Are You Confused About Your Health and Gummy Bears?

Are You Confused About…


Your Health and Gummy Bears?

By Michelle M Pearson

Just after we returned last week from another 24 hours of nutrition and wellness continuing education, I noticed on my Facebook page an add to the right about some diet product for families! And it was GUMMIES. Are you serious? So I clicked it, after noticing that one of my Facebook friends had actually "liked" the page! Do you know what I found?

Yes! They are totally selling "gummies" to families for "family friendly" weight loss. So, A) ABSURD. and B) Be intelligent folks! You CAN'T seriously believe that will help you??

Listen, in love and seriousness, health will never, never, never, come that way. Health is fun simply because you live long, strong, and, you have more money and more fun because you do! You can't try to have fun getting healthy by eating gummy bears, gummy worms, or whatever they were. The folks who fall for that are completely flesh-driven and will never break the disease cycle always falling for the easy gimmick hoping it's the magic bullet!

With thousands of hours in nutritional training and years of clinical experience and also in wellness coaching, we have all kinds of people who have come to us for help.You are probably here because someone else referred you to us because they care and/or because they have found help here!

Roughly 80% of the people come to lose weight.  We have many people come who have an eating disorder of another kind.  They may have anorexia or bulimia.  They may be “restrained eaters,” a significant number of people have sleep disorders, are cancer survivors, or have heart disease.  We also have a lot of people who come who have diabetes or hypoglycemia or insulin resistance. We have a whole bunch of folks who have denial. (Oops, I forgot, that's not a disease.)

But truly, there’s a whole host of people who are seeking help. Real help, real hope, real answers. The bottom line is, they’re all really coming to us for the same reason: 

You need to know how the body works and how to make good choices to produce health instead of disease

The Picture of Health wellness coaching plan is not a diet, although if you need to lose weight, you will lose weight on the plan.  What we teach you is that your body is designed and created by God to be in perfect health.  Your choices directly affect whether or not you walk in that health or not.  Once you take care of your body, in the way it was designed to be cared for, it will produce the exact shape, size, and weight that your particular body needs to be. This is a “life-plan”… a plan for an outrageously good life!

And, that may or may not be the size of the model on some magazine or the size, shape, and weight you were in high school.

First of all, you were a child when you were in high school. That is not a healthy image for you to long for as an adult. Secondly, most media models and even most professional athletes are not really healthy; many, if not most, models, actors, horse jockeys, gymnasts, wrestlers, etc., have anorexia, or bulimia, so you really don’t want to pattern after that.  What we need to do is learn the difference between truth about our body and the lie of society about what makes “the picture of health.”  You can be the image of the picture of health and not be healthy inside.  That doesn’t do you any good. 

We want to allow your fearfully wonderfully designed body to create for you, by design, the picture of health in your whole body, from the inside out. 

That’s what our wellness coaching groups, events, and teaching resource series are made to do: to teach you how the body works, from the inside out by design, so you can be in control of the results.  You can be the authority of whether you can be healthy or whether you have disease. 

It’s your health… it’s your choice.

Your first step today? Take the free health quiz on the top menu!

See where you stand… in health or disease.

'Cause… wouldn't you really like to know?

Michelle Pearson is a dynamic wellness coach, speaker, author, and the Founder & President of Picture of Health Inc.  On her own personal health journey for the past 18+ years, Michelle’s mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life through the use of state-of-the-art educational resources to produce significant and lasting health breakthroughs.

Michelle is a guest writer and conference speaker. She is currently training to climb Pikes Peak in September and Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Africa, in January. 

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Michelle Pearson
The Dr's Wife, Speaker, Author, Mountain Taker, Trainer in health & clinical nutrition, walks in healing, high heels, & hiking boots. Preferably in pink.
A Catalyst for Change, Michelle has been on a personal health journey for the past 19 years. Her mission is to educate, activate, challenge and equip others to live a full, satisfying life.
She and husband, Dr. Ray Pearson, are known as "The Dynamic Duo of Health and Healing". Together, they have more than 1000 hours of continuing education in advanced nutrition and wellness topics.


  1. I had two thoughts while reading this article, the seven essentials and how much I dislike gummy candy. I realize it’s not the size that shows the real truth, it’s just a small picture of my health. The other day at the doctor’s they told me I weighed 190 lbs back in April before the 40 day bootcamp I weighed 220 lbs. I no longer get a guilt feeling when eating unhealthy; I have the thought of not being beneficial. I am a temple of the Holy Spirit. Don’t forget to drink water, take your NKO krill oil, Cell food, and eat the right fats.

  2. I am thankful for Carla getting me to contact you and the picture of health. It has made the biggest difference in my attitude. I have hope and faith in God that I can fulfill my  purpose God created me for and it is not to sit around all day and eat myself silly.I feel better about my self. I am not the fat slob I saw myself to be. I am fearful and wonderful made. To honor my heavenly father. When I got my hair cut this week, had a chance to tell her about the Picture of Health and she got your e-mail address. I hope she will contact you. Took my husband to the Cancer center for a infusion of iron, took 4 1/2 hrs. Had a chance to pray for 4 people and told all the nurses what a wonderful work they are doing . I told them they were angles from God. Seeing all the sick and some were very serious ill, makes me more determined to be healthy in my body, soul and spirit I want to be a witness for Christ and share His love 

  3. And Gummy vitamins are so bad!  Doctor recommended those kind to our daughter.  She ate them like candy because they were–the first ingredients were sugar & high fructose corn syrup. They went in the trash immediately!

  4. I agree with Paula…she was pudgy and had a chip on her shoulder!  LOL….just kidding with my sissy there.  :)  I do agree that I would never go back to the way I was at any point in my life.  The only other time I was smaller than I am now I was very sick.  I'd rather be 150 and healthy than a skinny 130 and sick any day to the week!!  My goal is to be the size, shape and weight that glorifies God!!  :)

  5. You couldn't pay me to go back to being like I was in high school…….I had a chip on my shoulder and was pudgy!  LOL….no way do I want to be like that again!  I thank God for what he has taught me about nutrition and health in the past 14 years (14 years ago, I was depressed and convinced that neither my husband nor God loved me anymore.  God brought me out of that pit and today I know that HE loves me and so does my wonderful husband!).  He's shown me resources that I needed at the time in my life that He knew I was willing to accept it and would GO with it!  Hallelujah!  His love and mercy are forever!! 


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