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Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel Chaired by Service Foods CEO Distributes Report Outlining Recommendations for Lowering Healthcare Costs to Legislators

The panel, consisting of eight health experts and two leading health advisors, has issued a detailed report demonstrating how its recommendations can save billions of dollars and repair the U.S. healthcare system.

ATLANTA, January 3—The Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel, formed by Service Foods CEO Dr. Keith Kantor, has issued a report outlining easy, straight-forward recommendations to save billions of dollars and repair the American healthcare system.

The Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel Report has been distributed to numerous legislators, including Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA), Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), Senator Johnny Isakson (R- GA) and Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA). The report has also been distributed to former Massachusetts Governor and leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his staff.

"The panel has taken a very close look at every aspect of our failing healthcare system and uncovered a number of common-sense savings that will greatly benefit all Americans and the system as a whole. We are confident our recommendations can be easily followed and implemented, thus saving billions of dollars," said Dr. Keith Kantor. Kantor, who holds a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science, is a well-known expert in all natural foods, supplementation and healthy living, as well as the chair of the advisory panel.

The Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel consists of the following experts and advisors:

  • Dave Baugher, D.C., a chiropractor with more than 25 years experience. Baugher is considered a natural health expert by his peers and community, and he also serves as a designated doctor for the Texas Workers’ Compensation Commission.
  • Kelvin Brown, M.D., M.P.H., CEO of Vital Healthcare Group and Precision Weight Loss Center. As an experienced physician and public health expert with more than 20 years experience, Brown is a leader in the digitalization of medical records, weight management, and health and wellness.
  • Keith Kantor, Ph.D., CEO of Service Foods. As an expert in all natural foods, supplementation and healthy living with more than 25 years experience, Kantor has been dedicated to nutritional awareness and alleviating the healthcare crisis in America.
  • Mike Labanowski, M.D., owner of Southern Sleep Clinics and a leading sleep disorder expert. Labanowski is also a practicing neurologist and the author of several books and journal articles.
  • Terry Lemons, D.D.S., owner of Lemons Dental Esthetics in Suwanee, Ga. Lemons has been a practicing dentist for more than 20 years and is an advocate of natural healthcare to help reduce gum disease and the serious health issues it may cause, such as heart attacks and strokes.
  • Jennifer Scully, R.N., President/CEO of Clinical Resources, the largest female-owned medical placement company in the United States. Beyond leading the award-winning company, Scully also holds board positions with American Red Cross Blood Services and Women Impacting Public Policy.
  • Michael Skaliy, M.D., owner of Atlanta Spine Specialists and a leading pain management expert. Prior to entering into private practice, Skaliy served as the Chairman of Anesthesiology and Pain Management for the Georgia Baptist Medical Center for ten years.
  • Tom Williams, Chairman/CEO of the All Natural Food Council of North America (ANFCNA) and Chairman/CEO of Guaranteed Foods of Lenexa, Kan. Williams has been a natural food manufacturing expert for more than 40 years.
  • Joe Moore, president of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), the fitness industry’s only global trade association. Moore will be advising the panel and making the organization’s vast archive of papers and clinical studies available, though the IHRSA has a policy that prohibits its officers from appearing on any panel that appears to favor a particular candidate.
  • Cara Welch, Ph.D., VP of the Natural Products Association (NPA). Welch has agreed to advise the panel and make the NPA’s vast library of scientific papers and clinical studies available to the panel. The NPA policy states that its officers cannot be on any panel that could be construed as favoring or endorsing a particular candidate.

The report was prepared using robust information, statistics and medical studies provided by the ANFCNA, NPA, IHRSA and the panel members themselves. The recommendations within the report span from implementing nutrition education in grades 1-12 and medical schools and making changes to farm subsidies to overhauling healthcare insurance, promoting the digitalization of all medical records and encouraging all natural food and proper dietary supplementation.

Cost savings resulting from the panel’s recommendations are detailed and confirmed by numerous studies cited in the report. For example, switching to digital medical records that include the breakdown of foods and supplements would save $2.7 billion per year through efficiency, reduced mistakes, better diagnoses and improved treatments, according the the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The report also provides data illustrating that eliminating sugar subsidies would save more than $1 billion per year in direct costs, as well as huge sums by reducing obesity and diabetes.

Furthermore, through changes in the education system, using more natural products, supplementation, preventative care and exercise while lowering the use of additives, preservatives, dyes, sugar and salt, the panel estimates the overall cancer rate will be reduced by 7 percent over five years and 12 percent over ten years. This will save $8.72 billion per year after five years and $14.95 billion per year after ten years. In total, the savings identified in the Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel Report amount to $253.85 billion per year within five years, or $332.5 billion per year within ten years.

About Service Foods

Service Foods offers a full line of all natural foods free from growth hormones, preservatives, steroids, antibiotics and colorings. The company provides free delivery directly to customers’ homes. In addition, dietitians, nurses, doctors, dentists and fitness experts are on staff to counsel clients in leading a healthier lifestyle. Service Foods has been in business since 1981 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with warehouses in several states.

 
 
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