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Compared to 1995, the trend of obesity has skyrocketed in America. This now includes children. In this episode, find out:

--Why Millennials might be the first generation that has a shorter lifespan than the one before it. And how obesity is lowering America's economic productivity.

--The health risks associated with obesity, including: Type II Diabetes, higher coronary risk factor, fatty liver disease, and cancer. Plus, how a higher fat percentage changes your hormonal system and the pH of your body.

--That HALF of Medicare and Medicaid costs could be reduced if obesity rates were brought under control. And how this cost burden is equal to $5,000-$6,000 per person in our country.

--The Bioimpedance test Dr. Prather uses to accurately measure body fat percentage in his patients. And why Dr. Prather believes the numbers reported on obesity are underreported.

--That most people who go on a weight loss program weigh MORE in five years than they would have had they not gone on a weight loss program in the first place. And why Dr. Prather is focused on the FAT PERCENTAGE and NOT weight in his weight loss patients.

--Why Dr. Prather says lab tests are "absolutely critical" for proper fat loss. And how The Prather Practice is able to help people who have failed on every other weight loss program.

--How the Hypothalamus is one of the most important aspects to weight loss.

--That stress is a big contributor to gut fat as higher stress hormone levels increase this "brown fat". And Dr. Prather's approach to combating brown fat through rebuilding the adrenals, the endocrine system, and the body's ability to handle stress.

--Dr. Prather's theories on why obesity has dramatically skyrocketed in the past twenty years. Hint: Look at the amount of chemicals the average person is now taking in today.

--How 1-in-3 children will become diabetic (a tripling in just 10 years). And why Dr. Prather says breastfeeding "is one of the biggest determinants" in reducing a child's likelihood of becoming obese in the future.



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