Chef Can't Eat

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 7:22am

Rare disease causes chef to choke on normal foods.

Chef Nancy Maslonka's passion is for cooking, but she can't eat a lot of the food she prepares.

Maslonka has a rare disease called eosinophilic esophagitis, or EE for short, which causes her throat to swell up.

She first noticed problems when she started choking on everyday foods, requiring the Heimlich maneuver. Her frustration grew as doctors couldn't find anything wrong with her.

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