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Foodie: Ella Luque

By Hillary Haenes
Friday, Jun 27 2014 12:52 AM

Ella Luque's parents first discovered their almost 1-year-old daughter had severe food allergies when they fed her peanut butter on an apple slice. Their little girl immediately had an allergic reaction -- sneezing, hives and swelling.

Karen and Joseph Luque rushed Ella to the hospital where she was given a shot of epinephrine, and the doctors informed the frightened parents that their daughter had suffered an anaphylactic shock from a potentially life-threatening food allergy to peanuts. The scare led to further testing, which revealed that Ella had more food allergies, including nuts, eggs, milk, wheat, oats, rye and barley.

"We quickly realized why she always had rashes on her face and hands -- she had already been ingesting some of...

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