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Birgit Witherspoon, MS, HHC

Birgit’s mom used to say that she was born astride a horse. Growing up in a small village in Germany, she was surrounded by farms, ranches and lots of horses! Her favorite way to spend her time was to tell stories to her neighbor’s herd of 15 Shetland ponies (known to be quite a fierce breed) – and she was only 3 years old! It soon became clear that Birgit had a way with horses that could only be explained by the fact that she listened to them and intuited what they needed and wanted. 

Birgit also witnessed her mother’s struggle to be healthy. They had well balanced, home-cooked meals every day, with sweets only as an occasional treat. Nevertheless, her mother was diagnosed with diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, high cholesterol, insomnia, cardiovascular disease and more. She was taking 27 medications and still did not feel well, but she never gave up. On her own, she tinkered with holistic modalities and took care of herself with regular massages, chiropractic care, and other approaches, but she also never gave up her medication regimen. Ultimately, she never found the underlying cause for her continuing health issues.

In her 30s Birgit moved to Atlanta, where she worked as a manager for McDonald’s Corp. – believe it or not! This was her introduction to how the food industry worries more about its profits than the quality of its products and what effect those products have on those who eat them.


This fast-food lifestyle opened her eyes to our nation's many health issues.  After moving to San Diego in 2001, Birgit made some personal changes in her life that put her back on the path to her childhood roots in healing. She went back to school and continued her education at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Upon graduation, she founded b balanced – San Diego Nutritionist and has never looked back!


Birgit is also co-founder of Journeys of the Joyful Heart. A company her and her business partner Nicole Stone (acupuncturist) began in 2019 to offer online courses and in-person workshops for women.  After spending a combined 35 years working one-on-one with women and listening to their needs, wants, dreams and goals they came together to create this wonderful resource. 

Through the years Journeys has evolved from women's retreats and online personal growth courses to a five-step Natural Fertility program.  They saw the need as more are more couples in their mid-twenties were coming to them because they were struggling to get pregnant.  Their issues ranged from multiple miscarriages, poor sperm health, cysts or fibroids, and often just unexplained infertility.

Nicole specializes in gynecology, infertility, and preconception care, bringing the power of Chinese medicine to help women overcome painful periods and discover natural solutions for infertility. Birgit's personal experience with miscarriages fueled her passion for supporting women emotionally and nutritionally to create a calm and welcoming environment for healthy pregnancies. Together, they bring expertise, authenticity, and a nurturing presence to your fertility journey.


Our lives are always changing, and we are on a continuous journey to learn, grow and expand. Birgit and Nicole are excited to walk this path with you and share the knowledge they have gathered as they have gone through their own personal journeys.

With much Joy & Love!

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