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'Tis the season to be jolly! But it's also the season where we feel the additional stress of holiday obligations. Dr. Prather says there are ways we can help manage this stress and remain healthy through the holidays. In this episode, learn:

--What stress does to our health and our immune system.

--Why Dr. Prather says that stress is "the number one reason people die earlier". And how stress causes "every single organ in the body to work improperly".

--The 80-20 balance we need between a "rest and digest" mode (parasympathetic nervous system) and the 'fight or flight" mode (sympathetic nervous system) to have a healthy nervous system.

--The importance of proper diaphragmatic breathing to manage stress and change your nervous system. And why people make fun of Dr. Prather for breathing so loud! :-)

--How deeply you breathe is the BIGGEST indicator of how long you live (and can also keep you younger).

--Why massage is an important part of your health regimen for managing stress.

--The direct effect on the nervous system that chiropractic adjustments have on the body.

--How Acupuncture "immediately changes the hormones of the body" and increases the body's own natural opiate production. Plus, how Acupuncture removes the cravings of those dealing with opiate addiction.

--The powerful Auriculotherapy treatment that works on ear acupuncture points to change your brain waves and helps with anxiety, depression, addiction, and other psychological disturbances. And why Dr. Prather calls this "the most proven therapy in the world".

--Why exercise helps give a physical release to the body's "fight or flight" reaction to stress. And the negative impact sugar has on a person's stress levels.



Dr. Prather says that Folic Acid, Zinc, and Fiber are the three biggest dietary deficiencies he sees most commonly in his patients. In this episode, we talk about:

--The reasons why we are deficient in each of these nutritional requirements (and each one has a unique reason).

--Why the suggested daily requirement of Folic Acid is different in Dr. Prather's model compared to the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) standard. Plus, why Folic Acid is important for preventing Cancer and for fighting Cancer.

--The importance of Folic Acid in preventing birth defects. And how the birth control pill depletes Folic Acid in a woman's body.

--The symptoms of Folic Acid deficiency, including: anemia, anorexia, fatigue, depression, constipation, digestive disturbances, swelling of the tongue, growth impairment, headaches, insomnia, memory impairment, paranoia, and restless leg syndrome.

--How stress, vegetarianism, and diabetes cause Zinc deficiency.

--The symptoms of Zinc deficiency, including: osteoporosis, anemia, stunted growth, infertility, lack of taste, acne, alopecia, anorexia, depression, impotence, diarrhea, brittle nails, eczema, high cholesterol, infections, irritability, memory impairment, GERD, stomach upset, and night blindness.

--What white spots on your fingernails indicate about your body's Zinc levels.

--Why Dr. Prather says doing G.I. Stool Kit testing really highlighted how much of a problem we have with fiber deficiency. And the shocking numbers of what we SHOULD have versus what we ACTUALLY have in terms of fiber balance in our gut.

--Why Dr. Prather says "the one nutrient that makes the biggest difference in everybody's health is fiber." Plus, how every single vitamin and mineral is absorbed better with more fiber in your system.

--How more fiber will ALWAYS cause weight loss and "almost always cures Type II Diabetes". And how we could reduce both Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease by 65% if we had the right levels of fiber consumption.



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.




The Gallbladder is a very small organ that can have a very big impact on a person's health. About 20% of us have Gallbladder issues, with that percentage rising to around 40% after you reach the age of 65. The Gallbladder In this episode, discover:

--How a malfunctioning Gallbladder can effect your absorption of key vitamins. And how a Gallbladder problem "will put a tire on your middle" and cause weight issues.

--Why your bowels will not function correctly with a Gallbladder problem and result in constipation, cancers, and cardiovascular disease. And the meaning of light-colored stools in terms of Gallbladder health.

--Why you MUST have nutritional supplementation if you have had your Gallbladder removed. And when you should have your Gallbladder removed.

--How Dr. Prather has never come across a true case of Gilbert's Syndrome because the issue is always the Gallbladder.

--The connection between right shoulder blade pain and Gallbladder problems. And how GERD, Acid Reflux, and Hemorrhoids can be an indicator of Gallbladder problems.

--Why women, African-Americans, and Native Americans are more likely to develop Gallbladder problems.

--How weight loss and increased stress can cause additional Gallbladder problems.

--The reason a Mediterranean diet is helpful for those with Gallbladder issues. And why Dr. Prather says "fiber is one of the quickest ways to get your Gallbladder under control".

--The importance of an alkaline diet and avoiding eggs, pork, and onions if you have Gallbladder issues. And the improvement Dr. Prather has seen in his Gallbladder patients after identifying food allergies.

--The "immediate relief" Gallbladder patients with "emergency room pain" feel from Chiropractic and Acupuncture. And the "secret weapon" of Diathermy to help Gallbladder patients.



Michael was a young radio talk show host unable to walk or talk after a battle with a brain tumor that included almost a year in an induced coma.  As a last-ditch effort to save his life, he was brought to The Prather Practice.  in this episode, you'll learn:

--How Dr. Prather being the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in the state of Indiana was exactly what Michael needed.  And how the gentle Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic adjustment stopped a seizure in progress.

--Why Michael says the Auriculotherapy treatment at The Prather Practice was "amazing" in helping to stabilize and heal his neurological deterioration.

--The reason why Michael says the approach taken by Dr. Prather is "the most evidence-based” health care he has ever received.

--About the Electrodermal Screening (EDS) technology used to eliminate the guesswork when recommending products from the natural pharmacy at The Prather Practice.  

--How Michael had an eye surgery CANCELLED after four acupuncture treatments from Dr. Prather made the surgery unnecessary. 



About 23 million Americans are diagnosed with Diabetes, but over 30 million Americans actually have it. Over 84 million Americans are considered pre-diabetic. In this episode, we talk about:

--Why the next generation, for the first time in American history, is not projected to live longer than the previous generation.

--How Structure-Function Health Care (like what is offered at The Prather Practice) helps to improve an individual's overall health to better combat or avoid diseases like Diabetes.

--The "amazing benefits" of Homeopathy for diabetic patients and can help stimulate the body's own production of insulin.

--Why Dr. Prather believes in thorough lab tests to properly diagnose what is going on in his patients. And why Dr. Prather says a Structure-Function doctor like him is MORE dependent upon diagnostics than a medical doctor.

--The damage that occurs to a diabetic's body from taking insulin. And the damage that occurs to a diabetic's body from not having enough insulin.

--How 90% of Type 2 Diabetes patients that come to The Prather Practice are able work themselves off of taking insulin.

--The dietary changes Dr. Prather recommends for someone to combat Diabetes.

--How Dr. Prather had at least six patients in the past year who were misdiagnosed by other doctors as diabetic, which made them even sicker as a result of taking insulin that they did not need.

--Why balancing out minerals such as Zinc, Copper, Manganese, and Chromium is important for fighting Diabetes.

--The critical role of gut health with Diabetes, including a correct balance of bacteria to properly digest fiber and carbohydrates.



About 23 million Americans are diagnosed with Diabetes, but over 30 million Americans actually have it. Over 84 million Americans are considered pre-diabetic. In this episode, find out:

--The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. And the role of the Coxsackievirus as a cause of Type 1 Diabetes.

--How Type 2 Diabetes "can always be reversed".

--The correlation between the rise of Diabetes and the rise of obesity in America.

--Why Dr. Prather says it is not a matter of calories consumed, but chemicals being consumed through our food. And why Dr. Prather says to stay on the outside aisles of the grocery store in order to stay healthy.

--The Body Fat Percentage range that will make your chances of getting Diabetes very slim. And why Dr. Prather prefers a Body Composition Analysis to a Body Mass Index measurement.

--The Glycemic Diet which Dr. Prather recommends for his Diabetes patients.

--Why the less insulin you have to take, the better it will be for your health and longevity.

--How early diagnosis (through annual checks) can make a huge difference for Diabetic patients.

--How the Endocrine System (which includes the Pancreas) and the hormones must be properly balanced FIRST before a patient can focus on weight loss without leading to frustration and failure.

--Why Chiropractic adjustments and Acupuncture can make "amazing changes" for Diabetes patients. And why Dr. Prather says that herbs are "an excellent way" to treat Diabetes.



1.5 million Americans have Lupus, which is a painful autoimmune disease that is difficult to diagnose. Some say it is "the most difficult disease to treat". In this episode, learn:

--How Lupus mainly affects women from ages 15 to 44. And how you are more likely to have Lupus if it runs in your family or if you are a woman of color.

--The connection between Lupus and the menstrual cycle.

--Why Dr. Prather calls Lupus "the great imitator" that usually takes several years and many doctors to finally get to a correct diagnosis.

--How Lupus patients are more likely to also have other autoimmune diseases, such as Hashimoto's Disease.

--Why opiates given to Lupus patients to help their pain will actually make the pain WORSE.

--The impact of Lupus on the lungs, kidneys, and cardiovascular system.

--The reason why a MINIMAL amount of pharmaceuticals is key to treating Lupus effectively. And why Lupus is "very poorly treated" from a pharmaceutical perspective.

--Why the Structure-Function Health care model (like what is done at The Prather Practice) is where Lupus patients can really find results.

--How diet and proper supplementation are critical for treating any autoimmune disease like Lupus. And the necessity of a G.I. Stool kit and food allergy testing for correctly treating a Lupus patient at The Prather Practice.

--The "secret weapon" of Homeopathics where Dr. Prather sees "the best results" for patients with autoimmune diseases like Lupus. And the "immediate effect" Chiropractic can have in helping Lupus patients with pain.



Homeopathic medicines can be used for every single disease and condition with ZERO side effects. It's also the fastest-growing part of Complementary and Alternative Medicine today. In this episode, we talk about:

--The Law of Similars which is the basis of Homeopathy. And how the laws of Homeopathy are the basis for the treatment of allergies.

--How Homeopathy saved France and Napolean's Army from Typhoid and Cholera. Plus, how 1918 Flu Epidemic had a 90% death rate in the medical hospitals, but only a 10% death rate in the Homeopathic hospitals.

--The influence of Homeopathy in the standards and manufacturing of the pharmaceutical industry, including Eli Lilly. And why Homeopathics cannot be given a patent.

--Why Dr. Prather calls Homeopathy "the secret weapon" of The Practice. And how Dr. Prather is able to give a Homeopathic to offset the side effects of prescription drugs, including Chemotherapy.

--Why Homeopathy should always be the first line of treatment for children before they are given a pharmaceutical. And the recent studies showing how Homeopathy outperforms Antibiotics in children with ear infections.

--How Homeopathy is a great option for conditions that have no pharmaceutical treatment available, such as Kidney Disease and Congestive Heart Failure. And how The Prather Practice uses Homeopathics to help kidney patients avoid Dialysis.

--Why Homeopathy has no side effects and has never reported an incident of damage to a patient.

--That Homeopathy has recently been shown superior to pharmaceuticals for epidemics of Whooping Cough (Pertussis), Cholera, Dengue Fever, Diphtheria, Hepatitis, Influenza, Japanese Encephalitis, Meningococcal Disease, and Malaria.

--How Homeopathy stimulates the body's own defense mechanisms to keep the body strong and healthy, while pharmaceuticals lessen the body's own ability to fight off illness.

--The excellent results from Homeopathy for infections and diseases, as well as mental and emotional issues such as Depression and Anxiety. And how Dr. Prather says Homeopathy is "absolutely amazing" in helping to eliminate withdrawal symptoms from opioid and drug addiction.




Dr. Prather uses these 8 items to evaluate the health of his patients. How does your health rate? In this episode, we talk about:

--How Dr. Prather's battle with Graves' Disease as a teenager influenced the development of this system.

--The 5 systems of the body's energy flow, and why all pain is caused by a blockage of energy flow.

--How proper oxygenation in the cells prevents cancer, and why anemia IS a big deal (in spite of what some doctors say).

--What Xenobiotics are and how it impacts several systems in your body.

--What the correct balance should be for water within and outside of your cells, and how this balance impacts your health.

--The blood test you should have annually to determine the vitamin and mineral balance in your body.

--The 5 categories of exercise essential for good health.

--What your "phase angle" is and the test that measures how well our body's battery is charged.

--The importance of our attitudes and outlook in our health (and the role homeopathy and flower remedies can play in improving this area).

--How several different patients with fibromyalgia each had a different underlying cause that needed to be addressed (and why an individual approach to health care is vital).



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