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Chair /Owner + Clinical Nutritionist + Coach + Researcher

Hello, My name is Linnette Johnson. I founded 5 Elements Coaching LLC (also known as -5 Elements Coaching Wellness Center) in 2015 and am a Clinical Nutritionist + Coach for mental health. I am passionate about supporting adults with sobriety, depression, and anxiety, along with relieving fatigue, skin issues, and body aches & pains associated with mental health through healthy eating and developing a better relationship with food, mind, and body.

Above is me as a clinical practitioner, but my journey didn't end there. I began my journey in the MUIH Doctorate of clinical nutrition in September 2021. Since then, I have met some wonderful colleagues and learned a lot about myself and what I want with my path as a clinician nutritionist + coach.

I have learned that I love to teach as I was teaching nutrition and integrative concepts to those in recovery houses and rehabs from July 2020 to June 2023 for a local non-profit. Because of this experience and my journey through the DCN at MUIH, I also learned that I love research. So with much thought, at the start of 2023, I decided to branch out and create three pillars-

  1. Clinical Work - Nutritional + Coaching Sessions (1 to 1 or groups- latter coming soon) - I currently have two practitioners and an herbalist I have partnered with to support mental health and other root causes. So much to be offered through clinical work.

  2. Teaching & Mentoring - I became a CNS supervisor in April of 2023 and started Sprouting Nutritionists & Coaches with an excellent partner - there is so much to do, learn, grow, and evolve ... so excited to support others in the CNS and Coaching community.

  3. Research - I decided to start this here... I started the process for a non-profit/sponsorship wellness center in July of 2021, intending to be geared around Mental Health/Intuitive Eating/HAES concepts with a sponsorship program. However, life happened, and with most things, I had the attorney I was working with table the project. NOW it has evolved into this-- research that will encompass learning, teaching, and community with many ideas, which will be announced once the board has been approved and the paperwork is done.

I love what I do, and it's a prolonged process as I am currently working on finishing my Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (graduation May 2024). During my doctorate, I have learned a lot about myself as life is a journey of discovery every day and lots of living to be done...

Well, this a brief introduction about me... hoping since you have read this far, you will stick around and see how this unfolds further... the first team of clinical nutrition researchers has been formed... more will be started soon... I will share more about the researchers and me soon...

All the best,

Linnette Johnson DCN (c), CNS, NBC-HWC, CIEC, RALC, LDN

5 Elements Coaching RDG Chair/Owner


Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist Currently:

  • Maryland

  • Delaware

  • Pennsylvania

  • Illinois

Educational Degrees

  • In Progress- Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition (DCN)- Graduation Sp. 2024

  • Master of Science (MS)-Nutrition & Integrative Health

  • Master of Arts (MA)-Health & Wellness Coaching & Herbal

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Health & Wellness Coaching

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Ayurveda Wellness

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Herbal

Certifications & Memberships

  • Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist (BCNS) June 2021-Current

  • Nat. Board Certification Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC) July 2022- Current

  • American Nutrition Association (ANA) Professional February 2020- Current

  • R.A.L.C. - Registered Ayurveda Lifestyle Consultant June 2021- Current

  • AAPNA Ambassador June 2021- Current

  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED Certified May 2021- Current

  • OPUS23 Genetic Testing Certification May 2022 - Current

  • Wild Woman Project Leader Training Certified July 2022- Current

  • Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor October 2022 - Current

  • American Society of Nutrition & Research (ASN) Member February 2023- Current

Research Publications

Wolff, M., Johnson, L., & Warns, R. (2023). A Nutritional Approach to Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Case Report. Integrative medicine (Encinitas, Calif.), 22(2), 36–38. Abstract Available- HERE Johnson, L.M. (2022) The Correlation of Alcohol Use or Alcohol Use Disorder and Metabolic Syndrome with a Nutritional Protocol Intervention Design: A Literature Review (April 3, 2022). Available at SSRN- HERE Johnson, L.M (2022) The Effects of Alcohol Use on the Microbiome and A Nutritional Protocol Intervention Design: A Literature Review (April 10, 2022). Available at SSRN - HERE Hollywood, J.B., Hutchinson, D, Feehery-Alpuerto, N, Whitfield, M, Davis, K & Johnson, L.M., (2023): The Effects of the Paleo Diet on Autoimmune Thyroid Disease: A Mixed Methods Review, Journal of the American Nutrition Association, DOI: 10.1080/27697061.2022.2159570 MORE COMING SOON...


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