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Talks / Ayurveda
Traditional vs. Modern Panchakarma
Panchakarma, meaning “five actions (therapies)” is a cleansing and restorative practice that has traditionally required considerable time and stamina from the patient. Dr. Carrie Demers explains how a gentler, shorter, more affordable version—taking 3–4 days, rather than weeks—has evolved in the West that still offers remarkable healing benefits, helping to clear away toxins and other burdens from the body and mind and restore balance. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Healing As Self-Transformation
What is true healing? According to Dr. Carrie Demers, our medical conditions are signs that the needs of our mind, body, or spirit are not being met. When we approach our illness as an invitation to meet those needs by exploring alternative choices in our life, we can heal our dis-ease at its root, while growing in a new, radiant direction. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Be a Scientist
Do you tend to scold yourself or feel guilty for your lifestyle choices: “I should exercise more. I should eat less”? In this video, Dr. Carrie Demers introduces a different way of relating to ourselves—as scientists. Find out how approaching your body as a laboratory and viewing the choices you make as scientific experiments can lead to self-motivated, guilt-free improvements to your health. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Self-Care Is Self-Compassion
Do you beat yourself up after indulging in ways you know you shouldn’t—from devouring junk food to oversleeping to spending hours on your devices? Try being compassionate to yourself instead. Dr. Carrie Demers explains how by approaching ourselves as a loving friend would, we can understand and transform our habits. Find out ways to turn self-criticism into self-empathy and replace unhelpful addictions with nourishing practices. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Perfection Is Overrated
In striving to find the right way to be healthy, we often set an unattainable goal and create anxiety for ourselves. Dr. Carrie Demers explains that we don’t need to be perfectionists to nurture ourselves properly. She offers a variety of easy ways to enhance diet, exercise, and sleep within our comfortable capacity. Find out how to create your own vibrant, wholesome lifestyle—and enjoy the process! Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Articles / Holistic Health
From Chaos to Calm
Juggling our many responsibilities and activities, it’s natural to be stressed, right? According to Dr. Carrie Demers, by no means! In this article, she emphasizes that the choice is ours—to suffer from constant tension or to enjoy a baseline of calm. Reclaim your right to relax: learn three simple techniques to ease out of fight-or-flight mode and melt away the stress.
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Triphala for Balance & Health Maintenance
Triphala, an herbal supplement that translates as “three fruits,” is an ayurvedic health powerhouse. In fact, Dr. Carrie Demers prescribes it for all body types and constitutions as a natural digestive aid. Watch this video to learn how triphala’s cleansing and nourishing properties can help you balance your doshas (elemental energies) and maintain harmonious health! Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Ayurveda
Agni & Ojas: Transformation and Resilience
In ayurveda, agni and ojas are two of the main forces that support vitality, resilience, and joy in our lives. Agni—the fire of digestion and transformation located at the solar plexus—requires ojas as a container for its fire to burn, and ojas—the vital sap that contains our innate resilience—relies on the transformational processes of agni to initiate its regenerative properties. Dr. Carrie Demers explores the interconnected nature of these forces, and their roles in promoting a lifetime of wellness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Lectures / Holistic Health
Integrative Heart Health: Nourish Your Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Center
Diseases of the heart—heart attacks, arrhythmias, and heart failure—are the most common cause of death in the modern world, killing 250,000 people each year in the United States alone. Physiological factors like lifestyle, diet, and stress certainly contribute to this epidemic, but recent studies show a growing link between emotional conditions—like loneliness and unhealthy relationships—and heart disease. From a holistic perspective, these findings make intuitive sense: hearts have both physical and emotional significance in our lives, so it’s easy to see how a “heartache” of one sort can trigger a corresponding pain in the body. The heart is an essential organ—biologically, it distributes oxygen to every cell in the body; psychologically, it represents our emotional center and source of love; spiritually, the heart is the abode of our inner divinity. How can we learn to nourish and support our heart on all three of these levels: physically, psychologically, and spiritually? Join Dr. Carrie Demers on February 17th, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. EST as she explores the causes of heart disease and shares the science supporting holistic options for treatment and prevention. Learn why an integrative approach that combines familiar physical strategies (lifestyle, diet, and stress management) with more subtle options (human connection and spiritual practices such as yoga) is the best way to support heart health for life.
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Harnessing the Sun: The Importance of Vitamin D
In our modern indoor lives and in colder climates, many people suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Scientists now know that vitamin D does more for our body than just aiding in calcium absorption; it may also prevent certain cancers, and supports a healthy immune system. Dr. Carrie Demers explains the substantial benefits of taking vitamin D, how it helps in the aging process, and the best practices for getting the right amounts of this vital nutrient. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Ayurveda
Ayurveda & Aging Well
How can ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, shed light on the process of aging, and how can we use its ancient secrets to stay flexible and resilient? As we age, vata, the cool, drying, airy element, increases, leading to symptoms of dryness, chilliness, and dissipation in our body and mind. Dr. Carrie Demers describes the common health problems related to this, and offers simple, practical advice for keeping warm, hydrated, and grounded, as we embrace the aging process. Format: Video with audio download Length: 10 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Building Community for Healthy Aging
Diet, exercise, and mental well-being are all important factors in staying healthy as we age, but relationships keep us feeling engaged and vibrant. When we feel connected to each other, Dr. Carrie Demers tells us, research shows we live longer and fuller lives. Learn how to decrease the stress that causes chronic health problems, and how community and spiritual practices can nurture us in an increasingly disconnected time. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD