W. Lee Warren, MD

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“This isn’t an easy read. It’s a door thrown wide open. Be brave and you’ll see the rewards.”
- Chris Brogan, CEO Owner Media Group // Author, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

You Start Today Episode 18: The Skinny on Supplements with Dr. Steven Sisskind of RealDose Nutrition [PODCAST]


If you’ve ever tried to make sense of the zillions of dietary supplements, vitamins, and nutritional guidelines out there, you know how confusing it can be. What should we really be taking, and how do we choose between all the different products out there?

My wife Lisa recently discovered a company called RealDose, and their approach is fresh. We are using their Omega3 product, and it’s really helped.

So this week, I interviewed RealDose’s co-founder. This one will really help you cut through the clutter of information and make better decisions for yourself.

You Start Today Episode 017: Sweet Biochemistry! How Sugar Sabotages Weight Loss [PODCAST]

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As sweet as it is, sugar sabotages your weight loss attempts.

Even if you’re not overweight, excess sugar in your diet is a disaster. Today we’ll learn how.

If you want to succeed in your health and weight loss goals, you have to understand what you’re eating.

If you’re tired of trying to lose weight and failing, or if you just want to understand more about what you’re putting into your body, this one’s for you.

Dietary sugar is not your friend. In this episode, we’ll nerd out and look at the biochemistry of how your body handles sugar. It’s not so sweet after all.

Stop Paying the Tomorrow Tax: Be Happier by Living Smarter Today

How we live today can cause problems we have to deal with later- the Tomorrow Tax.

If we want to be happier, we have to live smarter today.

You Start Today Episode 016: Are You Ready to Start Today? [PODCAST]

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Are you ready to start today? It’s time to get serious about real life change.

Draw a line in the sand.

Take your stand.

Determine what’s holding you back in your life, and make your own Declaration of Independence, starting today.

You Start Today Episode 015: Band-Aids for your Brain with Bestselling Author Dr. Guy Winch [PODCAST]

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Ask any eight-year-old what to do if you scrape your knee, and she’ll have a pretty good idea how to handle that physical injury. She’ll tell you to clean it and bandage it.

But even educated adults frequently have no idea how to handle everyday psychological wounds from life. Things like rejection, loss and guilt can wreak havoc on our emotional health, productivity, relationships and businesses if we don’t learn to deal with them in a healthy way.

Dr. Guy Winch, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist, keynote speaker, and author whose books have already been translated into fourteen languages.

His most recent book is Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries (Hudson Street Press, 2013).

Service Before Self: Madison Gombert

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Madison Gombert went to Ethiopia instead of the beach for her summer vacation before her sophomore year at Texas A&M.

You Start Today Episode 014: Overcome with Fitness Professional Jacqueline Carly [PODCAST]


Jacqueline Carly is a fitness professional, online entrepreneur, lifestyle coach and magazine publisher.

She also overcame serious childhood obesity, which led to a life-threatening eating disorder. When she had her “You Start Today” moment, Jacq decided to change her life.

Jacq’s story is inspiring, and she’ll open your eyes to what is possible when you Start Today.

If you want a better tomorrow, you have to make changes in your life, and you have to start today.

How to Fit In: Stop Trying to Fit In (Dr. Lee’s Book Reports #1)

If you feel like you don’t fit in, maybe you should quit trying to.

The secret to finding your place in the world is to embrace what sets you apart from the crowd.

You Start Today Episode 013: Cook or Cut with Weight Loss Surgeon Dr. Terry Simpson [PODCAST]


Dr. Terry Simpson (terrysimpson.com) is a weight loss surgeon in Phoenix, Arizona. But he’d rather teach someone how to cook than cut into them to help them lose weight. He teaches folks how to shop, cook, and think about food differently so they can learn to win the Battle of Biochemistry.

The lessons we learn from this interview aren’t just about losing weight, though. The ideas Terry and I discuss really come around to the concept that if you have something in your life that needs to change, the secret to success starts inside yourself.

If you want a better tomorrow, you have to make changes in your life, and you have to start today.

The Secret to Success: Purpose, Plan, and Presence

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Life can be tough. And sometimes the hardest thing to overcome is our own fear of failure if we take a chance. Here are three secrets to sure success at achieving the life change you desire.