Testimony

Testimonies

Working with Health Coach Amanda reminds me of a quote from Shark Tale – “You might think you know, but you have no idea.” ~ Oscar.  Nothing really prepares you for the wealth of information coming your way.  Walls of knowledge are broken down and rebuilt again with stronger materials and deeper dimensions.

“My favorite part about working with Health Coach Amanda is the fact that I received great information and not once did I feel that I was part of a science experiment.  Amanda’s professionalism and easy manner does wonders for the amount of information packed in each session.

I joined the 3 month general heath and wellness coaching program because I was struggling with my weight, blood pressure and overall poor attitude (From not feeling good for such a long time).  I was at a point where I was losing my friends and myself.

I achieved a greater understanding of the foods that deplete my energy and drain my emotional state.  I have dropped a total of 16 pounds and dropped a pant size.  My sleep is better and I have energy to exercise and socialize.  Improvements were made in my mood, confidence, focus and leadership.  On a social level, I have energy to start conversation and I actually WANT to be around my friends.

I now have a better understanding of foods that enrich my life and those that can take away the joy of living.  I learned about new foods and how they make me feel.  The concepts in the coaching program are simple, but I found that there is a lot of information that is not mainstream.  There is something for everyone to learn, no matter how well read you may be on nutrition.

Working with Health Coach Amanda reminds me of a quote from Shark Tale – “You might think you know, but you have no idea.” ~ Oscar.  Nothing really prepares you for the wealth of information coming your way.  Walls of knowledge are broken down and rebuilt again with stronger materials and deeper dimensions.

The most valuable part of the program is the fact that I am walking away feeling empowered and seeing the results of taking my life back and not be a victim of my situation.”   ~ Dave 45, from York, PA . 7/19/17

 

“Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward my health goals by providing me with knowledge about foods and encouraging me to improve my lifestyle choices.

I have experienced several notable changes in my health since beginning my health coaching. I have greater energy, less physical pain, my allergy symptoms have almost been eliminated and I experience restful sleep. The most significant overall change I have noticed has been that I no longer need my prescription medications.

I would describe Amanda as a caring and committed person. She sincerely wants to help you to achieve your optimal health. I would recommend Health Coach Amanda if you are ready to see real improvements in your health and are willing to commit to making that change a success.

I have experienced firsthand how my lifestyle choices directly affect my health.” ~ James 42, from York, PA. February 2015

 

This mom can now wear her daughter’s jeans!

My top goals upon starting the 6 month Transforming Lives Program were to lose weight, feel better, have less aches and pains and to have more energy.  Health Coach Amanda helped me to work toward these goals by providing me with action steps.  The biggest change I (and others) have noticed since beginning the program has been my 34 pound weight loss.  I also feel happier and healthier.  I feel more focused and a free feeling, like a weight has been lifted off of me.  My favorite part about working with Amanda was that she had confidence in me, that I could do this, like nobody ever has had in me.  All her words of encouraged in person and in email would help me get through rough days.  I would describe Health Coach Amanda as devoted, kind, caring and passionate and I would recommend her program to everyone!  (She does, she hands out my business cards, pens and brochures to everyone.) I would recommend the program because it worked for me and Amanda is an honest, trustworthy coach.  I would want prospective clients to know that Amanda has a passion for health and she puts her whole heart into coaching!  Amanda, thank you so much for helping me achieve my goals, you’re the best! ~ Penney 47, from York, PA. 8/30/17

Check out these before and after photos!  Penney’s total weight loss was 34 pounds. Pants went from size 18 to 10. Shirts went from women’s size 2X to Misses Large. She is now able to wear a ring her Aunt gave her years ago, without needing to resize it. She has more energy, better sleep, she no longer feels old, has less headaches, aches and pains, less tooth, ear and back pain. No more bladder problems or athletes foot. She is so happy that she now weighs less than her husband – for the first time in years! She has gained confidence! (Fun fact, she can now wear her daughter’s jeans, which are from the juniors section!)

 

Before 2016                        After 2017, happy to see her belly and bottom disappear.

UPDATE  10/5/17:   This client continues to lose weight on her own! When she completed the 6 month Transforming Lives Coaching Program she lost 34 pounds. She is now down a total 40 pounds! The program works, when you do the work!

 

What sets Health Coach Amanda Goodwin apart from other holistic health practitioners and coaches is her 6 month action step program for optimal health. It has changed my life and was exactly what I was dreaming of when searching for clear answers.  Amanda caters the whole program to your specific needs and goals so that every appointment is meaningful and worthwhile.

Health Coach Amanda is compassionate, intelligent and supportive. I would recommend her to anyone lacking optimal health or anyone who is searching for clear answers on what to do with the abundance of health information we are flooded with.

My top 3 goals upon starting the *6 Month Transforming Lives Program were to lose weight, have daily bowel movements and eliminate acne. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me reach my goals by providing an easy-to-follow action plan with clear steps to achieve holistic health.  The biggest change I have seen is daily bowel movements, no more constipation!  I have also noticed an increase in my confidence in how to achieve optimal health and happiness.”  ~ 27 year old Female from York, PA. Health Coaching ended April 2016.

This young lady is now graduating to the D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® Program. We will be performing investigative work by running the test kits available via my FDN training to optimize her health.  I am so excited to continue working with her!  FDN Test kits ended Oct 2016. Her testimony after finishing the DRESS ProgramI feel the DRESS Program was a good experience and I did very well on the program. I now have more energy and a positive outlook on my future!”

*The 6 month program is tailored to your specific health needs and concerns.  The 3 month program is a general overall health and wellness program.

 

“This program has Transformed My Life!  Thank you for helping me to get my life back!

When I first came to see Health Coach Amanda I wanted to gain weight, ease my nausea and vomiting (From Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome) and improve my well being.  I was tired of surviving and wanted to thrive once again. I felt awful.  I was given so many prescriptions by so many doctors and they didn’t help.

Amanda helped me to work toward my goals by guiding me through a holistic program where I was able to finally get some relief from my symptoms as soon as I changed my diet.  She gave me the tools to re-learn how to thrive again.

The biggest change I noticed since beginning the coaching program has been my weight gain, appetite increase and work attendance.  (No longer missing days or going in late and able to functional all day.)  The most significant overall change I noticed has been feeling in control and being able to avoid vomiting episodes.  The Transforming Lives Program has helped me to feel less sick, gain weight, boost my mood, my focus improved and I am more mindful.  I now know how to read my body.   I also have more energy, am eating better and taking targeted supplements.  I was able to eliminate most of the medications I was taking, which I felt were harmful.  I feel that I have received a great education and direction.

I would describe Amanda as inspiring, gentle, thoughtful, thorough, organized, intelligent and sweet!  I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to my family with health issues or anyone who wants to improve their mind and body.

I now have hope and direction for taking control of my health.  I feel so much better and feel more in control of my health.”   ~ Whitney 28, from Shrewsbury, PA.  12/28/16

Update from 8/12/17 – “If anyone has a chronic illness or just wants to improve their health I highly recommend seeing Amanda Goodwin.  She has helped me get my life back, beat autoimmunity, and eliminate pharmaceutical cocktails through diet and lifestyle changes. You can be the CEO of your own health too! #GoodByeCyclicVomitingSyndrome!” ~ Whitney.      “Yes, our whole family rejoices in gratitude to God for orchestrating our daughter’s recovery!! And yes, Amanda Goodwin is a champion! Her last name says it all! ” ~ From Whitney’s Mom

 

“It takes a thoughtful individual like you, to help others in their time of greatest need.

My top 3 goals when starting the 6 Month Transforming Lives Coaching Program were to learn about and mange autoimmune disease, overall wellness and stress reduction. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward these goals by giving detailed information, suggestions, and solutions that were not difficult to implement.

The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been being more adventurous with food and cooking, adding herbs and spices.  I am also more conscientious of chemicals and toxins.  I feel calmer and less stressed and more confident in my knowledge of health. The most significant overall change I have noticed has been that I feel more sure of myself and more hopeful.  I feel calmer, more positive, have better digestion, improved sleep and less temperature fluctuations.  I now wake up each day feeling good about my life and I am more positive, patient and loving toward myself.

My favorite part about working with Amanda was having personalized support and someone knowledgeable to validate what I was going through and act as a cheerleader.  Also having someone to do research and offer solutions to any health problems.

I signed up for the Transforming Lives Coaching Program because Amanda put me at ease by sharing her own experiences and I knew Amanda could help me empower myself.

The most valuable part of the coaching program was the amount of information and guidance I received.  It was more than what I ever could have imagined! I feel like I have been armed with what I need to continue advocating for my health and striving for better health and wellbeing on a daily basis.

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as supportive, loving and a knowledgeable coach whose own experiences have helped her to become an exceptional health coach.  Amanda listened with care to everything I shared and offered useful advice and suggestions.

I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone – Anyone feeling out in the cold, and disillusioned by the conventional medical system.  The price is so reasonable, for what is offered.  Health Coach Amanda offers a well-rounded program with support above and beyond the 1 hour we spend together every other week.  I would also recommend the coaching program because Amanda pays close attention and follows up so quickly with specific guidance.

The most important thing people should know about working with Amanda is that she is an angel from Heaven!  She is an attentive, patient listener who opened her heart to me and made me feel supported and validated.  She has a kind, gentle demeanor that made me feel at peace right away.

It’s hard to put into words what Amanda has done for me these past 6 months.  I came to her broken and desperate, and she walked side by side with me as I became stronger, healthier and truly transformed.”  ~  Nola 40, from Jacobus, PA.  8/16/17

This lady almost lost her job due to the fatigue and brain fog! Hashimoto’s Harms, but You Can Rise From the Ashes. #Transformation! 

 

I decided to work with Health Coach Amanda because of her own personal experience with health issues.  I was impressed that she was able to improve her health and is now able to help others.  The best help comes through those who understand how and what you are going through.  I felt very encouraged to know more about Amanda and her program.

My top goals when I started the 3 month General Health and Wellness Coaching Program, was to have more energy, sleep soundly, add in new foods and possibly go out to eat with family and friends.  I wanted to feel ‘normal’ and once again enjoy life.  I was also looking forward to finding new recipes.

I was surprised to see the health benefits and improvement in my health, simply from food.  I am no longer afraid to try new foods.  I was amazed that food changes could help my muscles to not ache all day every day.

Amanda was able to provide me with many suggestions, tips and information that pertained to my specific health concerns.

I would describe Amanda as a hard worker, informational, and a very caring person.  I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone who feels their health needs improved.  I think many would benefit from Amanda’s coaching because she offers many options for different issues and everyone would be able to find what works for them, through her information and helpful knowledge.  This program has given me choices, which gives me hope that I’m going in the right direction! I am now hopeful, encouraged, and less worried about my health. I finally feel like I’ve found someone who knows what I am going through!

I look forward to continuing with Health Coach Amanda and finish out the full 6 month Transforming Lives Coaching Program so that we can dig deeper into the health of my digestion and food sensitivities.

I’d like others who are contemplating working with Amanda to know, that if they implement the actions steps and tips Health Coach Amanda provides, you will see HOPE!  ~ Tabitha 32 from Spring Grove, PA.  11/15/17

When this lady started with me all she could eat was grass fed burger, cauliflower, broccoli, homemade ketchup and paleo porridge. Everything else caused a reaction.

 

My top goals when starting the 3 month General Health and Wellness Program were to learn more about the immune system to help support my two autoimmune diseases and increase my blood platelets.  I also wanted to learn more about what foods to add or avoid to support my immune system.  This would then help me to feel more in control and not so fearful about the future of my life.

Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward my goals by teaching me how to prepare food, and provided me a list of foods to eat and avoid.  She also provided me with recipes that were easy to make and tasted good.

The biggest change I have noticed since beginning the program is my inflammation is down.  I can take my wedding ring off for the first time in years!  I almost lost it on a few occasions.  (His weight remained the same.)  My sleep has also improved.  My ambition has improved.  Even with more activity and exercise I am not feeling sore or torn down for days after I exert myself.  I no longer have a lengthy recover from performing household chores.  The most significant overall change I have noticed has been more energy and less aches and pains.

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as very knowledgeable in her field.

I would recommend Amanda to anyone looking to feel better while following a more natural approach.  (Not relying on medical drugs.)

I am looking forward to a better quality of life with less fear of the unknown.  I signed up for the program because I wanted to find a better way to improve my autoimmune conditions without drugs and avoid the harmful side effects from the drugs I’ve been given in the past. ~ Greg 67, from York, PA.  May 2017

Greg is in his mid 60s and started off with the 3 month program.  When he returns this fall, he will continue on with the full 6 Month Transforming Lives Program.  Keep in mind he made this much progress, just from the General Health and Wellness Coaching Program in the last 3 months.  In the back half of the program we will go over gut building and soothing protocols as well as specific tips on how to manage his two autoimmune diseases.  ((ITP) Immune Thrombocytopenia & (PMR) Polymyalgia Rheumatica)  Imagine how much more his health will improve this fall; I can’t wait! 

 

Here is a great example of how the ripple effect helps everyone in your family when you go through the Health Coaching Program. Donna went through the program but her husband also lost 15 pound by reading labels, stopping late night eating and watching his sugar intake.  He feels better and no longer suffers from heart burn, so he no longer has to rely on Tums.  Donna’s husband found Health Coach Amanda to be very pleasant and knowledgeable on foods and how each affects our body.  Roy would recommend anyone who wants help with their health issues to contact Amanda, as she always has research to back up what she is teaching you.  Donna’s grandson added dancing, for fun movement, into his daily routine and has lost his ‘belly’.  Now on to Donna, where the ripple started.

“My top goals upon starting the Coaching Program were to get rid of heart burn, indigestion, bloating, cravings, dry mouth /tongue issues, pain/inflammation, as well as lose weight. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward my goals by providing me with a goal sheet each week and taking me step by step through the correct foods I personally should be eating, or not eating.  By taking these baby steps I feel I am able to make a lifelong change, rather than having everything thrown at you at one time and feeling overwhelmed.  That would have left me frustrated and giving up, as I’ve done in the past.

As of today, I have lost 23 pounds and I am happy about that! I feel really good, I can’t believe how much better I feel!  I have more energy.  I was worried my terrible heartburn and GERD would cause me bigger health problems as it already was affecting my ability to sing in our church choir.  I no longer have heart burn, and if I do, I now know how to listen to my body are realize I ate something that contained my food sensitivities.  In those cases I also use the natural remedies Amanda provided me with to help take away the burn.  Amanda has helped me with inflammation in my shoulder and neck.

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as a person that is knowledgeable and educated on nutrition and has so much compassion and understanding on what her clients have to go through. I knew I could be honest and not get in “trouble” with her.  She really listens to you!

I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone who wants to get serious about feeling better and eating a healthy diet. Amanda = Happiness, and I will miss her smiling face and caring attitude.  I thoroughly enjoyed working with Amanda!  I knew in my heart if I could only find a healthy food program I could loose weight and feel better.  I found this in the Transforming Lives Program!  Thank you!”   ~ Donna 68, from East Berlin, PA.   June 2016.  (We parted with tears in our eyes, love in our hearts and arms around each other.)

Below you will find Donna’s before and after photos. The after photo was taken a month ago; she and Roy, lost a few more pounds since then. I am happy to report that at age 68 she is only on one medication for her thyroid. Roy will be continuing on to the D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® Program, where we will be performing investigative work by running the test kits available via my FDN training to optimize his health.

Donna Before Donna After Roy

Before Dec. 2015                After May 2016

 

“I decided to sign up for the 3 month general health and wellness program because I have autoimmune issues and Crohn’s.  I wanted to learn how to manage the pain, improve my Crohn’s and learn how food works to improve my health.

Health Coach Amanda helped me work toward my goals by explaining how food interacts with other food and the body and how and what to eat to achieve health.  My favorite part of working with Amanda was the tips and tricks to deal with my Crohn’s, and improve my digestion. I found the education on what is in and on our food to be very valuable.

The biggest tangible change I have noticed since starting the program has been less pain, better ‘tummy’ days, and I look at food and medicine differently.  I’m now more thoughtful about what I eat, when I eat and how I eat.  The most significant overall change has been my diet and a better understanding of food, so I don’t have all day pain and bloating.  With less pain and bloating I feel like I have better overall health as well. My sleep has improved and I am no longer losing weight at a rapid rate.  I am more positive and upbeat.  I thought for sure I’d be dead in a year, maybe less, if I didn’t get my disease under control.

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as very patient!  Amanda is a very calming person to me because she has been where I am and I know I can come through this.  She is smart and willing to take the time to explain things.  She cares and takes her time to understand her client’s needs.  I was never left to feel uncared for, which is how I felt at the doctor’s office.

I would recommend Amanda’s coaching programs because while there is a place and need for doctors, they are mostly pushing drugs and are overbooked and overwhelmed.  I feel they can be a waste of time and money.  Hiring a Health Coach was the best decision I ever made.  Amanda has taught me more about what is going on with my health and options for improving my health, than any doctor has in the last 10 years.

While I’m still experiencing some problems, they are less frequent and do not last as long and I can actually function like a normal human being. I look forward to the second half of the Transforming Lives Coaching Program where we will delve more deeply into my issues and how to finally fix them without the use of harsh drugs.“  – Tina 47, from Dover, Pa.  7/19/17

UPDATE:

“Health Coach Amanda listens and is worth every penny! She provides better health through knowledge.  Crohn’s Disease no longer rules my life!

When I first met Amanda, I had become disillusioned with ‘modern’ medicine. Years of one, new doctor after another, countless hours spent in waiting rooms, reading all the same junky magazines and I still wasn’t feeling any better. After one particular painful visit to the ER, (among many), I went to another specialist and finally got a diagnoses of Crohn’s. Had any one doctor actually spent more than 5 minutes on my case history, they could have figured it out sooner and my illness would have not progressed the way it did. Had just one doctor given me a primer on nutrition and environmental factors, which were surely part of the problem, I could have been a lot better off than I was. But, all they felt the need to do was prescribe a pill that didn’t work and made me more miserable with nasty side effects. After talking with Amanda for some time, she gave me some hope but it would remain to be seen. I signed up for the 3 Month General Health and Wellness Program.

After three months, I can easily say that my symptoms became easier to manage and I could actually get out of bed and function like a normal human being! In this time, I learned more about food and environment and what was actually going on with and in my body than I had previously researched myself. Health Coach Amanda filled in the holes my research left off and added another layer of comprehensive understanding. I stress comprehensive because medical journals and articles by professionals are sometimes accidentally misleading and/or confusing. But she filled in the blanks and connected the dots. And the information I didn’t even know existed that was equally important, I learned from her. I then signed up for the next three months, having faith that someone actually understood my illnesses and could bring me further relief!

In the next three months we concentrated on the systems of the body and how they were affecting each other and my disease, and in turn how my disease was reacting and affecting them. I’ve gotten so many tips and tricks that I haven’t even used them all. But I’m confident that the arsenal of information that I’ve been taught will help me for years to come, if not for the rest of my life.

I wish I had met Amanda earlier and started her full 6 Month Transforming Lives Coaching Program then. The money I would have saved is meaningless compared the misery I could have saved my body and brain instead. She took the time to calm me down and assure me that there was hope for better health and a better life. She took the time to listen to my problems and always had a solution. She not only had the compassion required that I needed, but the sympathy that I craved. People look at me and say I looked fine and not sickly, but my insides tell a different story and it was that caring demeanor that I really needed. Not the blank stares most doctors gave me because I couldn’t possibly be suffering from all these things at once. Amanda has been a Godsend to me and I will forever be grateful for her. I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone who is frustrated with the healthcare system or to anyone just wanting a healthier alternative. There is a better way, and Amanda can show it to you.

I’m hopeful and confident that the tools I have learned will carry me through the rest of my life. #Priceless!~ Tina, 47 from Dover, PA. 10/11/17

For anyone on the fence after a consultation with Health Coach Amanda, this client is willing to talk to you to help further answer your questions and concerns about Amanda, Coaching or the Programs offered. She will be going on to do testing. So she’ll have experience with the 3 month general health and wellness program, the full 6 month transforming lives coaching program (for autoimmune issues) and in the near future the D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® Self-Care System, where we do testing.

 

My top goals when starting the 6 Month Transforming Lives Coaching Program were to get healthier, feel like my old self, learn how to de-stress and lose weight.  Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward my goals by providing me with tips and ideas on Grave’s and Cushing’s. I learned a lot over the last 6 months. Amanda provides a great deal of information and natural things to try.   My favorite part about working with Health Coach Amanda was learning new concepts and having someone to talk to about my health concerns.  (She actually listened, unlike the doctors I’ve been seeing.)  The biggest change I notice is that I am feeling better and am back to my old self again, as I had just gotten over a major sickness which included a hospital stay.  I have less edema, I have better digestion, I can breathe easier, I have less pain, I have more energy and sleep better.  I would describe Amanda as friendly, informative, supportive, encouraging and helpful.  Amanda is a ‘book of knowledge’ and goes out of her way to help you get healthier.  I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone who wants to be healthier.  Her Coaching Program is very educational.   ~ Jennifer 43,  from Spring Grove, PA.  8/30/17

 

These past 3 months I have learned so much that has not only helped me but also has benefited my entire family. We have noticed how important a healthy diet is to staying healthy and feeling “good.”  I learned that you are the one who has to be in control of your health, by what you eat, choices you make, exercise – don’t believe everything you hear or read.

My top three goals when starting the 3 month program were to get myself healthier, to get my family healthier and to incorporate what I’ve learned into every day.

Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward these goals by teaching me what we should be eating (and not) and why.  The biggest changes I have noticed is that my family is wanting to eat healthy and they like the new healthy foods!  The most significant change I have noticed is how much better the right foods can make you feel.

I would describe Amanda as a wealth of knowledge, loves helping others and is willing to focus on individual’s needs. I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone who would like to better themselves or family.

I wish I would have known some of this before pregnancy and would have incorporated these things in with our family earlier. ~ Laurie 38, from Seven Valleys, PA.  June 2016. (Laurie will be rolling over the 3 month program to continue on to the 6 month program this fall.)

 

It is so awesome to look back over the last 6 months and see all the improvements Deborah 61, from New Oxford has made to her health and therefore her life.

When starting the Transforming Lives Coaching Program Deb wanted to feel better, lose weight and eat healthier. She also wanted to get to the root cause of her weight gain, by utilizing the FDN test kits. Health Coach Amanda was very helpful and knowledgeable and made suggestions to help Deb obtain her goals.

Within the first two weeks she noticed she was not as tired. Then only very long and stressful days left her feeling tired. Now she notices that even with the stress of work, she is no longer exhausted! Due to this increase in energy she has been able to go for walks and ride her bike for enjoyable exercise. She was even able to stack logs for firewood without feeling exhausted!

She no longer has to drag herself off the couch to do household chores; she can go about her day without much thought or effort. She would say that the most significant overall change she noticed, was not being exhausted all the time and that she is now feeling the best she has in years!

She no longer is experiencing shakes, and light headedness from low blood sugar. She no longer has toe, and leg cramps or stiff fingers, wrists and joints. She is also so glad to no longer have hot flashes or heart palpitations.

Her sleep has improved and no longer wakes up through the night with worry, pain, etc. and wakes up feeling rested and feeling refreshed. It’s so nice for her to wake up with energy rather than feeling just as tired as when she went to bed. Her mood and memory / brain fog have all improved. Her thoughts were clearer. When we started she was dealing with anxiety and depression but now has a more positive outlook and is looking forward to the future.
She felt that by halfway through the program, her skin improved and that her skin and legs look the best they have in years!

When we first met she was going back and forth between constipation and diarrhea. She has now found a balance!

By going through the Transforming Lives Coaching Program she was able to educate herself and felt empowered to demand changes with her doctor to optimize her thyroid!

Deb would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone with her similar issues. (Weight gain, low energy, hot flashes, blood sugar issues, digestion issues, joint pains and feeling overwhelmed.)

I am so proud of her for taking her health back into her own hands! ~ Deborah 61, from New Oxford.  August 2016

 

“My top three goals upon starting the 6 month program were to lose weight, gain energy and feel better. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward these goals by teaching me how to better use food to reach my goals.  I appreciated the “Why” behind her program.  (Why I was making the changes.)

I now have more energy and better sleep. My mind is much clearer and my memory has improved.  The most significant change I have noticed since beginning the program has been my increase in energy, deeper sleep and I look and feel better.   The program helped me to realize I CAN lose weight!

I would describe Amanda as knowledgeable, caring, genuine and helpful. I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to friends and family who are looking to improve their health.”  ~ Alex 32, from Manchester, PA.  June 2016.  (Alex will be continuing on to the D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® Program. We will be performing investigative work by running the test kits available via my FDN training to optimize his health while managing Crohn’s Disease.)

 

I have to say, I never regretted signing up for the Transforming Lives Program! Health Coach Amanda provided me with a collection of helpful information and research related to my personal goals. She also provided a great amount of encouragement and suggestions along the way to help me obtain my goals. During the program I became aware of the choices I make with regards to my diet and the impact foods have to my physical and emotional well being. I became more aware of labels, what they mean, how to read them and the various names of sugar. This was important to me, because one of my goals was to eliminate processed sugar from my diet.

I found that the coaching process was just as important for my mental and emotional health as was the coaching for my diet and lifestyle, towards my physical health. This ‘counseling’ helped me to reach my second goal, which was to find balance in life, between my work life and home life. This in turn helped me to reach my third goal, which was to learn how to relax.

Amanda is very passionate and caring about her role as a health coach and helping others to achieve their individual goals and make positive changes with their health. I would recommend Amanda to anyone looking for a more holistic approach to making serious changes to their physical and mental health.” ~ Lori 57, from York, PA. November 2015

 

“One of my top goals when starting the Transforming Lives Program was to have normal bowel movements. Having to ‘run’ to the bathroom 3 and 4 times before heading off to work was draining.  After going through the program with Health Coach Amanda we figured out I was dairy intolerant.  Once I removed dairy from my diet I no longer had loose stools, diarrhea, bloating, gas or stomach pains.  No more IBS!!!  A bonus from going through the program was a decrease in my rosacea redness.  I no longer have to wear thick makeup to cover up the redness.  I am also free from uncontrollable sugar cravings.  I feel all of this has come from the knowledge I gained and the healthy eating habits we created.

I would highly recommend Amanda’s coaching program because she targets the areas the client wants to work on, she also provides hand outs, follow up emails and biweekly emails, plus tidbits on Facebook.

The most important thing people who work with Amanda should know, is that they need to put some effort in as well. Excuses and non participation are not going to cut it   (In order to get the most out of the Transforming Lives Program, it is hands on and you must participate.  Health Coach Amanda is not giving a magic pill for better health.)

I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone who is having digestive issues as she is caring and wonderful! I gained so much knowledge from this program and I feel SO much better!”   ~ Nadine 50,  from Red Lion, PA. February 2016

 

“When I started my Transforming Lives Program I wanted to improve my digestive system to alleviate constipation. I was also concerned about my blood pressure, cholesterol and my uncontrollable sugar cravings.  I am happy to say that through diet and lifestyle changes my bowels are moving more regularly!  I no longer have sugar cravings as Amanda provided me with healthier sugar alternatives.

The biggest way Health Coach Amanda was able to help me was by answering my questions. There is so much information out there, and it is overwhelming and sometimes conflicting.  No matter what question I asked, Amanda had the answer and could explain it in a way that I could understand and how that topic may or may not pertain to me.  I was finally able to get answers to those questions that I always wanted answers to, but never knew who to ask!  Health Coach Amanda is very knowledgeable about a wide variety of health issues.

I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to my children and other family members! I look forward to working with her for another 3 months!” ~ JoAnn 68, from York, PA. February 2016

(JoAnn, was the first client to sign up for the new 3 month program! She enjoyed working with me so much; she is signing on for another 3 months and is excited to see what new information we will explore next!)

 

“Health Coach Amanda was able to help me reach my goals of weight loss, more energy, less joint pain and eating better by introducing me to the 80/20 chart, sharing recipes and an abundance of information, great resources and her own life experiences.

I have found that I am eating better and am making better food choices, cooking at home and willing to try new foods. The most significant change I noticed has been my weight loss, (I dropped one size) which has impacted how I feel about myself, how I look at myself and how I interact with others.

I would describe Amanda as beyond caring. She will be your biggest cheerleader and dole out the tough love, but is also extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and willing to go the extra mile.

I would recommend her Coaching Program to anyone struggling with a thyroid issue like myself, or anyone who wants to live healthier.

Amanda was always working tirelessly on my behalf. I would have tons of Facebook posts of recipes, or resources for something we had just discussed in a session.  She also sent me a list of thyroid doctors whose treatment methods were along the holistic approach.  I found a new doctor because of the time she took to search.”  ~ Karen 54, from New Oxford, PA.  October 2015 (Karen’s joint pain is gone, she lost 40 pounds and was surprised to learn that eating healthy was very affordable! Her fasting glucose fell 64 points, down to 118 and her HA1C fell to 5.2! No longer heading for diabetes!  When starting the program, she felt that she did cook from home. But after going through the program, she learned what it really means to cook delicious, nourishing meals from home. Karen is so glad she decided to start the program!)

 

I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to EVERYONE!

My top three goals when starting the Transforming Lives Program were increased energy, weight loss and improved sleep. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me by providing a ton of knowledge in a supportive manner, empowering me to be open to positive changes.

I have enjoyed improved sleep, increased energy, decreased pain in my knees, weight loss, and the relief of indigestion. I feel empowered to make healthy choices and feel I have the knowledge base to do so!

The biggest tangible change I have notice since beginning the program has been all the products entering my home. I am now cooking with organic, natural, whole foods, which would be considered healthy by anybody’s standards.

The most significant changes I have noticed have been, increased energy and knowledge of what I am putting into and on my body and the risk factors of continuing ‘bad’ or ‘unhealthy’ choices.

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as open-minded, positive, supportive, knowledgeable, non-judgmental and motivating. I would recommend her to everyone!”  ~ Lara 35, from West York, PA. March 2016

 

If you give Amanda a chance, she will change your life!

I came to Amanda for help with my autoimmune condition. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward my goals of having more energy and understand my disease as well as to lessen my pain.  (I felt like I had the flu 24/7.)  She taught me about my disease and autoimmunity and educated me on foods that I need to consume and avoid.  She has enabled me to make lifestyle changes and realize how food and environment can affect the health of your body.

The biggest change I have noticed since starting the Transforming Lives Program has been my (lack of) pain. I rarely have flu like symptoms and my body does not hurt as often.  I no longer dread getting out of bed each day!

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as a caring and very knowledgeable coach. She provides good follow-up material after each visit and keeps you accountable.   Amanda is a wonderful coach.  I feel she could help anyone feel better and live a more active life.  If you give Amanda a chance, she will change your life!”  ~ Lori 54, from New Bloomfield,  PA.  March 2016  Lori has graduated from the 6 month program and is now performing tests via the FDN DRESS Program.  3/30/17

 

“Amanda’s 6 Month Health Coaching Program feels like a lifestyle change not just a ‘diet.’ I am surprised to see how small food changes can make such a big impact on my digestion and weight. Amanda is a good listener; she is very helpful and personable. Amanda has a wealth of resources to help anyone who wants to cleanse bad habits from their lifestyle.” ~ Brittany 25, from Chattanooga, TN. March 2015

 

(Back story to the next testimony:

When this young lady came to me she only weighed 89 pounds, and was experiencing an active Crohn’s flare.  This meant she was on a picc line (feeding tube) for complete bowel rest. She was in a lot of pain and the doctors were pushing surgery to remove part of her intestines. She was unable to attend school as she was not able to walk on her own.  She is now eating a wide variety of foods and having regular bowel movements.  She has regained her health, strength and weight, and therefore has energy to return to her life – thriving not just surviving!  By the end of the program she was dancing at her sister’s wedding!  She recently had a follow up colonoscopy with biopsies and an MRI.  Both showed no blockages, restrictions, narrowing, ulcers, or inflammation.  All with diet and lifestyle changes, no surgeries!  Her doctors are shocked and speechless.) 

“When I started my program with Health Coach Amanda my top three goals were to be able to eat, have bowel movements and walk.  Amanda was able to help me work towards these goals by suggesting natural methods, using food and herbs, to help relieve dizziness, nausea, and pain, as opposed to medication.

I have noticed since beginning the program my appearance has improved.  I look healthy!  I am no longer hooked up to an IV and feeding tube.

I realize that I can control how I feel with what I eat.  I am taking ownership of what I eat and how it will affect me.

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as helpful, a cheerleader and motherly.

It was comforting to know that if I had a question or got stuck I could ask Amanda for advice.  After leaving the health coaching sessions I felt hopeful and peaceful, which is not something I felt after leaving the doctor’s office.

I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to anyone with health concerns, particularly those with Crohn’s disease, thyroid issues, gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.” ~ 15 year old female, from Lancaster, PA.  June 2015.  Update: This young lady was able to slowly wean off of her remicade infusions, which concluded September of 2015.  It is now a year later, October 2016 and she continues to do well and is not taking medication!

 

“When I first started the Transforming Lives Program my goals were to lose weight, reduce inflammation in my knees/joints and sleep better so that I could have more energy. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me reach these goals by breaking down the program into small goals/steps so it didn’t seem overwhelming. I never saw this process as a ‘diet’, but more of a lifestyle change. I learned a lot and found the program very educational. I learned how to make positive food switches and added in healthy routines into my day. The biggest and significant overall change I (And others) noticed since starting the program was my appearance due to a 22 pound weight loss.

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as down to earth, compassionate, and very knowledgeable in her field.  She was very easy and comfortable to work with. I would recommend Amanda to my wife’s yoga clients and to my family, friends as well as others that I come in contact with. I would say in general anyone who is feeling stuck and needing motivation to reach health goals would benefit from her expertise. Amanda’s coaching and personal lifestyle shows that she really enjoys Health Coaching and her passion comes through during the wellness sessions.” ~ Ray 57, from Glen Rock, PA. September 2015.

(In one month, Ray’s joints were 50% better and continued to improve during the program. He went from barely being able to climb stairs to breezing through hiking while carrying a 40 pound pack while on vacation! (See picture below, where he was only three months into the program.) He loved having more energy, more mobility, and being able to fully enjoy life again. People noticed the changes in Ray and mistook him for someone younger than his age! He went down a belt size and two pant’s sizes. Ray was able to lose inches not just weight. His blood pressure dropped and is now in a healthy range while no longer needing medications!)

RayBF RayAfter

Before, Summer 2014.                       “After” – Half way through the program, Summer 2015 vacation.

 

“I came to Health Coach Amanda very confused about all the health topics that I have been researching over the past year. My goal in life is to properly and correctly utilize food for medicine. Because of all the influences that are generated through media and traditional health care providers, I sometimes become unsure of choices that I make.

Thanks to the extended knowledge and expertise of Amanda, I had so many questions answered! Amanda has the ability to explain topics in such detailed form. She has the ability to provide facts and descriptive details regarding the recommendations that she suggests.

By following her recommendations concerning my health issues, I have received positive results and sustainable healing. These changes have given me more energy and better quality sleep.” ~ Ms. Henderson 68, PA. February 2016

 

“When I started the Transforming Lives Program my goals were to lose weight and have more energy. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work toward these goals by providing me with helpful information, being encouraging and providing follow up emails between appointments. I have lost several pounds and have more energy!  I was surprised to learn just how much of our food today is being genetically modified.  GMO’s are in so many of our food products today.  I would say Amanda is very knowledgeable, informative and encouraging as well.  I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to my friends and family.” Kelly 50, from Mt. Wolf PA. March 2016.

My top goals when starting the Transforming Lives Program were to improve bone mass, build up my respiratory system and boost my immune system. I also wanted to get a handle on my coffee addiction, which was actually draining my energy.  I now have sustainable energy.  Although weight loss was not one of my goals I did end up losing 9 pounds in 3 months.

I now feel confident in reading and understanding labels and make better choices in buying and preparing food. I was able to do this will all of the wonderful resources Health Coach Amanda provided.  I now am living a better life due to her helpful information.

Amanda is very dedicated to her clients and truly wants to see them feel and stay healthy. She is always open to seek and find the answer to living a healthier pain free life, for herself and for her clients.  She is encouraging through her email correspondence and during the wellness sessions.  I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to any of my friends or relatives who are ill or having health problems.

I truly thank Amanda for all her help and information provided in this program. ~ Shirley, 70 years young, from PA. May  2016.

“You are truly and inspiration and I hope someday to be as strong as you were to make all the necessary changes for a better lifestyle! You were so helpful and knowledge about everything! I am grateful for the program! Thank you truly for the help you have given me!” ~ 36 year old Young Mother, from Dover, PA.  June 2015.

 

“I recently went to see my long time friend Amanda Goodwin. She has been going to school for Holistic Health Coaching. I have always known Amanda as quite knowledgeable in areas of health due to her own health issues in the past and years of research to help herself. I have gone to her for health advice many times in the past and she has been quite helpful. I have taken her advice in many areas with great success. She is currently starting her own business in Health Coaching & I had gone to her for an initial Health History Consultation. I must say I was very much impressed with her knowledge, experience & professionalism during my consult. I would highly recommend Amanda to anyone who is interested in bettering their health. She can certainly send you in the right direction & keep you focused on your goals.” ~ Lynda 55, from York, PA. July 2014

 

“After getting to know Amanda, I have to say she is a powerhouse of knowledge about nutrition and how it helps or hinders the health of the body. She leaves no stone unturned!” ~ Fellow Health Coach in York, PA. June 2014

 

“When I first met Health Coach Amanda, my top 3 goals were weight loss, improving my sleep, and learn how to manage my Crohn’s. Amanda was able to help me reach these goals (And more…improved memory & asthma) by teaching me the difference between God given and man-made foods.  I noticed many of the chemicals added to foods caused a number of my illnesses.  I’ve learned a lot about food!  I learned which healthy foods to eat for my health issues and more importantly the foods that are harmful.

The biggest change I’ve notice from going through the 6 month Transforming Lives Program, is my attitude. My attitude is much better, and I learned so much.  By learning new things I was able to find new interests.  I think and accept what I can do for myself.  When I met Amanda I had a “show me” attitude due to my years of drugs prescribed by doctors, which never helped me.  I have lost the “pity party” attitude I had and realized I brought a lot of these problems on myself and can undo them.  I now like me, and do not plan to return to the poor thinking I had when I started!  Amanda is very caring and I always felt she cared about helping me.  Many thanks to you Amanda.” ~ Naomi 80, from Felton, PA. July 2015

 

“My top 3 goals upon staring the 6 month Transforming Lives Program were to get off my medications, lose weight, and clear up my stomach and digestive issues. Health Coach Amanda was able to help me work towards these goals by helping me choose the right foods and encouraging me to move more. Amanda gave me a wealth of information and guidance. The biggest change I have noticed since beginning the program has been the awareness of the right foods to eat and how my body processes the foods I eat and the effects on my whole digestive system as well as my energy. The most significant change I have noticed has been finding deep seated causes of the way I react to life and why I make the decisions I do.

Amanda is very caring and professional. She has caused me to make changes in how I think about food and what I do to make life better. I would recommend Amanda to help anyone that is facing challenges with their lives whether it is physical or mental. She listens and guides you along the way to a better result and happy existence. I am so grateful for the day that I met Amanda. Since that first appointment my life has been so enriched.

During the 6 month Transforming Lives Program I changed life time habits of how I eat, think and co-exist with my family and friends. I have chosen a path that is just beginning in many ways, but started 70 years ago. I have changed habits that were deep seated and at times hard to deal with. Emotions have taken over at times, only to make me a better person. I have come a long way in this journey, especially in my realization of the many changes that I have made and in the many changes that I still need to make. Life is a journey and I am fortunate to have met a young lady who has made me better for it! Thank You Amanda.” ~ Wanda 70, from East Berlin, PA. June 2015.

 

“My top 3 goals when starting the Transforming Lives Program were to have a better attitude, less stomach problems and more focus in school.

Health Coach Amanda helped me to work toward these goals by giving me the right suggestions and providing my mom recipes.

The most significant overall change I have noticed has been my stomach/digestion.

The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been more focus in school, having a better attitude overall. (More positive, less agitated.) I am also nicer to my brother.

I would describe Amanda as a kind, loving person who is always in a good mood.

I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to everyone.” ~ Brenden, 12 year old from Dover. March 29, 2017

(Brenden’s Mom noticed that certain foods were affecting his mood/irritability and through the program he became more aware of these types of things and became more responsible with his food choices. The teachers no longer have to call mom for episodes in class!)  They will be rolling the 3 month program over to the 6 month program and perform tests, such as a food sensitivity test with the FDN DRESS program.

 

“My top goals upon starting the coaching program were to feel better, eat better and fix my hormones and thyroid. Health Coach Amanda helped me to work toward these goals by sharing her knowledge and personal experience. The biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been weight loss, and eating better by reading labels. I would describe Health Coach Amanda as kind, funny, knowledgeable, smart, and passionate about helping people.” ~ Kim 50, from FL. 10/18/17

 

“My name is Ashley and I’m not sure how we connected but I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your passion for health!” ~ Ashley from Duluth, GA – Lifestyle Coach. November 2014

 

“I would recommend Amanda Goodwin as someone you can trust with health issues and caring about your well being. I have known her for over sixteen years and she has always been interested in taking care of the body in the most natural way. She has helped me numerous times. She is very knowledgeable on wholesome foods, herbs, and grains. She researches constantly and is always looking to find a more natural way to heal and live.” ~ Shirley H. from Dover, PA.  August 2014

 

“My daughter-in-law, Amanda Goodwin, is starting her new career as a Health Coach. We are very proud of her. She has gone through various health issues and had to learn how to deal with them via trial and error. Not easy. She now has the schooling under her belt to be able to help others with their health problems. If you are striving for a better life free of pain and health-related problems, give her a chance to point you in the right direction. I’ll gladly give you her contact info for a free health consultation.” ~ Patty, from Dover, PA. November 2014

 

“Your determination and dedication are what makes you special and a great health coach.” ~ Shirley T. from East Berlin, PA. December 2014

 

My top goal when joining the 6 month Transforming Lives Program was to lose weight. Amanda provided guidance and literature to direct me toward leading a healthy eating style.

The biggest change I have seen is an increased cognizance of “contaminates” in our current American foods system. Due to this I have improved my grocery shopping practices.   The most significant change I have noticed is an increase in energy, improvement in balance, better sleep, improved kidney function as well as less joint pain.

I would describe Health Coach Amanda as very committed to improving the overall health of her clients. I would recommend Health Coach Amanda to an individual who has the mental commitment to accept recommendations for a lifelong lifestyle change. (This program is not a quick fad diet.) I realize and acknowledge the need to cook and prepare foods like “the old days.” ~ “*Mary” 69, from York New Salem, PA.  June 2016. *Name changed to protect identity.

 

A recent 47 year old female graduate (July 2016) from the 6 month Transforming Lives Program notices that her sleep has improved, and that she has improved her food choices. She found the food sensitivity test to be helpful in her digestion as well as the recommended supplements. Her cravings are better, she no longer feels bloated and foods are no longer getting stuck in her neck/throat. As long as she sticks with her recommended diet, her rosasea, sweating and body swelling improve. If you too would like to go from surviving to thriving, give me a call today for a FREE consultation 717-781-7098 or email Transformation@AmandaGoodwin.Biz

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Here’s what people are saying about Health Coach Amanda’s Autoimmune Class:

*I’m telling my friends “They gotta go” to this class.
*I best liked the info on how and what to test for with autoimmunity and learning about the coaching program.
*I am surprised by the long list of how many diseases are linked to autoimmunity/leaky gut. I had no idea there were that many!
*I liked the info on how some diseases can be linked.
*So many things that were discussed I identify with: The autoimmune issues, the thyroid, leaky gut etc.
*This class was very helpful and for those looking to change their health, this class and the coaching program would be very helpful.
*This class provided us with information that we need to know!
*I liked hearing about the thyroid. I just listen to the doctor and take their medicine.
*I definitely would encourage friends to come to this class!
*Thank you so much, great info!
*Very informative / Good info.
*Very interesting, good coaching program.

Here’s what people are saying about Health Coach Amanda’s Sugar Blues Class:

*Great Info, New Info, Good Tips, Very Informative
*Wonderful tips and teaching
*Really makes you think about everything good and bad that you may be eating and not even know it
*I learned about the amount of hidden sugar in foods
*This is a great way to improve your health and lose weight
*Things I thought were good to eat, actually are not. I found I eat more sugar than I had thought. This was an eye opener!
*I was surprised to find out how much sugar is in the food we eat
*I learned about how sugar affects our body
*Thank you for teaching us how to calculate how much sugar is in products
*I like the Sugar Substitutes chart

After the Sugar Blues Class, the VNA turned my Lunch & Learn hour, handouts and lecture into a test.  If employees attended the class and passed the test, it was counted toward their monthly requirement for in-house hours!  So glad I was able to help them personally and professionally.

After my Event from being “The Practitioner of the Month” at Sonnewald Natural Foods, I received these two nice e-mails:

“I’m up there in years and have met many healers from here to California, and I think you are tops! You already gave me great advice about protein at this age, and watching sugar intake. You helped me so much by that, as I have been going down a path of bad food choices. Now to set some goals, and try the recipes in your newsletter! Also I want to learn more, so I would like to set up a Health Consultation.” ~ Writer/Editor from York, PA

“I am so happy to have met you! Already I feel healthier and more optimistic about my dental concerns. I look forward to learning more and reading your newsletter! Thank you and best wishes to you as you continue your creative work of healing!!” ~ Mary Ellen, PA

 

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