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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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Dec 21, 2020

This is my now traditional podcast review of the year. An extremely unusual year, let's be honest. Featuring 

Naomi Bagdonas
Brett Moran
Donna Lancaster
Dr. Dale Bredesen
Mark Scott
James Nestor
Sarah Knight
John Gray
Celest Pereira
Julia Samuel MBE
Dr. Matt Cook
Wade Lightheart
Beth O'Hara
Katie Brindle

And... the guest who featured on the most listened to podcast of 2020. What was it and who was it? All is revealed in the podcast.

What if the ROOT of so much stress we experience…comes down to deficiency of this one overlooked nutrient? That nutrient is Magnesium.

Magnesium is the body’s “master mineral” powerful over 300 critical reactions, including detoxification... fat metabolism... energy... stress...EVEN digestion is influenced by the presence of magnesium. 

If there’s ONE MINERAL you should be worried about not getting enough of... it’s MAGNESIUM. 

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about a new magnesium product called, Magnesium Breakthrough. It’s the ULTIMATE magnesium supplement, easily the best I’ve ever seen or experienced... with all 7 forms of this mineral.

Seriously! With volume discounts combined with our custom 10% coupon code, ZESTOLOGY10, you can save up to 40% off select packages of Magnesium Breakthrough! That’s an AMAZING value. 

That deal is ONLY available on this specific website, bioptimizers.com/zestology

You won’t find that deal on Amazon or even the company’s own website.

Go to bioptimizers.com/zestology to save up to 40% off select packages to get the most full spectrum and effective magnesium product ever.

 And if you are in the UK head to www.bioptimizers.co.uk and use the code ZESTOLOGY10

 

Dec 14, 2020

Find Your Calm, Supercharge Your Health, and Perform at Your Best on Zestology today with breathwork expert Richie Bostock.

Richie is one of the world's leading teachers of something revolutionary as you'll hear.

You can use it to reduce stress and improve energy levels...

Check out his website https://www.thebreathguy.com/ 

 

What if the ROOT of so much stress we experience…comes down to deficiency of this one overlooked nutrient? That nutrient is Magnesium.

Magnesium is the body’s “master mineral” powerful over 300 critical reactions, including detoxification... fat metabolism... energy... stress...EVEN digestion is influenced by the presence of magnesium. 

If there’s ONE MINERAL you should be worried about not getting enough of... it’s MAGNESIUM. 

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about a new magnesium product called, Magnesium Breakthrough. It’s the ULTIMATE magnesium supplement, easily the best I’ve ever seen or experienced... with all 7 forms of this mineral.

Seriously! With volume discounts combined with our custom 10% coupon code, ZESTOLOGY10, you can save up to 40% off select packages of Magnesium Breakthrough! That’s an AMAZING value. 

That deal is ONLY available on this specific website, bioptimizers.com/zestology

You won’t find that deal on Amazon or even the company’s own website.

Go to bioptimizers.com/zestology to save up to 40% off select packages to get the most full spectrum and effective magnesium product ever.

 And if you are in the UK head to www.bioptimizers.co.uk and use the code ZESTOLOGY10

Dec 7, 2020

One of the most important decisions you could make in 2021 is work with a coach or practitioner to optimize or even supercharge your health and wellness. So I've got one on today in my friend Alex Manos.

We talk:

  • Testing. Where to get tested and how it is effective
  • How to find a good coach or practitioner, something I find hard
  • Oura Ring
  • NLP (a personal passion)
  • Methylation
  • Homocysteine

And loads more. Please note this was recorded in person before the current Covid restrictions came into force.

What if the ROOT of so much stress we experience…comes down to deficiency of this one overlooked nutrient? That nutrient is Magnesium.

Magnesium is the body’s “master mineral” powerful over 300 critical reactions, including detoxification... fat metabolism... energy... stress...EVEN digestion is influenced by the presence of magnesium. 

If there’s ONE MINERAL you should be worried about not getting enough of... it’s MAGNESIUM. 

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about a new magnesium product called, Magnesium Breakthrough. It’s the ULTIMATE magnesium supplement, easily the best I’ve ever seen or experienced... with all 7 forms of this mineral.

Seriously! With volume discounts combined with our custom 10% coupon code, ZESTOLOGY10, you can save up to 40% off select packages of Magnesium Breakthrough! That’s an AMAZING value. 

That deal is ONLY available on this specific website, bioptimizers.com/zestology

You won’t find that deal on Amazon or even the company’s own website.

Go to bioptimizers.com/zestology to save up to 40% off select packages to get the most full spectrum and effective magnesium product ever.

 And if you are in the UK head to www.bioptimizers.co.uk and use the code ZESTOLOGY10

Nov 30, 2020

It's my Zestology Books Of The Year Show.

It's been an intense year, and my most effective way to switch off has been to read. There's been plenty of time to do that for sure, so here are my energising book recommendations based on what I've enjoyed this year. 

It's like a book awards, but a bit more informal.

The two categories are

  • Non-fiction health and personal improvement.
  • Fiction that makes you feel good, think and grow. 
Nov 23, 2020

It's episode 300 of Zestology... and that means I've been doing this about 6 years now. 

I suffered from complete burnout a few years ago, and spent a few months in bed unable to do anything much. I wish I’d had Fiona Agombar’s book back then.

I’m fully on board with her recommendations for mindful gentle healing, and I hope this podcast helps you to re-energise and recover.

Nov 16, 2020

Laura is an author, journalist and nutritional therapist (Dip ION) with over 10 years experience. Her features have appeared in The Sunday TimesTatlerThe Mail on Sunday, PsychologiesCosmopolitanStylist and Healthy. She has also shared my health tips on national radio programs and recently appeared on The Truth about Cancer, which was viewed by 5 million.

Topics for discussion:

The world has changed beyond measure in the last 100 years. 80, 000 new chemicals have been pumped into our environment since 1900, contributing to skyrocketing rates of asthma, allergies, anxiety, cancer and hormonal imbalance.

The good news? Small changes to your everyday lifestyle – like putting down the phone and plugging your feet into the earth – can make a dramatic difference to your long term health.

Affordable, easy to make meals – when you’ve come home from work stressed out and starving – will also keep your immune system humming and hormones balanced.

Nov 9, 2020

A new workout regime to energise you:

I’ve been banging on about this for quite a while by now - I love Qi Gong. And the wonderful hayoufit, arronpersonaltrainer and katie_brindle managed to beat Tier 2 lockdown by a few hours and come and visit for a socially distanced Qi Gong In My Garden (cos that's the way I roll).

Why is a hybrid podcast. Because the first 15 minutes of our chat works perfectly for a podcast. And after that, you need to watch what happened here on instagram if you'd like to tap into the outside energy.

Nov 2, 2020

EMFs affecting our health is a really important area. We have so many powerful devices in our life now, and they can have a genuine impact on our health. Like the phone in your pocket right now!

This from the techwellness site:

DO PEOPLE REPORT PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS FROM WIFI?

Yes.  Here's just a sample:

  • Insomnia and sleep issues
  • Headaches and head pain
  • Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
  • Lethargy and extreme tiredness
  • Memory, fog, cognitive issues
  • Burning, tingling, numbness

What can we do? Ryan is a technologist with senior management experience in startup and small business within the consumer mobile technology industry. He is a PhD & postdoctoral research in laser physics and biophotonics, so he is well qualified!

This podcast is brought to you by my podcast partner for November - the “Ultimate Immunity Protection Stack” and it was put together by our friends at BiOptimizers.

Their Immunity Stack has 3 products which contain over 18 natural herbs and probiotic blends formulated to help your immune system (kind of important at the moment!). It'll fight and eliminate bad bacteria like e-coli, salmonella, gram positive and gram negative bacteria and repair compromised gut lining (also known as “Leaky Gut”)

It also includes psychobiotics which help increase serotonin and happy chemicals to naturally elevate your mood, performance and cognitive function with no side effects or depencies.

It’s a great addition to your morning routine and it tastes amazing! Just stir it into any beverage, sip and enjoy! It’s the ultimate way to boost your immunity right before the holiday season.

During the entire month of November they are having a Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale so really now is the best time to try their products or buy them as an early gift for someone you love.

Go to bioptimizers.com/zestology and use coupon code ZESTOLOGY10 to save an extra 10% on the Immunity Protection Stack.

You won’t find that deal or stack anywhere else and this special is only until November 30th.

For the fastest shipping and the best deal, go to bioptimizers.com/zestology and remember to use that code!

 

 

Oct 26, 2020

The average four-year-old laughs as many as three hundred times per day. The average forty-year-old, by comparison, laughs three hundred times every two and a half months. Depressing? Yes. Coincidence? Definitely not

2020 has not been funny, but humour can get you through anything.

Naomi Bagdonas is that rare thing, a highly-qualified academic and also a comic. She, along with Jennifer Aaker, has written Humour, Seriously to help all of us – however long we have been lurking at the bottom of our own humour cliff – to bring laughter and levity into every aspect of our lives.

Their research has shown that laughing, quite simply, helps us be better humans.

I loved this. I've changed quite a bit after interviewing Naomi. You will too. 

Oct 19, 2020

More hacks! It's a hacks episode... Coming up:

  • Lithium Orotate and B12. 
  • A sleep tweak
  • Moment App.
  • Methylene Blue.
  • Sensate
  • MassZymes. My lunch today.
  • Your Quaroutine?
  • Verjus
  • The Social Dilemma.
  • Valter Lungo’s Longevity Diet.
  • Moderate exercise research
  • Modifying your work environment for energy:
  • Qi Gong Animal Play

    This podcast is proudly brought to you by my podcast partner - Masszymes. is the most complete, most potent digestive enzyme, and I take it... with over 102% MORE PROTEASE than the nearest competitor. And 300-500% more per serving than most popular brands.

That’s crucial, because protein is the most complex macronutrient to break down. Left undigested, protein putrefies in the gut and creates a variety of problems, from bloating to inflammation and beyond.

I'm all about optimizing the gut so this is seriously exciting. The ZESTOLOGY TEAM was able to arrange the lowest pricing just for our audience. With volume discounts combined with our custom 10% coupon code, ZESTOLOGY10, you can save up to 48% off select packages of MassZymes! That deal is ONLY available on http://www.bioptimizers.co.uk and http://www.bioptimizers.com - be sure to use the code ZESTOLOGY10.

The best part is if you don’t FEEL how MassZymes transforms your digestion, you can get a no-questions asked money back return on your order.

Oct 12, 2020

My mate Brett Moran - master meditator, author, and globetrotter. Brett’s back. Stuck in paradise during lockdown, he's turned adversity into a positive over the last few months and created something very special.

Brett's always honest, and talks us through his failures as well as his wins. I'm delighted for him, as things are going really great for him now, and he's got a killer tip for you on how to get more done, and be happier in the process. 

Meditation, mindfulness, staying in the moment, surfing and drinking coconut water. It's all here, as always, with Brett. 

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This podcast is proudly brought to you by my podcast partner - Masszymes. is the most complete, most potent digestive enzyme, and I take it... with over 102% MORE PROTEASE than the nearest competitor. And 300-500% more per serving than most popular brands.

That’s crucial, because protein is the most complex macronutrient to break down. Left undigested, protein putrefies in the gut and creates a variety of problems, from bloating to inflammation and beyond.

I'm all about optimizing the gut so this is seriously exciting. The ZESTOLOGY TEAM was able to arrange the lowest pricing just for our audience. With volume discounts combined with our custom 10% coupon code, ZESTOLOGY10, you can save up to 48% off select packages of MassZymes! That deal is ONLY available on http://www.bioptimizers.co.uk and http://www.bioptimizers.com - be sure to use the code ZESTOLOGY10.

The best part is if you don’t FEEL how MassZymes transforms your digestion, you can get a no-questions asked money back return on your order.

Oct 4, 2020

Donna Lancaster is remarkably happy for someone who has to deal with a lot of people processing grief.

She is a well-known life and relationship coach who specialises in the area of grief. 

And now, with lockdown, illness, a serious pandemic and everything we've had to deal with over the past year, she's helping people build resilience in these tough times. 

She owns and runs The Bridge Retreat which is a personal development experience here in the UK. It's described as an emotional detox and a chance to rediscover your zest for life. And yes, they are now running programs online too. 

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This podcast is proudly brought to you by my podcast partner - Masszymes. is the most complete, most potent digestive enzyme, and I take it... with over 102% MORE PROTEASE than the nearest competitor. And 300-500% more per serving than most popular brands.

That’s crucial, because protein is the most complex macronutrient to break down. Left undigested, protein putrefies in the gut and creates a variety of problems, from bloating to inflammation and beyond.

I'm all about optimizing the gut so this is seriously exciting. The ZESTOLOGY TEAM was able to arrange the lowest pricing just for our audience. With volume discounts combined with our custom 10% coupon code, ZESTOLOGY10, you can save up to 48% off select packages of MassZymes! That deal is ONLY available on http://www.bioptimizers.co.uk and http://www.bioptimizers.com - be sure to use the code ZESTOLOGY10.

The best part is if you don’t FEEL how MassZymes transforms your digestion, you can get a no-questions asked money back return on your order.

Sep 28, 2020
Healthy relationships are so important to your energy and wellbeing. Dr. Ramani Durvasula is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology and author specialising in narcissistic personality disorder.
 
And this is a must listen!
 
She is one of the wisest people you'll ever hear talk about this issue. 

“Narcissist” has become a buzzword we often hear. But do you really know how to spot them in your life? As this article says ' If you lean in too closely, a narcissist becomes an energy vampire, making a circus of your life—the kind that causes you to perform acrobatics in order to please them.

Here's how to look out for 'the charm, the gaslighting, the seduction, the injury, and the twisted truth'.

Sep 21, 2020

Today we are finding foodie joy.

Eve Turow-Paul is the author of a new book called Hungry, and she's a brilliant guest. Here are some of her areas of expertise that you will love. 

  • The connection between the “death” of the cereal industry and access to work email on our smartphones
  • How posting images of our dinners on social media both fulfills and feeds our hunger for human connection in an increasingly isolated world
  • The ways “diet tribes” and boutique fitness gyms substitute for organized religion 
  • How access to round-the-clock news relates to the blowback against GMO foods
  • Wellness retreats, astrology, plant parenthood, and other methods of easing modern anxiety
  • Why “eating local” might be the key to solving not just climate change, but our current global sense of disconnection
Sep 14, 2020

Troscriptions is the nootropic company started by Dr Ted Achacoso, and they make Blue Cannatine. 

It helps you with focus and energy, and... turns your tongue blue!

It's pretty powerful and contains a number of strong performance enhancers including nicotine, caffeine, and methylene blue. So what's it like, is it safe, and what can it do for us?

Dr Ted is the founder of a practice called health optimization medicine that focuses on personalized medicine based on genetics, lifestyle, and more. And he's big on nootropics which enhance cognitive function, increase oxygen flow to the brain, and improve all sorts of areas like focus.

Sep 7, 2020

The intro to this podcast is recorded in the blue zone - that's where I am now, in the heart of longevity land. 

We then move to mastering the art of long-term thinking. We are addicted to the latest tweet and the ‘buy now’ button. How can we overcome this frenetic short-termism and extend our time horizons to tackle long-term challenges from the climate crisis to the threats of artificial intelligence?

Leading public philosopher Roman Krznaric is a brilliant Zestology guest, prepare to think, be challenged and inspired.

Aug 31, 2020

We are optimising sleep and circadian rhythms in today's podcast.

Greg Potter's PhD work on sleep, diet, and metabolic health has been featured all over the world, and Greg really knows his stuff. He’s big into looking at fasting, diet and using the rhythms of the day to enhance your health.

You may be surprised at the absolute best time to eat dinner, the research behind it, and how it might improve your heart rate, heart rate variability and sleep.

Aug 24, 2020

I've called this podcast Biohacking a Type A Personality, as I love talking to Angela, and we are both definitely... Type A personalities. Sometimes the most effective stuff for us lot is simply slowing down and doing less, but it's easier said than done. 

Angela is the Founder and CEO of My DNA Edge and we started by talking about one of the least affordable, but most enjoyable and effective hacks out there. The infrared sauna. Angela and I both love the Sunlighten Sauna, and remember if you mention Zestology to the guys at Sunlighten in the UK you’ll get 200 quid off. They’d also love to chat and they’ll explain exactly what’s going on with it all.

Aug 19, 2020

If you are new to Zestology, here's our latest trailer featuring some titans of the health space. 

 

Aug 17, 2020

He had the Number 1 book in the world for 2 days, surpassing Hillary and Oprah. He's an NYT bestseller… and I love his work.

The end of Alzheimer's was groundbreaking, and Dr. Dale Bredesen has a new one out which may well change the way we think about Alzheimer's and cognitive decline forever. 

In this podcast we talk about the Apoe4 gene quite a bit. This is the gene that makes you more disposed to Alzheimers and I've got one variant of that gene, as do about a quarter of the population.

  • Fasting: 14 to 16 hours? What's good?  Do you allow coffee in that time?
  • Saturated fats, and my unhealthy breakfast.
  • Good fats and histamine intolerance.
  • Omega 3s.
  • What supplements?
  • Resveratrol. Is it really that good?
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Oxygen saturation
  • And the wonders of chia seed pudding

Finally, we talk about a fascinating study.... it shows that where you live is a key determinant of whether you’ll reach age 100. A recent study indicates that neighborhood walkability, socioeconomic status, and a high percentage of working age population positively correspond with longevity.

Aug 10, 2020

CEO Mark Scott ate like a dog for one month. The results will surprise you!

He runs a healthy dog food company, and wanted to see what would happen when he ate human processed food for one month, then test to see what happened when he switched back to a healthy diet (that he feeds his dogs at Bella And Duke).

His company is wildly successful and this is a fun experiment, although I would not be able to eat rubbish for a month for any experiment!

Use the special Zestology code pczest50 at Bella And Duke for 50% off first box.

Aug 3, 2020

Another solo episode. Interested in biohacking? Listen on. The hacks that have been working for me recently. Including;

  • Oura Ring (and the latest research re coronavirus)
  • The Instant Pot (call me the yoghurt maker)
  • Vegetable oils and something to look out for
  • Antibody testing
  • L-Theanine in the evening (and with coffee

And loads more. 

THIS EPISODE IS PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Magnesium Breakthrough - the most effective magnesium supplement I’ve ever tried. As you know I'm doing Magnesium June (rubbish title but good idea!) And say goodbye to having to buy 7 different bottles of magnesiums to get the complete dose.

Go to www.magbreakthrough.com/zestology   and use coupon code ZESTOLOGY10 to save up to 40% off select packages to get the most full spectrum and effective magnesium product ever. UK users can head to www.bioptimizers.co.uk and use the same code.

Jul 27, 2020

Fresh from his hit appearance on Joe Rogan Experience, James Nestor joins me to talk breathing. Investigative writer James Nestor has written a scientific adventure into the lost art and science of breathing

90 per cent of us – very likely you, me and almost everyone you know – are breathing incorrectly - whoah - and this failure is either potentially causing or aggravating a laundry list of chronic illnesses.

So we’ll look into that, and then some things that help;

  • We should shut our mouth when breathing and why mouth-breathing is terrible
  • We should exhale for longer
  • We should avoid overly soft food (going against the diet advice of eating what our great grandmothers ate!)
  • We should all engage in nose singing!
  • We should do a spot of Mouth taping!
  • And even, how to stop going to the loo in the middle of the night.

THIS PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MAGNESIUM BREAKTHROUGH

Most supplements contain only 1 or 2 forms of magnesium... when in reality there are at least 7 that your body needs and benefits from. 

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about a new magnesium product I’ve been taking now called, Magnesium Breakthrough. It’s the ULTIMATE magnesium supplement, easily the best I’ve ever seen or experienced... with all 7 forms of this mineral.

Magnesium Breakthrough has been selling faster than the company who makes it, BiOptimizers, has been able to keep up with. It’s already sold out a few times and due to supply shortages with everything going on in the world, it could very well be sold out again shortly.

If you’re in the UK, Go to bioptimizers.co.uk and use code ZESTOLOGY10

Magnesium Breakthrough is the most effective magnesium supplement I’ve ever tried. Say goodbye to having to buy 7 different bottles of magnesiums to get the complete dose.

And If you’re in North America go to www.magbreakthrough.com/zestology   and use coupon code ZESTOLOGY10 to save up to 40% off select packages to get the most full spectrum and effective magnesium product ever.

Jul 20, 2020

With my mate and legend Tim Gray aka @TimBiohacker

On the agenda:⁣

1. TMG - miracle supplement?⁣

2. Thermomix v Ninja, who wins?⁣

3. Magnesium

4. A guided tour of Tim’s biohacker’s lair. ⁣

Beyootiful!⁣

THIS PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MAGNESIUM BREAKTHROUGH

Most supplements contain only 1 or 2 forms of magnesium... when in reality there are at least 7 that your body needs and benefits from. 

That’s why we talked in this podcast about Magnesium Breakthrough. Tim takes it and so do I. 

If you’re in the UK, Go to bioptimizers.co.uk and use code ZESTOLOGY10

And If you’re in North America go to www.magbreakthrough.com/zestology   and use coupon code ZESTOLOGY10 to save up to 40% off select packages to get the most full spectrum and effective magnesium product ever.

Jul 13, 2020

Sarah Knight writes sweary self-help books. The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck and & 4 more. Her latest is F*ck No! 

You might have heard her on Zestology podcast before. She's awesome. 

She gives so little of a... well you get the idea... that she upped sticks and went to live in paradise with a dodgy internet connection. I've tracked her down for this interview, but she got cut off before I could ask her favourite book at the end of the interview. Ah well, I've asked her that before, if you want to listen to episodes 48, 92, and 119.

THIS PODCAST IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MAGNESIUM BREAKTHROUGH

Most supplements contain only 1 or 2 forms of magnesium... when in reality there are at least 7 that your body needs and benefits from. 

That’s why I’m so excited to tell you about a new magnesium product I’ve been taking now called, Magnesium Breakthrough. It’s the ULTIMATE magnesium supplement, easily the best I’ve ever seen or experienced... with all 7 forms of this mineral.

Magnesium Breakthrough has been selling faster than the company who makes it, BiOptimizers, has been able to keep up with. It’s already sold out a few times and due to supply shortages with everything going on in the world, it could very well be sold out again shortly.

If you’re in the UK, Go to bioptimizers.co.uk and use code ZESTOLOGY10

Magnesium Breakthrough is the most effective magnesium supplement I’ve ever tried. Say goodbye to having to buy 7 different bottles of magnesiums to get the complete dose.

And If you’re in North America go to www.magbreakthrough.com/zestology   and use coupon code ZESTOLOGY10 to save up to 40% off select packages to get the most full spectrum and effective magnesium product ever.

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