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About dr. linné linder

LIFESTYLE ENTHUSIAST, HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPERT, AGING-WELL ADVOCATE

"Providing real-world techniques that you can apply for immediate empowerment and success in supercharging your health and well-being…"

I am a board-certified physician, author of The Forever Fat Burner, founder of JourneyTowardJoy.com and a huge lifestyle enthusiast! I help overwhelmed—and perhaps, a little out of shape— individuals on a journey toward simplifying your lifestyle and supercharging your health so that you may live and love your best life.

There were pivotal times in my life that I was unhappy with my body, struggling with depression—and at one point, stressed to the point that I was hospitalized when I thought I was having a stroke. These events shaped my desire to not only figure out how to lose the weight and become the healthiest I have ever been; but, to pursue a life of peace and purpose by simplifying my environment and daily routines.  Through my success, I began helping others to do the same and now I teach and trains others to live more healthfully and more intentionally.  

After attending a postgraduate four-year medical school, I directed medical programs at the college level and quickly moved up the ranks to Director of Education/Dean, making education and motivational training, my passion. In my position, I received training and certification in high-performance methods rooted in cognitive psychology.  I continue to utilize these same techniques in assisting patients with their overall health and wellness goals; helping them work through barriers toward achieving ultimate wellness so that they may build healthy relationships with themselves whilst achieving their health goals. 

I pursued a career in medicine at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness in Portland, Oregon where I serve my community with my expertise in lifestyle, health and aging-well practices. 

There was a time when I was 45 pounds heavier. I had to struggle over 20 years to curate the best research to help formulate the best fat burning plan—both to improve my own health—and the health of my patients. In addition, I had two pivotal life-altering events take place. 

The first incident was when I was struggling with a major depressive episode. I had lost a job; I failed a board exam in an effort to pursue my medical dreams; I had just been broken up with by the man I hoped to someday marry. The culmination of events left me feeling paralyzed to the point I did not leave my bedroom for three weeks. The second life-changing event took place in a car ride home when I believed I was having a stroke as I was left unable to speak or to move my body and was rushed to the local ER, only to discover that my body was displaying symptoms of a severe panic attack as a result of my stressful lifestyle.   

The combination of these events (losing 45 pounds, getting through major depression and hospitalization) led me to create the blog and website: jouneytowardjoy.com. This website is dedicated to helping others to improve their health, recognize how to truly satisfy the soul, and to simplify one’s lifestyle in an effort to live a life that generates passion, purpose, peace, and productivity. These events sparked the desire to write my first book: The Forever Fat Burner: The Secret to Optimizing Your Health, Longevity and Body Composition.

Since the publication of my book, I have helped hundreds of people to achieve optimum health—both in the clinical setting, and in the maintenance phase of weight loss. This book has inspired people to improve their health and wellness using my step-by-step methods. With my education background and certification in cognitive psychology techniques, I continue to create blogs and videos that inspire others to achieve optimum health and a more meaningful life. 

Here is what some folks are saying:

"Doctor Linné helped me achieve the most incredible gift of getting my health back on track after several failed pregnancies and then finally the joyous birth of my daughter.  Needless to say from my hormones to weight gain my body was in major need of a dramatic intervention. Under her care, I have lost over 70 pounds and am the most healthy I have ever been. I have easily maintained my health with all the education and knowledge Doctor Linné empowered me with. She made switching to a strictly clean lifestyle and everything that comes with that a breeze. I thought this would be an overwhelming journey but to describe my experience in one word would be….simple. She gave me all the tools and skills that I can use for the rest of my life and help share with the ones I love.” -- Pamela Z."

"To say that I am grateful for your help and guidance through my weight loss journey is not enough.  When I embarked on this journey, I had no concept of how far it would take me and how many changes I would experience.  As of today, I am holding right around 40 pounds of weight loss.  I didn’t know I wasn’t feeling great, but I feel so much better; emotionally, spiritually and certainly physically. Better sleep/rest, fewer muscle/tendon/ligament issues, smaller appetite and a nice reduction/change in cravings.  I have also noticed that my self-esteem and inner confidence levels were more suppressed than I had realized.  Put it all together and I am really feeling amazing! To all of this, I thank you." -- Danielle E.

"Regarding her book, The Forever Fat Burner: I have to say, this naturopath helped me lose 20 pounds while my body was under constant stress. It seemed hard at first, counting. Then I realized it’s what I had never taken the time to do before. It was the missing puzzle piece: finding my carb tolerance. Now I don’t have to count at all. I have it down."  -- The Healing Cave Lady

I have had multiple appearances on KGW’s Portland Today and continue to appear for public speaking and motivational education appearances. 

My philosophy recognizes that there is no cookie-cutter approach toward achieving optimum wellness; but, that an individualized approach is key. I aim to provide unique artistry in assisting others with their metabolic and life-management makeovers; helping them work through barriers toward achieving ultimate wellness—and as a result, build healthful relationships with themselves, whilst achieving their wellness goals.