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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It is the second-leading cause of Cancer deaths, but Dr. Prather says it is ”very preventable”. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How only around one-third of us are getting the proper screenings for Colorectal Cancer.

--The increased risk of Colorectal Cancer from obesity.

--Why most people with Colorectal Cancer "show no symptoms or signs whatsoever".

--The important information revealed through the G.I. Effects Stool Kit that can help someone avoid developing Colorectal Cancer in the first place.

--How Chiropractic and Acupuncture can reduce pain and discomfort complaints by 80% for those dealing with Cancer.

--Why your chances of surviving many Cancers (including Colorectal Cancer) will improve by 50% if you do not have Anemia.

--The reason why some people who never get sick actually have a WEAKENED immune system.

--The chances of developing Cancer increase if you have a Liver that is not functioning properly. And the connection between Cancer and pH of the body.

--Why it is critically important for Disease Care and Structure-Function Care to work together to produce the best outcomes for patients.

--How 90-95% of all Cancer in the United States can be eliminated.


There are one million Americans diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. That's more cases than Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, or Muscular Dystrophy combined. In this episode, you'll find out:

--Why Dr. Prather focuses on "keeping the head back" in his Parkinson's patients to help with gait and balance issues.

--How a low-protein diet can "make an immediate difference" for Parkinson's patients. And the importance of food allergy testing for Parkinson's patients.

--The reduced limb pain and improved balance through Chiropractic treatments. And how Chiropractic adjustments increase the body's production of dopamine, serotonin, and adrenaline (all deficiencies for Parkinson's patients).

--The "immediate change" in the neurological condition from Acupuncture along with reduced rigidity, decrease in pain, and better balance. And the importance of exercise like boxing and Tai Chi to slow and even reverse Parkinson's symptoms.

--Why Folic Acid is touted in the prevention of Lewy Bodies from forming. And why Niacin deficiency is caused from Parkinson's pharmaceuticals.

--The importance of Thiamine for Parkinson's prevention. And the hereditary tendency for Parkinson's Disease.

--The vitamins helpful for Parkinson's patients: B6, C, and E. And how those with Copper or Iron toxicity have a greater chance of developing Parkinson's Disease.

--How Manganese toxicity causes the same symptoms as Parkinson's. And the story of how Dr. Prather had three patients whose Parkinson's symptoms went away after their Manganese levels were properly balanced.

--How your chances of getting Parkinson's are three to four times higher if you have LOW Cholesterol.

--The "magic bullet" of Homeopathy that Dr. Prather uses to see "really excellent health effects" in Parkinson's patients. And how Dr. Prather recommends to his Parkinson's patients the Methylene Blue supplement and External CounterPulsation (ECP) Therapy.



Cancer is the #2 killer of Americans. But there are strategies to help prevent 85% of Cancer cases and improve your chances of survival and quality of life. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How the Structure/Function approach to health care doesn't treat the disease, but focuses on the homeostasis of the body.

--The difference between the two FDA classifications for health care: Disease Care and Structure/Function Care.

--The effectiveness of the Disease Care model for Cancer, and how the effectiveness depends on the type of Cancer.

--Why you need a Structure/Function doctor to build up your body while an oncologist fights your cancer.

--What causes Cancer and how long it takes for Cancer to develop. Plus, the factors that must be present for Cancer to occur.

--Why anemia is a huge factor in Cancer and reduces your chances of survival by 50%.

--How a toxic liver can lead to Cancer, and why detoxification of your liver and kidneys are important in fighting Cancer.

--How Structure/Function Care helps build your body's immune system to prevent and fight Cancer.

--Why pH is "so important" in Cancer and why minerals are key to pH. (And the right approach to the Alkaline-Acidity balance.). Plus, why Dr. Prather calls distilled water "Cancer Water" and advises AGAINST it.

--The steps you should take if you or a loved one is diagnosed with Cancer. Including how there are 85% fewer complaints (pain, nausea, etc.) if a Cancer patient receives Structure/Function care along with their Cancer treatments.


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is now officially known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS). The CDC believes this is a vastly under-diagnosed condition. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why Chronic Fatigue Syndrome was a diagnosis that did not get much respect. And why the name change was encouraged by government agencies in 2015.

--How the Centers for Disease Control believes that 90-95% of cases are not being diagnosed or treated properly.

--That even children can be affected by ME/CFS, though it is more common in women, minorities, and those between the ages of 33 and 50.

--Why a person's "phase angle" (or electromagnetic charge around the cells) can indicate the condition.

--How one-fourth of those with ME/CFS are bedridden and unable to function. And how the Social Security department wanted to create more awareness of this disease because it costs between $17 and $24 billion annually.

--The symptoms of ME/CFS, including: severe fatigue for at least six months, cognitive impairment, muscle or joint pain, headaches, swelling of lymph nodes, sore throat, and complete exhaustion after any kind of mental or physical work.

--The underlying viral infections that can cause ME/CFS, including: Epstein-Barr virus, Lyme Disease, Rickettsia, Retroviruses, Bornaviruses, Fungi and Mycoplasma, Flu viruses, Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV), and Cytomegalovirus.

--Why The Structure-Function approach used by The Prather Practice is "really the only way of getting success" with this disease process. And why there is really no effective Disease Care approach to ME/CFS.

--How Homeopathy stimulates the immune system to combat the underlying viruses that cause ME/CFS. And why those with ME/CFS "do not do well" with pharmaceuticals and antibiotics.

--The effectiveness of supplementation, herbals, Chiropractic adjustments, Acupuncture, and therapeutic massage for ME/CFS patients. And the importance of blood analysis every three months for these patients.


Dr. Prather uses short-wave Diathermy to increase circulation and lymphatic flow. It's best described as a large-coiled magnet. In this episode, discover:

--How Diathermy was used as a treatment for pneumonia prior to antibiotics being developed. And how it's still an effective alternative to antibiotics or can help to make antibiotic treatment more effective.

--The "amazing healing properties" Diathermy can offer by increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow. And why Dr. Prather says it's important to use Diathermy on a particular setting to be effective and safe.

--How Bursitis, Arthritis, and pain in the joints are common uses of Diathermy in a medical setting. And how Diathermy helps with congestion in the liver and gall bladder while going through Detoxification.

--The benefits for children with ear infections in just 15-minutes on the Diathermy treatment. And why patients request Diathermy before an airplane flight.

--The anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal effects of Diathermy. Plus, how Diathermy provides immediate relief of sinus congestion.

--Why Diathermy is an "essential" part of any vertigo treatment in Dr. Prather's office and makes "an incredible difference" for Tinnitus.

--The amazing story about how a Diabetic amputation surgery was cancelled after 24 sessions of Diathermy. And how Diathermy helps circulation issues like Neuropathy and Raynaud's Disease.

--How Diathermy helps lung issues such as Bronchitis, Pneumonia, and infections where Antibiotics are ineffective. Plus, why Histoplasmosis is endemic to the Indianapolis area and why "almost everybody" in the area will test positive for it.

--How just half-an-hour on the Diathermy unit makes Insomnia patients feel as if they had a full night's sleep. Plus, how Bladder Infection and Prostatitis patients find the irritation goes away after a Diathermy treatment.

--Why Diathermy helps your Thymus and Spleen for very quick results and relief from chronic fatigue associated with Epstein-Barr Virus or Mononucleosis.



In honor of Valentine's Day, this week's show focuses on Sexual Health. In this episode, you'll find out:

--How often is considered a healthy libido?

--Why sex plays a role in your overall health, and how sex affects your immune system.

--The reason why newlyweds can actually make each other sick (for up to 4 years!)

--Why monogamy is healthier for your immune system.

--How sex impacts your hormones and can promote healing and improved brain health.

--How men can lower their rate of prostate cancer. (And how a man's angle of erection can reveal a lot about his health).

--The natural, non-prescription answers for low libido and erectile dysfunction. (And why men who rely on drugs like Viagra probably have underlying health issues.)

--The impact of pornography on low libido and a decrease in sexual health. (Plus, how Structure/Function medicine can help with addiction issues, including pornography.)

--The STD that is a major cause of infertility and how a woman's sexual satisfaction improves fertility.


Dr. Prather says your weight is not what is important, but the fat percentage in your body. The focus is "fat loss, not weight loss". In this episode, we talk about:

--The negative impacts to your body's physiology when your fat percentage is out of homeostasis.

--Why most diets result in the INCREASE of fat percentage. And the studies that show most diets result in people being worse off after five years than if they had never done the diet in the first place.

--How the reduction in nutrients per calorie consumed is the reason for the explosion in America's obesity rates. And how you will be less hungry when you eat foods with a higher nutritional value.

--Why "abs are made in the kitchen". And why we should get our food from farmers, not corporations, to reduce the toxicity level in our bodies.

--The importance of having your hormones balanced correctly if you want to see any results when it comes to losing fat.

--How The Prather Practice has a unique approach in NATURALLY balancing out a patient's hormones. And why Dr. Prather says bioidentical hormones are "extremely dangerous" and increase your cancer risk.

--Why the goal should be to have the BODY regulating your hormones, not the doctor.

--The role that the brain's image of your body (in the hypothalamus) plays in setting your body's weight. And how the HCG Diet tricks the brain to focus on eating fat, not muscle or organ tissue.

--How to increase your body's thermogenesis (the body's rate of burning calories).

--The reason why a person's gut health can often be the number one reason they are not losing weight.


The Body Composition Analysis is a test given to all new patients at The Prather Practice. Dr. Prather says it's one of his favorite tests. In this episode, find out:

--How the Body Composition Analysis reveals what your body is made of and the state of your health before Dr. Prather runs any other tests.

--The "gold standard" accuracy of the simple, painless Body Composition Analysis.

--Why Dr. Prather says your fat percentage is a better measure of your body's health compared to the Body Mass Index (BMI).

--The dangers of being "skinny fat", including a failure to reproduce (in both men and women) and organ failure.

--How it is harder to lose weight the higher you go in your fat percentage, causing "a vicious cycle" that changes the entire physiology of how your body works.

--Why the next generation will not live as long as their parents' generation.

--The reason why most diets do not work.

--Why Dr. Prather says to "forget weight" and "focus on body fat percentage".

--How the measure of your body's water percentage (both within your cells and outside of your cells) affects the physiology and homeostasis of your body.

--The "phase angle" of your body and its importance to your health.


30% of all Americans have GERD at some point in their lives. GERD is often described as heartburn or acid reflux. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How women are more likely to get GERD than men. And the causes of GERD, including a hiatal hernia and gallbladder disease.

--The damage GERD can do to the larynx, vocal cords, and esophagus.

--Why getting GERD at night is even a greater problem and is a sign of a more advanced case.

--How pharmaceutical companies make a ton of money off of drugs for GERD, but the drugs can damage the stomach over a period of time and actually make the GERD problem worse in the long-run.

--The foods that should be avoided with GERD and what time you should eat to avoid symptoms. And the foods that are helpful for GERD.

--The natural supplements that are effective for combating GERD without the side effects of pharmaceuticals.

--The Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies that can kick off GERD.

--Why every GERD patient should be tested for food allergies.

--How chiropractic adjustments provide relief from GERD. And the immediate relief and healing that Acupuncture can provide for GERD patients.

--Why the Diathermy treatment makes "an amazing difference" for GERD patients by increasing blood flow and lymphatic flow.


As we kick off 2019, it's time to set goals and resolutions. But what are your goals and resolutions to maximize your health this year? In this episode, you'll learn about:

--Why "You don't know if you don't test" should be a guiding principle for your health care. And the three lab tests that everyone should have every year.

--How you need to have your nervous system working properly for anything else to work right in your body.

--Why what you do in your 40's and 50’s helps determine how your health will be in your 80’s and 90's. And why it is never too late to make positive changes to your health.

--The five different categories of Exercise and how each one is important for your health and well-being. And the category of Exercise that is the most important to increase your life-span (if you only picked one).

--The reason why the BMI (Body Mass Index) is NOT the best way to measure your body's fat percentage. And the more accurate Body Composition Analysis that has an error rate of 2% or less.

--How most diets fail because they burn muscle and organ tissue to lose weight and cause your fat percentage to increase. And how the weight loss approach of The Prather Practice targets the burning of fat.

--Why our attitudes and reactions to circumstances can create diseases in our bodies and change our body's physiology.

--How learning how to breathe properly can control your stress levels and shift your autonomic nervous system to a healing "rest and digest" mode.

--The 80-20 rule for balancing the sympathetic "fight and flight" mode of the body and the parasympathetic "rest and digest" mode of the body.

--The specific Chiropractic adjustments (Logan Basic, Cranial-Sacral) that Dr. Prather uses to balance out the nervous system and the respiratory system in his stressed patients.


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