Welcome! I am Amanda Hurford, founder of Amanda’s Lifestyle Academy.
I am passionate about witnessing health transformation in my clients. I empower clients to reach their health goals in a way that fits their lifestyle and personal needs. A one-size-fits-all approach does not always work when it comes to our health, and I personalize every process. My mission is to see my clients succeed and to feel empowered to take control of their health.
I provide a wide range of natural and holistic health approaches that are other wise not available in mainstream health care settings.
I have been studying, contemplating, seeking out and experimenting with human health and dis-ease since I was in the third grade. I have received my bachelor's and master's degrees in nutrition and dietetics from the University of New Mexico. I studied nutrition because diet and lifestyle are the greatest contribution to human health and wellbeing- we are what we eat!
I have worked as a dietitian at Southwest Endocrinology Associates, and at UNM Student Health and Counseling. I also taught nutrition classes at PIMA Medical Institute. In these positions, I felt limited in my true ability to be of service. So with a leap of faith, I started Amanda’s Lifestyle Academy in 2019 to be able to provide my clients with a variety of services, holistic strategies and health products.
My whole practice and career changed when I was introduced to Frequency Specific Microcurrents (FSM) in the summer of 2017. I was moved by the presentation by Dr. Carolyn McMakin on FSM. I attended the very next training seminar and purchased the equipment. I have personally seen a pain level of “10” drop to a pain level of “1” in 50 minutes. I have seen injuries and post-surgical injuries heal in half the amount of time with significant decrease in bruising, swelling and pain. I have seen shingles disappear in 3-5 days.
To be able to use FSM in a larger context, I decided to get a massage therapy license. I attended New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in 2018. I am pleased with the education that I received in body work and natural therapeutics. I enjoy giving massages and working with different massage tools and modalities.
In the summer of 2018, I became aware of the work of Edgar Cayce. His teachings have greatly influenced my view on health and holistic medicine. Edgar Cayce was an American clairvoyant who gave more than 14,000 psychic readings on health, holistic remedies, spirituality and free will, while in a self-induced sleep state. Cayce maintained his subconscious mind would leave his body and retrieve knowledge from the spiritual realm where all subconscious minds are connected. He has been coined the “Father of Holistic Medicine” and “The Sleeping Prophet.” His work provides an incalculable amount of insight, information and areas of contemplation. Click here to learn more about Edgar Cayce.
My Business Philosophy
Amanda’s Lifestyle Academy is about witnessing people’s results and growth when they dedicate themselves to a healthy lifestyle.
I gain insight and improve my methods with every person that I assist on their health journey. I approach every encounter with honesty and encouragement, setting realistic and individual goals for every client. Sometimes the barrier to success is our own self-limiting beliefs, and I work to help people overcome these beliefs and to stay accountable to their goals. I foster a warm and helpful environment to motivate and inspire health and healing. The variety of services I offer is to individualize for maximum benefit.