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
Cardio v. HIIT:  HIIT Fans Stack the Deck
Cardio v. HIIT:  HIIT Fans Stack the Deck

Cardio v. HIIT: HIIT Fans Stack the Deck By Joan Kent, PhD I use high-intensity interval training often in my own workouts and when teaching. But when staunch advocates of HIIT compare the benefits of »

Cardio v. HIIT: HIIT Fans Stack the Deck By Joan Kent, PhD I use high-intensity interval training often in my own workouts and when teaching. But when staunch advocates of HIIT compare the benefits of HIIT with standard cardio, they kinda cheat. In the hands of the die-hard HIIT fan, the word "cardio" has become code for lame-o exercise at the lowest levels of intensity. It's no surprise that the benefits..

Joan Kent · 6 days ago

Joan Kent · 6 days ago

Are Your Workouts Making Your Brain Bigger?
Are Your Workouts Making Your Brain Bigger?

Are Your Workouts Making Your Brain Bigger? By Joan Kent, PhD A long-term study followed 1583 middle-aged men and women with no personal history of either dementia or heart disease for two decades. Before-and-after »

Are Your Workouts Making Your Brain Bigger? By Joan Kent, PhD A long-term study followed 1583 middle-aged men and women with no personal history of either dementia or heart disease for two decades. Before-and-after tests done 20 years apart showed that the ones who had kept in shape had larger brains. The poorly conditioned participants had lost gray matter. Maintaining gray matter prevents cognitive..

Joan Kent · March 10th, 2019

Joan Kent · March 10th, 2019

Do Your Food Cravings Keep Sabotaging You?
Do Your Food Cravings Keep Sabotaging You?

Do Your Food Cravings Keep Sabotaging You? By Joan Kent, PhD Wouldn't it be perfect to have food cravings for broccoli and kale? Of course, those aren't the kinds of foods we tend to crave – mainly because »

Do Your Food Cravings Keep Sabotaging You? By Joan Kent, PhD Wouldn't it be perfect to have food cravings for broccoli and kale? Of course, those aren't the kinds of foods we tend to crave – mainly because they don't cause much change in brain chemistry. Cravings tend to be for things that feel like comfort food: cookies, other sugary treats, mashed potatoes, lots of mac and cheese. Foods with sugar,..

Joan Kent · February 20th, 2019

Joan Kent · February 20th, 2019

Your Health, Your Food, and Your Attitude?
Your Health, Your Food, and Your Attitude?

Your Health, Your Food, and Your Attitude? by Joan Kent, PhD Do you have a persistent health issue that hasn't responded to nutrition? More people are using nutrition and fitness to help them overcome »

Your Health, Your Food, and Your Attitude? by Joan Kent, PhD Do you have a persistent health issue that hasn't responded to nutrition? More people are using nutrition and fitness to help them overcome problems that used to send them to doctors and pharmacies. If you've been working on the problem for a while – weight loss, high glucose, headaches, diabetes – you've probably tried many strategies...

Joan Kent · January 12th, 2019

Joan Kent · January 12th, 2019