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
K2:  An Important Vitamin You May Not Know
K2:  An Important Vitamin You May Not Know

K2: An Important Vitamin You May Not Know by Joan Kent, PhD Many people know that vitamin K1 is involved in helping blood clot. It's found in plant foods, particularly leafy greens. Examples include kale, »

K2: An Important Vitamin You May Not Know by Joan Kent, PhD Many people know that vitamin K1 is involved in helping blood clot. It's found in plant foods, particularly leafy greens. Examples include kale, collard greens, spinach, turnip greens, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Apparently, vitamin K1 deficiency is rare. But another vitamin – K2 – is important for its completely different functions...

Joan Kent · June 22nd, 2019

Joan Kent · June 22nd, 2019

3 Reasons You’re Scared to Ditch Desserts?
3 Reasons You’re Scared to Ditch Desserts?

3 Reasons You're Scared to Ditch Desserts? By Joan Kent, PhD I'm seeing it more and more often: people who know they eat too much sugar but just don't want to quit. Here are 3 reasons people seem afraid »

3 Reasons You're Scared to Ditch Desserts? By Joan Kent, PhD I'm seeing it more and more often: people who know they eat too much sugar but just don't want to quit. Here are 3 reasons people seem afraid to eliminate sugary foods from their diets. Fear #1: Not having a "sugar crutch" when you need it When the going gets tough, the stressed grab cookies. If you haven't figured out a different stress..

Joan Kent · June 13th, 2019

Joan Kent · June 13th, 2019

“The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed”
“The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed”

"The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed" by Joan Kent, PhD I first saw this quote in a Reebok ad. Since then, I've learned it was taken from a statement by George Patton: "The more you sweat in peace, »

"The More You Sweat, the Less You Bleed" by Joan Kent, PhD I first saw this quote in a Reebok ad. Since then, I've learned it was taken from a statement by George Patton: "The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." Patton's statement has nothing to do with this article, so let's stick with the Reebok ad! Reebok clearly meant the harder we work in training, the less we suffer in performance,..

Joan Kent · June 9th, 2019

Joan Kent · June 9th, 2019

Will Quitting Alcohol Really Change Your Eating?
Will Quitting Alcohol Really Change Your Eating?

Will Quitting Alcohol Really Change Your Eating? By Joan Kent, PhD A conversation in a fitness club locker room between a woman and her husband's personal trainer caught my attention. No, I wasn't eavesdropping: »

Will Quitting Alcohol Really Change Your Eating? By Joan Kent, PhD A conversation in a fitness club locker room between a woman and her husband's personal trainer caught my attention. No, I wasn't eavesdropping: they were standing right next to me and conversing at ordinary volume. The trainer explained to the wife that her husband's weight problem was probably due to his alcohol consumption. She had..

Joan Kent · June 3rd, 2019

Joan Kent · June 3rd, 2019