New Zealand naturopath Eric is passionate about helping individuals improve their lives with natural medicine. He is well published online with many articles, and in the past has authored a regular column in NZ’s leading health magazine for several years. Eric is an acknowledged expert in the fields of natural health and wellness. In recent times, he has been spending more time sharing his vast knowledge through the internet.

The content on ericbakker.com reflect Eric’s philosophy. His focus is to give people the tools and ability that will enable them to change their body at the cellular level, without in many cases having to resort to drugs. His articles are written from a common-sense point of view, some are very in-depth and well-referenced on most common health conditions.

You’ll also be learning a lot more than you’ll see on most websites, like how to grow your own fruits and vegetables, how to cook and eat a natural whole foods diet, how keep bees and make the right lifestyle changes that can significantly benefit your health and well-being.

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Women's Health

Women's health is quite a broad term that refers to physical and mental health issues that are unique to women, are more frequent in women, or vary in appearance, severity,...

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Healthy Lifestyle

Eating a natural whole foods diet that is balanced and fresh, regular exercise such as walking, avoiding tobacco and all drugs, and getting plenty of rest are the components that...

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Natural Medicine

Natural medicine can also be referred to as naturopathy; it is a form of alternative medicine which may involve acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, diet and lifestyle counselling, massage, relaxation therapy...

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Immune Health

A strong immune system keeps germs out of your body and kills or restricts their damage if they do get in. Get plenty of sleep, stay active, eat fruits and...

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Gut and Digestive Health

The microorganisms in your digestive tract call your gut home. They assist you in breaking down food and converting nutrients into substances that your body can utilise. When they run...

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Ear Nose Throat

Doctors discovered in the 19th century that a system of tubes and channels connects the ears, nose, and throat. They created unique tools to examine these ENT regions more closely...

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Urinary Health

The health of the urinary tract relates to how effectively the urinary system removes wastes and produces and controls urine, as well as any illnesses or abnormalities that may arise...

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Endocrine Health

Do you feel bloated, angry, or simply not yourself? Hormone fluctuations could be to blame. Hormones are chemical "messengers" that influence the activity of your cells and organs. It's common...

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Heart And Circulation Health

Your heart is constantly working for you, even if you don't realise it. Because it pumps blood and oxygen to all of your organs, the heart is the most vital...

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Men's Health

Men can often ignore possible health problems and avoid seeing your doctor, it's a well known fact. This category includes some important health conditions for men to be aware of...

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Brain and Cognitive Health

We all get older, and as we do our risk of developing a chronic degenerative neurological disease increases. What can we do to reduce our risk factors? What can we...

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Bone & Joint Health

One of the most effective strategies to preserve healthy bones and joints is to take a holistic approach to healthy living. As you get older, your bones lose density, but...

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Women's Health

Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical abnormalities generally have no symptoms. Your healthcare professional may diagnose you with cervical dysplasia after identifying abnormal cells during routine checkups, which include a pelvic exam and Pap smear test. Then, a course of treatment can commence before they...

Women's Health

Endometriosis

The possibilities for relief of many symptoms associated with endometriosis,  by simply adopting simple dietary and lifestyle changes are very good. Treatment for endometriosis is sought early on, because "endo" can be particularly painful for some young women I have...

Women's Health

Women Benefit From Natural Medicine

Many women benefit from naturopathic medicine tremendously, in fact, they make up the bulk of our patients as natural health care professionals. Like men, some women may unfortunately neglect their own health and wellbeing in favour of taking care of...

Mental and Emotional Health Pharmaceutical Medicine

Prozac Doesn't Work

Prozac, the bestselling anti-depressant taken by 40 million people worldwide, which does not work and nor do similar drugs in the same class, according to a major review released in 2008. Perhaps patients are better off with homeopathic medicines that...

Immune Health Gut and Digestive Health

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is caused by a lack of the enzyme lactase in the body. Abdominal cramps, bloating, and diarrhoea are common symptoms. The treatment centres on avoiding dairy products, switching to lactose-free foods, or using lactase supplements.

Urinary Health Mental and Emotional Health

Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction can occur when  a man is unable to obtain or maintain an adequate erection in order to achieve sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction can indicate either a medical or psychological problem. It can lead to anxiety, relational conflict, and...