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
2 Odd Food Tips—About Arm Action?
2 Odd Food Tips—About Arm Action?

2 Odd Food Tips – About Arm Action? By Joan Kent, PhD 1. Shrink Your Serving Spoons A study tested how much people ate from a big, full bowl of M&Ms in an office setting. A large scoop invited greater »

2 Odd Food Tips – About Arm Action? By Joan Kent, PhD 1. Shrink Your Serving Spoons A study tested how much people ate from a big, full bowl of M&Ms in an office setting. A large scoop invited greater M&M consumption than a teaspoon. I suspect there's an unconscious link between the number of "spooning" actions and how much food we're willing to take. One action with a scoop may seem less..

Joan Kent · May 5th, 2019

Joan Kent · May 5th, 2019

When Serotonin’s Good and When It’s Bad
When Serotonin’s Good and When It’s Bad

When Serotonin's Good and When It's Bad by Joan Kent, PhD Serotonin is a complex brain chemical that has several functions. Below are just a few of these. What Do We Need to Make Serotonin? We need protein »

When Serotonin's Good and When It's Bad by Joan Kent, PhD Serotonin is a complex brain chemical that has several functions. Below are just a few of these. What Do We Need to Make Serotonin? We need protein for the amino acid tryptophan that it contains. And we need carbohydrates to trigger insulin, which helps transport tryptophan to the brain. Serotonin production is pretty linear. More insulin brings..

Joan Kent · May 1st, 2019

Joan Kent · May 1st, 2019

Simple, Silly(?) Tip for Controlling Your Food
Simple, Silly(?) Tip for Controlling Your Food

Simple, Silly(?) Tip for Controlling Your Food By Joan Kent, PhD Change your plate color! This quick tip works in two ways. 1) A plate that's the same color as the food you eat encourages you to eat more »

Simple, Silly(?) Tip for Controlling Your Food By Joan Kent, PhD Change your plate color! This quick tip works in two ways. 1) A plate that's the same color as the food you eat encourages you to eat more food. Since a meal includes foods of different colors, control your portions by thinking of which foods you'd like to limit. To limit a side dish that's white – potatoes, pasta, white rice, for example..

Joan Kent · April 26th, 2019

Joan Kent · April 26th, 2019

Why Is Taking Antioxidants a Bad Idea?
Why Is Taking Antioxidants a Bad Idea?

Why Is Taking Antioxidants a Bad Idea? by Joan Kent, PhD Oxidation is a process that gives us energy by combining glucose with oxygen to make ATP, a fuel, in the cells. The down side is the production »

Why Is Taking Antioxidants a Bad Idea? by Joan Kent, PhD Oxidation is a process that gives us energy by combining glucose with oxygen to make ATP, a fuel, in the cells. The down side is the production of free radicals that may be harmful if produced in excess or for a long time. This very brief post is about simple steps for optimizing oxidation for our health. When we exercise, a beneficial type of..

Joan Kent · April 19th, 2019

Joan Kent · April 19th, 2019