As the season of holiday feasting begins, nickel allergy sufferers are wondering about the possible effects of diet on their health. The short answer is that only your allergist or dermatologist can accurately advise you on the benefits of a low nickel diet.

While the great majority of people are not affected by nickel in food, it appears that for a very small population of nickel allergy sufferers, a low nickel diet can help. Research is indicating that there is a relationship between the consumption of high nickel foods and eczema/dermatitis symptoms in a small number of patients tested. All experts emphatically agree that allergy sufferers should consult with a dermatologist or allergist for a medical diagnosis before attempting a low nickel diet.

If you’re wondering how this might affect your holiday plans, be assured that the staple items of turkey, ham, and roast beef are on the low nickel list! Cranberries, another holiday favorite, are also a low nickel item. Consulting the NoNickel Low Nickel Diet will provide insight into the complexities of trying to undertake this diet. So many of the items depend almost entirely on where they originate or how they have been prepared and stored. If the soil is high in nickel, the more likely the crop will be as well. Canned foods may also be exposed to nickel in the metal, so therein lies another concern.

Before becoming too worried over holiday dining, first make an appointment with an allergist or dermatologist who specializes in nickel allergy. Then celebrate, because only one day of splurging on “forbidden foods” is unlikely to cause any problem. It is the continued ingesting of these products that may rarely elicit symptoms.

After the feast, let your mind travel to the season of giving! has so many new gift selections this year, with something for every person and every budget!

Topping the list would be the Nickel Free Gift Sets that include either two nickel free belts and a handcrafted wallet or two belts and a pair of dichroic glass nickel free post earrings. These gift sets will be shipped in a festive organza bag, suitable for immediate gifting!

Also new since last holiday are the Cold Mountain Belts in Black and in Brown! Fitted with functional (and nickel free!) bottle-opener buckles, these belts are sure to be the perfect gift for that gadget-lover on your list.

NoNickel has added several dichroic glass nickel free earrings as well. Jewelry is always appreciated at this time of year and this jewelry is extra special – it’s made in the USA from the design then firing of the dichroic glass to skillful crafting of the earring. Most important of all, these earrings are Certified Nickel Free™ and guaranteed to never test positive for nickel.

While a Low Nickel Diet isn’t necessary for most people, it is important to remember that nickel avoidance is imperative. New studies are revealing that continued contact with an allergen such as nickel may lead to further complications, including the possibility of systemic contact dermatitis.  Be vigilant in testing metals for nickel, with the highly accurate and sensitive dmg spot test Nickel Alert™ . Then protect your skin with Nickel Guard™, a clinically proven barrier. Who knows, the nickel allergy sufferer in your life might like to see these essential products in their stocking this year, so buy the two together as Nickel Solution!

NoNickel offers so many choices for holiday giving. If you haven’t visited the site before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. For those who are loyal customers, be sure to see all the new nickel free gift ideas now in stock!



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