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Welcome to Season 5- "Better Together!"

New Episode Streaming Now on Demand with Special Guest 

Marc Prescott

Topic:  Better Together:  Taking Care of our Aging Parents

Better Together: Taking Care of our Aging Parents with Special Guest Marc Prescott

A former award winning television reporter  and producer Marc Prescott turned his attention to healthcare more than a decade ago. Marc works mostly now in senior care and calls himself a “life improver”. He assists with case managing, companionship, K9 therapy with his beloved dog Murray and just general peace of mind for families dealing with aging parents. He calls this “the most rewarding, toughest job I’ve ever done!” Marc has clients all over the country and he and Murray currently live in San Diego, CA.  Marc’s contact info is: marc@hchmedia.com

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About The Show/Podcast

What is your view on health, your health?  Join us as we discuss relevant topics that help to shape your view to inspire and motivate you into action to be all that you can be.  
During A Healthier View Podcast we will talk about all things health and wellness geared around spirit, mind and body (nutrition, disease management, fitness, healthy living, prevention, mood disorders)  Join Beth and Dr. Scott Clitheroe for an engaging and entertaining conversation on all things health and wellness.  What is your story?  We want to hear from you so that your story can help someone else.  
It's Up2Me with "A Healthier View" to be all that I can be! 

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Podcasts on Demand

Finding My Voice and a Cause:  Raising Awareness about Human Trafficking with Guest Paul Swek

Human trafficking is a crime that forcefully exploits women, men, and children. According to the United Nations, human trafficking affects every country in the world but it’s not talked about enough. So we’re talking about it. In this episode Paul Swek joins us  to talk more about human trafficking, find support, resources and ways you can take action.  You can find more information and additional ways to help in the fight with human trafficking here:  




Topic:  Why is digestion important?

Digestion is important because your body needs nutrients from food and drink to work properly and stay healthy. Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water are nutrients. Your digestive system breaks nutrients into parts small enough for your body to absorb and use for energy, growth, and cell repair. Join Dr Clitheroe and Beth as they talk about digestive health on today’s show.

Premiere Episode "What Happened?" The Unrest

Episode 2 "The Grief" (and the Hope)

Episode 3 "The Promise"

Welcome to Pandemic " God Has Prepared Us, Are You Listening?", a 3 part round-table series starring all Up2Me Radio Show Hosts!  

About the Series:

The Collective "Voices of Up2Me Radio have come together in one voice to instill "HOPE"  The 2020 Corona Virus Pandemic has touched every human in the world and brought all external (outside of your home) activities to a sudden STOP!  A hard and sudden STOP!   The destructive impact of the pandemic has resulted in millions afflicted with the virus and fighting for their life, mass deaths, mass unemployment, business shut downs, racial unrest and a major economic downturn. Fear and uncertainty is among the masses.  Faith is being tested and many are seeking understanding for the worldly unknowns for basic survival. We are in earthly uncharted waters but not for believers who know the full story. Hope has to be restored in a way like never before in our lifetime. 

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Why Stretching Is Important with Special Guests Todd Nunally and Traci Haines.

Join Beth, along with special guests Todd Nunnally & Traci Haines, as they talk about how stretching keeps the muscles flexible, strong, and healthy, and we need that flexibility to maintain a range of motion in the joints. Without it, the muscles shorten and become tight. Then, when you call on the muscles for activity, they are weak and unable to extend all the way. That puts you at risk for joint pain, strains, and muscle damage.  For example, sitting in a chair all day results in tight hamstrings in the back of the thigh. That can make it harder to extend your leg or straighten your knee all the way, which inhibits walking. Likewise, when tight muscles are suddenly called on for a strenuous activity that stretches them, such as playing tennis, they may become damaged from suddenly being stretched. Injured muscles may not be strong enough to support the joints, which can lead to joint injury.

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Topic: A Healthy Approach to Back Care with Special Guests Mark Queralt, MD and Sylvia Deily, DC.

Back pain may be constant or sudden, mild or debilitating. Get the facts on back pain treatments, including medication, exercise, and chiropractic care. Join Beth and Dr. Clitheroe as they discuss back care with Mark Queralt, MD and Sylvia Deily, DC.  

Mark Queralt, MD is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and received his medical degree from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For more than two decades Dr. Queralt has specialized in the treatment of spinal pain and injuries. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern and attained a sub-specialty in pain medicine from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Queralt is also a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Sylvia Deily, DC, is an orthopedic associate provider for the Musculoskeletal Institute at UT Health Austin. As a chiropractor and rehabilitation specialist, she brings a unique perspective to the assessment and care of patients. Sylvia is passionate about empowering patients with the knowledge and skills to help themselves, and she strives to provide individualized care that comes from understanding each patient’s needs and goals.

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Topic:  Exercise 101

Maybe you’ve been meaning to start but just haven’t found the right routine … or even the right exercise hack. Perhaps you’re recovering from an injury or haven’t gotten around to it. Whatever your excuse, I’m here to tell you that today is the day to start working out.  That’s because the benefits of exercise are far more than just losing weight or achieving that “bikini body.” Exercise benefits everything from your sleep quality to your energy level, and even your memory. From making you happier to helping you live longer, regular exercise is key to living a healthy, balanced life.  Join Beth & Dr Clitheroe as they talk about the benefits of exercise in today’s show.

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A Subscriber to the show won a free drawing for a complimentary one hour online fitness training session with Host Beth!  Your Health Matters!

Topic: Relay For Life – Paint The World Purple with Special Guest Becky Breaux, Community Development Manager for American Cancer Society, Louisiana.

Relay For Life is a community-based fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Each year, more than 5,000 Relay For Life events take place in over twenty countries. Events are held in local communities, university campuses and in virtual campaigns. As the American Cancer Society's most successful fundraiser and the organization's signature event, the mission of Relay For Life is to raise funds to improve cancer survival, decrease the incidence of cancer, and improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their caretakers.

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TOPIC: Meditation as a Stress Reliever with Special Guest Anna Vu-Wallace MD

Join Beth & Dr Clitheroe as they discuss mediation and the importance of quieting the mind with Dr. Anna Vu-Wallace.  Anna Vu-Wallace, MD, is an Internal Medicine physician with a focus on peri-operative medicine. She is a former part-owner and has served as Medical Director and Board Member for Hospital Internists of Austin. She began her meditation study over a decade ago with an Eastern practice and is now practicing Centering meditation. She is trained and certified to teach the Centering Method through Contemplative Outreach. Dr. Vu also studied stress-reduction and the relaxation response through the Benson-Henry Institute, Harvard Medical School.

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Topic:  Dealing With Anxiety During The Covid 19 Outbreak and In Everyday Life with Special Guest Tanya Hiser

In this special edition Hosts Beth and Dr. Scott Clitheroe welcome Special Guest Tanya Hiser to the conversation.  With the world dealing with the Covid 19 outbreak in today's conversation we will talk about mental health.  As we focus on our physical health this conversation will go in depth of how equally important it is for us to address and take care of our mental health too.   

Meet Tanya Hiser:

Tanya’s alter ego of Wonder Woman artfully personifies her seemingly limitless energy and compassion for suffering. She is fiercely protective and loyal, and deeply committed to her clients. Her ability to infuse challenging therapeutic work with humor bespeaks Tanya’s perspective on life — that it is filled with both hardship and joy, and it is our job to embrace both, while moving resolutely forward. The issues at hand, be they anxiety, addiction, trauma or depression are only gateways to discovering healing, balance and wellness on multiple levels. She will assist you in becoming the abundant, vibrant best version of yourself by helping you release old patterns of thinking and behaving that are stopping you from being who you want to be.

With many years in leadership as well as clinical practice, as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional holding certification in Nutrition and Mental Health, Tanya brings a wealth of experience and a wide ranging skill set to her work. She loves seeing teens, who are instantly at ease in her presence. She also enjoys working with children, adult individuals, women in transition, college students, and couples, as well as parents needing support and guidance. With her extensive knowledge of AODA issues, she is a tremendous resource for those with these as co-occuring issues.

While not in fact a super hero, with Tanya on your team, you will feel the all the benefits of a powerful force for healing and growth.

You can reach Tanya at Tanya212Psychotherapy@yahoo.com

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The importance of getting kids/teens involved in sports: an interview with 

Coach Bob Hasseman

In today’s episode Beth & Dr. Clitheroe interview Bob Hasseman. Join them as they discuss the importance of kids/teens fitness, recreation and health. The significance of fitness for kids lies in the encouragement of an active and healthy lifestyle, as well as promoting preventive health care and the prevention of obesity. Numerous studies have shown that the habits and lifestyle choices people develop as children tend to continue throughout their lives.

Bob was a wrestling coach at Franklin Community High School from 1986-2019. Bob's time as head coach brought great success for FCHS: His teams won 18 IHSAA Sectional, 11 Regional, 8 Semi-State, 18 County and 17 Conference team titles. Coach Hasseman, who retired in 2019, was a dedicated coach and was the driving force behind Franklin Wrestling.

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The Hidden Road Map- Your Body's Chakra System with Special Guest Linda Yoonjin

Tune in as we will talk about the hidden road map within our body’s chakra system that lead to enlightenment and soul’s completion. Chakras are energy centers in the body that indicate our physical, emotional, and spiritual characteristics—but did you know that they’re the road map to spiritual enlightenment and completion? Not many people know that, and even more people don’t know how to tap into the power of the chakras.  In this conversation Linda will briefly explain what chakras are, why this is important and the road map of enlightenment hidden in the chakra system. This is invaluable information that can jumpstart your spiritual growth and wisdom into discovering the essence of human existence.For more information you can reach Linda at Linda@changeyourenergy.com https://www.changeyourenergy.com/

Guest Linda Yoonjin

"Change Your Energy" a pathway to a healthier, happier and more peaceful life  with Special Guest Linda Yoonjin, Creative Director, Change Your Energy (www,changeyourenergy.com)

In this Part I episode Beth, Scott and Linda discuss the physical, mental and spiritual pathways to health and wellness.  Learn more about the energy pathways of your body and mind in addition to how you can "take back your brain" for a healthier, happier and more peaceful you!  Linda walks you through "how to steps" with great insight on how you too can change your energy!

Guest Davis L. Katz, MD, MPH

Topic:  The Importance of Eating Healthy

David L. Katz, MD, MPH is a preventive medicine specialist and globally recognized authority on lifestyle medicine. He is the founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, and founder/President of the True Health Initiative, a coalition of more than 500 world-renowned physicians, scientists, and nutrition experts who are committed to establishing and communicating a growing scientific consensus on the optimal diet for human beings and the planet.  He is also the founder and CEO of Diet ID, a company working to make diet a vital sign. His 17th book, How to Eat (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2020), co-written with Mark Bittman, is due out in March.

You can find out more info at:




Guest Shawn Gautreaux

Topic:  The Importance of Taking Care of Your Mental Health with Special Guest Shawn Gautreaux, Life Optimization Coach and Owner of Abundant Life Consulting

Tune in as Hosts Beth and Dr. Scott Clitheroe welcome Shawn to A Healthier View Conversation about taking care of your mental health with Life Optimization Coach Shawn Gautreaux.

Shawn Gautreaux is a wife and mother of two fabulous kids. Shawn has worked for the Public School System as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) for 21 years.  She is a Licenced Professional Counselor - Supervisor (LPC-S), Life Optimization Coach, and Certified in Vegan and Vegetarian Nutrition.  She recently opened her own business, Abundant Life Consulting, in Thibodaux, LA, where she uses a Knowledge Based Approach to Healing Physically, Mentally, and Emotionally.  Utilizing research based information and experience to help her clients thrive. 

You can find out more about Shawn at www.abundantlifeconsultingsg.com

*Special "Free Health Coaching Session" drawing for Subscribers of the Show, not a subscriber, no problem scroll up and subscribe now! Winner announced in next week's show!

Guest Dr. Peter Osborne

No Pain No Grain with Special Guest Dr. Peter Osborne

Join the conversation with Dr. Clitheroe,  Beth and Dr. Peter Osborne. Dr. Osborne is the director of Origins Health Care in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a chiropractor, a Doctor of pastoral science, a Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist author of a best-selling book called No Grain No Pain. He is often referred to as “The Gluten Free Warrior” and is one of the most sought after alternative and nutritional experts in the world. Dr. Osborne encourages people to make their own health care decisions based upon research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. Join Dr. Clitheroe and Beth as they discuss what functional medicine means, the importance of healthy eating and ways to take your health into your own hands. You can find out more about his clinic, programs and other wellness solutions at: https://drpeterosborne.com/ or contact Origins Health Care at originshealthcare@gmail.com

Guest Brandon Rhodes

Topic:  Importance of Personal Health and Worksite Wellness Programs

Tune in as Hosts Beth and Dr. Clitheroe welcomes Brandon Rhodes from TGMC located in Houma, LA to the conversation, as they discuss the importance of personal health and worksite wellness programs. Elevated healthcare costs are the biggest single risk most employers face.  As the cost of health care continues to rise, profits are weakened and employers must decide how they will keep their businesses running while continuing to provide healthcare coverage for their employees.  This requires employers to implement many different cost containment strategies such as offering high deductible health care plans, changing insurance carriers, reducing benefits, cost shifting and offering health and wellness programs in the workplace.  Brandon Rhodes is a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in worksite wellness solutions that emphasizes wellness program deployment and engagement, health risk management, healthy living, and health promotion programs.  You can contact Brandon at www.360wellness.us or info@360wellness.us or call him at 985-855-3604.

Guest Melinda Perez

Topic:  Faith, Personal Empowerment with Fitness

In this episode Hosts Beth and Dr. Clitheroe welcome Melinda Perez to the conversation.

Melinda Perez is a Truth and Fitness instructor based in Georgia. She provides women with an alternative to Yoga combining stretches, cardio, Pilates and powerful declarations. Each class helps to shift your thoughts towards a more positive mindset while strengthening your body. She currently holds two local studios and will be launching an online program early 2020.

Episode on How to Control Your Stress

How to Control Your Stress - New Season Opening Episode of A Healthier View with Hosts Beth Sims and Dr Scott Clitheroe.

In this episode Beth and Scott open the season talking about stress, what it is, common causes and how to control it.  As we go about our busy days, we have to learn how to balance our lives, take charge of our health and limit the stressors in our current life.  Stress is a killer so tune and to hear some tips on how to limit and control your stress.

Guest Amber Frelin

Theta Healing with Special Guest Amber Frelin, Theta Healing Practitioner, Fitness & Nutrition Coach

Theta Healing uses applies Kinesiology (muscle testing) techniques to gain insight into the limiting belief systems or "blocks" of one's subconscious mind. With the subconscious mind running up to 98% of a person's thoughts and decision-making process it's not surprising that people are not always seeing the results they desire in their lives. Until we get the subconscious mind on board with what someone is consciously wanting to experience, the person will continue to get the same results. To learn more visit Amber for a Free Webinar at http://bit.ly/Quantum-Body-Start and connect in to her Free Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/thetrinityroom/

Episode about Hormones

Let's Tallk About Hormones!

In this episode Beth talks about ways you can balance your hormones. Did you know?

  • Hormonal imbalances affect many millions of people worldwide, in the forms of common disorders like diabetes, thyroid disorders, menstrual irregularities, infertility, low testosterone and estrogen dominance
  • Symptoms include feeling anxious, tired, irritable, gaining or losing weight, not sleeping well and noticing changes in your sex drive, focus and appetite
  • Causes for hormonal imbalances include poor gut health, inflammation, high amounts of stress, genetic susceptibility and toxicity
  • Natural treatments include eating an anti-inflammatory diet, consuming enough omega-3s, getting good sleep, exercising and controlling stress
Episode Are you Physically Fit

Begins Streaming on 5/22/2019 at 11 am ET

So you want to lose weight?  How to lose weight and maintain a good diet is the topic of this conversation.

Maybe you’ve been meaning to start a fitness program but just haven’t found the right routine… Perhaps you’re recovering from an injury or haven’t gotten around to it. Whatever your excuse, we are here to tell you that today is the day to start working out.

That’s because the benefits of exercise are far more than just losing weight. Exercise benefits everything from your sleep quality to your energy level, and even your memory. From making you happier to helping you live longer, regular exercise is key to living a healthy, balanced life.   

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Reasons You Should Start Working Out Today

  • Boost happiness levels
· Reduce your risk of heart disease naturally· Sleep better· Get an energy boost· Increase strength and flexibility· Improve memory· Perform better at work· Become less susceptible to disease
  • Will help with weight management

Even if you only have five minutes to work out, it IS worth it! Following are some easy ways to add exercises into your day, and once you start to feel and see the impact those five minutes are having, you’ll easily want to make it 10 or 20.

This will make setting (and achieving!) your goals that much easier, and you’ll also be more motivated to find and follow the get-fit plan that’s right for you!

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Consuming as Little as Possible with Special Guest Gary Golding, Motivational Speaker, Nature Enthusiast & Survivalist.

In this episode we have Gary Golding back for a second time to discuss his passion about ‘Consuming as Little as Possible” (for good health and to make the environment a better place) and his journey on Discovery Channels’ hit show – Naked and Afraid.  http://tarzanoflosangeles.com

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Guest Traci on the chemistry of essential oils

The Power of Essential Oils with Becky and Traci

In today’s episode we are talking about essential oils. Essential oils are highly concentrated oils that are extracted from flowers, leaves, roots, and other parts of plants. Typically extracted using steam distillation (a process that involves applying steam until the oil vaporizes), essential oils have the characteristic scent of the plant and have therapeutic values to them.  For more information about today’s topic you can contact Traci atdhuet255@att.net

References from the show:

Healing Oils of the Bible 


The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple 


Episode topic Are you Physically Fit

Are You Physically Fit with Hosts Beth and Dr. Scott Clitheroe.

In this episode Beth and Dr Clitheroe talk about fitness and the importance of exercise. They discuss everything from how to increase endurance, how to train for every day health, increasing bone density, how to train for marathon,  how to increase VO2Max, how to use heart rate zones, how to build muscle, how to increase speed, power, and strength, how to become more flexible, the importance of mobility, the benefits of yoga and Tai Chi, and a bunch of fringe fitness hacks including training if you have an injury, and the overall the benefits of fitness, and much more!

Co-Host Dr. Scott Clitheroe

Topic:  Preparing Your Immune System for the Winter (all things vitamins, fitness and eating well)

In this episode Beth and Scott inform, educate and talk about all things related to strengthening your immune system as the winter and flu season approaches.

Meet Dr. Scott Clitheroe -

Guest Linda Yoonjin

 "Change Your Energy" a pathway to a healthier, happier and more peaceful life

 with Special Guest Linda Yoonjin, Creative Director, Change Your Energy

In this episode Beth, Scott and Linda discuss the physical, mental and spiritual pathways to health and wellness.  Learn more about the energy pathways of your body and mind in addition to how you can "take back your brain" for a healthier, happier and more peaceful you!  Linda walks you through "how to steps" with great insight on how you too can change your energy!  To learn more visit www.changeyourenergy.com

Guest Steve Hines

A Healthier View about Health, Hope and Healing with Special Guest Steve Hines, 

Naturopathic Doctor and a Naturopathic Endocrinologist, The Hope Wellness Center

In this episode Beth, Dr. Clitheroe and Steve who believes in a holistic approach to health and healing. talk about  the Hope Wellness Center and it's Philosophy that we don't cure anything, God takes care of that.  We simply assist the body's immune system with leading edge technologies to fight disease conditions.”Explore Steve’s website at  info@hopewellness.com to learn more about their products, services and consultations.  

Contact the Hope Wellbess Center at 325.947.5266.

Guest Margie Sykes

The Power of Essential Oils with Special Guest Margie Skyles, Nurse & Essential Oils Specialist

In this Episode Beth and Margie talk about the therapeutic powers of essential oils and how to use them.

Meet Margie: I am a wife, mom and GmaMy passion has always been to serve and educate others, which is why I chose nursing as my career. I truly had the best clinical experiences and don't regret a single one. However, I understand now that my career as a nurse was in preparation for what I have discovered as my true passion; supporting and educating people about Young Living Essential Oils. It all began in April of 2014.

During a ladies' Bible Study, several of the girls were sharing about some of the uses of essential oils. To say the least, I was very skeptical. Several weeks later the term allergies came up, and they got my attention. My husband, Lane had chronic sinus issues, so I decided that it was worth a shot. The results were astounding and within 1 week, we became loyal essential oil users.  No one forgets their first experience with Young Living essential oils. I can honestly say that one of the greatest joys of this "Oily" journey has been the amazing people that I have had the pleasure to meet, work and grow with, and love on. However, I thoroughly enjoy learning about the chemical constituents of essential oils, the amazing science behind our oils, the profound links between God's word and how the use of oils is still as relevant now as it was over 2,000 years ago. In addition, creating toxic-free items for our household and teaching others how to do the same.  I consider it an honor.

For more information contact Margie Skyles at margieskyles.marketingscents.com

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Life - A Conversation with Scott Hamilton

Host Beth and guest co-host Heather talk with Scott Hamilton about his life, success, challenges and triumphs.

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Meet Your Hosts Beth and Dr. Scott Clitheroe

Meet Beth:

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Hello there and welcome to my little part of A Healthier View!!

When I was a kid I was encouraged to do things that made me happy. Aside from turning me into someone who doesn’t like to do the dishes; it also made me question, what actually makes me happy? And that is the foundation on how I live my life: I seek my passion, refuse to settle, build the life I want to live. And most importantly pray and put God first, always!!!

I went to Purdue University and am now a health and wellness professional in the corporate world. If you had told me fifteen years ago that I would be speaking in front of large groups of people I would have cried and laughed at the same time. But that is exactly how I prefer to live my life: facing my fears head-on, challenging myself and every step of the way making sure I believe that my life is worthy of greater things.

I love dogs (especially pugs), hoodies, Raggedy Ann dolls, The Indianapolis Colts, and wide views of the mountains.  I have amazing friends whom I am fiercely protective of and will run in any direction with them. I dislike heavy metal music, people selling themselves short and loud gum chewers.

I find happiness through appreciating my life and the love God has given me; I know that He’s given me this chance to tell my story and help others in any way I can. I keep it real, I know the struggles life can throw your way and I feel like it is a blessing to be able to help anyone who wants to put in the effort.

When I’m not being a health & wellness manager, you can find me hiking, biking, doing charity work, watching Joaquin Phoenix movies, helping others achieve optimal health, walking barefoot on the grass, or jumping in a river at 6 AM …because if you aren’t jumping in a river at 6 AM, you’re just crazy. ☺

That’s me in a nutshell; was a goofy kid, went to college, found a gig in Corporate America & grew roots, I love the Lord and I found my passion.

Don’t be afraid to drop me a note in the comments or shoot me an email at ahealthierviewpodcast@up2meradio.com I hope to share ideas with the healthier view audience and keep active for as long as these legs will carry me.

I’m glad you’re here.

Meet Co-Host Dr. Scott Clitheroe

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My story begins in Houston Texas where I was born into a happy, loving family. I am the youngest of 3 kids to wonderful parents. My mom was a stay-at-home mom who was always there for us as we pursued our goals. My dad was a successful dentist who was very popular with his patients and colleagues. From them, I learned the beauty of selfless, unconditional love and the value of hard work and perseverance.

Though my brother and sister pursued dentistry like our dad, I was interested in medicine from a young age. One of my heroes growing up was my pediatrician. His kindness and easy-going confidence impacted me from a young age. He inspired me to pursue a life in medicine.

My college experience at The University of Texas in Austin was fantastic. I met and made lifelong friends. I majored in biology/premed. I was also a cheerleader. I realized the importance of exercise in my life during these years. It was not only beneficial to my body, but also my mind and spirit.

Medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston was a challenging four years. I’d never worked so hard in my life. I made more amazing friends that inspired me and kept me going through the challenges.

Internal medicine training was completed at The University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque. There, I worked long hours training to become an internist that could handle the complex patient. “The Land of Enchantment”, as New Mexico is also known, allowed me to experience the world of alternative and complementary medicine for the first time. The influence of the Native American culture was an amazing addition to my education. It was here that I realized that the mind-body connection was so important to a person’s overall health.

Since the late 90’s, I’ve practiced hospital medicine in Austin, Texas. Over the years, I have realized that, although I enjoy treating very ill patients in the hospital, I also enjoy helping folks get healthier and stay out of the hospital! In addition to being a hospitalist, I am also the medical director for a volunteer clinic for refugees. I also am a medical director for a local hospice. I have been involved in occupational telemedicine. It was here that I was fortunate to meet Beth and dive even more into the world of wellness. She has taught me a ton and also inspired me with her passion for promoting healthy living.

In my spare time, I love being a husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 amazing kids. I love to run and swim. I enjoy downhill skiing, fishing, and boating.

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