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216: Optimizing Women’s Health & Fertility with the Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E. Approach with Dr. Kela Smith

Oct 16, 2023 | Season 3


In this enlightening episode, we dive deep into the world of women's hormones and fertility with renowned expert, Dr. Kela Smith. Dr. Smith's wealth of knowledge and passion for helping women achieve hormonal harmony and optimal fertility shine through as she shares her insights and expertise. She sheds light on the importance of functional lab testing for identifying imbalances and underlying issues, the top symptoms of hormonal imbalance that women should be aware of, the underestimated role of mindset for fertility optimization, her “Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E.” approach with patients, and so much more!

Dr. Kela Smith is a Holistic-Integrative Fertility and Hormone Doctor. She holds a Ph.D. in Natural and Holistic Medicine as well as Double Board Certification as a Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM) and Doctor of Humanitarian Medicine (DHM). Dr. Kela is also a Board-Certified Functional Nutritionist (BCFN) and a 5x Board-Certified Health Coach (BCHC). She founded The Hormone Puzzle Society and the Fertility Coach University.

The Hormone Puzzle Society is a health hub for fertility, hormones, and pregnancy and through this platform Dr. Kela and her team work with women/couples coaching them on how to optimize their body/mind/spirit so they can get and stay pregnant, bring home a healthy baby, have an easy postpartum as well as eliminate symptoms of hormone imbalance.


0:51 Welcome to the show!

3:55 Dr. Kela Smith’s bio

4:47 Welcome her to the podcast

5:48 Her 30,000 ft view

6:54 What symptoms aren’t normal?

8:15 Functional tests for further exploration

10:31 How do we optimize without overwhelming?

12:23 Mindset Effects

13:35 The Hormone P.U.Z.Z.L.E.

16:02 Her nutrition recommendations

18:26 Dietary Fat myths!

20:20 The Blue Zones documentary

21:20 Mixed signals about Plant-based / Carnivore 

24:55 Post-Partum Depression

25:37 * Troscriptions TroCalm *

28:33 Supplements for Fertility

32:04 Protein powder supplementation

34:15 Stress & Infertility

37:48 Shifting negative mindset around sleep

41:18 * Sleep Breakthrough *

42:52 Laying out expectations

45:12 Wine vs your liver

48:58 Surprises about holistic healing

54:14 Getting more out of our food

57:57 Should we be allowed a cheat day?

59:58 Her final piece of advice

1:00:56 Where to find her

1:01:42 Thanks for tuning in!


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