Chronic diseases — including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and depression — cause more than half of all deaths worldwide and are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.
90% of our nations $3.3 trillion in annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions.
Six in ten adults in the United States have a chronic disease, and four in ten have two or more.
Chronic diseases diagnoses have doubled from 1994 to 2006.
We are in a crisis NOW. We will be in dire crisis a generation from now.
What we are doing to examine and understand these diseases is all wrong. Our modern healthcare system is ineffective in treating chronic diseases as we address their symptoms and not their root causes because we don't understand the complexity of the solutions.
Functional Medicine Ventures focuses on this complexity by looking at not only the entire human body as a system but millions of human bodies together, to better to understand what is breaking and how to restore us before it is too late. We are a venture capital fund that invests in innovative science, research, technology, and systems to create solutions to save us from this slow-motion plague.