"Let food be your medicine, let medicine be your food." - Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine
The "search for the cure" is actually quite futile because the cure already exists, and it always has. There is nothing new about health, it has been around forever. Natural organic nutrition, and life sustaining energy, have been around for millennia. Organic nutrition has been supporting life since life began. The problem is that we humans have altered our foods into completely unnatural things with molecular structures that aren't even compatible with an organic system (the human body/cells). The cells that make up the body are then put under stress because they can't cope with the vast amount of unnatural things we continue to dump into our systems on a daily basis, and all matters of various diseases are the result.
Out of unawareness, we expect our cells to somehow suddenly be able to cope with things, that for millions of years previously, they had never before encountered. The continuously rising level of various degenerative diseases (cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc.) in North America show very clearly that the highly processed, altered, and modified foods in our grocery stores, and countless chemical toxins, are simply not compatible with the cells of our bodies.
Since man and his environment evolved together, they are perfectly compatible with each other. It's a symbiotic relationship. Man does not exist separate from his environment. He is wholly and completely one with it. Manmade synthetics have been shown repeatedly to not be properly compatible with the cells that make up the body (drugs make healthy people sick). To be properly compatible with the cells/body, nutrients need to contain carbon, be carbon-bond, be wrapped in carbon, or in other words, be organic. This carbon-bond quality is the product of photosynthesis by plants. Organic material is something that has been (purely) derived from something living.
Virtually every degenerative disease, physical or mental, is the result of just one thing... STRESS on the body's cells. If cells are stressed out, naturally they will malfunction, and that equates to disease. The 3 things that put stress on the cells of the body are "toxins", a nutrient deficiency, and negative emotions. Whether it's a backache, headache, high blood pressure, various cancers, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, alzheimer's, or pretty much anything else, it doesn't really matter... it's all cellular dysfunction due to stress on the cells of the body.