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Pain is a communication from our body to our brain telling it that something is not right. But there are different theories among scientists about pain. In this episode, you'll discover:

--There are those who cannot feel pain, which is actually a very dangerous condition as pain is an important part of our survival.

--How our emotional state affects our pain perception.

--The Bradley method of childbirth that makes a big difference in the pain level during labor.

--Why it is so hard to study pain from a scientific and ethical perspective.

--The influences that play a part in pain perception. And how a Doctor's lack of understanding causes a patient's pain to increase.

--The Energy Flow Theory and The Pain Threshold Theory of Pain that The Prather Practice utilizes in treating patients.

--The five pathways of energy in the body and how pain is caused when any one of those pathways becomes blocked.

--How Dr. Prather treats the pain pattern in the brain that can sometimes remain even after the pain is gone. (And how opiates contribute to this problem and make a patient's pain WORSE.)

--The Auriculotherapy treatment for pain that Dr. Prather describes as "the keyboard to the brain" and "THE most proven therapy in the world".

--The P-Stim therapy at The Prather Practice (worn on the ear for four days at a time) that gives amazing results for patients with conditions such as Arthritis, Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Migraines, Sciatica, Depression, Addiction, Smoking Cessation, Fibromyalgia, and Shingles.




Deaths related to pharmaceutical pain killers are on the rise. But Dr. Prather says there are safer, more effective, and natural alternatives to pain relief through Structure/Function Health Care. In this episode, find out:

--The shocking statistics about how many Americans are dealing with pain.

--The mistake made in 1999 when the increased use of pharmaceutical pain killers was encouraged...with results that are a "complete disaster".

--Why Dr. Prather says opiates are good for short-term pain, but "absolutely a complete disaster" for chronic pain.

--How pharmaceutical opiates leave you in a "worse pain situation than when you started" by damaging your body's own pain management ability.

--That there are 238 million pain prescriptions written every year in the United States, with the U.S. consuming 80% of all world pain medication (yet with less than 5% of the world's population).

--How Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Auriculotherapy, Massage, and Nutritional remedies have been shown in the short-term to be "as effective as opiates" for pain relief without any of the side effects, but MUCH more effective than opiates in the long-term as they help the body's own ability to fight pain.

--Why Dr. Prather says a combination of treatments in his office has been proven far more effective than relying on just one type of therapy.

--Why Dr. Prather calls the P-Stim treatment in his office "the future of pain care" as it deals with the impact of pain upon the brain.

--That Dr. Prather says the only solution to the opiate problem is to move to where 80% of our health care is from the Structure/Function model (as opposed to the Disease Care model).

--How Dr. Prather helps eliminate all drug withdrawal symptoms for those addicted to opiate pain killers.




Most weight loss programs and diets fail. The Prather Practice has a proven weight loss plan to help you reach your goals. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The health risks associated with obesity, including the top two killers of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

--Why Body Mass Index (BMI) is not an accurate measurement. And the Body Composition Analysis that will give you an accurate (within 2%) measurement of your body fat percentage.

--The role of Vitamin D in your weight and how you'll automatically lose weight if your body has the correct Vitamin D level.

--That 95% of the people who diet end up heavier in five years than if they hadn't dieted at all. And why your fat percentage is more important than your weight.

--The DTS Weight Loss Initiative (Dedicate, Transform, and Succeed) at The Prather Practice and how it differs from other programs by being a medically-supervised program.

--How The DTS Weight Loss Initiative helps you to make a long-lasting lifestyle change.

--The different options available at DTS Weight Loss that are customized to your needs, from trimming that last five pounds to completely transforming your body.

--The HCG Diet that burns fat rapidly by mimicking hormones produced by pregnant women. And how it "resets" your hypothalamus to your body's new normal weight.

--The 7-day meal plans tailored to your tastes and cooking ability by our Nutritionist.

--The many kinds of body measurements taken throughout the DTS Weight Loss initiative to track your results, including your "phase angle" which measures the health and life of your cells.




Lyme Disease is the #1 reported vector-borne disease and the #6 reported disease in America right now. But Dr. Prather says many patients think they have it when they actually do not. In this episode, discover:

--How the test for Lyme Disease is only 70% accurate and can often lead to a misdiagnosis.

--Why you should be careful with tests for Lyme Disease that are not approved by the Centers for Disease Control.

--The "detective work and investigation" that Dr. Prather says is a part of diagnosing every health situation.

--How the most common tick-borne illness Dr. Prather sees in Indiana is not Lyme Disease, but Rickettsia ("Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever"). And how almost all of Dr. Prather's Lyme Disease patients are from the East Coast or from Minnesota.

--The story of four friends who all became ill and the only one who survived was the one who was treated by Dr. Prather.

--What you should do after you or a loved one has been bitten by a tick. And why an antibiotic after a tick bite could make the situation WORSE.

--The signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease. And the different forms of Lyme Disease that have different symptomatology and different treatments.

--How the Structure-Function Health Care approach taken by The Prather Practice focus on helping your body to fight the infection, while the Disease Care approach to fighting the infection can actually weaken the patient's immune system.

 --That we are now living in a "post-antibiotic age". And why Structure-Function Health Care is more necessary than ever because of this.

--How only 20% of antibiotics prescribed are actually necessary.  And how adding the appropriate nutrients can make an antibiotic four times more effective.






June is Scleroderma Awareness Month. 80% of those who have Scleroderma aren't even aware they have it. In this episode, we talk about:

--That Scleroderma is a hardening of skin and connective tissue. And the different types of Scleroderma.

--How Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that can actually be fatal if it impacts the heart, lungs, and kidneys.

--Why Dr. Prather says this is an under-diagnosed disease that is "tricky" to diagnose. And why a "post-surgical failure" is a common cause of Scleroderma.

--The role hormones play in Scleroderma and how women are more likely to suffer from it.

--Why surgery and opioids make Scleroderma WORSE. And how Dr. Prather looks at the scar from surgery to help determine if a patient has Scleroderma.

--That Acupuncture is well-documented to be "absolutely wonderful" in treating Scleroderma. And the specialized, gentle Chiropractic adjustments necessary for Scleroderma patients.

--What a Hair Analysis can reveal for a Scleroderma patient. Plus, the role of gut health in Scleroderma.

--Why Structure-Function Health Care is the kind of care "every person with Scleroderma" should pursue as the best approach.

--The supplement that has been shown to extend the lives of the most severe Scleroderma patients.

--How most people actually have weakened immune systems. And what The Prather Practice does to help patients rebuild their immune systems.




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.




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