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Posts by Carrie Demers, MD

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Talks / Holistic Health
Importance of a Daily Routine
According to ayurveda, the sister science of yoga, establishing a daily routine is essential to achieving optimal health. Tune in to hear Carrie Demers discuss the benefits of building structure around the four key areas of our lives—diet, movement, sleep, and rest. Learn why building stability in these areas can do wonders for your life and your health. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Understanding Inflammation: Helpful or Harmful?
What is inflammation, and when is it helpful versus harmful? Join Carrie Demers to learn the natural function of inflammation and hear common causes of inflammation-related immune system malfunctioning. By implementing simple changes to our lifestyle, we can support a healthier, more robust immune system. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Ayurveda for the Seasons: Summer
According to ayurveda, all of us are made up of the five elements—air, earth, water, space, and fire. As heat rises in the summer, imbalances related to pitta (the elemental energies of fire and water) can arise, leading to symptoms such as headaches and irritability. Tune in as Carrie Demers shares practical tips and yogic tools for pacifying pitta and staying healthy during the summer season. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Articles / Holistic Health
Fasting 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Cleansing
Spring is a time for renewal, so doing a spring cleanse can be a perfect jump-start to revitalize our health and energy. Find out if fasting is right for you, and learn tips on how to make your cleanse safe and rejuvenating.
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Compassion and Healing: A Doctor’s Perspective
Dr. Carrie Demers states that compassion is not about rescuing ourselves or others from the pain of suffering, but rather is the capacity to hold an empathetic space so there is room to heal. She explains how our efforts to simply push pain away are usually unhelpful, and how true healing begins when we can examine ourselves with compassion and see how our habitual actions may be affecting our health. Learn how she uses compassion to help patients move toward their own healing. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Lectures / Holistic Health
Self-Compassion As Spiritual Practice: Using Yoga and Ayurveda to Cultivate Kindness
Compassion is the ability to have empathy for another person’s struggle and pain. It arises out of a deep understanding of life and an acceptance of human foibles; and paradoxically, it invites the person to move through their pain. Compassion is part of the healing process. Applying this concept to ourselves is quite challenging! Many of us are self-critical even while trying our best to be loving and kind to others. And yet, self-compassion is the foundation of true empathy for others. Our capacity to see a larger picture helps us move away from reactivity and self-judgment, and respond from a place of kindness and understanding. In this livestream presentation, Dr. Carrie Demers and Judy Moulton will discuss what yoga philosophy has to say about cultivating compassion and kindness for ourselves. They will also explore key ayurvedic practices that can fit into our daily routine, providing a nourishing foundation for a deeper understanding of personal compassion and kindness. Tune in to learn both the philosophy and the practice of understanding and embracing the person closest to us—ourselves.
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Carrie Demers, MD & Judy Moulton
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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