Maria Borelius

MARIA BORELIUS is an award-winning science journalist, biologist, a mother of four and author of a number of books. Hälsorevolutionen (The health revolution) – the path to an anti-inflammatory lifestyle (2018) became an immediate success and has been published in the USA, Great Britain, Germany, Holland, Italy and Norway, among others. Bliss (2019), Awe (2020), Hälsorevolutionen (The health revolution) 12 weeks program (2021) and Hälsorevolutionen (The Health Revolution) Cookbook (2022) are highly praised books in the same health series, which have now sold over 300,000 copies.

She is also a columnist in Dagens industri and runs the successful podcast Hälsorevolutionen (The Health Revolution) with her former publisher Carina Nunstedt. She is also a strategic communications advisor for technology-oriented companies and scientific institutions and has been a board member of several listed companies in the technology and life science area. She has previously worked as a science journalist, producer and presenter on the Swedish public service television company and has run the knowledge channel K-World with TV entrepreneur Annie Wegelius, has been Minister of Trade and CEO of the microfinance organization Hand in Hand International which in collaboration with sister organizations in India, South Africa, Afghanistan, Swaziland and Kenya had over 1 million women in microfinance programs when she left in 2012. She is an ambassador for the Mental Health Foundation as well as a board member in Sweden for Unhcr and founder of the Ester foundation, supporting immigrant women’s small businesses and entrepreneurship.

Maria is passionate about new research which broadens people’s understanding and life conditions. For health and medical research, but she is also curious about old healing traditions, passionately interested in health-giving food and new forms of exercise. In her spare time, she does weight training, walking, cold baths, meditation, yoga and reading. Maria has lived abroad for almost half of her life.  First in New York, then in the countryside in England and London and now in Rome. She spends her summers in Skåne, together with her husband Greger and large family. She has a bachelor’s degree from Lund University in biology, physics and mathematics, as well as a Master’s degree in science journalism from New York University and has also studied genetic engineering and bioethics at Oxford University. She was Summer Speaker (a prestigeous event, hosted by Swedish Public Broadcasting) in both 1991 and 2019. She is also the recipient of a number of awards (eg Swedish Cancerfoundations Large Journalist Award, Solls Entrepreneurship Award, Health Hero of the Year, Stora tophälsa priset) and has been the holder of the Lars Hierta Memorial Foundation Scholarship of the Association of Journalists and a scholar from the Swedish Natural Science Research Council.

She has previously published the popular books on medicine After Giving Birth, The Against Book and Break the Last Taboo.


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