Today is part of Mental Illness Awareness Week in the US and this is a special bonus episode.
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicinal system that considers mind and body in its holistic healing approach. It is closely linked with Yoga and often forms part of a Yogi’s daily practice.
Considering whole body healing in mental health is essential, and Ayurveda offers many different ways to begin the healing journey.
Some approaches include massage and self-massage, a special diet, nutrition, herbal remedies, yoga, and meditation.
Gauri Junnarkar is an author, international keynote speaker, and a nutrition Ayurveda and wellness expert. She is the Founder, Director of ‘Ayurnutrition’, an integrative practice combining the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda with modern nutrition.
Gauri is a classically trained Vaidya, Panchakarma specialist and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Ayurveda. She earned her Ayurvedic Medicine Degree (BAMS) from the University of Mumbai. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. She is a dedicated nutrition professional with over 16 years of experience as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and over 13 years of experience as a Certified Diabetes Educator.
Gauri’s background in Ayurveda inspired her to do her master's thesis research on “Dietary Curcumin (phytochemical in Turmeric) and its effect in Melanoma (skin cancer)”, which was selected at the national conference on Experimental Biology under "Diet and Cancer” and at the Texas Dietetic Association conference.
She has co-authored two books ‘A Primer on Ayurveda: A Practical Guide’, and ‘Ayurveda & Yoga: A Path to Health and Healing’. She has co-authored an e-course 'Primer on Ayurvedic Nutrition' designed for Dietitians, Nutritionists, and healthcare professionals.
Gauri is the host of the wellness show ‘Wellness Bites with Gauri’ on YouTube and as a podcast. She is a highly acclaimed speaker and has presented at international and local conferences on Ayurveda and Nutrition to Physicians, Dietitians, and healthcare professionals.
Gauri believes that mind and body have a profound effect on each other. She loves to educate people in choosing the right foods and lifestyle tools using Ayurveda and nutrition to nourish the body and mind to create a positive impact on health and wellness.
Books - both available on Amazon
Primer on Ayurveda
Ayurveda & Yoga
The Jōrni Resources
https://thejornipodcast.com for show notes
https://thejorniblog.com for more holistic healing and mental health resources
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