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Studies show there is a health bonus from being married--longer life, fewer health issues, and faster recovery. In this episode, you'll learn:

--The percentage health increase that both men and women get from marriage (and which one gets the greatest benefit).

--The health benefits for married men (even positive neurological changes compared to single men).

--How the health benefit for women is more sensitive to the quality of a marriage.

--How to make your marriage work better (and which spouse studies show has a greater impact on the health and happiness of a marriage).

--The funny story that reveals why Dr. Prather is NOT allowed to do laundry. (Men, take notes!)

--The different expectations men and women have in marriage (and the importance of unconditional respect and unconditional love).

--How your underlying health issues can impact your marriage and relationships, including the balance of your hormones and nervous system.

--Why some patients claim their chiropractic adjustments help their relationships.

--The story of a patient who took an herbal supplement that boosted her libido and saved her marriage.

--How your sex life is a good indicator of your health and the health of your marriage.

--Why casual sexual relationships do not have the same health benefits of monogamy.



Heavy Metal Toxicity (such as Lead, Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Aluminum, Beryllium, Cobalt, Copper, Nickel, Iron) can be the root cause of health problems that go undiagnosed by most doctors. In this episode, find out:

--That Heavy Metal Toxicity impacts a higher percentage of children (40% of all children) than adults. And the connection of Heavy Metal Toxicity to Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Immune Compromise, Kidney Damage, and Liver Damage.

--How your well water, proximity to a farm or golf course, or employment in a factory can expose you to Heavy Metal Toxicity.

--How Arsenic can result in abnormal behavior as it changes how you think and your personality. And how Mary Todd Lincoln and Michael Jackson both had issues resulting from Heavy Metal Toxicity.

--That Aluminum Toxicity is common among children with Autism, Asperger's, and Learning Disabilities. And how Dr. Prather sees "a dramatic change" when they get those levels lowered.

--Why each individual dosage of a vaccine can contain different amounts of Heavy Metal Toxicity due to how vaccines are stored.

--How Aluminum is listed as a "non-toxic preservative" by the government, which has increased the amount of Aluminum we ingest. And how deodorants contain high levels of Aluminum, which has been connected to Dementia, Alzheimer's, Osteoporosis, and Arteriosclerosis.

--That high Copper can cause emotional issues, agitation, and hypersensitivity.

--Why Nickel Toxicity is usually associated with dental work. And the weakening of the heart muscle associated with Cobalt (which can come from working in automobile manufacturing).

--The Hair Analysis test you should have every year to determine if you have Heavy Metal Toxicity, and why you MUST make sure you are using a well-qualified lab that uses the latest technology to evaluate you. Plus, why Dr. Prather says the Chelation Challenge Test is inferior to the Hair Analysis Test.

--Why Chelation to remove Heavy Metals from the body is rarely recommended by Dr. Prather. And why Dr. Prather calls Homeopathy "a magic formula" for detoxification of Heavy Metals in a quicker and safer way with no side effects (and a 100% success rate!).

--How high levels of Manganese can produce the same symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.



Infertility affects 10% of all Americans, equally divided between men and women (and is growing worse). But Dr. Prather talks about a natural approach that has a success rate between 80-90%. In this episode, we talk about:

--Why Dr. Prather says the first approach to infertility should be focused on getting healthy before costly medical intervention like In Vitro Fertilization.

--How most of Dr. Prather's infertility success stories already went through all the medical interventions (unsuccessfully) and how damaging to health those infertility treatments can be.

--The diagnostics and lab tests Dr. Prather uses for infertile patients. Plus, why your gut health and your fat percentage are important indicators of your fertility.

--Why the top Infertility clinics are incorporating Acupuncture. And what Dr. Prather says are the two things Acupuncture does to help Infertility patients.

--How Chiropractic adjustments help fertility by balancing a woman's hormones and giving her a more regular menstrual cycle.

--Why the toxins in our environment today make young people more likely to suffer from infertility than previous generations.

--How the Structure-Function approach to Infertility that Dr. Prather uses causes patients to feel so much better in their overall health, while the conventional medical treatments can take a toll on a woman's body.

--The correlation between vitamin and minerals deficiencies to infertility.

--How Homeopathic Medicine helps target specific toxicities in the body that contribute to Infertility. And why Dr. Prather says this is an important treatment for his toughest cases.

--How birth control pills contribute to Infertility.



The HCG Diet is a short-term diet designed to burn fat and shed inches around your belly quickly. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How the HCG Diet is a way to work with your endocrine system to mimic pregnancy hormones that target the burning of fat. And how the HCG Diet boosts Testosterone for men.

--Why you need blood tests prior to doing the HCG Diet. And why you shouldn't be ordering it over the Internet.

--Why Dr. Prather says his focus is on "fat loss", not just weight loss that can include the loss of muscle.

--How the HCG Diet "reprograms the brain" to target the burning of fat instead of muscle. And how the diet targets fat "everywhere" on your body like "a little Pac-Man" eating up the fat.

--How the HCG Diet begins with a three-day "loading" phase of high-fat foods that will prevent you from being hungry as you enter into a low-calorie diet.

--Why a low-calorie diet can actually be damaging as it wIll lead to the loss of organ tissue. And why the medically-supervised HCG Diet is safe as it burns the "non-essential" fat of the body.

--The importance of hydration in the HCG Diet, particularly in helping your body to flush out toxins.

--That the HCG Diet actually reduces your biological age and makes you YOUNGER, normalizing liver enzymes and increasing kidney function.

--Why Dr. Prather says the HCG Diet is "one of the better cures" for Type II Diabetes. And the adjustment made in the program for diabetic patients.

--That you need to be careful with your makeup, your toothpaste, and your deodorant on the HCG Diet. And how coaching is "critical" to making the plan succeed by walking patients through these issues.



It's that time of year when resolutions turn to weight loss. And we have 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 (who used to feed Payton Manning and the Denver Broncos!).

--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.



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.



People get sicker, have more depression, put on weight, and have more injuries in the winter. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How lack of sun in winter impacts our immune system, our mood, our brain function, and our endocrine system.

--Why you live longer if you live in a harsher, northern climate when you're young and live in a warmer, southern climate when you're old.

--Why this is a good time to check your Vitamin D levels. And why you SHOULD NOT just take Vitamin D without getting blood work first (as too much Vitamin D can damage organs in your body).

--Why we gain weight in the winter (between 5 and 10 pounds on average for adults). And why'd we'd gain weight in the winter even if we ate the same amount of calories (which we don't).

--How our endocrine system is affected by colder weather. (And how our body "winterizes" itself.)

--The dietary changes that should be made in the winter to avoid weight gain. And one of the "guaranteed ways to lose weight".

--The favorite natural supplement Dr. Prather recommends in the winter that everyone should have in their medicine cabinet.

--Why infections increase during the winter. And the problem we now have due to antibiotic overuse. Plus, the number of times in your life you should have an antibiotic.

--The tool Dr. Prather uses to determine which supplement or product (out of thousands of possibilities) will work best for your body.

--How cholesterol lowering drugs make someone more susceptible to viruses.



The Prather Practice is able to get results for their patients when others have failed because they use a combination of Chiropractic care and Physical Therapy to get long-lasting results. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How Structure determines Function and Function determines Structure. And what that means for your health.

--Why Dr. Prather says "structure overrides function" when it comes to pain in the body. And the difference between Passive Care and Active Care in Structure Health Care.

--The "gold standard" J-Tech technology used by The Prather Practice to provide a computerized analysis of your range-of-motion and muscle strength to find imbalances in your body.

--Why Chiropractic makes Rehabilitation work better...and Rehabilitation helps the Chiropractic adjustments hold better.

--How musicians are vulnerable to repetitive-motion injuries and can benefit from something called "nerve flossing". Plus, how a rice bucket can help strengthen your wrist.

--Why picking up MARBLES with your toes can help with Plantar Fasciitis! And how custom orthotics "make all the difference in the world" with long-term results.

--Why strengthening the quad muscles is key for knee pain. And how failed knee surgery is something Dr. Prather sees often in his office.

--The light and specialized adjustment done at The Prather Practice that provides immediate relief from Sciatica Pain.

--How tight hamstrings contribute to low back pain. And why men should avoid keeping a wallet or phone in their back pocket.

--The "chin tuck" exercise you can do in the car if you have neck pain.



As you shop for gifts this holiday season, consider giving gifts that will help improve the health and wellness of those you love. In this episode, we talk about:

--How you can give gift certificates for a therapeutic message that no one will want to return!

--How The Prather Practice has the best massage prices in the Indianapolis area.

--Why Essential Oils can help promote relaxation and other health benefits, in addition to smelling good.

--The most technologically-advanced insole on the market that actually molds itself to your foot to provide circulation and support.

--How AirFeet reduces fatigue and keeps you feeling refreshed by providing shock absorption for your feet.

--Why the active gel in AirFeet targets reflexology points to help patients with plantar fasciitis, diabetic neuropathy, and even takes pressure off of your back, knees, and ankles.

--The special radio code to get a 15% discount on your AirFeet order through the end of December!

--The natural remedies everyone should have in their medicine cabinet that are a much safer alternative to many over-the-counter drugs.

--The topical lotion that "does wonders" in reducing joint and muscle pain (and proven through blood work, too).

--The "crowd favorite" that relieves muscle spasms, tension and stress.



It's that time of year when the flu season charges upon us. What should you do to best protect yourself from the flu? In this episode, you'll learn:

--The symptoms of the flu and how those symptoms differ from a cold. And the health conditions and populations which have a greater risk for the flu.

--Why Dr. Prather doesn't get a flu shot...and hasn't had the flu since high school.

--How last year's flu shot had an effectiveness of 47%, which was considered successful.

--How the Centers for Disease Control does NOT recommend the nasal spray vaccine option this year.

--Why you shouldn't just rely on the vaccine and should take steps to boost your immune system.

--The serious potential side effects from the flu shot, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome patients Dr. Prather has treated whose problems began with the flu vaccine.

--Why you need to measure your immune system through blood tests to know the true status of your health. And how your immune system is one of the biggest indicators of how long you'll live.

--Why Dr. Prather has a stricter standard when reading blood work than the average Medical Doctor. (The difference between Structure/Function Health Care and Disease Care.)

--How Dr. Prather makes it a priority to determine WHY your immune system is compromised (and 80% of the time the culprit is the gut).

--That Homeopathic hospitals only had a 10% death rate during the Spanish Flu, while medical hospitals had a 90% death rate. And how Homeopathy can help you to prevent and fight the flu.



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