Ketogenic diet for seizure disorder, chronic microglial activation, amyloid protein, and autoimmunity (vaccine injury)

Vaccination and other insults to the brain such as glyphosate, trauma, and other toxins can lead to chronic activation of the microglia. The microglia function as the immune inflammatory responder. But microglia also have other functions when not chronically activated in inflammation.


Microglia are active in the healthy central nervous system. Microglia release several signal molecules that play key roles in the crosstalk among brain cells (i.e., astrocytes and oligodendrocytes with neurons, as well as with regulatory immune cells).


Studies do seem to show chronic activation of microglia as immune activators has detrimental effects and is associated with autism, Alzheimer’s and Rett’s syndrome and neurodegenerative disorders, possibly even schizophrenia.


Chronic inflammation leads to damaged mitochondrial function. Mitochondria utilize ketones more efficiently than glucose for energy production. Ketones appear to be neuroprotective. The presence of ketones in the brain reduce microglial activation. The presence of ketones in the brain reduces beta amyloid. Nutritional ketosis reduces all inflammasomes.


Ketones are a more efficient fuel than glucose producing twice as much ATP for energy per molecule as compared to glucose with half the amount of ROS. Ketosis is a state within the body whereby the predominant fuel source for ATP production within the mitochondria is shifted from glucose to fatty acids (muscle and heart) and ketones (brain and heart). Ketosis is typically achieved by eating a very low-carbohydrate, low-to-moderate protein and high-fat diet. 

Toni Bark, MD

Toni Bark, MD (LEED AP) graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, in 1986. She then went on to New York University and the University of Illinois for residency programs. Dr. Bark has a successful private practice in preventative medicine.