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
Do Sugar and Fat Always Seesaw?
Do Sugar and Fat Always Seesaw?

Do Sugar and Fat Always Seesaw? By Joan Kent, PhD Earlier this week, I wrote about the sugar/fat seesaw. Yes, that really is a thing. As one decreases in the diet, the other tends to increase. But it's »

Do Sugar and Fat Always Seesaw? By Joan Kent, PhD Earlier this week, I wrote about the sugar/fat seesaw. Yes, that really is a thing. As one decreases in the diet, the other tends to increase. But it's clear that the two can also increase together. Sugar can increase fats in someone's diet in several ways - and they're not always the best fats. This article covers a few of those ways. Sugar Can Change..

Joan Kent · 3 days ago

Joan Kent · 3 days ago

How to Control the Sugar/Fat Seesaw
How to Control the Sugar/Fat Seesaw

How to Control the Sugar/Fat Seesaw by Joan Kent, PhD Some people are still severely limiting the amount of fat they eat – both good and bad – to lose weight. That's likely to increase their consumption »

How to Control the Sugar/Fat Seesaw by Joan Kent, PhD Some people are still severely limiting the amount of fat they eat – both good and bad – to lose weight. That's likely to increase their consumption of carbohydrates – both good carbs and bad. Because "bad carbs" can bring on negative health consequences, it might pay to look at this. Articles in science journals reference the sugar/fat seesaw..

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Do You Ever Resist Your Weight Loss Program?
Do You Ever Resist Your Weight Loss Program?

Do You Ever Resist Your Weight Loss Program? By Joan Kent, PhD Participant resistance was such a big part of running the weight loss program I ran for 14 years, it didn't even seem like something to write »

Do You Ever Resist Your Weight Loss Program? By Joan Kent, PhD Participant resistance was such a big part of running the weight loss program I ran for 14 years, it didn't even seem like something to write about; it just went with the territory. "Resist" has many synonyms: oppose, battle, combat, duel, fight back, put up a fight, defy, struggle against, stonewall. Why would someone pay lots of money..

Joan Kent · April 18th, 2018

Joan Kent · April 18th, 2018

Can Carbs Actually Be Good For You?
Can Carbs Actually Be Good For You?

Can Carbs Actually Be Good for You? by Joan Kent, PhD Okay, let's start by clarifying which foods we mean. Vegetables are carbs. So are fruits. The ones I'm talking about in this post are ... starches. »

Can Carbs Actually Be Good for You? by Joan Kent, PhD Okay, let's start by clarifying which foods we mean. Vegetables are carbs. So are fruits. The ones I'm talking about in this post are ... starches. Starches include quinoa, lentils, parsnips, turnips, sweet potatoes, rice, squash, beans and such. As you probably know, everyone seems to be avoiding starches (or as they say, "carbs"). Everyone's reading..

Joan Kent · April 18th, 2018

Joan Kent · April 18th, 2018