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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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Nov 29, 2015
  • Learn how to tame the voice in your head
  • Reduce stress without losing your edge
  • Find self-help that actually works.

I was having a coffee with my mate James a couple of months ago and he recommended me a book called 10% Happier. "I haven't read it yet, so I can't vouch for it", he said, "but someone told me it's good".

Hmmm, not exactly the most enthusiastic of endorsements, but for some reason I decided to go and buy the book anyway. A couple of months on, I'm blown away by how good it is, and how inspiring it was for me personally. The story starts with American ABC Good Morning America presenter Dan Harris having a traumatic breakdown, live on air. This experience leads him down the path of trying to find answers, which he eventually does with meditation, the thing that makes him '10% happier'.

I messaged Dan straight after I finished the book, and I'm so pleased he's come on Zestology. He's got a great story, and this is undoubtedly one of my all-time favourite Zestology podcasts.

If you're a meditation sceptic (or skeptic), listen on. If you are a convert, definitely listen on, as this will provide more answers and some inspiration towards developing your meditative mojo.

 

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Nov 26, 2015

Next time on Zestology, ABC News anchor and correspondent Dan Harris.

The story starts with American ABC Good Morning America presenter Dan Harris having a traumatic breakdown live on air. This experience leads him down the path of trying to find answers, which he eventually does. But how?

All this coming next time, on Zestology.

Nov 22, 2015
  • What meat should you eat?
  • What plants should you have on your plate?
  • When should you take probiotics?
  • What effect are antibiotics having on our general health worldwide?

Les Dethlefsen is a gut microbiota scientist, and a bit of a genius. He leads studies in Microbiology at Relman labs at Stanford University in California on the dynamics of the human microbiota. He has a Ph.D. in both Microbiology and Ecology/Evolutionary Biology from Michigan State.

In this podcast, we talk gut bacteria and how they affect our health, our lifestyle, our physiology, and our minds. That’s the big realisation going on at the moment from both gut experts and neurologists, and why I wanted to have Les Dethlefsen on.

 

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Nov 15, 2015

What if there were natural plants and herbs which would help you have more energy, sleep better, feel more alive, get more relaxed when you need it and sleep better?

Today on Zestology podcast, I continue my LA adventure by hanging out with Shannon Drake, an inspiring entrepreneur who runs two health companies and has so much to offer for those seeking alternative health and wellbeing solutions. Be warned, once you've listened you may well be changing a few things in your life, such as the toothpaste you use.

As you can see, we hung out on the roof of the Ace Hotel in Downtown L.A. Spectacular spot.

As well as focusing on legal herbs (or 'erbs as Shannon and all Americans call them!), our chat is wide-ranging, and amongst other things covers the joys and delights of Burning Man festival.

Listen on now for the podcast, and I'd love to know what you think, so leave a comment on iTunes on what you think of Shannon's plants and herb recommendations and the ones you might take?

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. 

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Nov 8, 2015

If you could cram as many crazy biohacking techniques for feeling optimal into one day as possible, what would you do?

If you are interested in biohacking and trying out different techniques for mind and body, today's show is for you.

Last week I was in LA, and had the chance to hang out with LifeStylist and biohacker Luke Storey.

Check out the pics below, and listen on to find out how these practices could benefit you.

  • Crystal healing mats
  • Bulletproof coffee
  • Kundalini
  • Cryotherapy
  • Collecting natural spring water
  • Extreme heat temperature changes
  • Saunas made of clay and himalayan salt

Make sure you listen to the end of the podcast, when it gets so hot in the clay ball sauna I almost pass out. Whoops...

When you listen you'll hear:

  • Biohacking itinerary for the day [3:00]
  • What is Kundalini yoga? [7:45]
  • Cryotherapy at Grotto de Sal [12:38]
  • Freezing your brain and body [16:20]
  • Fighting inflammation and increasing collagen production [19:20]
  • Hunting for natural spring water [20:35]
  • Coming back to nature [25:33]
  • What makes good water? [30:00]
  • Coping with 220 degrees Fahrenheit [33:50]
  • The benefits of a Korean clay room [35:10]
  • The ultimate energy hacks [38:20]

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 the Zestology Challenge.

Nov 1, 2015

If you had a simple breathing technique which helped you relax in stressful situations, get calm when you really needed it and even get to sleep at night, would you use it?

Today on Zestology podcast, some awesome stories, great fun, and an in depth look at three specific breathing techniques with Lucy Bruegger.

Lucy is a London based yoga teacher, a friend of mine and an awesome teacher with a very broad approach. I love Lucy’s work so much so I went and did some yoga with her in Greece (scroll down to see the amazing spot we went to). She’s had a huge number of different trainings not just in yoga but in all different types of meditative and spiritual practices, including, as you’ll hear, some surprising stories and some crazy experiences such as spending 11 days in a row saying absolutely nothing at all. A silent retreat. (There is no way I could ever do this. I might struggle with 11 minutes.)

Rest assured we talk all about that, and in fact dig into some of the most crazy personal development experiences it’s possible to have, followed by 3 breathing techniques for meditation, relaxation, and peace. They’re totally simple and you can try them as you listen. (Unless driving. Then listen after, please.)

When you listen you'll hear:

  • Silence for 11 Days [4:00]
  • Sitting with strong determination [5:45]
  • Learning self-reliance [8:20]
  • Exploring your limits through sweat lodges [12:15]
  • Exposing your own habits [14:40]
  • No one can take away your potential of being happy [17:40]
  • Meditation and breathing techniques [22:20]
  • Cleaning and cleansing channels [26:15]
  • Humming to cut through mind chatter [29:10]
  • Ujjayi Breathing techniques [32:50]
  • Lucy’s morning routine [37:10]
  • No resistance & no expectations [41:20]

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 and it helps us to spread the word.

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

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