Eric Berg is an American chiropractor, dietician, 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). 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.
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.
A photo of Eric with his wife
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.
A picture of Allison Berg (right) with her maternal grandparents
Jordan Berg with his mother. Karen
A photo of Ian Rafalko
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 with Karen Berg
Eric Berg follows Scientology.
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 in the army as an X-ray technician and served till December 1987.
In December 1988, Eric Berg passed the National Board of Chiropractic Examination and Certificate of Proficiency in Chiropractic X-rays. 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 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. In January 1990, Eric passed the California Board of Chiropractic examination and the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic. Eric has also received certification in Microscopy (live blood cell analysis), Acoustic Cardiograph (ACG), and diagnostic interpretation of neuro-selective current perception threshold. As of December 2022, Eric Berg has conducted more than 5.5k workshops, seminars, and symposiums. He is also a member of the American Endocrinology Society and the advisory panel for the Health Science Institute. 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. Eric has also worked at Howard University as an adjunct professor. 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.
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 to visit Scientology courses in Washington, D. C. She also said that Eric would frequently read sentences and phrases from a Scientology book to her, despite her disapproval.
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. 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’s an incredibly selfish and void-of-empathy human being. And the reason I know is because he is my father.”
Eric responded to Ian’s allegations by writing an email to Twitter, urging them to remove his video.
- Eric Berg is also known as The Knowledge Doc.
- Eric Berg follows a non-vegetarian diet.
- 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.
- In 2018, Eric Berg donated $500,000 to the International Association of Scientologists, which is a Scientology membership organization.
- 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.
- In 2005, Eric Berg hosted his health talk show on WOL.