Dr. Anton’s Health Blog

Written by Stephen Anton PhD on October 21st, 2020

Almost two out of three American adults drink a cup of coffee per day.

With the surging popularity of intermittent fasting, many are wondering if you can drink coffee while fasting, if you can add ingredients to coffee, and which types of coffees break a fast.

Find the answers to these and other questions related to use of coffee while practicing intermittent fasting.

Written by Stephen Anton PhD on August 6th, 2020

When you fast long enough to activate your body’s metabolic switch (typically 12 or more hours), your mind and body starts running on super-charged energy molecules called ketones.

One reason “flipping your metabolic switch” is so beneficial for the brain is that ketones generate approximately 25% more energy in the body than glucose (sugar).

So, the shift that occurs in the course of fuel being used can give your brain an immediate boost.

Written by Stephen Anton PhD on August 3rd, 2020

An important question is how or why intermittent fasting helps muscles stay strong, and I think the key factor is the metabolic switch, where the body shifts using ketones as a primary fuel source.

The reason that matters is because ketones are “anti-catabolic” which means they help prevent the breakdown of muscle during fasting.

Written by Stephen Anton PhD on July 27th, 2020

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have likely heard about the benefits of intermittent fasting.

While it’s true that there are tremendous benefits to intermittent fasting, there are right and wrong ways to get started with an intermittent fasting lifestyle.

Written by Stephen Anton PhD on July 23rd, 2020

Our bodies are amazing machines and can run off of two different fuel sources depending on need:


Fat (aka, ketones)

However, due to our usual eating patterns, most of us only run off one of these fuels (Glucose).

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