In 2001, the Metabolic Balance program had been developed in Germany by Dr. Wolf Funfack, Birgit Funfack and Silvia Bürkle. The Metabolic Balance GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 2002.
We consider an individual's unique dietary needs when creating a nutrition plan and ensure that all nutrient requirements are met. We use, promote and share the most up-to-date knowledge on healthy eating and its influence on the metabolic processes in the body.
In the early 1980's, when Dr. Wolf Funfack was writing up his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin, one of Germany's most distinguished universities, the medical world was in transition. Dr. Christiaan Barnard had just become internationally recognised for performing the world's first heart transplant. At the time, although slightly less fashionable, Dr. Funfack was working on the more down-to-earth and practical dissertation topic: "Obesity in Infancy and Early Childhood". Instead of posing the question 'How can I treat disease or replace diseased organs?' Dr. Wolf Funfack committed his whole life with the notion of how to stay in and maintain good health.
After working for ten years in the cardiology unit at Moabit hospital in Berlin, he took his family to Isen in the foothills of the German Alps. Here he set up his own medical practice. Dr. Wolf Funfack began to notice how a number of his patients were gaining weight. At the same time he observed a deterioration in both the patient's blood values and their health alongside an increase in disease. He treated all his patients with the most advanced treatment methods available worldwide in nutritional medicine. These methods, however, seemed only to work in the short-term.
At that time, his wife Birgit Funfack was training to become a Naturopath. She gave Dr. Funfack new insights, such as the theory that all physical processes should be seen as individual processes that are influenced by a multitude of factors. They began exchanging information and experimenting to see how small changes in their own habits could have an impact on their health and wellbeing. In developing their new theories, they brought in another expert, Silvia Bürkle. As a food technologist, she viewed foods and their effects from a different perspective, which immensely enhanced their discussions.
These events marked the beginning of Metabolic Balance. Silvia Bürkle classified all foods by their individual components. The three founders discussed and revised their evaluations and finally checked the accuracy of their methods by testing their nutritional plans on themselves. Their success was nothing short of impressive and word soon got around. Soon everyone wanted to take part in this successful nutrition program and Metabolic Balance became well-known. Within a short time, the workload become so much to handle, that the founders developed a program to allow them to create the individual nutrition plans on a larger scale. They befriended doctors and naturopaths to help them supervise their growing list of clients. And so Metabolic Balance was born.
The exclusive Metabolic Balance software program is based on the German national food database. Centred on the findings of numerous medical research studies, personal research and experience, the principles of Metabolic Balance were developed. This complex program is continually refined and adjusted to reflect current research.
At Metabolic Balance, we are and remain of the opinion that a serious diet change should never take place without blood analysis.
Metabolic Balance will not, under any condition, diagnose or treat any medical condition, nor is Metabolic Balance permitted to diagnose, treat, prescribe or monitor any element of the clients' health and medication. Blood work completed pursuant to the Program will not be examined by Metabolic Balance or the associated coach for any purpose other than preparing the personalized meal plan. If there is a clinical significant result, the participant will need to see the physician before coninuing with the program.
From its humble beginnings in Isen Germany, Metabolic Balance has grown to be available in over 35 countries. The strategic direction and management of Metabolic Balance is operated in each region to ensure that our system is truly tailored to the local cuisines, customs and practitioners in the different countries around the world.
Vera Jamin-Wirth is the CEO of GET Nutrition Consulting Inc. - the company that owns the licence for Metabolic Balance in Canada. As a trained Nutritionist, Vera has successfully trained and supported plenty of Metabolic Balance coaches since 2011 in Canada. She holds a M.A. in Economics from the University of Applied Science in Ismaning, Germany and a B.A. degree in Sports Management.
Vera and her team are passionate to support new coaches in bringing Metabolic Balance to their clients in Canada.
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