To create truly sustainable personal growth and fulfilment through personal nutrition
We are in the business of optimising individual potential.
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.
Healthy nutrition is the basis of good health. Health is the basis of life satisfaction. Life satisfaction is the basis for truly sustainable personal growth and fulfilment.
Metabolic Balance is a fully inclusive global organisation. Each country and ethnic group is welcomed within our global family.
Metabolic Balance fully embraces individuality and cultural diversity by the very nature of our personalised plans. “Everybody is unique and so should eat their unique foods.”
Metabolic Balance Australia & New Zealand is fully embracing of all race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and celebrates this diversity by generating personalised plans for each and every individual.
Our plans are all about encouraging whole food eating from sustainable sources.
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 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 quality of life 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. He also began to notice that he too was gaining weight and that his blood values were worsening.
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, Birgit Funfack's sister, 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 in and around Isen. 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.
Today Metabolic Balance is widespread. It is well known throughout the whole of Germany and many other parts of the world. The basic concept of individuality has not changed since its original creation. This individuality covers the nutrition plans, the personal supervision and the joy you experience when the success of Metabolic Balance begins to work for you.
From it's 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.
Cherry Wills is the CEO and head practitioner of Metabolic Balance Australia & New Zealand. Having always valued education, Cherry earned a BSc and a PhD in Color Physics, laying the foundation for her passion for continuous learning and exploration. She began her career working in market research for the food and drink industry where she specialised in sensory profiling to improve processed foods for major food brands. Building upon her expertise in this field, she pivoted her focus by completing her nutritional degree at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition and the University of West London in the UK. As a result of her broad knowledge background, Cherry has emerged as a highly skilled clinician. Throughout her career, she has remained dedicated to supporting clients and leveraging food as a therapeutic tool to achieve personalised health goals.
Cherry and her team are passionate to support practitioners in bringing Metabolic Balance to the people of Australia and New Zealand.
The headquarters for Metabolic Balance Australia & New Zealand is located in the Redlands, QLD. We respectfully acknowledge the Quandamooka People as the Traditional Owners and custodians of the country on which we work, and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.
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