Meet Dr. Willey
We live in an age of unprecedented access to health information, labor-saving technology, and access to nutrition and fitness tools.
In other words, it’s never been easier to live a healthier, happier life.
- Why do so many of us feel so unhealthy even though we know more than ever?
- Why do we feel so unhappy even with all the conveniences we enjoy?
- Why have we become the most medicated culture in the history of the world?
It shouldn’t be this way—and it doesn’t have to be that way. Dr. Willey dares to ask the tough questions FOR YOU.
As your holistic healthy living guide, he questions the status quo definition of “healthy” and finds holistic living solutions that minimize medication with its harmful side effects.
Real Life Transformation
Dr. Willey understands how tough it can feel to try to live a healthy, vibrant life.
As a young boy, he practically lived at the National Jewish Asthma Center near Denver, Colorado. At one point, doctors prescribed fourteen different medications, many of which are not used today due to side effects. Surrounded by inhalers, nebulizers, and breathing machines at the age of ten, Warren would often lie on his back and watch movies as his friends ran around outside.
When he turned eleven, his father introduced him to weight training and the world of fitness with simple sand-filled barbells in the basement. At the time, he barely weighed ninety pounds with his hair wet and hiking boots on. But Warren, for the first time, saw a ray of hope.
He began to workout religiously, just as his dad suggested. When he turned twelve, his dad bought him a membership at Newell’s gym where he began to be mentored by fitness greats.
At the same time, he began devouring fitness magazines and soon realized that the fittest people all did similar things. They ate the same sort of foods and exercised in similar ways. When he wasn’t in the gym as an eighth-grader, he invested countless hours at the library, soaking up all the information he could about healthy exercise and diet.
The more he learned, the more he realized that the answer to his asthma problems might lie in his diet. He was already exercising regularly, so he focused on changing his diet. His studies led him to suspect that carbs might be at the root of his asthma struggles. Sure enough, when he eliminated carbs and put himself on a low-carb diet, his health transformation was remarkable and noticeable.
Fitness experts and bodybuilders in the gym noticed his success and research efforts. They began asking Warren for advice. Soon he was creating diets and fitness routines for some of the top bodybuilders in the nation—as a teenager. By the time he had turned thirteen, Dwight Newell, the owner of the gym, offered him a job as a personal trainer to gym members.
A Passion for Helping People Heal
As Warren became stronger and healthier, he had a passion for helping other people who suffered from health problems he knew from experience could be cured by lifestyle changes. He also knew the impact of doctors, having spent so much time with them as a sickly child. So he set out to become a doctor to help other people overcome the physical challenges they faced and live happier healthier lives.
But as he engaged in pre-med studies, he encountered medical professionals who claimed lifestyle changes in diet and exercise didn’t really help anyone heal. Warren knew otherwise. He was living proof that a more natural, holistic approach worked.
Consequently, he shifted his focus to kinesiology at Texas Christian University to better unite his passion for fitness with more natural healing approaches. One day while waiting in the University library, he began leafing through a medical reference book and discovered that there were four main groups of medical practice, far more than the one which preoccupied most medical schools. The latter two he had never heard of:
- allelopathic medicine — M.D.
- chiropractic medicine — D.C.
- naturopathic medicine — N.D.
- and osteopathic medicine — D.O.
The first two he knew and soon learned that naturopathic dealt with using herbs and natural remedies. But when he read about osteopathic medicine, he began to cry. He had finally found a home.
Osteopathic medicine emphasizes helping each person achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on healthy living and disease prevention. He soon became a Doctor of Osteopathic medicine with his degree from the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, one of the few offering a full Osteopathy program. Today more than fifty such programs exist at the top medical schools.
He eventually went to the prestigious Mayo Clinic for a residency program and has been full steam ahead with a holistic practice ever since.
His entire career since has been as a trendsetter, willing to question the health care status quo to help people like you live healthier, happier lives.
Leading a Movement of People Like You
For decades, Dr. Willey has led a movement of people who want to get fit, be healthy, and live well—physically, emotionally, relationally, spiritually, mentally, and psychologically.
He is the author of multiple best-selling books including:
Dr. Willey has a passion for seeing people get healthy, regardless of their season of life.
He is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on bodybuilding and athletic fitness.
He serves as a trusted guide to medical professions, doctors and Nurse Practitioners alike, to educate and empower them to serve their patients in a holistic, healthy way.
He loves offering his best advice to men and women who just want to live healthier, happier lives in a holistic way that results in deeper and richer relationships with family and friends.