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Relationship Between Poor Diet & Substance Abuse: Part 1

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: New studies show that a person’s diet can actually be a greater factor in alcohol and drug abuse.
Air Date: 8/7/15
Duration: 10
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Keith Kantor, PhD
Keith-KantorDr. Keith Kantor has been an advocate of natural food and healthy living for 30 years. In 1994 he was appointed CEO of Service Foods, Inc., the largest all natural food company of its kind in the United States. He is currently the CEO and Founder of the NAMED Program, which frees people from addiction through nutrition.

Dr. Kantor has a PhD in Nutritional Science, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and a Doctorate in Business Entrepreneurship. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry.

Dr. Kantor has been married for 39 years to Karen DeFiore Kantor. Karen is a registered nurse and is Director of Nursing for Service Foods, Green Box Foods, Blue Ribbon Foods and Southern Foods At Home. They have two children. 

Dr. Kantor has been an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps since 1976, and still serves in the reserves.
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Relationship Between Poor Diet & Substance Abuse: Part 1
In the United States, over 16.6 million Americans have reported having a problem with alcohol.

Of that number, over 1.3 million sought help for their drinking problems through a recovery program.

Another 22.7 million Americans report having a drug addiction.

Heroin abuse has risen 400 percent in just the last few years.

The relapse rate of those suffering from substance abuse is high. In fact, there is only a 15 percent success rate in typical recovery programs. 

Often cited as factors in both addiction and relapse are lifestyle, economic situation, and peer pressure. Yet, often overlooked is nutrition.

New studies show that a person’s diet can actually be a greater factor in alcohol and drug abuse. Why has this often been overlooked? How is diet and nutrition related to drug abuse and alcoholism?

Dr. Susanne's guest, Dr. Keith Kantor, created the NAMED Program to help increase success of withdrawal and decrease the number of relapses.

The NAMED Program creates healthy menus for those suffering from substance abuse and educates them so they don’t relapse.

Listen in as Dr. Kantor explains more about the NAMED Program, as well as the connection between diet and substance abuse.
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