What People Are Saying About Nichole Hirsch Kuechle

 

 

 

“I have always struggled with my weight and was at the time on a popular weight loss program that had me eating four of those prepackaged meals a day.  My girl friend shared how bad what this program had me eating was for my body. She talked about designed clinic nutrition and Nutrition Response Testing and whole real foods. I  was super skeptical but she seemed so much healthier and happier sense she started working with Nichi at my healthy beginning. So when the opportunity arose to try Nutrition Response Testing by donating a box of diapers I jumped at the chance. 

Best chance I have ever taken….. Along with my weight, some of my other persistent complaints that I had and no intentions of being resolved were:

Seasonal allergies- from June to when the snow hit the ground I would be itchy, watery, running, sneezing miserable. I loved being outside in the summer but couldn’t stand it due to allergies so I spent a lot of time indoors. I would take a 24 hrs allergy pill and still be miserable. After working with Nichi at MHB my allergies are complete gone 95% of the time. If they do flair up they are easily managed with whole food supplements! I can now go hiking, camping, gardening and actually enjoy being outdoors! 

My menstrual cycle was out of wack. I had been on birth control staring at like 16 to try to tame my cycle which was heavy long and painful. I would have to call in sick to work or gone home at least one day a month due painfully intense cramping. My food cravings were insane and left me ridden with guilt. After working with Nichi at MHB and slowly making changes to my diet by trading out my favorite foods that were hindering my body’s function and adding in foods to support my body I started to notice a huge shift in my monthly cycle. I went off birth control and was able to naturally regulate and manage my cycles symptoms with supplements and diet thanks to Nichi’s guidance. No more painful cramps, missing work or guilt.

No more food binges.

Pregnancy’s comes with all kinds of weird body stuff. It was incredible having Nutrition Response Testing as a tool to support my body and my baby as he grew! Everything from energy slumps to muscle cramps were able to be managed with diet and whole food supplements! My pregnancy was for the most part really enjoyable as I was able to be guided by MHB to listen to my body and my baby and give it what it needed for support. My doula at MHB Shaina was out of this world. Her Bradley class left us understanding birth and my body! Birth never goes as planned and when plans needed to changed she always found a way to keep me empowered! During birthing time she was like a Ninja. She was always there when I needed her doing exactly what I seemed to need in the moment but never occurred as annoying or in the way. She kept both me and my husband fueled and helped my husband be an active participant and guided him with how he could support me. She was a great liaison for us with the hospital staff, asking questions and getting clarity when needed. This left me empowered and feeling I’m charge of my birth and body. Shaina is a baby whisper and birth ninja! 

Becoming a mom is overwhelming at times and honestly I am not sure how I would have made it this far without Nichi and MHB. Over the last 18 months we have moved through so many common and not so common spaces with my little man. Everything from nursing issues, tongue and lip ties, cradle cap, upset tummies, baby eczema, diaper rash, first tummy bug, teething, ear aches, starting food, food sensitivities… all the things… Nichi has been amazing we have been able to pinpoint and support his tiny body and move through these things sometimes within days. My friends ask me what my secret is and why my son is so alert, healthy and happy. It’s simple we use Nichi and Nurition Response Testing to let his body tell us what he needs or doesn’t need. 

It’s not always quick or easy, it’s not going to be that instant 10 pounds weight loss in two weeks like some programs promise. I am still working on my overall weight, but working with Nichi and Nutrition Response Testing  I have been able to lose weight, removes allergies, get outside more, sleep deeper, have more energy, learn about my body and real food, regulate my cycle and go off birth control, have an out of this world pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery, and have a healthy, happy child who is thriving all because I took a chance and Donate a box of diapers.” 🤷🏻‍♀️-S. M.

 

After Nutrition Response Testing I have the ability to sleep thru the night, which I had been unable to do for several years. I have peace in my digestive system…I had become very complacent with regular stomach problems, figuring that “was just how my body was”…turns out it’s not! I have mental stability/anxiety control, my overall body awareness – what it tolerates and what it doesn’t, knowing when something isn’t right (my thyroid is a great example). I have awareness of food labels/ingredients – this one is powerful!!! I had NO IDEA what I was putting in my body before seeing Nichi!I have zero doctor visits outside of my yearly exam and no prescription meds! I also got the empowerment that comes from knowing you have the tools to take control of your body and life! There really aren’t proper words to describe how good that feels! You can’t put a price on that with money or time, it’s worth every dime and minute!-P.W.

My hourly HOT flashes significantly reduced to two-to-three daily warm spells. I’m thankful for continuous parasitic flush (I think my ankle cyst was a nest of parasites), my ankle cyst: GONE , my hemorrhoids are in reduction mode, and for sleep I am singing to the tune of “getting better every dayyyy”-C.M.

1.Got off of Humira 2.Got off of methotrexate 3.Got off of gabapentin 4.Got off of omeprazole 5.Lost weight 6.My hair is stopped falling out 7.No longer dealing with Crohn’s 8.No longer dealing with rheumatoid arthritis 9.No longer seeing a rheumatologist The name of my program: “I’ve been waiting for you all my life”-Julie G.

I was tired and irritable all the time and am now more awake and less moody (M.K)

I always felt like it was a struggle to do daily life.  I had low energy, upset stomach, and mental fog. The most ordinary tasks required so much effort.  I now have energy! I feel great. I am more aware of how much my body speaks to me and can make better decisions because of the things I have learned. (K.K.)

My 18 month old and I were both very congested and fatigued.  He was puking/spitting up and constipated. Our congestion has greatly improved.  My son is no longer puking and is pooping on his own. He is much more alert and significantly stronger. (M.I.)

I had cystic acne that appeared almost daily and I was always self conscious of my skin, and on top of that I got headaches 3-4/week. I have now gone almost 2 weeks without a headache, which has been amazing!  My acne is also beginning to heal. (A.W.)

I had headaches every day, some so severe that I hide in a dark room with ice packs.  I had low energy and was tired all the time. My energy is improving and I’ve had several days without headaches (and the severity of them has also gone down.) (T.F.)

It was hard for me to deal with daily stressors, small to large.  I got bad gas daily and had poor bowel balance. I also struggled falling asleep at night.  I can now manage daily life stressors in a much easier and effective way. I have more mental clarity and increased energy.  I know what foods cause me gas and it’s easier for me to fall and stay asleep each night. Cassie E.

My son had eczema when I initially came to help him and didn’t realize my body also needed support.  His skin is now clear and healed naturally. I am 25 pounds lighter and sleep better. I have more energy and overall my whole family eats better and feels better.  Rachel J.

I was so very tired, mentally cloudy and had insomnia all the time.  I now feel amazing, have all the energy, and mentally feel really great.  Jackie H.

I was on an emotional hormone roller coaster, never knowing which way was up.  I’m now on a much more even keel and it feels great! (J.H.)

I was feeling very “blah”, lacking energy and had a lot of roller coaster emotions.  My skin was dry and holding on to excess fat. I’m definitely on my way to better health.  I’m sleeping better and my skin is healing. My body composition seems different as well. Lisa C.

I was miserable.  I was in pain and had nausea every day.  I had an upset stomach, was irritable, and never felt good.  I was emotional and cried all the time. I feel so much better.  I have no more stomach pain, no nausea, and no vomiting. My mood is more stable and I’m no longer irritated all the time, with no more crying.  Carissa M.

I was more stressed and unhappy, had lots of stomach aches and was super tired, bloated and had headaches.  I am better now. I have less stomach aches, am happier, and am more upbeat. I’m less stressed and the bloating has gone down.  I am more awake and haven’t had headaches as much. Emily P.

I had headaches weekly, some were so bad I would not move or leave my bed.  I would have one or two of these per week. I would hurt everywhere, I couldn’t get any relief.  It would keep me homebound. I was prediabetic. I had fuzzy and blurry vision. I couldn’t focus and reading was difficult.  I am an avid scrapbooker and love to read and have not done any of that because it was too hard to focus and was exhausting. I also had a problem of having bowel movements only once every 3-5 days. I also drank a lot of soda. 

 

Fast forward to the present: since starting my sessions at My Healthy Beginning I have had only 2 headaches in 9 weeks.  None of them were migraines and were completely manageable. My inflammation markers have started to move in the right direction.  I haven’t been able to budge them in over a year. They have gone from 114 to 89 and 75 to 4.9 and that is HUGE for me! I have aways to go to be in the normal range but I am so excited they are moving. My diabetes numbers have moved from 6.5 to 5.9  My liver panel is actually perfect and there is no sign of NASH disease. I am able to read a bit longer then before and have scrapbooked some. I also have a bowel movement every day. I know I have a ways to go but am excited that My Healthy Beginning has gotten my numbers to move and I am on the right track!  Kris C.

I was bloated, tired, and hungry at night.  I now have less water retaining in my face and hands.  My pants fit a bit looser than before (need a belt now!) and I’m no longer always hungry at night.  Toni H.

I had brain fog, was lethargic, my body aches and I had a rash on my arms.  I am better now, my memory is improving and my itchy arms have gotten better.  My joints aren’t as stiff and I’m enjoying the nutritional information. Kathy P.

I had shaking of my hands/arms similar to Parkinson’s Disease (at age 26), had spent thousands of dollars on doctors over the years, to no avail.  Within one week on my Nutrition Response Testing program my hands were stabilized. Greg M.

I was bloated all the time, had frequent acne, and was hungry all the time.  I also had very loose and frequent stools. Now my bloating has significantly decreased.  Rather than waking up bloated it occurs late in the day and only sometimes. Acne has decreased in size.  Bowel movements have decreased in frequency and have become more manageable as well. Hannah P.

 

“I give credit to the specialized nutrition program I’ve received at My Healthy Beginning (in Long Lake, MN) thru the use of Nutrition Response Testing. This work gave me a list of foods to work off of that was tailored specifically to my body and what it was and is dealing with and especially the supplements that I have used thru a program from Standard Process and a couple of homeopathic lines and essential oils-all working on removal of toxins and stress.

All of that had to work together to actually have me lose the weight in totality. 

Not to mention I’ve healed a myriad of health issues along the way including horrible IBS, that I saw countless specialist and took tons of meds for… without any results. I’ve almost no acne anymore in comparison to always having lots of break outs, I now have regular menstrual cycles from almost always missing periods my whole life since puberty and having horrible symptoms to mild now, and since I’ve lost the weight slowly over time and I do mild strength exercises like yoga and squats, I do not have excess hanging skin that will ever likely require surgery to remove.

Before I started on the thyroid protocol with Nichi, I didn’t have any energy.  I felt like I was in a constant fog that just wouldn’t clear up. When it came to sleep, no matter when I laid down, I could sleep for 30 minutes only and never felt rested.  My back and knees throbbed in pain and I was resigned that my weight was never going to change. Now that I’m on my program I no longer deal with fatigue and I can actually move!  I am walking faster, bending easier, and doing squats like a champ because I no longer have knee pain.  I am thinking clearer than ever before. When I go to bed at night I fall asleep within minutes. And my weight is melting off! –Manna Towler

“Skeptic does the 21 day detox! First couple of days were a challenge! After that it was amazong, my body felt so clean inside, and light on the outside! it was a great reset for my organs. I even eliminated 2-3 supplements on my program and lost 10 lbs.!-J.G

“Before I came to My Healthy Beginning, I had horrible nasal allergies and horrible gas. I am happy to say that both of those issues have been resolved and I couldn’t be happier. Another issue I was having was brain fog and that is an issue we’re still working on. My allergies and gas have greatly improved and I am so glad to have that resolved!” -A.B.

“Some of the main changes in Coltin’s program (age 31) have been in his eating habits. He ate the same thing for years. Breakfast he ate 2 toast and 1 apple. Lunch was 2 turkey sandwiches and dinner, 2 hamburgers. Now, 18 visits into his Nutrition Response Testing program he will try almost anything and he can eat what we have for meals. He could not go in any rooms of our house except his bedroom, the bathroom, and kitchen. Now he can go anywhere in the house, open doors, and go in and out of the house when he wants to. He now helps Sherrye with the cooking, the cleaning, and different chores around the house, as well as helping in the kennel. The changes have been great, great, great.”-Jack Swenson

 

Childbirth Education with Nichole Hirsch Kuechle“We came to Nichole Hirsch Kuechle when Ryder was 5 weeks old. We had many nights of Ryder crying and crying for hours. He would bring his legs up and cry, arch his back, extend his neck. It broke my heart watching my breast fed baby in so much pain. I know breast is best, but I felt like I was doing something wrong, I almost gave up. We saw Nichi at My Healthy Beginning, cut out the foods that were hurting our bellies, started taking all natural supplements and with in days my baby was a new baby! Relaxed, calm, no screaming or throwing up. Pure miracle. This changed our life! I am so amazed! We eat clean now, and life is much much calmer! Ryder is now such an amazing baby!! Thank you!” – Lindsey Johnston

“I had brain fog, was lethargic, my body aches and I had a rash on my arms. I am much better now, my memory is improving and my itchy arms have gotten better. My joints aren’t as stiff and I’m enjoying the nutritional information. ” -Kathy P.

“I was crabby, had little energy and found it hard to focus. I am now much less crabby, more focused and can participate fully as a functional member of my family.” -Aly Folin

“Fast forward to the present: since starting my sessions at My Healthy Beginning with Nichole Hirsch Kuechle, I have had only 2 headaches in 9 weeks. None of them were migraines and were completely manageable. My inflammation markers have started to move in the right direction. I haven’t been able to budge them in over a year. They have gone from 114 to 89 and 75 to 4.9 and that is HUGE for me! I have aways to go to be in the normal range but I am so excited they are moving. My diabetes numbers have moved from 6.5 to 5.9 My liver panel is actually perfect and there is no sign of NASH disease. I am able to read a bit longer then before and have scrapbooked some. I also have a bowel movement every day. I know I have a ways to go but am excited that My Healthy Beginning has gotten my numbers to move and I am on the right track!” -Kris C.

“My 18 month old and I were both very congested and fatigued. He was puking/spitting up and constipated. Our congestion has greatly improved. My son is no longer puking and is pooping on his own. He is much more alert and significantly stronger.” – (M.I.)

“I had cystic acne that appeared almost daily and I was always self conscious of my skin, and on top of that I got headaches 3-4/week. I have now gone almost 2 weeks without a headache, which has been amazing! My acne is also beginning to heal.” – (A.W.)

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you profoundly from the bottom of my heart. We are nearing our wee one’s shared birthday with her papa and I am reflecting on your huge role almost a year ago. You were such calming presence amongst the other energies present, especially as your hands offered support for my aching sacrum. Thank you Nichole Hirsch Kuechle for guiding my husband in offering that support, too. And after our little pink girl arrived, seeing you hold her/love her was heartwarming. Now, as I’m preparing to make a raw German Chocolate Cake for her 1st birthday, I’m recalling your role in making this cake during the labor for us to celebrate following our baby’s arrival. In short, thank you, thank you, thank you! You are completely tied in to memories of that special day and I feel so grateful and blessed by your role then and as a friend” – AB

“When my thyroid went out of balance, I put on a significant amount of weight quickly, and was tired ALL of the time. My doctor said that based on the tests she gave me, I needed to be on thyroid and adrenal fatigue medication for LIFE. Instead of filling the prescription, I came to see Nichole Hirsch Kuechle.

Within six weeks of being on a fairly simple program with Nichole, my energy was back and my excess body fat was melting off. After 12 weeks my thyroid was completely healed and I was within 7 pounds of my ideal body weight. I went back to my doctor and was tested again. She was SHOCKED that my thyroid and adrenals had completely healed in just 12 weeks with no medication”. -Heidi DeCoux

“Before I started on the thyroid protocol with Nichole Hirsch Kuechle, I didn’t have any energy. I felt like I was in a constant fog that just wouldn’t clear up. When it came to sleep, no matter when I laid down, I could sleep for 30 minutes only and never felt rested. My back and knees throbbed in pain and I was resigned that my weight was never going to change.

Now that I’m on my program I no longer deal with fatigue and I can actually move! I am walking faster, bending easier, and doing squats like a champ because I no longer have knee pain. I am thinking clearer than ever before. When I go to bed at night I fall asleep within minutes. And my weight is melting off!” -Manna Towler

“Because of the specialized program I’ve received at My Healthy Beginning with Nichole Hirsch Kuechle I’ve healed my thyroid, gained energy, lost weight (and continue to lose weight), and healed a myriad of other health issues including horrible IBS, persistent acne, and irregular menstrual cycles. -Shaina Lacey

“I was always tired, bloated, and couldn’t get through the day because my energy was so slow. I now have more energy to get through my day, can digest foods better and feel great. I can’t imagine my life without this program!” -KW

“My son had eczema when I initially came to help him and didn’t realize my body also needed support. My sons skin is now clear and healed naturally. I am 25 pounds lighter and sleep better. I have more energy and overall my whole family eats better and feels better.” -Rachel J.

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“You have a family and a budget, it’s not some made up thing. What you do is realistic. The coaching I get from you is priceless.” – Kelley Suggs

“I love having Nichole Hirsch Kuechle as a coach. I never would have thought I needed one, but now I think everyone should have one. Nichi has moved me past barriers I never would have successfully navigated by myself and would have been a failure statistic instead of on my way to super successful.” – Sara Mayes

Monika Hoyt“I’m loving your resources, saving money eating natural foods is going to be a game changer for us. I’m so grateful and am very impressed with you!” – Monika Hoyt

“Thank you so much for meeting with us. With all your extremely helpful and useful information, we were able to birth our baby in a hospital on our terms. My water broke at 11:30 pm Tuesday and because we didn’t want to rush in, we waited for my mother to arrive from an hour and a half away. We got into our room at 2:00 am Wednesday and I had a vaginal birth at 4:00 am! Besides being jaundice, our baby is healthy and happy and I am OVERJOYED to be able to say that she is nursing really well. Not having to pump this time around has made this experience so much better and more calm. I hope you know how much you contributed to the health and well-being of little Bea’s entrance. If she could, she would thank you herself.” – Jen

Doula with Nichole Hirsch Kuechle“Jessie and I can’t wait to talk to you and fill you in on the details a couple of the outline… She stared minor contractions Monday at 5:30 in the morning, and we labored at home until 2:45 when it started to become pretty intense. Jessie is so tough she wanted to wait longer, but I thought we should go to beat traffic. When they checked her just after 3 she was dilated 6 cm! Things really picked up after that as she was transitioning, so it was good timing that we got there. She labored on the ball and in the tub and at the end on the bed. I was so thankful for all the education I received on what was going on and how to coach, thank you so much. Jessie worked SO HARD and I was so proud of her. She did do everything without any medication and earned every minute of her, as you called it, “love cocktail.”. Noah Jon was born at 9:05 and was 8 lbs even. He is healthy and strong. We decided to keep the placenta and Kelly came and picked it up for encapsulation. Jessie will give you a call sometime to chat and fill you in on more details. Thank you for everything it really made a BIG difference.” – Tyler Moberg

Childbirth education with Nichole Hirsch Kuechle“Thank you Nichole Hirsch Kuechle for being with us for our son’s birth. We are very glad you were there with us, we feel like we couldn’t have done it without you Your endless patience in coaching me through every push was amazing and much needed. You were a welcome, warm presence to have with us through such an important moment in our lives.” – M.S.

“I just wanted to thank you again for everything. You were a HUGE help to all 3 of us when you did the overnights. I have learned so much from you and will definitely be using your services again. Besides-Sam really took to you and I want to keep you up to date on him!” – Beth G.

Doula with Nichole Hirsch Kuechle“There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support & encouragement throughout the labor and delivery process as well as the knowledge & confidence you helped to instill in us during our Bradley classes. We are so thankful to have happened to meet you this past fall. You are such a strong rock; so calm & nurturing-just what first-time parents need! It was so wonderful that you were able to accompany Aaron to Children’s Hospital & support both Daddy and baby. Your knowledge, experience & expertise has put us at ease both during the pregnancy and postpartum. Thank you so much for your ongoing love & support.” – Lauren Robbins

“Nichole Hirsch Kuechle -I wanted to send you an email to tell you THANK YOU so much for all of your help in educating me in your class. THANK YOU for suggesting I have a doula! That was truly a blessing. I know early on in my pregnancy my boyfriend really disliked the idea that someone else would be there with us as he felt she would take his spot. After our daughter’s birth he was talking on the phone and said to his sister, “Well the next time you have a baby you should really get a doula. And having the waterbirth was really cool!” It made me so happy to know he was supportive in the end. We truly appreciate you! Also, many women I’ve talked to were amazed I had a completely natural childbirth, not even ibuprofen, and didn’t have any tears. Proof to me that you, as the mother, are positively in control of a lot of things in your child’s birth. ” – Laura S.

“ Our newborn is two weeks old today! I have the best birth and postpartum doula ever! Not only is she fun to hang with…she does SO MUCH for our family. Like today…she spent the day cooking in my kitchen… multiple meals, dishes, while entertaining our 4 year old and doing laundry, making us smoothies and meals for the day, etc. Nichole Hirsch Kuechle has given me the opportunity and joy the past two weeks to focus on my sweet precious baby. I put my shoes on today for the first time since I had her (minus the one time i got the mail.) I made it two weeks relaxing and doing the most important things…bonding with Lily and nurturing the transition to a family of four. Thank you and HUGS– Not sure what I would do without your support physically and emotionally! ?? Doulas are the BEST–and i happen to have the best one ever! ;)” – Sarah Hermann

“When my husband and I learned we were pregnant with fraternal twins we knew that gathering a team of supportive, knowledgable caregivers was vital to our success as first time parents. We also knew that a doula would be an integral and invaluable member of our team; Nichole Hirsch Kuechle and My Healthy Beginning filled that position beautifully. Nichi’s approach to pre and postpartum care of mom, dad, and baby complimented and upheld our goal of incorporating Western medicine with homeopathy and chiropractic care. Working with My Healthy Beginning enabled us to smoothly transition from the tenuous moments in the neonatal intensive care unit to the incredible moments of our babies thriving at home. The ability to enter parenthood feeling grounded, empowered, and energized was an exceptional experience and a true gift that Nichi created for our family.” – Stephanie and Darryl Humenny

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“ As a first-time mom of twins, I knew I was going to need all the help I could get after my little ones were born. I sought out Nichole Hirsch Kuechle after talking to a friend who used her services and had been very pleased. Nichi has been an amazing support to me since the birth of my babies. I have truly looked forward to each session we have had together. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work and has helped me and my babies get off to a solid start. I have especially appreciated her skills in craniosacral therapy and her suggestions for how to soothe fussy babies. Nichi is very easy to be around and I have always felt very comfortable with her in my home. She is a natural at what she does! Before having my twins, I think I underestimated just how much work it would be to take care of them on my own, while also recovering from delivery. Nichi has been the perfect support to me as I have gotten started as a new mama. Looking back, I can’t imagine not having had her help and guidance!” – Heather Lopez

I could not imagine if I didn’t have you. Seriously. I hope you know how much I value you as my doula and my friend. You are an amazing woman and you bring such light, love and joy into the world.” – Sarah Hermann

“Beautiful, Nichole Hirsch Kuechle! Thank you for sharing. I look forward to your ezine, they are always so inspiring!– Sharra Frank

“Loved this today…thanks! I took the time to read your ezine even though I am crunched for time starting a busy day and it was a blessing…it gave me the calm and power I needed.– Pam Hendrickson

“Nichole Hirsch Kuechle -That was a beautiful piece of writing…Where are you going to send it to get it published so that many more can read it and be inspired?!” – Karla Juusola

“I can’t help myself…I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your writing is. If I was 30 years younger and on the baby journey in my life I would have loved to have you as a part of my parenting experience. I will continue to recommend you to the young moms I work with and will send this on to one of the nutritionists I work with.Thanks for sharing. You do deserve to do what you love…and you do it well.” – Carol Hoff

“I loved your rendition of your journey! Keep tellin it like it is– Gail Tully

“Mamas are powerful beings – I love it! What a true statement. Thanks for sharing part of your story in your ezine. I enjoy getting glimpses into your life and what makes you tick. All the best.” – Mandy Stavem

“Nichole Hirsch Kuechle, this was very moving. Just what I needed to hear on this cool morning. Thank you for sharing this in your ezine.” – Claire

“I just wanted to say thank you for opening my eyes to this way of life. I have really gotten into this since seeing you for Nutrition Response Testing and did a blood test. The gluten came up as a severe intolerance-so thank you for discovering all of this. We are converting over time, making baby steps. My mom and dad are also changing the way they buy foods as well. My mom and aunt went to the co-op in Hastings, and my mom went to Trader Joe’s this week. They are also cutting back the amount of gluten they eat, too. I really appreciate all the insights you’ve provided. I follow you on Facebook and your blog now-great stuff! ” – Kristine Glancy

“I am still amazed and delighted with your constant work on the website and all the things you do to help families. Keep up the good work. I don’t know how you do it! ” – Dr. Carol Phillips

“We love it when our mama’s work with Nichole Hirsch Kuechle as their Birth Doula!” – Dr. Amy Johnson-Grass, Health Foundations Birth Center Founder and Midwife

“Needless to say, we are very grateful we took your class. We were able to approach and walk through it all with calmness and presence of mind (Joel was super great the whole time), I don’t remember ever feeling afraid or concerned. We just took one contraction and situation at a time and lived in that moment. All the nutrition and exercises paid off with only a teeny tear on the inside of my pelvic floor despite not being in the water during hard labour and transition and the pushing lasting maybe 20 minutes. Thank you from both of us for helping us be prepared as a couple for whatever happened. We love our birth story and at the same time hope to have a more “normal” birth experience next time. ” – Jessica Dueck

“I have to share some great results with you- in the 3 months of eating this way, I lost 25 pounds! I am so excited! I am super happy. It’s amazing how easy it’s been. The first month was challenging and there were a lot of times I was tempted, but now I’m barely even interested in the other foods. I mean, a vendor gave me a box of artisan, gluten-free caramels in a clear plastic container last week and they have been sitting in my line of site since then. Not even an inkling to eat them, being that they are all filled with HFCS. This is a complete reversal of how I was previously – first off, I would have eaten them all myself and never offered anyone a bite. And second, if I wasn’t supposed to have them, I would have wanted them really badly. It’s amazing how getting off all those foods has eliminated my cravings! Also, I’m wrapping up reading Wheat Belly. Before I read it, I was proud to be gluten free but hoping that one day, someday, possibly maybe I would get to eat homemade bread and fluffy pancakes again. But after reading it, I totally see how destructive it is and want to stay as far away from it as possible. It’s funny, actually, my Mom had been reading it even before me and has since sworn off wheat and oats and lost 6 pounds. (1/6/14)….(2.11.14) I’m excited to tell you I have lost 35 pounds since working with you. That is a grand total of 50 pounds since the beginning of last year 15 # on my own and 35 # with you) I am finally to the point of needing to buy some new clothes. So exciting! My husband has lost a total of 75 pounds since the beginning of last year – he is beginning to be unrecognizable. Between the two of us, we have lost a very slender person. Thank you for all your help!– Amanda W

Joanne“About 5 months ago I was having pain in my back and just assumed that it was due to a muscle strain. The pain then radiated around to the front, just under my rib cage. I kept thinking that if I rested, put the heating pad on it long enough – it would go away – it didn’t. My husband finally convinced me to go to the doctor and I gave what felt like a gallon of blood, had a CT scan and a diagnostic colonoscopy.

The end result was that they could not find what was wrong and I was told that it should clear up and if I didn’t feel better in three months to come back. That was not very comforting so I contacted a friend who referred me to Nichole Hirsch Kuechle. I contacted Nichi, explaining what was going on with me and the pain I was having and she asked me to come in. She explained Nutritional Response Testing and we got started!

She determined that my colon and stomach were inflamed and that I had numerous food sensitivities.

After diving into the recommendations – no gluten, no dairy, no sugar, corn, soy, rice and taking the whole food supplements – I feel great! I have energy like I haven’t had in years!!! My picture includes myself and my dog Lexie – my husband John and I (and Lexie) just came back from the North Shore and did 3 hikes – Cascade Falls, Carlton Peak and Oberg Mountain all in the same day!!! Nutritional Response Testing and Nichi have changed my life by improving my health – what a blessing!!!” – Joanne/span>

Jessica Dueck“THANK YOU, Nichole Hirsch Kuechle for being such an important part of bringing Frankie into this world how we imagined. We couldn’t have done it without you. ” – Jessica Dueck

“ Can’t tell you thank you enough. Thank you of helping me make progress, for the words of encouragement and direction, and for helping me achieve the beautiful birth I had hoped for. I couldn’t have done it without you two (I have an apprentice in training). You are amazing and I will be forever grateful. Thanks for all the back massage…it was just what I needed. AND, thanks for letting me throw up on you ”