What is the Documenting Hope Project?
The Documenting Hope Project is a multi-year research and media initiative to scientifically demonstrate that children can get better from chronic conditions including autism, ADHD, allergies, asthma, autoimmune disease and many more conditions currently believed to be lifelong. The research team is led by Dr. Martha Herbert with contributions from a diverse board of medical and scientific advisors.
The Documenting Hope Project aims to demonstrate how a data-driven assessment of environmental and lifestyle factors coupled with a personalized therapeutic approach can result in improved health outcomes and even total disease reversal.
The Documenting Hope Research Program features two cores studies: CHIRP(TM) and FLIGHT(TM)
The first study, CHIRP [Child Health Inventory For Resilience and Prevention] uses the first of-its-kind IRB-approved online secure survey to collect critical data about children and their development, medical, social and environmental health history. The survey covers what children in the US are eating, their exposures at home, their exposures at school, industrial sites nearby, their medical history, prenatal and preconception health of parents, family medical history, and more. This study received IRB approval in January 2018 and began enrolling participants in August. This study is expected to continue enrollment throughout 2019. Parents of children ages 1-15 in the US are encouraged to participate. You can learn more and register for the study here.
You can also watch this short video about CHIRP.
In 2019, The Documenting Hope Team expects to begin enrollment for it’s second study, FLIGHT [Facilitated Longitudinal Intensive Investigation of Genuine Health Transformation] which will include tracking and filming the clinical progress of the first participants. Researchers will be capturing relevant biomarkers along the healing journey and filming this program to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing, not only with the medical community but also with parents and caregivers who are desperate to help their children today.