The Foundation

The German Foundation for Health Information and Prevention (DSGIP) was founded in 2009 as a non-profit institution by Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Spitz from Schlangenbad/Wiesbaden. Its goal is “top prevention”.

This term results from the claim to develop and promote preventive measures that are as effective and sustainable as possible. On the other hand the term is a wordplay with the German family name of the founder and the concern of the foundation: Spitz(en) translates into “the top” and therefore “top prevention”.

As a first step, the Foundation collects and scrutinizes the latest research results from medicine, natural sciences and sociology from the perspective of health prevention in the 21st century.

In the second step, the essence of the results is made available to the public via internet, print media, lectures.

In the third step, initiatives for an applicable prevention in everyday life are developed from the evaluation and analysis of the data and implemented in cooperation with professional providers of health and prevention services.

Our Team

Maria Beatriz Harouche, MD

Maria Beatriz Harouche Vieira is a neurologist certified by the Board of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology. She worked for 9 years treating patients with neurological diseases and was team coordinator of the neurology department at Hospital Rios D’Or – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil until the end of 2015. She has a broad practical and theoretical background in the treatment of neurological diseases. She has been working with the Akademie für menschliche Medizin since 2018 and coordinates the international part of the “Knowledge stops Dementia” project.

Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Groß-Steinmeyer

Kerstin Groß-Steinmeyer is a certified food chemist. She worked for several years in experimental research, the last years in collaboration with Prof. David L. Eaton at the University of Washington in Seattle. The focus of her most recent studies was on the protective effects of phytochemicals against carcinogenic mycotoxins. Since her return to Germany in 2005, her attention has been increasingly focused on her family, and thus also on the implementation of her knowledge in everyday life. With the ambition to use her knowledge therapeutically, she is currently in training to become an alternative practitioner. Since the end of 2019 she has been working with the ‘Akademie für menschliche Medizin’ and is currently coordinating the project ‘Knowledge stops Dementia’.

Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Spitz

  • Highly infectious health agent
  • Specialist for nuclear medicine and preventive medicine
  • Founder of DSGiP and the “Akademie für menschliche Medizin”
  • Book author
  • Clarifies as an adviser over the health meaning of sun and Vitamin D
  • Organizes the Human Medicine and Vitamin D Congresses


Like all DSGIP projects, “KsD” survives exclusively from private donations and is above all independent of the pharmaceutical industry and industrial food producers.

The “Knowledge stops Dementia” project is the foundation’s third concrete initiative.

Other initiatives and projects

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