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The Well Women Podcast

The Well Women Podcast

By The Well Women Podcast
Dr. Laura Pipher is a naturopathic doctor helping women fix their period problems and optimize their fertility. She is also the creator of The Period Passport online program & HER time of the month membership . Ashley Le Clair is passionate wellness and mental health advocate and has dedicated her life to supporting others. Join Laura & Ashley while they keep it real, talk about all things women's health and "go there" . Nothing is off limits, and #TMI? What's that?
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3 Reasons Why The fertility awareness method is beneficial beyond fertility!
In this episode I am breaking down my top 3 reasons why I believe every woman should be following the fertility awareness method to monitor for hormonal imbalances.    To download my FREE guide "5 birth control Side effects you may have not thought about" click here Follow my instagram: @drlaurand   To learn more about the fertility awareness method check out my latest blog post HERE
July 13, 2021
Dating During a pandemic
Join us in this lighter episode as we discuss dating in a pandemic.  We are going over dating safety, whether or not people are looking for more or less commitment these days, how dating has changed and SO MUCH MORE.
April 21, 2021
How everyday chemicals can sabotages sperm health & upset hormones.
In this episode, Dr. Laura is discussing how chemicals in our everyday lives can have a major impact on our own hormones and negatively impact sperm health. Ashley & Laura talk about their "non-negotiables" when it comes to "clean living" & Dr. Laura gives you tangible tips on how you can start moving towards healthy hormones without feeling overwhelmed. 
April 14, 2021
Cyber bullying, cancel culture & asking for help when you need it
In this episode Ashley and Laura explore the important connection of cyber bullying and mental health. Ashley offers tip to support love ones navigating cyber bullying or mental health challenges.  For resources dial 211
April 7, 2021
Accessing women's healthcare during a pandemic
In this episode Dr. Laura & Ashley talk about the difficulties women are facing in accessing basic healthcare. We talk about birth control, unintended pregnancies & Dr. Laura gives you tangible steps you can take to start understanding your cycle & the symptoms you should be looking for to know when something isn't right. Our question of the episode is one Dr. Laura has been asked quite frequently in her practice "Does a prenatal vitamin increase your fertility". Listen for all the answers! 
March 31, 2021
Self Talk
In this episode Ashley and Dr. Laura discuss self-talk, shifting negative thinking patterns and rewriting our brain. With simple tools to incorporate into your daily life, you will begin to see your thought patterns become more positive and helpful. 
March 24, 2021
PCOS with Jenna Longoria
In this episode, Dr. Laura is chatting with Jenna Longoria, The Period Guru about her journey with polycystic ovarian syndrome, how getting a diagnosis can be difficult for many women, the myths that stop us from investigating earlier, and what you can start doing today to treat your PCOS.   Download Jenna's Free Period 101 ebook here:  Follow Jenna on instagram here:
March 17, 2021
Chatting hormonal fat & fibroids with Fibroid Queen!
Today I am speaking with Phyllis AKA @FibroidQueen on instagram about all things fibroids. We are diving deep into her own story in how she found success treating her own fibroids using her own training as a nurse & health coach. We are also discussing hormonal fat, the symptoms that may indicate your excess weight is hormonal, and what you can start doing today to tackle it!   Reach out to Phyllis here:  Instagram:   Website:
March 10, 2021
Everything you need to know about stomach acid with Dallas Skopeleanos
Join this episode as Dr. Laura chats with Dallas Skopeleanos, holistic nutritionist and owner of Naked Nutrition. We are discussing everything you need to know about stomach acid, why it is a critical part of our digestive process, if you need to start taking digestive enzymes, and how to understand what may be going on with your digestion.    Reach out to Dallas here Instagram -   Website-
March 3, 2021
Period & Fertility Trackers you need to start using
In this podcast episode, Ashley & Dr. Laura discuss the latest on fertility and period trackers. Learn which ones are Dr. Laura's favourite, what they actually track and which ones are worth the investment.
February 24, 2021
Coping Mechanisms
In this episode Ashley discusses different coping mechanism that you can start putting into practice immediately 
February 17, 2021
Do you apologize when you get a pap?
Have you ever apologized for your leg hair , pubic hair , or felt insecure about a smell “down there”? Do you know what’s normal ? This episode is for YOU . join Ashley and Laura as they give into why women feel insecure about their genitals , what’s normal , what we should worry about and more !
February 10, 2021
Making mindfulness accessible .
Have you been practicing mindfulness?  In this episode, we discuss easy ways you can start being mindful in your everyday life, including in the bedroom! We explore mom guilt and the pressure we often feel to practice mindfulness and meditation perfectly (spoiler alert! Being imperfect is part of the process). By the end of the episode you’ll feel more confident in implementing simple mindfulness techniques right away!
February 3, 2021
Everything you need to know about your period products!
Do you use pads? Tampons? Menstrual cup? Period underwear? What period products should you use? Are they safe? What are the risks? Get all your questions answered (& hopefully have some laughs) in this jam packed episode. Learn the chemicals you should be steering clear of when choosing your menstrual products, why your period panties may not be the safe alternative you had hoped for and SO much more. Did we say TMI? Yep. This episode is definitely too much information, but we hope you enjoy!
January 27, 2021
Coping with COVID Lockdowns
As we head into our second wave of lockdowns, things are feeling heavy, frustrating and isolating. Ashley & Laura wanted to take this time to talk about their feelings surrounding the lockdown from their different perspectives. Listen as they share their personal experiences and feelings surrounding our current loss of connection, the impact on children and teens, social media, the home schooling chaos and losing our villages that help us raise our children.f
January 20, 2021
We are BACK! Talking all about POOP
The well women podcast is back, and the TMI is coming QUICK.  Join Ashley & Laura as they talk about intentions for relaunching the podcast, what you can expect and dive into ALL things poop.  Is your poop normal? is it dangerous to hold it?  Reasons you are constipated  Grab your favourite beverage sit down with us as we share education, personal stories & have a laugh.
January 13, 2021
Desiccated Thyroid
Today am talking to Michelle O'Neill about the THYROID, a small but mighty gland. Learn the symptoms you may experience with a thyroid issue, the importance of adequate testing, the specifics when it comes to thyroid hormone in pregnancy, whether or not you should be taking sythroid (levothyroxine) & why desiccated thyroid may or may not be a proper next step to your treatment.  Contact information for Dr. Michelle O'Neill : Website:  Facebook: 
June 15, 2020
Level up your business with Laura Skjelmose
As an entrepreneur, navigating business can be difficult, especially when you are in the health field. This episode I speak with my friend Laura Skjelmose and we discussed what a business coach can do for you, how to get more comfortable with making the sale (& not feeling icky about it) and the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make fresh out of the gate ! If you are looking to level up your business, this is for you!  Contact Laura Skjelmose: Facebook Instagram
May 15, 2020
Should we fear soy?
Webinar made available in a podcast version  Everything you need to know about SOY . * Should you fear it? * Is it something you should include in your diet? * Should people with specific concerns avoid it altogether (thyroid people I'm talking to YOU!)? * What about breast cancer survivors? or people who currently have breast cancer? I am breaking down the most current research so that you can make informed choices when it comes to whether or not soy should be apart of your diet. Contact Dr. Laura Pipher, ND Instagram- Facebook- email- website-
April 30, 2020
Getting down to “business” with Dr. Kaleigh Gawn
In this episode Dr. Laura and Dr. Kaleigh discuss everything you need to know about #2 . Is your digestion normal ? How do you know ? Are certain medications you are taking disrupting your digestion? Is there testing you should be having done ? We have all your answers and so much more ! Contact Dr. Kaleigh Gawn, ND:  Facebook- Instagram - Contact Dr. Laura Pipher, ND  Instagram- Facebook- email-  website- 
April 15, 2020
Understanding Endometriosis
This month's topic is all about #Endometriosis . ⁠   I am talking about : ⁠  💕What it is .  💕 Who is at risk . ⁠  💕How to get a proper diagnosis⁠  💕 Herbs you should be steering CLEAR of if you have this condition . ⁠  💕Whether or not #soy is a friend or foe for those with endometriosis . ⁠  💕 Things you can start doing TODAY to get on track with your symptoms . ⁠ Contact Dr. Laura Pipher, ND Instagram- Facebook- email- website-
April 1, 2020
Pregnancy & COVID 19- The best available evidence
This was a webinar that has been made available in audio only  In this episode I am breaking down the BEST AVAILABLE evidence when it comes to : pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, newborn care, and those trying to conceive. NOTE- there is NO evidence for any “natural “ ways to prevent or treat COVID 19. Best available treatment and prevention should be found through the CDC, and other similar resources - THIS webinar is discussing fetal transmission of the virus , whether pregnant women are seen as more at risk , what the current recommendations are for trying to conceive , what hospital guidelines have changed and how to navigate the system during this current pandemic - this is NOT discussing taking anything and in fact this is not recommended beyond that given by your healthcare providers .
March 28, 2020
Anxiety - a Naturopathic perspective
If you missed the Instagram LIVE- here it is . I am talking about everything you need to know about anxiety as it relates to - gut health , nutrient deficiencies , blood sugar balance and giving you some tips on how you can tackle your anxiety today !
March 23, 2020
Beating your sugar cravings
This episode is from an Instagram LIVE I did talking all about sugar cravings ! learn Why sugar is so hard to quit , what else could be going on and how to tackle your sugar cravings for good !
March 23, 2020
Healthy Sperm for Healthy Babies
It takes two to tango ! In this episode Dr. Laura, ND breaks down the latest research in how to create the healthiest sperm for a healthy pregnancy!
March 8, 2020
Should you eat your placenta ?
In this week’s episode, Sam and Dr. Laura breakdown the research when it comes to the hot new trend of placental encapsulation ! How is it done ? Is it beneficial ? Is it safe ? Find out everything you need to know !
February 23, 2020
Let's Get Personal! Childbirth trauma & postpartum healing
In this episode, Dr. Laura gets personal sharing her birth story , childbirth trauma & the impact childbirth trauma has on the health of mothers, their babies & those around them. Learn about what the research has to say and how new moms can create a supportive healthcare team postpartum. 
February 16, 2020
The Well Women Podcast Season 2- Colds & Flus in Pregnancy
Dr. Laura introduces this new episode giving you an overview of what she has been up to since her last episode, talking about personal experiences in her pregnancy and discussing what you can do to prevent & treat colds and flus in pregnancy 
February 9, 2020
Estrogen, Insulin & Weight Loss
Have you been struggling with weight management? Join Dr. Laura in this weight loss & hormones series, discussing how different hormones can make your weight feel impossible to lose.  Learn about the role Estrogen & Insulin play in your weight picture, how your hormones change as you age, the testing you should be asking your doctor for & how to start balancing your blood sugar. 
September 16, 2019
How estrogen is impacted by your digestion
In this week's episode, Dr. Laura discusses the importance of our gut bacteria in our hormone balance.  Learn how estrogen impacts the good & bad bacteria in our gut & what that means for our hormone balance.  Dr. Laura also discusses her top 3 tips to help beneficially modify your bacteria balance for healthy hormones. 
September 9, 2019
Is your thyroid sabotaging your weight loss efforts?
Have you ever had your thyroid fully evaluated? Learn the importance in looking at full thyroid hormone testing when it comes to managing your weight & start getting answers today! Listen to the audio version of Dr. Laura's instagram LIVE discussing everything you need to know to fully evaluate your thyroid. 
August 29, 2019
PCOS- What does a diagnosis even mean ?
PCOS - What does the diagnosis actually mean ? Why is it so difficult to get a diagnosis ? Is the birth control pill the best way to treat PCOS ? Dr. Laura answers all of your questions in this weeks episode talking all about what a diagnosis of PCOS means and how to best deal with your symptoms
July 29, 2019
My pregnancy journey & the things no one tells you !
Dr. Laura gets personal in this episode as she deep dives into her experiences with pregnancy & the symptoms many people don’t talk about . This episode is meant to ease any fears and anxieties you may have with respect to pregnancy & some tips on what to expect when you’re expecting !
July 21, 2019
Can you avoid pregnancy without hormones ??
More and more women are wanting to come off of birth control because they don’t like the side effects, but they are nervous about the chance of pregnancy . Women have been lead to believe that their options include : birth control or pregnancy . Is this really the case ? Join me in this episode as I take a deep dive into what non hormonal birth control looks like .
July 7, 2019
Clean up your skincare without breaking the bank!
Which products should you be using for your skin ? Does more expensive mean better for you ? Learn the chemicals you should be avoiding in your products & two of Dr. Laura’s brand suggestions they are good for your skin & your wallet !
June 17, 2019
Is vaping actually a healthy alternative to smoking ?
What is actually in a vape ? Are these ingredients safe ? How do you know ? Should you use vaping to quit smoking ? Get these answers and so much more as Sam and Dr. Laura dive into the current available research to get you the facts you need to know about vaping !
June 10, 2019
The Black Food Fad - Activated charcoal
Join Dr. Laura and Sam as they dive into this weeks trending topic : activated charcoal ! Should you be adding this to your daily smoothies ? Is it safe in the food you eat ? Take a Listen for all of your answers !
June 3, 2019
Probiotics - do you actually need to be taking them ?
Are you confused when it comes to probiotics ? Is it just a fad or are probiotics the real deal !? Should you be taking them ? Do they need to be refrigerated ? Can probiotics come from food ? Join Sam and Dr. Laura as they break down everything you need to know about probiotics !
May 27, 2019
Evaluating the safety of Herbs & Supplements in pregnancy
Let’s face it , pregnancy can be an overwhelming confusing and scary time for a woman . In this episode Dr. Laura dives into all of the pertinent information you need to know when it comes to the safety and evidence regarding common herbs and nutrients . Should you take them ? Should you avoid them ? Which prenatal should you choose ? Get all your answers here !
May 21, 2019
Ditching the likes & Ignoring the trolls with ALC Wellness
we are going ALL in on workplace wellness , mental health , and social media in this episode with Ashley LeClair , founder of ALC Wellness . Learn about why parents should be concerned about their kids when it comes to social media apps, how Facebook became the “old person app” , whether or not you should really go on a “social media detox” and how to survive on Instagram as a business owner . This is not an episode you want to miss !!! For more information about ALC Wellness , upcoming events and workshops head to or follow @alc.wellness on Instagram !
May 13, 2019
Health hacks with Dr. Laura - Can marijuana increase testosterone ?
Can marijuana benefit your testosterone levels ? Dr. Laura breaks down the recent news headlines and helps you understand what you should be doing to benefit your swimmers (or your partners) !
May 5, 2019
Food Sensitivity Testing with Dr. Megan Boucher
Join Dr. Laura and special guest Dr. Megan Boucher , ND as they dive into everything you need to know about food sensitivity testing . We are answering all of your questions as well as talking about the recent controversies in the news . Follow Dr. Megan @meganbouchernd on Instagram or head to
April 28, 2019
Hangover Cures 101
Sam & Dr. Laura are talking all about hangovers and the reasons why we experience the inevitable after a night of drinking . Learn the key nutrients that are depleted by alcohol, and if “hangover pills” are just a marketing scheme. If you choose to indulge , learn how you can prepare for your night Or recover as best as possible !
April 15, 2019
Apele Period panties - Everything you need to know
Join this special episode as Dr. Laura speaks with Stevie from apele to learn all about their performance underwear and period panties ! Learn how they can be helpful beyond just periods & how you can benefit from these stylish undies ! BONUS - Apele is offering a discount code for all of my listeners ! Head to and enter the code “ wellwomen “ for 20% off of your ENTIRE order - this offer is available from April 7th 2019 for 2 weeks !
April 7, 2019
Health Hacks with Dr. Laura - Optimizing your sleep !
Do you have problems with your sleep ? Have you always been told you are supposed to get 8 hours a night but wonder how on earth that could ever happen ? this episode is for you ! join Dr. Laura as she breaks down everything you need to know to hack your sleep !
April 1, 2019
Be Mom Strong With Alissa Blais
Dr. Laura interviews Alissa Blais , founder of the Be Mom Strong Training academy , yoga instructor , personal trainer & mom of two as they take a deep dive into fitness and weight loss after kids, goal setting , finding the right diet for you and so much more . For more information about Alissa find her on Instagram @alissablaisyogaandfitness . Send your comments & questions to
March 25, 2019
Health hacks with Dr. Laura - 10 tips to optimize your fertility
In this weeks mini-sode, Dr. Laura is giving her top 10 tips to help optimize fertility for you and your partner . Are you looking to conceive now or in the near future ? You don’t want to miss this !
March 18, 2019
Mental health, confidence and social media with Jessica Tyler
Dr. Laura interviews Jessica Tyler (also known as Jenna Middleton from Degrassi) as they talk about growing up in the public eye , not meeting expectations , mental health and the impact of social media, and learning to love yourself . Follow Jessica on Instagram @jessicatylerofficial
March 10, 2019
Health hacks with Dr. Laura - Constipation 101- moving your bowels !
Are you pooping everyday ? What does it Mean to be constipated ? Learn about how to treat your constipation in a pinch , how to identify the cause of your digestive concerns and what investigations you may need to be requesting .
March 3, 2019
Hormonal Birth Control - the good the bad and the ugly
Are you on hormonal birth control ? Are you wondering how it works or side effects you should be aware of ? Does birth control impact future fertility ? Join Sam and Dr. Laura as they discuss everything you need to know about your hormonal birth control including how to come off of it & how to support your body if you choose to stay on it !
February 24, 2019
Health hacks with Dr. Laura - treating colds & flus
In this weeks health hacks with Dr. Laura , Laura discusses her favourite products to treat colds and flus , and tips on how to support your immune system all year long!
February 17, 2019
Essentially Inspired with Laura Skjelmose
It’s Laura x2 ! Dr. Laura takes a deep dive with friend and essential oil expert Laura Skjelmose as they highlight the importance of detoxifying your life and how essential oils can be of benefit. Learn what to look for when searching for the right essential oils, how to make your own products and so much more !! To learn more about Laura Skjelmose follow her Instagram and Facebook @lauraessentiallyinspired . This episode is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice - please speak with your healthcare provider before taking any product .
February 10, 2019
Health Hacks with Dr. Laura - Testing Your Thyroid
In this mini - episode Dr. Laura talks about what you need to know about thyroid hormone testing and how to know if you could have a thyroid issue !
February 6, 2019
Collagen & Skin health - fact or fad ?
Dr. Laura talks with Sam all about collagen & skin health ! Find out if collagen is something you should be taking or if it’s another trend that should be avoided ! Also learn which nutrients are important for your skin health and if you should actually be taking these !
January 28, 2019
Introduction to the well women podcast
Welcome to the well women podcast ! Dr. Laura, ND is bringing you a trusted resource for all things women’s health . Follow her as she takes a deep dive into trending health topics & brings in different experts so that you feel completely confident in making decisions when it comes to the health of you and your family !
January 21, 2019