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
Sugar Is Why Women Don’t Need Chocolate
Sugar Is Why Women Don’t Need Chocolate

Sugar Is Why Women Don't Need Chocolate By Joan Kent, PhD At a recent seminar that I attended, a participant said, "Sugar is bad in large quantities." No argument there. Yet sugar can be bad in small quantities »

Sugar Is Why Women Don't Need Chocolate By Joan Kent, PhD At a recent seminar that I attended, a participant said, "Sugar is bad in large quantities." No argument there. Yet sugar can be bad in small quantities because it's sneaky. And women seem to feel pulled toward it for a variety of reasons. Several years ago, a popular book recommended that women eat chocolate to handle hormonal changes during..

Joan Kent · one day ago

Joan Kent · one day ago

What About Food, Insulin & Brain Chemistry?
What About Food, Insulin & Brain Chemistry?

What About Food, Insulin & Brain Chemistry? By Joan Kent, PhD Insulin can be linked with brain chemistry and can also change it. One way that insulin can influence brain chemistry is through insulin »

What About Food, Insulin & Brain Chemistry? By Joan Kent, PhD Insulin can be linked with brain chemistry and can also change it. One way that insulin can influence brain chemistry is through insulin resistance. Doctors tell us that insulin resistance is the result of overweight. That's true but not the whole story. Insulin resistance can be genetic – or even the result of how we eat. If someone..

Joan Kent · 5 days ago

Joan Kent · 5 days ago

Overweight Might Be Sugar Addiction—Or Beyond
Overweight Might Be Sugar Addiction—Or Beyond

Overweight Might Be Sugar Addiction – Or Beyond by Joan Kent, PhD Today's post covers more info about insulin and its effects on your health. My client with PCOS wasn't the only one whose doctor sent »

Overweight Might Be Sugar Addiction – Or Beyond by Joan Kent, PhD Today's post covers more info about insulin and its effects on your health. My client with PCOS wasn't the only one whose doctor sent me a thank-you note. Several years prior, I had worked with an overweight client who was diagnosed as "pre-diabetic." Despite the "pre-" diagnosis, she was already on Metformin, typically prescribed..

Joan Kent · August 13th, 2018

Joan Kent · August 13th, 2018

Food & Your Brain:  Way Beyond Sugar Addiction
Food & Your Brain:  Way Beyond Sugar Addiction

Food & Your Brain: Way Beyond Sugar Addiction by Joan Kent, PhD I use food to change brain chemistry and hormones. To be accurate, I help my clients eat differently so they can use food to change their »

Food & Your Brain: Way Beyond Sugar Addiction by Joan Kent, PhD I use food to change brain chemistry and hormones. To be accurate, I help my clients eat differently so they can use food to change their brain chemistry and their hormones. When I was still in my doctoral program, the question came up of what to call my specialty. "Sugar addiction" was too limited. A specialty called Psychoactive..

Joan Kent · August 12th, 2018

Joan Kent · August 12th, 2018