Focus on the root cause of disease rather than treating symptoms.

Focus on the root cause of disease rather than treating symptoms.

United States
Budget: 
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Bring natural health to it's proper place in treating disease. Natural cures aren't promoted because they can't be patented for billions in profits. Double blind clinical studies to prove natural cures to the FDA's requirements aren't cost effective for substances anyone can manufacture. Research dollars are invested for maximum return like any investment. The highest return is in keeping people dependent on pills. Cures don't provide longterm cash flow so they have been suppressed. Big pharma has way too much control over what doctors are taught and the regulatory process. This is why health care is so expensive. Restraint of trade has prevented cheaper/healthier solutions from reaching the masses. The underlying causes of disease can be understood and healed with a different approach.

About Project

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The market for natural cures has been too fragmented to compete with the power of big pharma. Bringing the fragmented market together, with the support of government, and objectively looking at the cost/benefits, will bring the natural cures that exist to the market and transform the way we look at healthcare. An organization that will bring the fragmented market together is the innovation that is needed.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Bring the best minds and research in alternative medicine together to see where cheaper solutions exist. Cures that have been suppressed should be identified and brought to market. Free market economics don't support natural cure research so this should be funded by the government to lower the cost of health care for the country as a whole. The FDA needs to be restructered to serve the best interests and health of the people rather than industry. Medical schools need to spend more time teaching doctors how to heal rather than just push pills to mask symptoms. By spending more time understanding how disease comes into being and preventing it, cures will be found. Approximately 200 words left (1600 characters).
About You
About You
First Name

Pete

Last Name

Weaver

About Your Organization
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Innovation
What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

Tell us about the community that you engage? eg. economic conditions, political structures, norms and values, demographic trends, history, and experience with engagement efforts.

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Share the story of the founder and what inspired the founder to start this project

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Social Impact
Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured

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How many people have been impacted by your project?

How many people could be impacted by your project in the next three years?

Winning entries present a strong plan for how they will achieve growth. Identify your six-month milestone for growing your impact

Create a framework for all participants in natural health to contribute to a new system. One branch would petition the government for the needed changes and the other would promote natural cures.

Task 1

Contact the major players

Task 2

Create a web based forum for communication

Task 3

Create action plans that members can support

Identify your 12-month impact milestone

Have clear goals and actions that the public is supporting, bringing the political pressure up to a critical mass that can effect change.

Task 1

Getting the action plans structured and functional

Task 2

Getting publicity for those action plans

Task 3

Providing ways for the public to get involved in supporting the action plans

How will your project evolve over the next three years?

New institutions will come into being that focus on the best cures rather than the most profitable treatments.

Sustainability
What barriers might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?

Big Pharma will not let their profits decline without a fight. Public awareness and education about superior natural treatments will reduce demand for some drugs. This will refocus Big Pharma's investments into area's where there are no natural cures. I would try to change the consciousness/ethics of the CEO's to accept the reduced cash flow of cures. They would still be very profitable.

Tell us about your partnerships

Nutritional supplement companies, Naturopathic colleges, Doctors, Energy healers, Raw food advocates, Organic food stores and producers, scientists, and activists.

Explain your selections

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How do you plan to strengthen your project in the next three years?

Hard work

Challenges
Which barriers to health and well-being does your innovation address?
Please select up to three in order of relevancy to your project.

PRIMARY

SECONDARY

Limited diagnosis/detection of diseases

TERTIARY

Limited access to preventative tools or resources

Please describe how your innovation specifically tackles the barriers listed above.

It will reduce the cost of healthcare by offering less costly solutions and cures rather than long term treatment.

How are you growing the impact of your organization or initiative?
Please select up to three potential pathways in order of relevancy to you.

PRIMARY

SECONDARY

Grown geographic reach: Global

TERTIARY

Influenced other organizations and institutions through the spread of best practices

Please describe which of your growth activities are current or planned for the immediate future.

I talk to people all the time about this problem but would need funding to get it going.

Do you collaborate with any of the following: (Check all that apply)

If yes, how have these collaborations helped your innovation to succeed?

I would collaborate with all above with financing