|The Knowledge Doc Dr Eric Berg’s official website
|Chiropractor, Dietician, Retired Army personnel, and YouTuber
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
|Date of Birth
|31 March 1965 (Wednesday)
|Age (as of 2022)
|United States of America
|• University of Wisconsin – Parkside (1983)
• Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa (1985)
|• Undergraduate pre-med studies
• Doctor of Chiropractic
|Scientology Ian Rafalko’s video on YouTube
|Non-vegetarian Dr Eric Berg’s YouTube video
|4501 Ford Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
|• Firing an employee for not following Scientology: Eric Berg attracted controversy when Brenda Valentine, who worked for him, complained against him in 2017. In her complaint, Brenda levied a series of allegations against Eric and said that Eric terminated her services after she refused to follow Scientology. She also claimed that Eric and Karen used to force her to attend Scientology courses held in Washington, D. C. She also said that Eric used to force her to listen to him read from different Scientology books. YouTube
• Allegations by Ian Rafalko: Eric Berg's son Ian Rafalko posted a video on TikTok and Twitter in May 2021 claiming that he followed Scientology because his family pressurized him in doing so. He further claimed that when he left Scientology and moved away from his family, his father visited him and angrily knocked on the door of his house but when the neighbours threatened to call the cops, Eric had to leave. Ian says his father has no compassion for humans and is selfish. He further claimed that Eric often donates a huge amount of money to the Scientology churches, the money that he earns from selling his products online. Ian Rafalko's YouTube video YouTube In the video, while 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.”
Ian also claimed that his father wrote a mail to Twitter asking them to remove the video that Ian had posted. YouTube
|Relationships & More
Note: In a video, Eric said that he met Karen when he shifted to San Diego. He also said that Karen accepted his proposal of dating after rejecting him thrice.
• Ian Berg (aka Ian Rafalko)
• Jordan Berg
• Allison Berg
Some Lesser Known Facts About Eric Berg
- Eric Berg is an American chiropractor who has also served in the United States Army. He is also a dietician and YouTuber and is known for giving tips on losing weight through healthy ketosis and intermittent fasting on YouTube and social media.
- From June 1983 to December 1987, Eric Berg worked as a reservist in the US Army. While serving there, he was posted at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, Fort Sam Houston in Texas, and Fort Riley in Kansas. Eric also trained as an X-ray technician while serving in the U. S. Army.
- Eric appeared for the National Board of Chiropractic Examination and Certificate of Proficiency in Chiropractic X-rays Examination in December 1988 and passed them.
- Eric was hired by the Sound Chiropractic David Graham in Washington, D. C., where he worked as an associate intern from January 1989 to June 1989.
- He worked as an associate intern at Moll Chiropractic from June 1989 to December 1989.
- Eric practised as a private chiropractor in San Diego, California, from January 1990 to September 1993.
- Eric appeared for the California Board of Chiropractic Examination and the Louisiana Board of Chiropractic Examination in January 1990 and passed.
- Eric shifted to Shreveport, Louisiana, where he worked as a private chiropractor from October 1993 to August 1997.
- Eric began working with high-ranking government officials after founding the Berg Institute of Health & Wellness in September 1997.
- Eric was appointed as the vice chair of the Department of Nutritiology at Howard University in 2005. He also gave lectures to his students on nutrition as an adjunct professor.
- Eric has completed several certification programs like Microscopy (live blood cell analysis), Acoustic Cardiograph (ACG), and diagnostic interpretation of neuro-selective current perception threshold.
- As a chiropractor, Eric, as of December 2022, has attended more than 5.5k workshops, seminars, and symposiums. He has also given consultation to more than 40k clients from different countries. During a podcast, while talking about helping people lose weight, he 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 has also served in several medical organisations like the American Endocrinology Society and the Health Science Institute as a member of the advisory panels.
- On WOL, Eric hosted a talk show in 2005.
- In a career spanning more than thirty years, Eric has trained more than 2k healthcare workers from different states of the US.
- On 19 December 2008, Eric uploaded his first video on his YouTube channel, Dr. Eric Berg DC, in which he was shown giving tips to a former NFL player named Duane Clemons on how to lose weight. As of December 2022, he has more than 9.05 million subscribers on his channel. Through his channel, Eric provides information regarding the keto diet, intermittent fasting, the benefits and side effects of consuming different types of food, etc. Every day, he used to get more than 500,000 views on YouTube in 2018. Eric published one video in the morning and one video at night. According to Eric, before making a video on YouTube, he gets up early and also works on the weekends to gather information about the topic that he wants to post on YouTube. During a podcast, 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.
Eric also claimed that initially when he started posting videos on YouTube, he used to get depressed as his videos were getting very less views.
- Eric donated $500,000 in 2018 to a Scientology membership organization called the International Association of Scientologists.
- Eric has authored several books on following a healthy Keto diet. Some of his notable books are Easy Keto and Intermittent Fasting Booklet, The Healthy Keto Plan: Get Healthy, Lose Weight & Feel Great, The 7 Principles of Fat Burning: Get Healthy, and Lose Weight and Keep It Off!, which was the best selling book on Amazon.
- In his leisure time, Eric likes to play the guitar.
- Dr Berg also sells health products through his official website and Amazon.
- Eric organizes the Keto Health Summit each year in Washington, D. C.
- Eric has been invited to several talk shows on national US television channels like ABC, CBS, and Channel 8 Sports Talk.