Foundation Diet and Health
Diet and Health
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Michael Weber

Michael Weber, picture from the year 2015
Federal diploma Pharmacist, MSc Infection Biology; in charge of the Food Ingredient Tables, Author


Since 2016, I have been working at the Foundation Diet and Health Switzerland. During my employment, I have performed a wide range of tasks – this ranged from creating ingredients, transferring cookbook recipes, contributing to the development of new concepts and tools, coordinating translation work, work management, introductions of new employees, and creating and correcting of articles around nutrition to the reviews of nutrient compositions and supplements based on scientifically founded databases.

With my participation, I also hope to motivate people to adopt more health-conscious behaviour. Because a balanced diet is not only one of the most efficient means of influencing physical well-being daily, but at the same time a long-term investment in the future, which, unfortunately, offers added value that is often greatly underestimated.


The motivation behind studying biology lies in my interest in developing and deepening an understanding of people and the environment, especially the background of diseases. But I was also fascinated from the very beginning by the body’s own immune system and the general anatomic and physiological structure of people. After successfully completing my Master of Science in Infection Biology, I decided additionally to study pharmaceutical sciences. This is based on the wish to expand my knowledge in a complimentary area, namely how and why medicine affects us and what prevention options are available to us.

Particularly regarding the latter point, physical activity, a stable, social environment, and a balanced diet are crucial. Working at the foundation helped me to develop a better awareness of nutritional physiology and has therefore had a positive influence on my everyday life. Nutrition is a constantly evolving field, the influence of which on diseases in civilization will continue to play a major, albeit often underestimated, roll in the near future.

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Honors, awards, patents, etc

  • University of Basel, Master's degree, Pharmacy (2021)
  • University of Basel, Bachelor's degree, Pharmaceutical Sciences (2018)
  • Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Master of Science, Infection Biology (2015)
  • University of Basel, Bachelor's degree, Biology, general (2012)

Avtivity on our site


Soy Whipped Cream with Agar Agar
Classic Pomegranate Syrup
Pineapple Mojito Green Smoothie
Tropical Turmeric Cleanser Green Smoothie
Reboot with Kale, Oranges, and Chia Seeds
Falafel Bowl with Roasted Potatoes and Mediterranean Salad
Baked Green Falafel with Pea Protein by Terry Hope Romero
Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho with Cilantro
Fully Raw Pad Thai with a Creamy, Fruity Sesame Dressing
Happy Birthday Carrot Cake with Orange and Coconut Topping
Red Peppers Stuffed with Buckwheat, Tofu and Olives
Thai Mango Salad with Peanut and Lemongrass Sauce
Coconut Milk Tapioca Pudding with Brown Sugar


Agar-agar (organic?, raw?)
Agave syrup (agave syrup, raw?, organic?)
Allspice, ground (raw? organic?)
Almond milk (raw?, organic?)
American persimmon, raw (organic?)
Apple sauce, unsweetened (apple compote, apple puree)
Apple, raw, with peel
Apple, raw, without peel (organic?)
Apricots, dried, unsulphured (raw?, organic?)
Aquafaba (vegan egg white, egg white substitute)
Avocados, raw (organic?)
Baked falafels (organic?)
Baker's yeast (active dry yeast, organic?)
Baking soda (organic?)
Barberries (barberry, raw, organic?)
Barberries, dried (organic?, raw?)
Batavia lettuce (crisphead group), raw, organic?
Beef tomatoes, raw (organic?)
Black pepper (organic?, raw?)
Blueberries (blueberries), raw (organic?)
Borlotti beans, raw (organic?)
Boscs bottle pears, raw, organic?
Brown sugar (raw sugar, whole cane sugar, whole sugar, organic?)
Buckwheat, raw (organic?)
Butternut squash, raw (pear squash), one butternut squash
Cantaloupe melon, raw (organic?)
Capers, preserved (raw?, organic?)
Cashew nuts, roasted, unsalted
Cassava, raw (organic?)
Cayenne pepper (raw?, organic?)
Celeriac, raw (organic?)
Chickpea flour (raw?, organic?)
Chili peppers, green (raw, organic?)
Chinese cabbage (raw, organic?)
Chinese jujube, raw (organic?)
Cocoa powder, unsweetened (raw?, organic?)
Coconut meat, raw (coconut meat, organic?)
Coconut meat, young coconut, raw (organic?)
Coconut milk, raw (coconut milk, organic?)
Coconut oil (coconut oil, coconut fat, organic?, raw?)
Coconut yoghurt, vegan (raw?, organic?)
Common fig, raw (Ficus carica), edible fig
Corn cobs, raw (sweet corn, organic?)
Corn kernels, yellow, raw (organic)
Corn tortilla, gluten free, no added salt
Cow parsley, raw (organic?)
Cranberries (cranberries, lingonberries), raw (organic?)
Cranberries (lingonberries), raw (organic?)
Cranberries, dried, sweetened (raw?, organic?)
Cucumbers, peeled, raw (organic?)
Cucumbers, raw (organic?)
Dark chocolate coating (couverture) with coconut oil (organic? raw?)
Dark chocolate, 70-85% (organic?, raw?)
Drinking water, raw (organic?)
Edamame, frozen, blanched (organic?)
Elderberries, black, raw (organic?)
Endive, raw (organic?)
Fennel seeds, raw (organic?)
Galia melons, raw (organic?)
Garden radish, raw (organic?)
Garden salsify (real, raw, organic?)
Garlic (organic?)
Ginger, ground (powder, raw?, organic?)
Ginger, raw (organic?)
Grapefruit, raw (organic?)
Grapes (raw, organic?)
Green mint, raw (organic?)
Green papaya, raw (unripe, organic?)
Green pepper (organic?, raw?)
Hemp oil
Hemp seeds, shelled, raw, organic?
Hemp seeds, unpeeled, raw (organic?)
Herbal vinegar (herbal wine vinegar, raw?, organic?)
Honeydew melon, raw (organic?)
Icing sugar (raw?, organic?)
Jacket potatoes cooked in salt (organic?)
Jerusalem artichoke, raw (organic?)
Kiwi, green (raw, organic?)
Leek, raw (organic?)
Lemon peel, raw (organic?)
Lemon verbena (Verveine), raw (organic?)
Lemons, raw (limes, organic?)
Lentils (Erve, kitchen lentil), raw
Lime juice (raw?, organic?)
Limes, raw (organic?)
Limu Kohu (raw?, organic?)
Linseed oil (linseed oil, flax oil), cold pressed (organic?)
Lovage, raw (Maggi herb, nutmeg, organic?)
Lucuma powder (raw?, organic?)
Lychee (raw, organic?)
Mace (nutmeg), ground
Maple syrup (organic?, raw?)
Millet, raw (golden millet, millet, organic?)
Mineral water (carbonated), raw (organic?)
Monk's beard (Barba di frate, Agretti, Salsola soda)
Moong Dal (Mung Daal, organic?, raw?)
Mung beans, raw (organic?)
Mustard seeds, yellow-white (raw, organic?)
Nettle, small, raw (stinging nettle, organic?)
Oat flakes (raw?, organic?)
Okara (soy pulp, raw?, organic?)
Olive oil (cold pressed, raw?, organic?)
Olives, black, pitted (raw?, organic?)
Olives, green, pitted, raw (organic?)
Onion granules or onion powder (organic?, raw?)
Onions, dried (dehydrated, dried, organic?, raw?)
Oranges, raw (organic?)
Papaya, raw (organic?)
Passion fruit, purple, raw (organic?)
Peach, raw (organic?)
Peaches, dried (raw?, organic?)
Peanut oil (organic?, raw?)
Pears, dried (raw?, organic?)
Peppermint, fresh (raw, organic?)
Persimmon, raw (organic?)
Pineapple, raw (organic?)
Pomelo (Bomali, Pomaly, not grapefruit)
Porcini mushroom powder, raw? (organic?)
Porcini mushroom, raw (organic?)
Potato, raw (organic?)
Potato, Russet variety, flesh and skin, raw
Potatoes, white, raw (organic?)
Pumpkin seed oil, Styrian (pumpkin oil, kernel oil, Cucurbita pepo)
Pumpkin seeds, dried, raw (organic?)
Pumpkin seeds, roasted, without salt (pumpkin seeds)
Quinoa, cooked (organic?)
Quinoa, raw, peeled (organic?)
Radishes, raw (organic?)
Rapeseed oil (canola, HOLL oil, kernel oil), cold pressed?, organic?
Rapeseed oil, refined (organic?)
Raspberries (wild raspberries), raw (organic?)
Real guava, raw (Guayaba, Goiaba, organic?)
Red wine vinegar (raw?, organic?)
Reduced salt soy sauce (Genen Shoyu, organic?, raw?)
Safflower oil (raw?, organic?)
Saw palmetto fruits, raw? (organic?)
Sea salt (raw?, organic?)
sesame oil
Sesame oil, roasted (organic?)
Sesame, black (raw, organic?)
Sesame, raw, unpeeled (sesame seeds, organic?)
Sour cherries, dried, unsweetened (organic?)
Soy cream, soy cuisine, - cream (raw? organic?)
Soy sauce (shoyu, raw?, organic?)
Soy sauce (tamari, organic? raw?)
Spinach, frozen, chopped (organic?)
Spinach, raw (vegetable spinach)
Spring / leek / winter onions, raw, organic?
Star fruit (carambola), raw (organic?)
Sugar (granulated sugar, sucrose, saccharose)
Sweet corn kernels, preserved (organic?)
Sweet peppers, green (raw, organic?)
Sweet potato, raw (sweet potato, white potato)
Sweet soy sauce (Ketjap Manis, organic?, raw?)
Tamarind paste (raw?, organic?)
Tapioca balls (organic?, raw?)
Tapioca starch (organic?, raw?)
Tempeh (raw?, organic?)
Tomato paste, unsalted (organic?, raw?)
Tomatoes, dried (raw?, organic?)
Tomatoes, dried, with salt (organic?, raw?)
Tomatoes, raw (organic?)
Truffle oil (organic?, raw?)
Truffles, raw (organic?)
Turmeric (saffron root), ground, raw (organic?)
Turmeric, fresh (raw, organic?)
Vegan vegetable stock, organic?
Vegetable broth with little salt (organic?)
Vegetable broth without added salt (organic?)
Wheat, germinated (wheat sprouts, raw, organic?)
White pepper (organic?, raw?)
White wine vinegar (raw?, organic?)
Winter savory, raw (organic?)
Yamba bean (bulbous bean, jicama, benkuang), raw


Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)