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Zestology: Energy, vitality and motivation

Author and TV presenter Tony Wrighton goes on a podcast adventure to find more energy, vitality and motivation. Packed with biohacking, science, health tech, 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 too.
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Now displaying: January, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

Author Brett Moran and I discuss digital addiction and distraction. He’s got a great system for focus, productivity and avoiding the online rabbit hole.

And I’ve got an important(ish) question for you at the end of the podcast.

The final podcast in my series recorded over here in South-east Asia.

 

Jan 22, 2018

Continuing my series of podcasts recorded here in Asia - you may know that I was planning to go off to a monastery to meditate. It didn’t quite go to plan. Here’s what happened...

Jan 15, 2018

This was recorded in London at a nice casual Saturday morning biohackers meetup - 7 energy hacks for 2018.

Huge thanks to Nick Elvery of the Daily Habits podcast and Leanne Spencer of Remove The Guesswork podcast for their excellent contributions - make sure to check out their podcasts too.

You can listen to the show here right now, or if you are short of time you can read on below.

Please note: the below does not constitute medical advice. Always consult your doctor before starting new supplements or regimes. This is just what worked for me.

The “setlist” was:

  • L Tyrosine (for focus)
  • Colostrum (for hay fever)
  • Keto diet (for energy and wellness)
  • Blue blockers (to improve sleep)
  • Viome (for wellness and stomach)
  • Oura ring (for sleep)
  • Joovv (for energy and wellness)

But which one didn't I like? Listen on to find out.

Jan 8, 2018

This podcast includes the frankly shocking results of my alcohol/ sleep experiment.

Coming up in this podcast, you'll hear about my experiments with:

  • The Oura ring
  • Sleep and alcohol - my tests.
  • Drinking less / aka Dryish January

The Oura Ring

As you may know, I've been road-testing the Oura Ring (and have been talking about it on the podcast). It's a tracking device that you wear on your finger. It measures your sleep, heart rate, heart rate variability, body temperature, and exercise.

Sleep and alcohol

And, rather shockingly I've found when I even have a small amount of wine, my heart rate variability scores are way down, my resting heart rate increases and my deep sleep drops off the chart . What's interesting about this is we all kind of know that we get hangovers when we drink and we are not at our best the next day. But this is cold, hard data that proves that my body don't work as well even after a small amount of alcohol. The graphic on my blog is on my resting heart rate when asleep (the two arrows were after the two nights out, and only 2/3 glasses of wine. Oof).

Drinking less

So for more on this, I'm definitely cutting down on the drinking in January - Dryish January as I'm calling it. I've talked to former professional footballer Andy Ramage on today's Zestology podcast. He is a successful trader these days, as well as running the popular site One Year No Beer and being an author at the same time. It's a brilliant interview, and if you're thinking of cutting down on the booze in January, or anytime this year, then I hope you enjoy. And if you want to read his article - How to do dry January without hating your life - it's here.

Jan 1, 2018
Feeling sluggish after the New Year's festivities? This will perk you up - incredible info on diet and how it affects your focus: This year, I wanted to focus on creating a podcast for you right at the start of 2018 that focuses on optimum nutrition for body and brain. Because let's be honest, a few too many mince pies have probably been consumed over the last month. (Side note: Americans don't have mince pies, which is a shame.) And today's guest knows how that can have an impact in surprising areas.
 

Steven Masley is one of the world's top experts in this area. He's a bestselling author and TV Doctor in the States, and he knows his stuff. His new book, The Better Brain Solution, is out tomorrow and I heartily recommend a cheeky pre-order as he is one of the top people in the field. It focuses on the link between body, brain and what we eat.

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