Dr. Satchidananda (Satchin) Panda is a professor in the Regulatory Biology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

In this video we discuss...

  • 00:00:00 - Introduction
  • 00:06:42 - Why humans developed an internal clock (i.e., the circadian rhythm)
  • 00:15:28 - Light is necessary to regulate our circadian clock
  • 00:25:02 - Morning bright light exposure lowers cortisol levels and lifts mood, but the indoors are dim
  • 00:30:25 - Using light exposure to reset jet-lag and help shift workers stay healthy
  • 00:36:17 - Eating is an important regulator of the body's peripheral circadian clocks
  • 00:40:44 - Time-restricted feeding protects from the harmful effects of a Western diet
  • 00:48:30 - Time-restricted feeding increases muscle mass while reducing fat mass
  • 00:51:03 - Mice who fasted 15-16 hours-per-day gained muscle endurance due to changes in mitochondria
  • 00:54:43 - 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

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