Dr. Kantor has been an advocate of natural food and healthy living for 30 years. In 1994 he was appointed CEO of the largest all natural food company of its kind in the United States. He is currently CEO and Founder of NAMED Program, which helps people with substance abuse problems and the top twelve mental illnesses by using special menus and proper specific hydration.
The newest expansion of the NAMED Program covers all major diseases (heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, etc.). This expansion was prompted when NAMED was asked to lead the nutrition program of the Veteran’s Administration through Vet CV. They (the V.A.) needed to cover all diseases, not just substance abuse and mental illness.
He is also a vice-president and on the Board of Directors for NAMI.org in Gwinnett. NAMI is the largest non profit in the United States dealing with mental illness including substance abuse.
He 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 40 years to Karen DeFiore Kantor. Karen is a registered nurse and is Director of Nursing for NAMED PROGRAM . They have two children. Kimberly is the General Manager for Lifetime Fitness at the Dallas area Diamond gym. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and his Master degree from the University of Georgia. He is currently employed with Georgia Pacific in Atlanta Georgia as Sr. Marketing Research Manager.
Dr. Kantor has been an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps since 1976, and just finished serving in the reserves in April 2016 after 40 years.
Dr. Kantor is the premier doctor correlating nutritional food science with preventing and mitigating disease. He is also well known as the go to expert on helping substance abuse and mental illness naturally in the United States. Chaired the Natural Products Committee requested by Congress on product criteria and label specifications for all natural foods in the United States. Chaired the Blue Ribbon panel requested by Congress on lowering health care costs in the United States. He is on the Board of Directors and Vice President of the All Natural Food Council of North America, a 55 year old 501C3 that helps govern the all natural food industry. He is on the Communications Committee for the Natural Products Association, a 75 year old 501C3, that is the voice of the natural products industry and works very close with Congress. He is on the Board of Directors of NAMI, the Gwinnett Chapter. He has written three books which can be found on the websites below. Dr. Kantor has been on several hundred Radio shows, TV shows, Newspapers and Magazines, speaking on how to live a healthy lifestyle, how to help increase the successful withdrawal and lower the relapse rate of substance abuse, naturally through proper nutrition and proper alkaline hydration and how to naturally help the top twelve mental illnesses with specific natural nutrition and hydration.
Dr. Kantor is an exclusive expert panelist for Consumer Health Digest. Many of the articles on this site relating to AQUA OH–! can be found as general articles on their site. As an executive panelist he has his own page on their site where his articles can be found. He also contributes articles to peer reviewed sites Bio Core and ResearchGATE. To read Dr. Kantor’s blogs or to learn more about him and his relationship with Optimal Harmony choose one of the following.