353: Dr. Satchin Panda - Time-Restricted Eating (TRE) & Managing Your Light Exposure
05.26.2020 - By The Ultimate Health Podcast
Dr. Satchin Panda (IG: @satchin.panda) is a professor at the Salk Institute and author of The Circadian Code. He is a frequent speaker in international conferences on metabolism, exercise and chronic diseases. Dr. Panda's research focuses on how circadian clocks regulate behaviour, physiology, and metabolism. His discovery of how a blue light sensor in our eyes affect our sleep-wake cycle, depression, and alertness is leading a new revolution in managing light to improve health. Dr. Panda recently discovered that maintaining a daily feeding-fasting cycle – popularly known as time-restricted eating (TRE) – can prevent and reverse many chronic diseases and increase lifespan. In this episode, we discuss: How you wake up is the most important part of your day Getting natural daylight in the morning The light-dark cycle trains our brain clock Melanopsin is sensitive to blue light (aka junk light at night) It takes 2-3 hours to build up your melatonin Simple solutions to manage light throughout your home Make sure to get 1-2 hours of bright light every day Mental health is linked to your sleep-wake cycle Optimal sleep amounts for all ages (babies to adults) Time-restricted eating (TRE) = eating during an 8-12 hour window Every cell in our body has its own clock Fasting makes your organs function better Why you should stop eating 2-3 hours before you sleep Finding the right TRE schedule for you Stop snacking to help burn fat Does coffee impact time-restricted eating? Dr. Panda’s personal experience with TRE How to best manage shift work & your eating schedule The Circadian Code in men vs. women The perfect circadian day Show sponsors: BLUblox <== 15% off the world's most advanced blue light glasses Joovv <== purchase a Joovv device using our link and receive a free gift Organifi <== 20% off all Organifi products Sleep On Latex <== All mattresses ship same day and can be returned for free within 100 days Related links: Dr. Satchin Panda - The Circadian Code (book) Dr. Satchin Panda's Lab Follow Dr. Satchin Panda on Twitter and Instagram My Circadian Clock (website) Related episodes: 348: Andy Mant – How Light Impacts Your Health 339: Scott Nelson – The Joovv Origin Story, Light Therapy, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 345: Max Lugavere – The Genius Life, Minimizing Noise Pollution, Supplementing With Collagen 332: Dr. David Perlmutter – Brain Wash, Prioritizing Meditation, The T.I.M.E. Tool 233: Aubrey Marcus – Own The Day, Own Your Life • Get Weird With Lunch • Start With The Hardest Thing First Note: Some of the links above are affiliate links. Making a purchase through these links won't cost you anything but we will receive a small commission. This is an easy, free way of supporting the podcast. Thank you! How can you support our podcast? 1. Apple users, please subscribe and review our show on Apple Podcasts, we make sure to read them all. Android users, be sure to subscribe to our show on Google Podcasts. Subscribers never miss any of the action ;) 2. Tell a friend about The Ultimate Health Podcast. They will surely thank you later. You can use the envelope button below to email a friend or tell them about TUHP in person. 3. Join TUHP Facebook community (FREE). This is where we all stay in touch and ask questions in between episodes. Join our community. 4. Follow our adventures on our favourite social media platform, Instagram. 5. Download The Ultimate Health Podcast app (FREE). This way you'll have our whole library of episodes right at your fingertips. Download our iOS/Apple app or our Android app. 6. Share using the buttons below. Thank you!