The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast

Dr. Kela Smith

I’m Dr. Kela Smith, a Holistic-Integrative Fertility and Hormone Doctor and I'm thrilled to be your host for this amazing podcast show. If you're looking for insights into fertility, hormones, and pregnancy, you've come to the right place! My journey started over 11 years ago when my husband and I were trying to conceive but couldn't seem to get pregnant. Frustrated with traditional medicine, I knew there had to be a better way. Through my Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E method, I was able to reverse my infertility and get pregnant naturally, and now I'm here to help you do the same. Welcome to my show, where we'll dive deep into the world of hormones, fertility, and all things related. It's not just about education; it's about inspiration and having a whole lot of fun along the way. And with the help of incredible experts, we'll decode the secrets to optimal health. If you want to learn more about me and the programs I offer, head over to www.hormonepuzzlesociety.com or check out my Instagram @kela_healthcoach. I can't wait to be part of your journey and help you decode your hormone puzzle one piece and one expert at a time. Get ready for an exciting ride! read less
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Episodes

Understanding the Connection of Hypothalamus on Fertility with Deborah Maragopoulos
Apr 9 2024
Understanding the Connection of Hypothalamus on Fertility with Deborah Maragopoulos
In episode #302 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Deborah Maragopoulos talks about Understanding the Connection of Hypothalamus on Fertility. More about Deborah: Deborah Maragopoulos is an intuitive integrative family nurse practitioner who has spent over thirty years blending the Science of Medicine with the Art of Healing to help thousands of people heal from a variety of symptoms and thrive by treating their hypothalamus. Specializing in neuro-immune endocrinology, Deborah focuses on optimizing the function of the hypothalamus - the maestro of the symphony of hormones. She is the author of several books including her latest, "The Hypothalamus Handbook," which outlines the steps people can take to start healing their hypothalamus on their own. Known as the Hormone Queen®, she's made it her mission to help everyone balance their hormones and live optimally - no matter their age! Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Deborah on Instagram: @‌deborahmaragopoulosfnp Get 10% off anything in Deborah's web shop and a FREE hormone reboot training HERE! Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Unlocking Fertility Secrets with the Hormone Puzzle Method – My Journey as a Fertility Doctor with Dr. Kela Smith
Apr 2 2024
Unlocking Fertility Secrets with the Hormone Puzzle Method – My Journey as a Fertility Doctor with Dr. Kela Smith
In episode #301 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our host Dr. Kela Smith talks about Unlocking Fertility Secrets with the Hormone Puzzle Method – My Journey as a Fertility Doctor. More about Dr. Kela: Dr. Kela Smith, Ph.D., DNM, DHM, MNM, BCFN, BCHC is a leading Holistic Integrative Fertility & Hormone Doctor, dedicated to supporting women and couples facing fertility challenges. After overcoming her own fertility struggles using the Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Method, it has been her mission to help others solve their infertility puzzles so they can get and stay pregnant, have a healthy happy pregnancy, and easy postpartum. An accomplished author, she also hosts The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, Solving-Infertility Summit, and Healthy Happy Pregnancy Summit. Dr. Kela's expertise also extends to guiding and inspiring future fertility experts as the lead educator at the Hormone Puzzle Society Educational Institute for Coaches. With vast experience and dedication to holistic health, she's a renowned authority in her field. Join her in solving the infertility puzzle at www.hormonepuzzlesociety.com Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach https://www.instagram.com/kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Creating Mindset Shifts While TTC with Stephanie Kwong
Mar 26 2024
Creating Mindset Shifts While TTC with Stephanie Kwong
In episode #299 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Stephanie Kwong, talks about Creating Mindset Shifts While TTC. More about Stephanie: Stephanie Kwong, a seasoned veteran with over 14 years in personal development, is a transformative force as Co-Founder of the Rapid Rewire Method. Stephanie is passionate about the groundbreaking Rapid Rewire Method tools, capable of swiftly dissolving emotional turmoil, limiting beliefs, disserving identities, and even trauma in as little as 20 minutes. Her mission is clear: to empower others with learning these tools to cultivate joy, inner peace, fulfillment, and true liberation. Stephanie empowers individuals to break free from cycles of suffering in minutes, not months. Through her proven approach, clients achieve personal, professional, and financial success, demonstrating that the shift from limitation to power is not only possible but fast, painless, and sustainable. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Stephanie on Instagram: @‌iamstephaniekwong @‌rapidrewiremethod Get the Rapid Rewire Method Emotional Relief Process HERE.  Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Ayurveda and Fertility with Dr. Shivani Gupta
Mar 19 2024
Ayurveda and Fertility with Dr. Shivani Gupta
In episode #298 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Dr. Shivani Gupta, talks about Ayurveda and Fertility. More about Dr. Shivani: Dr. Shivani is an Ayurvedic practitioner and expert in fusing Eastern and Western practices that help our bodies achieve equilibrium. She completed her Master’s in Ayurvedic Sciences and her PhD on Turmeric. Inflammation is a root cause for many health issues in our lives and we have the power to overcome it. Her passion is teaching at-home remedies to reduce inflammation naturally will help you enjoy more energy, less brain fog, less pain, and ultimately achieve vibrant health! Dr. Shivani Gupta has practiced Ayurvedic medicine for over 20 years and her approach is to show you the tools in your toolkit, so you can reach for them every time you need them. She is also the founder of Fusionary Formulas, an Ayurvedic company that helps people with inflammation and pain. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Dr. Shivani on Instagram: @‌dr.shivanigupta Free 7-Day Inflammation Detox Challenge HERE. Discover the magic blend of ancient Ayurvedic wisdom and modern science with Fusionary Formulas! 🌿 Check out their products HERE.  And don't forget to use the code PUZZLE at checkout for a 15% discount on your first purchase. Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach https://www.instagram.com/kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Balancing Blood Sugar: Key to Fertility and Hormonal Health with Danielle Hamilton
Mar 12 2024
Balancing Blood Sugar: Key to Fertility and Hormonal Health with Danielle Hamilton
In episode #297 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Danielle Hamilton, talks about Balancing Blood Sugar: Key to Fertility and Hormonal Health. More about Danielle: Danielle "Dani" Hamilton is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a renowned blood sugar expert specializing in hypoglycemia, and reactive hypoglycemia. Her journey into this specialized field was fueled by her personal battle with PCOS, which she successfully reversed after learning that blood sugar issues and insulin resistance were at the root. From overcoming PCOS, hypoglycemia, cystic acne, PMS, and weight loss resistance, Dani realized the power of stable blood sugar and its vital role in overall health. This drives her mission to empower others to recognize and remedy their blood sugar issues, even when the early signs are often dismissed or misdiagnosed. Dani uses a nuanced, holistic approach to optimizing blood sugar combining nutrient-dense diets, personalized lifestyle changes, and stress management techniques. She is the host of the top 50 Nutrition Podcast, Unlock the Sugar Shackles. She is also the creator of the transformative "Blood Sugar Mastery Program." Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Danielle on Instagram: @‌daniellehamiltonhealth Grab her SugarSavvy program HERE. Use the code PUZZLE to get it free. Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
IVF and Surrogacy with Kirsten McLennan
Mar 5 2024
IVF and Surrogacy with Kirsten McLennan
In episode #296 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Kirsten McLennan, talks about IVF and Surrogacy. More about Kirsten: Kirsten McLennan is an IVF and surrogacy Mum and a strong advocate for infertility awareness. Drawing on her extraordinary personal infertility experience and 20 years working in the Corporate Communications industry, she is passionate about raising awareness about a taboo subject that impacts hundreds of millions worldwide. Kirsten released her debut book 'This is Infertility' through C&R Press in Nov 2022. This is Infertility is the six-year journey of Kirsten and her husband Ryan as they navigate against tremendous odds to be parents. It combines the couple’s personal experiences with factual insights into fertility treatment and surrogacy and what people can expect. Kirsten is an IVFbabble ambassador (the world’s leading online fertility magazine and community) and she writes and interviews for fertility magazines, blogs, and video blogs. She also speaks at global fertility expos. Through her popular Instagram profile @‌straight.up.infertility, Kirsten shares her personal experience and insights on infertility. She holds a Communications Degree and a Master’s Degree in Marketing. Kirsten is from Melbourne, Australia but currently lives in North Carolina, USA with her husband Ryan and their son Spencer. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Kirsten on Instagram: @‌straight.up.infertility Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Expanding Your Fertility Coaching Business Internationally with Dr. Kela Smith
Feb 27 2024
Expanding Your Fertility Coaching Business Internationally with Dr. Kela Smith
Episode #295 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast is a special episode where our host, Dr. Kela Smith talks about Expanding Your Fertility Coaching Business Internationally. Each month the last episode is dedicated to coaches and people who want to be coaches to teach you skills that you can use in your own coaching practice so if you're already a coach or maybe you're thinking about becoming one you can learn so many skills from listening to these episodes. More about Dr. Kela: Dr. Kela Smith is a Holistic-Integrative Fertility and Hormone Doctor and the Lead Educator - Hormone Puzzle Society Educational Institute for Coaches. After personally battling infertility, she was finally able to conceive by implementing her Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E method (plus cycle optimizing), which takes a holistic approach to preparing the body for pregnancy from the inside out. Since then, she has made it her mission to help other women who are struggling with infertility to optimize their bodies and hormones so they can get pregnant, stay pregnant, have a healthy super baby, and easy postpartum, as well as eliminate symptoms of hormone imbalance. With over 25 years of experience as a professional fitness trainer and wellness educator, Dr. Kela has created 7 courses and published multiple books on fertility, hormones, pregnancy and total body wellness. Her recent book, The Hormone Puzzle Method: Optimizing Pregnancy has all her tips for a healthy, happy pregnancy. She mentors future fertility experts at the Hormone Puzzle Society Educational Institute for Coaches, which is an accredited and certified institute of higher learning for anyone interested in becoming a fertility coach. She also hosts The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, Solving-Infertility Summit and Healthy Happy Pregnancy Summit. Thank you for listening! Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram - @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE 3 Steps to Launch a Fertility Coaching Business Guide: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/education For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Fertility with Dr. Greg Brannon
Feb 27 2024
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Fertility with Dr. Greg Brannon
In episode #294 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Dr. Greg Brannon, talks about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Fertility. More about Dr. Greg: Dr. Gregory J. Brannon is a surgeon, public figure, and founder of the leading Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) practice Optimal Bio where he oversees seven offices across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. In addition to his current role of Physician and Medical Director at Optimal Bio, Brannon uses over 30 years of medical experience to educate others on taking ownership of their health. Dr. Brannon is the author of the 2020 published book, The Hormone Handbook: Optimizing Your Health Through Bioidentical Hormones, and will author a second book in Spring 2024 titled “Restore.” Prior to spending 30 years as a successful private practice OBGYN in Cary, NC, Dr. Brannon completed his medical residency at University of Southern California Women's Hospital, Los Angeles, and then served as assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, with work at Wake Area Health Education Center. Brannon’s OB/GYN experience sparked his interest in hormones and how they work within the body. Impressed and inspired by his experience with BHRT, Brannon opened Optimal Bio in Cary, NC in 2012. Optimal Bio is a BHRT practice dedicated to bringing people's bodies back to the optimal levels they were initially designed to maintain. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Dr. Greg on Instagram: @‌gregbrannonmd Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Debunking Fertility Myths from Preconception to Pregnancy and Beyond with Leslie Schrock
Feb 20 2024
Debunking Fertility Myths from Preconception to Pregnancy and Beyond with Leslie Schrock
In episode #293 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Leslie Schrock, talks about Debunking Fertility Myths from Preconception to Pregnancy and Beyond. More about Leslie: Leslie Schrock is an author and angel investor working at the convergence of health and technology. Her breakout hit, Bumpin': The Modern Guide to Pregnancy mixes the latest clinical research with practical advice for working families. Her second book, Fertility Rules, takes the same approach to male and female fertility. Leslie is an investor in Caribou, Roon, Perchwell, Legacy, Kinfield, and dbt Labs (and others), and an advisor to Maven, Alife, Origin, and Reverance. She is also on Gameto’s bioethics board and the board of advisors at the Moody School of Communication at her alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin. She was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, and her work has been featured on CNBC, NPR, Time, GQ, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Wired, The Economist, and The New York Times. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Leslie on Instagram: @‌leslieschrock Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
The Microbiome and Your Fertility with Dr. Sarah Ellis
Feb 13 2024
The Microbiome and Your Fertility with Dr. Sarah Ellis
In episode #292 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Dr. Sarah Ellis, talks about The Microbiome and Your Fertility. More about Dr. Sarah: Dr. Sarah Ellis is a Naturopathic Doctor and Clinical Science Liaison dedicated to helping everyone improve their health and feel their best. She uses nutrition, nutraceutical supplementation, and lifestyle adjustments to help her patients become the best versions of themselves. She has a passion for women's health (specifically PCOS, Endometriosis, & fertility), gut health, nutrition, pediatrics, and family health. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea Follow Jessica on Instagram: @‌dr.sarahellis Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Unlocking Fertility Myths with Jessica Bourke
Feb 6 2024
Unlocking Fertility Myths with Jessica Bourke
In episode #291 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Jessica Bourke, talks about Unlocking Fertility Myths. More about Jessica: With eighteen years of clinical experience dealing with fertility issues and pregnancy loss, Jessica has gained a reputation for helping people to succeed where everything else has failed. Jessica is a TEDx speaker, co-author of the ‘Guilt Free Gourmet’, and regularly appears in Irish media. She is the creator of the ground-breaking Making Sense of Miscarriage™ and Fertility ReSet 2.0 programs, which offers detailed, evidence-based support for those who are on the fertility journey or are dealing with recurrent miscarriage. As your ‘Fertility Detective’, Jessica’s goal is to help her clients "get pregnant and stay pregnant!” Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea/ Follow Jessica on Instagram: @‌thefertilitydetective Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
The Role of Fertility Coaches and Their Impact on Clients’ Fertility Journeys with Dr. Kela Smith
Jan 30 2024
The Role of Fertility Coaches and Their Impact on Clients’ Fertility Journeys with Dr. Kela Smith
Episode #290 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast is a special episode where our host, Dr. Kela Smith talks about The Role of Fertility Coaches and Their Impact on Clients’ Fertility Journeys. Each month the last episode is dedicated to coaches and people who want to be coaches to teach you skills that you can use in your own coaching practice so if you're already a coach or maybe you're thinking about becoming one you can learn so many skills from listening to these episodes. More about Dr. Kela: Dr. Kela Smith is a Holistic-Integrative Fertility and Hormone Doctor and the Lead Educator - Hormone Puzzle Society Educational Institute for Coaches. After personally battling infertility, she was finally able to conceive by implementing her Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E method (plus cycle optimizing), which takes a holistic approach to preparing the body for pregnancy from the inside out. Since then, she has made it her mission to help other women who are struggling with infertility to optimize their bodies and hormones so they can get pregnant, stay pregnant, have a healthy super baby, and easy postpartum, as well as eliminate symptoms of hormone imbalance. With over 25 years of experience as a professional fitness trainer and wellness educator, Dr. Kela has created 7 courses and published multiple books on fertility, hormones, pregnancy and total body wellness. Her recent book, The Hormone Puzzle Method: Optimizing Pregnancy has all her tips for a healthy, happy pregnancy. She mentors future fertility experts at the Hormone Puzzle Society Educational Institute for Coaches, which is an accredited and certified institute of higher learning for anyone interested in becoming a fertility coach. She also hosts The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, Solving-Infertility Summit and Healthy Happy Pregnancy Summit. Thank you for listening! Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram - @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE 3 Steps to Launch a Fertility Coaching Business Guide: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/education For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Navigating Stress and High-Risk Pregnancy with Parijat Deshpande
Jan 30 2024
Navigating Stress and High-Risk Pregnancy with Parijat Deshpande
Because getting pregnant is only half the battle, staying pregnant is the other half. For this season, we've decided to add a special episode every month dedicated about how to have a healthy happy pregnancy, birth and postpartum. If you are still in the process of fighting infertility and you feel triggered by this episode, please skip it until you are ready. Episode #289 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast is a special episode where our guest speaker Parijat Deshpande talks Navigating Stress and High-Risk Pregnancy. Each month one episode is dedicated for pregnant women to teach them how to have a healthy happy pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Parijat Deshpande a speaker, somatic trauma consultant, the author of the best-selling book Pregnancy Brain: A Mind-Body Approach to Stress Management During a High-Risk Pregnancy, and the founder and CEO of Ruvelle, a trauma-informed, lifestyle wellness brand exclusively dedicated to improving high-risk pregnancy outcomes. She is also the mother of two rainbow babies (who are no longer babies!) in her arms and five babies in her heart. When she’s not working, she loves to read, hike, and cook and bake for her family with fruits and vegetables from her garden. This episode is made possible by @‌healthyhappypregnancysummit Follow Parijat on Instagram: @‌healthy.highriskpregnancy Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram - @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Pregnancy Meal Plan https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
The Catalogue Baby Journey: Embracing Single Motherhood by Choice with Myriam Steinberg
Jan 30 2024
The Catalogue Baby Journey: Embracing Single Motherhood by Choice with Myriam Steinberg
In episode #288 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Myriam Steinberg, talks about The Catalogue Baby Journey: Embracing Single Motherhood by Choice. More about Myriam: Previously the organizer of the In the House Festival, for which she was nominated for the YWCA's Women of Distinction Award, Myriam Steinberg is now an author. Her first graphic novel, Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)fertility has won the Vine Award for Canadian Jewish Literature in the non-fiction category, the gold medal of the Independent Publisher’s (IPPY) Award in the graphic novel category, and the gold medal of the Foreword Indies Award in the graphic novel category. It is also on the American Library Association’s 2021 list of graphic novels to read. Myriam has written articles for Birthing Magazine, She Knows, and the CBC. Her work has also been included in two anthologies: Choosing Single Parenthood: Stories From Solo Parents by Choice, and Bloom Where You Are Planted. She is currently working on her second graphic novel, entitled Stick, Stay, Grow. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by Puzzle Brew’s Fertility Tea: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/fertility-tea/ Follow Myriam on Instagram: @‌catalogue_baby Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Navigating the Impact of Genetics on Your Fertility Journey with Jaclyn Downs
Jan 23 2024
Navigating the Impact of Genetics on Your Fertility Journey with Jaclyn Downs
In episode #287 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, our guest Jaclyn Downs, talks about Navigating the Impact of Genetics on Your Fertility Journey. More about Jaclyn: Jaclyn Downs is a Functional Nutrigenomics Consultant that has a passion for fertility optimization and reproductive wellness. She is the author of the book “Enhancing Fertility through Functional Medicine” (Routledge/CRC Press). Her book discusses common, but lesser-known, root causes of inflammation with topics on oxalates, mold toxicity, iron dysregulation, phase 2 liver detox pathways, and covers the genetics related to these topics. Through the use of functional lab testing, detailed health history, symptoms, genetics, environmental and epigenetic influences, she works with fertility practitioners and clients to give them insight and tools to better determine root causes for reproductive challenges. She also is certified in Functional Genomic Analysis and offers personalized nutrigenomic interpretations. Additionally, Jaclyn has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Drexel University and a master’s degree in holistic nutrition, and certifications as a health coach, doula, and yoga instructor. Thank you for listening! This episode is made possible by the Solving Infertility Summit: www.solving-infertility.com Don't miss the FREE Solving Infertility Summit. It's a gathering of top women’s health experts from around the globe, all sharing their insights on fertility and hormone health. Visit www.solving-infertility.com to register.  I hope you'll join us for this incredible event. Follow Jaclyn on Instagram: @‌functionalfertilitysolutions Get a FREE Guide - How Genetic Testing Can Solve "Unexplained" Infertility HERE. Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope featuring "Christen"
Jan 16 2024
Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope featuring "Christen"
Welcome to our special "Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope" series on the Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast. We're excited to share inspiring stories of women who've overcome tough fertility challenges, just like you might be facing. These amazing women have shown great bravery, dealing with the tough journey of infertility and finding success with the Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E method. Our goal is to give you hope and encouragement as you go through your own fertility journey. By hearing these empowering stories, you'll feel supported and motivated. Throughout this series, we'll also talk about different ways to help with fertility. You'll hear from women who were once unsure about becoming moms. They faced hard diagnoses but didn't give up. Their strength and hope led them to success with our method. Now, it's your turn to be inspired by their journeys. Listen and be motivated by their stories. Remember, you're strong and capable! In episode #286, join us as we listen to a compelling story from our guest, who for anonymity, will be referred to as “Christen.” Christen shares her inspiring journey from infertility challenges to the joy of motherhood. With a 16-year marriage as the backdrop, Christen's story is one of faith, unconventional choices, and the unexpected miracle of welcoming twins at 38. Tune in to discover the pieces of her unique puzzle, the power of resilience, and the hope that her story brings to those navigating their own fertility paths. Discover how the Hormone Puzzle method played a role in her journey, contributing to the triumph over challenges and the realization of a dream she once thought might be out of reach. This episode is made possible by the Solving Infertility Summit: www.solving-infertility.com Don't miss the FREE Solving Infertility Summit. It's a gathering of top women’s health experts from around the globe, all sharing their insights on fertility and hormone health. Visit www.solving-infertility.com to register.  I hope you'll join us for this incredible event. Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope featuring "Natalie"
Jan 9 2024
Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope featuring "Natalie"
Welcome to our special "Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope" series on the Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast. We're excited to share inspiring stories of women who've overcome tough fertility challenges, just like you might be facing. These amazing women have shown great bravery, dealing with the tough journey of infertility and finding success with the Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E method. Our goal is to give you hope and encouragement as you go through your own fertility journey. By hearing these empowering stories, you'll feel supported and motivated. Throughout this series, we'll also talk about different ways to help with fertility. You'll hear from women who were once unsure about becoming moms. They faced hard diagnoses but didn't give up. Their strength and hope led them to success with our method. Now, it's your turn to be inspired by their journeys. Listen and be motivated by their stories. Remember, you're strong and capable! In episode #285, join us as we listen to a compelling story from our guest, who for anonymity, will be referred to as “Natalie.” Introducing an individual with roots in Texas, currently residing overseas with their spouse and child. Their journey into the realm of fertility began in 2019 with a diagnosis of PCOS. In 2020, they embarked on the IVF path after the first egg retrieval, resulting in six untested embryos. They opted for IVF over IUI due to their spouse's prolonged absence, hoping for a swifter path to parenthood. However, the uncertainty of IVF soon became evident. The heartbreak of a miscarriage during the initial embryo transfer compelled them to seek answers and embrace a more holistic approach. They turned to Dr. Kela, implementing her specialized programs to enhance fertility. Additionally, changing to a clinic with extended hours played a pivotal role. In December 2020, they underwent a second embryo transfer, despite the lining measuring at 6.5mm. This time, the outcome yielded two normal embryos. Their family welcomed a beautiful daughter in August 2021, eliminating the necessity for a surrogate. Dr. Kela's guidance not only steered them towards a healthier lifestyle and improved fertility but also facilitated a 20-pound weight loss. This journey underscores the power of determination and resilience in realizing their dream of parenthood. This episode is made possible by the Solving Infertility Summit: www.solving-infertility.com Don't miss the FREE Solving Infertility Summit. It's a gathering of top women’s health experts from around the globe, all sharing their insights on fertility and hormone health. Visit www.solving-infertility.com to register.  I hope you'll join us for this incredible event. Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope featuring Aloura
Jan 2 2024
Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope featuring Aloura
Welcome to our special "Solving the Infertility Puzzle: Stories of Hope" series on the Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast. We're excited to share inspiring stories of women who've overcome tough fertility challenges, just like you might be facing. These amazing women have shown great bravery, dealing with the tough journey of infertility and finding success with the Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E method. Our goal is to give you hope and encouragement as you go through your own fertility journey. By hearing these empowering stories, you'll feel supported and motivated. Throughout this series, we'll also talk about different ways to help with fertility. You'll hear from women who were once unsure about becoming moms. They faced hard diagnoses but didn't give up. Their strength and hope led them to success with our method. Now, it's your turn to be inspired by their journeys. Listen and be motivated by their stories. Remember, you're strong and capable! In episode #284, we will hear from our guest, Aloura, as she shares her story. Aloura's journey into parenthood with her high school sweetheart has been a testament to love and resilience, as they celebrate a remarkable decade of marriage. Their family is a heartwarming ensemble, with three cherished golden retrievers—Sookie, Bruce, and Winston—complemented by the delightful duo of Rocky and Willow, two charming cats Originally from Pacific Northwest, Aloura and her husband embarked on a new chapter five years ago, settling in the NW Florida. There they found solace and joy in the sandy shores and the tranquil art of fishing. Their path to parenthood hasn't been without challenges, as they faced miscarriages and sought answers. Their journey led them to the Hormone Puzzle Method, where they found relief from chronic migraines and hormonal imbalances. Discovering her husband's unique genetic makeup and their shared status as cystic fibrosis carriers brought new insights. With the confirmation of Stage 1 endometriosis and other factors, they embraced the path of IVF. The first frozen embryo transfer in April 2023 brought the joyous news of a new addition to their family, with their little one due in January 2024. This episode is made possible by the Solving Infertility Summit: www.solving-infertility.com Don't miss the FREE Solving Infertility Summit. It's a gathering of top women’s health experts from around the globe, all sharing their insights on fertility and hormone health. Visit www.solving-infertility.com to register.  I hope you'll join us for this incredible event. Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram: @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Fertility Meal Plan: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/ FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Navigating Success in Fertility Coaching: Crafting Your Business Plan with Dr. Kela Smith
Dec 26 2023
Navigating Success in Fertility Coaching: Crafting Your Business Plan with Dr. Kela Smith
Episode #283 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast is a special episode where our host, Dr. Kela Smith talks about Navigating Success in Fertility Coaching: Crafting Your Business Plan. Each month the last episode is dedicated to coaches and people who want to be coaches to teach you skills that you can use in your own coaching practice so if you're already a coach or maybe you're thinking about becoming one you can learn so many skills from listening to these episodes. More about Dr. Kela: Dr. Kela Smith is a Holistic-Integrative Fertility and Hormone Doctor and the Lead Educator - Hormone Puzzle Society Educational Institute for Coaches. After personally battling infertility, she was finally able to conceive by implementing her Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E method (plus cycle optimizing), which takes a holistic approach to preparing the body for pregnancy from the inside out. Since then, she has made it her mission to help other women who are struggling with infertility to optimize their bodies and hormones so they can get pregnant, stay pregnant, have a healthy super baby, and easy postpartum, as well as eliminate symptoms of hormone imbalance. With over 25 years of experience as a professional fitness trainer and wellness educator, Dr. Kela has created 7 courses and published multiple books on fertility, hormones, pregnancy and total body wellness. Her recent book, The Hormone Puzzle Method: Optimizing Pregnancy has all her tips for a healthy, happy pregnancy. She mentors future fertility experts at the Hormone Puzzle Society Educational Institute for Coaches, which is an accredited and certified institute of higher learning for anyone interested in becoming a fertility coach. She also hosts The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast, Solving-Infertility Summit and Healthy Happy Pregnancy Summit. Thank you for listening! Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram - @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE 3 Steps to Launch a Fertility Coaching Business Guide: https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com/education For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com
Weight Stigma and Plus Size Pregnancy with Michelle Mayefske
Dec 26 2023
Weight Stigma and Plus Size Pregnancy with Michelle Mayefske
Because getting pregnant is only half the battle, staying pregnant is the other half. For this season, we've decided to add a special episode every month dedicated about how to have a healthy happy pregnancy, birth and postpartum. If you are still in the process of fighting infertility and you feel triggered by this episode, please skip it until you are ready. Episode #282 of The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast is a special episode where our guest speaker Michelle Mayefske talks about Weight Stigma and Plus Size Pregnancy. Each month one episode is dedicated for pregnant women to teach them how to have a healthy happy pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Michelle Mayefske is a certified birth and postpartum doula, childbirth educator, fat activist and author. She has made it her mission to change the way people approach plus pregnancy and birth. Through her teaching and social media networks, she seeks to empower and educate plus size expecting parents-and their birth partners-so they may seek the positive birth they want and deserve. Her ongoing trainings for birth professionals are paving the way in increasing truly size inclusive care across the globe. This episode is made possible by @‌healthyhappypregnancysummit Follow Michelle on Instagram: @‌fat.and.pregnant Follow Dr. Kela on Instagram - @‌kela_healthcoach Get your FREE Pregnancy Meal Plan https://hormonepuzzlesociety.com FTC Affiliate Disclaimer: The disclosure that follows is intended to fully comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s policy of the United States that requires to be transparent about any and all affiliate relations the Company may have on this show. You should assume that some of the product mentions and discount codes given are "affiliate links", a link with a special tracking code This means that if you use one of these codes and purchase the item, the Company may receive an affiliate commission. This is a legitimate way to monetize and pay for the operation of the Website, podcast, and operations and the Company gladly reveals its affiliate relationships to you. The price of the item is the same whether it is an affiliate link or not. Regardless, the Company only recommends products or services the Company believes will add value to its users. The Hormone Puzzle Society and Dr. Kela will receive up to 30% affiliate commission depending on the product that is sponsored on the show. For sponsorship opportunities, email HPS Media at media@hormonepuzzlesociety.com