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A child's immune system is "totally different" than an adult's immune system and requires a different approach to their health care. In this episode, find out:

--Why prescription drugs for children cannot be classified as "evidence-based medicine". And why pharmaceuticals for children should always be considered a "last resort" reserved for life-threatening situations.

--The reason why Dr. Prather says 95% of all care for children should be Structure-Function Care and only 5% of their care should be based on Disease Care.

--The alternatives to pharmaceuticals for children, including Homeopathy which produces zero side effects.

--How Nitroglycerin is a Homeopathic medicine...to the surprise of many doctors who prescribe it.

--Why children react "better and quicker" to Homeopathy than adults and is a great first line of defense for their health. And why Dr. Prather says Homeopathy is "made for children".

--The shocking underestimation of deaths every year from PROPERLY prescribed prescription drugs.

--The effective herbals that can safely be used for children to boost their immune system and improve their health.

--Why Dr. Prather recommends that children (as well as all adults) should have a blood analysis, a hair analysis, and a gut analysis every year.

--How children absorb heavy metals four times faster than adults. And how Aluminum is the most common toxicity Dr. Prather sees in children, which affects their bones and causes learning disabilities.

--The importance for children to receive Chiropractic Care as "the first step in getting their health in order". And how Chiropractic Care is really targeted at the nervous system, not the bones.



It's a misnomer to think kids are naturally healthy. As children develop and grow, they actually need more support for their health. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How very few children are in a normal range when Dr. Prather checks their blood work.

--Why Japan has the best childhood mortality rates...yet the least amount of vaccinations for children.

--The two biggest modern advances that reduced childhood mortality: better sanitation and the ability to give fluids through an I.V.

--The role of the Thymus as the center of a child's immune system (while an adult's is based on bone marrow.)

--How childhood obesity is an increasing problem. And the reason why Dr. Prather believes this is happening.

--Why ADD, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders have dramatically increased in recent years in the U.S., but aren't found like that elsewhere in the world.

--The Structure-Function approach to children's health care used by The Prather Practice that gets better results with less risk than the Disease Care model of drugs and pharmaceuticals.

--Why antibiotics are a poor way to treat Otitis Media (ear infections). And the more effective Homeopathic medicines and natural treatments (like Chiropractic and Diathermy) that work better and quicker.

--How Structure-Function Care can provide "amazing results" for childhood asthma by dealing with the underlying problem that causes the condition, such as parasitic infections.

--The reason why Dr. Prather says children having parasites, chicken pox, or measles can actually help STRENGTHEN a child's immune system and can help DECREASE autoimmune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis.



With the advancing of the years, we can actually turn back the clock according to Dr. Prather. In this episode, we talk about:

--The difference between chronological age and biological age, and how the two may not always line up. (And why, biologically,we should live to around 160.)

--Why the lungs are the best way to determine your biological age. Plus, how your kidneys, nervous system, and skin help determine biological age.

--The treatment Dr. Prather uses to take 20 years off of someone's biological age.

--The closer you are to homeostasis, the younger you are. And the more you are out of homeostasis, the older you are.

--How stress is the biggest barrier to longevity. And the muscle measure Dr. Prather uses to measure stress in the body.

--Why stress is the leading reason people seek out Chiropractic care. And how Chiropractic reduces biological age by changing the nervous system.

--How you'd look 21 for the rest of your life if you are perfectly oxygenated. And how to improve your low oxygenation.

--How proper balancing of hormones (which most people do not have) can change the aging process. And why Dr. Prather says his office has more ways of accomplishing that than almost anyplace in the country.

--How 70% of depression issues are related to the endocrine system (which also impacts weight gain and certain types of cancers). And how 60% of all cancers are related to your diet.

--How free radicals cause aging (liver spots, macular degeneration, cataracts).



The Centers for Disease Control is alerting the public to the danger of antibiotic overuse and misuse. Dr. Prather has the answer with alternatives to antibiotics. In this episode, you'll learn:

--The recommended natural products that are available to combat viruses, such as Vitamin A for Measles and Echinacea to keep the Lymphatic System flowing.

--The two ways of going after infections: (1) Going after the infection itself with pharmaceuticals and (2) Building up the body to battle the infection with its own immune system. And why natural methods of Structure-Function Health Care should be the first line of defense before resorting to the pharmaceuticals.

--The side-effects of antibiotics such as a head-to-toe rash, diarrhea, fungal and yeast infections, difficulty breathing, facial swelling, watery or bloody stool, mouth sores, nerve damage and permanent neuropathy, and C. Diff. infection.

--The proper testing to do in advance to see which antibiotic will work (or if it will work) before it is given. And how only about 5% of all infections are even touched by an antibiotic.

--The approach The Prather Practice uses to combat C. Diff. infection by rebuilding the gut flora through short-chain fatty acids and bacterial spores. And why this method is more favored than fecal implant procedures that sre often only temporarily effective.

--Why Gold is "extremely effective" in getting MRSA under control when other methods failed.

--How children under the age of one-year have a 10 times greater chance of reactions than adults. And why Dr. Prather says you should ALWAYS try to find an alternative to antibiotics when treating children.

--Why Dr. Prather says it is "a crazy thing" to use antibiotics on ear infections, which do not work because the infection is almost always viral or swelling related to teething. And the best way of treating bacterial ear infections through short-wave Diathermy and natural products such as homeopathy and Vitamin A.

--The method Dr. Prather uses to help Moms open up the Eustachian Tubes for ears that are backed up. And how he trains Moms on what to look for in their child's ear.

--How if a child has six or more antibiotics before the age of five, they are six times more likely to have a learning disability.



The Centers for Disease Control is alerting the public to the danger of antibiotic overuse and misuse. Dr. Prather has the answer with alternatives to antibiotics. In this episode, find out:

--Why the World Health Organization says we are now in a "post-antibiotic age" and what that means for our health.

--How post-surgical infections are more deadly today because bacteria no longer respond to the antibiotics.

--The problem with physicians getting their education from pharmaceutical companies instead of taking their guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Surgeon General.

--How good bacteria that we need are also killed by antibiotics along with the bad bacteria. And how this can set us up for more problems if we take too many antibiotics.

--Why antibiotics are really supposed to be used only for life-threatening infections one or two times during a person's lifetime. And the fear of those who discovered antibiotics about how they would be misused.

-That only 10% of upper-respiratory infections and sore throats should receive an an antibiotic because they are viral and antibiotics do not touch viruses. Yet antibiotics are the most common treatment for upper-respiratory infections.

--How GOLD is the strongest antibiotic known to mankind and does not produce antibiotic resistance. And how MRSA infections have been helped by gold when antibiotics failed.

--Why Dr. Prather says 89-90% of all antibiotic use is NOT NECESSARY. And the shocking amount of antibiotics given to livestock (and put into our food supply) every year.

--The recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control for patients to actually challenge whether an antibiotic is necessary when the doctor is writing the prescription.

--How Dr. Prather's office enhances the effects of antibiotics and helps offset any negative side-effects in the rare instances when an antibiotic is required.


Indiana has an Iodine deficiency. And the list of symptoms associated with Iodine deficiency is LONG. In this episode, discover:

--Why the Midwest used to be called "The Goiter Belt". And why only 5% of the patients coming through Dr. Prather's office have a normal Thyroid.

--The MANY symptoms of low Iodine, including: fatigue, apathy, depression, irritability, weight gain, constipation, menstrual issues, premenstrual syndrome, infertility, insomnia, low libido, carpal tunnel syndrome, sensitivity to cold and heat, recurring infections, high cholesterol, anxiety, panic attacks, poor memory and concentration, anemia, slow healing, hoarse voice, tingling hands and feet, hair loss, dry skin and hair, headaches, water retention, dry eyes, and blurred vision.

--How patients have been told by other doctors that their Thyroid is fine, but Dr. Prather finds the tests have not been thorough enough.

--The difference between Structure-Function Health Care (like what is used at The Prather Practice) and Disease Care when interpreting bloodwork.

--How Iodine is important for muscle development, proper organ function, the entire endocrine system, the brain, and has "a far-reaching effect on every cell of the body”.

--The importance of Iodine for a baby's growth and development, along with the I.Q. of a child. 

--Why Iodine is "essential" for weight loss.  And how Iodine prevents flabby muscles and promotes good muscle tone.

--The necessity of proper Zinc levels and proper Liver function for the body to utilize and absorb Iodine.

--The way Iodine helps stop infections as an antiseptic, killing bacteria and fungals when put on cuts. And when taken internally, it helps keep infections down.

--The "big area that is often missed" of low Iodine kicking off hyperestrogenism in females, which increases a woman's risk of cancer and is associated with premenstrual syndrome. And how Iodine is the cure for Fibrocystic breast disease and is helpful with endometriosis. 



25% of men (in all age categories) have low Testosterone, most without even realizing it. Low Testosterone affects a man's health in many negative ways. In this episode, we talk about:

--How Low Testosterone can even cause problems in women.

--The symptoms of Low Testosterone: low libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, low motivation, lower cognitive ability, lower muscle mass, weight gain, irritability, depression.

--Why your motivation in life is directly related to your Testosterone levels.

--How low Testosterone causes men to have difficulty following directions.

--The health risks of Low Testosterone: Prostate Cancer, Cardiovascular, Osteoporosis, Type II Diabetes, Obesity, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Depression.

--How optimal Testosterone levels help you fight off the symptoms of aging and help keep you young.

--How stress, chronic pain, drugs (such as Marijuana), alcohol, the food you eat, lack of rest, the water you drink, and medications (even over-the-counter ones) can all destroy Testosterone.

--The treatment options for Low Testosterone from Testosterone injections to more natural solutions such as herbals and supplements.

--Why Dr. Prather's goal is to get patients on Testosterone therapy to the point where their body produces its own Testosterone.




70% of all Americans are deficient in Vitamin E. And you might be surprised to know just how important Vitamin E is to our health. In this episode, learn:

--Why natural Vitamin E is far more effective than synthetic Vitamin E. And the several different forms of Vitamin E.

--How infertility issues are often connected to low vitamin E. And how Vitamin E levels can impact a woman's chances for miscarriage.

--The importance of Vitamin E for the heart, including: arrhythmia, oxygenation of the heart, congestive heart failure, cardiomyopathy, and the prevention of arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis.

--Why Vitamin E is one of the best things for venous thrombosis and varicose veins.

--How Vitamin E is very important for cellular repair and helps with cuts, burns, or any damage to the skin (including liver or age spots).

--How Vitamin E is important in the prevention of Cancer by prohibiting tumor growth.

--Why macular degeneration and cataracts are caused by a Vitamin E deficiency. Plus, the help Vitamin E can provide to diabetic patients.

--The reason why Dr. Prather is not a fan of multivitamins and aren't something he usually recommends.

--How Vitamin E is a "big time" help for neurological issues (like Parkinson's, neuropathy, neuralgia, Multiple Sclerosis) and is "better than pharmaceuticals" for the prevention of degeneration in Alzheimer's patients.

--Why Vitamin E is considered the vitamin for Muscular Dystrophy.



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.


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