293 episodes

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!

The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E Podcast Dr. Kela Smith

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

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!

    Debunking Fertility Myths from Preconception to Pregnancy and Beyond with Leslie Schrock

    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
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    • 48 min
    The Microbiome and Your Fertility with Dr. Sarah Ellis

    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/
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    • 39 min
    Unlocking Fertility Myths with Jessica Bourke

    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

    • 40 min
    The Role of Fertility Coaches and Their Impact on Clients’ Fertility Journeys with Dr. Kela Smith

    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
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    • 19 min
    Navigating Stress and High-Risk Pregnancy with Parijat Deshpande

    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
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    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.
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    • 33 min
    The Catalogue Baby Journey: Embracing Single Motherhood by Choice with Myriam Steinberg

    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/
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    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

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

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A True Fertility Pioneer

I love listening to Dr. Kela. She is my binge listen lately. She truly is a great host and interviewer for all things fertility and handles topics with such grace!

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An Amazing Resource!

The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E. Podcast is an amazing resource for anyone interested in learning evidence-based information from professionals. I highly recommend this Podcast to others!

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