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In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's show focuses on Sexual Health. In this episode, you'll find out:

--How often is considered a healthy libido?

--Why sex plays a role in your overall health, and how sex affects your immune system.

--The reason why newlyweds can actually make each other sick (for up to 4 years!)

--Why monogamy is healthier for your immune system.

--How sex impacts your hormones and can promote healing and improved brain health.

--How men can lower their rate of prostate cancer. (And how a man's angle of erection can reveal a lot about his health).

--The natural, non-prescription answers for low libido and erectile dysfunction. (And why men who rely on drugs like Viagra probably have underlying health issues.)

--The impact of pornography on low libido and a decrease in sexual health. (Plus, how Structure/Function medicine can help with addiction issues, including pornography.)

--The STD that is a major cause of infertility and how a woman's sexual satisfaction improves fertility.


Dr. Prather says your weight is not what is important, but the fat percentage in your body. The focus is "fat loss, not weight loss". In this episode, we talk about:

--The negative impacts to your body's physiology when your fat percentage is out of homeostasis.

--Why most diets result in the INCREASE of fat percentage. And the studies that show most diets result in people being worse off after five years than if they had never done the diet in the first place.

--How the reduction in nutrients per calorie consumed is the reason for the explosion in America's obesity rates. And how you will be less hungry when you eat foods with a higher nutritional value.

--Why "abs are made in the kitchen". And why we should get our food from farmers, not corporations, to reduce the toxicity level in our bodies.

--The importance of having your hormones balanced correctly if you want to see any results when it comes to losing fat.

--How The Prather Practice has a unique approach in NATURALLY balancing out a patient's hormones. And why Dr. Prather says bioidentical hormones are "extremely dangerous" and increase your cancer risk.

--Why the goal should be to have the BODY regulating your hormones, not the doctor.

--The role that the brain's image of your body (in the hypothalamus) plays in setting your body's weight. And how the HCG Diet tricks the brain to focus on eating fat, not muscle or organ tissue.

--How to increase your body's thermogenesis (the body's rate of burning calories).

--The reason why a person's gut health can often be the number one reason they are not losing weight.


The Body Composition Analysis is a test given to all new patients at The Prather Practice. Dr. Prather says it's one of his favorite tests. In this episode, find out:

--How the Body Composition Analysis reveals what your body is made of and the state of your health before Dr. Prather runs any other tests.

--The "gold standard" accuracy of the simple, painless Body Composition Analysis.

--Why Dr. Prather says your fat percentage is a better measure of your body's health compared to the Body Mass Index (BMI).

--The dangers of being "skinny fat", including a failure to reproduce (in both men and women) and organ failure.

--How it is harder to lose weight the higher you go in your fat percentage, causing "a vicious cycle" that changes the entire physiology of how your body works.

--Why the next generation will not live as long as their parents' generation.

--The reason why most diets do not work.

--Why Dr. Prather says to "forget weight" and "focus on body fat percentage".

--How the measure of your body's water percentage (both within your cells and outside of your cells) affects the physiology and homeostasis of your body.

--The "phase angle" of your body and its importance to your health.


30% of all Americans have GERD at some point in their lives. GERD is often described as heartburn or acid reflux. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How women are more likely to get GERD than men. And the causes of GERD, including a hiatal hernia and gallbladder disease.

--The damage GERD can do to the larynx, vocal cords, and esophagus.

--Why getting GERD at night is even a greater problem and is a sign of a more advanced case.

--How pharmaceutical companies make a ton of money off of drugs for GERD, but the drugs can damage the stomach over a period of time and actually make the GERD problem worse in the long-run.

--The foods that should be avoided with GERD and what time you should eat to avoid symptoms. And the foods that are helpful for GERD.

--The natural supplements that are effective for combating GERD without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.

--The Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies that can kick off GERD.

--Why every GERD patient should be tested for food allergies.

--How chiropractic adjustments provide relief from GERD. And the immediate relief and healing that Acupuncture can provide for GERD patients.

--Why the Diathermy treatment makes "an amazing difference" for GERD patients by increasing blood flow and lymphatic flow.


As we kick off 2019, it's time to set goals and resolutions. But what are your goals and resolutions to maximize your health this year? In this episode, you'll learn about:

--Why "You don't know if you don't test" should be a guiding principle for your health care. And the three lab tests that everyone should have every year.

--How you need to have your nervous system working properly for anything else to work right in your body.

--Why what you do in your 40's and 50’s helps determine how your health will be in your 80’s and 90's. And why it is never too late to make positive changes to your health.

--The five different categories of Exercise and how each one is important for your health and well-being. And the category of Exercise that is the most important to increase your life-span (if you only picked one).

--The reason why the BMI (Body Mass Index) is NOT the best way to measure your body's fat percentage. And the more accurate Body Composition Analysis that has an error rate of 2% or less.

--How most diets fail because they burn muscle and organ tissue to lose weight and cause your fat percentage to increase. And how the weight loss approach of The Prather Practice targets the burning of fat.

--Why our attitudes and reactions to circumstances can create diseases in our bodies and change our body's physiology.

--How learning how to breathe properly can control your stress levels and shift your autonomic nervous system to a healing "rest and digest" mode.

--The 80-20 rule for balancing the sympathetic "fight and flight" mode of the body and the parasympathetic "rest and digest" mode of the body.

--The specific Chiropractic adjustments (Logan Basic, Cranial-Sacral) that Dr. Prather uses to balance out the nervous system and the respiratory system in his stressed patients.


As we kick off 2019, it's time to set goals and resolutions. But what are your goals and resolutions to maximize your health this year? In this episode, we talk about:

--The importance of finding out the exact state of your health through proper annual lab tests.

--Why The Prather Profile blood analysis is called "The Blueprint To Your Health" and is designed to show everything that could possibly go wrong with someone.

--How Dr. Prather helped a Girl's High School Cross Country team qualify for State for the first time after diagnosing the entire team with low Iron levels. (And how several girls on the team were able to stop taking prescriptions like Concerta and Adderall after that.)

--The reason why a PSA test is important for every man over the age of 45.

--Why an annual stool kit is recommended for EVERYONE at least once a year.

--How a Hair Analysis can show heavy metal toxicities and mineral deficiencies in the body. (And why it is especially important for neurological conditions like Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, and ALS, as well as learning disabilities.)

--The importance of taking care of your nervous system. And how the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment specialty at The Prather Practice can affect a person's health more than anything else.

--Why a sedentary lifestyle might mean this current generation will be the first one to not outlive their parents.

--How "excess sitting" is linked to 35 different diseases and conditions including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and depression.

--The shocking number of hours Americans sit each day compared to Americans in the past.


When you have done everything right and still can't shed the weight, oftentimes the problem is hormonal. In this episode, you'll find out:

--How the hormones have a regulatory influence on your weight.

--The influence outside chemicals (such plastics or food additives) have on our hormonal balance.

--The link between a man's hormones and prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and obesity.

--Why taking testosterone for low testosterone (which impacts both men and women) can actually make the problem WORSE and result in even lower testosterone.

--The reason why men's hormones are much easier to balance compared to women.

--The huge influence of the liver (which Dr. Prather calls an "endocrine balancer") in analyzing your hormonal balance.

--Why your chances of getting cancer are SIX TIMES greater if you are overweight due to your hormones.

--How fat itself produces imbalances in your hormones.

--Why Dr. Prather believes 98% of patients would be harmed by pharmaceutical hormone replacement therapy or biodentical hormones. (And the subtle, safer, and natural adjustment they need instead to balance their hormones.

--The reason why Dr. Prather insists on thorough lab testing for his weight loss patients.


Surgery for Carpel Tunnel Syndrome is the second-most common musculoskeletal surgery in the U.S. But it has only a 23% success rate. Dr. Prather says there are more effective, non-invasive options that should be explored first. In this episode, find out:

--The symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, which affect 8 million people per year.

--The surprising connection between hormones and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. And how Liver Congestion, Thyroid issues, Diabetes, and Kidney Disease influence Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

--Why Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, and Iodine can make a difference for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome patients when the surgery made no change in their symptoms.

--How Dr. Prather finds most of his patients diagnosed by other doctors with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome actually DON'T have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but issues such as Palmaris Longis Syndrome or even a pinched neck.

--Why Dr. Prather says appropriate diagnostic steps are so important to correctly diagnose Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but that too many doctors are skipping those for just an Electrodiagnostic test that can lead to a misdiagnosis.

--The reason why Dr. Prather believes only 10% of the Carpal Tunnel surgeries are necessary.

--How a combination of Chiropractic adjustments, Acupuncture, Physical Rehabilitation, and Nutritional support are used at The Prather Practice to help Carpal Tunnel patients.

--Why Auriculotherapy (electro-stimulation of points on the ears) is necessary for anyone who has had Carpal Tunnel pain for over six months.

--How the wrist needs to be strengthened through proper Physical Rehabilitation exercises to get back full function. And how a bucket of rice is a great exercise tool to strengthen wrists!

--The "nerve flossing" exercise that is "one of the best things" that can be done for Carpal Tunnel pain. And the value of wrist bracing during the night to keep the wrist in a neutral position.


They cause 1 million ER visits per year. 10% of all men and 3% of all women suffer from kidney stones. In this episode, you'll find out:

--The cause of kidney stones, including the role of dehydration, obesity, fiber in diet, and what kind of salt you use. Plus, how Cancer survivors and Osteoporosis patients are more likely to get them.

--The Body Composition Analysis that determines the water concentration in your body (and how it shows about 50% of people are dehydrated). Plus, how painful feet when you wake up in the morning is an indication of dehydration. And why being dehydrated actually changes the chemistry of the body.

--How hormones determine your mineral balance. And why reducing Calcium intake is NOT effective in preventing kidney srones.

--Why Cadmium levels are a crucial key for those with chronic kidney stones.

--The role of table salt and high fructose corn syrup in kidney stone development. And how almost everyone with bariatric surgery gets kidney stones because of the pH changes in the body.

--The Structure/Function Health Care approach to treating kidney stones. And the surprising connection between Coca-Cola soda fountains in old-time drug stores and the treatment of kidney stones!

--The homeopathic formula that brings "almost immediate relief" from kidney pain. And how lemon juice can help change the pH of urine and prevent kidney stones.

--The foods you should AVOID when you have kidney stones (including a long list of HEALTHY stuff!). And the foods you SHOULD be eating to help eliminate kidney stones.

--The long-term damage that can come from kidney stones (including high blood pressure).

--How even children can get kidney stones.



'Tis the season to be jolly! But it's also the season where we feel the additional stress of holiday obligations. Dr. Prather says there are ways we can help manage this stress and remain healthy through the holidays. In this episode, learn:

--What stress does to our health and our immune system.

--Why Dr. Prather says that stress is "the number one reason people die earlier". And how stress causes "every single organ in the body to work improperly".

--The 80-20 balance we need between a "rest and digest" mode (parasympathetic nervous system) and the 'fight or flight" mode (sympathetic nervous system) to have a healthy nervous system.

--The importance of proper diaphragmatic breathing to manage stress and change your nervous system. And why people make fun of Dr. Prather for breathing so loud! :-)

--How deeply you breathe is the BIGGEST indicator of how long you live (and can also keep you younger).

--Why massage is an important part of your health regimen for managing stress.

--The direct effect on the nervous system that chiropractic adjustments have on the body.

--How Acupuncture "immediately changes the hormones of the body" and increases the body's own natural opiate production. Plus, how Acupuncture removes the cravings of those dealing with opiate addiction.

--The powerful Auriculotherapy treatment that works on ear acupuncture points to change your brain waves and helps with anxiety, depression, addiction, and other psychological disturbances. And why Dr. Prather calls this "the most proven therapy in the world".

--Why exercise helps give a physical release to the body's "fight or flight" reaction to stress. And the negative impact sugar has on a person's stress levels.


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