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
Cravings Will Getcha If You Don’t Watch Out
Cravings Will Getcha If You Don’t Watch Out

Cravings Will Getcha If You Don't Watch Out by Joan Kent, PhD Many healthful food plans have been derailed by food cravings. At this time of year, and with so many sugary foods around, it's not unusual »

Cravings Will Getcha If You Don't Watch Out by Joan Kent, PhD Many healthful food plans have been derailed by food cravings. At this time of year, and with so many sugary foods around, it's not unusual to experience cravings for them. There are many reasons we do. Conquering sugar cravings is a key to sticking with your healthful food plan and reaching your health goals. Understanding cravings and..

Joan Kent · December 10th, 2017

Joan Kent · December 10th, 2017

“The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed”
“The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed”

"The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed" by Joan Kent, PhD The first time I saw this quote was in a Reebok ad. Since then, I've learned that it was taken from a statement attributed to George Patton: "The »

"The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed" by Joan Kent, PhD The first time I saw this quote was in a Reebok ad. Since then, I've learned that it was taken from a statement attributed to George Patton: "The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." That statement is far removed from the topic of this article, so let's stick with the Reebok ad. The meaning of the Reebok quote was clear: the..

Joan Kent · December 3rd, 2017

Joan Kent · December 3rd, 2017

What Indoor Rowing Taught Me About Food
What Indoor Rowing Taught Me About Food

What Indoor Rowing Taught Me About Food by Joan Kent, PhD When recently asked to discuss nutrition "worsts" for athletes, I zeroed in on one. But I think it applies to the holidays, too. Let's take a look. »

What Indoor Rowing Taught Me About Food by Joan Kent, PhD When recently asked to discuss nutrition "worsts" for athletes, I zeroed in on one. But I think it applies to the holidays, too. Let's take a look. Taking an off-season with food is as energy-damaging as it gets. My endurance coach, Jim Karanas, used to say, "Endurance athletes don't mind expending energy, but they don't want to waste it." Wasted..

Joan Kent · November 29th, 2017

Joan Kent · November 29th, 2017

Enjoying Food Lets You Avoid the Consequences?
Enjoying Food Lets You Avoid the Consequences?

Enjoying Food Lets You Avoid the Consequences? by Joan Kent, PhD "I ate [fill in the sugary food here], but I enjoyed it." Have you heard people say this about "off-limit" foods? It's usually said with »

Enjoying Food Lets You Avoid the Consequences? by Joan Kent, PhD "I ate [fill in the sugary food here], but I enjoyed it." Have you heard people say this about "off-limit" foods? It's usually said with a proud, almost defiant, air and possibly a smirk. Have you embraced the thinking behind it? It's a common School of Thought. Here's a bit of information that some people won't want, but I invite you..

Joan Kent · November 26th, 2017

Joan Kent · November 26th, 2017