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
Holiday Temptations? Get a Jump on January!
Holiday Temptations? Get a Jump on January!

Holiday Temptations? Get a Jump on January! by Joan Kent, PhD Most of us want to feel safe, maybe even more so at holiday time. If you have food addictions, though, it can be difficult to feel safe during »

Holiday Temptations? Get a Jump on January! by Joan Kent, PhD Most of us want to feel safe, maybe even more so at holiday time. If you have food addictions, though, it can be difficult to feel safe during the holiday season. Everyone knows the holidays bring food temptations. It's simply accepted that we'll eat those foods, gain weight, and set the same weight-loss resolution we set last year and the..

Joan Kent · December 9th, 2019

Joan Kent · December 9th, 2019

How Can Your Food Intolerances Become Addictions?
How Can Your Food Intolerances Become Addictions?

How Can Your Food Intolerances Become Addictions? By Joan Kent, PhD My doctoral program required me to choose a specialty (sugar addiction). Before that, I had studied food intolerances. My interest in »

How Can Your Food Intolerances Become Addictions? By Joan Kent, PhD My doctoral program required me to choose a specialty (sugar addiction). Before that, I had studied food intolerances. My interest in those was always their link with addiction. Common triggers for food intolerance include chocolate, corn, soy, wheat, other gluten-containing foods, peanuts, dairy, eggs, sugars, and other sweeteners...

Joan Kent · December 4th, 2019

Joan Kent · December 4th, 2019

Trapped in a Breakfast Cliche?  Break Free!
Trapped in a Breakfast Cliche?  Break Free!

Trapped in a Breakfast Cliché? Break Free! By Joan Kent, PhD Yesterday at the gym, a co-worker eating a turkey sub with lettuce and tomato was laughed at by a gym member, who said, "Breakfast – the »

Trapped in a Breakfast Cliché? Break Free! By Joan Kent, PhD Yesterday at the gym, a co-worker eating a turkey sub with lettuce and tomato was laughed at by a gym member, who said, "Breakfast – the most important meal of the day, right?" Guess the sub was funny because it wasn't eggs and toast. Or oatmeal. Or pancakes. Or some other breakfast cliché. Recently, a coaching client asked what I eat..

Joan Kent · November 30th, 2019

Joan Kent · November 30th, 2019

Do You Believe Foods Change Your Brain?
Do You Believe Foods Change Your Brain?

Do You Believe Foods Change Your Brain? By Joan Kent, PhD Ever feel you should change your nutrition but slam on the brakes because you're afraid to try? People have a misconception that changing nutrition »

Do You Believe Foods Change Your Brain? By Joan Kent, PhD Ever feel you should change your nutrition but slam on the brakes because you're afraid to try? People have a misconception that changing nutrition is hard because it means deprivation and taking away the good stuff. But we also hear this common myth: Everything is okay in moderation. People say it all the time and think they're saying something..

Joan Kent · November 19th, 2019

Joan Kent · November 19th, 2019