About Us

Many mistakenly attribute humanity’s chronic disease woes to fractured and expensive healthcare delivery systems. Although they are problems, they are downstream of the problem. The problem is we cannot answer “Why do people get sick?” particularly for chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, and chronic neurological problems,

just to name a few. The problem exists because we continue to act upon the problem of disease despite not effectively thinking about the problem for over a century. Medicine is lost in a sea of data without the maps provided by a theoretical element.  Money heaped on 19th and 20th century thinking will not solve this crisis.

Zazari Project is a space designed to unite people and ideas that lead to the creation of a Future of Medicine that heals people. The answers we need do not exist around us, but rather will arise from within us.


To cure the people of the world with the right Medicine.


Our mission is to unify healers, researchers and inquisitive minds through creative, educational, and collaborative platforms to cure the world’s chronic disease crisis and usher in a new paradigm. Our tool kit provides resources to support and educate an engaged community that develops novel theoretical concepts and experimental design tools to discover a new understanding of life and disease. We believe that from this will emanate proofs and predictive models of disease and ultimately foster sustainable and effective health and disease delivery systems worldwide.

A Vision Driven by Passion

Charlotte Appleton, M.D., M.B.A., internal medicine physician and founder of Zazari Project, became a doctor to heal people. Over time, as she worked with thousands of chronic disease patients, she became increasingly frustrated by the lack of healing tools at her disposal. After years of contemplation, it was when she became a parent at age 41 that she laid down concerns about professional credibility, committed to bringing her insights to life, and began building a community of creatives to change the world into a healthier place for her son and those who share it with him.

Overcoming Inaccurate Assumptions

One of the key challenges in a paradigm shift is addressing what we don't know we don't know. Belief systems about health and disease are personal and held closely. Unfortunately, failure to reliably reverse or cure chronic disease indicates that no one has accurate assumptions about disease no matter what anyone believes. It's time to scrutinize what we think we know and find the bits of reality in a vast sea of opinion.

Cultivating Insights in the Space Between

Zazari Project not only values perspectives and insights from other disciplines, we crave them! It's in the collaborative space between the silos of experts where the real magic of discovery lies. To facilitate this effort, medical conundrums are made accessible to a broader audience by minimizing medical jargon.

5-Step Development Plan

Zazari Project development is slated according to this 5-Step Development Plan. Each stage offers new capabilities, resources and opportunities for engagement. Ultimately, the vision is to develop theoretical and experimental arms to produce proofs, predictive models, cures and more. The graphic below illustrates the general intent to grow Zazari Project.

 Stage 1:


  • Launch website
  • Launch free memberships
  • Launch blog
  • Launch quarterly Permutations online magazine
  • Launch video library
  • Offer speaking and workshop programs

Stage 2:

Theoretical Arm

  • Develop Forum
  • Develop Creative Medicine course
  • Initiate monthly newsletters
  • Advisory board selection
  • Publish opportunities for members to post videos or publish articles
  • Publish book

Stage 3:

Service Expansion

  • Launch Forum
  • Launch Creative Medicine course
  • Launch Seminars and Speaking Engagements
  • Publish events calendar
  • Seek volunteer forum facilitators
  • Develop community engagement program


Stage 4:

Experimental Arm Preparation

  • Develop experimental function
  • Seek funding
  • Set up foundation

Stage 5:

Experimental Arm Launch

  • Launch experimental function
  • The world is our oyster

Forum & Community Coming Soon!


An open forum and interactive community are essential to facilitates and organize dialogue and evolving information. The online community includes opportunities to make profiles, engage in a forum, participate in interest groups, follow others, read blog posts, and share files in effort to identify and shape ideas. Connecting people and ideas in an interactive environment is the vital vehicle of discovery in the Zazari Project model. Stay tuned for updates on forum development on the Forum Page.

READ ME: Explorer’s Guide to the Basic Blog

In this sampling of Zazari Project's unique blog, we explore perplexing health and disease issues using a relaxed, coffee-shop tone. Topics and stylistic presentations are broad and may include observations, experiences, philosophy, exploration of paradoxes and...

Why the Hepatitis C Cure Didn’t Cure Hepatitis C

“Yellow jaundice”, a redundant phrase that literally means “yellow yellow,” is a sign of a very sick liver. One day when I was in private practice, a quiet woman with chronic hepatitis C infection came to see me because she was the color of a lemon. As I examined her...

The Hills of My Village

Sometimes, there are hills around the village, where I live. On certain days, there they are,  surrounding us – sheltering, like a giant cradle; on other days they’re not there at all. As long as I can remember, I have wondered how this could be possible – hills...

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"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."

Henry Ford

The interactive forum is a place to openly and respectfully explore and discuss ideas and insights in a community of peers.

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