Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle, Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner

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”

Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

My family and I for our oldest daughter’s 10th birthday in 2013

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.



Kate Moksnes Long Lake Natural Heath Center

Acupuncture, Kate Moksnes, MAcOM, Dipl. OM,  LAc. of Peak Life Clinic

Kate is an acupuncturist and herbalist certified by the Minnesota and Oregon Medical Board and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is also certified by the National American Detox Association. Kate moved from Minnesota to Portland in 2008 to attend the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. After graduating she continued on to Nanjing China, working in the hospital system and studying at Nanjing University. Kate has a passion for nutrition, health care, and is excited to be part of bridging eastern and western medicine. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, cooking, photography, and dance.



Craniosacral Therapist, Peg Timm

Peg Timm is a Craniosacral therapist specializing in a Myofascial Unwinding technique called Dynamic Body Balancing. Peg studied under Dr. Carol Phillips D.C.

Peg has worked in the field of wellness for over a decade.  In addition, she has been support staff for several chiropractors and has also worked public events raising awareness of how health can be achieved through non allopathic medicine.

Not only is she proud of how her work has made a difference in peoples lives, but also instinctively knew there was a bigger part for her to play. The discovery of CST came to Peg’s attention through a book by John Upledger, set out from the lending library in the office where she gets adjusted.

Peg’s passion is to work in a modality where she listens to your body and supports you as you move forward in your journey towards wellness. CST provides that opportunity!

Peg is excited to see how her work in CST and Myofacial Unwinding can make a difference in your health!

The goal of CST and Myofascial Unwinding is to restore balance to the body.
“If we restore balance within the fascia, we’ll balance the muscles, which will realign the bones, and will free up the flow of nerves, blood and energy channels. It’s that simple”.
A quote taken by Peg’s teacher.


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