The Circadian Code explores mysteries of the internal “body clock”

Satchin Panda, PhD Researcher with the Salk Institute, visited KUSI Tuesday morning to talk about his book, The Circadian Code.

The Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy, and Transform Your Health from Morning to Midnight provides an in-depth look at what exactly the circadian clock is – namely, why it’s important, how it works, and how to readjust when it’s not working. The book explores the genes, molecules, and cells that keep your body locked into your internal clock, which is essentially a program that mediates your daily rhythms.

By tapping into this clock, Dr. Panda explains how small, deliberate tweaks, such as a time-based eating pattern can radically improve your overall health.

Satchin Panda, PhD, is a leading expert in the field of circadian rhythm research. He is a professor at the Salk Institute and a founding executive member of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Panda is a Pew Scholar and a recipient of the Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research.

The Salk Institute, an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark, embodies Jonas Salk’s mission to dare to make dreams into reality. Its internationally renowned and award-winning scientists explore the very foundations of life, seeking new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more.

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