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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 awesome guests, fun biohacking gadgets, supercharged supplements and some of the most respected and well-known experts on the planet. Get inspired, motivated and healthy, and come and join Tony on his zesty journey.
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Jun 19, 2017

Energy, creativity, music and motivation, and how these themes all tie together.

Jono Grant is one of the world's top DJs. He and I had a caffeine-fuelled chat on music and creativity, and how he gets into the creative vibe. Above and Beyond are obviously a massive worldwide success and he also talks about the biggest gig he ever played - in front of 1 million people in Rio.

He's also responsible for the music that you hear at the start of the podcast.

We recorded this as part of a special Spotify series on music. If you'd like to listen to the full series head over to Zestology on Spotify.

One more thing - listen out for the end of the podcast where I'm recording at the famous Morning Gloryville party.

Jun 12, 2017

DISCLAIMER: This week's podcast was not recorded on a hangover 😂

  • IV drips - do they work if you are healthy but in need of a boost?
  • Can they get rid of your hangover? The big question!
  • How can you use nutrients to help you live longer?

This podcast was recorded WHILE I had an intravenous drip pumping 25 grams of Vitamin C and 1.5 grams of Magnesium into my bloodstream.

Dr Josh Berkowitz's treatments are based on the direct intravenous introduction of fluids and vitamins into the body. IVs are the quickest way to deliver fluids into the bloodstream.

Check out the drip gently releasing Vit C into my arm while we chat on the website - pics there.

But how did I feel when I got one while talking to Dr. Josh? And could high-dose vitamins and minerals pumped into your body benefit you?

I love meeting world experts, chatting to them and rolling my sleeves up and trying new stuff at the same time. I hope you enjoy listening to it too. You can listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and the website.

Also very cool - if you want to try it out for yourself, you can quote Zestology when you contact them at ivboost.uk and get 30% off. A not too shabby discount.

Stay zesty.

Jun 5, 2017

Sometimes we get so mired in stress, anxiety or wrapped up in our problems, it's hard to remember how to relax. So today I speak to one of the UK's top psychologists all about stress and balance.

Anna Williamson used to be a pop band, then was one of the UK's most popular children's TV presenters. It's quite a journey from that to respected psychologist (yes, I just used the J word). She's now the resident psychologist for Big Brother and ITV's This Morning, two of the biggest shows on UK television.

Join us as we discuss 'funny mind stuff'. She's had her own problems with anxiety and stress, and she's now all about balance.

Anna and I met to record at a venue in Central London - possibly the noisiest hotel in the city. Somehow it doesn't sound too loud on the interview though, thanks partly to some very friendly people we met who talked sotto voce while we recorded.

May 29, 2017

The author of the brilliant best-selling book - The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k.

I keep seeing people reading this book all over London. It's been a huge hit for Sarah. The interview contained such amusing parts as the four categories of potential F*** giving. Then she wrote the book - Get Your Sh*t Together: How to stop worrying about what you should do so you can finish what you need to do and start doing what you want to do. Now she's moved to the Dominican Republic, recorded a viral Tedx talk, and had a crazy Zestology-inspired coincidence. All of which is good podcast topic material.

Potty-mouthed Sarah Knight specialises in best-selling books with vaguely naughty words in the title. And she's decidedly anti-guru. She's perfect for Zestology.

May 22, 2017

How do you achieve true love in today's chaotic world? John Gray has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, etc. He knows his stuff. 

It was a pleasure to hang out with the world's best selling non-fiction author of all time in our special live event, and his stuff is perfect for the Zestology themes of energy, vitality and motivation.

If you're in for some spot on, no-holds barred relationship advice, listen now on iTunes, Spotify, and the website. Also on the podcast, you'll find out what we got up to afterwards with John when we went out to dinner, what an evening.

 

May 15, 2017
  • Tap into a mindset of awesomeness
  • Trust your instincts
  • Defy the odds

That's what JJ Virgin did, and now she's here to tell you all about it.

It helped her to ultimately save her son’s life…and her own. 

Today's podcast guest is kind of a big deal, in the words of Anchorman. But she really is! She's totally down to earth and I really enjoyed chatting to her.

Celebrity Nutrition & Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerance. She is author of New York Times Bestsellers The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose… and now the Miracle Mindset.

She’ll share the lessons she learned that can help you create your own resilient mindset, trust your instincts and defy the odds.

I also recorded a podcast on JJ Virgin's show too, so please do check out her outstanding podcast too. After listening to this one, of course :)

 

May 8, 2017

I've often heard about taking a boat load of vitamin C when you get a cold to get rid of it quickly. But I've never quite known if it was actually true or not. That's why I wanted to interview Dr. Andrew Saul, AKA MegaVitamin Man. He says yes - huge amounts of Vitamin C are a natural anti-viral and can banish all kinds of ailments. So, high dose vitamins, could they be the answer to many of our health problems? 

Dr. Andrew Saul, “The MegaVitamin Man”, has 40 years of experience in natural health. His peer-reviewed website, www.DoctorYourself.com, is one of the largest non-commercial natural health resources on the internet, it's pretty awesome. And when you hear his story about how he brought his kids up, it'll make you think.

But are huge doses of Vitamins really good for us? I've definitely been upping my Vit C dosage since speaking to Dr. Andrew. And you can listen to his podcast interview right now, by clicking here on iTunes , Spotify and tonywrighton.com

As always, please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet.

May 1, 2017

It's all about The Journey.

TIME Magazine called him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World” and he's on today's podcast, reminding us to enjoy the journey.

I'm still buzzing after our latest live event in London. It was just so cool to meet lots of friendly Zestologists doing some innovative (some would say crazy) stuff to improve their energy and performance levels. We also had the legendary ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes there - the man who never stretches, even after running 300 miles! 

Dean is a big name.
So impressive that TIME named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World” and Men’s Fitness honored him as one of the fittest men on the planet.

Our topic this week? Motivation, mindset, challenges and why they're so important
We go general and specific. We’re chatting nitty gritty, including how Dean knocked off 50 marathons spanning 50 U.S. states in just 50 days and what it takes to run 350 miles across 80 sleep-free hours.

Listen up now.
Even if you aren’t angling to run a marathon (or run anything for that matter), Dean’s got a lot to say on getting and staying motivated no matter what you’re up against. He's also quite simply a very nice man, one of life's winners who's a good guy as well.

 

Apr 24, 2017

On today's podcast - how to feel like you've just downed a quadruple espresso with none of the downsides. That's how it feels after some oxygen therapy you'll hear me roadtesting today.

Specifically, I have two real experts in the field of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Eh? What's that? It's a pretty cool way to feel unbelievably great, quickly. 

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy helps patients suffering from sports injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, infections, arthritis and a huge range of other medical conditions. HBOT is also used by biohackers because of the real benefits for our general health and wellness too. You're basically breathing the purest oxygen possible in a tank. 

I've been filming videos inside the tank over on my facebook page too.

Get the quadruple espressos in!

Enjoy.

Apr 17, 2017
  • The one supplement you should take to a desert island
  • How to upgrade your wellness levels by 5%
  • And lots more!

Dr. David Minkoff is one the USA's foremost functional medicine docs and he has some strong views. He's been on Zestology before and I noticed there was a real spike in listenership when he came on. So he's back, and so what is the one supplement you should take to a desert island? Find out on the podcast.

Think you can get all your essential nutrients from food alone? Don't take any supplements yourself? You may want to listen.

My target in this podcast - to increase your wellness and performance levels by a few percent. It strikes me that's a great place to start.

Apr 10, 2017

We have a new format. It's the Zestology Q and A. Let me know if you like it and think it works - I'd genuinely appreciate your feedback as I'd like to know if this idea is a good one in future.

Dr. Stephen Simpson is one of my regular Zestology guests. He works with top professional poker players such as Chris Moorman and Liv Boeree on helping them achieve their potential in every area of your life.

Today's podcast is Dr. Steve and me answering your questions. Thank you for posting them, remember to let me know what you think, and if you have any questions for future episodes that's cool too...

Dr. Stephen Simpson is an Elite Performance Coach, medical doctor, and NLP expert. Enjoy the podcast - it also contains details on the one supplement that's made a big impact for me recently and why. It's called CBS/BHMT Assist (I know - doesn't exactly sound exciting but it is honest!)

Apr 3, 2017

Coming up:

  • The best way to prevent a hangover
  • Why meditation works so well
  • When the law of attraction and natural wine collide!

If you drink alcohol, listening to this podcast may change your hangovers forever. I do - moderately, and my hangovers have got steadily worse over the years. I even staretd to feel like I was getting a hangover during drinking. Until Dave Asprey introduced me to Todd White.

Todd runs America's largest natural wine company Dry Farm Wines, and it turns out much of what makes us feel bad is the preservatives put in alcohol. Take them out, and you might start to feel considerably better.

Todd came over to my place and we recorded this podcast on wine, meditation (this is my fave bit of the podcast), and more. Listen to this before your next glass of something nice.)

Mar 27, 2017

Body Language expert Elizabeth Kunhke gave me a fantastic interview. She's so much fun.

  • Ever wondered about Donald Trump's body language?
  • What about the body language differences between him and Vladimir Putin?
  • And how on earth can you communicate non-verbally to get what you want?

Elizabeth wrote the huge global best-seller Body Language for Dummies, so she knows a thing or two about this topic.

If you enjoy the podcast, I'd be grateful if you might consider forwarding it to a friend who'd get something out of it too, and assure them that there are not normally in-depth analyses of Donald Trump's hands! Thanks and have a great week.

Mar 23, 2017

Ben Coomber and I go in depth into health, fitness, stress and cortisol, how to test for this (and whether it's absolutely necessary to test in the first place.) He's got loads of passion and is a brilliant guest.

Ben is one of the UK's top personal trainers and nutritionists and he's also got his own supplement range called Awesome Supplements. He's also a top bloke.

One of the best parts of this podcast is why Ben wouldn't recommend his own supplements! 

I've released this as a special bonus episode as I wanted to get this to you quickly. I hope you enjoy.

Oh. And you'll hear why eating Cheerios isn't necessarily a good idea.

Mar 19, 2017

James Swanwick specialises in sleep gadgets, helping us to get to sleep, sleep deeper and importantly the really annoying bit of getting back to sleep when you wake up in the middle of the night and then are wide awake. 

So today: How to protect yourself from blue light in the evenings and revolutionise your sleep and health, and do it whilst looking (relatively) cool at the same time!

James also talks about energy, clarity, and reads a book a day. What! How?

James and I have got a scary amount in common so there was plenty to chat about.
James Swanwick presents his own podcast - The James Swanwick Show and you can check out all his sleep stuff at swanwicksleep.com. 

Mar 12, 2017

Relationships, setting boundaries, and living with integrity

This week on Zestology I speak to an extraordinary author - Dr. Robert Glover. He's simply awesome on relationships, setting boundaries, and living with integrity.

I contacted him because I admire his work, and I'm pleased he came on the show. He's a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and wrote the cult classic No More Mr Nice Guy. 

Mar 6, 2017

Trust me. You REALLY need to listen to this podcast.

Coming up.

  • Why we need to worry about EMFs
  • Protect yourself from cancer
  • Do laptops have a significant impact on fertility?
  • Protecting your sensitive areas!

I've been trying to set this interview up for 9 months, and I'm so excited it's finally happened. I genuinely think it's one of the most important Zestology podcasts I've recorded. Daniel is a leader in shielding electronic emissions and protecting our bodies from potentially harmful radiation. He's spent his career as a technical expert in telecommunications, and now is highly focused on the electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation exposures from electronic devices. Basically, he knows his stuff. And that stuff is pretty worrying.

So listen on, and do me a favour - don't put that phone in your pocket anymore. (Unless it is in airport mode).

 

Feb 27, 2017

How Tapping and Emotional Freedom Therapy can help you. And how it helped me. 

On this episode:

  • How the crazy concept of tapping on various parts of the face and body is becoming more and more popular.
  • Is this the most important podcast I've ever recorded?
  • How "Tapping" helped me

I've been meaning to record a podcast with Ashley Meyer of the Energy Therapy Centre for a long time. But as you'll here in today's podcast, I haven't quite felt ready until now. That's because I've worked with Ashley for quite a few years, with genuinely incredible results, and it felt quite private to bring it into the podcast. But now - who cares - I just want you to know about the potential of EFT or 'tapping' as well. Obviously it's not for everyone (see diagram below), and I get that straightaway it looks kind of weird. So bear with me. It's no exaggeration to say that when I took 3 months off work because of illness, this, and Ashley, were the things more than anything else that helped me get back to health. That's why I think this might be the most important podcast I've ever recorded. You can listen on iTunes, Spotify and on the website.

Feb 20, 2017

Dean Karnazes is a celebrated Ultra Marathon Runner. In fact they call him Ultra MarathonMan because he’s broken so many boundaries.

So on this podcast:

  • How to get your head in the right place
  • Get into an ultra mindset right now, as you listen
  • Also. What happens if you don't sleep for three days? (Dean did this)

This week it's Ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes on Zestology. He came on around a year ago and was awesome, so I wanted to get him back on. He’s one of the worlds most prolific runners and a big name. If you want to get inspired - check out Dean on Zestology today here on iTunes, here on Spotify, and here on the website.

He also ran for 3 days straight, without stopping and without sleeping. SO what's that got to do with mindset? Find out on Zestology.

And remember to check out my other interview with Dean a while back

Feb 12, 2017

More from my travels. As you know I was on the road recently in Seattle, Tokyo, Bali and Dubai. And in Bali I met up with Zestology fave and celebrated yoga teacher Meghan Currie. And her super cute dogs (see blog pic).

Meghan has much to offer for anyone who is interested in living in and loving every moment.

As well as being a celebrated yoga teacher, Meghan Currie also blogs to her army of followers about travel and putting raw food on your face.

Last time we spoke she lived... nowhere. I couldn't believe it. She was constantly on the road, touring, holding trainings and workshops and living on the road. That's all changed - and there was a lot to catch up on.

Feb 5, 2017

Ever been tempted to spend a week in a dark room with electrodes stuck to your head? I did that recently and I'm here to tell the tale. As you know I've been travelling for the last month - a trip for learning, adventures and new experiences, and this is what I did for the first week of my travels.

Bulletproof's Dave Asprey has taken the 40 Years Of Zen program eight times. He joins me in this special podcast recorded in Seattle. 

So what is 40 Years Of Zen? It's an immersive retreat and essentially what happens is you get electrodes attached to your head which read your brainwaves. It's called neurofeedback, and I know many people are interested in taking this program.

So I was keen to record a podcast with Dave to explain exactly what you get for your money. It's not cheap but I had a worthwhile time and I'm still seeing the benefits. The big benefit for me, as you'll hear, was some deep deep self-awareness.

You'll also hear how I was trusting enough to let the doctors at 40 Years Of Zen send an electrical current into my head.

Dave says:

“Neurofeedback is the #1 most impactful biohack that I have used in my entire life. That's saying a lot, because I have spent over $300,000 on personal upgrades"

So enjoy this podcast, it's a seriously powerful way to improve your energy, vitality and motivation.

Jan 29, 2017

This was a fun one to record.

I'm on the road in Seattle, Tokyo, and Bali. 

And this podcast is part travel blog and pass road testing a new device called the human charger which gives you energy and helps with jetlag - the Human Charger. 

Jan 22, 2017

I've long been super suspicious about smart drugs, so I'm going to take some convincing. Is my guest on this podcast the man to prove it?

Because today on the Zestology podcast, I interview a guy who's made it his mission to get us into 'peak brain state' more often. 

Covered on this episode of Zestology

  • Are 'smart drugs' safe?
  • Is there a drug that can make us smarter?
  • How do we get into peak brain state more often?
  • What legal supplements and stacks could we take to improve our brain function?

Dr. Andrew Hill runs the Peak Brain Institute, and also leads the team of TruBrain neuroscientists that have put together some interesting and groundbreaking supplement products. They say they have helped CEOs, hedge fund managers, and artists achieve new levels of performance by using advanced neurotech devices to measure their brainwaves data when they were deep in thought, managing stress, juggling distractions, and thinking on their feet.

This podcast is brought to you by Bulletproof Coffee and supplements. This month I've been going big on their Collagen protein, it's all about the Collagen for the froth in coffee, and also matcha tea too... works a treat, and gives you a flavourless shot of seriously good protein too. Simply use the code ZESTOLOGY at checkout for 10% off if you want to get involved.. (Code works in both US and UK/Europe stores)

Jan 15, 2017

Here's what happened when I went to meet my old friend, TV's Richard Arnold. Richard is known to millions who watch him on Good Morning Britain every morning. He also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing (the UK version of Dancing With The Stars.

One of the great things about Zestology is sometimes we go in depth on health, nutrition, supplements, lifestyle hacks, and sometimes keep it more general by chatting to someone who has had lots of success and find out exactly what makes them tick, and what motivates them.

And when Richard and I got together for a Zestology chat, we both got all reflective.

  • How often do you think about getting older?
  • Might this be the best time of your life?
  • What is the best way to deal with ageing?
  • How do we maintain motivation as we get (a bit!) older?
  • How do we improve with age? (Fine wine anyone?)
Jan 8, 2017

 

Love and relationships. How do you make it all work?

Because let's be honest, when that goes well, most things seem to slot into place. 

Giulia Rozzi is a writer, comedian, actress, producer and "very emotional person" (her words!).

Her life is basically her work. When her marriage broke down, she performed her hit show Bad Bride all over the world. Now she presents the podcast Hopefully We Don't Split Up with her new(ish) boyfriend. 

This podcast involved her grilling me about my love life too. Wow. It was a lot of fun... and Giulia has picked up a lot of relationships wisdom on her comedic journey.

Just don't call her a Relationship Expert.

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