Have a nickel allergy and don't know where to start?

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Dudley
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So I have a nickel allergy that even is affected by the foods I eat. Most people don't realize the many of our foods we eat contain a lot of nickel.

Here are the ones that affect a vegan diet and leave me lost, how can I make this work, especially sufficient protein considering all the major sources of vegan proteins have high nickel. Lots of information on what not to eat but none on how to eat as a vegan with nickel allergy.

High Nickel Content Foods:

Grains:

wheat, oats, oatmeal, buckwheat, rye, millet... essentially all seeds

Vegetables:

Beans, lentils, legumes, peas, soy products (tofu, soy sauce, soy beans) sprouts, brussel sprouts,

asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, canned vegetables, red kidney beans,

chickpeas, cabbage, mushrooms, (dark leafy veg. like kale, collards)

Fruits:

Canned fruit cocktail, pears, bananas, canned fruits, tomatoes, raisins, rhubarb, dried fruit

Beverages: Tea, chocolate milk, beer, red wine

Nuts:

All nuts

OTHER SOURCES OF DIETARY NICKEL TO AVOID:

Chocolate and cocoa powder (especially dark chocolate)

Commercial salad dressings

Canned foods in general

Stainless-steel cooking vessels used for cooking acidic foods

The first quart of tap water drawn from any faucet in the morning

I currently take vitamin D, in large quantities (this helps keep the inflammation in check) and take vitamin C with my meals (this competes with the nickel ion and interferes with absorption).

I break out in rashes over body and have itchy skin, and have constant heartburn if I have too much nickel and generally feel crappy like I have a cold.
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Dudley
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So the lack of response means what? That veganism isn’t a solution for 20% of the population? It’s been a month. Are no dietitian on here?

My Doctor recommends I eat meat, eggs, and milk products because they are lowest in nickel. I’m not going to bother doing the courses on animal abuse...there is no point in guilting myself for having to survive on the proceeds of these industries. I’ll attempt to live a sustainable life as best I can and hopefully raise happy chickens once my city allows it.
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Interesting! I have a Nickel allergy as well. No wonder those foods I ate made me feel awful.
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