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Pain, numbness, and tingling can be associated with Peripheral Neuropathy. About 20 million Americans are diagnosed right now, with three times that number being borderline of a diagnosis. In this episode, discover:

--The three kinds of Peripheral Neuropathy and the symptoms associated with each.

--How sores on the bottom of the feet from nervous and circulatory issues can be associated with Peripheral Neuropathy.

--Why it is important to discover the underlying cause of the Peripheral Neuropathy with diagnostic tests in order to properly treat it.

--How 70% of all Peripheral Neuropathy cases are Diabetics.

--That Peripheral Neuropathy can be caused by infections (Guillian-Barre, Epstein-Barr, Coxsackievirus), autoimmune diseases (Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjögren syndrome, Systemic lupus erythematosus), and heavy metal toxicities (Cadmium, Mercury, Lead).

--Why Dr. Prather says that "Structure-Function Care is the best way to treat Neuropathy" and is the reason so many Medical Doctors refer Neuropathy patients to The Prather Practice.

--How Chiropractic care is "absolutely essential" for Neuropathy and brings "immediate changes". And how The Prather Practice is able to, not only adjust the spine, but extremities like the feet.

--The research that shows Acupuncture is one of the best ways to relieve the symptoms of Neuropathy. (And The Prather Practice is ranked #1 for Acupuncture in Indianapolis.)

--Why Diathermy can help improve circulation for Neuropathy patients...and even help patients avoid scheduled amputations.

--The Auriculotherapy treatment that is "amazing for relieving the pain of Neuropathy" and is used as a substitute for dangerous opiates.



How you feel is how your immune system feels. Dr. Prather says that 80-90% of patients have a compromised immune system when he reviews their blood analysis. In this episode, find out:

--How to avoid just guessing when someone goes to a vitamin shop to buy supplements. And the proper diagnostics we require to know which supplements our body really needs.

--That the gut is 80% of our immune system and "the key" to all autoimmune diseases. And the annual test we all need to check our gut health.

--Why Structure-Function Care looks to improve the health of the body instead of just treating symptoms as in the Disease Care model.

--What Dr. Prather looks for in a patient's blood work in regards to the immune system. And the reading that indicates if you have a six times greater likelihood of dying within the next few years.

--How Dr. Prather finds patients usually underestimate how they feel with they talk to the doctor because doctors too often don't take their patients' complaints seriously.

--The difference between fatigue and being tired.

--Why the Copper-Zinc ratio in your body is one of the most important measures of how well your immune system works.

--How any heavy metal toxicity (such as Mercury and Lead) always weakens the immune system. And how Dr. Prather has "never" had a heavy metal toxicity case that they couldn't get balanced out.

--That a compromised immune system will have more allergies, which are increasing in our population. And how the pharmaceutical approach to allergies will compromise the immune system even more.

--Why you should get as much of your body exposed to the sunshine as you possibly can (without offending the neighbors!). And how sunshine can prevent breast cancer and varicose veins.



How you feel is how your immune system feels. Dr. Prather says that 80-90% of patients have a compromised immune system when he reviews their blood analysis. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How all of us have cancer cells in our body, but cancer develops when our immune system fails.

--The different parts of our immune system, and the two main components of the immune system (that Dr. Prather classifies as "snipers" and "bombers").

--Why a child's immune system is completely different from an adult's immune system.

--The autoimmune diseases that wrongly attack our body, such as: Cron's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Multiple Sclerosis.

--How the Structure-Function Health Care analysis of blood work is different than the Disease Care analysis. And why patients must choose between a Disease Care approach that further suppresses the immune system or a Structure-Function Health Care approach that rebuilds the immune system.

--Why Dr. Prather says Homeopathics are a "magic weapon" for the immune system and that doctors are doing a "disservice" for patients if they are trying to treat the immune system without Homeopathics. Plus, why pharmaceuticals should be used sparingly, while Homeopathics should be used generously.

--The "extremely dramatic" results ("better than any pharmaceutical") Dr. Prather has seen with Homeopathics for patients that have longstanding infections such as Epstein-Barr virus, Rickettsia, and Lyme Disease.

--The critical role of Vitamin D for the immune system and the connection between cholesterol and Vitamin D. And why those on cholesterol-lowering drugs are more susceptible to a weakened immune system.

--How Zinc deficiency (which most people have) is a major problem for the immune system.

--Why chicken soup really does help boost the immune system.




The Lymph System is the key to our immune system and the sewer system of our bodies, but few of us know much about it. In this episode, we talk about:

--How it was just recently discovered that the Lymph System goes to the brain (after years of medical schools teaching otherwise).

--That the Lymph System will back up if we don't have enough movement in our bodies to "pump" it. And why waking up with aches and pains is a sign of your Lymph System backing up.

--How all autoimmune diseases start with the Lymph System. And how Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease of the Lymphatic System.

--The giant lymph nodes of tonsils, adenoids, and the appendix. And why you have a greater chance of colon cancer and colon infections if your appendix is removed.

--Why Dr. Prather checks the spleen for soreness to indicate the presence of a virus. And how the spleen will hold the Epstein-Barr virus to combat it.

--The role the Lymph System plays in balancing fluid in our bodies and the problems that can occur such as Lymphedema and Lymphadenopathy.

--The connection between breast cancer and the Lymph System. And why Dr. Prather is adamantly opposed to underwire bras.

--Why Dr. Prather says you "cannot really treat cancer if you are not looking at the Lymphatic System".

--The breeding ground of infections (and cancer cells) that occurs when the Lymph System is backed up.

--The Structure-Function treatments for the Lymphatic System including: supplements, specific Lymphatic Chiropractic adjustments, specialized Lymphatic massage, Lymphatic exercises to "pump" the system", Diathermy, and lasers.



Over 75% of us will experience foot problems in our lives. It's no wonder, considering that our feet endure 5 TONS of pressure every year. In this episode, discover:

--How your back, neck, or knee pain may be connected to problems in your feet.

--How chiropractic care should be your first option in treating foot problems (such as Plantar Fasciitis, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Hallux Valgus (bunions), Shin Splints, & Iliotibial Band Syndrome).

--The computerized analysis that can diagnose one of 45 abnormal motions in the feet.

--The treatment that Dr. Prather days has "almost 100% results" in improving circulation and has even helped patients avoid amputation of toes and feet.

--Why oncologists refer patients to Dr. Prather to help with the neuropathy that comes as a side-effect of chemotherapy.

--How custom orthotics retrain and rehabilitate the function of feet.

--The mineral that Dr Prather "has not had an exception" in eliminating foot odor.

--How neuropathy and nutrition are linked.

--Why women have more feet problems than men (and why flip-flops and baby shoes can harm feet).



18.6 million people visit the doctor every year with knee problems--the most common musculoskeletal complaint. Knee problems can cause additional issues in the feet and lower back. In this episode, discover:

--Why Dr. Prather has a high success rate in treating knee issues.

--How knee misalignment is the fundamental issue of knee problems (even AFTER surgery).

--Why your low back pain might be caused by knee misalignment.

--The effectiveness of treatments such as Chiropractic, Acupuncture. Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, and Diathermy.

--How a torn meniscus can be healed without surgery, and why surgery does NOT fix a tear (but actually damages it more).

--Why athletes should have chiropractic knee adjustments on a regular basis to avoid injury.

--The various knee problems such as Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Patellar Tendinitis, Ligament injuries, Bursitis, and Arthritis.

--Why a nutritional imbalance (low Copper, low Manganese, or low Vitamin C) can be a cause of knee problems.

--The story of a gentleman who was told he needed surgery on his knee, but no longer does after Dr. Prather's treatment.

--The EFAC Cream that helps patients find relief from joint pain.



We are in Week #8 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". The hips are too often overlooked as a problem for those with low back or leg pain. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How hips are the root cause of a patient's problem 30% of the time, but only diagnosed correctly 5% of the time.

--That hip replacement surgeries are doubling every few years.

--Why Dr. Prather says hip misalignment is the reason for increasing hip problems.

--How most of the imaging is done on the low back, while imaging of the hip is neglected (which too often leads to a misdiagnosis).

--Why a doctor MUST be able to reproduce a patient's pain for a correct diagnosis.

--The consequences of misdiagnosing a hip issue, such as unnecessary surgery or treatments without any benefit.

--How the life of a hip replacement is about 15 years. And how the second hip replacement surgery does not go as well as the first one.

--That recovery time after a hip surgery can be cut by 50% with proper Chiropractic care.

--Why proper nutrients and minerals can reduce the amount of pain medication a patient needs.

--Why Dr. Prather says chiropractic combined with rehab is necessary for long-term results so that the problem does not have to be fixed again.



We are in Week #7 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". Low Back Pain is the #2 reason for all doctor visits, costing the economy in $50 billion direct costs and $100 billion in indirect costs EVERY YEAR. In this episode, you'll learn:

--That 50% of all people will have an episode of Low Back Pain every year, with the number of people dealing with back pain on the rise every year.

--Why you are more likely to suffer from back pain if you work in a sitting position.

--How the cause of Low Back Pain is only correctly diagnosed 1-out-of-9 times! And why Dr. Prather's examination differs from the traditional medical model.

--The best treatments for Low Back Pain: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy/Exercise, and Massage. And why recent Standards of Care for Low Back Pain have been changed away from prescription opiates.

--Why Dr. Prather says prescription opiates actually CAUSE increased pain. Plus, how Acupuncture increases the body's own natural opiate production, decreases inflammation, speeds up healing time, and causes scar tissue to go away.

--How studies by orthopedic surgeons show that surgical patients for back pain always have a WORSE long-term outcome compared to those who do not have surgeries.

--Why The Prather Practice is able to achieve success with Low Back Pain by using a combination of treatments and a team-based approach of therapists.

--The low numbers of patients over Dr. Prather's 30-year career that required a referral for surgery.

--The Auriculotherapy Therapy treatment that is "the most proven therapy in the entire world" that is "extremely good for Low Back Pain and Sciatica".

--The over 200 Homeopathic, Herbal, and Enzyme remedies in The Prather Practice natural pharmacy that are more effective than pharmaceuticals (and without the dangerous side-effects of drugs).



We are in Week #6 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". In a world where people spend more time working on computers, there are increasing issues in wrist and elbow Repetitive Strain Injuries. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The main elbow and shoulder conditions, such as: Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's elbow), Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow), Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, & Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

--How Carpal Tunnel is misdiagnosed 40% of the time--causing the surgery to fail--when the real problem is the palmaris longus muscle.

--The difference between disease care (drugs and surgery) and Structure/Function care in treating these issues.

-How a chiropractic adjustment can provide "instantaneous" and "immediate" relief from these issues.

--Why Acupuncture is the best method to deal with inflammation and provides results "quicker than any other method". 

--How Trigger Point Therapy can release muscles that are in chronic spasm. 

--The benefits of treatments such as ultrasound, diathermy, electrical stimulation, and liniments. 

--How Vitamin B-6 (the nerve vitamin) can provide relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and why Manganese and Copper can have a huge effect on tendon and ligament strength.

--The stretches and exercises that help wrist and elbow issues. (And why rehab of injuries does NOT have to be painful.)

--How to prevent injuries of the wrist and elbow.




We're in Week #5 of our series, "Your Health From Head To Toe". Dr. Prather says that you are "almost as old as your spine". 80% of us will be sidelined at some point in our lives because of back problems. It's the #2 reason for missed work. In this episode, find out:

--How to avoid unnecessary pain and unnecessary expense by maintaining your spinal health.

--How the upper-cervical area of your spine impacts your entire nervous system.

--Why untreated spinal injuries can lead to long-term degeneration. (And why too many hospitals wrongly tell accident victims they are fine after an accident.)

--That you'll have a 40% chance of having surgery if you see an orthopedic surgeon, but only a .5% chance of having surgery if you see a chiropractor first.

--That one study showed 50% of young men had a bulging disc. But just because you have a bulged disc does not necessarily mean you'll have a problem with it. (Plus, how SMOKING can cause a bulged dic.)

--The natural anti-inflammatories that work better than pharmaceuticals without the side effects. Plus, how acupuncture relieves inflammation.

--How chiropractic adjustments have a bigger impact on blood pressure than pharmaceuticals. And how they also help asthma, ear infections, and stomach pains because of the change in the nervous system. (And the story of the patient whose acne cleared up because of the adjustments!)

--Why ADD and ADHD can be settled down by chiropractic adjustments, and how autism is impacted by an improper flow of cerebrospinal fluid.

--Why decompression therapy is a cheaper and more effective option than surgery to treat protruding or bulging discs in the back or neck. Plus, how it puts the body into healing mode and "reverses the aging process".




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