Confused about Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements?

Are You Confused




Vitamins, Minerals,


and Supplement Drinks?

by Michelle M. Pearson

This month we will be presenting articles in our series: "Are You Confused About…" We will have articles on Foundational Nutrition, Vitamin D, the B Vitamin family, some awesome new bio-tech research, and other related topics all month long.

(Got questions or confusing information along these lines? Ask in the comment section below and we will try to get it covered for you this month!)

As a BIG bonus!!! We are also having TWO online webinars this month and now for a limited time they are open to you free! You do have to register, so be sure to check out the last blog article for all the details! You will want to get registered ASAP!

For today, we are going to review Dr. Ray's picks for the top five most important measures you can take to begin restoring and improving your health. Sure, there are all kinds of things out there that are constantly in the news, recommended by friends and family, co-workers, etc. So how are you to know what you really require for health??  We are going to answer that in articles and live video sessions all month long!

So, no matter where you fit right now on the health or disease scale, the following five things are the top HIGH FIVE to your long, healthy, satisfying life: 

#1     MINERALS –

Most folks have been drilled in the head by media for the past 40 or so years that the "multivitamin" is the best thing to take and all that is really needed to stay healthy. Well, one look at society will show how well that has been working… NOT at all! And there is a very important reason why!

Vitamins are important for health, true. But even more critically important is that vitamins whether in supplement form like a whole foods vitamin or by food intake, cannot be adequately absorbed without minerals. This is why so many vitamins just exit out into expensive urine (as Dr. Ray Pearson calls it).

Another process that is severely impaired without proper minerals in the hormone production in the body – also highly evidenced in our society. Dental deterioration, diabetes, heart disease, and brain-based disorders are all results of foundational mineral deficiency as well.

So, unless you just have oodles of extra cash to toss down the toilet, scrap your multivitamin – unless you are pregnant! Go with the highest quality mineral product available and set a good foundation. This is not optional. The body requires minerals to function on every level. (Want to know Dr. Ray's recommendation? It's in The Joshua Group's wellness coaching every month! And that is free this month – so join us and find out!)

#2     GOOD FATS –

Good fats are essential to cellular development from conception to advanced aging. The absence of good fats, in forms that can be assimilated into the body and through the cell wall, has promoted and elevated incidents in our modern times of all chronic fatigue, pain-based disorders, and brain-based illness as well. And again, all hormone related disorders stem from lack of good fats and minerals. That makes these two things the top of the top priorities in restoring health.again, not optional, required for optimal health.

As important as taking in good fats is, it is equally important to eliminate completely the intake of trans-fats. Synthetically produced trans-fats – unlike those supposedly in natural butter, etc – actually block the absorption of good fats for more than… 4 months!

So next time those fast-food French fries tempt you, don't think at all about calories! Think of the trans-fats having a half-life of 4 months or more: four months interfering with your hormones, increasing pain, reducing your immune system, impairing balanced brain chemicals… should I continue?


Increasing your gut health and proper digestion begins the process in getting some actual nutrition to your body! After that, it also provides 85% or more of your immune function; 85% of your "happy hormone" serotonin; promotes better sleep and so much more.

Some people actually have Fibromyalgia and other pain stimulating diseases simply because of an unhealthy gut! If you want to be well and live well, you must increase the health of the gut. And, that begin with proper foods in and absorbing nutrients from them, as well as re-establishing health in the gut with some excellent HSO probiotics.

It does not include herbal colon cleanses, which strip out the gut in an unhealthy manner. Colon Hydro therapy by a certified technician can definitely help, but you should be selective in the choice of the care professional. Get a recommendation from a local doctor who uses natural and alternative health therapies. (We are very blessed to have a great clinic for this in our home town.)

More information was included in previous articles on improving gut health.

#4     WATER

There is no substitute for drinking the water the body requires by design. You body's functions require that you maintain approximately 70% water in your body to hydrate and eliminate wastes. Other liquids are not the same as good, pure, water for achieving optimal health. It must be on the Top 5 to restore health. Most adults should drink one half their body weight in ounces of water daily. There are of course some instances when that is not advisable, for example if swelling is at a dangerous level, if there is the presence of pneumonia or fluid on the lungs, etc. But for the general public, water intake is imperative to health improvement.

And finally, in our Top Five Most Important Measures to Take to Restore Your Health:


The human body requires both movement and oxygen to maintain life. IT is not optional. And, while there are a multitude of opinions on exercise out there and it is not the goal of this particular article to address it in depth, the one sure thing about the body is that exercise with oxygen intake is a must. Every living person must have both movement and oxygen to thrive.

(Our previous article about EWOT featured a video teaching clip on the subject.)

Coming up near the end of the month… a live webinar and videos about some extraordinary new research about essential fats and oxygen and how it can be ignited by a new a breakthrough new supplement that boosts your body's natural communication – called redox signaling! BE HERE for that!

(Sneak preview on that: When I recently tested this revolutionary new product, I doubled daily and weekly my training mileage in preparation for our Mt Kilimanjaro climb in just 8 days! Double miles in just eight days, now I am at nearly three times the miles in just three weeks. And still going stronger than I ever have at nearly 49 years old. Tune in all month for testimonies from our clients who are also benefiting in BIG ways!)

Know someone who is struggling with some health problems?

Of course you do!

Seriously, now is the time to share this with them.

Believe. Choose. Activate. Achieve. (Repeat.)

The Right Wellness Coaches Matter!Michelle Pearson is a dynamic wellness coach, speaker, author, and the Founder & President of Picture of Health Inc. ( On a 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.

Dr. Ray Pearson is a licensed Chiropractic Physician and a Pharmacist, with over 40 years in healthcare.  Dr. Ray has post-graduate training and certification in numerous advanced wellness therapies and Chiropractic techniques.

Dr. Pearson and wife, Michelle, have more than 1000 hours of continuing education in advanced nutrition and wellness topics. Both are dynamic wellness coaches, speakers, authors and founders of Together, their 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.

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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. Four months for the body to recover after eating trans fats – wow! I have been reading that food labels saying things do not have trans fats could still have some amount of trans fats in them?
    As for cleansing the colon, years ago some people were doing coffee enemas. Is this harmful? I prefer taking my coffee the normal way….but just curious.
    About the colon and probiotics, after taking antibiotics from a doctor, do people need to take more than one probiotic per day to build up the good flora again? How long does it take to rebuild good flora after taking antibiotics? Should a person currently taking antibiotics continue to take the probiotic? I would think the medication given for a colonoscopy test would take away good flora as well? If so, would building back up be the same as after taking antibiotics?
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to ask so many questions!
    I cannot wait to hear more about redox signaling! How will redox signaling help people who had been generally inactive but who are slowly building up  to become more active?

  2. Awesome article, I was doing well until I got to number five.  I have learnt so much since I started down this journey with you, and I can say consistency is one of the keys that have helped me overcome some hard things this last month.  Before I didn’t like water, didn’t want water, but I now see the importance of why I need water.  Thank you so much for the education and the guidance you give to me and to people. 

  3. I definitely need to get back on my mineral intake. I have been hitting it sporadically. I am looking forward to reading the new book from Michelle about it. I also can't wait to hear about this breakthrough new supplement that boosts your body's natural communication – called redox signaling.

  4. How do herbal colon cleanses strip the gut in an unhealthy way? I guess because they are natural herbs, I thought they were safe. I have used them off and on over the past few years.


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