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Flu season runs from October to March in the Northern Hemisphere. Dr. Prather will help you prepare for it. In this episode, find out:

--The signs and symptoms of flu. And how to tell the difference between the flu and a cold.

--How far water droplets carrying the flu virus can travel when someone sneezes. Plus, how long the water droplets can stay in the air to expose you to the flu virus.

--The complications of flu and how long the flu should last before it becomes really necessary to see a doctor.

--Those who are at most risk for getting the flu. And the test your doctor should give you to accurately diagnose the flu.

--Why a Structure-Function office like The Prather Practice focuses on building up the immune system instead of giving vaccinations. And the potential risks associated with taking the flu vaccine.

--Which flu vaccines you should not take because they do not work. And which flu vaccine you should ask for if you do decide to vaccinate.

--Why nutritional supplements are really "concentrated foods" you take to boost the immune system. And which supplements Dr. Prather especially recommends for the flu.

--How anti-cholesterol statin drugs make you MORE susceptible to the flu. And the supplement Dr. Prather suggests you take to help offset that susceptibility.

--That Homeopathic hospitals during the 1918 Spanish Flu had only a 10% death rate while the medical hospitals had a death rate of 90%. And how Dr. Prather uses Homeopathy to "make some amazing changes" in helping his patients fight the flu today.

--What can be done to prevent the flu. Plus, find out how bad the flu season is expected to be this year.




The average American eats 75 pounds of sugar each year when we should consume only 25 to 30 pounds per year. In this episode, find out:

--Why sugar itself is not a bad thing, but what we've done with it is.

--How the amount of fiber versus sugar in our diets has changed over the years.

--How sugar affects children differently than adults, as sugar actually changes a child's brain chemistry similar to how cocaine changes a brain. And how sugar addiction can lead to drug addiction.

--Why the problem is REFINED sugar that is more like a drug instead of the natural UNREFINED sugar that still contains all the nutrients.

--The results of Dr. Prather's tests on his kids and their friends in choosing between snacks made with refined versus unrefined sugar.

--Why you need a lot of fiber to properly process sugar. (And why oatmeal cookies can be good for you if done correctly.)

--How sugar changes I.Q., speed of learning, and the ability to concentrate.

--How sugar affects our immune system. And the links between sugar and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity.

--The healthy alternatives to sugar: Stevia (which Dr. Prather calls his favorite since it contains NEGATIVE calories), Xylitol (which helps with cavities and strengthens teeth), Honey (which if grown locally helps fight allergies), and Rapidura.

--How purified fruit juices can be a problem since they take out all the fiber (and why Dr. Prather is pro-pulp).




Our Endocrine System influences how we think, our emotions, and who we are. Dr. Prather calls it "The Chemical Master" of our body. In this episode, you'll discover:

--That Endocrine System problems include hair loss, weight gain, a general feeling of malaise and fatigue. And even our happiness is connected to it. Anxiety and Depression often go away when the Endocrine System is fixed.

--Why women have an Endocrine System that is a moving target, while men have a very simple system. And hear the amazing explanation on why a healthy Endocrine system makes someone more attractive!

--How growing boys can become taller (with a variance of up to 4 inches) if their endocrine system is balanced properly. And why Jr. High basketball players come to see Dr. Prather to become taller!

--How Pituitary and Hypothalamus can impact the menstrual cycles of young women who often are encouraged to go on prescription birth control to balance out their periods. (And the unhealthy side effects of long term birth control use.)

--How pharmaceuticals can damage the Endocrine System. For example, how Synthroid causes depression in 80% of users. And how even Aspirin and Ibuprofen impact our Endocrine System in a negative way.

--The role the Parathyroids play in Calcium regulation (which if not balanced properly can lead to Osteoporosis or Kidney Stones).

--Why Headaches, Hypertension, Panic Attacks, and Anxiety are linked to Adrenal Gland function. And how 80% of High Blood Pressure is rooted in the Adrenal Glands.

--How Dr. Prather says we abuse our Pancreas and its importance to our health and wellness (such as in Type II Diabetes). And why Dr. Prather says Type 2 Diabetes can be controlled WITHOUT medication.

--The role of the gonads (the eggs and testes) in our Endocrine system and in regulating our hormones. And how our Endocrine System is directly tied to our sexual health, our muscle strength, and remaining young and vibrant. Plus, why Dr, Prather says declining Hormones result in aging instead of aging being the cause of declining Hormones.

--Why the chemicals in our food and water can damage sperm count in men and change the proper hormonal balance in our bodies.




Trigger points are muscle knots that can refer pain to different areas of the body. Certain Trigger Points are even related to different diseases. In this episode, we talk about:

--How EVERYBODY has Trigger Points to some degree. And how every patient at The Prather Practice with Musculoskeletal problems receives Trigger Point Therapy.

--The definition of Trigger Points and the pain they cause. And how most doctors can miss the true source of the pain due to a lack of understanding of these Trigger Points.

--That PMS cramps "can go away immediately" by releasing Trigger Points. Plus, how spasms of the esophagus and other internal problems can be treated through Trigger Point Therapy.

--Why kidney problems can kick off certain Trigger Points. And how those Trigger Points, in turn, can also affect the kidneys.

--That releasing Trigger Points can help reduce Anxiety and Depression levels immediately. And why everyone should be checked annually for Trigger Points by a Structure-Function specialist.

--How we could achieve a 60% savings in our nation's health care costs with an 85% improvement in the health of the nation if we had a health care system based on 80% Structure-Function Care and 20% Disease Care.

--The treatments for Trigger Points, including: Manual Pressure, Spray and Stretch, Rapid Release, Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound, Needling, and Trigger Point Injections.

--Why the body spasms post-surgery and results in every post-surgical patient having Trigger Points.

--How Trigger Point Therapy is covered by insurance. And how John F. Kennedy wouldn't have become President of the United States without Trigger Point Therapy.

--Why people fly in from all over the country to be treated for TMJ by Dr. Prather. And how Trigger Points are heavily involved with TMJ and 70% of all Headaches.




Copper Toxicity is a common problem that can have a huge effect on your hormones and nervous system. In this episode, you'll learn:

--How Copper Toxicity can lead to depression, hormone imbalance, anorexia, fibroid tumors, immune system issues, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, PMS symptoms, headaches, osteoporosis, and scoliosis.

--The relationship between Copper and Zinc in your body, and why they must be in balance. (Plus, why Copper is more associated with females and Zinc is more associated with males.)

--Why a Hair Analysis test (which you should have annually) is the least-expensive and most accurate method of measuring your body's mineral levels.

--How the brain is very sensitive to Zinc and Copper. (And the interesting relationship between those levels and the tendency to be more right-brained or left-brained.)

--The impact of copper pipes and water softeners on Copper Toxicity (and why the shower is the most common source of copper toxicity.)

--The children Dr. Prather has seen "cured completely" from dyslexia after getting their Copper-Zinc levels balanced, And why almost 100% of teenage girls have this mineral imbalance.

--The dangers of low Copper for increased stroke and cardiovascular risk, and the particular dangers for women on birth control.

--How viral, fungal, and bacterial infections are linked to your Copper and Zinc levels.

--Why Copper-Zinc ratios can have a dramatic effect on infertility, making expensive fertility treatments unnecessary.

--The amazing story of a Mom whose daughter has found tremendous relief after Dr. Prather identified and treated her toxic Copper levels.




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.




5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's Disease, with an estimate of 14 million diagnosed by 2050. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How 90% of Alzheimer's cases are age-related, while the remaining 10% of early onset cases are caused by a genetic issue.

--The role of free radicals, fatty acids, lowered oxygenation, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, atherosclerosis, inflammation, head trauma, smoking, depression, and pharmaceuticals in the formation of Alzheimer's Disease.

--Why the current treatments for Alzheimer's are described as "lackluster at best". And why the deaths from Alzheimer's are likely underreported on death certificates.

--How the Prather Practice helps fight Alzheimer's by dealing with the root issues that cause the disease. And how anemia increases your odds of getting Alzheimer's.

--The role aerobic exercise, education level, and diet can play in preventing Alzheimer's. Plus, how coconut oil and B vitamins can benefit Alzheimer's patients.

--Why the medical mindset of "one cause, one cure" is not beneficial to treat Alzheimer's, which may have multiple different causes. And why the Structure/Function model of getting the body back into homeostasis can be a more beneficial approach.

--The Brain Core Therapy that is the best and most powerful way to exercise and improve the brain to help with ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and Alzheimer's. And why Dr. Prather calls it the "best" therapy now available for Alzheimer's.

--How Auriculotherapy (microcurrent stimulation of the ear) helps rewire the brain to make it work better. And why it helps advanced Alzheimer's patients.

--The benefits of chiropractic treatment in the Atlas area for Alzheimer's patients (as well as for Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis patients). Plus, how Acupuncture can benefit Alzheimer's patients.

--How liver congestion can kick off Alzheimer's. And how Aluminum and Mercury toxicity are important considerations.




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.




One of the specialties of The Prather Pratice, as they are able to help people find relief after they have lost hope. In this episode, you'll learn:  

--How approximately 20% of people have chronic headaches (meaning more than 15 days in a month with a headache). And the shocking majority of chronic headache sufferers that have given up on seeking medical help because they have found no relief.

--The difference between tension headaches, migraine headaches and cluster headaches. And which type of headache is more common in women, and which kind of headache is more common in men.

--How chronic headache sufferers usually start getting headaches as children. And why Dr. Prather says that is the best time to solve the issue.

--The gentle chiropractic adjustment of the upper neck which Dr. Prather specializes in that makes a huge impact on headaches in about 90% of patients.

--How you can actually get a "rebound headache" from prescription headache medication! And the more effective alternatives to ineffective prescription drugs.

--The various triggers of migraine headaches such as hormones, allergies, infections, anemia, liver toxicity, and kidney problems. And how Dr. Prather can usually stop a migraine DURING an attack.

--The diagnostics important for migraines so that the underlying cause can be determined, such as: heavy metal toxicity, food allergies, inflammation in the body, and gut imbalances.

--Why Dr. Prather calls Auricular Therapy one of the best pain relief treatments available, especially for migraines. And how the treatment "rewires" the brain.

--How taller guys with much shorter wives are usually the ones with cluster headaches. And why Dr. Prather says the Atlas Orthogonal Adjustment is the only thing can be done for a cluster headache.

--How those with headaches are three times as likely to get depression than the average person.  




Antibiotic resistance is one of the world's most pressing health problems. And it is due to the misuse and overuse of these important, life-saving drugs. In this episode, you'll discover:

--How the inventors of antibiotics feared the overuse of them so that they would be rendered ineffective.

--The shocking number of times the inventors of antibiotics felt that the drugs SHOULD be used in one's lifetime.

--How antibiotics make viruses and yeast infections STRONGER (but yet some doctors prescribe them anyway).

--The procedure a patient SHOULD go through before receiving an antibiotic. (It's unlikely your doctor goes through this process!)

--How 80% of the time antibiotics are given in the U.S., the patient doesn't even have a bacterial infection.

--Why an antibiotic damages your immune system when you take it. (And how an antibiotic can make a virus more ingrained in your system.)

--The number of rounds of antibiotics that increase a child's chances of developing a learning disability by a factor of 10.

--How the Structure-Function Health Care Model offers answers to patients in a post-antibiotic world. (Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Homeopathics, Herbals).

--Take the antibiotic quiz from the Centers for Disease Control.

--What parents should do when their children are sick instead of pressuring the doctor for an antibiotic.




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