Eric Berg is an American chiropractor, dietician, former US Army personnel, and YouTuber. He is known for specialising in healthy ketosis and intermittent fasting. He provides weight loss and dieting tips to his followers and subscribers on YouTube and social media.
Eric Berg was born on Wednesday, 31 March 1965 (age 57 years; as of 2022) in the United States of America (USA). His zodiac sign is Aries. After completing his schooling, Eric enrolled at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside in June 1983. There, he completed his undergraduate pre-med studies in December 1985. In January 1985, he enrolled at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa and earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1988. Eric Berg – LinkedIn Dr Eric Berg’s official website
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Hazel Green
Parents & Siblings
Not much information is available about his parents or siblings.
Wife & Children
His wife’s name is Karen Berg. She often appears in videos with Eric.
He has 2 sons and a daughter. His sons’ names are Ian Berg, aka Ian Rafalko, and Jordan Berg. His daughter’s name is Allison Berg.
Before getting married to Karen, Eric dated her for some time. They met each other when Eric was practising in San Diego. In a video, Eric said that Karen rejected his proposal thrice. She later accepted his proposal and began dating him.
Eric Berg resides at 4501 Ford Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America.
U. S. Army
Eric Berg joined the United States Army as a reservist in June 1983. As an army reserve, he was deployed at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, Fort Sam Houston in Texas, and Fort Riley in Kansas. He also trained and served in the army as an X-ray technician and served till December 1987.
Eric Berg has worked as a chiropractor for more than thirty years. In December 1988, Eric Berg passed the National Board of Chiropractic Examination and Certificate of Proficiency in Chiropractic X-rays Examination. In January 1989, Eric Berg started to work as an associate intern for Sound Chiropractic David Graham in Washington, D. C. He worked there till June 1989. He joined Moll Chiropractic as an associate intern in June 1989. He worked there till December 1989. In January 1990, Eric moved to San Diego, California, where he worked as a chiropractor privately. He stayed in San Diego till September 1993. In January 1990, Eric passed the California Board of Chiropractic examination and the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic examination. In October 1993, he moved to Shreveport, Louisiana and privately practised as a chiropractor till August 1997. In September 1997, Eric Berg founded the Berg Institute of Health & Wellness, where he worked with several high-ranking US government officials. Eric has also received certification in Microscopy (live blood cell analysis), Acoustic Cardiograph (ACG), and diagnostic interpretation of neuro-selective current perception threshold. In 2005, Eric worked at Howard University as the vice chair of the Department of Nutritiology and as an adjunct professor, he gave lectures on nutrition. As of December 2022, Eric Berg has conducted more than 5.5k workshops, seminars, and symposiums. He is not only a member of the American Endocrinology Society but also a member of the Health Science Institute’s advisory panel. As a chiropractor, Eric has successfully worked with over 40,000 clients. He stopped practising later but continued to give consultations to his clients online and through his institute. While talking about giving diet-related advice to people, Eric said,
I just have this obsession to help everyone on the planet like hardcore. That’s like my intention to help them with better and better and better technology. So all day long, Manuel, what I do is I research and then put out content in a way that is unique, making it really simple. So jumping on the social media allows me to get attention from a lot of people.”
Eric also sells several health and beauty products through his official website and other online shops. Eric Berg has also trained more than 2000 healthcare professionals in the US.
Eric Berg has a YouTube channel named Dr. Eric Berg DC, and as of December 2022, he has more than 9.05 million subscribers. He posted his first video on 19 December 2008, in which he talked about working on the weight reduction of Duane Clemons, a former NFL player. On his YouTube channel, he uploads videos in which he talks about dieting, intermittent fasting, the pros and cons of consuming different types of food, and more. In 2018, his videos on YouTube got more than 500,000 views per day. Every day, he published two videos, one in the morning and one in the evening. During a podcast in 2018, when asked about how he creates videos and from where he gets the ideas for making such videos, he said that he gets up early in the morning to conduct research on the topic that he has planned to cover in his YouTube video. While talking about it, he said,
Well, it’s one of those things. I was just lucky. Overnight it happened just like that. No. No. It did not happen overnight. It’s something called blood, sweat, and tears. I put the time in now. I actually get up at 5:30 and I work on weekends but I’m really not working, I would do this as a hobby. I love doing it. So there’s momentum and then you just keep finding ways to widen the sphere of spaces, you know? You have this thing that you do and then you find ways of like other platforms where I am doing a podcast now. We’re going to do Pinterest. But I’m not going to do those all at once, I’m just focused at one. I’m focused on YouTube and I’ll just take from there and keep expanding it to different platforms.”
In a podcast, he also claimed that when he started posting videos on YouTube, he did not get many views on it, and it depressed him.
Forcing an employee to convert to Scientology
In 2017, Brenda Valentine, an employee of Eric Berg, complained against him and claimed that she was fired by Eric after she refused to convert to Scientology. She also claimed that she was forced by Eric Berg to undergo Scientology courses in Washington, D. C. She also said that Eric would frequently read sentences and phrases from several Scientology books to her, despite her disapproval. YouTube
A feud between Ian and Eric
In May 2021, Ian Rafalko, son of Eric Berg, posted a video on TikTok and Twitter in which he claimed that he was forced to follow Scientology by his family. He also said that when he publically renounced Scientology, his father came to his house and aggressively knocked at his door. Eric, however, had to leave when the neighbours threatened to call the cops. Ian also uploaded a controversial video on Twitter and talked about Dr Eric following Scientology. In the video, he claimed that his father was selfish and void of empathy for humans. According to Ian, a margin of the profit that Eric earns from selling his products goes to Scientology. Ian Rafalko’s YouTube video YouTube Talking about it, he said,
So after I make this video and it goes public my life will be over. That uh… my life’s been over for a while, so. I thought I might at least go out with a big bang. Some of you might know this guy, Eric. He has a few thousand videos on YouTube. He is pretty popular at this point. He gives a lot of health advice. He is a chiropractor, as you can see, so… Not only is this man a Scientologist but he donates copious amounts. His profit margins are insane, they are through the roof. So he’s donated probably around 7 plus million dollars to Scientology? And every product of his that you buy, you donate to Scientology as well, because he has a separate savings account just for that. He is an incredibly selfish and void-of-empathy human being. And the reason I know is because he is my father.”
- Eric Berg has published several books on the Keto diet such as Easy Keto and Intermittent Fasting Booklet, The Healthy Keto Plan: Get Healthy, Lose Weight & Feel Great, The 7 Principles of Fat Burning: Get Healthy, Lose Weight and Keep It Off!, and more. His book The 7 Principles of Fat Burning was the best-selling book on Amazon.
- Eric Berg knows how to play the guitar.
- Every year, Eric Berg hosts the Keto Health Summit in Washington, D. C.
- Eric Berg has also participated in various talk and television shows, aired on national TV channels like ABC, CBS, Channel 8 Sports Talk, and more.
- Since 2005, Eric Berg has been hosting his health talk show on WOL.
- In 2018, Eric Berg donated $500,000 to the International Association of Scientologists, which is a Scientology membership organization.