Results may vary depending on your commitment, follow through, and metabolism.

Dr. Berg's Story

My Health Story: The Meat and Potatoes Kid

I am in the middle consuming a foot long hot dog "I am in the middle consuming
a foot long hot dog!"

I had the typical Midwest childhood, living on meat and potatoes, with very few vegetables, if any, and tons of sugar, candy, hot dogs (extra long), and pizza. I was the kid who could never just eat one; it was as much as I could stuff in my mouth. I would down several pounds of Halloween candy in a few days and drink lots of orange and grape soda. I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house due to her incredible cooking ability and cake making.

Grandma was a great cake maker "Grandma was a great
cake maker"

I do remember at age 11, feeling weird lightheadedness after I would eat but it would go away if I ate something sweet, which I know now was the start of my blood sugar issue (hypoglycemia). But, mostly, my body felt fine, so there was no motivating push to eat better – I could get away with eating anything.

I then went into football, track, and wrestling and really pushed myself, not knowing about recovery and rest. This led to lots of injuries, and even bone loss (due to trying to cut weight) in high school. I used to starve myself and eat nothing, but drink a small amount of water for three days before a wrestling match to make weight. I lost several pounds, but I was exhausted and stressed. This occurred for three years. Of course, after weighing in and making weight, I would consume a VERY large submarine sandwich. I’m sure you can see where I am headed... Here’s a picture of me going to state, yet so exhausted and depleted.

You can see my tired (red) eyes - I was completely exhausted "You can see my tired (red) eyes
– I was completely exhausted"

This cycle continued throughout college, and was compounded with lots of throat and tonsil infections (mono) and motorcycle injuries. I was starting to burn out after high school, so of course, I decided to join the army. It was a chance to play war games, shoot an M16 and grenades … so the recruiter told me. Three months later, after very little sleep, pure carbohydrate and STRESS, I could barely pass the physical fitness training.

Doing my on the job training at Ft. Sam Houston "Doing my on the job training
at Ft. Sam Houston"

During college, I pretty much lived on cheap refined carbohydrates (noodles, pasta, and bread), lots of coffee (Cuban), and again never ate any vegetables. I justified it by telling myself: I’ll eat better when I graduate… right! The closest I came to improving my health was eating skinless chicken, low fat pizza, and whole wheat bread. But I did take my synthetic vitamins (Centrum Silver). I started experiencing right shoulder pain from what I thought was a motorcycle injury. Little did I know that deep fried food (using Crisco) was destroying my liver.

I craved and consumed huge bags of salty Doritos and chips

Your liver is on the right side of your body, near the bottom of the rib cage. Adding insult to injury, I craved and consumed huge bags of salty Doritos and chips. The combination of bad foods, no sleep and college stress took my health in a downward path.
I started experiencing severe heartburn and I would carry around mega-packs of antacid tablets and swallow them down like candy. I remember waking up at 3 a.m. with the feeling of a tight belt around my chest after consuming a pound of meatloaf; was I supposed to drain the fat?. Whoops. Yes, I know what you are saying... but I had a severe absence of any data on health and was very unaware.
After graduation, I started my practice, which in part, was fueled by a desire to correct my own personal health struggles. I decided it was time to be healthy, so I became a vegetarian... At least what I thought was a vegetarian, but was really a grainatarian. I tried be a vegetarian without eating actual vegetables, only cheap soy products, refined breads, pasta, and lots of prunes (to help my never ending digestive problems).

I also had ample servings of carrot juice, which I now know helped to worsen my blood sugar problem. I was always tired, but at the same time, I couldn’t sleep. My intestines were like cement, and I had hag bags under my eyes. I just couldn’t wake up (even after a full night of rest) and always felt half asleep.
Strangely, at night, my legs became so restless I would be forced get out of bed and run at 5 in the morning to get the energy out. I had become completely dependent on naps as well.
I remember going to the park with my kids and feeling like I was 90% still in bed. One time, going out to dinner with my wife, I told her that I had to go back in the car to take a nap, and left her alone in the restaurant. (That didn’t go over too well.) Needless to say, I was searching for solutions. I frequented virtually every vitamin and health food store, and tried all sorts of energy vitamins. I kept thinking maybe I am deficient in some vitamin, but still wasn’t getting results. One day my wife asked me if I knew the definition of hypochondriac. She said it’s the number of vitamins you have in your cupboard. And I had a warehouse!
By age 28, I had arthritis in my mid and lower back, and severe right shoulder pain. My blood sugar level was high and my diet was unhealthful. Through my research, I stumbled onto an interesting book. After reading the first chapter of Mastering the Zone (a diet book that provides information about insulin and protein requirements), I consumed a buffalo burger for breakfast instead of my regular low fat muffin, and believe it or not, I actually felt better. This was the turning point. I shifted my diet from grains and sugars to more vegetables and some protein, definitely including huge salads of kale and greens. Finally my body was bouncing back and I GOT MY ENERGY BACK! This was exciting. I finally was able to keep up with my kids.

I finally was able to keep up with my kids.

I started studying nutrition intensely, quit my full-time chiropractic practice, and delved deeply into food therapy, acupressure, and alternative techniques. I was 32 years old. From personal experience, I was driven to study everything I could get my hands on in the fields of endocrinology, autonomic nervous system physiology, Chinese medicine, nutrition, and exercise physiology. I had a large group of my patients to test what worked and what didn’t. The results got better and better until word had spread, and I ended up teaching these methods to members of the medical profession, chiropractors, and other allied professionals. I even taught at Howard University as an associate professor. I discovered that there were four main body types, each with their own problems, solutions, and eating plans.

I discovered that there were four main body types

I started a seven-year project to write a book on these findings and published The 7 Principles of Fat Burning, which is self-published and in every book store. My mission has been to extract from the sea of confusion these very powerful technologies in the field of health and wellness, so that others can easily recapture their health, and avoid the years of frustration of trying to get your body back.

I am happy to say that I was my very first success story.
I got my health back, and you can, too!

- Dr. Eric Berg, DC -

Results may vary depending on your commitment, follow through, and metabolism.

Dr. Berg's Bio

Dr. Eric Berg

Eric Berg, DC, 54 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Alexandria, Virginia. His clients include senior officials in the U.S. government and the Justice Department, ambassadors, medical doctors, high-level executives of prominent corporations, scientists, engineers, professors, and other clients from all walks of life. With over 100 million YouTube views, Dr. Berg has a massive following in all sorts of health topics including the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting and insulin resistance.

He is the author of The New Body Type Guide, published by KB Publishing in November 2017. In addition, Eric Berg is widely published in trade magazines, including Chiropractic Today and The American Chiropractor, and in consumer publications such as First for Women, Men’s Exercise, New Beauty, Upscale and Let’s Live. Dr. Berg trains chiropractors, physicians and allied healthcare practitioners in his methods, and to date he has trained over 2,500 healthcare professionals.

He has been an active member of the Endocrinology Society, on the advisory panel for the Health Science Institute, and has worked as a past part-time adjunct professor at Howard University. Eric Berg’s nonprofit foundation, Health Technology Foundation, is currently being approved nationally for the purpose of providing research to substantiate alternative healthcare technologies, giving cost-effective solutions and result-oriented healthcare. As a leader in natural health and food coaching, Eric Berg has appeared on many radio and television shows, including ABC, CBS, and as a monthly host on Channel 8’s Sports Talk. He has also had his own radio health show on WOL in 2005.


I have been in practice for 25 years. In our clinic we consult our patients in eating better, how to get nutrition from the foods we eat and using nutrition to improve health. I have taught nutrition part time at Howard University as an associate professor in the Community Health division. I deliver many educational seminars to government agencies as well as creating health YouTube videos online.


September 1983 – December 1985

University of Wisconsin Parkside: 2 year undergraduate pre-med. studies.

June 1983 – December 1987
Army Reserves: X-ray technician – weekends and summers. Ft. Jackson South Carolina, Ft. Sam Houston Texas, Ft. Riley Kansas. St. Phillips College – San Antonio, Texas.
January 1985 – December 1988

Palmer College of Chiropractic: Davenport IA, Doctor of Chiropractic degree

Past and Present Affiliations
  • January - December 1988
    National Board of Chiropractic Examination passed Part I, II, III, Certification No. 39761
  • December 1988
    Certificate of Proficiency in Chiropractic X-ray
  • January 1989 – June 1989
    Associate Intern for Sound Chiropractic David Graham D.C.: Lynwood WA
  • June 1989 – December 1998
    Associate Intern for Moll Chiropractic Paul Moll D.C.: Lancaster California
  • January 1990 – September 1993
    Practiced in San Diego CA, Private Practice
  • October 1993 – August 1997
    Practiced in Shreveport LA, Private Practice
  • September 1997 – Present
    Practice in Alexandria VA, Private Practice as Director of The Health & Wellness Center
  • January 2005 – June 2005
    Taught as an associate professor at Howard University in the Health Department (Nutrition)
Certification and Licensure
  • Virginia Board of Medicine - Certified to Practice Chiropractic: No. 1851
  • California Board of Chiropractic - Passed Boards in January 1990: No. 20123
  • Louisiana Board of Chiropractic - Passed Boards in January 1990: No. 875
  • Certified in the diagnostic interpretation of neuro-selective current perception threshold by H. Chado M.D.: Certification No. 30166
Current and Past Membership Affiliations
  • Active Member of the Endocrinology Society; in recognition of achievement in clinical practice, research and or education in the field of endocrinology.
  • Honorary member of Price – Pottenger Nutrition Foundation
  • International Academy of Chiropractic Occupational Health Consultants
  • Clinical Associate: CERA, Clinical Electromedical Research Academy, March 1997 Recognition of high practice standards, voluntary continuing education and superior ethical concerns in the discipline of clinical bioelectrical medicine.
  • Advisory Panel member of the Health Science Institute
  • American Association for Health Freedom (formerly the American Preventative Medicine Association)
  • Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor, Robert Williams, June 1995 Shreveport, LA
  • Official Statement of Commendation by Governor Edwin Edwards, State of Louisiana, May 1995 Sponsoring “Way to
  • Happiness Program” to a local elementary school - winning 1st place nationally (Concerned Businessmen Association)
  • Research participant: RAND, Chiropractic Research, 1993, by Robert Brook M.D.

Present and past publications & videos

  • Dr. Berg has written his own national newsletter called HealthySelf Newsletter.
  • Dr. Berg published three books – “The 7 Principles of Fat Burning”, “Healthy Hormones, Healthy Life”, and “Dr. Berg’s Body Shape Diets”.
  • Dr. Berg does weekly health videos on health, nutrition and diet. To date, he has 46,217 subscribers and 5,192,834 views. His has created over 700 YouTube videos.

Post-Graduate Courses

  • January 12/13, 1991 – B.E.S.T Technique, Bioenergistic Synchronization Technique, Life Chiropractic College West
  • August 22/23, 1992 – Southern California College of Chiropractic, Philosophy and Technique, Dr. Reggie Gold
  • December 5/6, 1992 – National-Lincoln School of Post Graduate Education, Cox Low Back Seminar, Dr. Neault
  • December 11/12, 1993 – International Scoliosis Research Center Inc. Biomechanics of Scoliosis Progression
  • November 19-22, 1994 – Microscopy, Live blood cell analysis, Certified
  • May 14, 1994 – Risk Management, Louisiana Union of Chiropractic ; September 25, 1994 – Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries, LUCP
  • November 18/19, 1994 – Earned Masters Certification in the performance of A.M.A. permanent medical impairment examination and credible fact finding.
  • February 3/4, 1996 – Spinal Impairment Studies (Disability rating), Dr. Mazion
  • December 7/8, 1996 – Fibromyalgia, Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. Jeff Rockwell
  • January 18, 1997 – Contact Reflex Analysis, Dallas Texas, Dr. Versandaal
  • August 1997 – Comprehensive physician training course in the procedure and diagnostic interpretation of the neuro-selective current perception threshold examination, H. Chado M.D.Certification No. 30166
  • March 21, 1998 – Contact Reflex Analysis, New York, NY, Dr. Versandaal
  • April 18/19, 1998 – Contact Reflex Analysis, Harrisburg, PA, Dr. Versandaal, Dr. Fred Ulan and Dr. Bryman.
  • May 17/18, 1998 – Contact Reflex Analysis, Columbus, OH, Dr. Versandaal, Dr. Fred Uland and Dr. Bryman
  • May 30/31, 1998 – Effective Nutrition Therapy, Alexandria, VA, Dr. Michael Dobbins
  • August 8/9, 1998 – Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique, Buena Park CA, Dr. Devi Nambudripad
  • September 12, 1998 – Advanced Clinical Nutrition, Alexandria, VA, Dr. Michael Dobbins
  • July 6/7, 2002 – Advanced Clinical Nutrition Training, Alexandria, VA, Dr. Michael Dobbins
  • November 22-24, 2002 – Foundation and Therapeutic Use of Whole Foods and Phyto-Nutrients and ACG Symposium, Miami FL, Jeremy E. Kaslow, M.D., FACP, FACAI

Speaking Engagements

  • September 20-24, 2000, The Health Science Institute Wellness Symposium four-day event, Dr. Berg was one of main speakers and panel doctors. Sanibel Harbor Resort & Spa, Ft. Myers, Fl. Other speakers were Victor Marcial - Vega, M.D., Martin Milner, N.D., Douglas Phillips Jr. D.D.S., and Joseph Spano, M.D.

Presentations and Seminars Conducted

Dr. Berg has conducted Nutritional Seminars, sponsored by Standard Process Inc. to over 1000 doctors and allied healthcare practitioners.

Dr. Berg has conducted over 4950 workshops, seminars and symposiums to his patients on the following topics:

  • Alternative Pain 7 Inflammation Treatments
  • Anti-Aging Foods and Exercise Strategies
  • Arthritis Techniques
  • Calcium and Bone Loss
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Digestion Basics
  • From Fatigue to Energy
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Healthy Food Combining
  • Low Back Safety
  • Pain Syndromes
  • Sleep Cycles and Cortsiol
  • Understanding Water weight versus Fat
  • The Four Body Shapes

Dr. Berg has presented many of his seminars to governmental agencies including

  • FCC
  • FBI
  • Library of Congress
  • Dept of Justice
  • Dept. of Interior
  • National Institute of Health
  • National Science Foundation
  • Dept. of Transportation
  • Dept. of Commerce
  • Dept of Printing and Engraving
  • Dept of Education
  • And many others

News Media Coverage

  • Dr. Berg has also been on the cable TV show, “Medical’s Best Kept Secrets”, with Allen Walls eight times (2/6/00 – 11/13/01).
  • Channel 9 CBS nightly news health spot interviewed Dr. Berg’s energy technique discovery and patients’ successes (4/16/02).
  • Channel 8 news (4/20/02).
  • Radio newscaster Chilli Amar (107.3 FM-WRQX-FM) interviewed Dr. Berg regarding his newly released book and technique – Healthy Hormones, Healthy Life (1/5/02).
  • Radio WTEM-AM in-studio interview with MetroTalk regarding weight loss (2/17/02).
  • Radio newscaster Deirdre Blake (WFLS-AM) interview on weight loss (3/7/02).
  • Radio interview WFAX-AM on the Acupressure Techniques (4/2/02).
  • The Hill Rag article was done on Alternative Healthcare Techniques.
  • Woman’s First Magazine did a 4 page feature article on the 4 body types in August of 2006
  • Experience Magazine did a story on Belly Fat and featured Dr. Berg in November 2006
  • Woman’s World mentioned Dr. Berg’s recommendations on reducing cravings in July of 2006
  • Dr. Berg has had 2 radio shows in the past two years: 1580AM andRadio One’s WOL 1450AM
  • Dr. Berg has been on Fox & Friends in New York in May of 2008
  • First for Woman – front page 2008
  • American Chiropractor Trade Magazine, article – 2007
  • New Beauty Magazine, article – 2007
  • Taste for Life Magazine, article – 2007
  • Let’s Live Magazine, article – 2007
  • Men’s Exercise Magazine, article 2007
  • Issue Today Radio Network February 21, 2007
  • WNTN-AM 1550 February 22, 2007
  • WOCA-AM 1370 February 28, 2007
  • KCBR-AM 1040 March 2, 2007
  • Talk Star Radio Network March 3, 2007
  • WACK-AM 1420 March 5, 2007
  • WHJJ-AM 920 March 6, 2007
  • Health Radio Network March 6, 2007
  • WUSA Channel 9 Live Interview March 8, 2007
  • WEZE-AM 590 March 12, 2007
  • WIBQ-AM 1220 March 13, 2007
  • KCTE-AM 1510 March 16, 2007
  • WRGA-AM 1470/FM 95.3 March 19, 2007
  • Cable Radio Network April 6, 2007
  • WOGL-FM 98.1 April 11, 2007
  • WJGA-AM 1320 May 2, 2007
  • vChannel 8 Sports Talk August 3, 2007 – August 2008 – each month