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Dr. Bill Lagakos is CEO of Calories Proper and Circadian Medicine Expert. He has a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology with a focus on obesity, insulin resistance, and circadian biology. In this episode we discuss the science behind the body clock and how to optimise your circadian rhythm.
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Dr. Sohaib Imtiaz: Hi guys welcome to another episode of the body clock podcast. Today, I have an amazing guest Bill Lagakos. Sorry for mispronouncing your name. So he’s an expert in the field of nutritional biochemistry and physiology. He’s got a PhD and he’s got specialist interest in circadian biology and Bill has a very interesting kind of up to date with all the latest research. I’ve been falling in on Twitter and I’ve learned quite a lot actually just by reading his tweets. And he’s got a Patreon page as well.
Bill Lagakos: Mhmm. Calories proper.
Dr. Sohaib Imtiaz: Yeah perfect. Yeah. That’s what I follow you on as well. And he’s someone who’s quite approachable. And he’s done a few podcasts. And for Owaves I think the first proper circadian expert we’ve got on our podcast. So it’s exciting for us and first actual give proper insights into circadian rhythms because that’s what Owaves is focusing on. So, Hey Bill how are you?
Bill Lagakos: I’m good thanks. How about yourself?
Dr. Sohaib Imtiaz: I’m well as well. I think I’ve been, my circadian rhythm has been disrupted from all the traveling, but hopefully, you can help me with some insights during this podcast.
Bill Lagakos: Okay. Sounds good.
Dr. Sohaib Imtiaz: For our listeners to start off with, just explain. First of all, a bit about your background and how you became interested in circadian biology and what you’ve done in this field as well.
Bill Lagakos: OK so it’s kind of a I sort of got into nutrition at a pretty young age. It’s kind of accidentally like I was at university and they require you to take a bunch of classes that aren’t in your major to fulfill all these different requirements. And one of them was a nutrition class. So I took that one class. I loved it. I came home for break and I told my parents I wanted to change my major completely. I was in chemical engineering and within a year or two, I wanted to switch to nutrition. Well, so I did that. I did that everybody told me not to do it because you’re going from learning like a pretty high-value trade to something where you know there’s less clear of a future.