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Foresighted CEOs Rein in Healthcare Costs with Plant-Based Nutrition Education
Date:7/25/2013

Naples, Florida (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

“It’s said that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and this is certainly true when it comes to America’s corporations paying healthcare costs for their employees,” said Scott Stoll, MD, co-founder of the North American Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference and member of Whole Foods Scientific Medical Advisory Board.

An estimated $6 billion is being spent by U.S. employers on wellness programs. A Towers Watson survey of 512 medium to large American companies showed that the average total health expenditure per employee in 2011 was $10,982. Many of our nation’s largest employers are spending $1 billion a year—that’s over $2.5 million per day—on healthcare costs, and the numbers are continuing to rise.

What’s driving these costs? Dr. Stoll says, “It’s the food we’re eating—the Standard American Diet is wreaking havoc on our bodies, bio-chemistry, brains, and our pocketbooks.”

With healthcare costs spiraling out of control and threatening the ability of America’s Corporations to compete locally and globally, foresighted corporations are turning to plant-based nutrition education as the ‘invention’ to help their employees turn the tide of obesity and chronic disease. Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading natural and organic foods supermarket, is a glowing example of a company that has embraced plant-based nutrition as a wellness initiative.

Whole Foods CEO John Mackey notes that the company’s annual $200 million cost of healthcare has been dropping since 2010. Mackey says, “If a program works, get more of it—this program works!”

“We work with Whole Foods to educate their team members about the disease prevention impact of plant-based nutrition,” said Tom Dunnam, president of

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