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
Why Do I Love My Sugar Recovery?
Why Do I Love My Sugar Recovery?

Why Do I Love My Sugar Recovery? by Joan Kent, PhD Let me count the ways. Reasons, actually. This article covers 4. 1. Food Tastes Better Taste buds seem to come alive when they're not "deadened" by overly »

Why Do I Love My Sugar Recovery? by Joan Kent, PhD Let me count the ways. Reasons, actually. This article covers 4. 1. Food Tastes Better Taste buds seem to come alive when they're not "deadened" by overly sweet foods. When I stopped eating sugar, I also stopped expecting to have sweet foods at each meal — for dessert or for the entire meal. Only then could I appreciate the more subtle and nuanced..

Joan Kent · August 4th, 2019

Joan Kent · August 4th, 2019

Intuitive Eating—or Should You Manage Addictions?
Intuitive Eating—or Should You Manage Addictions?

Intuitive Eating – or Should You Manage Addictions? by Joan Kent, PhD A colleague asked me what I thought of the so-called "diet backlash." Well, I completely understand rebelling against diets. That »

Intuitive Eating – or Should You Manage Addictions? by Joan Kent, PhD A colleague asked me what I thought of the so-called "diet backlash." Well, I completely understand rebelling against diets. That information is literally everywhere, along with pressure to look a certain way. It's not surprising that people get tired of running into it and being expected to live by it. In response to this dieting..

Joan Kent · July 29th, 2019

Joan Kent · July 29th, 2019

How Susceptible Are You to Sugar Addiction?
How Susceptible Are You to Sugar Addiction?

How Susceptible Are You to Sugar Addiction? By Joan Kent, PhD Quitting sugar was one of the most significant accomplishments of my life. I'm the World's Foremost Recovered Sugar Addict (!!). While sugar »

How Susceptible Are You to Sugar Addiction? By Joan Kent, PhD Quitting sugar was one of the most significant accomplishments of my life. I'm the World's Foremost Recovered Sugar Addict (!!). While sugar is the most addictive food there is, it doesn't affect everyone that way. One of the key factors in sugar addiction is Susceptibility. I happen to be one of the susceptible people and have had strong..

Joan Kent · July 21st, 2019

Joan Kent · July 21st, 2019

Planning to Celebrate National Junk Food Day?
Planning to Celebrate National Junk Food Day?

Planning to Celebrate National Junk Food Day? By Joan Kent, PhD July 21 is National Junk Food Day. I'm not making this up. Did you even know there was one? Both the creator and the origin of National Junk »

Planning to Celebrate National Junk Food Day? By Joan Kent, PhD July 21 is National Junk Food Day. I'm not making this up. Did you even know there was one? Both the creator and the origin of National Junk Food Day are unknown. (I wonder if that's due to embarrassment. But I digress....) The day is "dedicated" to the snacks "everyone loves" – foods high in fats, sugars, salt and calories, with little..

Joan Kent · July 13th, 2019

Joan Kent · July 13th, 2019