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Is your thyroid sabotaging your weight loss efforts?

An episode of The well women podcast

By The well women podcast
Dr. Laura Pipher , ND discusses hot topics and interviews various experts in this informative women’s health podcast . This podcast focuses on getting women information that they need to know when it comes to their health , because well women can change the world ! Please note that the information provided in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended be used as medical advice . Please speak with your healthcare provider
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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
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