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Graves' Disease is a hyperthyroid condition. Dr. Prather had it when he was a teenager, which inspired him to do what he does today. In this episode, discover:

--The health battle Dr. Prather endured while still a teenager with Graves' Disease. And how he overcame it and is now cured of it.

--The symptoms of Graves' Disease. And the diagnostics that determine a diagnosis of Graves' Disease.

--How women are three times more likely than men to develop Graves' Disease. And that the highest age group for risk is between 18 and 40.

--How President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, and their DOG all developed Graves' Disease. And the surprising thing that caused it.

--Why the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment of the neck (which is a speciality of Dr. Prather's) is important for Graves' Disease.

--Why Structure-Function Care gets to the underlying problem of Graves' Disease by helping to build a person's immune system. And the risks and additional health issues that come from the Disease Care approach of drugs and surgery.

--How acquired food allergies contribute to Graves' Disease.

--Why Acupuncture helps with Graves' Disease through specific points that help the Thyroid.

--The risk-free benefits of Homeopathy for Graves' Disease, which Dr. Prather calls "a secret weapon" that is "one of the best ways" to treat Graves' Disease.

--The benefit of cruciferous vegetables for Graves' Disease. And why those with an under-active thyroid (hypothyroid) should avoid those foods.



Acupuncture has been in existence for over 5,000 years. More people have probably been treated with Acupuncture than any other treatment. In this episode, find out:

--How almost all Acupuncture patients fall asleep during treatment.

--Why Acupuncture needles are painless (rounded on the end, not sharp, and thin as a hair).

--The non-needle Acupuncture options for those who are still afraid of needles (including powder, laser, and electrical options).

--Why Acupuncture beats Cortizone shots for pain relief and treating inflammation.

--The World Health Organization and National institutes of Health research that shows Acupuncture effective in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, abdominal issues, sinusitis, tinnitus, PMS, and headaches.

--Hear from a patient who had "immediate relief" from Acupuncture for a sinus infection.

--The 80% success rate Dr. Prather sees in patients dealing with infertility and the role of Acupuncture.

--How Acupuncture can help students score better on exams (and why it works better than anti-anxiety drugs).

--How Acupuncture can help with Parkinson's Disease, Stroke Recovery, and Cancer patients (including an 80% decrease in complaints from patients on chemotherapy and radiation).

--Why Acupuncture is an effective treatment for addiction issues, including nicotine.




October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women. In this episode, learn:

--The risk factors for Breast Cancer.

--How breastfeeding reduces your chance of developing Breast Cancer.

--The percentage of Breast Cancer cases due to genetic factors. And how most Breast Cancer can be avoided with lifestyle changes.

--The herbs that are most helpful for fighting Breast Cancer.

--The vitamins that are most helpful for treating painful and Fibrocystic breasts.

--The recommended role of Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Breast Cancer patients, which can reduce adverse symptoms in patients by 80% (like hair loss, fatigue, and neuropathy).

--Why Dr. Prather says Homeopathy provides the "quickest and most dramatic changes" in the body. 

--The crucial role the Lymph System plays for Breast Cancer. And why underwire bras should be avoided for good breast health.

--The imaging options available for women. And why mammograms are controversial.

--And hear the inspiring story of Joy, to talk about the remarkable success she has experienced at The Prather Practice in her battle against breast cancer.



October is National Chiropractic Health Month. At The Prather Practice, we see lives changed daily through Chiropractic Care. In this episode, find out:

--How Chiropractic runs in Dr. Prather's family, which has four Chiropractors in it.

--Why Chiropractic was not accepted and faced opposition for a long time. And how the pharmaceutical companies over one hundred years ago eliminated 85% of the health care systems in America to have complete dominance of our health care system.

--The landmark court case that proved the American Medical Association fostered false information against Chiropractic.

--How the American Medical Association commissioned six studies to prove Chiropractic didn't work, but the studies showed Chiropractic was more effective than drugs or surgery!

--The changes we are seeing in our health care system today with more integration between Disease Care and Structure-Function Health Care systems for the benefit of patients.

--How Chiropractors have the lowest malpractice insurance of ANY health care profession out there. And how Dr. Prather has had nurses work for him who paid higher malpractice insurance than he did!

--Why television shows and media outlets have actually been paid by the pharmaceutical companies to promote negative information on the Chiropractic profession. And why Dr. Prather says there is evidence that this practice might be continuing today.

--The journey of Dr. Dodge, our Associate Chiropractor at The Prather Practice, and how he changed professions to become a Chiropractor after realizing it was where he was supposed to be.

--The different adjusting techniques in Chiropractic care. And the gentle techniques used by The Prather Practice that avoid the "popping and cracking" techniques that frighten so many people away from Chiropractic.

--Why Chiropractors are better described as "doctors of the nervous system" instead of being described as "bone doctors".





Vitamin K is known for its connection to blood-clotting. It is associated with easy-bruising, bone formation, mitochondrial function, and pain reduction. In this episode, discover:

--How you can get too much Vitamin K, which can destroy your red blood cells. And why you need to get the appropriate lab tests before you start taking Vitamins on your own.

--Why people who are on blood thinners should carry Vitamin K with them. And why you have to understand WHICH form of Vitamin K to take with which drug.

--The indicators of low Vitamin K, including: spider veins, slow healing, osteoporosis, menstrual cramps, severe menstrual bleeding, and bloody noses. And how headaches often respond well to Vitamin K.

--The homeopathic that Dr. Prather recommends every Mom keep in her medicine cabinet to help with bruising.

--How proper amounts of Vitamin K help to quickly heal a fracture and makes the healed bone stronger. And the homeopathic that can help heal a fracture twice as fast.

--How Vitamin K can oftentimes be "the missing ingredient" in fixing osteoporosis. Plus, find out one of Dr. Prather's favorite products that the British used to call "the King's cure-all".

--The very important role Vitamin K plays when it comes to fighting Cancer. And how mitochondrial levels can help Dr. Prather to determine whether his Cancer patients are improving or not.

--How Dr. Prather estimates that 80% pregnant and lactating Moms (and their babies) are deficient in Vitamin K. And how Vitamin K "solves nausea and vomiting", as well as stretch marks and spider veins.

--Why Vitamin K can bring "excellent relief" for rheumatoid arthritis. And the analgesic effect of Vitamin K in helping with pain issues, particularly mitochondrial myopathies and fibromyalgia.

--Why gallbladder malfunction (or one that has been removed) impacts Vitamin K absorption. And why Dr. Prather tells patients there are certain supplements they will ALWAYS have to take after they have a gallbladder removed.




1-in-7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, the most common cancer among men and the #2 cause of cancer deaths in men. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The problems that can occur with the prostate. (Prostatitis, BPH, Cancer.)

--When it is appropriate to "watch and wait" with prostate cancer.

--The different kinds of Prostatitis--which 16% of all men will have--and why 93% of those cases have an unknown cause with no effective medical treatment options available.

--The prostate issue that 60% of men 60 years of age have and that affects 80% of men 80 years of age.

--The Structure/Function Health Care approach versus the Medical and Disease Care approach. (And why the underlying cause of the disease is crucial to Dr. Prather's approach.)

--How low Testosterone can be associated with prostate problems.

--The natural supplements, herbal remedies, and nutritional support products helpful for prostate issues.

--How obesity makes it almost impossible to have a healthy prostate.

--The role of fiber and the health of the colon in the health of your prostate (And how a diet heavy in soy can be dangerous to your prostate).

--Why a healthy (and monogamous) sexual relationship is beneficial to prostate health.



September is "National Preparedness Month". Dr. Prather was recently invited to a seminar by FEMA to help get the word out about being prepared to respond to disasters. In this episode, you'll learn:

--The 5 Core Capabilities that help us to successfully prepare for a disaster response.

--How being prepared for a disaster helps to mitigate trauma and the effects of a disaster.

--Why FEMA has asked Chiropractic Acupuncturists to volunteer in case a national disaster occurs. And the role Chiropractors and Acupuncturists played in helping first responders after the 9-11 disaster.

--How there is an immediate response to Chiropractic and Acupuncture care that you can't achieve with drugs or any other type of therapy: reduction of fatigue, lowered fear response, better mental clarity, improved cognitive ability, and the ability to sleep.

--Why Acupuncture helps the body normalize in "a way that almost nothing else can" to switch it from the Fight-Flight mode to a Rest-Digest mode. And why Dr. Prather says that everyone who has a traumatic experience shows the need for Chiropractic adjustment.

--The funny story about how FEMA called up an Acupuncturist to respond to Democrats who had Post-traumatic Response to the 2016 election.

--The way Acupuncture can help take a victim of trauma out of a catatonic state in the most disastrous of situations.

--How trauma causes physiological changes that, left untreated, can become permanent and change the shape of the brain and how the endocrine system works. Plus, how military medics now are being trained to do battleground Acupuncture.

--The symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

--How the effects of PTSD can be reversed, even after having it for long-term, if you get the proper treatment. And the proper treatments you should consider.


Resources mentioned during this show:

*FEMA Ready Campaign

*Red Cross Step-by-Step Program

*Environmental Protection Agency Program

*National Weather Service

*Centers for Disease Control

*American Academy Of Pediatrics

*Homeland Security Digital Library Video Series




Most mammals can make their own Vitamin C, but humans are one of the few that cannot.  In this episode, find out:

--The difference between natural Vitamin C and synthetic forms. And why Dr. Prather uses both for his patients.

--How Vitamin C helps with collagen formation, which is the building block of the entire system. And why bleeding of the gums when you brush your there is a sign of Vitamin C deficiency.

--The connection between back pain and Vitamin C deficiency.

--How symptoms of scurvy can be seen in those with diabetes, congestive heart failure, as well as those on dialysis. Plus, how smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs can lead to symptoms of scurvy.

--The reason why Vitamin C can help reverse an older person's skin being easily broken. And how Vitamin C helps as an anti-inflammatory with sinus issues, allergies, joint pain, and every kind of arthritis (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).

--Why Vitamin C is helpful in preventing atherosclerosis, reversing atherosclerosis, and in getting rid of excess cholesterol.

--How Vitamin C requirements are even higher for those with diabetes. And how "it was like magic" when Dr. Prather used powdered Vitamin C to help a diabetic patient's wound to heal.

--The reduction in Vitamin C levels seen from anyone taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, steroids, and cholesterol drugs...which only increases the problem that caused the patients to take those medications in the first place.

--Why Vitamin C helps prevents stretch marks in pregnant women and varicose veins. And how it reverses cataracts and macular degeneration.

--How Vitamin C is important in helping the body to handle stress. And the dosage of Vitamin C that helps to quickly improve male fertility.




We're concluding our series on the 18 different B Vitamins and the major impact they have on our health. In the past two weeks, we've covered the first six. In this episode, discover:

--Why vitamins and minerals are truly classified as "life-giving", while pharmaceuticals exist to stop a crisis situation.

--How Vitamin B-7 (Biotin) is known for hair and nail growth and is added to hair products. And how Biotin deficiency is the cause of loss of eyelashes, loss of eyebrows, "cradle cap" in babies, and blood sugar levels that are all over the place.

--The reason Vitamin B-8 (Inositol) is used in conjunction with Vitamin B-18 (Choline) for liver congestion and gallbladder function, along with neurological conditions that affect the myelin sheaths (like Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's). And why Dr. Prather says the liver and the nervous system are linked so that what helps with one usually helps the other.

--How Vitamin B-9 (Folic Acid) is the most common vitamin deficiency in the entire world, contributing to birth defects such as cleft palate and spina bifida. And how proper Folic Acid levels help with infertility, the prevention of Cancer, restless leg syndrome, and Down Syndrome.

--Why Vitamin B-10 (PABA) is known as "the sunscreen vitamin" and helps with skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis. Plus, how Vitamin B-10 is beneficial for female infertility, hair loss, and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.

--How numbness and tingling in the hands and feet are often indicators for a Vitamin B-12 deficiency. And how Vitamin B-12 deficiency in older people dramatically increases their chance of falling.

--Why Vitamin B-12 is one of the most sensitive vitamins to pharmaceuticals. And why vegans and vegetarians are going to have a B-12 deficiency.

--The importance of Vitamin B-13 for our energy production and in helping our heart to function when recovering from a heart attack.

--The reason Vitamin B-15 is known as the sports performance vitamin (and is banned in many countries). And it helps with hangovers, too!

--The role Vitamin B-17 plays as the anti-Cancer vitamin.



There are 18 different B Vitamins, and they have a major influence on your health. But last week, we only covered three! So the saga continues... In this episode, we talk about

--Why Vitamins should not be taken for granted as they are the building blocks for getting well and having optimal performance.

--How you need a daily supply of water soluble vitamins like Vitamin B and Vitamin C.

--The reason that Vitamin B-4 (Adenine) isn't often covered in discussions of Vitamin B, but is often in need of supplementation. And the role Adenine plays in healing damage to the heart, improving the immune system, and boosting function of memory and the brain.

--How Adenine supplementation helps with Fibromyalgia, cardiac arrhythmia, chronic constipation, diabetes, infections, and Armenia. And how Dr. Prather says Adenine is absolutely critical for almost every Parkinson's Disease patient, as well as patients with Alzheimer's Disease.

--The importance of Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) supplementation for the adrenal glands. And how Vitamin B-5 is known as the anti-stress, anti-anxiety, and anti-depression vitamin.

--Why almost everyone with neuropathy in the feet needs Vitamin B-5 supplementation. And why The Prather Practice gets "really good results" in getting neuropathy under control.

--The three populations most at risk for Vitamin B deficiencies: children, pregnant women, and the elderly. And the way Vitamin B-5 supplementation can help the elderly with coordination and balance issues to avoid falls.

--The big difference Vitamin B-5 can make for acne and skin irritation issues.

--How Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) is helpful for almost everybody with carpal tunnel syndrome. Plus, how Vitamin B-6 helps with sciatica, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, oily face, kidney stones, and PMS.

--Why cracks of the lips and tongue indicate Vitamin B-6 deficiency. And why Vitamin B-6 is "extremely helpful" for learning disorders, dyslexia, and autism.



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