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
Could Your Food Cravings Be Sabotaging You?
Could Your Food Cravings Be Sabotaging You?

Could Your Food Cravings Be Sabotaging You? By Joan Kent, PhD How perfect would it be if food cravings were for broccoli and kale? But those aren't the kinds of foods we tend to crave. Why not? Because »

Could Your Food Cravings Be Sabotaging You? By Joan Kent, PhD How perfect would it be if food cravings were for broccoli and kale? But those aren't the kinds of foods we tend to crave. Why not? Because they don't change brain chemistry. Cravings tend to be for foods that feel like comfort foods: from cookies and other treats to plain old mac and cheese. Foods with sugar, flour and/or fats are the go-to..

Joan Kent · 3 days ago

Joan Kent · 3 days ago

Fake Sugars Make You Eat More (& Worse!)
Fake Sugars Make You Eat More (& Worse!)

Fake Sugars Make You Eat More (& Worse!) by Joan Kent, PhD U.S. sales of diet soda are down, and that's good. University of Sydney researchers found a brain pathway that may explain why sugar substitutes »

Fake Sugars Make You Eat More (& Worse!) by Joan Kent, PhD U.S. sales of diet soda are down, and that's good. University of Sydney researchers found a brain pathway that may explain why sugar substitutes make us eat more sweet foods. According to a recent article in Mother Jones, fruit flies will eat 30% more calories after consuming Splenda (sucralose) when given access to sugary food. The brain..

Joan Kent · August 28th, 2019

Joan Kent · August 28th, 2019

Binge Eating Is Not a Victimless Crime
Binge Eating Is Not a Victimless Crime

Binge Eating Is Not a Victimless Crime By Joan Kent, PhD Binge eating is legal, of course, and fairly common. It also appears to be victimless. Who cares if you eat 3 quarts of mashed potatoes, or inhale »

Binge Eating Is Not a Victimless Crime By Joan Kent, PhD Binge eating is legal, of course, and fairly common. It also appears to be victimless. Who cares if you eat 3 quarts of mashed potatoes, or inhale a few pints of ice cream? But it has consequences – serious health problems, appetite and weight problems, mood issues, out-of-control behaviors. What if we view the victim concept more broadly?..

Joan Kent · August 17th, 2019

Joan Kent · August 17th, 2019

What’s Better Than Calories In / Calories Out?
What’s Better Than Calories In / Calories Out?

What's Better Than Calories In / Calories Out? by Joan Kent, PhD I'm tempted to say, "Almost anything," because the calorie myth is being disproven over and over these days. Finally! That myth is a distraction »

What's Better Than Calories In / Calories Out? by Joan Kent, PhD I'm tempted to say, "Almost anything," because the calorie myth is being disproven over and over these days. Finally! That myth is a distraction from the real effects of foods. Below are just a few. 1. Food and Brain Chemistry No, there's no brain chemistry in food. But certain properties of foods help the brain produce certain brain..

Joan Kent · August 14th, 2019

Joan Kent · August 14th, 2019