SEARCH for the CAUSE

A NEW ERA of DISEASE 

             “What's changed in our diet, lifestyle or environment since 1990?"

 

Help us find out:

The clues can be found in your own health within the context of diet, lifestyle and environment. Help us discover root causes:

 

  • Calculate your pScore - create a confidential snapshot of the status of your health. Then track your score with proactive changes in your diet, lifestyle and/or environment. 
  • Vote for the Cause – what are your hunches about possible causes in our diet, lifestyle and environment? Your intuitions and insights can lead to discovery of root causes.

Key Objectives for the Search for the Cause:

A New Era of Disease: Did We Miss the Memo?

Biological Markers

Neurological Disease

Top 40

Biological Markers

Diet, Lifestyle & Environment

Search for the Cause is focused on balancing our health with our environment in a brave new world. But it’s also about taking action. Our goal at Search for the Cause is to discover root causes and share what we learn about our health, diet, lifestyle and environment. 

At Search for the Cause, we aim to identify and validate likely triggers of the many negative health impacts that arise from our diet, lifestyle and environment. In the world of microbiology, these three really boil down to what's impacting the environment of our cells. As Bruce Lipton says, “it’s the environment, stupid!”

Diet

Diet is more than just the nutrients we take-in. GMOs, refined sugar, pesticides and chemicals can all find their way into our diet. Each is  associated with creating free radicals, inflammation and biological disharmony. These are key biological factors leading to disease and chronic conditions. The 36 fast-growing diseases of the US health crisis are all associated with these key biological factors. Each can be triggered from toxins in our diet. 

Lifestyle

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Environment

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ABOUT OUR FOUNDER: RICHARD LEAR

Richard's 2016 paper, "The Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease," inspired the Search for the Cause Initiative. In researching the current US health crisis, Richard discovered a treasure trove of science that suggests multiple biological linkages between the fastest-growing chronic diseases. His research also revealed that this explosion of diseases without germs means they are all fundamentally preventable. The external causes ultimately lie in our diet, lifestyle or environment. But the key challenges are twofold: Can we effectively motivate science and scientists to actively collaborate to discover root biological causes? And can we leverage the wisdom of crowds to identify the likely disease triggers in our diet, lifestyle and environment that are most responsible for this explosion of chronic disease in America?

Richard is the founder of five Silicon Valley-based businesses. He graduated with honors from Brown University. He also completed  engineering and leadership coursework at Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley and the Kellogg School of Management.