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
Planning to Celebrate National Junk Food Day?
Planning to Celebrate National Junk Food Day?

Planning to Celebrate National Junk Food Day? By Joan Kent, PhD July 21 is National Junk Food Day. I'm not making this up. Did you even know there was one? Both the creator and the origin of National Junk »

Planning to Celebrate National Junk Food Day? By Joan Kent, PhD July 21 is National Junk Food Day. I'm not making this up. Did you even know there was one? Both the creator and the origin of National Junk Food Day are unknown. (I wonder if that's due to embarrassment. But I digress....) The day is "dedicated" to the snacks "everyone loves" – foods high in fats, sugars, salt and calories, with little..

Joan Kent · 5 days ago

Joan Kent · 5 days ago

The Worst Nutrition Habit After Your Workout?
The Worst Nutrition Habit After Your Workout?

The Worst Nutrition Habit After Your Workout? by Joan Kent, PhD I've written articles on re-fueling after workouts and offered specific guidelines for best practice. Current nutrition trends being what »

The Worst Nutrition Habit After Your Workout? by Joan Kent, PhD I've written articles on re-fueling after workouts and offered specific guidelines for best practice. Current nutrition trends being what they are, however, it seems important to cover one particular habit that may be detrimental in terms of post-workout fueling. This worst nutrition habit is arguably avoiding carbs after exercise —..

Joan Kent · July 9th, 2019

Joan Kent · July 9th, 2019

Leaky Brain? 7 Steps Help Reverse It!
Leaky Brain? 7 Steps Help Reverse It!

Leaky Brain? 7 Steps Help Reverse It! By Joan Kent, PhD Keeping toxins out of your brain is the function of a protective barrier called the Blood/Brain Barrier. The BBB permits essential nutrients to enter, »

Leaky Brain? 7 Steps Help Reverse It! By Joan Kent, PhD Keeping toxins out of your brain is the function of a protective barrier called the Blood/Brain Barrier. The BBB permits essential nutrients to enter, but blocks the toxins. Once the BBB has been breached, the brain is vulnerable to damage from environmental toxins, bacteria, and other harmful substances. This is called leaky brain syndrome. Leaky..

Joan Kent · June 29th, 2019

Joan Kent · June 29th, 2019

Could This Be the Worst Nutrition Mistake?
Could This Be the Worst Nutrition Mistake?

Could This Be the Worst Nutrition Mistake? by Joan Kent, PhD So many mistakes were in the running for this category, it was tough to narrow down the choice to one. But my final decision was "a calorie »

Could This Be the Worst Nutrition Mistake? by Joan Kent, PhD So many mistakes were in the running for this category, it was tough to narrow down the choice to one. But my final decision was "a calorie is a calorie." This short post touches briefly on that mistake. Consider this: Fats yield 9 calories per gram, while carbs (all of them) yield only 4 per gram. Fact: The current U.S. obesity epidemic..

Joan Kent · June 25th, 2019

Joan Kent · June 25th, 2019