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Diabetes is the fastest-growing disease in America.  35 million Americans have Diabetes, and about 80 million are pre-Diabetic.  In this episode, we talk about:

—Why Diabetes is a growing problem. And why this issue is unique to America.

—The (really gross!) story behind the name Diabetes and how the Ancient Greek doctors used to diagnose it.

—How Dr. Prather finds "there are more people who come into our office who are pre-Diabetic than aren't."

—The role of viruses like Coxsackie B in kicking off Type I Diabetes.

—The 3 P's of Diabetes symptoms to be aware of.  Plus, how weight loss is a "red flag" symptom of Diabetes...which is often caused by weight gain.

—How the nerves, the kidneys, and eyes are damaged by Diabetes.  And the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer that come from Diabetes.

—The two reasons why the Millennial generation will be the first generation to not live longer than their parents.

—How Type II Diabetes  "HAS to be" dealt with through Structure-Function Health Care, while Disease Care is "totally worthless" in getting Type II Diabetes under control.

—Why herbals are "amazing" for dealing with Diabetes.  And the role Homeopathy plays in dealing with Diabetes, especially when dealing with children.

—The WORST food for Diabetes that increases blood sugar more than any other food.  And how fiber is "probably one of the best medicines" for Diabetes.

—How Vitamin utilization is decreased by Diabetes, while the need for Vitamins is increased by Diabetes in order to prevent damage to your body.  And why Chromium is described by Dr. Prather as a "magic" mineral for Diabetes.



December to February is the Flu season. As Dr. Prather says, getting the flu "is as easy as breathing". In this episode, you'll find out:

--What to expect for this year's flu season based upon early reports so far. Plus, how well the flu shot is expected to match up with this year's virus.

--The surprising time period in which you must take the major flu medications (Tamiflu and Relenza) for them to be effective or it's a "waste of time".

--The Structure/Function Health Care approach Dr. Prather uses to fight the flu by building up the patient's immune system. And the blood test you should have to determine the strength of your immune system.

--The shocking story of a patient whose left arm was paralyzed after getting a flu shot (and how Dr. Prather helped him).

--The LOW cholesterol number that weakens your cell walls and makes you more susceptible to viruses.

--How the gut makes up the most critical portion of the body's immune system.

--Why a balanced Copper/Zinc ratio helps you to fight bacteria and viruses.

--The role the lymphatic system plays in fighting off secondary bacterial infections (like pneumonia), which are the main cause of influenza deaths.

--The homeopathic hospitals that had less than a 10% death rate during the 1918 Spanish flu (while the disease care hospitals had a death rate of 90%). And the homeopathic product Dr. Prather suggests everyone have in their medicine cabinet to get over the flu quickly.

--The safe and extremely effective cough remedy you should have on hand (as opposed to cough syrups which have caused deaths in children).




Dr. Prather recommends that everyone have three very affordable lab tests every year that will reveal the state of your health. In this episode, find out:

--How anything that could go wrong with you shows up in The Prather Profile, an inexpensive, nationally-recognized blood profile that covers all the major systems in your body.  

--That the reference ranges listed on a lab tests are NOT the same as the optimal values for your health. And why Dr. Prather has to re-teach doctors and nurses how to look for that optimal range.

--How Dr. Prather has over 600 hours of reading blood tests in his training compared to the average Medical Doctor who only has 15 hours of reading blood tests in Medical school.

--Why Dr. Prather says you can get more information from a blood test than any other type of diagnostic.  

--How Dr. Prather interprets bloodwork differently in the Structure-Function Health Care model he practices than how doctors in the Disease Care model look at the labs.

--Why Dr. Prather says it's "very seldom" someone comes in with ideal blood tests.

--Why Hair Analysis is important to reveal the mineral and heavy metal levels in your body. Plus, how Dr. Prather has seen patients diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease have had all of their symptoms go away when the Hair Analysis revealed the true cause of their symptoms was Manganese toxicity.

--The importance of the G.I. Effects Stool kit in revealing your gut flora.

--Why Dr. Prather says the research that has been discovered on the gut by the National Institutes of Health "will change health care in America" since almost all autoimmune diseases, as well as cardiovascular disease and cancer, are affected by the gut.

--The reason why 80% of our immune system is in the gut. Plus, how ALL pharmaceuticals destroy your normal gut flora.



External CounterPulsation (ECP) Therapy is a safe, non-invasive solution for heart disease, America's #1 killer. In this episode, you'll discover:

--Why ECP Therapy is "like having a second heart" and how it helps the heart to function better.

--How ECP Therapy oxygenates the heart and gives your heart the benefit of five years of marathon training in just SEVEN WEEKS.

--The reason why Dr. Prather calls ECP Therapy the only hope for congestive heart failure, which has become "medical disaster".

--The incredible safety record of ECP Therapy without a single negative incident or injury reported to the FDA and with no negative side effects.

--How ECP Therapy helps reduce heart pain and helps patients to lower their medication needed for angina.

--Why ECP Therapy is able to open up collateral circulation and dormant arteries (and can even GROW new arteries).

--How the improved circulation and oxygenation from ECP Therapy improves all organ systems and helps with dementia, erectile dysfunction, and can reverse Type 2 diabetes.

--The five-part heart evaluation Dr. Prather recommends for every patient over 50.

--The stories of patients who went from over 90% blockage in their arteries to less than 10% blockage through ECP Therapy.

--Why many pro athletes and Olympians have incorporated ECP Therapy into their regimen to extend their careers and set new records.




Graves' Disease is a hyperthyroid condition. Dr. Prather had it when he was a teenager, which inspired him to do what he does today. In this episode, discover:

--The health battle Dr. Prather endured while still a teenager with Graves' Disease. And how he overcame it and is now cured of it.

--The symptoms of Graves' Disease. And the diagnostics that determine a diagnosis of Graves' Disease.

--How women are three times more likely than men to develop Graves' Disease. And that the highest age group for risk is between 18 and 40.

--How President George H.W. Bush, Barbara Bush, and their DOG all developed Graves' Disease. And the surprising thing that caused it.

--Why the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment of the neck (which is a speciality of Dr. Prather's) is important for Graves' Disease.

--Why Structure-Function Care gets to the underlying problem of Graves' Disease by helping to build a person's immune system. And the risks and additional health issues that come from the Disease Care approach of drugs and surgery.

--How acquired food allergies contribute to Graves' Disease.

--Why Acupuncture helps with Graves' Disease through specific points that help the Thyroid.

--The risk-free benefits of Homeopathy for Graves' Disease, which Dr. Prather calls "a secret weapon" that is "one of the best ways" to treat Graves' Disease.

--The benefit of cruciferous vegetables for Graves' Disease. And why those with an under-active thyroid (hypothyroid) should avoid those foods.



Acupuncture has been in existence for over 5,000 years. More people have probably been treated with Acupuncture than any other treatment. In this episode, find out:

--How almost all Acupuncture patients fall asleep during treatment.

--Why Acupuncture needles are painless (rounded on the end, not sharp, and thin as a hair).

--The non-needle Acupuncture options for those who are still afraid of needles (including powder, laser, and electrical options).

--Why Acupuncture beats Cortizone shots for pain relief and treating inflammation.

--The World Health Organization and National institutes of Health research that shows Acupuncture effective in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, abdominal issues, sinusitis, tinnitus, PMS, and headaches.

--Hear from a patient who had "immediate relief" from Acupuncture for a sinus infection.

--The 80% success rate Dr. Prather sees in patients dealing with infertility and the role of Acupuncture.

--How Acupuncture can help students score better on exams (and why it works better than anti-anxiety drugs).

--How Acupuncture can help with Parkinson's Disease, Stroke Recovery, and Cancer patients (including an 80% decrease in complaints from patients on chemotherapy and radiation).

--Why Acupuncture is an effective treatment for addiction issues, including nicotine.




October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women. In this episode, learn:

--The risk factors for Breast Cancer.

--How breastfeeding reduces your chance of developing Breast Cancer.

--The percentage of Breast Cancer cases due to genetic factors. And how most Breast Cancer can be avoided with lifestyle changes.

--The herbs that are most helpful for fighting Breast Cancer.

--The vitamins that are most helpful for treating painful and Fibrocystic breasts.

--The recommended role of Chiropractic and Acupuncture for Breast Cancer patients, which can reduce adverse symptoms in patients by 80% (like hair loss, fatigue, and neuropathy).

--Why Dr. Prather says Homeopathy provides the "quickest and most dramatic changes" in the body. 

--The crucial role the Lymph System plays for Breast Cancer. And why underwire bras should be avoided for good breast health.

--The imaging options available for women. And why mammograms are controversial.

--And hear the inspiring story of Joy, to talk about the remarkable success she has experienced at The Prather Practice in her battle against breast cancer.



October is National Chiropractic Health Month. At The Prather Practice, we see lives changed daily through Chiropractic Care. In this episode, find out:

--How Chiropractic runs in Dr. Prather's family, which has four Chiropractors in it.

--Why Chiropractic was not accepted and faced opposition for a long time. And how the pharmaceutical companies over one hundred years ago eliminated 85% of the health care systems in America to have complete dominance of our health care system.

--The landmark court case that proved the American Medical Association fostered false information against Chiropractic.

--How the American Medical Association commissioned six studies to prove Chiropractic didn't work, but the studies showed Chiropractic was more effective than drugs or surgery!

--The changes we are seeing in our health care system today with more integration between Disease Care and Structure-Function Health Care systems for the benefit of patients.

--How Chiropractors have the lowest malpractice insurance of ANY health care profession out there. And how Dr. Prather has had nurses work for him who paid higher malpractice insurance than he did!

--Why television shows and media outlets have actually been paid by the pharmaceutical companies to promote negative information on the Chiropractic profession. And why Dr. Prather says there is evidence that this practice might be continuing today.

--The journey of Dr. Dodge, our Associate Chiropractor at The Prather Practice, and how he changed professions to become a Chiropractor after realizing it was where he was supposed to be.

--The different adjusting techniques in Chiropractic care. And the gentle techniques used by The Prather Practice that avoid the "popping and cracking" techniques that frighten so many people away from Chiropractic.

--Why Chiropractors are better described as "doctors of the nervous system" instead of being described as "bone doctors".





Vitamin K is known for its connection to blood-clotting. It is associated with easy-bruising, bone formation, mitochondrial function, and pain reduction. In this episode, discover:

--How you can get too much Vitamin K, which can destroy your red blood cells. And why you need to get the appropriate lab tests before you start taking Vitamins on your own.

--Why people who are on blood thinners should carry Vitamin K with them. And why you have to understand WHICH form of Vitamin K to take with which drug.

--The indicators of low Vitamin K, including: spider veins, slow healing, osteoporosis, menstrual cramps, severe menstrual bleeding, and bloody noses. And how headaches often respond well to Vitamin K.

--The homeopathic that Dr. Prather recommends every Mom keep in her medicine cabinet to help with bruising.

--How proper amounts of Vitamin K help to quickly heal a fracture and makes the healed bone stronger. And the homeopathic that can help heal a fracture twice as fast.

--How Vitamin K can oftentimes be "the missing ingredient" in fixing osteoporosis. Plus, find out one of Dr. Prather's favorite products that the British used to call "the King's cure-all".

--The very important role Vitamin K plays when it comes to fighting Cancer. And how mitochondrial levels can help Dr. Prather to determine whether his Cancer patients are improving or not.

--How Dr. Prather estimates that 80% pregnant and lactating Moms (and their babies) are deficient in Vitamin K. And how Vitamin K "solves nausea and vomiting", as well as stretch marks and spider veins.

--Why Vitamin K can bring "excellent relief" for rheumatoid arthritis. And the analgesic effect of Vitamin K in helping with pain issues, particularly mitochondrial myopathies and fibromyalgia.

--Why gallbladder malfunction (or one that has been removed) impacts Vitamin K absorption. And why Dr. Prather tells patients there are certain supplements they will ALWAYS have to take after they have a gallbladder removed.




1-in-7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, the most common cancer among men and the #2 cause of cancer deaths in men. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The problems that can occur with the prostate. (Prostatitis, BPH, Cancer.)

--When it is appropriate to "watch and wait" with prostate cancer.

--The different kinds of Prostatitis--which 16% of all men will have--and why 93% of those cases have an unknown cause with no effective medical treatment options available.

--The prostate issue that 60% of men 60 years of age have and that affects 80% of men 80 years of age.

--The Structure/Function Health Care approach versus the Medical and Disease Care approach. (And why the underlying cause of the disease is crucial to Dr. Prather's approach.)

--How low Testosterone can be associated with prostate problems.

--The natural supplements, herbal remedies, and nutritional support products helpful for prostate issues.

--How obesity makes it almost impossible to have a healthy prostate.

--The role of fiber and the health of the colon in the health of your prostate (And how a diet heavy in soy can be dangerous to your prostate).

--Why a healthy (and monogamous) sexual relationship is beneficial to prostate health.



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