Dr. Satchidananda (Satchin) Panda is a professor in the Regulatory Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
In this video we discuss...
(00:00) Introduction (06:42) Why humans developed an internal clock (i.e., the circadian rhythm) (15:28) Light is necessary to regulate our circadian clock (25:02) Morning bright light exposure lowers cortisol levels and lifts mood, but the indoors are dim (30:25) Using light exposure to reset jet-lag and help shift workers stay healthy (36:17) Eating is an important regulator of the body's peripheral circadian clocks (40:44) Time-restricted feeding protects from the harmful effects of a Western diet (48:30) Time-restricted feeding increases muscle mass while reducing fat mass (51:03) Mice who fasted 15-16 hours-per-day gained muscle endurance due to changes in mitochondria (54:43) What's the difference between intermittent fasting and time-restricted feeding? (01:00:02) Melatonin makes us less insulin-sensitive in the evening (01:05:56) Dr. Panda's time-restricted eating mobile app helps research participants track their food (01:20:39) Time-restricted feeding improves heart health (01:27:31) The gut microbiota also follow a circadian rhythm (01:34:12) How to participate in Dr. Panda's research If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here.
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