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September is "National Preparedness Month". Dr. Prather was recently invited to a seminar by FEMA to help get the word out about being prepared to respond to disasters. In this episode, you'll learn:

--The 5 Core Capabilities that help us to successfully prepare for a disaster response.

--How being prepared for a disaster helps to mitigate trauma and the effects of a disaster.

--Why FEMA has asked Chiropractic Acupuncturists to volunteer in case a national disaster occurs. And the role Chiropractors and Acupuncturists played in helping first responders after the 9-11 disaster.

--How there is an immediate response to Chiropractic and Acupuncture care that you can't achieve with drugs or any other type of therapy: reduction of fatigue, lowered fear response, better mental clarity, improved cognitive ability, and the ability to sleep.

--Why Acupuncture helps the body normalize in "a way that almost nothing else can" to switch it from the Fight-Flight mode to a Rest-Digest mode. And why Dr. Prather says that everyone who has a traumatic experience shows the need for Chiropractic adjustment.

--The funny story about how FEMA called up an Acupuncturist to respond to Democrats who had Post-traumatic Response to the 2016 election.

--The way Acupuncture can help take a victim of trauma out of a catatonic state in the most disastrous of situations.

--How trauma causes physiological changes that, left untreated, can become permanent and change the shape of the brain and how the endocrine system works. Plus, how military medics now are being trained to do battleground Acupuncture.

--The symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

--How the effects of PTSD can be reversed, even after having it for long-term, if you get the proper treatment. And the proper treatments you should consider.


Resources mentioned during this show:

*FEMA Ready Campaign

*Red Cross Step-by-Step Program

*Environmental Protection Agency Program

*National Weather Service

*Centers for Disease Control

*American Academy Of Pediatrics

*Homeland Security Digital Library Video Series




Most mammals can make their own Vitamin C, but humans are one of the few that cannot.  In this episode, find out:

--The difference between natural Vitamin C and synthetic forms. And why Dr. Prather uses both for his patients.

--How Vitamin C helps with collagen formation, which is the building block of the entire system. And why bleeding of the gums when you brush your there is a sign of Vitamin C deficiency.

--The connection between back pain and Vitamin C deficiency.

--How symptoms of scurvy can be seen in those with diabetes, congestive heart failure, as well as those on dialysis. Plus, how smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs can lead to symptoms of scurvy.

--The reason why Vitamin C can help reverse an older person's skin being easily broken. And how Vitamin C helps as an anti-inflammatory with sinus issues, allergies, joint pain, and every kind of arthritis (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).

--Why Vitamin C is helpful in preventing atherosclerosis, reversing atherosclerosis, and in getting rid of excess cholesterol.

--How Vitamin C requirements are even higher for those with diabetes. And how "it was like magic" when Dr. Prather used powdered Vitamin C to help a diabetic patient's wound to heal.

--The reduction in Vitamin C levels seen from anyone taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, steroids, and cholesterol drugs...which only increases the problem that caused the patients to take those medications in the first place.

--Why Vitamin C helps prevents stretch marks in pregnant women and varicose veins. And how it reverses cataracts and macular degeneration.

--How Vitamin C is important in helping the body to handle stress. And the dosage of Vitamin C that helps to quickly improve male fertility.




We're concluding our series on the 18 different B Vitamins and the major impact they have on our health. In the past two weeks, we've covered the first six. In this episode, discover:

--Why vitamins and minerals are truly classified as "life-giving", while pharmaceuticals exist to stop a crisis situation.

--How Vitamin B-7 (Biotin) is known for hair and nail growth and is added to hair products. And how Biotin deficiency is the cause of loss of eyelashes, loss of eyebrows, "cradle cap" in babies, and blood sugar levels that are all over the place.

--The reason Vitamin B-8 (Inositol) is used in conjunction with Vitamin B-18 (Choline) for liver congestion and gallbladder function, along with neurological conditions that affect the myelin sheaths (like Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's). And why Dr. Prather says the liver and the nervous system are linked so that what helps with one usually helps the other.

--How Vitamin B-9 (Folic Acid) is the most common vitamin deficiency in the entire world, contributing to birth defects such as cleft palate and spina bifida. And how proper Folic Acid levels help with infertility, the prevention of Cancer, restless leg syndrome, and Down Syndrome.

--Why Vitamin B-10 (PABA) is known as "the sunscreen vitamin" and helps with skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis. Plus, how Vitamin B-10 is beneficial for female infertility, hair loss, and irritable bowel syndrome symptoms.

--How numbness and tingling in the hands and feet are often indicators for a Vitamin B-12 deficiency. And how Vitamin B-12 deficiency in older people dramatically increases their chance of falling.

--Why Vitamin B-12 is one of the most sensitive vitamins to pharmaceuticals. And why vegans and vegetarians are going to have a B-12 deficiency.

--The importance of Vitamin B-13 for our energy production and in helping our heart to function when recovering from a heart attack.

--The reason Vitamin B-15 is known as the sports performance vitamin (and is banned in many countries). And it helps with hangovers, too!

--The role Vitamin B-17 plays as the anti-Cancer vitamin.



There are 18 different B Vitamins, and they have a major influence on your health. But last week, we only covered three! So the saga continues... In this episode, we talk about

--Why Vitamins should not be taken for granted as they are the building blocks for getting well and having optimal performance.

--How you need a daily supply of water soluble vitamins like Vitamin B and Vitamin C.

--The reason that Vitamin B-4 (Adenine) isn't often covered in discussions of Vitamin B, but is often in need of supplementation. And the role Adenine plays in healing damage to the heart, improving the immune system, and boosting function of memory and the brain.

--How Adenine supplementation helps with Fibromyalgia, cardiac arrhythmia, chronic constipation, diabetes, infections, and Armenia. And how Dr. Prather says Adenine is absolutely critical for almost every Parkinson's Disease patient, as well as patients with Alzheimer's Disease.

--The importance of Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid) supplementation for the adrenal glands. And how Vitamin B-5 is known as the anti-stress, anti-anxiety, and anti-depression vitamin.

--Why almost everyone with neuropathy in the feet needs Vitamin B-5 supplementation. And why The Prather Practice gets "really good results" in getting neuropathy under control.

--The three populations most at risk for Vitamin B deficiencies: children, pregnant women, and the elderly. And the way Vitamin B-5 supplementation can help the elderly with coordination and balance issues to avoid falls.

--The big difference Vitamin B-5 can make for acne and skin irritation issues.

--How Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) is helpful for almost everybody with carpal tunnel syndrome. Plus, how Vitamin B-6 helps with sciatica, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, oily face, kidney stones, and PMS.

--Why cracks of the lips and tongue indicate Vitamin B-6 deficiency. And why Vitamin B-6 is "extremely helpful" for learning disorders, dyslexia, and autism.



There are 18 different B Vitamins. Being deficient in these Important vitamins can have a major influence on your health. In this episode, you'll learn:

--The difference between water soluble vitamins and fat soluble vitamins. And why you need a steady supply of water soluble vitamins like Vitamin B.

--How a deficiency of Vitamin B-1 (also known as Thiamine) plays a role in Anemia and a deficiency in Hydrochloric Acid, which increases your chances for allergies and acid reflux.

--Why Thiamine can help boost a child's growth, improve function of those with Autism, and increase memory and learning ability.

--The beriberi disease that is actually a Vitamin B-1 deficiency and has symptoms of thinning hair, gastric problems, swelling in legs, and fatigue.

--Why vitamin deficiencies are more common for growing children, pregnant women, and the elderly. And why Dr. Prather says many of the symptoms associated with aging are actually vitamin deficiencies, not just a matter of aging.

--How Vitamin B-2 (also known as Riboflavin) is the second-most common deficiency of all Vitamins. And how Riboflavin deficiency can result in low energy and impact how your body processes other vitamins and minerals.

--The connection between migraines and Riboflavin deficiency, particularly for women on birth control. And why cracks at the corner of your mouth, inflamed tongue, or reddening of the eyes are almost always signs of a Vitamin B2 deficiency.

--Why Dr. Prather is not a fan of Multivitamins.

--The Vitamin B-3 (also known as Niacin) role in energy formation, cognitive function, mood and memory, along with muscle strength. And the Pellagra disease that is actually a Niacin deficiency which shows symptoms of dermatitis, diarrhea, depression, schizophrenia, weakness, fatigue, anorexia, nausea, canker sores, and halitosis.

--The reason why Dr. Prather says beer can be good for you "if it's made right".



Dr. Prather says breastfeeding is "the gift that keeps on giving" and the #1 determination for a person's health throughout their life. In this episode, find out:

--Why society needs to support breastfeeding Moms (including support from the father, from employers, and from public attitudes).

--The shocking lack of training and support our health care system offers for Moms when it comes to breastfeeding.

--That only 40% of all children in the world are breastfed. And how companies selling baby formula influenced this.

--Why the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control say that 800,000 fewer babies would die every year if they were breastfed instead of using formula.

--How breastfed babies have dramatically lower odds of suffering from Acute Ear Infections, Eczema, hospitalization for respiratory infections, Asthma, childhood obesity, Type II Diabetes, Childhood Leukemia, and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

--How your ability to fight off infection starts and ends with what you get from your Mom (and why your immune system is impacted by it for the rest of your life).

--The amazing feedback feature between the baby's saliva and the Mother that will actually shift the nutrition the child needs from the Mother to the baby.

--How a baby's future emotional and psychological health is strengthened through breastfeeding. Plus, how a baby's I.Q. is increased by breastfeeding.

--How moms who breastfeed have a reduced risk for Breast Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, and Postpartum Depression.

--How Structure/Function Health Care at The Prather Practice benefits pregnant and lactating moms who cannot be treated with Disease Care (drugs or surgery).



Are treatments in Alternative Medicine such as Acupuncture compatible with Christianity? Dr. Prather answers that question. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The difference between Structure-Function Health Care as practiced by The Prather Practice and the perceived definition of Alternative Medicine.

--How Dr. Prather answered one woman whose pastor told her not to do Acupuncture treatments because it was associated with Buddhism.

--Why Homeopathy has no religious or spiritual connotations, but includes evidence-based medicines such as Nitroglycerin.

--The role of Quantum Physics as the basis of Homeopathy and why it works.

--How atheists are the ones suppressing scientific advancement and knowledge today by denying scientific evidence of God. And why Israel is seeing more scientific advances and new inventions than any other country.

--Why the Disease Care Model that is the basis of our health care system is NOT a Christian-based system. And why the philosophy of "modern medicine" is actually an ancient system based on pagan religion.

--The connection between the ancient Asclepius cult, modern humanism, and our health care system today. And the Abraham Flexner report (written by a passionate opponent of Christianity) in 1910 that forms the basis of our health care system.

--How the philosophy that you should ONLY use pharmaceuticals to heal is ludicrous. And why Dr. Prather advocates an 80%-20% balance between Structure-Function Care and Disease Care.

--The Asclepian philosophy that formed the American Medical Association to combat Homeopathic Medicine.

--Why Dr. Prather adheres to the health care philosophy known as the Physiologists, who were the ones who basically came up with all of our blood tests and lab tests.




Free Radicals travel through the body and damage the system. If you could control your Free Radicals, you'd look like you're 21 for the rest of your life. In this episode, we talk about:

--Why Dr. Prather compares Free Radical Pathology to a rusty gate or a cut apple turning brown.

--How Free Radicals have a strong correlation to both cardiovascular disease and cancer, the top two killers.

--The way Cancer treatments like Chemotherapy and Radiation can cause more Free Radical production in the body, which can lead to an increased likelihood for a recurrence of Cancer.

--The ways we get Free Radical damage in our body, including: sunburn, X-Rays, heavy metal toxicities, nutritional deficiencies, a toxic bowel, and even things that are good for us like exercise.

--How most skin problems like skin tags, moles, liver spots, and wrinkles are connected to Free Radicals. And how cataracts are 100% a Free Radical issue, along with eye floaters.

--Why Fibromyalgia and bodily aches and pains can go away once Free Radical levels are brought under control.

--The specialized electrical conduction test at The Prather Practice that checks on the nervous system and circulatory system to reveal the level of Free Radicals. And how the clumping of blood cells reveals Free Radicals.

--How Free Radical pathology can be prevented or reversed. And how the best anti-aging that you can possibly do is control your Free Radical pathology.

--Why exercise in moderation helps control Free Radicals, but heavy exercise such as marathons, triathlons, and CrossFit can produce Free Radical damage. And the importance for athletes to take antioxidants to prevent Free Radical damage.

--The reason that smoking produces more Free Radical pathology than anything else you could possibly do. And how pharmaceuticals are big Free Radical pathology producers in your body.



Structure-Function Health Care (as opposed to Disease Care) is a non-pharmaceutical and safe approach to health for pregnant Moms. In this episode, you'll learn:

--Why Structure-Function Care is important for women BEFORE they get pregnant in order to detox the body from heavy metal toxicities or deal with certain gut infections that can't really be dealt with during pregnancy.

--How Zinc deficiency can cause Infertility and impact the development of the baby.

--The emphasis of diagnostics at The Prather Practice and the reason diagnostics are even more important in the Structure-Function Health Care Model compared to the Disease Care Model. And the shocking fact about how "reference ranges" on lab tests have NOTHING to do with your health.

--How almost all women become Anemic during pregnancy. And how Anemia can impact the immune system and intelligence of the developing baby.

--The correlation of kidney health to pre-eclampsia and eclampsia. And how to avoid these conditions through proper protein intake.

--The value of eating liver (or taking liver capsules!) while pregnant for the health of the baby. And what the placenta reveals about the health of the pregnancy.

--How Hemorrhoids can be avoided during pregnancy. And where Hemorrhoids come from. (Not there!)

--Why Iodine has been proven to be the biggest factor in your child's I.Q. And its impact on the child's future Thyroid health.

--Why nutritional supplementation is so important for pregnant women. And why Dr. Prather says prenatal vitamins are "the bare minimum" required.

--The importance for Chiropractic care during pregnancy to help women keep comfortable and have a smoother delivery. Plus, how there are "happy baby" Acupuncture points that help both Moms and babies.


A child's immune system is "totally different" than an adult's immune system and requires a different approach to their health care. In this episode, find out:

--Why prescription drugs for children cannot be classified as "evidence-based medicine". And why pharmaceuticals for children should always be considered a "last resort" reserved for life-threatening situations.

--The reason why Dr. Prather says 95% of all care for children should be Structure-Function Care and only 5% of their care should be based on Disease Care.

--The alternatives to pharmaceuticals for children, including Homeopathy which produces zero side effects.

--How Nitroglycerin is a Homeopathic medicine...to the surprise of many doctors who prescribe it.

--Why children react "better and quicker" to Homeopathy than adults and is a great first line of defense for their health. And why Dr. Prather says Homeopathy is "made for children".

--The shocking underestimation of deaths every year from PROPERLY prescribed prescription drugs.

--The effective herbals that can safely be used for children to boost their immune system and improve their health.

--Why Dr. Prather recommends that children (as well as all adults) should have a blood analysis, a hair analysis, and a gut analysis every year.

--How children absorb heavy metals four times faster than adults. And how Aluminum is the most common toxicity Dr. Prather sees in children, which affects their bones and causes learning disabilities.

--The importance for children to receive Chiropractic Care as "the first step in getting their health in order". And how Chiropractic Care is really targeted at the nervous system, not the bones.



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