Dr. Steven Willey is a St. Louis, Missouri-based doctor best known for his innovative work on optimizing the human body's metabolic performance. He coined the term "Insulin Efficiency, "which describes a condition where the hormone insulin is optimized to provide the greatest effect at the lowest level. Dr. Willey is a published author an works to advance new methods of preventing and reversing chronic disease through lifestyle changes involving nutrition, sleep and physical activity. Dr. Willey was born in Springfield, Illinois. After high school, he attended the University of Illinois andgraduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. After graduation, Dr. Willey attended Northwestern University Medical School and graduated in 1990 with AOA honors. After completing medical school, Dr. Willey attended Stanford University to complete his medical internship and residency. While working closely with patients at Stanford, Dr. Willey began to formulate his methods for optimizing health through specific lifestyle modifications. Upon completion of his residency in 1994, Dr. Willey opened his medical practice at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where he has practiced internal medicine for over twenty years. From 1995 until the present, Dr. Willey has acted as the Medical Director at Maryville University. In 2004, Dr. Willey restructured his medical practice to become a private, concierge practice, focusing on extended personalized care for his patients. According to his recent book, it was during this time that Dr. Willey perfected a unified program of preventive medicine and lifestyle intervention techniques that enabled many of his patients to avoid or reverse chronic disease as well as to achieve their desired body weight. In 2010, Dr. Willey founded "Fitness Medicine," a web-based product that featured fitness and nutrition guidance for his own patients, and wrote a corresponding book, "Fitness Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide to Achieve Good Health and Optimal Quality of Life." In 2015, Dr. Willey is releasing a new book, "Reprogram Your Life: Bioscience for a Healthier You," that describes his integrated method for achieving and maintaining overall health through coordinated improvements in exercise, sleep patterns and nutrition. In tandem, he produced a mobile and web product, also called YOU+, that provides user tools to simplify the implementation of the techniques advocated in the "YOU+" book. According to the YOU+ website (youplus.com), Dr. Willey's method allows users to access a personalized fitness and health program integrating nutrition, sleep enhancements and precise physical activity to optimize Insulin Efficiency. The product is designed to help prevent or reverse the complex of conditions known as the metabolic syndrome while optimizing body weight. Dr. Willey is a Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) of the American Board of Internal Medicine (1993 present)."
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