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The GI Effects Stool Kit is a recommended annual test to determine the health of your gut--where 80% of your immune system is found. In this episode, you'll learn:

--The huge leap forward through the biogenome project that reveals more about what's going on in our health.

--Why you have more "other" cells in our bodies than cells with your own DNA. And how those cells are essential to our health and well-being,

--The diseases that originate in the gut: Cancer, Heart Disease, and all Auto-Immune Disease (Sjogren's Syndrome, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type II Diabetes, Osteoarthritis).

--How the GI Effects test not only reveals the underlying problem in your gut, but also reveals the specific products to treat it.

--Why low iron is the leading cause of attention deficit disorder in young women (leading to recommendations of prescriptions like Adderall which can worsen the problem) when the underlying cause is really a gut bacterial infection.

--Why almost all rashes and skin issues in babies are due to an underlying yeast infection in the gut. And why all acne cases should begin with a check of gut toxicity.

--While everyone should have an annual GI Effects Test, those with the following conditions absolutely MUST have one: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, anyone with an immune system problem, Cancer, and Cardiovascular Disease risk.

--How the GI Effects Test can determine your likelihood of developing colon cancer.

--How the GI Effects Test helped determine the cause (and treatment) for someone with undiagnosed headaches and has even helped find parasites causing insomnia and sleep disturbance.

--The story of the patient who had been everywhere--Mayo, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins--and could not find relief from her health symptoms until Dr. Prather determined the root issue through a GI Effects Test.




There are 3 tests Dr. Prather recommends everyone have every year to get a blueprint to your health. One of those tests is a Hair Analysis to reveal your body's mineral levels. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why Mineral deficiency is common due to the deficiencies in our food, and how entire civilizations rise and fall based on the quality of minerals in their land.

--The role stress, pharmaceuticals, and diet play in mineral depletion.

--Why Minerals are so important to our health.

--What a Hair Analysis reveals.

--How heavy metal toxicity poisons your body and dramatically impacts your health. And who is at greatest risk for heavy metal toxicity (such as 80% of dentists and 40% of children).

--Why Hair Analysis is key for Cancer patients.

--How Aluminum toxicity impacts Autism, Asperger's Disease, ADD, and ADHD. And how we consume an increasing amount of Aluminum through cookware, vaccinations, food preservatives, and anti-perspirants.

--Why Dr. Prather will not treat someone with Osteoporosis unless he can do a Hair Analysis. (And how more Calcium can actually make Osteoporosis WORSE in certain cases.)

--The most common Mineral deficiency and how it can affect your health in a variety of areas: vision, heart problems, kidney issues, liver disorders, prostate problems, fertility, and eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.

--The role Minerals play in triggering depression.




We begin a three-part series on The Blueprint To Your Health, where we talk about the 3 tests Dr. Prather recommends that everyone get every year. In this episode, learn:

--How blood work reveals both what is wrong with the body and what could possibly go wrong.

--Why Dr. Prather often identifies problems in someone's blood work when several other doctors said there was nothing wrong. And the difference between Disease Care and the Structure-Function Health Care model Dr. Prather uses when evaluating blood work.

--How Dr. Prather does NOT treat diseases, but is a Health doctor who fixes the underlying cause of any imbalance in the body. And how Disease Care doctors focus on treating symptomatology.

--That health care costs would dramatically decrease and patient results would improve if our health care system was based more on the Structure-Function Health Care model instead of Disease Care.

--Why The Prather Profile blood test is "an executive level" blood test identical to what the President of the United States would get. And why Dr. Prather as a Structure-Function doctor does MORE lab tests than Disease Care doctors.

--That The Prather Profile blood panel includes more than 50 different tests that covers anything that could possibly be wrong in the body from A to Z. Plus, hear the funny story about how this national profile was named after Dr. Prather.

--How Dr. Prather's training included over 650 hours of training on interpreting blood work, while the average medical doctor only has 15 hours of training in medical school.

--The "secret" Lisa Prather tells about Dr. Prather's own aversion to blood work...which he calls "The Warrior Reflex".

--Why insurance companies DON'T like it if you miss your annual blood test. And why they cover The Prather Profile very well.

--How Dr. Prather looks beyond "the normal" reference ranges on blood work. And how reference ranges on blood work only reveal where 50% of people tested (which varies by each lab), while Dr. Prather judges blood work on an optimal Homeostasis range for your body.




Flu season runs from October to March in the Northern Hemisphere. Dr. Prather will help you prepare for it. In this episode, find out:

--The signs and symptoms of flu. And how to tell the difference between the flu and a cold.

--How far water droplets carrying the flu virus can travel when someone sneezes. Plus, how long the water droplets can stay in the air to expose you to the flu virus.

--The complications of flu and how long the flu should last before it becomes really necessary to see a doctor.

--Those who are at most risk for getting the flu. And the test your doctor should give you to accurately diagnose the flu.

--Why a Structure-Function office like The Prather Practice focuses on building up the immune system instead of giving vaccinations. And the potential risks associated with taking the flu vaccine.

--Which flu vaccines you should not take because they do not work. And which flu vaccine you should ask for if you do decide to vaccinate.

--Why nutritional supplements are really "concentrated foods" you take to boost the immune system. And which supplements Dr. Prather especially recommends for the flu.

--How anti-cholesterol statin drugs make you MORE susceptible to the flu. And the supplement Dr. Prather suggests you take to help offset that susceptibility.

--That Homeopathic hospitals during the 1918 Spanish Flu had only a 10% death rate while the medical hospitals had a death rate of 90%. And how Dr. Prather uses Homeopathy to "make some amazing changes" in helping his patients fight the flu today.

--What can be done to prevent the flu. Plus, find out how bad the flu season is expected to be this year.




The average American eats 75 pounds of sugar each year when we should consume only 25 to 30 pounds per year. In this episode, find out:

--Why sugar itself is not a bad thing, but what we've done with it is.

--How the amount of fiber versus sugar in our diets has changed over the years.

--How sugar affects children differently than adults, as sugar actually changes a child's brain chemistry similar to how cocaine changes a brain. And how sugar addiction can lead to drug addiction.

--Why the problem is REFINED sugar that is more like a drug instead of the natural UNREFINED sugar that still contains all the nutrients.

--The results of Dr. Prather's tests on his kids and their friends in choosing between snacks made with refined versus unrefined sugar.

--Why you need a lot of fiber to properly process sugar. (And why oatmeal cookies can be good for you if done correctly.)

--How sugar changes I.Q., speed of learning, and the ability to concentrate.

--How sugar affects our immune system. And the links between sugar and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

--The healthy alternatives to sugar: Stevia (which Dr. Prather calls his favorite since it contains NEGATIVE calories), Xylitol (which helps with cavities and strengthens teeth), Honey (which if grown locally helps fight allergies), and Rapidura.

--How purified fruit juices can be a problem since they take out all the fiber (and why Dr. Prather is pro-pulp).




Our Endocrine System influences how we think, our emotions, and who we are. Dr. Prather calls it "The Chemical Master" of our body. In this episode, you'll discover:

--That Endocrine System problems include hair loss, weight gain, a general feeling of malaise and fatigue. And even our happiness is connected to it. Anxiety and Depression often go away when the Endocrine System is fixed.

--Why women have an Endocrine System that is a moving target, while men have a very simple system. And hear the amazing explanation on why a healthy Endocrine system makes someone more attractive!

--How growing boys can become taller (with a variance of up to 4 inches) if their endocrine system is balanced properly. And why Jr. High basketball players come to see Dr. Prather to become taller!

--How Pituitary and Hypothalamus can impact the menstrual cycles of young women who often are encouraged to go on prescription birth control to balance out their periods. (And the unhealthy side effects of long term birth control use.)

--How pharmaceuticals can damage the Endocrine System. For example, how Synthroid causes depression in 80% of users. And how even Aspirin and Ibuprofen impact our Endocrine System in a negative way.

--The role the Parathyroids play in Calcium regulation (which if not balanced properly can lead to Osteoporosis or Kidney Stones).

--Why Headaches, Hypertension, Panic Attacks, and Anxiety are linked to Adrenal Gland function. And how 80% of High Blood Pressure is rooted in the Adrenal Glands.

--How Dr. Prather says we abuse our Pancreas and its importance to our health and wellness (such as in Type II Diabetes). And why Dr. Prather says Type 2 Diabetes can be controlled WITHOUT medication.

--The role of the gonads (the eggs and testes) in our Endocrine system and in regulating our hormones. And how our Endocrine System is directly tied to our sexual health, our muscle strength, and remaining young and vibrant. Plus, why Dr, Prather says declining Hormones result in aging instead of aging being the cause of declining Hormones.

--Why the chemicals in our food and water can damage sperm count in men and change the proper hormonal balance in our bodies.




Trigger points are muscle knots that can refer pain to different areas of the body. Certain Trigger Points are even related to different diseases. In this episode, we talk about:

--How EVERYBODY has Trigger Points to some degree. And how every patient at The Prather Practice with Musculoskeletal problems receives Trigger Point Therapy.

--The definition of Trigger Points and the pain they cause. And how most doctors can miss the true source of the pain due to a lack of understanding of these Trigger Points.

--That PMS cramps "can go away immediately" by releasing Trigger Points. Plus, how spasms of the esophagus and other internal problems can be treated through Trigger Point Therapy.

--Why kidney problems can kick off certain Trigger Points. And how those Trigger Points, in turn, can also affect the kidneys.

--That releasing Trigger Points can help reduce Anxiety and Depression levels immediately. And why everyone should be checked annually for Trigger Points by a Structure-Function specialist.

--How we could achieve a 60% savings in our nation's health care costs with an 85% improvement in the health of the nation if we had a health care system based on 80% Structure-Function Care and 20% Disease Care.

--The treatments for Trigger Points, including: Manual Pressure, Spray and Stretch, Rapid Release, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Needling, and Trigger Point Injections.

--Why the body spasms post-surgery and results in every post-surgical patient having Trigger Points.

--How Trigger Point Therapy is covered by insurance. And how John F. Kennedy wouldn't have become President of the United States without Trigger Point Therapy.

--Why people fly in from all over the country to be treated for TMJ by Dr. Prather. And how Trigger Points are heavily involved with TMJ and 70% of all Headaches.




Copper Toxicity is a common problem that can have a huge effect on your hormones and nervous system. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How Copper Toxicity can lead to depression, hormone imbalance, anorexia, fibroid tumors, immune system issues, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, PMS symptoms, headaches, osteoporosis, and scoliosis.

--The relationship between Copper and Zinc in your body, and why they must be in balance. (Plus, why Copper is more associated with females and Zinc is more associated with males.)

--Why a Hair Analysis test (which you should have annually) is the least-expensive and most accurate method of measuring your body's mineral levels.

--How the brain is very sensitive to Zinc and Copper. (And the interesting relationship between those levels and the tendency to be more right-brained or left-brained.)

--The impact of copper pipes and water softeners on Copper Toxicity (and why the shower is the most common source of copper toxicity.)

--The children Dr. Prather has seen "cured completely" from dyslexia after getting their Copper-Zinc levels balanced, And why almost 100% of teenage girls have this mineral imbalance.

--The dangers of low Copper for increased stroke and cardiovascular risk, and the particular dangers for women on birth control.

--How viral, fungal, and bacterial infections are linked to your Copper and Zinc levels.

--Why Copper-Zinc ratios can have a dramatic effect on infertility, making expensive fertility treatments unnecessary.

--The amazing story of a Mom whose daughter has found tremendous relief after Dr. Prather identified and treated her toxic Copper levels.




Compared to 1995, the trend of obesity has skyrocketed in America. This now includes children. In this episode, find out:

--Why Millennials might be the first generation that has a shorter lifespan than the one before it. And how obesity is lowering America's economic productivity.

--The health risks associated with obesity, including: Type II Diabetes, higher coronary risk factor, fatty liver disease, and cancer. Plus, how a higher fat percentage changes your hormonal system and the pH of your body.

--That HALF of Medicare and Medicaid costs could be reduced if obesity rates were brought under control. And how this cost burden is equal to $5,000-$6,000 per person in our country.

--The Bioimpedance test Dr. Prather uses to accurately measure body fat percentage in his patients. And why Dr. Prather believes the numbers reported on obesity are underreported.

--That most people who go on a weight loss program weigh MORE in five years than they would have had they not gone on a weight loss program in the first place. And why Dr. Prather is focused on the FAT PERCENTAGE and NOT weight in his weight loss patients.

--Why Dr. Prather says lab tests are "absolutely critical" for proper fat loss. And how The Prather Practice is able to help people who have failed on every other weight loss program.

--How the Hypothalamus is one of the most important aspects to weight loss.

--That stress is a big contributor to gut fat as higher stress hormone levels increase this "brown fat". And Dr. Prather's approach to combating brown fat through rebuilding the adrenals, the endocrine system, and the body's ability to handle stress.

--Dr. Prather's theories on why obesity has dramatically skyrocketed in the past twenty years. Hint: Look at the amount of chemicals the average person is now taking in today.

--How 1-in-3 children will become diabetic (a tripling in just 10 years). And why Dr. Prather says breastfeeding "is one of the biggest determinants" in reducing a child's likelihood of becoming obese in the future.




5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's Disease, with an estimate of 14 million diagnosed by 2050. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How 90% of Alzheimer's cases are age-related, while the remaining 10% of early onset cases are caused by a genetic issue.

--The role of free radicals, fatty acids, lowered oxygenation, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, inflammation, head trauma, smoking, depression, and pharmaceuticals in the formation of Alzheimer's Disease.

--Why the current treatments for Alzheimer's are described as "lackluster at best". And why the deaths from Alzheimer's are likely underreported on death certificates.

--How the Prather Practice helps fight Alzheimer's by dealing with the root issues that cause the disease. And how anemia increases your odds of getting Alzheimer's.

--The role aerobic exercise, education level, and diet can play in preventing Alzheimer's. Plus, how coconut oil and B vitamins can benefit Alzheimer's patients.

--Why the medical mindset of "one cause, one cure" is not beneficial to treat Alzheimer's, which may have multiple different causes. And why the Structure/Function model of getting the body back into homeostasis can be a more beneficial approach.

--The Brain Core Therapy that is the best and most powerful way to exercise and improve the brain to help with ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and Alzheimer's. And why Dr. Prather calls it the "best" therapy now available for Alzheimer's.

--How Auriculotherapy (microcurrent stimulation of the ear) helps rewire the brain to make it work better. And why it helps advanced Alzheimer's patients.

--The benefits of chiropractic treatment in the Atlas area for Alzheimer's patients (as well as for Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis patients). Plus, how Acupuncture can benefit Alzheimer's patients.

--How liver congestion can kick off Alzheimer's. And how Aluminum and Mercury toxicity are important considerations.




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