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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.




The FDA just released new guidelines for pain care which--for the first time--emphasize chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical therapy over dangerous drugs. In this episode, learn:

--How "the worst drug crisis in American history" has been created by the pharmaceutical industry, which pressured government to bury recommendations for non-drug options to be the first line of care in treating pain.

--The difference between the Obama Administration approach to FDA pain guidelines and the new Trump Administration's revisions to those guidelines. And the new skepticism in the Trump Administration towards the pharmaceutical industry.

--Why the push to prescribe more opiate drugs occurred in the early 1990's and how that led to one opioid prescription being written for every man, woman, and child in the U.S. today.

--Why Dr. Prather says opioids do NOT decrease pain, but actually INCREASE pain by destroying the body's natural ability to fight pain. Plus, how the very best programs for opiate addiction have less than a 10% success rate.

--The difference between pharmaceutical-based "symptom" care and the Structure-Function approach that focuses on the underlying cause. And the research that shows non-addictive, Structure-Function care to be as effective or more effective (even in the short-term) than medications.

--How the experts recommend that 80% of all health care be from the Structure-Function model and 20% of all care be from the Disease Care model. And how this balance would solve our health care crisis.

--The Auriculotherapy treatment most people have not heard of, but is "extremely effective" in treating neurological pain and in treating addictions. And why Dr. Prather says it is one of the most effective treatments and a "huge answer" for those with opioid addiction.

--Why Dr. Prather says the key to targeting pain is often through targeting the underlying inflammation.

--The importance of rehab and corrective exercises so that a patient can make sure they don't re-create the problem.

--The steps Dr. Prather thinks are necessary to change course on our opioid addiction crisis. (Including what Dr. Prather thinks about prescription drug advertising on television.)




Dr. Prather says, "If you want to be healthy, you have to have proper posture. Otherwise health is impossible." In this episode, discover:

--The definition of proper posture and alignment. Do you pass this test?

--Why Dr. Prather says it is "surprisingly uncommon to find someone with proper posture". And how most patients aren't even aware of their poor posture.

--How good posture keeps you YOUNGER and slows down the aging process. And how poor posture can cause neurological, emotional, cardiovascular, lung, kidney, digestive, and pain problems.

--That keeping your body too rigid and straight all the time is actually not a good thing.

--Why Dr. Prather says "injuries just don't happen, but are built up over years." 

--How 80% of people tested show one leg shorter than the other due to postural issues, even though only about 1% of people have an actual difference in the length of their legs.

--The importance of the Atlas (the top vertebrae) in controlling the posture of your entire body and in determining your overall health. And the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment that is Dr. Prather's specialty.

--Why Dr. Prather says the "most important thing" in getting someone healthy is always in adjusting their Atlas. And how he says it also makes "the quickest difference" in a patient's health.

--The corrective exercises (such as the "chin tuck" and "wall angels") to help keep good posture in place.

--How The Prather Practice always starts with deep breathing for their rehab patients as the basis for their posture.




Detoxification is an important daily part of our body's function. But the vast majority of people need some additional type of detoxification to feel their best. In this episode, you'll learn:

--The major systems in our body responsible for detoxification (skin, lungs, liver, bowels, spleen, and kidneys).

--Why you automatically become toxic if you are dehydrated.

--How toxicity leads to fat accumulation and why detoxification is a key part of weight loss. (Plus, the number of bowel movements you should have daily in order to prevent toxicity and lose weight,)

--How your chances of surviving Cancer increase if you can keep your liver cleansed. And how detoxification is extremely important for Cancer prevention, Cancer treatment, and helping to stop Cancer from coming back.

--Why you can harm yourself doing a detox, and why Dr. Prather strongly advises having a doctor's guidance through a detox program.

--The lab tests you need to see how toxic you are,

--Why Dr. Prather prefers gentle detoxifications instead of aggressive detox programs that stress the body.

--That 80% of all autoimmune disease comes from the bowels. And how toxins are ALWAYS a crucial part in battling autoimmune disease.

--Why you actually need to be healthy in order to fast.

--How a 5-day food rotation diet takes stress off of the body and helps to eliminate toxins. (And why Dr. Prather calls it a "major secret to health and longevity".)




90% of all anxiety drugs in the world are consumed by Americans. While prescription drugs have their place, our health care system has overused prescription drugs when there are drug-free alternatives. In this episode, we talk about:

--Why you should see a Structure-Function doctor FIRST before seeking Disease Care (and the difference between the two types of care).

--When the stress response becomes unhealthy ("DIStress") causing damage to your endocrine system, a fried nervous system, and harmful changes in the body.

--How we can feel emotionally paralyzed (not being able to move forward or backward) and why it is called the "reptilian brain" response.  

--How too much Copper in your body can lead to an over-excited nervous system and over-excited endocrine system, leading to an improper stress response.

--That Calcium-Magnesium imbalance, high Mercury, and high Lead all throw off proper stress response. And why having the appropriate lab tests is so important to determine these things.

--Why Dr. Prather says 80% of the patients he sees are in the wrong "Fight-Flight" Sympathetic System mode where they have a "broken down endocrine system". 

--How to rebuild the nervous system, rebuild the endocrine system, and boost the body's immune system to battle anxiety through Functional Care. And the different products available (80,000!) that Dr. Prather uses to help renew and rejuvenate the body, including Nutritionals, Herbals, Flower Remedies, Homeopathics, Glandulars, and Mineral Balancing products.

--The Structural Care options to treat Anxiety, such as Chiropractic and Acupuncture. Plus, how Auriculotherapy and Brain Core Therapy help relieve Anxiety.

--Why Dr. Prather calls it one of his "secrets to success" to combine Functional and Structural Care to achieve better patient outcomes.

--How TMJ in your jaw involves a nerve that leads directly to your brain's emotional system. Plus, the role toxicity in your body plays in Anxiety and how Diathermy helps the body to detox.





Since the Prathers are grandparents for the first time with a three-month old grandson, they thought this would be a great time for a show on infant health care! In this episode, find out:


--Why Structure-Function Health Care during an infant's formative years can benefit their long-term health. And why Dr. Prather says this type of care is where children should be instead of Disease Care.


--That children who have 6 or more antibiotics before the age of 5 are 6 times more likely to develop learning disabilities. And why Dr. Prather says children should be kept away from pharmaceuticals (even over-the-counter ones).


--How babies "love" the gentle, non-force Chiropractic adjustments in Dr. Prather's office. And why Dr. Prather says it is the safest form of health care based on insurance premiums of health care providers.


--That Colic (which affects 40% of babies) comes from the gut, where infants have "exquisite sensitivity". And how Dr. Prather uses probiotics, herbals, and Homeopathics to give babies relief when medical options have little to offer.


--How a baby's gut health impacts their I.Q., the strength of their immune system, and even their tendency to get ear infections. And why Dr. Prather says there is a connection between ADD/ADHD and gut health.


--How Dr. Prather helps Otitis Media (Ear Infections) through Chiropractic adjustments, Diathermy, and Homeopathy. And why recommendations of removal of Adenoids and Tonsils are often unnecessary after Dr. Prather's natural approach.


--Why breastfeeding is the best way to maintain the health of a baby, with 60% fewer health problems in breastfed babies.  


--The diagnostics necessary for young children, including a stool kit every six months up until the age of six. And why Dr. Prather says this will result in an allergy-free child that doesn't get sick.


--Why an annual Hair Analysis can help prevent Heavy Metal Toxicity in children, who are far more sensitive to such toxicities compared to adults. And how Centers for Disease Control studies show 40% of children suffer from Heavy Metal Toxicity.


--How Chiropractic adjustments on a child's nervous system can even impact their behavior so that the adjustments make recommended medications like Ritalin unnecessary.






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.




Free radicals break down the body and is the essence of the aging process. It's an important process to understand for staying youthful and living a healthy life. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The definition of free radical pathology (and Dr. Prather's memorable rusty gate and rotting fruit analogies).

--How wrinkles, moles, and liver spots on the skin are caused by free radicals. And how understanding free radicals could be like unlocking the fountain of youth.

--The diseases associated with free radical pathology: Aging, Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Autoimmune Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and Hearing Loss.

--How free radicals cause body odor. The amazing story of an abused boy whose went through such trauma that he smelled terrible and was deemed untrainable. And his dramatic improvement after Dr. Prather started him on anti-oxidants.

--How high cholesterol can be corrected by dealing with the free radical pathology.

--Why Dr. Prather gets frustrated when reading research about free radicals and his critique on the typical research approach of treating everyone the same.

--How 80% of free radical pathology comes from the gut.

--The role of hair analysis in determining your mineral levels, which can cause free radical problems. And the individualized approach Dr. Prather takes with his patients to determine the antioxidants each patient needs.

--How plants have to fight free radicals and how that impacts our health when we eat it. (Why fresh fruit locally-grown is important for your health.)

--Why too little and too much exercise can cause free radical pathology. How strokes are a direct result of free radical pathology.





About 48 million people get food borne illness every year in the U.S., which may even be underestimated. In this episode, we talk about:

--That 128,000 people are hospitalized every year and 3,000 die every year in America from food borne illness. And how IV's have reduced the death rate from this type of illness.

--How symptoms of food borne illness can appear as much as two weeks after ingesting the problematic food.

--The Oxygen drops product carried by The Prather Practice and used by the U.S. Military for quick relief of food poisoning, which Dr. Prather suggests everyone keep in their medicine cabinet.

--When someone should go to the hospital with their food poisoning symptoms. And how Guillain-Barre Syndrome can be caused by food poisoning.

--The activated charcoal and clay products that absorb toxins and can damage parasites.

--Why Dr. Prather orders cooked foods at restaurants and avoids uncooked foods like salads when he eats out. And why Dr. Prather calls Pork and Chicken "dirty meats" that should always be fully cooked, but says the inside of Beef can be rare without causing too much difficulty.

--The 3 things Dr. Prather recommends for people who have food borne illness.

--The diagnostic test everyone should have at least once a year to determine the health of your gut flora. And why Dr. Prather says "your health comes from your gut", which is 80% of your immune system.

--How food borne illnesses can be long-lasting and turn into a chronic problem including: Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, emotional issues, and even miscarriages.  

--The connection between hand washing and the "Happy Birthday" song that Dr. Prather's Mom taught to her grandchildren. And the surfactant products Dr. Prather recommends for washing vegetables.



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).




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