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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