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Very few of us receive the nutrition that we need from our diet, making proper supplementation a vital part of our health. 68% of all Americans take supplements on a regular basis. In this episode, discover:

--The 4 different categories of supplements.

--Why Dr. Prather does NOT recommend multivitamins for most patients.

--The safety of supplements and why you need lab tests before taking any supplement. (And the shocking number of deaths per year from PROPERLY prescribed pharmaceuticals.)

--How the Structure/Function Health Care model practiced by The Prather Practice, by the FDA's own definition, truly does no harm.

--Why Dr. Prather says America has "the best Disease Care in the entire world", but "one of the worst Health Care models in the entire world".

--How "we could solve the health care crisis in America", improve patient outcomes, and reduce health care costs.

--What the first line of patient care should be for pain management. (Hint: It's not opioids.)

--The approach taken by The Prather Practice to determine exactly what supplementation a patient needs. And why Dr. Prather considers supplementation as "a very critical part" of his practice.

--How 97% of all Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease cases are AVOIDABLE.

--Why the nutritional quality of our food has deteriorated, making it "impossible to be healthy" from the food we eat.



Last week, we began a two-part series on Vitamins and talked about Fat Soluble Vitamins. This week, we focus on Water Soluble Vitamins (like Vitamins B and C). In this episode, find out:

--How water soluble vitamins are needed on a daily basis, while fat soluble vitamins are stored by the body.

--Why Dr. Prather "guarantees" that everyone on a pharmaceutical needs additional nutritional supplementation.

--That Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) can help with Asperger's, Autism, Heart Disease, and digestion. And why those who drink too much will "automatically have a Thiamine deficiency", but Thiamine can actually help alcoholics to stop drinking.

--How 28 million Americans have a Vitamin B-2 (Riboflavin) deficiency, which causes cracks around the corners of your mouth, inflamed tongue, eye redness, vision problems, skin problems, and nerve problems such as neuropathy. And why Riboflavin is "very, very important" for pregnant Moms, Diabetics, and migraine headache patients.

--Why Vitamin B-3 (Niacin) is important for good cholesterol, memory, cognitive function, mood, and red blood cell formation. But Dr. Prather also says "you have to be careful with Niacin" and not take too much of it.

--That "organ meats are better for you than regular meats", being lower in fat and more concentrated in vitamins and minerals.

--That Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) is considered the "anti-stress and anti-anxiety" vitamin that is good for depression, hair loss, and acne. And how Dr. Prather has used this supplement to get patients off of their anti-anxiety prescriptions.

--Why Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) is important for ankle swelling, learning disabilities, dandruff, PMS, and cracking of the lips and tongue.

--How Folic Acid is "the most common vitamin deficiency", resulting in birth defects, depression, irritability, weight loss, and anorexia. Plus, how Vitamin B-12 must be balanced in conjunction with Folic Acid for both of them to work correctly in your body.

--That bleeding of the gums is a sign of Vitamin C deficiency, while diarrhea is a sign that you are taking too much Vitamin C. And that Vitamin C can help with easy bruising and bed sores.



Vitamins are the organic substances which are necessary for our health and well-being. We begin a two-part series to talk about Fat Soluble Vitamins this week and Water Soluble Vitamins next week. In this episode, you'll learn:

--That 50% of the population is taking vitamins and only 20% of the population eats a diet that gives them the necessary nutrition.

--Why Dr. Prather doesn't just recommend a single vitamin or supplement to everyone with the same condition, but individualizes his recommendations based on each patient's needs and what the lab tests show.

--That 90% of all cancers are caused by lifestyle, with 60% of all cancers being caused by nutritional deficiencies.

--How vitamins can be toxic to our bodies if we take too much of something. And why Vitamins A, D, E, and K are the ones that you need to be careful of over-consuming.

--Why chronic bladder infections often are linked to low Vitamin A. And the signs of Vitamin A deficiency that can be seen in skin, hair, and nails.

--That Vitamin D is not just a vitamin, but also plays a role in hormonal regulation. And why low cholesterol is linked to low Vitamin D.

--Why Dr. Prather calls Cod Liver Oil pills a "perfect combination of all the fat soluble vitamins".

--How every pharmaceutical will deplete the necessary vitamins and minerals from your body, leaving you with even greater nutritional requirements.

--The connection between low Vitamin E and Diabetes, Anemia, and Infertility.

--Why bloody noses and easy bruising might indicate a Vitamin K deficiency. Plus, how Vitamin K can help with menstrual cramps.



1-in-3 people will get Shingles. And the older you are, the more likely you are to get it. In this episode, we talk about:

--That Shingles is on the rise since around 1994, but it's not certain as to why.

--How the exact same virus which causes Chicken Pox also causes Shingles. And how the pattern of Shingles follows along the pathways of the nervous system.

--Why Dr. Prather calls Shingles an "opportunistic" virus caused by a lowered immune system from illness, stress, and even prescription medicines (such as cholesterol drugs and antibiotics).

--The symptoms of Shingles, including pain that is usually confined to one side of the body. And how Shingles can be dangerous enough to cause death, blindness, or hearing loss.

--Why you can't get Shingles from someone, but you can get the Shingles virus from someone.

--How Shingles can be prevented. Plus, the effectiveness of the Shingles vaccine.

--The natural treatments for Shingles used at The Prather Practice, including certain herbals, vitamins, and minerals that boost the patient's immune system.

--How Homeopathy and Chiropractic adjustments can help with Shingles. And the amazing story of how a Colorado hospital started using a homeopathic spray formula to relieve Shingles because Dr. Prather sent it to the daughter of a patient.

--Why keeping your body alkaline will decrease your likelihood of getting Shingles. And why Dr. Prather calls red laser acupuncture one of their "secrets" to effectively treating Shingles.

--The foods you should avoid to prevent Shingles, including chocolate and carbonated beverages. And the foods you SHOULD eat to help with Shingles.



Most have never heard of this gentle adjustment of the top vertebrae, but Dr. Prather calls it "the most important thing you can do for your health". And 4-out-of-5 people need it. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How Dr. Prather is the only board-certified Atlas Orthogonist in the state of Indiana. And why the top chiropractors say the Atlas is the most important adjustment to make in the body as well as the most difficult adjustment to make.

--That the top vertebrae (also known as the Atlas) weighs only 2 ounces but supports the weight of the entire human head (which weighs between 15 and 30 pounds).

--How the entire nervous system goes through the Atlas, which tells the rest of the body what to do. And how this treatment formed the basis of Dr. Prather's entire practice.

--The personal health benefit that Dr. Prather received from this adjustment in his battle with Graves' Disease as a young man, which inspired him to become an Atlas Orthogonist.

--Why the Atlas Orthogonal adjustment is a gentle, non-force technique without any of the "popping and cracking" many associate with chiropractic techniques.

--Why the Atlas Orthogonal technique is extremely safe.

--The reason Dr. Prather says using an instrument to adjust (as with the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment) is more effective than if he used his hands to adjust.

--Why everyone (including babies) should be checked for this adjustment on an annual basis.

--How birth trauma can cause babies to have their Atlas out of position.

--The symptoms you might see as a result of your Atlas needing this adjustment. Plus, why the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment has a huge effect on Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, ALS, and concussion trauma, severe headaches.



75% of smokers actually want to quit. Dr. Prather says an individualized approach to treatment is important as there are different causes and triggers to each person's addiction. In this episode, find out:

--How only 2% of the modern cigarette is tobacco, while most of the cigarette is CARDBOARD soaked in 70,000 chemicals! Plus, the change that occurs in your brain when you become addicted to cigarettes.

--How Dr. Prather calls Acupuncture "miraculous" in helping to eliminate the shakes and anxiety in those who are quitting smoking.

--That Auriculotherapy (microcurrent stimulation of points on the ear) helps change the brain waves that are associated with any addiction.

--Why Dr. Prather says that CELERY helps with the oral fixation of smoking and the need to do something with your hands.

--How those ALLERGIC to cigarette smoke become addicted to smoking. Plus, how Homeopathy helps those with a craving due to the allergic reaction to cigarette smoke.

--The importance of detoxifying the body of the harmful toxins from cigarettes as you are in the process of quitting.

--How cigarette smoking can trigger low back pain and herniated discs due to the nutritional deficiencies that come with smoking (such as Vitamin B and Vitamin C deficiencies).

--How your body can reverse the damage from years of smoking and why it is NEVER too late to quit to benefit your health.

--That second-hand smoke produces 60-70% of the harm compared to smoking the cigarette yourself. And how children have three times the chance of developing asthma if their parents are smokers.

--Why natural cigarettes made from real tobacco can be a helpful step as someone stops smoking the cigarettes filled with cardboard and chemicals.




6 million Americans suffer from Congestive Heart Failure, which is the #1 reason for hospitalization for those over 65. More people are coming down with Congestive Heart Failure than ever before, costing us $100 billion a year. In this episode, learn:

--The causes and risk factors of Congestive Heart Failure.

--Signs and symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure.

--Why Dr, Prather considers Congestive Heart Failure a disease of rich nations and a lifestyle disease that is "completely unnecessary".

--How certain pharmaceuticals--like cholesterol drugs--can actually kick off Congestive Heart Failure.

--Why disease care can slow down Congestive Heart Failure, but never reverse it. (And why you need Structure/Function health care to reverse Congestive Heart Failure.)

--How Dr. Prather approaches Congestive Heart Failure in his patients.

--Why Dr. Prather says the heart is the "most easily fixed organ in the body with the highest capacity of regenerating itself".

--The machine Dr. Prather uses to help his patients achieve the benefits of aerobic exercise...without the patients actually having to exercise.

--Why patients can have hope to reverse their Congestive Heart Failure even though there aren't any good medical options available.

--The preventive measures to avoid Congestive Heart Failure, and the tests you should have done to diagnose heart health.





Fiber isn't something most would describe as "sweet". But Dr. Prather explains that fiber can have many sweet benefits for our health. In this episode, we talk about:

--How the modern diet has replaced fiber with sugar, resulting in "untold consequences to our health and well-being".

--The experiment a college professor of Dr. Prather's conducted by adding fiber to the diets of the hogs on his farm.

--Why Dr. Prather calls fiber "a magic and missing" ingredient in someone's diet if you want to change their health.

--The amount of fiber Dr. Prather recommends for daily intake (and why he disagrees with the official recommendation amount).

--Which sweeteners Dr. Prather recommends instead of the highly-processed sweeteners that are dangerous to our health.

--How our fiber-sugar ratio is the "quickest, easiest" way to reduce obesity levels.

--Why a digestive system with proper bacteria from fiber can reduce the fat produced by our body by 50%!

--The multitude of health benefits just from increasing your fiber intake. How fiber can help with Type II Diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.

--The good sources of fiber Dr. Prather recommends (including the kind of bread Dr. Prather buys from Europe).

--Why supplementation of fiber is necessary since it is difficult in modern America to get the fiber intake we need. And how Dr. Prather has found "no one" with proper fiber intake based on the G.I. Effects stool kit.




The liver is the workhorse of the body, which supports every other organ and function of the body. You'll learn:

--How the liver has 500 different chemical functions in the body (impacting your immune system, your blood pressure, your hormones, your digestive system, and type II diabetes).

--Why a sick liver is a major reason for high cholesterol (and why cholesterol medicines can make your liver even more unhealthy).

--How a properly-functioning liver can help women with hot flashes, PMS, and low libido.

--Why Dr. Prather says close to 100% of patients need extra support for their liver.

--How pharmaceuticals (and the chemicals in the foods we eat) damage and add stress to your liver.

--The connection between fatigue, sluggishness, nausea and a congested liver.

--The emotion that the Talmud connects to the liver, and the behavioral changes Dr. Prather sees as a patient's liver becomes healthier.

--The reason why liver detoxification programs usually cause more harm than good, and the more gentle approach Dr. Prather uses for his patients.

--How constipation can produce chemicals that cause cancer and heart disease (and how a healthy liver eliminates constipation).

--Why everyone with a thyroid problem always has an issue with their liver.

--What every cancer patient should know: How a healthy liver can help fight cancer.




High blood pressure is a contributor to cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, and kidney disease. But 95% of those with hypertension have no symptoms and have no idea of the danger they are facing. In this episode, discover:

--What range is considered to be high blood pressure. And which of the numbers (systolic or diastolic) is considered the most important.

--Why high blood pressure kills people and how many deaths per day are attributed to hypertension.

--How high blood pressure statistics differ based on sex and race. Plus, the risk factors for high blood pressure.

--The different kinds of high blood pressure and the treatments for hypertension.

--The problems with medical treatment of high blood pressure, such as the kidneys being worn out by the prescription drugs.

--How 70% of the contribution of hypertension comes from the kidneys. And why the Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR) is a key number to be aware of for hypertension patients.

--How a chiropractic adjustment of the Atlas (the first vertebrae) has been shown to have a greater effect on balancing blood pressure than medication.

--Why acupuncture can oftentimes get someone's high blood pressure down immediately. And which herbals have been shown extremely effective for hypertension by strengthening the kidneys without the negative effects of pharmaceuticals.

--The 40 different Homeopathic options for helping high blood pressure that can be tested and individualized for each patient.

--The "very strong correlation" between vitamins, minerals, and hypertension.




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