Anna-Marija Helt, PhD

Marija has been a practicing clinical herbalist since 2010 and has studied herbalism with multiple teachers in California, including a 3 year clinical program at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley. Prior to that, Marija spent a dozen years in biomedical research. She received her doctoral degree in microbiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine while studying cancer-promoting mechanisms of human papillomavirus, the primary cause of cervical cancer. Her postdoctoral research on dengue virus was conducted in the School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. Her focus as a natural health practitioner is a low-tech, simple and holistic approach that incorporates both traditional herbal knowledge and the latest scientific research on herbs and nutrition.