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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 6 May 2011

10% of all asthmatics react with life-threatening asthma-attacks after the ingestion of aspirin

This post includes a synopsis of a paper published in Internist (Berl) 2010 Sep;51(9):1196-8, 1200-1 and a recipe for cinnamon-spiced ribeye steak with carrots and squash.

Study title and authors:
Aspirin-Intolerance-Syndrom : a common and interdisciplinary disease
Umbreit C, Virchow JC, Thorn C, Hörmann K, Klimek L, Pfaar O.
Zentrum für Rhinologie und Allergologie, HNO-Universitätsklinik Mannheim, An den Quellen 10, 65183 Wiesbaden, Deutschland.
What You Should Know Anout Asthma and Other Lung Diseases: Essential Information For Patients and Families

This paper can be accessed at:

In this review of aspirin-intolerance-syndrom Umbreit found:
(a) 10% of all asthmatics react with life-threatening asthma-attacks after the ingestion of aspirin or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID).
(b) Some asthmatics with nasal polyposis have been reported to suffer from aspirin intolerance.
(c) After the ingestion of aspirin or other NSAID patients report nasal obstruction, reduced ability to smell and to detect odours, chronic runny nose and skin rash.

To conclude: In asthmatics, aspirin may induce many adverse reactions some of which may be life-threatening.

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Recipe of the day

Cinnamon-Spiced Ribeye Steak with Carrots and Squash

Ingredient list:
USDA Prime 21 days Aged Beef Rib Eye Steak Bone in 2- 3/4"Thick $ 32.99
Food Mall: Rib Eye Steak
Ribeye steak (3/4 pound is enough for two)
1 large carrot (or a bunch of baby carrots)
1 large yellow squash
1 medium sweet yellow onion
Coconut oil
Ground cinnamon
Garlic powder
Black pepper

Chop onion, carrots, and squash into bite-sized pieces. Melt two tablespoons of coconut oil over medium heat in a wok. Add onion and stir-fry until it begins to soften. Add carrots and squash. Add salt, garlic powder, and black pepper to taste. Stir ingredients well. Cover and let cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pre-heat non-stick grill pan or skillet over medium heat. Season both sides of the ribeye steak with a dusting of salt, garlic powder, and ground cinnamon. Don’t be shy with the cinnamon. It really is good, so lay it on generously. Lay the meat in the dry pan and let it sear undisturbed for 4 minutes on the first side. Turn and sear the other side for at least 4 minutes. Evaluate doneness by how much pink is showing in the side of the searing meat.