Bill Lagakos, Ph.D.
Nutritional sciences researcher, consultant and blogger

Bill Lagakos

Hi, I’m Bill. I have a Ph.D. in Nutritional Biochemistry and Physiology from Rutgers University where my dissertation focused on fatty acid-binding proteins and energy metabolism. I studied inflammation and diabetes at UCSD. And most recently, I studied circadian biology at the Mayo Clinic. I have a broad range of knowledge about health, wellness, sickness, and disease... and I’m learning more every day!

Dr. Lagakos has authored numerous manuscripts which have been published in peer-reviewed journals, as well as a non-fiction book titled The Poor, Misunderstood Calorie which explores the concept of calories and simultaneously explains how hormones and the neuroendocrine response to foods regulate nutrient partitioning.

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Carbohydrate Restriction: How Low Should You Go?

A story about three studies and the evolution of our understanding of low carb diets. When adopting a carbohydrate-restricted diet, many questions arise. Such as, how much of the deficit should be compensated? What ratio of fats to proteins is ideal? These questions and more have been addressed in a ...

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The Ketogenic Diet and Cognition

Many problems surrounding cognitive impairment are related to the brain's energy supply. Under normal conditions in healthy individuals, glucose easily meets the brain's energy needs. However, in various conditions of cognitive impairment, glucose is unable to fully meet these needs. The brain is ha ...

How Does Our Diet Affect Circadian Rhythms?

Over the past hundreds-to-thousands of years, peoples around the world have thrived on a wide variety of diets. Food has changed a lot seasonally, geographically, etc. What hasn’t changed? The 24-hour light/dark cycle to which our circadian rhythms are constantly entrained. Circadian “Phase” Shifts ...

Benign Ketosis - Who Benefits the Most on a Ketogenic Diet?

People start following a ketogenic diet many different reasons: to lose weight or manage a health condition - eg by reducing severity of seizures in drug-resistant epilepsy. In this article, we examine the role of insulin sensitivity in our diet and look at how it affects weight loss. The Ketogenic ...