I am lucky to be able to travel extensively to meet up, share and learn from many like-minded health-care professionals at different national and international events, and several have been kind enough to give me a professional recommendation. Here is some of the feedback I have received from health care professionals, leaders, and various experts in the field of natural medicine and functional medicine over the years. These recommendations are from my Linkedin page.
Professional Endorsements From Experts In Medicine
“I had the privilege to share the conference podium with Eric last year (2014) and was immensely impressed with his knowledge in the field of natural medicine. He is a consummate researcher and prolific author of health articles, some of which which I have found very useful in managing my own clients. I am grateful for some specific insights Eric has given me into my patient management and it is a privilege to have a colleague who shows such professional generosity”. Dr. Giselle Cooke
I have known Eric Bakker for over 15 years. His influence through practising Natural Medicine, teaching, representation and writing is beyond the area of New Zealand and Australia, where he lives and works, but throughout the world.
Eric combines the rare talent of high intelligence, compassion, spirituality and practicality in all his endeavours. This has made him a successful practitioner, writer, supplement formulator and business man.
I recommend Eric Bakker in any of these areas and you will find an esteemed professional. I value his collegueality, friendship and advice.
I have pleasure in recommending and have known naturopath Eric Bakker for several years. I can vouch for his expertise in natural and integrative medicine. His many years of experience is broad and vast and he is renowned in Australia and New Zealand for his technical as well as clinical naturopathic skills helping thousands of people.
Eric is passionate about helping those with chronic illness overcome their health challenges by natural and drug-free methods, utilizing the best of science yet preferring the healing power of nature. With decades of experience, Eric is likewise passionate about teaching other practitioners these very same skills he has acquired to help them improve their own patient outcomes. His company Nutrisearch provides an excellent training service for our team of practitioners and outstanding products to help our clients through many difficult phases with chronic health conditions.
Eric is a very successful author, clinician and businessman and has the highest level of integrity. I can therefore highly recommend Eric to anybody who is interested in natural health on any level, whether to see him as a private patient or to partner with him in any natural health business.
Carolyn Rae, Holistic Health Practitioner. Independent Health.Wellness Professional
Eric is a great contributor to the natural health community, he has a wealth of information that he shares willing. He will bring inspiration and clarity to his work with you. Carolyn Rae Linkedin
Dr. Pradeep Chadha, Psychiatrist, Stress & Anger Consultant, Professional Coach, Author, Speaker drpkchadha.com
I have found Eric to be a genuine human being. He is caring and is interested in learning new skills to help his clients. He is honest in his approach.He is able to integrate various modalities of treatment to give the best to his clients. I wish him all the best in his ventures.
Monica Moritz, Naturopath, Director at Mt Taranaki Holistic Health Centre.
I have known Eric for 6 years professionally and in that time I have come to respect him both as practitioner and teacher. At the time of meeting Eric, I have already suffered 30+ years of Chronic Fatigue. He introduced me to adrenal fatigue and how to treat it, which literally saved my life….due to my own success story, I have started to implement these protocols into my own treatments for my patients which brought amazing results for my patients. Eric’s knowledge of the intricate workings of the body is incredible, he really understand the concepts of bringing ancient knowledge into modern workable medicine. I highly recommend his book and can recommend him absolutely as a practitioner and teacher.
Stacey Hancock, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Holistic Lifestyle Coach
“I have known Eric for a few years now and find his knowledge and experience to well surpass many in natural health. I have been lucky enough to meet with Eric regarding professional practice along with my own personal health and at our last meeting, he confirmed for me just how good he is but shining a new light on a very stuck problem. If you are in professional practice in the natural health field and have NOT made use of his role, you are missing out on a wealth of knowledge. If you are suffering a long term, unsolved health issue or simply looking for a well established, top naturopath, Eric is well worth contacting, his lateral thinking abilities are a huge asset to natural health in New Zealand, and the rest of the world.” Stacey Hancock
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“Eric is a force of nature with an insatiable appetite for knowledge and an incredible ability to become adept at new skills very quickly.”
“I first met Eric in 2005 and since that time I have been regularly impressed with his dedication towards the promotion and practice of naturopathic medicine. A value that I always hold high in practitioners is their wish to keep learning and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the modern delivery of sustainable health care; challenging conventional practices and developing viable alternatives to symptom management, not in the lab but with real patients with real lives. Eric has personified and far exceeded this value as a practitioner.
His recent commitment to print of his extensive work on candida and more recently on psoriasis is sure evidence of this. He is not afraid of the status-quo and will constantly put his head above the parapet to confront those who are afraid of change. The practice of naturopathic medicine is a demanding discipline, requiring a simultaneously broad and deep level of knowledge, coupled with the ability to deliver this information in a patient specific way to encourage and support change. Eric is one of only a few practitioners I have worked with who I can confidently say achieves this balance and this is reflected in the success of his practice internationally.”
Hamish is a registered Osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council; the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council as a Naturopath, and is a registered Colon Hydrotherapist with The Association and Register of Colon Hydrotherapists. He is also a member of the British Osteopathic Association and the Complementary Therapists Association.
Phillip Dowling, Senior Head of Faculty – Naturopathy and Nutrition, MA(Live Food Nutrition)/Naturopathic Practitioner/BA(Econ)/BHSc/Nat Dip/Herb Dip. Phillip Dowling
I have known Eric for 14 years in my role of head of faculty for naturopathy and nutrition at Wellpark College, New Zealand’s leading provider of natural health education. He was always been a very dependable person and his presentations are very well received with students at the college. His knowledge on all matters naturopathic is excellent, and I would be happy to recommend him to others for talks, consultations, and general naturopathic advice.
Dr. Tony Edwards, Medical Director at The Doctors, Napier, North Island New Zealand
“Eric is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Naturopath and has founded Nutrisearch, a growing and very helpful service provider to the Natural Health Industry in New Zealand and Australia. He is most approachable and pleasant to deal with.” Dr. Tony Edwards
Gary Moller, Dip.Ph.Ed., PGDipRehab, PG.Dip.Sport.Med. (Otago), FCE certified. Thompson’s Nutrition, Nutra-Life and Kordel’s Certified Natural Health Consultant garymoller.comI have known Dr Eric Bakker in a professional capacity, for about 10 years. Dr Bakker has been a provider of professional education programs and quality practitioner products for many years in Australia and New Zealand. In the natural health sector I would place Dr. Bakker at or very near the top of the field in New Zealand.
His depth and breadth of knowledge on health matters is breath taking. On issues of adrenal and thyroid dysfunction; candida and other gut health issues, Dr. Bakker is world class. His E-Program called The Psoriasis program has been purchased and put to good use by many of my clients. I have always found Dr. Bakker totally open and easy to approach for advice and always willing to share information and ideas.
Gerald Lopez, B. Law (Hons.), P.Grad. Dip. H.Sc. (Mind Body), Dip. Yoga, Dip. Ayurvedic Med., Cert. Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 & 2, President NZ Ayurvedic Assoc., Exec. Board Member NZ Natural Health Council and NZ Charter of Health Practitioners. gezzmedia.co.nz
Eric is one of the foremost naturopaths in New Zealand, with a profound knowledge of nutrition, supplementation and natural medicine. He has developed premium quality products and health programs that are prescribed and recommended by leading health professionals. I would recommend Eric to anyone who needs expert and caring health support”.
Ruth Winmill, R.N., N.D. 10 years naturopathic practice, Nursing, 4 years Hospital Anaesthetic Assistant.
“I have known Eric professionally for around 6 years. In that time I have held him in very high regard as both a colleague and a teacher. I have attended seminars taken by Eric and really like his personality and informative way of presenting the information. I have always felt I could make personal approaches if I needed to for support and information at any time”.
Dr. Steve Joe, BHB, MB ChB, Dip Obst., Fellow Royal College of General Practitioners, Member International College of Applied Kinesiology, Member Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. drstevejoe.co.nz
“Eric has a wealth of knowledge that he freely shares with me to help expand my integrative medical business. He has a lot of technical in depth knowledge that has helped me with my patients. His advice is valued and valuable. He organises great meetings.”
“As a professional in the world of natural and complimentary health, I have known Eric for many years. Eric is fanatical in his research and understanding of our physiology and as a result is a valuable member of any community where he may be able to offer his expertise for the improvement of those requiring someone with experience and understanding of their health concern and the preferred “natural health” approach.
I value Eric’s wealth of knowledge and skills within natural medicine and rely on his experience to help in my work. We have put on some great seminars together, Eric is a fabulous speaker and gets the audience enthused
Fiona Ritchie, Diploma in Beauty and Body Therapy, CIDESCO Diploma in Beauty Therapy
Eric is an expert in naturopathy and is passionate about client health. I am impressed with his passion, knowledge and the care he has for his clients.
“I first became aware of Eric’s work over 10 years ago reading his articles in the pages of Healthy Options, New Zealand’s leading health magazine. Reading and collecting Eric’s wisdom on all aspects of health was my principle motivation for buying the magazine each month back then. I first met Eric in person when he gave a truly excellent presentation on the subject of adrenal fatigue at an AIMA meeting in 2009. Eric revealed with forensic detail the methods he uses in his clinical practice to diagnose and successfully treat this most difficult of conditions. I have kept up contact with Eric since this time and am grateful for the professional advice he has given me over the years and which I have used in my own clinical practice. Eric brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his 25 years in practice and we, the readers of his many and well written articles and his professional clients and colleagues, are the lucky beneficiaries. I have also benefited directly from consultations with Eric. Despite the success of the programme I teach in overcoming a lifetime of asthma and allergies I have nevertheless suffered from bouts of fatigue at times. Eric diagnosed adrenal fatigue, probably resulting from 20 years of asthma medications and countless courses of antibiotics over those years. From the advice I received and from the first consultation over a year ago my energy levels improved dramatically and this has been sustained. Naturopathy as practised by Eric Bakker is medicine of the future now”.
“I’ve known Eric in his capacity as a naturopath for about 8 years. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. If I have a client who I feel needs to see a naturopath or asks if I know of one, I only refer people to Eric as I know they are in good hands, someone I can trust to be thorough and give the very best care.”
Dr. Paul Butler, BSc (Bio.), MBCHB., Dip. Obstetrics., FRCNZCGP. MSc. Holistic Science.
Eric has been a great teacher and advisor in the area of natural therapies over the years and I have a great deal of respect for his professionalism and his expertise.
” Eric has organised several yearly seminars on the diagnosis and treatment of adrenal fatigue in New Zealand for a large number of health professionals. He has been very helpful indeed with his expertise and his advice.”
Christopher Argueta, Graduate Student Researcher at University of the Pacific
“Eric is a detailed oriented doctor who translates his years of experience with natural medicine to book knowledge excellently.”
Andy Barham, Peak Fitness Havelock North North Island New Zealand
“Have purchased products from Eric over the last 5 or 6 years and have always been very happy with his service and the product.”