward is even more important. The main value of eating right after training is that we recover well and can train well the next day. ACSM guidelines are clear that, while three days a week of exercise can postpone the inevitable age-related fitness decline, more frequent workouts are necessary for fitness improvement. So refueling is..

Joan Kent · March 31st, 2017

Joan Kent · March 31st, 2017

Why Is Weight Loss Never “One Thing”?
Why Is Weight Loss Never “One Thing”?

Why Is Weight Loss Never "One Thing"? By Joan Kent, PhD People often tell me stories about how they lost weight. The stories begin with, "All I did was..." and end with something like: become vegetarian »

Why Is Weight Loss Never "One Thing"? By Joan Kent, PhD People often tell me stories about how they lost weight. The stories begin with, "All I did was..." and end with something like: become vegetarian (or vegan); eliminate gluten; "go raw"; or cut out sugar. A couple of these make sense, but others don't. Let's look at each one. Becoming Vegetarian or Vegan The two are different, but I'll cover them..

Joan Kent · March 20th, 2017

Joan Kent · March 20th, 2017