Top 5 Most Important Measures To Take to Restore Your Health

Top 5 Most Important Measures

To Take to Restore Your Health

by Michelle M. Pearson



All month we are presenting articles in our series: "The High Five's of Health!" Today we will examine the top five most important measures you can take to begin restoring and improving your health. No matter where you fit right now on the health or disease scale, the following five things are the HIGH FIVE to your improvement.

#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, scrap your multivitamin – unless you are pregnant! Go with the highest quality mineral product available and set a good foundation. (Want to know Dr. Ray's recommendation? It's in The Joshua Group's wellness coaching every month! 

#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.

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, as well as in our Products and Resources.

#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. And we have planned future articles in the next few weeks that will go further to help you grow in knowledge and application.

That's today's tips in the series, "The High Fives of Health!" Stay tuned for more all month long – every Monday and Thursday morning!  

(For more teaching on these individual topics, please go to our Products and Resources Page and get the downloads. There are more than thirty hours of teachings available for your benefit!)

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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 17 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.

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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've had a really hard time drinking all the water I'm supposed to be drinking, especially in the wintertime, but I cannot tell you how much better I feel since I've decided to do it.  I even found an app for my phone that helps me keep track which actually makes it fun!

  2. I did not realize how vital minerals and good fats were to good health. I am looking forward to seeing the changes that take place as I move forward in implementing this truth into my life. Thank you Lord for answers to my prayers!!!

  3. chucked my multi vitaimin……..added primeal defence……beefing up on the water and continuing with cell food…this boot camp is the best thing that has happened to me. My walk with the Lord this week has become more intimate. weights (not so much in body only 3 lbs) are dropping off my heart. Although I am not dispising the day of small beginnings….the best is before me. and my view is getting clearer. Thank you Lord!!!!! 
    Thank You Dr Ray and Michelle.

  4. This program works!  Before starting boot camp, I was in much pain, the doctor sent me to physical therapy, the therapist identified pain as coming from the meniscus, and I was eating many ibuprofen a day just to be able to sleep and move at all in my home. I was doing very limited housework, very limited in all areas of moving around. After 13 days of following instructions, it is like someone turned down the stove – the heat in my body from pain. Slowly as I was under an annointed Godly teaching while exercising, I found my body responding better to gentle weight bearing exercise prescribed by the therapist. As I renew my mind on the Word of God and honor Him by doing as instructed, I have gone from eating between 12 to 16 200mg ibuprofen per day to 2 to 4 per day. All Glory To God! I believe very soon that I will be off all ibuprofen which is hard on the stomach. Anyone having pain would love to have results in as little as 13 days. Follow what God tells you to do and find Godly instruction as I have through this Picture of Health 40 day Boot Camp Program. Praise God!

  5. What excellent foundational teaching. As a Mountian Taker I am coming up into this truth.And expecting to see the changes in my body.

  6. This article helps to make sence as to how the body works and why it doesn't work properly if not following the "plan" for health.  Armed with proper knowledge, I can now see true hope in being "the picture of health".  The mountain top is beginning to come into sight!

  7. –and after they read the blogs, hopefully they will join The Joshua Groups!

  8. Excellent article!  I'm sharing this one on FB–the general public needs to know this–and hopefully it will lead them to read more of the blogs on this page!

  9. This is all stuff I had never knew about until I discovered The Picture of Health!


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