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Most doctors say there is nothing that can be done about Fibromyalgia, making it a very frustrating for patients. But Dr. Prather has a different message. In this episode, you'll learn:

--That Fibromyalgia is misdiagnosed a tremendous amount, both telling patients they have Fibromyalgia (when they don't) and telling patients that they don't have Fibromyalgia (when they do).

--How Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease of the lymphatic system, where a pathogen or toxin has hit the Lymph system.

--How to diagnose Fibromyalgia by "POKING" the patient. And why it is an easy diagnosis for Dr. Prather to make as a Chiropractor, when Medical Doctors have more difficulty.

--How proper diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is critical, especially finding which one of the "thousands" of different possible underlying causes behind it. And the 3 types of diagnostic tests you need to determine that root cause.

--How Dr. Prather says he finds that the root cause of Fibromyalgia is in the gut for the majority of cases.

--Why Chiropractic care to get the nervous system working properly is important for Fibromyalgia patients and can produce "dramatic" results from just getting the body in proper position.

--How Acupuncture (even non-needle options!) benefits Fibromyalgia patients through reduced inflammation and decreased pain levels.

--Why Dr. Prather says Diathermy is one of his favorite ways of getting the Lymphatic system flowing so that the pain "is just gone " after the treatment.

--How Dr. Prather uses Homeopathy to boost the body's immune response to specific infections that cause Fibromyalgia. And why he says that treating Fibromyalgia without Homeopathy is a "disservice" to patients.

--How diet impacts Fibromyalgia patients and why figuring out which foods you are allergic to is important.



It's hard to diagnose tick-borne disease, frustrating both patients and doctors as it mimics other diseases. In this episode, you'll discover:

--Why doctors often roll their eyes when they hear the term Lyme Disease and the controversy over testing for it.

--The astonishing number of tickborne infections that are quickly mutating with new ones that are being discovered every day.

--How tickborne disease can lead to an autoimmune disease. And how Lupus patients are often misdiagnosed when they really have an infection.

--How immune-suppressing drugs are often given that make the problem MUCH worse.

--That Rickettsia infection is far more common in Indiana than Lyme Disease and that they have to be treated differently. And how most patients who say that they have Lyme Disease actually have something else.

--Why dog owners are at a higher risk for such diseases. And why you should not allow your dog to sleep on your bed.

--How Homeopathy can make a huge difference for patients who have exhausted every antibiotic known to man.

--How getting the gut working properly is the key to rebuilding a person's immune system.

--Why Dr. Prather says no one is better at determining how to battle an infection than the body itself...IF it's given the opportunity to do so.

--Why thorough blood tests and a G.I. Effects stool kit are important to effectively battle these kinds of diseases.



80% of our immune system is in the gut. The gut is "the #1 determinant" to a person's health, but is even more important for children. In this episode, find out:

--That there are more cells in your gut that are "not you" than are "you" (meaning they match your DNA.). And if you didn't have these creatures inside of you, you'd die.

--The "revolutionary" findings coming out from the National Institutes of Health research on the gut that will change how our health care system treats diseases.

--How every child should be checked for gut health, but especially children with learning disabilities, tummy problems, allergies, eczema, ADD, ADHD, autoimmune issues, and ear infections.

--Why it is a "disaster waiting to happen" if a child has had six or more antibiotic treatments while under the age of 5.

--How a child is more susceptible than an adult for gut problems to impact their brain.

--How ear infections are related to gut health.

--Why all autoimmune diseases are a result of a failed immune system. And why the standard medical approach of destroying the immune system for autoimmune disease is wrong and contradicts science.

--Why gluten leads to a "leaky gut". And why people today are having more problems with gluten.

--What a G.I. Effects Stool Kit will reveal about your health. And how Dr. Prather rebuilds gut health for patients.

--Why a stool kit is "absolutely essential" for pregnant women as the health of a child will be determined by the Mom's health.



As Dr. Prather says, "If you don't test, you don't know." Proper diagnostics are key to getting to the root cause of your health condition so that the doctor knows which direction to go. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The three tests you should have every single year to find out what's going on in your body.

--The difference in training and focus on bloodwork between Dr. Prather and the average Medical Doctor.

--Why Dr. Prather often notices abnormalities in his patients' bloodwork when a patient's Medical Doctor describes them as "normal".

--The Prather Profile comprehensive blood analysis that covers "every aspect of your health" and is recommended annually for everyone.

--The story of a 12-year-old girl who was struggling in school and having Attention Deficit problems. But after discovering low iron in her blood tests, she had a complete turnaround after just a couple of days of iron supplementation.

--Why an annual blood test can help prevent diseases like cancer and heart disease as those diseases are developing long before they are diagnosed.

--What is included in The Prather Profile Blood Analysis, and how it checks every organ system.

--How too LOW cholesterol can be more dangerous than high cholesterol, and why high cholesterol is "anti-aging". (Plus, why the HDL and LDL ratio is what you should be looking at instead of the overall number.)

--The connection between an improperly-functioning liver and hormonal imbalances. (And how hot flashes in women can be eliminated when the liver is balanced out.)

--How Dr. Prather almost never finds a patient with a correctly-working hormone system. (And how patients can eliminate anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications once the root cause imbalance is dealt with.)



Dr. Prather says that the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Adjustment is the #1 treatment he does in his office to make the biggest change in someone's health. And 80% of us need it. In this episode, we talk about:

--How this treatment changed Dr. Prather's life as a young man when he battled Graves' Disease and thyroid issues.

--That the Atlas (the top vertebra) is the most important Chiropractic adjustment and also the most difficult adjustment to make.

--The two areas of the body Dr. Prather says that MUST be balanced out first in order for someone to achieve better health.

--The IMMEDIATE and dramatic results patients see from the treatment.

--How Dr. Prather is the only board certified Atlas Orthogonist in the state of Indiana and how people come from all over to receive this treatment.

--How the adjustment itself only takes a couple of seconds, but Dr. Prather can sometimes spend an hour analyzing how to set up the precise adjustment.

--Why patients often complain of pain in other areas, such as low back, when they really need their Atlas adjusted. And how the Atlas adjustment is "the key" to holding all other Chiropractic adjustments in the body.

--Why Dr. Prather says this adjustment makes everything else he does in his comprehensive wellness center work better.

--How the control center of every organ center in the body is in the upper cervical spine area.

--Why every patient with Multiple Sclerosis should have an Atlas Orthogonal adjustment.


A proven plan for 60% fewer hospital admissions, 59% fewer hospital stays, 62% fewer outpatient surgeries and procedures, and 85% savings in pharmaceuticals. In this episode, you'll find out:

--How Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois did a seven year experiment of Structure/Function Health Care as the primary health care portal.

--How Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois now boasts the Highest patient satisfaction rate of any HMO group in the nation.

--The satisfaction rate that specialists (such as Cardiologists and Oncologists) gave the Structure-Function model versus the Disease Care model.

--How Structure-Function Health Care gets to the root cause of the problem, while Disease Care focuses on treating symptoms.

--How adverse reactions are reduced by an astounding 80% since Structure/Function Health care causes no harm.

--Why Dr, Prather sees the need for the Structure-Function Health Care Model to better communicate and collaborate and not be so independent.

--Why lab tests and diagnostics are even more important in the Structure-Function Health Care Model.

--Why Dr. Prather says that the underlying problem is that we do not have a complete health care system.

--The proposed role Dr. Prather sees for Health Savings Accounts in his health care reform solution.

--Dr. Prather's prediction of "happy, healthy 120 year-olds" in the very near future.


2.8 million older people are treated in emergency rooms every year due to falls, causing $31 billion in annual medical costs. But there are steps you can take to prevent falls as you age. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How only half of all older people report their fall to anyone and only 25% even tell their doctor about it. And that falls are the most common cause for Traumatic Brain Injury and most people die within two years of hip injuries.

--Why those on blood thinners need to go to their doctor IMMEDIATELY after a fall.

--The conditions that make falls more likely, including Vitamin D or B-12 deficiencies that can cause vertigo. And why Dr. Prather says falls are usually an indication that something is wrong, not "just a fall".

--That Postural Hypotension is when you feel unsteady or dizzy when you stand up. And the symptoms to look for with Postural Hypotension.

--How Aluminum Toxicity from Anti-Perspirants can cause falls, neurological symptoms, and even Osteoporosis. And how Aluminum Toxicity can even be mistaken for Dementia and Alzheimer's.

--How low Adrenals are common among older people. And why Dr. Prather has said to many patients, "If I had adrenal function like you, I'd be falling over too!"

--That 70% of all medications can be a cause of falls. And why your cholesterol-lowering statin drug may contribute to falls.

--Why The Prather Practice is "uniquely positioned" to help their patients avoid falls due to their non-pharmaceutical approach, extensive lab tests, and help with postural issues that lead to falls.

--How TMJ can cause vertigo, inner ear issues, and falls.

--How Kinesthetic awareness (where you are in time and space) is one of the main issues for age-related illness. Plus, how Tai Chi classes at The Prather Practice is one of the most effective means of preventing falls and maintaining youth.



Patient complaints from pain and discomfort can be reduces by 85% if Structure/Function Care is added to the Disease Care treatments for Cancer patients. In this episode, discover:

--The two different health care categories defined by the FDA: Structure/Function Care and Disease Care.

--That "Homeostasis" is the definition of health and the goal of all Structure/Function Care.

--How Structural Care (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage) eliminates pain and discomfort for Cancer patients and helps reduce patient complaints.

--The gentle Chiropractic adjustment techniques Dr. Prather uses that are perfect for patients who have fragile bones or cannot handle much force.

--How Functional Care is associated with proven longevity for Cancer patients by dealing with areas such as Liver Toxicity and Anemia. And why a Functional Medicine doctor like Dr. Prather needs to coordinate with the Oncologist to make sure these treatments interact safely with Cancer treatments.

--Why Diagnostics and Lab Tests (X-Rays, Blood Work, Hair Analysis) are MORE thorough in Structure/Function Care than Disease Care.

--How Dr. Prather's post-graduate education as a D.A.B.C.I. is helpful when it comes to knowing what's going on in the patient.

--Why you probably wouldn't develop Cancer in the first place if your immune system was functioning prooperly. And how boosting the immune system should be a key part of any Cancer patient's health care.

--The Food Rotation Diet recommended by Dr. Prather to Cancer patients to relieve stress on the immune system. And the specialized diets he recommends based on different types of Cancer.

--How Structure/Function Health Care benefits patients who have completed their Cancer treatments.



There isn't any part of your body that doesn't work better as a result of exercise. In this episode, find out:

--How your risk of Cancer, Heart Disease, Dementia, and Alzheimer's are reduced as a result of exercise.

--The percentage of Americans who receive the MINIMAL amount of recommended exercise each week.

--How it's "worthless" to try and teach children if physical activity is not included in their schedule.

--Why New Yorkers have higher fitness levels than the rest of the country.

--The astonishing percentage of those with a gym membership who NEVER use it!

--Why you need to design an exercise program with a set schedule that you can stick with consistently.

--How just walking for 30 minutes a day and doing resistance exercise for 20 minutes twice a week can transform your health.

--The 5 components of exercise that we all need.

--How Dr. Prather can duplicate five years of marathon training for your heart in just seven weeks with External CounterPulsation (ECP) Therapy, which is especially helpful for patients with cardiovascular disease who cannot exercise.

--The biggest indicator of how old you are, and why it's the reason older people fall. (And the best exercise for this.)



This week, the U.S. Surgeon General sent a letter to all health care practitioners asking for their help in combating the growing opiate addiction crisis. In this episode, we talk about:

--The mistake made in the 1990's in our health care system where opioid prescriptions were encouraged based on faulty information. And how that mistake has led to our current crisis of prescription opioid addiction and heroin addiction.

--That opioid prescriptions have increased to a number that would almost give a prescription to every single adult in America.

--The spread of HIV and Hepatitis in Indiana and their link to opiate addiction. And how Indiana and the Midwest are the "epicenter" of the opiate addiction crisis and heroin epidemic.

--Why Dr. Prather says the progress in reducing opiate addiction is "terrible' and "a complete failure" as the opiate prescription rate is INCREASING despite the focus and effort.

-- How ObamaCare has contributed to the prescription opioid addiction crisis by connecting physician compensation with patient reviews.

--Why Chiropractic must be the first line of treatment for pain as a patient must be properly aligned before physical and occupational therapy can be effective.

--How the United States accounts for 80% of all opioid prescriptions in the world.

--That Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Point-Stimulation Therapy, and Auriculotherapy are Structure-Function Health Care options for combating pain that should be the first line of treatment before prescription drugs.

--Why opiates decrease our ability to handle pain on our own and make chronic pain issues WORSE. And how Acupuncture provides both immediate relief and boosts your body's ability over time to fight pain through your own natural opiates.

--How Dr. Prather helps patients to become free from opiate addiction through "amazing" therapies like Auriculotherapy and Point-Stimulation ("P-Stim").



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