Martha Ann Hammel, MS, CNS


Martha Ann Hammel is a certified nutrition specialist, natural-food chef, and psychedelic educator. She earned a master’s degree in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2016 after writing her thesis on the intersection of emotional trauma, addiction, and gut health. She specializes in brain health, gut health, depression, eating disorders, addiction recovery, and stress response.

She trained as a neuro-nutrient recovery specialist with Christina Vesalak at the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition, using functional medicine and amino acid therapy to help clients rebalance mood and neurotransmitter function. This approach is particularly helpful for patients weaning of pharmaceutical medications.

Martha has received advanced training in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy with the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness, and completed a practicum in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. She has provided preparation and integration support for clients receiving treatment at multiple ketamine clinics. She has worked with medical cannabis as it supports the treatment of dementia, autoimmune conditions, gut health, and eating disorders.

Martha’s journey with nutrition and psychedelics began simultaneously. Her first encounter with non-ordinary states of consciousness was a mushroom journey while in high school. That experience led to a remission of long standing anorexia, depression, anxiety, and suicidality. In the integration period, she realized she wanted to guide others out of disordered eating. The messages from that experience still resonate, and have driven her forward in her nutrition journey. She is thrilled to see that potential for psychedelics in treating eating disorders is finally being recognized.

Here at the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness, she collaborates with our clinical team of medical doctors and mental health professionals to support our clients in their transformational work.

When she’s not excitedly talking about psychedelic research or espousing the virtues of eating more vegetables, you can find her in the mountains, skiing, biking, running, climbing, or stretched out, looking at the stars.