Gauri Junnarkar is the founder of ‘Ayurnutrition’, an integrative nutrition practice. Gauri Junnarkar is a highly accomplished Ayurveda Practitioner, Panchakarma Specialist, Registered Licensed Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda from the University of Mumbai. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Gauri has more than 14 years’ experience in the field of Ayurveda. She is a dedicated nutrition professional with 9+ years’ experience as registered/licensed Dietitian and 5+ years’ experience as a certified diabetes educator.
Gauri’s expertise includes Ayurveda, Panchakarma, Nutrition and Diabetes education. She integrates Ayurveda principles with Nutrition in her daily practice. She provides Ayurveda and Nutrition consults, workshops, cooking classes, presentations, webinars, lunch and learns and grocery store healthy food tours. She teaches nutrition courses to undergraduate students at TCCD and works as a Certified Diabetes Educator at diabetes center in Dallas Fort Worth area. She is currently working on becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist.
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 also at the Texas Dietetic Association conference. She has given a number of presentations on Ayurveda to faculty and students at Texas Woman’s University and various dietitian associations in Dallas. She has presented webinars to medical faculty at University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Gauri has provided lunch n learn presentations to various corporations and businesses. She is a motivational speaker. She is a faculty member at International University of Yoga and Ayurveda, American Institute of Ayurveda and Tarrant County College. Gauri is a committee member for AAPNA (Ayurvedic Professionals of North America). She has been a past member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and American Association of Diabetes Educator. Gauri loves to writes articles on Ayurveda and nutrition.