I'm a registered nurse and nickel allergy coach dedicated to helping individuals with systemic nickel allergy syndrome, histamine intolerance and other sensitivities. With a passion for holistic health and a deep understanding of the challenges these conditions pose, I provide educational courses and personalized coaching calls to empower my clients on their journey towards a low nickel lifestyle.
Through my expertise and experience, I guide my clients in adopting a holistic approach to managing their allergy through effective strategies. I believe that living a low nickel lifestyle goes beyond mere avoidance; it requires a comprehensive understanding of diet, lifestyle, and environmental factors.
The mission of Vita Kristina is to empower individuals to live allergic well. I'm here to support you every step of the way, providing the knowledge, guidance, and encouragement needed to navigate the challenges of having a nickel allergy. Together, we'll uncover strategies that work for you, allowing you to reclaim control over your health so you can live a vibrant, healthy life.
Join me on this transformative journey towards a low nickel lifestyle!
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PATH TO WELLNESS
In 2014, after the birth of my daughter, I developed a rash from wearing a ring. A dermatologist diagnosed it as dermatitis and prescribed topical steroids. Despite avoiding jewelry, the rash persisted for three years. In 2017, I took matters into my own hands and decided to focus on healing my skin from within. I adopted a mostly plant-based diet and incorporated regular exercise into my routine.
Instead of seeing an improvement, I faced a worsening condition. The rash spread to my hands and face, accompanied by hives and other uncomfortable symptoms such as irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, and achy joints. Seeking answers, I consulted an allergist who suggested I might have a nickel allergy. He advised me to avoid contact with metals and recommended an elimination diet to help identify the trigger for my eye eczema.
After trying various diets in an attempt to heal my eczema, detox my liver, and improve my gut health, I found that none of them helped. In fact, they only made my condition worse! That is until I stumbled upon the low nickel diet, I had no idea I could be reacting to foods naturally rich in metals! Within four months of adopting a low nickel lifestyle, my eczema and other symptoms disappeared.
As a healthcare professional, I was shocked and appalled by the fact that none of my doctors were aware of the impact of ingesting nickel, and other metals such as cobalt, through our diet. This eye-opening experience inspired me to become a coach, with the aim of raising awareness and assisting others who may be suffering from a systemic metal allergy.
NICKEL ALLERGY COACH
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Systemic Contact Dermatitis
Some people that have allergic contact dermatitis can develop systemic contact dermatitis or systemic nickel allergy syndrome. Foods high in cobalt or nickel can cause rashes in these individuals.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) is a type of dermatitis triggered by an allergen that has come in contact with the skin. The most common allergens responsible for ACD are metals.
Before I found Kristina, I felt like I had tried everything to treat my eczema. I had tried all the topical medications, did an allergy patch test, cut out all cosmetic products that had my allergens or irritants in them and I was getting no relief. After working with her, it became very apparent that my diet was influencing my skin reactions; an idea never even mentioned by any one of the dozens of doctors I had seen. Having experienced this condition herself, I found her empathy and compassion extremely comforting. Kristina was so understanding and informative and mapped out a really clear plan for me to follow. I found the condition of my skin improve significantly under her care and I firmly believe that would not have happened if I never worked with her. It is evident that Kristina truly wants to help her clients solve the issues of what is triggering their skin flare ups and I am forever grateful that I found her.