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Vitamin D is essential for regulating the minerals of the body, especially Calcium and Phosphorus, which are essential for our body's function. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The big effect from Vitamin D on our hormones, kidney function, bowels, immune system, sleep, nervous system, and mood.

--Why you can't really get Vitamin D from a vegetarian diet. And why we were made to get our Vitamin D from sunshine.

--Why Flu season is during the time when we get the least amount of sunshine and Vitamin D.

--How skin color is designed to absorb Vitamin D. And why you need to have your Vitamin D checked more often if you have darker skin.

--How Cod Liver Oil became a staple because it helped with Vitamin D deficiency. And the story behind how milk became fortified with Vitamin D.

--How the majority of people are low on Vitamin D...BUT putting someone on Vitamin D without first checking can be toxic. And the other vitamins and minerals that need to be checked alongside Vitamin D, as they all work synergistically together.

--The link between upper-respiratory infections (cold, flu, and tuberculosis) and a Vitamin D deficiency. And how Vitamin D has been shown to help prevent Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, and Congestive Heart Failure.

--How low Vitamin D can cause you to put on weight because of its effect on the Thyroid.

--Why those on cholesterol-lowering drugs are more likely to have lower Vitamin D levels. And how improving your Vitamin D levels can lower your cholesterol.

--The issues of aging that are linked to a Vitamin D deficiency, including hearing loss, tinnitus, vision loss, and falls. And how low Vitamin D is linked to bowel issues such as Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Ulcerative Colitis.



It's that time of year, when 1-in-5 of us suffer from allergy symptoms. In this episode, discover:

--The difference between allergies and sinus congestion (which 1-in-3 have).

--The role of the liver in sinus congestion (and why it has to be treated in cases where the patient tests negative for allergies).

--How acupuncture (even non-needle options!) can provide "immediate relief" from allergy symptoms.

--The 100% success rate chiropractic adjustments on sinuses have in providing relief.

--The safer, less-invasive approach homeopathy provides instead of allergy shots (with no side-effects and no risk).

--Why Dr. Prather practices an individualized approach to health care and how he identifies which approach is right for the patient.

--How a stronger immune system leads to fewer allergies (and how to repair your immune system).

--The connection between the gut (which is 80% of your immune system) and allergies.

--How parasites are a root cause of almost all adult-onset asthma (and in many children, too).

--How an improperly-functioning liver (which most people have) can cause sinusitis.


Decompression Therapy is a treatment for protruding or bulging discs in the back or neck, often a non-invasive alternative to surgery. In this episode, we talk about:

--How it treats protruding discs that cause sciatica.

--How disc degeneration can be healed, as well as an unloading of the joints (such as a facet problem).

--Why Dr. Prather says surgery ISN'T necessary with a bulging or protruded disc. (And when surgery IS necessary).

--How decompression therapy (with its pumping action) differs from traction and inversion therapies.

--How decompression therapy helps the neck, as well as the back, by putting the body into healing mode and "reverses the aging process".

--How inflamed or degenerative joints such as knees and elbows can benefit from decompression therapy.

--Why decompression therapy makes a patient TALLER.

--The decompression therapy table Dr. Prather prefers and why it made him a believer after his initial skepticism.

--Why decompression therapy is a cheaper and more effective option than surgery.

--The story of a patient who drove from another state to receive treatment from Dr. Prather when options closer to home failed her.


Spondylolisthesis is the slippage of the vertebrae, most often the L5 vertebrae. It's often difficult for patients to find help for this condition. In this episode, we talk about:

--The reasons for Spondylolisthesis, including fractures, genetics, nutritional deficiencies, and an elongation of the bone that can develop in childhood.

--The story of how Dr. Prather surprised a specialist who didn't realize Spondylolisthesis can actually be healed.

--How 40% of NFL linemen have this condition and are often forced to retire because of the pain.

--Why Dr. Prather believes 10-15% of the population has this condition, even though textbooks state it's 5-7% of the population. And why MRIs and X-Rays can often miss this condition.

--How the independent radiologist who reads the X-Rays of patients at The Prather Practice can take more time to read the scans than the typical radiologist in a more corporate or hospital setting.

--The symptoms of Spondylolisthesis, including leg weakness and urinary, bladder, and bowel issues.

--Why "you can't really deal with" Spondylolisthesis if you do not include Structure-Function Care, which is "essential". And why Dr. Prather has to approach Chiropractic adjustments of Spondylolisthesis in a specialized technique.

--The reduction of inflammation that can occur from Acupuncture in a "quicker, better way" than through using non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs that can damage the liver and kidneys.

--How Dr. Prather insists every Spondylolisthesis patient receive rehabilitation exercises to keep the Chiropractic adjustments stable and in place.

--Why Spondylolisthesis can cause issues of infertility, additional back pain for pregnant women, and a more difficult delivery.


There are 30 million adults in the U.S. diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease  and 340 people per day begin dialysis. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why Dr. Prather days "you are as young as your kidneys".

--How almost 50% of those in Stage 4 of Chronic Kidney Disease haven't even been diagnosed, which makes it a silent killer.

--The proper tests that patients should have at least once per year to identify and prevent Chronic Kidney Disease. And how Dr. Prather sees only about 20% of patients have normally-functioning kidneys.

--How Cardiovascular Disease can be precipitated by Chronic Kidney Disease. And how Diabetes is the leading cause of Chronic Kidney Disease, with Hypertension as the second-leading cause.

--Why African-Americans have far greater rates of Chronic Kidney Disease. And how supplementation is helpful to reverse this risk.

--The role NSAID's (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs), antibiotics, and blood pressure medications play in damaging kidneys.

--The reason why Dr. Prather says Structure-Function Health Care is "really the only way you can make a difference for Chronic Kidney Disease".

--Why a Chiropractic visit for low back pain can reveal Chronic Kidney Disease. And the non-painful "Kidney Lift" Chiropractic adjustment can alleviate pain, reduce blood pressure, and improve bloodwork immediately.

--The "secret weapon" of Acupuncture that can improve Kidney Function when nothing else is working.

--How Raspberry is an "extremely effective" herbal that has been used for centuries that Dr. Prather calls "a magic little formula" for Kidney health. And how taking Kidney glandulars is "one of the most important nutrients" to heal up the kidneys.


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It is the second-leading cause of Cancer deaths, but Dr. Prather says it is ”very preventable”. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How only around one-third of us are getting the proper screenings for Colorectal Cancer.

--The increased risk of Colorectal Cancer from obesity.

--Why most people with Colorectal Cancer "show no symptoms or signs whatsoever".

--The important information revealed through the G.I. Effects Stool Kit that can help someone avoid developing Colorectal Cancer in the first place.

--How Chiropractic and Acupuncture can reduce pain and discomfort complaints by 80% for those dealing with Cancer.

--Why your chances of surviving many Cancers (including Colorectal Cancer) will improve by 50% if you do not have Anemia.

--The reason why some people who never get sick actually have a WEAKENED immune system.

--The chances of developing Cancer increase if you have a Liver that is not functioning properly. And the connection between Cancer and pH of the body.

--Why it is critically important for Disease Care and Structure-Function Care to work together to produce the best outcomes for patients.

--How 90-95% of all Cancer in the United States can be eliminated.


There are one million Americans diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. That's more cases than Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, or Muscular Dystrophy combined. In this episode, you'll find out:

--Why Dr. Prather focuses on "keeping the head back" in his Parkinson's patients to help with gait and balance issues.

--How a low-protein diet can "make an immediate difference" for Parkinson's patients. And the importance of food allergy testing for Parkinson's patients.

--The reduced limb pain and improved balance through Chiropractic treatments. And how Chiropractic adjustments increase the body's production of dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline (all deficiencies for Parkinson's patients).

--The "immediate change" in the neurological condition from Acupuncture along with reduced rigidity, decrease in pain, and better balance. And the importance of exercise like boxing and Tai Chi to slow and even reverse Parkinson's symptoms.

--Why Folic Acid is touted in the prevention of Lewy Bodies from forming. And why Niacin deficiency is caused from Parkinson's pharmaceuticals.

--The importance of Thiamine for Parkinson's prevention. And the hereditary tendency for Parkinson's Disease.

--The vitamins helpful for Parkinson's patients: B6, C, and E. And how those with Copper or Iron toxicity have a greater chance of developing Parkinson's Disease.

--How Manganese toxicity causes the same symptoms as Parkinson's. And the story of how Dr. Prather had three patients whose Parkinson's symptoms went away after their Manganese levels were properly balanced.

--How your chances of getting Parkinson's are three to four times higher if you have LOW Cholesterol.

--The "magic bullet" of Homeopathy that Dr. Prather uses to see "really excellent health effects" in Parkinson's patients. And how Dr. Prather recommends to his Parkinson's patients the Methylene Blue supplement and External CounterPulsation (ECP) Therapy.



Cancer is the #2 killer of Americans. But there are strategies to help prevent 85% of Cancer cases and improve your chances of survival and quality of life. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How the Structure/Function approach to health care doesn't treat the disease, but focuses on the homeostasis of the body.

--The difference between the two FDA classifications for health care: Disease Care and Structure/Function Care.

--The effectiveness of the Disease Care model for Cancer, and how the effectiveness depends on the type of Cancer.

--Why you need a Structure/Function doctor to build up your body while an oncologist fights your cancer.

--What causes Cancer and how long it takes for Cancer to develop. Plus, the factors that must be present for Cancer to occur.

--Why anemia is a huge factor in Cancer and reduces your chances of survival by 50%.

--How a toxic liver can lead to Cancer, and why detoxification of your liver and kidneys are important in fighting Cancer.

--How Structure/Function Care helps build your body's immune system to prevent and fight Cancer.

--Why pH is "so important" in Cancer and why minerals are key to pH. (And the right approach to the Alkaline-Acidity balance.). Plus, why Dr. Prather calls distilled water "Cancer Water" and advises AGAINST it.

--The steps you should take if you or a loved one is diagnosed with Cancer. Including how there are 85% fewer complaints (pain, nausea, etc.) if a Cancer patient receives Structure/Function care along with their Cancer treatments.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is now officially known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). The CDC believes this is a vastly under-diagnosed condition. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was a diagnosis that did not get much respect. And why the name change was encouraged by government agencies in 2015.

--How the Centers for Disease Control believes that 90-95% of cases are not being diagnosed or treated properly.

--That even children can be affected by ME/CFS, though it is more common in women, minorities, and those between the ages of 33 and 50.

--Why a person's "phase angle" (or electromagnetic charge around the cells) can indicate the condition.

--How one-fourth of those with ME/CFS are bedridden and unable to function. And how the Social Security department wanted to create more awareness of this disease because it costs between $17 and $24 billion annually.

--The symptoms of ME/CFS, including: severe fatigue for at least six months, cognitive impairment, muscle or joint pain, headaches, swelling of lymph nodes, sore throat, and complete exhaustion after any kind of mental or physical work.

--The underlying viral infections that can cause ME/CFS, including: Epstein-Barr virus, Lyme Disease, Rickettsia, Retroviruses, Bornaviruses, Fungi and Mycoplasma, Flu viruses, Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), and Cytomegalovirus.

--Why The Structure-Function approach used by The Prather Practice is "really the only way of getting success" with this disease process. And why there is really no effective Disease Care approach to ME/CFS.

--How Homeopathy stimulates the immune system to combat the underlying viruses that cause ME/CFS. And why those with ME/CFS "do not do well" with pharmaceuticals and antibiotics.

--The effectiveness of supplementation, herbals, Chiropractic adjustments, Acupuncture, and therapeutic massage for ME/CFS patients. And the importance of blood analysis every three months for these patients.


Dr. Prather uses short-wave Diathermy to increase circulation and lymphatic flow. It's best described as a large-coiled magnet. In this episode, discover:

--How Diathermy was used as a treatment for pneumonia prior to antibiotics being developed. And how it's still an effective alternative to antibiotics or can help to make antibiotic treatment more effective.

--The "amazing healing properties" Diathermy can offer by increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow. And why Dr. Prather says it's important to use Diathermy on a particular setting to be effective and safe.

--How Bursitis, Arthritis, and pain in the joints are common uses of Diathermy in a medical setting. And how Diathermy helps with congestion in the liver and gall bladder while going through Detoxification.

--The benefits for children with ear infections in just 15-minutes on the Diathermy treatment. And why patients request Diathermy before an airplane flight.

--The anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal effects of Diathermy. Plus, how Diathermy provides immediate relief of sinus congestion.

--Why Diathermy is an "essential" part of any vertigo treatment in Dr. Prather's office and makes "an incredible difference" for Tinnitus.

--The amazing story about how a Diabetic amputation surgery was cancelled after 24 sessions of Diathermy. And how Diathermy helps circulation issues like Neuropathy and Raynaud's Disease.

--How Diathermy helps lung issues such as Bronchitis, Pneumonia, and infections where Antibiotics are ineffective. Plus, why Histoplasmosis is endemic to the Indianapolis area and why "almost everybody" in the area will test positive for it.

--How just half-an-hour on the Diathermy unit makes Insomnia patients feel as if they had a full night's sleep. Plus, how Bladder Infection and Prostatitis patients find the irritation goes away after a Diathermy treatment.

--Why Diathermy helps your Thymus and Spleen for very quick results and relief from chronic fatigue associated with Epstein-Barr Virus or Mononucleosis.


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