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Dr. Prather says that Vitamin A is ”the most critical vitamin" because it has such wide-ranging effects on a person's health. In this episode, find out:

--Why Vitamin A is key for the treatment for the Measles. And that complications and deaths from Measles are correlated to Vitamin A deficiency.

--The connection between night blindness and bumps on the back of the arms with Vitamin A deficiency. And why Vitamin A is considered the Cancer-preventative Vitamin.

--How Vitamin A made a huge difference in the life-expectancy for children. And how the World Health Organization found that Vitamin A supplementation could reduce child deaths worldwide by one-third and makes an even bigger difference than improving the vaccination rate.

--The very best treatment for upper-respiratory infections (especially viral) is Vitamin A. And the number one reason for complications to vaccinations is a lack of Vitamin A.

--Why Dr. Prather says "no one should be suffering from acne" and that "you can always clear up acne" by properly managing Vitamin A levels. And how 4-out-of-7 people have their Psoriasis cleared up by getting their Vitamin A levels up properly.

--Why "every major disease in the gut is always helped by Vitamin A", including: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Leaky Gut Syndrome, Diarrhea, Constipation, and Cystic Fibrosis.

--The link between hearing loss and low Vitamin A.

--How the requirements of Vitamin A are even higher for breastfeeding Moms than for pregnant Moms. And how, if you take the wrong kind of Vitamin A, it can lead to birth defects.

--The association between alcoholism and Vitamin A.

--How Vitamin A will help your kids to avoid crooked teeth and the need for braces.



It's a common problem as 12% of the population has thyroid disease (and 60% of those patients are unaware). Yet, Dr. Prather says less than 1% of us actually have a properly-functioning thyroid. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why the older you are, the likelihood of thyroid issues increases. Plus, how women are more likely to have thyroid disease.

--How Dr. Prather's personal battle as a young man with Graves' Disease (a hyper-functioning thyroid) inspired him to his career.

--The two systems that control the body (Nervous and Endocrine) and why Dr. Prather tells patients those must be fixed first. Plus, why the Thyroid is described as the workhorse of the Endocrine system.

--How Indiana is in the Top 5 states for thyroid problems due to low iodine in our soil.

--How Thyroid affects almost EVERYTHING: hair loss, nail health, weight gain, weight loss, constipation, diarrhea, skin health, heart, blood pressure, cholesterol, brain activity, I.Q., infertility, postpartum depression, menopause.

--Why most doctors misread blood tests and misdiagnose patients as having properly-working thyroids. And the "can't miss" explanation of what reference ranges on blood tests REALLY mean.

--The various diseases of the Thyroid: Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, Euthyroid, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's Disease, Thyroiditis, and Thyroid Cancer.

--The safe and natural thyroid treatment alternatives to the terrible side-effects from surgery or prescription drugs (Including how 80% of those on Synthroid develop depression). Why Dr. Prather says the medical approach to thyroid is not successful. And how Dr. Prather's goal is to actually fix the thyroid so that it no longer needs treatment.

--How 80% of autoimmune disease starts in the gut and why the gut plays a role for thyroid issues caused by autoimmune problems. And the role that food allergies have on the thyroid.

--How Chiropractic and Acupuncture help thyroid function by balancing the nervous system. And how hair analysis can be a key test for thyroid function if there are toxins or an imbalance present.


Stress has dramatic impact upon our health--causing an estimated 30% of all disease. In this episode, you'll find out:

--How you can accomplish more and be more productive when you reduce stress levels. And why overwork can cause you to accomplish less.

--Why ZERO stress in your life is NOT good for you. And the healthy balance of stress versus relaxation we SHOULD have.

--The research that shows how stress can cause hormonal collapse, digestive failure, cardiovascular disease, cancer, insomnia, depression, loss of libido, and premature aging of the body.

--The Fight-Flight response of our body's sympathetic and parasympathetic systems in response to stress. Plus, the body's stages in response to stress.

--Why stress is a large factor in weight gain (especially in the gut), and how stress can even lower I.Q.

--The diagnostics you need that can measure how stressed you are and how people carry stress differently in their bodies. Plus, what low back pain indicates about your feelings towards your job.

--How Chiropractic can help relieve stress upon the body by getting the nervous system balanced properly. Plus, the study that shows Chiropractic is more effective in lowering blood pressure than the medication.

--The role Auriculotherapy (microcurrent stimulation of the ear) can play in reducing anxiety and relieving stress by shifting the body to a rest and digest mode.

--Why men see their Magnesium levels depleted during times of stress and how this contributes to sudden heart attacks.

--The role Homeopathic medicines can play in eliminating panic and anxiety.



Measles were eradicated from the U.S. in the year 2000, but is now dominating news headlines. We are now seeing a three-times increase in worldwide cases of Measles. In this episode, we talk about:

--How Measles is one of the most contagious diseases around, in which nine-out-of-ten people in a room with someone that has Measles will catch it.

--The potential serious complications that can come from Measles, including Encephalitis and even death. And how you can be contagious for several days without showing any symptoms.

--Why foreign travel is responsible for the large increase in Measles cases in the United States.

--How the Measles vaccination (with its 91% compliance rate in America) is very effective, but you can still get the Measles even if you have been vaccinated. And you can even catch Measles from a vaccinated person.

--How the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization recommend Vitamin A as the most effective treatment for the Measles. And how your levels of Vitamin A determine how serious your Measles symptoms will be.

--Why Chiropractic adjustments help improve the immune system to fight infections, even helping to break a fever.

--The difference between an adult immune system and a child's immune system. And why your focus should be on keeping your children's health in homeostasis.

--The importance of the Thymus for a child's immune system and the supplement that is "extremely effective" in boosting a child's immune system. Plus, how vaccinations damage the Thymus.

--The role vaccines should play in a child's health. Plus, the dramatic increase in learning disabilities and chronic diseases we're seeing in children today.

--Why parents of children who have been injured through vaccinations often end up in Dr. Prather's office. And how The Prather Practice helps parents prepare for vaccinations and protect their children from vaccination injuries.



The most powerful pain killers ever invented have created the worst addiction crisis in American history. In this episode, you'll find out:

--How opiates block our body's own pain-killer mechanism and takes away a person's ability to feel pleasure. Plus, the situations in which opiates should (and should not) be used.

--The impact of marketing from pharmaceutical companies on the amount of prescriptions being prescribed. (And how doctors are prescribing FOUR TIMES as many opiates than in 1999.)

--How prescription opiates have fueled the rising use of heroin in America. (And how it has increased HIV and Hepatitis-C through the sharing of needles.)

--The shocking number of PREGNANT women prescribed opiates and how their babies are being born addicted.

--How Acupuncture gets "quicker and longer-lasting pain relief" compared to prescription opiates by helping your body produce its own pain-killers. (Plus, why the Veterans Administration refers patients to Dr. Prather for Acupuncture,)

--Why Auricular Therapy (micro-current stimulation of the ear) Is described as "one of the most powerful things we do" in Dr. Prather's office and "the most proven therapy in the world".

--Why it is not enough to get patients out of pain, but necessary to also restore function through rehabilitation and corrective exercise.

--How the new standards given this year by The Joint Commission (the leading health accrediting agency in the United States) line up with the integrated treatments at The Prather Practice.

--If a patient goes to a Chiropractor first, less than 1% require surgery. If a patient sees a surgeon first, 40% require surgery.

--The recommended treatments for those suffering with the disease of addiction (including Counseling, Auricular Therapy, and Non-Addictive Pain Relievers such as Homeopathics, Herbals, and Topical Prescriptions developed by the military).



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.


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