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While the spine is a crucial part of Chiropractic, the entire body can benefit from Chiropractic adjustments. In this episode, you'll find out:

--That 95% of patients who need a spinal adjustment also need additional adjustments in other areas of the body. (But not all Chiropractors adjust extremities.)

--The story of how Dr. Prather helped a friend with TMJ who had actually tried to commit suicide because he was suffering so badly from jaw pain.

--Why the jaw has a direct connection to the brain's pain centers as well as the brain's emotional centers, And the unique adjusting system Dr. Prather has developed for adjusting the jaw and taught to other Chiropractors.

--Why patients will often need their head and jaw adjusted before getting relief from a shoulder adjustment.

--How Chiropractic adjustments, Acupuncture, and Physical Therapy can help prevent shoulder surgery (almost 90% of the time) or make the surgery go more smoothly.

--Why the elbow is one of the easiest joints to adjust and one of the best in holding the adjustment for patients with Tennis elbow.

--That many Carpal Tunnel patients (who even had the surgery with no results) have been misdiagnosed and actually have a Palmaris Longus Syndrome that responds well to adjustments of the bones in the wrist.

--Why a Eustachean Tube chiropractic adjustment (basically a tug on the ear) can help with ear infections, tinnitus, and upper respiratory infections.

--Why hip surgery can be delayed or even postponed with Chiropractic adjustments. (And how patients who had hip surgery can find relief from an adjustment, too.)

--Plus more on how Chiropractic adjustment can benefit ribs, knees, feet, ankles, and more.




Less than 10% of the 40 million addicts in the U.S. are being treated for their addiction. In this episode, find out:

--Why addiction is a disease, not just a behavioral issue, because of how it changes the function of your brain and your endocrine system.

--How the U.S. has 5% of the population, but takes in 80% of all the drugs in the world (both legal and illegal).

--That insurance companies are paying for addictive opioid drugs that are proven to INCREASE pain in chronic pain sufferers. Plus, how health care costs would drop by about 25% if we were able to solve our addiction problem in America!

--The people who are at a higher risk to become addicted and the deficiencies they have in their bodies. Plus, the role of genetics in determining a person's tendency of becoming addicted...and their future descendants.

--How Ritalin and Adderall prescribed to children can dramatically increase their odds of becoming addicts in the future.

--Why Dr. Prather says we are not approaching addiction in the proper way. And why he says treating addiction with more pharmaceuticals only adds to the problem.

--The Structure-Function Health Care approach to addiction that is taken at The Prather Practice, including balancing out the brain and the hormones to treat the addiction at the root cause.

--The nutritional deficiencies in addicts that Dr. Prather says must be addressed in order to properly treat the addiction.

--Which herbals have a very strong effect in treating addiction to drugs and alcohol. And why Dr. Prather says Homeopathy is one of the most important parts of their program for treating addiction by lessening withdrawal symptoms.

--The Auriculotherapy and Acupuncture combination that is an "excellent means" for balancing the body out by increasing the patient's own natural opiate receptors, the body's natural opioid production, and an increase in the body's dopamine response.

--Why bodywork and Chiropractic are "essential" in addressing the neurological imbalances present in an addict.




Not only live to be 100, but live in a vibrant, active, and healthy way. In this episode, find out:

--The likelihood you have of living to be 100 and how the odds of reaching that age are increasing.

--How 90 year-old males are HEALTHIER with better health and performance than they had 10 years earlier.

--Why the senior years can be the most rewarding and fulfilling years of your entire life. And the maximum life span possible according to recent scientific research.

--Why Dr. Prather says you'd look like you were age 21 forever if you were fully oxygenated. And how the biggest indicator of how long you live is how deeply you breathe.

--What a "balanced" exercise program looks like that includes aerobic, resistance, and kinesthetic exercises. And how your flexibility indicates how young you are.

--The importance of avoiding injuries as you age and how a hip fracture increases your likelihood of death. Plus, how Chiropractic care can help the Indianapolis Colts to reduce their terrible injury rate!

--Why Structure-Function Health Care and avoiding pharmaceuticals is ESSENTIAL to living to the age of 100.

--That how well your kidneys work is one of the best indicators of how your heart is working. And the direct correlation between how old you are biologically and how well your kidneys function.

--The key role of your gut health in combating autoimmune diseases (including Type II Diabetes, Cancer, Fibromyalgia, and Myofasciitis). And how Constipation increases your chances of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

--Why keeping your Hormones balanced properly is essential to aging well and extending your life.




Diabetes causes a great deal of damage to the body, and 50% of those with Diabetes don't even realize they have it. In this episode, learn:

--The three different types of diabetes (and why our current lifestyle is causing a huge increase in Type 2 Diabetes).

--The annual tests you should have to stay on top of your health, and the symptoms of Diabetes you should be aware of.

--Why children drinking large amounts of milk can be a precursor to Type 1 Diabetes.

--The viral, autoimmune, and lifestyle causes of Diabetes.

--How Type 2 Diabetes can be REVERSED (and why "less sugar, more fiber" is key).

--Why carbohydrates and wheat should be avoided by Diabetics (and the stories of patients who reversed their Diabetes and lost weight by doing this).

--The best exercise program to get your Diabetes under control and drop your blood sugar levels.

--How Dr. Prather is able to help his Type 1 patients reduce insulin needed by 50% with nutritional changes and Type 2 patients to completely reverse their Diabetes.

--The role of herbs (low calorie and high in nutrition) in managing Diabetes and which herbs work best in managing your blood sugar.

--The vitamins and minerals that are helpful for Diabetes (and why Dr. Prather says he sees quicker changes with Minerals than anything else).

--The strong effect on Diabetes from regular Chiropractic adjustments and Acupuncture.




Scoliosis is an abnormal bending of the spine that occurs in about 3% of the population. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why Scoliosis is more common in females, but boys can have a worse case when they do get it. And why Caucasians and blondes are more likely to develop Scoliosis.

--The Hormonal and Copper-Zinc imbalances that Dr. Prather believes contribute to Scoliosis. And how Dr. Prather's theories on the causes of Scoliosis are unique.

--How infections could lead to a higher incidence of Scoliosis, but are not the main cause of modern cases as they used to be.

--The traditional treatments are bracing and surgery, but Dr. Prather finds alternative treatments in his office have a very high success rate if it is caught early enough.

--Why Dr. Prather feels Chiropractic is "essential" for Scoliosis patients, particularly the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment that is Dr. Prather's specialty. And the Cerebrospinal Fluid adjustments that Dr. Prather finds all Scoliosis patients need.

--How Acupuncture relaxes the muscles in the back and helps the spine shift back into proper position.

--The importance of supplementation in balancing out hormones to help with both the Scoliosis as well as the moods of patients. And how almost all of us have some sort of Hormonal imbalance.

--The more modern bracing that is contoured to the body to help young girls avoid embarrassment at school. And why surgery is not promoted as much as it used to be.

--How Dr. Prather sees balancing out Hormones and Nutrition in his growing patients add as much as four-inches to the height of a boy and two-inches to the height of a girl.

--Dr. Prather says he's always able to prevent Scoliosis in his young patients. And why Chiropractic care should be an essential part of children's health.




Pain is a communication from our body to our brain telling it that something is not right. But there are different theories among scientists about pain. In this episode, you'll discover:

--There are those who cannot feel pain, which is actually a very dangerous condition as pain is an important part of our survival.

--How our emotional state affects our pain perception.

--The Bradley method of childbirth that makes a big difference in the pain level during labor.

--Why it is so hard to study pain from a scientific and ethical perspective.

--The influences that play a part in pain perception. And how a Doctor's lack of understanding causes a patient's pain to increase.

--The Energy Flow Theory and The Pain Threshold Theory of Pain that The Prather Practice utilizes in treating patients.

--The five pathways of energy in the body and how pain is caused when any one of those pathways becomes blocked.

--How Dr. Prather treats the pain pattern in the brain that can sometimes remain even after the pain is gone. (And how opiates contribute to this problem and make a patient's pain WORSE.)

--The Auriculotherapy treatment for pain that Dr. Prather describes as "the keyboard to the brain" and "THE most proven therapy in the world".

--The P-Stim therapy at The Prather Practice (worn on the ear for four days at a time) that gives amazing results for patients with conditions such as Arthritis, Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Migraines, Sciatica, Depression, Addiction, Smoking Cessation, Fibromyalgia, and Shingles.




Deaths related to pharmaceutical pain killers are on the rise. But Dr. Prather says there are safer, more effective, and natural alternatives to pain relief through Structure/Function Health Care. In this episode, find out:

--The shocking statistics about how many Americans are dealing with pain.

--The mistake made in 1999 when the increased use of pharmaceutical pain killers was encouraged...with results that are a "complete disaster".

--Why Dr. Prather says opiates are good for short-term pain, but "absolutely a complete disaster" for chronic pain.

--How pharmaceutical opiates leave you in a "worse pain situation than when you started" by damaging your body's own pain management ability.

--That there are 238 million pain prescriptions written every year in the United States, with the U.S. consuming 80% of all world pain medication (yet with less than 5% of the world's population).

--How Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, Massage, and Nutritional remedies have been shown in the short-term to be "as effective as opiates" for pain relief without any of the side effects, but MUCH more effective than opiates in the long-term as they help the body's own ability to fight pain.

--Why Dr. Prather says a combination of treatments in his office has been proven far more effective than relying on just one type of therapy.

--Why Dr. Prather calls the P-Stim treatment in his office "the future of pain care" as it deals with the impact of pain upon the brain.

--That Dr. Prather says the only solution to the opiate problem is to move to where 80% of our health care is from the Structure/Function model (as opposed to the Disease Care model).

--How Dr. Prather helps eliminate all drug withdrawal symptoms for those addicted to opiate pain killers.




Most weight loss programs and diets fail. The Prather Practice has a proven weight loss plan to help you reach your goals. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The health risks associated with obesity, including the top two killers of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

--Why Body Mass Index (BMI) is not an accurate measurement. And the Body Composition Analysis that will give you an accurate (within 2%) measurement of your body fat percentage.

--The role of Vitamin D in your weight and how you'll automatically lose weight if your body has the correct Vitamin D level.

--That 95% of the people who diet end up heavier in five years than if they hadn't dieted at all. And why your fat percentage is more important than your weight.

--The DTS Weight Loss Initiative (Dedicate, Transform, and Succeed) at The Prather Practice and how it differs from other programs by being a medically-supervised program.

--How The DTS Weight Loss Initiative helps you to make a long-lasting lifestyle change.

--The different options available at DTS Weight Loss that are customized to your needs, from trimming that last five pounds to completely transforming your body.

--The HCG Diet that burns fat rapidly by mimicking hormones produced by pregnant women. And how it "resets" your hypothalamus to your body's new normal weight.

--The 7-day meal plans tailored to your tastes and cooking ability by our Nutritionist.

--The many kinds of body measurements taken throughout the DTS Weight Loss initiative to track your results, including your "phase angle" which measures the health and life of your cells.




Lyme Disease is the #1 reported vector-borne disease and the #6 reported disease in America right now. But Dr. Prather says many patients think they have it when they actually do not. In this episode, discover:

--How the test for Lyme Disease is only 70% accurate and can often lead to a misdiagnosis.

--Why you should be careful with tests for Lyme Disease that are not approved by the Centers for Disease Control.

--The "detective work and investigation" that Dr. Prather says is a part of diagnosing every health situation.

--How the most common tick-borne illness Dr. Prather sees in Indiana is not Lyme Disease, but Rickettsia ("Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever"). And how almost all of Dr. Prather's Lyme Disease patients are from the East Coast or from Minnesota.

--The story of four friends who all became ill and the only one who survived was the one who was treated by Dr. Prather.

--What you should do after you or a loved one has been bitten by a tick. And why an antibiotic after a tick bite could make the situation WORSE.

--The signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease. And the different forms of Lyme Disease that have different symptomatology and different treatments.

--How the Structure-Function Health Care approach taken by The Prather Practice focus on helping your body to fight the infection, while the Disease Care approach to fighting the infection can actually weaken the patient's immune system.

 --That we are now living in a "post-antibiotic age". And why Structure-Function Health Care is more necessary than ever because of this.

--How only 20% of antibiotics prescribed are actually necessary.  And how adding the appropriate nutrients can make an antibiotic four times more effective.






June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. 80% of those who have Scleroderma aren't even aware they have it. In this episode, we talk about:

--That Scleroderma is a hardening of skin and connective tissue. And the different types of Scleroderma.

--How Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that can actually be fatal if it impacts the heart, lungs, and kidneys.

--Why Dr. Prather says this is an under-diagnosed disease that is "tricky" to diagnose. And why a "post-surgical failure" is a common cause of Scleroderma.

--The role hormones play in Scleroderma and how women are more likely to suffer from it.

--Why surgery and opioids make Scleroderma WORSE. And how Dr. Prather looks at the scar from surgery to help determine if a patient has Scleroderma.

--That Acupuncture is well-documented to be "absolutely wonderful" in treating Scleroderma. And the specialized, gentle Chiropractic adjustments necessary for Scleroderma patients.

--What a Hair Analysis can reveal for a Scleroderma patient. Plus, the role of gut health in Scleroderma.

--Why Structure-Function Health Care is the kind of care "every person with Scleroderma" should pursue as the best approach.

--The supplement that has been shown to extend the lives of the most severe Scleroderma patients.

--How most people actually have weakened immune systems. And what The Prather Practice does to help patients rebuild their immune systems.




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