Ontime Health

The Circadian Code at Rancho Mirage Writers Festival

The challenges of modern society’s disruption of circadian rhythms, especially for shift workers, linking disruptions to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, cancer, and other health issues.

Thank you for inviting Dr Satchin Panda and host this discussion in Rancho Mirage Writers Festival. In this session, Dr. Panda provides practical advice for better health, including maintaining consistent sleep and wake times, avoiding food 2-3 hours before bedtime, getting daylight exposure during the day, and engaging in evening exercise for improved blood glucose control.

Dr. Satchin Panda is a professor at The Salk Institute, California. His lab studies how circadian rhythm in metabolism is an integral part of metabolic health and longevity. In preclinical animal models, he discovered that consuming all calories within a consistent 8–12 hours or time-restricted feeding can sustain daily rhythms in anabolic and catabolic metabolism. Such temporal regulation of metabolism can prevent or reverse chronic diseases and increase lifespan. To translate his preclinical findings to improve human health, his lab has developed an app. This app is being used to study the epidemiology of daily pattern of activity, sleep and food intake and to run parallel interventional studies to test the impact of time-restricted feeding on various chronic diseases.

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