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
Eat Fat to Stop Your Sugar Cravings?
Eat Fat to Stop Your Sugar Cravings?

Eat Fat to Stop Your Sugar Cravings? By Joan Kent, PhD Have you ever had a sugar craving – one that made you go off your healthy diet? Dumb question, right? Many people claim that sugar cravings never »

Eat Fat to Stop Your Sugar Cravings? By Joan Kent, PhD Have you ever had a sugar craving – one that made you go off your healthy diet? Dumb question, right? Many people claim that sugar cravings never go away, but they absolutely can and do. Completely. Why shouldn't we simply eat sugar? Well, it lowers our quality of life in several ways. One is our health. The high insulin triggered by sugar promotes..

Joan Kent · one day ago

Joan Kent · one day ago

This ‘Nothing’ Nutrition Question Helps a Lot
This ‘Nothing’ Nutrition Question Helps a Lot

This 'Nothing' Nutrition Question Helps a Lot By Joan Kent, PhD Want to move closer to a lifetime of healthful eating? You can do it in a single step. Ask one question before you eat anything — pre-workout, »

This 'Nothing' Nutrition Question Helps a Lot By Joan Kent, PhD Want to move closer to a lifetime of healthful eating? You can do it in a single step. Ask one question before you eat anything — pre-workout, post-workout, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. The question is: "Will eating this stabilize me or destabilize me?" Stability in this context refers to blood glucose and brain chemistry. Stabilizing..

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Joan Kent · 4 days ago

Protein:  Not Just for Muscles (Part 3 -
Protein:  Not Just for Muscles (Part 3 - Brain Chem)

Protein: Not Just for Muscles (Part 3 – Brain Chem) By Joan Kent, PhD Part 1 covered physical benefits of protein beyond muscle building. Part 2 covered the benefits of protein in controlling appetite. »

Protein: Not Just for Muscles (Part 3 – Brain Chem) By Joan Kent, PhD Part 1 covered physical benefits of protein beyond muscle building. Part 2 covered the benefits of protein in controlling appetite. Part 3 covers brain chemicals, protein needs as we age, and a few suggestions for vegan protein. Endorphins Appetite is partly hormonal and involves CCK, but it can be affected by neurochemicals, as..

Joan Kent · September 30th, 2018

Joan Kent · September 30th, 2018

Protein:  Not Just for Muscles (Part 2 -
Protein:  Not Just for Muscles (Part 2 - Appetite Control)

Protein: Not Just for Muscles (Part 2 - Appetite Control) By Joan Kent, PhD, and Shawn Bevington Protein and Hormones Protein is used to make hormones, which are messengers in the body. They're produced »

Protein: Not Just for Muscles (Part 2 - Appetite Control) By Joan Kent, PhD, and Shawn Bevington Protein and Hormones Protein is used to make hormones, which are messengers in the body. They're produced in one part of the body and then distributed – through blood, interstitial or other body fluid – to other organs or tissues. There they modify activity and function. This brief post will focus on..

Joan Kent · September 26th, 2018

Joan Kent · September 26th, 2018