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It's that time of year when the flu season charges upon us. What should you do to best protect yourself from the flu? In this episode, you'll learn:

--The symptoms of the flu and how those symptoms differ from a cold. And the health conditions and populations which have a greater risk for the flu.

--Why Dr. Prather doesn't get a flu shot...and hasn't had the flu since high school.

--How last year's flu shot had an effectiveness of 47%, which was considered successful.

--How the Centers for Disease Control does NOT recommend the nasal spray vaccine option this year.

--Why you shouldn't just rely on the vaccine and should take steps to boost your immune system.

--The serious potential side effects from the flu shot, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome patients Dr. Prather has treated whose problems began with the flu vaccine.

--Why you need to measure your immune system through blood tests to know the true status of your health. And how your immune system is one of the biggest indicators of how long you'll live.

--Why Dr. Prather has a stricter standard when reading blood work than the average Medical Doctor. (The difference between Structure/Function Health Care and Disease Care.)

--How Dr. Prather makes it a priority to determine WHY your immune system is compromised (and 80% of the time the culprit is the gut).

--That Homeopathic hospitals only had a 10% death rate during the Spanish Flu, while medical hospitals had a 90% death rate. And how Homeopathy can help you to prevent and fight the flu.



Homeopathy is a safe and proven alternative to dangerous prescription drugs, without any side effects. And it's something you should consider adding to your own health care. In this episode, find out:

--How homeopathic hospitals had a 10% death rate during the Spanish Flu, while the medical hospitals had a 90% death rate.

--Why we would not have modern medicine today if it weren't for Homeopathy. And how Nitroglycerin is actually a Homeopathic Medicine.

--The Law of Similars upon which Homeopathy is based. And how vaccinations and allergy shots are based upon this philosophy as well.

--Why Homeopathy works whether you believe in it or not (as there is no placebo effect). And how it works well for animals and children.

--How Dr. Prather has access to 80,000 different Homeopathic remedies. And the Electrodermal Screening technology he uses to determine the exact remedy each patient needs.

--The dangers of polypharmacy (taking five or more prescription drugs) and why Dr. Prather recommends taking no more than three. And the shocking number of pharmaceuticals prescribed to the average person over 70.

--Why Homeopathy is recommended for children (and pregnant women) as a safe alternative to dangerous pharmaceuticals. And the homeopathic remedies Dr. Prather recommends for parents to keep in their medicine cabinet for their children's coughs and fevers.

--How Dr. Prather sees great results in using homeopathy for hormone balance, detoxification, infections, viruses, and histoplasmosis.

--Why homeopathy should be looked to FIRST before antibiotics.

--How homeopathy can also be used to treat patients on an emotional and psychological level for depression and anxiety to bring calmness and relaxation with no side effects.



The holidays are a time of joy and family, but also can be a time of stress. In this episode, discover:

--The physiological definition of stress and how our emotions can take our bodies out of their normal balance.

--That there is an increase in suicides, stress-related hospitalizations, and death around the holidays.

--How the Centers for Disease Control reports 90% of all diseases have an underlying cause of stress, including Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and weight gain around the middle.

--The most common denominator in patients with low back pain and how it relates to their work.

--How men and women react differently to stress, including which sex gets stressed more easily and which sex cannot maintain stress levels as long.

--A quiz about signs of stress and anxiety symptoms that you might have.

--How 80% of the Chiropractic adjustments that Dr. Prather makes are related to stress. And which muscles that Dr. Prather calls his "tension evaluation points".

--How 25% of all pharmaceuticals prescribed are for stress-related issues like depression and anxiety. And the natural alternatives to prescription drugs that Dr. Prather recommends to his patients such as homeopathic and herbal formulas, vitamins, and minerals.

--The technology that allows Dr. Prather to test specifically for the exact natural products to which your body will best respond.

--How Dr. Prather uses Acupuncture to give "immediate relief" to the pain of Pancreatitis.

--How gratitude actually lowers the levels of stress hormones in your body. Plus, how positive emotions can add up to seven years to your life.

--Why you need to learn to breathe properly to shift your body from a fight-flight response to a rest-digest mode. And why Dr. Prather says "the biggest indicator of how long you live" is connected to how deep you breathe.



It's a common problem as 12% of the population has thyroid disease (and 60% of those patients are unaware). Yet, Dr. Prather says less than 1% of us actually have a properly-functioning thyroid. In this episode, we talk about:

--Why the older you are, the likelihood of thyroid issues increases. Plus, how women are more likely to have thyroid disease.

--How Dr. Prather's personal battle as a young man with Graves' Disease (a hyper-functioning thyroid) inspired him to his career.

--The two systems that control the body (Nervous and Endocrine) and why Dr. Prather tells patients those must be fixed first. Plus, why the Thyroid is described as the workhorse of the Endocrine system.

--How Indiana is in the Top 5 states for thyroid problems due to low iodine in our soil.

--How Thyroid affects almost EVERYTHING: hair loss, nail health, weight gain, weight loss, constipation, diarrhea, skin health, heart, blood pressure, cholesterol, brain activity, I.Q., infertility, postpartum depression, menopause.

--Why most doctors misread blood tests and misdiagnose patients as having properly-working thyroids. And the "can't miss" explanation of what reference ranges on blood tests REALLY mean.

--The various diseases of the Thyroid: Hypothyroid, Hyperthyroid, Euthyroid, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's Disease, Thyroiditis, and Thyroid Cancer.

--The safe and natural thyroid treatment alternatives to the terrible side-effects from surgery or prescription drugs (Including how 80% of those on Synthroid develop depression). Why Dr. Prather says the medical approach to thyroid is not successful. And how Dr. Prather's goal is to actually fix the thyroid so that it no longer needs treatment.

--How 80% of autoimmune disease starts in the gut and why the gut plays a role for thyroid issues caused by autoimmune problems. And the role that food allergies have on the thyroid.

--How Chiropractic and Acupuncture help thyroid function by balancing the nervous system. And how hair analysis can be a key test for thyroid function if there are toxins or an imbalance present.



Most doctors say there is nothing that can be done about Fibromyalgia, making it a very frustrating for patients. But Dr. Prather has a different message. In this episode, you'll learn:

--That Fibromyalgia is misdiagnosed a tremendous amount, both telling patients they have Fibromyalgia (when they don't) and telling patients that they don't have Fibromyalgia (when they do).

--How Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease of the lymphatic system, where a pathogen or toxin has hit the Lymph system.

--How to diagnose Fibromyalgia by "POKING" the patient. And why it is an easy diagnosis for Dr. Prather to make as a Chiropractor, when Medical Doctors have more difficulty.

--How proper diagnosis of Fibromyalgia is critical, especially finding which one of the "thousands" of different possible underlying causes behind it. And the 3 types of diagnostic tests you need to determine that root cause.

--How Dr. Prather says he finds that the root cause of Fibromyalgia is in the gut for the majority of cases.

--Why Chiropractic care to get the nervous system working properly is important for Fibromyalgia patients and can produce "dramatic" results from just getting the body in proper position.

--How Acupuncture (even non-needle options!) benefits Fibromyalgia patients through reduced inflammation and decreased pain levels.

--Why Dr. Prather says Diathermy is one of his favorite ways of getting the Lymphatic system flowing so that the pain "is just gone " after the treatment.

--How Dr. Prather uses Homeopathy to boost the body's immune response to specific infections that cause Fibromyalgia. And why he says that treating Fibromyalgia without Homeopathy is a "disservice" to patients.

--How diet impacts Fibromyalgia patients and why figuring out which foods you are allergic to is important.



It's hard to diagnose tick-borne disease, frustrating both patients and doctors as it mimics other diseases. In this episode, you'll discover:

--Why doctors often roll their eyes when they hear the term Lyme Disease and the controversy over testing for it.

--The astonishing number of tickborne infections that are quickly mutating with new ones that are being discovered every day.

--How tickborne disease can lead to an autoimmune disease. And how Lupus patients are often misdiagnosed when they really have an infection.

--How immune-suppressing drugs are often given that make the problem MUCH worse.

--That Rickettsia infection is far more common in Indiana than Lyme Disease and that they have to be treated differently. And how most patients who say that they have Lyme Disease actually have something else.

--Why dog owners are at a higher risk for such diseases. And why you should not allow your dog to sleep on your bed.

--How Homeopathy can make a huge difference for patients who have exhausted every antibiotic known to man.

--How getting the gut working properly is the key to rebuilding a person's immune system.

--Why Dr. Prather says no one is better at determining how to battle an infection than the body itself...IF it's given the opportunity to do so.

--Why thorough blood tests and a G.I. Effects stool kit are important to effectively battle these kinds of diseases.



80% of our immune system is in the gut. The gut is "the #1 determinant" to a person's health, but is even more important for children. In this episode, find out:

--That there are more cells in your gut that are "not you" than are "you" (meaning they match your DNA.). And if you didn't have these creatures inside of you, you'd die.

--The "revolutionary" findings coming out from the National Institutes of Health research on the gut that will change how our health care system treats diseases.

--How every child should be checked for gut health, but especially children with learning disabilities, tummy problems, allergies, eczema, ADD, ADHD, autoimmune issues, and ear infections.

--Why it is a "disaster waiting to happen" if a child has had six or more antibiotic treatments while under the age of 5.

--How a child is more susceptible than an adult for gut problems to impact their brain.

--How ear infections are related to gut health.

--Why all autoimmune diseases are a result of a failed immune system. And why the standard medical approach of destroying the immune system for autoimmune disease is wrong and contradicts science.

--Why gluten leads to a "leaky gut". And why people today are having more problems with gluten.

--What a G.I. Effects Stool Kit will reveal about your health. And how Dr. Prather rebuilds gut health for patients.

--Why a stool kit is "absolutely essential" for pregnant women as the health of a child will be determined by the Mom's health.



As Dr. Prather says, "If you don't test, you don't know." Proper diagnostics are key to getting to the root cause of your health condition so that the doctor knows which direction to go. In this episode, you'll discover:

--The three tests you should have every single year to find out what's going on in your body.

--The difference in training and focus on bloodwork between Dr. Prather and the average Medical Doctor.

--Why Dr. Prather often notices abnormalities in his patients' bloodwork when a patient's Medical Doctor describes them as "normal".

--The Prather Profile comprehensive blood analysis that covers "every aspect of your health" and is recommended annually for everyone.

--The story of a 12-year-old girl who was struggling in school and having Attention Deficit problems. But after discovering low iron in her blood tests, she had a complete turnaround after just a couple of days of iron supplementation.

--Why an annual blood test can help prevent diseases like cancer and heart disease as those diseases are developing long before they are diagnosed.

--What is included in The Prather Profile Blood Analysis, and how it checks every organ system.

--How too LOW cholesterol can be more dangerous than high cholesterol, and why high cholesterol is "anti-aging". (Plus, why the HDL and LDL ratio is what you should be looking at instead of the overall number.)

--The connection between an improperly-functioning liver and hormonal imbalances. (And how hot flashes in women can be eliminated when the liver is balanced out.)

--How Dr. Prather almost never finds a patient with a correctly-working hormone system. (And how patients can eliminate anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medications once the root cause imbalance is dealt with.)



Dr. Prather says that the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Adjustment is the #1 treatment he does in his office to make the biggest change in someone's health. And 80% of us need it. In this episode, we talk about:

--How this treatment changed Dr. Prather's life as a young man when he battled Graves' Disease and thyroid issues.

--That the Atlas (the top vertebra) is the most important Chiropractic adjustment and also the most difficult adjustment to make.

--The two areas of the body Dr. Prather says that MUST be balanced out first in order for someone to achieve better health.

--The IMMEDIATE and dramatic results patients see from the treatment.

--How Dr. Prather is the only board certified Atlas Orthogonist in the state of Indiana and how people come from all over to receive this treatment.

--How the adjustment itself only takes a couple of seconds, but Dr. Prather can sometimes spend an hour analyzing how to set up the precise adjustment.

--Why patients often complain of pain in other areas, such as low back, when they really need their Atlas adjusted. And how the Atlas adjustment is "the key" to holding all other Chiropractic adjustments in the body.

--Why Dr. Prather says this adjustment makes everything else he does in his comprehensive wellness center work better.

--How the control center of every organ center in the body is in the upper cervical spine area.

--Why every patient with Multiple Sclerosis should have an Atlas Orthogonal adjustment.


A proven plan for 60% fewer hospital admissions, 59% fewer hospital stays, 62% fewer outpatient surgeries and procedures, and 85% savings in pharmaceuticals. In this episode, you'll find out:

--How Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois did a seven year experiment of Structure/Function Health Care as the primary health care portal.

--How Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois now boasts the Highest patient satisfaction rate of any HMO group in the nation.

--The satisfaction rate that specialists (such as Cardiologists and Oncologists) gave the Structure-Function model versus the Disease Care model.

--How Structure-Function Health Care gets to the root cause of the problem, while Disease Care focuses on treating symptoms.

--How adverse reactions are reduced by an astounding 80% since Structure/Function Health care causes no harm.

--Why Dr, Prather sees the need for the Structure-Function Health Care Model to better communicate and collaborate and not be so independent.

--Why lab tests and diagnostics are even more important in the Structure-Function Health Care Model.

--Why Dr. Prather says that the underlying problem is that we do not have a complete health care system.

--The proposed role Dr. Prather sees for Health Savings Accounts in his health care reform solution.

--Dr. Prather's prediction of "happy, healthy 120 year-olds" in the very near future.


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