Our world is getting fatter and sicker every year, not healthier. Although life expectancy has been increasing (78.93 years as of 2019), over 1 billion people worldwide live with chronic, debilitating, life-threatening conditions. What good is living to 80 if the last 15-20 years of your life is riddled with co-morbidities, frailty, declining health, and disability?
By the 1980s, obesity rates in the USA were ~15%. Obesity in the USA is now 37% and rising; Obesity and related negative health conditions are also rising worldwide. Children (8, 10, 12 years old) are developing fatty liver disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and other metabolic conditions once reserved for 40+ year old adults.
At this rate, how many millions of today’s children will die in their 40s and 50s, never reaching their 70th or 80th year? Will the next new drug cure obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or other chronic diseases? Probably not. Today’s metric for drug success is resignation to living with a chronic condition, enduring multiple, often debilitating side effects, and never returning to a pre-disease, healthy state.
At best, today’s science is geared towards, funded to pursue, and locked into a state of incremental change within a narrow paradigm, hemmed in by dogma. Breakthroughs are reserved for PERSONAL science-type initiatives, not typically through government grants or from Big Pharma alone.
The Finding Genius Foundation (FGF) works with interdisciplinary experts worldwide, and funds scientific initiatives to manage, slow, stop (or even reverse) the worlds’ most prevalent causes of disease, death, and shortened health and life spans.
Scientific endeavors promoted and funded by FGF must embody most (or all) of our core values:
Make Science PERSONAL:
FGF believes that PERSONAL science is needed to achieve true breakthrough advances in science. Funding scientific research that aligns with FGF’s mission of PERSONAL science, attracting and paying genius-level, inter-disciplinary talent, and navigating the “systems” of healthcare and mainstream medicine are no small tasks. Some would even say we’re foolish to try.
That’s why FGF needs your support. Visit our Current Initiatives page to see what we’re working on, or visit our Donation page to find out how you can support the Finding Genius Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Pending with the IRS.
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