Ayurvedic Nutrition - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

This Ayurvedic Nutrition course is designed to improve self-care for the healthcare practitioner and their patients by learning Ayurvedic concepts applicable to structuring a diet.

Some topics include:

  • Qualities and actions of selected grains, legumes, spices, vegetables, and greens.
  • Wholesome diet and its importance.
  • Concepts and applicability of six tastes and psycho-somatic effects of tastes.
  • Hands-on, practical approaches for meal preparation necessary for promoting health.



Live In-Classroom
Saturday, August 11th - 9am-6pm Pacific Time
Sunday, August 12th - 8am-6pm Pacific Time
Course Cost


Jayagopal Parla, BAMS, M.D.

Jayagopal Parla (Jay) is a world-renowned speaker, professor of Ayurvedic medicine, and a NAMA registered practitioner. Jay has more than 19 years of experience in Ayurvedic practice and teaching.

He is a professor of Ayurvedic medicine at American University of Complementary Medicine, California. He is also a visiting faculty member at Southern California University of Health Sciences, Whittier, California and Japan School of Ayurveda, Tokyo, Japan. His area of expertise includes pain management, chronic health conditions, healthy weight management, musculo-skeletal conditions, skin care, digestive imbalances, women's health and anti-aging therapies.

Jayagopal Parla (Jay) holds an MD (Ayur) in Ayurvedic Medicine from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. He also holds a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southern California University of Health Sciences and is a certified Yoga teacher.

Continuing Education Approval

SCU has applied for 17 live hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) with the Chiropractic Board of Examiners for the state of California. This course is pre-approved for chiropractic in many other states. Please check with your state board to ensure approval.

For more information, please contact SCU's Office Admissions at [email protected] or (877) 434-7757

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