Picking up the 7 Day Allergy Makeover, I questioned whether allergies could be entirely eliminated. Understanding that my nickel food allergy is a chronic condition, my interest in reading the book was to examine other areas in my life I could modify for the better.
On hot summer days I love to make this fresh and cool nickel free summer drink. My partner calls it the “drink of summer.” It’s really simple and only requires a blender, watermelon, water and lime.
Recently I was asked about the statistics of nickel food allergies…The number of people newly diagnosed with my same nickel food allergy surprises me. I don’t know how many people participate in the low nickel diet. Since the late 1970s, articles have noted the effectiveness of the low nickel diet as an effective treatment for those with severe eczema and nickel food allergies. There is scientific data all over about people allergic to foods that contain high concentrations of nickel. Countries include Sweden, India, UK, Denmark, Iceland, the US and others.
Please welcome my first guest blogger – Marjon Scheffer! She is a nickel free jewelry designer and maker from the Netherlands and who sells her jewelry on Etsy as Nonita Jewelry.
Today I am going to a potluck. My favorite dish to bring to any event is zucchini bread!…
Insatiably curious I wish I knew exactly how and why certain foods contain high concentrations of nickel than…
I can relate to how challenging finding beautiful and nickel free jewelry can be. I hardly wear any jewelry because of my severe nickel allergy. But no one should have to go without a wedding ring. Bruce Boone the owner of Boone Titanium Rings answers some questions about his awesome nickel free rings.
Today I proudly accept my LIEBSTER Award from Nickely Challenged. I love to blog and I can get side tracked with everything else going on – including reading others stories. Great bloggers and my awesome followers motivate me to continue to make time to blog regularly. In an effort to participate in Allergy Awareness Week & Month I wanted to make sure to make my own Liebster Award nominations – many of who write about allergies – this week!
I have experienced hay fever and other seasonal allergies my entire life. Until recently, I would treat it…
Dining out with a food allergy is very challenging. I must remain hyper vigilant about reading the menu for dishes that include ingredients high in nickel. It requires me peppering the server with questions about common offenders that typically have soy four or soybean oil in them, such as breads, tortillas, and pizza dough.
Understanding and accepting my unique food allergy, enables me to think differently about food and what I eat. Finding creative substitutions for foods high in nickel has changed my thinking about the challenges of my food allergy.
When I was first diagnosed with my allergy, I only considered being aware of all the food I ate that could have traces of nickel. I never considered how the tap water I drink could be a “trigger,” until I read Barbara Njuguna’s personal story about how she was “nickel poisoned” after drinking tap water.