Sabbatical in Freiburg

The Adventures of a Naturopathic Doctor in the Black Forest

ed_IMG_9340Dr. Anja Lindblad

Hello, my name is Dr. Anja. It has been 11 years since I became a California licensed Naturopathic Doctor and I have been practicing in the Bay Area ever since. While I was absolutely passionate about my role as one of the primary NDs in the Bay Area and I loved the challenge of creating one of the largest and most respected Naturopathic Medical Centers in the area, Walnut Creek Naturopathic, this year marked a year of change for me. This was the year I turned over the care of my beloved Walnut Creek Naturopathic and made space for my next adventure.

In search of a culturally expanding experience for our children, my family made the move to Freiburg, a picturesque town that sits in the southwest corner of Germany. Only a stone’s throw from both Switzerland and France, Freiburg is surrounded by the Black Forest, chock full of bicycle riding citizens including university students, and is labeled the “healthiest city in Germany.” While we have given up our cars for bikes, we love what we have gained: fresh air to breathe, sheep for neighbors and easy access to most all of Europe.

This site is dedicated to staying connected to the community that has meant so much to me over the years and providing a place to share what I can while I am here. My plan is to share photos of the places we visit, ponderings on my time in the office, and tidbits of health related information.

If you would like to join me and stay connected, simply add your name to the email list and I will let you know when I add something exciting to the site (I promise not to bombard your email, it’s just not my style). I look forward to sharing this experience with you!


If you are seeking high quality, individualized naturopathic care in the Walnut Creek/Bay Area of California, please contact Walnut Creek Naturopathic for one of the in house doctors on staff.  Or, if you are more distant, please refer to for California and for country wide referrals.