Nichole Hirsch Kuechle, Clinical Master/Lead Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner & PSYCH-K® Facilitator 

You’re looking at your friend and wondering how on earth she went from cranky, tired, stressed and overall not-well to having good energy, nice sleep and no more dark circles under her eyes? She says, “I can’t explain it-just go see Nichole”. You are one smart gal and your health (and/or that of your little people), is the area of your life you want to improve. And now you’re here trying to learn more about how I can help you.

I bet you’re tired of hearing the same old conversation about food from well intentioned friends and family:

“I don’t eat dairy and you shouldn’t either.”
“Go ahead, be like everyone else and eliminate gluten, but I don’t think you need to.”

Well, have I got news for you. Although food is typically part of the conversation, there are other stressors the body has to deal with, and those stressors could be causing the issues with food you may be having.


You heard me right. We live in one big toxic world and it’s hard for our bodies (big and small) to keep on keepin’ on without some support and education. We wouldn’t be having this conversation if it was 1937, if our food, air, and water weren’t polluted, but we’re into the next century my friend, and it’s just what’s so.

So what’s different about what we do here at My Healthy Beginning?

We offer you a healthy beginning by taking a big picture snapshot of what both your concerns and health goals are. With our unique and enjoyable approach of Nutrition Response Testing, within two visits (your Initial Visit & Report of Findings) we will discover what areas of your body are lacking support and why they’re so exhausted. We will also determine what whole food supplementation it needs to heal itself at a cellular level and how we need to shift the food you’re eating to bring your body to an optimum state of being.

Our Nutrition Response Testing is individual to YOU and what YOUR body needs. Nothing about it is pre-planned or preconceived, and we let the testing tell us everything.

We have helped countless women like yourself lose weight, increase energy and libido, gain clarity and focus, reduce inflammation and congestion, and alleviate skin and digestive issues, creating a whole new you who has what it takes to live the life YOU want and deserve.

We also offer other support services such as Acupuncture, Birth & Postpartum Doula Services, Craniosacral Therapy, and Childbirth Education.

My Credentials

1998 Nationally Certified Massage Therapist
1999 DONA Certified Birth Doula
Certified Craniosacral Therapy and Somatoemotional Release through Upledger Foundation
Certified Dynammic Body Balancing (Craniosacral Therapy) through Dr. Carol Phillips
2007 Certified First Line Therapy Lifestyle Educator
2005-2010 Founder/Publisher of My Healthy Beginning Magazine
2008 College of St. Catherine Bachelor of Arts
2010 Landmark Forum Graduate
2011 Landmark Worldwide Curriculum for Powerful Living Graduate
2012 Certified Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth Instructor
2012 Certified Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner-Ulan Nutrition Systems
2013 Landmark Worldwide Communications Access to Power and Power to Create courses graduate
2014 Landmark Worldwide Team Management Leadership Program graduate
2015 Advanced Clinical Training Professional Level Completion Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner-Ulan Nutrition Systems
2017 Advanced Clinical Training Route to Clinical Mastery Module 11 with Ulan Nutrition Systems

…and, my personal mission statement:

“To bring to this world love and communication,
to create contagious peace and wonderment,
to never lose the sense of awe and power I am gifted in this life”


Michelle Larson, Certified Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner

Michelle is a Nutritional Response Testing Practitioner. Her passion for this work started long before  training to become a Practitioner.  Prior to this work, though active with a relatively healthy diet, she still found that something was missing. Her sister was on a program with us,  saw amazing results and experienced complete health shifts and she wanted in on that game! Michelle became a client and feels she saw more than 100% change in her health! She is extremely active with hobbies such as soccer, broomball, running, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and snowboarding. After going through the program, she felt a strong pull toward this work, as she wanted to aide others in their healing so they could feel as awesome as she now does! Michelle notes it has been the most gratifying experience, and she enjoys every moment with the clients and staff.

Note: Michelle has a love for testing four-leggeds for support as well.  Arf, arf. Meow.


Manna Towler

Manna Towler, Professional Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, Birth & Postpartum Doula & PSYCH-K® Facilitator

Hi I am Manna, I am a true Minnesota girl from a small farming community in the southern part of the state, but I now reside in the twin cities with my husband, Nate and our doggie, Bella. I have always had a passion for caring for people… finding and working for My Healthy Beginning has given me the outlet and skills to be able to do that at a higher level than I ever imagined.

My background has been in the traditional American healthcare field since I entered the workforce as a teen. I have worked in nursing homes, adult specialty care facilities and with the elderly doing in home care here in Minnesota and in various parts of our country. Never did I see myself leaving that field of work, yet once I discovered holistic healthcare several years ago and started to learn about what it really takes to have optimum health (i.e. truly nourishing, detoxing and supporting the body to perform at it’s best), I knew that my desire to help people on their journey to wellness would have a much different path than I originally had planned.

Now you can find me most days here at My Healthy Beginning, doing a host of things in our practice. I am our Member Advocate, which is short for our Jane of All Trades. 😉 I am the go to person for coaching, support, healthy recipes and more for people as they embark on new journeys into healing, and I work side by side with our other Practitioners and coworkers to make sure the office and visits run smoothly.

I am an Associate Nutrition Response Testing practitioner, currently completing my Professional Level Series of training at Ulan Systems in Clearwater, FL…. so if you don’t find me at MHB, chances are I’m there getting more training to help our practice members in their quests for health. I hold office hours for NRT in both our main Long Lake office, and now at NorthStar Midwifery in St. Paul on Fridays as well!

I am also one of our Birth & Postpartum Doulas. I am fully trained, working with clients inside my apprenticeship and currently earning my Certifications for both from DONA. As a private doula, I serve clients in the entire Twin Cities Metro and can attend births in any birth settings that my clients choose.

I absolutely love getting to work with people ready to take on their life and health in various ways! My clients can always count on me to be their biggest cheering section and someone who will stand with them as they go through new life experiences, whether that is in the realm of transforming their health and diet, or in welcoming a new baby into their family.

If either of those things are what you or your family is up to, I would love to have the opportunity to support you in achieving the life and goals you are dreaming of!


Shaina Lacey Towler, BIO Birth & Postpartum Doula, & PSYCH-K® Facilitator 

I am a vibrant, compassionate, and nurturing person by nature. I have always thrived inside of working hands on with people, and have had a passion for pregnancy and babies even from a young age. I never knew that being a doula was my true calling until after having my son in 2013.

Nichi (MHB’s incredibly talented owner and founder) was my doula and childbirth educator. Like many new moms I knew almost nothing about birthing and definitely had never heard of a doula before! The knowledge I gained during my pregnancy led me to having a beautiful birth experience that left me feeling like a whole new woman, more empowered than ever before in my life, more connected to my husband, and confident in caring for and bonding with my newborn. I knew after experiencing the benefits of having a doula, that I wanted to bring those gifts to as many other birthing women and partners as I could!


Chelsea Reinking, Practice Manager & Client Nutrition Coach

Hello! I’m Chelsea and after earning my degree in Corporate Wellness I landed my dream job here at My Healthy Beginning in February of 2020. I am proud to be MHB’s Practice Manager and our client’s Nutrition Coach. I live in the countryside with my Husband, two young children, and one pup. My passion in life is making honest raw connections with others and serving them in their health and wellness journey. The life I live is one that shines His light of love onto others. My purpose is to make every single person that I come into contact with feel like they matter. 

On days that you don’t see me at My Healthy Beginning I can either be found chasing around my children, vacuuming up dog hair, or meeting a gathering of friends at a local park (all are welcome). I enjoy walking (not running), reading, and having my home filled with family. 
My Healthy Beginning gives me the opportunity to connect with others in our community-helping them along their health and wellness journey. Because of this, I am truly able to live my dreams. 
Never stop learning. Never stop dreaming. Never stop loving.
Believing in you friend. 


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