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Zestology: Live with energy, vitality and motivation

Sky Sports presenter and author Tony Wrighton goes on a podcast journey to find more energy, vitality and motivation. Packed full of epic health tips, fun biohacking gadgets, supercharged supplements and some of the most respected and well-known experts on the planet. Oh, and occasionally all this experimentation goes wrong - you'll hear those bits too. New to Zestology? Look for the 🍊 for some fave episodes.
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Aug 30, 2015

Today's Zestology podcast guest is phenomenally successful. He is the biggest selling hardback non-fiction author of all time. He is also the biggest selling author on relationships of all time. He is Dr John Gray, the author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, and has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

After focusing on relationships for many years, he turned his attention to focus, and his message is seriously powerful.

  • Are you someone who suffers with focus?
  • Would you like increased powers of concentration and energy?
  • Are you interested in living with more clarity and sharpness?

As well as these topics, John tells some great stories such as the 9 years he spent living as a celibate monk. Seriously! 9 years - can you imagine. And how this experience has relevance to all of our relationships now, and as he puts it, 'balancing masculine and feminine energies'.

Zestology is all about living with energy, vitality and motivation, and today's show features one of the foremost authors and teachers of our age. It's a must listen. 

When you listen you'll hear:

Living with more energy

  • How silence increases testosterone
  • The value of connecting with other people
  • Balancing hormones by cleansing and fasting
  • Improving focus with nutrition
  • Why you should be taking Glutathione
  • Preventing drops in testosterone
  • Taking baths before bed

Easy, everyday tips for vitality

  • When and how to express emotions in your relationship
  • Why oxytocin is the best anti-stress hormone for women
  • The benefits of unpasteurized whey and dairy
  • The healing power of probiotics and enzymes
  • Schedule in more sex

Finding motivation

  • Balancing both sides of your brain
  • Feminine and masculine energies
  • Better food for better sleep
  • Gender rules versus gender constructions
  • Pursuing things that have nothing to do with money

For more information

Aug 23, 2015

"Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw

Warning: I am about to discuss the H word. That's because one of the quickest ways I've found to create positive change is the aforementioned H word. Hypnosis.

Hypnosis gets a bad rap. Maybe that's because people think of people prancing around on a stage pretending to be a chicken when they think of hypnosis.

That's cool - I understand that. But hypnosis has so much more to offer. I use it almost every day, and so I wanted to use a Zestology podcast to explore its (potential) benefits for everyone.

Hypnotherapy is a form of complementary therapy that can bring about new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviours or feelings. (Not clucking like a chicken - that's stage hypnosis, which is obvs very different.)

Edrina Rush is one of the UK’s top hypnotists and hypnotherapists, so the perfect person to riff with on this subject. We headed to the park on a beautiful summer's day in London to discuss how hypnosis can help.

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Aug 16, 2015

Are you a meditator? It turns out many high performers in all different areas are getting their meditation on. More and more leaders in the corporate/sporting/therapeutic worlds have been taking note of the benefits of meditation, which include lower stress levels, improved cognitive functioning, creative thinking and productivity, and even improved physical health.

Oprah Winfrey is known to do 20 minutes twice a day, and tells anyone who will listen. A lot of my friends and guests on Zestology have spoken about this, so it’s time to get involved.

So we want to do less, to achieve more.

But how...

Emily Fletcher is one of the world’s leading experts in Meditation. She has been invited to teach at Google, Harvard Business School, Summit Series, Viacom, Awesomeness Fest & Relativity Media. Emily began her ten years of training in meditation in Rishikesh, India under world-renowned instructors. She was inspired to share this practice with others after experiencing the profound physical and mental benefits it provided her during her career on Broadway, which is a story all in itself.

When you listen you'll hear:

Living with more energy

  • You’re emotions go somewhere: they manifest in your physical being the more you suppress them [8:10]
  • "The house always wins" [11:20]
  • Increasing brain plasticity betters communication between both sides of the brain [15:20]
  • Looking for a flow state [24:10]
  • A day in the light of a meditation teacher [30:45]

Easy, everyday tips for vitality

  • Meditation for better physical health [3:50]
  • Accept responsibility & take charge of your own health  [11:10]
  • How does stress mess so many things up? [18:23]
  • Meditation isn’t a cure-all; but it is a powerful stress-relieving tool [21:50]
  • Why meditation isn’t suppose to be a replacement for sleep [26:12]

Finding motivation

  • Intensive meditation training: what to expect and what happens [6:00]
  • The knowledge of longevity [9:10]
  • Mindfulness versus self-induced transcendental meditation [14:05]
  • Avoiding the meditation bends [30:18]

For more information

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If you love the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. We appreciate that so much.

You can also go to http://www.tonywrighton.com for show notes, online streaming, extra bits and general Zestology fun and games.

Aug 9, 2015

On today's Zestology podcast I have an inspirational and fun-loving guest who definitely enjoys the journey.

As well as being a celebrated yoga teacher, Meghan Currie is a bit of an inspirer extraordinaire, and also blogs to her army of followers about travel and putting raw food on your face! When we met she was in the UK, then when we did the interview she was in Bali, and now she's in Istanbul for a month. She is truly enjoying the journey, and not intent on arriving.

On today's Zestology podcast I have an inspirational and fun-loving guest who definitely enjoys the journey.

As well as being a celebrated yoga teacher, Meghan Currie is a bit of an inspirer extraordinaire, and also blogs to her army of followers about travel and putting raw food on your face! When we met she was in the UK, then when we did the interview she was in Bali, and now she's in Istanbul for a month. She is truly enjoying the journey, and not intent on arriving.

When you listen you'll hear:

Living with more energy

  • Being intimate with yourself and your own practice [19:30]
  • The importance of filtering on social media [20:40]
  • Letting yourself have a moment [26:40]
  • Don’t measure ingredients. Throw the recipes out. [36:00]

Easy, everyday tips for vitality

  • Saying yes to every opportunity that comes up [5:05]
  • Staying plugged in on a moment to moment basis [23:52]
  • Why high discipline (even in yoga) can do more harm than good to your mind and mood [29:50]
  • When to control and when to surrender [31:23]

Finding motivation

  • A lot of fear and anxiety is based on an accumulation of information that hasn’t been processed yet [6:20]
  • Living without a home [11:40]
  • Making long distance friendships work [14:50]
  • Inspiring emotion with Phillip Glass music and other musicians [32:40]

For more information

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JOIN the Zestology MAILING LIST by going to our website (http://www.tonywrighton.com)

Connect with Tony on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/tonywrighton

If you love the show, please take a moment to rate & review it on iTunes. We appreciate that so much.

 

You can also go to http://www.tonywrighton.com for show notes, online streaming, extra bits and general Zestology fun and games.

Aug 2, 2015

Slowing down and calming down to create more energy. It's almost like a contradiction in terms. But it works, and that's why meditation/trance/hypnosis/chillout time is so popular for people.

This week's Zestology podcast guest is fascinating, and contains some important themes. One is slowing down a bit to create a huge store of stamina and energy. Amen. We need to talk about this more. All of my audiobooks on iTunes have a similar theme using hypnosis and NLP skills to calm the mind, get into more of an Alpha State, and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. And with my cool guest - blogger, podcaster and Natural Health practitioner Beverley Meyer - I have a similar mind that we can really get going on this subject - slowing off and switching off for more energy and feeling great.

Beverley also specialises in the area of nutrition and we tackle some fun foody subjects too. We delve right in and get technical around how good coconut oil is to encourage you to burn fat for fuel (great if you want to tone up and get an energy boost from your food). Then things get a bit crazy, like for instance, have you ever put coconut oil in your tea? Or on your face? And in your food?

And if you haven't ever supplemented with Vitamin K2, you may want to after listening to this.

When you listen, you'll hear:

Living with more energy

  • Coconut oil provides a unique kind of saturated fat that helps your body burn fat for fuel. [5:00]
  • If you struggle with digesting diary, experiment with ghee (or clarified butter) into your diet. [7:00]
  • The human body digests and repairs itself when we’re in a slower, more relaxed state. [13:56]
  • The importance of stamina and a solid pace. [19:48]
  • The importance of Vitamin D and Vitamin K2. [29:20]

Easy, everyday tips for vitality

  • The benefits of non-hydrogenated plant fats like macadamia oil, avocado oil, and olive oil. [9:10]
  • Passionflower supplements. [10:15]
  • How to elevate your calves on a wall or a chair to mimic the same benefits of a nap. [21:03]
  • Why food needs to be first. [35:20]

Finding motivation

  • The best way to create more energy is to slow down [00:20]
  • Why men and women need to adhere to different nutritional plans [6:00]
  • How GABA works as the “brakes” of your brain and helps you slow down [12:05]
  • The Beta state [13:07]
  • The person that does the least is the most active [20:13]

For more information

 

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