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    Hello,

    I just joined the community but have been primal for 3 weeks now. It's all going pretty well. I happened apon Mark's Daily Apple after being tipped off that my problem might be lectins. I am celiac and have been GF for 2.5 years. Even after all that time I still was not absorbing my food/nutrients.

    So I tried PB and bam! It worked. Even my joint pain that I was in physical therapy for got better. I've lost tons of weight (maybe a bit too fast) about 10 pounds in 3 weeks-it seems like more. I was slightly spooked by this so I took the advice of this community and joined fitday. I began to track my food.

    Now I see I need a multivitamin badly. Not a big problem normally but I have lots of food allergies and of course, the lectins thing. So I have been trying to find a vitamin that I can take and it's not going very well. I get super tired too, serious low levels of iron (I have some suppliments already for iron but it's much higher than the recommended 18mgs). I'd like to take it in my multi if I can. So my list of foods I can't have is below.

    I would love it if anyone could point me in the right direction!

    Thank you ahead of time!!!

    Gluten/all grains/high lectin foods
    eggs
    casein
    nuts-all kinds
    avacado
    shellfish

  • #2
    I have little to add on multivitamins as I do not take them. Can you eat liver? A serving of liver is 25% of your daily iron. How about leafy greens? (sorry I have no idea what contains lechtins).

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    • #3
      What does Fitday say you need so badly that you can't get from real food? Take those recommendations with a massive grain of (unrefined sea) salt. Can you post some specifics?
      The Champagne of Beards

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      • #4
        14 Important Nutrient-Dense Supplemental Foods | Mark's Daily Apple

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        • #5
          i completely agree that you should be getting all your nutrients from food. but, i also know that it's much easier said than done, and i keep a bottle of multi-vitamins on hand to help round out whatever nutrients i might be missing.

          i recommend a food-based multi. i personally take rainbow light for men, but don't just take the first thing you see...shop around a bit.
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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          • #6
            I wouldn't advise trying to get a multivitamin that includes iron, as they usually have calcium in them, and calcium and iron compete for absorption. Just googling "allergen free multivitamin" I came up with this, the SCD and Feingold approval stamp is probably a good thing. The KIRKMAN Website

            I personally take a high potency bariatric formula multivitamin, but I've had a gastric bypass and malabsorb some nutrients. I take my multivitamins in the AM and PM, and try to take my iron along with a vitamin C in the middle of the day. Heme iron is the most easily absorbed form of iron and doesn't aggravate my stomach, I take ProFerrin.

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            • #7
              boom
              The Champagne of Beards

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              • #8
                One multivitamin per day is not a bad idea, just in case...
                "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                - Schopenhauer

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                • #9
                  Hello,
                  Wow, thank you for the help! Fitday says I am very low in: Iron, potassium, riboflavin, vit a, vit e and calcium. I do my best to get it from food. I'm eating a BAS right now I eat lots of fish, pork, beef (all grass fed/pastured) veggies (all organic + local and some fruit, coconut oil, ghee, and olives & olive oil, plus animal fat.

                  I am having a LOT of trouble eating enough. I eat when I'm hungry (most of the time, unless I can't get to food at that moment) and I eat until satisfied. Like right now I didn't want the salad but I knew I needed to eat it. Fitday calories eaten are 1308, 1739, 980, 982, 628, 1571, 904, 884, etc...I already know it's not enough. I am trying. However with a lack of appetite and such a restricted diet it's hard. 14 nutrient dense foods. Many I can't have but I have not tried bone broth yet. Guess the name freaks me out a bit-like the liver. I know, grow up already

                  I was very surprised to see low vit A as I eat lots of veggies. More in the warmer months. But still, veggies at almost all meals. My body went from absorbing nothing to getting nurtients finally. I'm guessing that's why the low appetite?

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                  • #10
                    This is one of the best multivitamins I've seen. It's what I currently take a couple times a week.

                    Vitacost Synergy Once Daily® Multi-Vitamin -- 60 Capsules - Vitacost

                    It contains a lot of little "bonuses" like resveratrol and lutein. The "other ingredients" aren't bad.

                    Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), magnesium stearate (vegetable source), cellulose and silicon dioxide.

                    It does say it contains soy, though. Probably processed on some shared machinery.
                    Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 01-25-2013, 11:06 AM.
                    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                    • #11
                      So I just got off the phone with Kirkman vitamins and thank you for the help!!!!!!!! I didn't see free of corn so I called. They said the vitamin C they use is derived from corn but the protein is removed. Does this mean I can have it? How does that effect the lectin content? If I can have that, then I found my vitamin! I'll be so happy

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, can't have soy but thank you for looking!

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                        • #13
                          I like Rainbow Light Nutrition. It's a food based multi with some impressive macros imo
                          Rainbow Light Nutritional Systems, All Natural Vitamins and Supplements - RainbowLight.com
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Keilamarie View Post
                            Hello,
                            Wow, thank you for the help! Fitday says I am very low in: Iron, potassium, riboflavin, vit a, vit e and calcium. I do my best to get it from food. I'm eating a BAS right now I eat lots of fish, pork, beef (all grass fed/pastured) veggies (all organic + local and some fruit, coconut oil, ghee, and olives & olive oil, plus animal fat.
                            Okay, so you're eating a huge salad...

                            Originally posted by Keilamarie View Post
                            I am having a LOT of trouble eating enough.
                            Why not skip the salad and eat a 6 egg omelet? Or a 3 egg and 3 extra yolks omelet? Bet you'll hit some of the vitamin numbers Fitday suggests. Definitely should be good to go on vitamin A.

                            Originally posted by Keilamarie View Post
                            I eat when I'm hungry (most of the time, unless I can't get to food at that moment) and I eat until satisfied. Like right now I didn't want the salad but I knew I needed to eat it. Fitday calories eaten are 1308, 1739, 980, 982, 628, 1571, 904, 884, etc...I already know it's not enough. I am trying. However with a lack of appetite and such a restricted diet it's hard. 14 nutrient dense foods. Many I can't have but I have not tried bone broth yet. Guess the name freaks me out a bit-like the liver. I know, grow up already
                            You can't complain that the 14 nutrient dense foods is too long a list, but that the diet is too restrictive simultaneously. You need to step out of your comfort zone. Take small steps until you get there. And stop eating massive bowls of cellulose if you aren't able to hit reasonable daily calorie intake.

                            Originally posted by Keilamarie View Post
                            I was very surprised to see low vit A as I eat lots of veggies. More in the warmer months. But still, veggies at almost all meals. My body went from absorbing nothing to getting nurtients finally. I'm guessing that's why the low appetite?
                            Plants don't have real vitamin A, they have proto-vitamin A. Eat the egg yolks.

                            Also, I'm not sure I'd live my life by Fitday's recommendations. How are you eating a lot of beef and not getting enough iron?
                            The Champagne of Beards

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                            • #15
                              That's what I wonder about. I was surprised to see such low iron. I would love to eat eggs as I have free range chickens. I'm allergic to eggs My diet is restrictive due to having celiac and food allergies, not that the list is restrictive.

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