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
What Binge Eaters Do When They Crave
What Binge Eaters Do When They Crave

What Binge Eaters Do When They Crave By Joan Kent, PhD Not every binge eater has binge-eating disorder (BED). But even binge eaters who binge less frequently than people with BED, or on less food, may »

What Binge Eaters Do When They Crave By Joan Kent, PhD Not every binge eater has binge-eating disorder (BED). But even binge eaters who binge less frequently than people with BED, or on less food, may struggle to control their eating. That can be especially true when holiday treats – and holiday stresses – are all around us. My PhD research was on women with BED. Before that, I ran a class for..

Joan Kent · November 7th, 2018

Joan Kent · November 7th, 2018

Why Does Your Indoor Cycling Technique Matter?
Why Does Your Indoor Cycling Technique Matter?

Why Does Your Indoor Cycling Technique Matter? By Joan Kent, PhD I've been to many indoor cycling classes. Some have included gimmicky exercises on the bike, some have been designed with no skill, some »

Why Does Your Indoor Cycling Technique Matter? By Joan Kent, PhD I've been to many indoor cycling classes. Some have included gimmicky exercises on the bike, some have been designed with no skill, some have encouraged pushing hard with no background concept or science. The best classes of all were taught by the late and very great Jim Karanas. He always encouraged participants to ride as if they were..

Joan Kent · November 5th, 2018

Joan Kent · November 5th, 2018

Sugar:  Can’t Quit? At Least Reduce It!
Sugar:  Can’t Quit? At Least Reduce It!

Sugar: Can't Quit? At Least Reduce It! by Joan Kent, PhD The client's food log was extreme. She tracked every bite she ate and calculated the calories in each item. She logged every workout and the calories »

Sugar: Can't Quit? At Least Reduce It! by Joan Kent, PhD The client's food log was extreme. She tracked every bite she ate and calculated the calories in each item. She logged every workout and the calories she had burned. She was working out several times a day. The most extreme feature of her food log was that it included almost nothing but sugar: pastries, chocolate, malted milk Whoppers, fat-free..

Joan Kent · November 2nd, 2018

Joan Kent · November 2nd, 2018

A Scary Exercise That Changes Your Eating?
A Scary Exercise That Changes Your Eating?

A Scary Exercise That Changes Your Eating? by Joan Kent, PhD My client was crying. She was upset by what she thought I had asked her to do. She was afraid she'd have to starve all day. She was afraid she'd »

A Scary Exercise That Changes Your Eating? by Joan Kent, PhD My client was crying. She was upset by what she thought I had asked her to do. She was afraid she'd have to starve all day. She was afraid she'd binge the next day — or for several days. I had not asked her to starve, but her emotional reaction was genuine. All I had asked her to do was try an exercise I'll share with you in a moment. I..

Joan Kent · October 29th, 2018

Joan Kent · October 29th, 2018