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When food becomes hazardous to your health

SALT LAKE CITY — Michelle Fogg had hay fever — itchy eyes, scratchy throat, runny nose — since she was a kid, but she wasn’t allergic to food.
Then, six years ago, something happened. Eating became painful.
She had trouble swallowing, nausea and debilitating stomach pain.
“I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t swallow anything, it just became that frustrating,” she said.
She was intimately familiar with food allergies — Fogg is president of the Utah Food Allergy Network which she founded because her now-10-year-old daughter, Emalee, has severe food allergies — but didn’t make the connection with her own symptoms.
She went ...

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