We’d like to pay special tribute to our founders, Wolfe Funfack and Silvia Burkle, also our CEO, Birgit Funfack, without whom Metabolic Balance would never have existed.

Dr FunfackDr. Wolf Funfack - Founder (1946-2013)

Following his dissertation on the subject of “Obesity in infants and young children,” Dr. Funfack was engaged in the practice of internal medicine and nutritional medicine for 25 years. His many years of experience with different dietary programmes prompted him to search for an effective and lasting method that would restore a properly balanced metabolism and to successfully make long-term weight management a reality. After intensive research he developed the metabolic balance® nutritional programme in collaboration with the food technology engineer, Silvia Bürkle.

Silvia BurkleSilvia Bürkle - Founder
As a professional food technology engineer (with a specialism in pathophysiology and dietetics), Silvia achieved extensive experience during 15 years in product development and quality assurance of the food industry. She directed nutritional counselling programmes and cooking courses for a number of health insurance companies. In addition, she has been a leading lecturer for the training programme in metabolic balance® and is a consultant to Natural Healing Practitioner Academies and Secondary Schools.

Birgit FunfackBirgit Funfack - CEO
Birgit has been engaged in health care practices as a Natural Health Practitioner and Seminar Lecturer for over 20 years. Besides her work as an NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Master, she also specialises in the area of psychokinesiology. She has engaged in overweight issues and health nutrition since childhood; partly through personal experience and naturally through her involvement with her husband, Dr. Funfack, and sister, Silvia Bürkle. Since the founding of metabolic balance® GmbH, she has been committed to her role as Managing Director.