Best Bet by Ashton Embry

 ​​This Diet is based on healing a leaky gut to slow down and ideally prevent intact food proteins from entering circulation and​ stop eating foods which contain proteins which can potentially  mimic self-proteins in the CNS.   

Eliminate: Foods that contain proteins which have the potential to cause autoimmune reactions. These are:

  • All dairy products (e.g. milk, cheese, yoghurt)
  • Foods containing gluten grains (e.g. wheat, rye or barley)
  • Legumes (e.g. beans, soy, peanuts. peas)
  • Any food that causes an allergic reaction as determined by a body reaction or a blood test. These foods can cause increased intestinal permeability (a leaky gut) and increased immune reactions.
  • Candy, soft drinks and foods with a high sugar content. These foods alter the gut flora which in turn can cause a leaky gut and problematic immune reactions.

Reduce: Foods that contain saturated fat. Eat red meat (lean cuts) only once a week.

  • The intake of omega 6 polyunsaturated fat which are found in margarine, salad oils and many baked goods. Use olive oil (monounsaturated fat) for fat supply
  • Non-gluten grains such as corn and oats. Use mainly rice for grain products and eat these in moderation.
  • Alcohol consumption. At best, drink wine in moderation and completely avoid beer.


  • Eat skinless chicken breast, game meat and fish for protein content. Fish such as salmon and mackerel also contain omega 3 polyunsaturated fat, which is very beneficial.
  • Eat lots of vegetables and fruits for carbohydrates and fiber.
  • Take a variety of supplements to bolster immune regulation, to increase anti-oxidant capacity and to avoid deficiencies. The recommended supplements are listed on the Supplement Page. Click here to go to his website: Best Bet Diet