I can hardly contain myself. A couple days ago, I published a post on the Ramzi Theory being a hoax. While I’m not entirely wrong about that, I did have the privilege of chatting with the man behind the method, Dr. Saad Ramzi Ismail, about his groundbreaking study on ultrasounds.
First, let’s go over a few things Dr. Ismail shared with me in response to my article, “Can You Predict A Baby’s Gender Using The Ramzi Theory?”
For one, Dr. Ismail is not an M.D.; he holds a PhD in Public Health and a master’s degree in medical ultrasounds. Again, Dr. Ismail is not a medical doctor. That’s not to discount his PhD or ultrasound accomplishments, it’s just important to know when evaluating his research and applying it to your life.
Now, here are a few more details. Dr. Ismail (or should we call him Ismail, PhD?) confirmed that his hypothesis could work with an EV (endovaginal or transvaginal) or abdominal scan; however, the ultrasound tech or doctor taking the images would have to follow the same exact protocol as the study. This means no mirror images or turned sides; unless you’re directing the doctor/ultrasound tech performing your ultrasound, you won’t know if the ultrasound has been done in the same way. If you’re absolutely set on putting the Ramzi Method to the test, perhaps you should print Dr. Ismail’s article and bring it to your OB/GYN.
What Dr. Ismail has stressed to me is that determining gender at 6 weeks is not “ethical”; this is because, at 6 weeks gestation, the mother/parents can still choose to abort the fetus. Thus, in countries like India and China, the Ramzi Theory could be quite controversial as families prefer boys over girls.
As for calling his method the “Ramzi Theory”? Well, it’s a nod to his late father, Ramzi.
Believe it or not, Dr. Ismail did not conduct the study to help desperate, over-privledged women discover the sex of their babies early; “The research was designed to help those women with XXY (otherwise known as Klinefelter Syndrome) or other syndromes that can be seen in one gender than other and give an early management start to parents and doctor to make the correct choice. and it is also good for helping the vet science with endanger specious like panda etc if we want to select male or female,” wrote Dr. Ismail.
Regarding women/parents interested in using his study to predict the sex of a fetus as early as 6 weeks gestation, Ismail had this to say:
“Ma[n]y of the techs and doctors are not familiar with this method , please ask them to make sure that the tech must do true transverse section of the uterus to show the chorionic villi or the early placenta must be true transverse – not sagital, not oblique – and to make sure that if the uterus is retroverted or retroflexed that the tech do the true transverse accordingly, and let the ladies know that it is not the baby position in the uterus but it is the placenta bulk, and that the placenta bulk either to right or left. I know that the sex chromosomes are in charge but there is a great deal that the sex chromosome do change and switch depending on the placenta position in the uterus, and this research is too long to explain and it is still controversial. Many pictures sent 90% WERE NOT TRUE TRANSVERSE [ultrasounds]. And if the placenta sidedness and the gender do not match, it doesn’t mean there is something wrong with the method, but there is more than 60% chance that there is fetal pathology read my paper and to see the relation..but I don’t want them to be alarmed and stressed out; as long as you have a healthy baby thats all matter and if it works that the gender and the placenta do not match I want you to check the baby renals ( kidneys), the baby Brain, and the baby heart for any defect or mild pyelectasis, and other markers.”
saad ramzi ismail ( steve ramsey) says
thanks for the explanations I wish all he best to all your readers….
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions! Best wishes for your future research.
Greeting nw you can read in my blog http://WWW.MOLEOPEDIA.COM Thank you .
Saad Ramsey Ismail ( Steve Ramsey), PhD/.
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
Great to hear from you, Steve. Is your website about the paranormal?
steve- canada says
you are welcome Mrs. Bottlesoup
Nicola cole says
Is this the real dr ramzi?
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
Yes; he is not a medical doctor. He has his PhD in public health administration.
Someone can be a “Dr.” and not be a medical doctor. If you have your Ph.D then you have your doctorate, you can be addressed as “Dr.” Now to say he isn’t a physician would be correct.
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
Yes, that’s true, but if you’re saying you’re a “doctor” when making claims in the medical field, I think that’s very misleading/unethical.
It won’t let me reply on your other comment. You stated it was unethical of him to refer to himself as a doctor while making claims in the medical field…BUT he is a doctor. Did he state that he was a medical doctor or a physician? I don’t see the unethical point of view your suggesting.
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
When you’re making medical claims, and you are not a medical doctor, that is never ok and is always unethical (again if you are NOT A MEDICAL DOCTOR), whether you have a PhD or not. He is neither a medical doctor nor a physician.
dr saad ramzi ismail ( steve ) says
hi casandra how are you doing, whats neww wit you
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
I’m very well, thank you. How is your research going?
Hi Mrs. Bottlesoup how are you
Greeting from Calgary, Alberta
My regards to all your site users.
I am still working on some other new ideas.
but for now they can read some of the old research papers at
http://www.google.com under my name SAAD RAMZI ISMAIL , dr saad ramzi ismail
saad ramzi ismail
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
Thank you! I’ll post an update with your other papers soon.
those who need to know more info please go to facebook.com and search under fetal gender you will see my paper and other web sites links and more info. thanks
HI Dr Ramzi,
In your comments above, you have said – “but there is a great deal that the sex chromosome do change and switch depending on the placenta position”.
Does this mean that regardless of the chromosomes, the fetal gender can change after conception?
DR Saad Ismail ( Steve Ramsey) - Canada says
Yes it does and it is very controversial, many doctors dont believe in this yet but it will take time may be 50 years until some one prove to them that it does . but in my observation the sex chromosome can change before the 40 to 45 gestation days not after that.
and that depends on the uterus temperature in the right or the left side as they are different, the electric polarity and many other factors such as age , diet etc…i the male chromosome changing to female chromosome is more successful. some other studies indicate the effect of diet before the pregnancy, but i know it can be changed even after conceptions.
The study, which links higher energy intake around conception to the birth of sons, provides the first explanation of why the number of boy babies is in decline in the west, suggesting it is the result of women consuming low fat foods and skipping breakfast, among other things.
The research shows a higher calorie intake around the time of conception can shift the odds of having a son from ten to 11 boys in every 20 births. The effect was such that the more women ate, the more likely she was to have a boy.
As well as consuming more calories, women who had sons were more likely to have eaten a higher quantity and wider range of nutrients, including potassium, calcium and vitamins C, E and B12.
In other words, women who want a son should eat a generous bowl of cereal for breakfast, munch bananas, use more salt and boost their overall daily calories by 400 calories – the equivalent of a meal.
Although the DNA in sperm determines sex, it seems that in the never ending battle of the sexes mothers can favour the development of one sex of infant rather than another, a faculty that nature uses to fine tune the sex ratio in Stone Age days to suit times of feast and famine, says the team from the Universities of Exeter and Oxford.
To reveal how you are what your mother eats, the team focused on 721 first-time pregnant mothers in the UK, who did not know the sex of their unborn child and were asked to provide records of their eating habits before and during the early stages of pregnancy.
They completed detailed questionnaires which asked about their usual consumption of more than 150 common items, and recorded details on the types and quantities of breakfast cereals, margarines and milk they used. During pregnancy they also kept food diaries.
They were split into three groups according to the number of calories consumed per day around the time they conceived, revealing that 56 per cent of the women in the group with the highest energy intake at conception had sons, compared with 45 per cent in the lowest group.
“The effect was linear, that is the more women ate, the more likely she was to have a boy – so the effect might be even larger if women had particularly high intakes” says Dr Fiona Mathews of Exeter, lead authorof the study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
An additional son per 20 births was down to eating more than 2200 calories compared with fewer than 1850 calories of the low intake group and there was an average difference between the mothers of boys and girls of 130 calories per day.
Dr Mathews says this could explain why over the last 40 years there has been a small but consistent decline, of about one per 1000 births annually, in the proportion of boys being born in industrialised countries, including the UK, the US and Canada.
This decline mirrors the fall in average energy intake in the developed world (the obesity epidemic is driven by burning fewer calories in everyday life, due to less overall exercise, and eating high fat diets).
“This research may help to explain why in developed countries, where many young women choose to have low calorie diets, the proportion of boys born is falling,” says Dr Mathews, adding that there is also a link between higher national incomes and fewer boys.
There is also evidence that skipping breakfast is now common in the developed world: in the USA, the proportion of adults eating breakfast fell from 86 per cent to 75 per cent between 1965 and 1991.
“Our findings are particularly interesting given the recent debates within the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority about whether to regulate ‘gender’ clinics that allow parents to select offspring sex, by manipulating sperm, for non-medical reasons. Here we have evidence of a ‘natural’ mechanism that means that women appear to be already controlling the sex of their offspring by their diet.”
The work complements studies of other animals that shows that more sons are produced when a mother has plentiful resources or is high ranking, reflecting how boys are more taxing to raise.
“Boys breast feed for longer and for more,” she says. “There is evidence from traditional societies that mothers invest more time in bringing up boys. And if a mother has plentiful resources then it can make sense to invest in producing a son because he is likely to produce more grandchildren than would a daughter. However, in leaner times having a daughter is a safer bet.”
The phenomenon, where lean times are linked with daughters, has been most extensively studied in insects, but is also seen in horses, cows and some species of deer.
Dr Mathews adds: “Potentially, males of most species can father more offspring than females, but this can be strongly influenced by the size or social status of the male, with poor quality males failing to breed at all.
Females, on the other hand, reproduce more consistently. The mechanism is not yet understood in mammals, but it is known from IVF research that high glucose levels encourage the development of male embryos while inhibiting female embryos. In humans, skipping breakfast depresses glucose levels and so may be interpreted by the body as indicating poor environmental conditions and low food availability.
The findings showed no evidence of a link between the gender and a mother smoking and drinking caffeine prior to pregnancy. Nor was there a correlation between the body mass index (BMI) of a mother and the sex of her child.
Professor Stuart West, from the University of Edinburgh, comments: “This is an interesting result that is consistent with what appears to be going on some animals, such as red deer. However, I would be extremely cautious about using diet to try and influence offspring sex.
“First, the effect appears to be relatively small, with the sex ratio varying from only 45 per cent sons with low calorie diets, to 55 per cent sons with high quality diets.
“Second, similar data in animals such as non-human primates shows huge variation between studies, and so it would be key to determine the repeatability of these results. Third, diet will have other effects for both the parent and offspring.”
The sex of a child is determined at the moment of fertilisation, when an egg containing an X chromosome encounters a sperm. That sperm can contain either a Y chromosome, in which case the embryo will be male, or an X, in which case it will be female.
DR Saad Ismail ( Steve Ramsey) - Canada says
some people asked me how i found out this correlation of gender and placenta location; Good morning
No , but Aristotle or Aristotalis idea was part of my thesis
and he didn’t mention any thing about the placenta but he was co-relating the baby
gender with the way he sits in the uterus right or left side like the Arabs did also
so my 360 page PhD thesis mentioned all the Greek, Indians, Arabs, Europeans and many other nations
ideas , i collected more than 1200 ideas from all around the world and back to the Egypt 5000 years ago
but i found that 99% of the ideas depend on luck, magic, reservation with out facts and wife’s tale, some
depends on herbs, dreams and diet .
and one day in my dream i saw my self doing ultrasound on The virgin Mary , and Jesus was saying
I am here I am here on the right side …..when i woke up I was so happy and in peace
but i was wondering whats this dram all about, may be i was reading too much ,may be he is telling me he is in
the right side of God as he is. But when I start doing ultrasound and trying to
correlates the baby position withe the gender it only gave me no more than 54% correct.
after while i start looking at many other things in the baby but then i start thinking , what is the most important things
in the uterus beside the baby and the largest ….( the placenta of course) and i start correlating and it works
but only if you do allot of data ,it doesn’t work if you do 10 or 100 or 500 cases ,this research depend on power data
5000 cases and up . I did 8000 cases first with out research approval then when i was sure i start the
research with more than 5000 and the rest is history.
saad ramzi says
DREAM not dram; I wrote this very fast sorry for the spelling mistakes..
Steve Ramsey says
I agree with Mrs. Bottlesoup
I am not medical doctor. I have PhD In Public Health.
But my Master degree is in the Medical Ultrasound ,From Charles sturt University , In Australia. So those who earn Master degree in medical ultrasound know few things more than any other doctors when it comes to ultrasound .Of course we report to the Radiologist the specialist doctor who are the one who do the report and have higher education almost 6 years after medical school. So they call us Sonographers, Ultrasound technologists. The different between DR, and PhD ;
The title “doctor” applies, technically, to anyone who has earned any doctoral degree. It originally meant a learned person, an expert in any field, and in that sense modern higher education has formalized the term. A Ph.D., or doctor of philosophy, degree is one of a number of type of doctoral degrees; the difference between it and other doctorates concerns primarily the focus and methods of study.
Holders of the Ph.D. do not necessarily study philosophy, despite the degree’s name. Institutions award Ph.D.’s in a number of fields, including the humanities, the hard sciences, the social sciences and education. The U.S. Department of Education’s International Affairs Office calls the Ph.D. and other research doctorates “the highest academic qualification” in American education .Many PhD holder have done great discovery more than regular medical doctors. You do not need to be MD doctor to do research or discover something. The word DR is subjective. In the west they call the Chiropractic graduate a doctor !
In some countries overseas they call the pharmacist graduate a doctor ! your medical doctor is not really a doctor ,Most of them have BSc in medicine and sometimes earn ,MSc .They are physicians They did not earn the PhD OR DOCTORATE DEGREE .Overseas they call them Hakeem ( the wise man in medicine).But the word doctor been used for them for long time in Greece we used to call them Yatrose , My mother is Greek and used to teach me so many Latin words.
“Physician” means “naturalist”, from the Greek word for nature (physis; physikos meant “natural”). Many medicines were, of course, derived from natural substances, and in early language “physic” referred to medicines.
“Nurse” originally meant “suckler,” referring to breast feeding. Nutrire means to suckle in Latin, from which derive nourish, nutrition and nursery (the term was broadened to refer to child care in general). The modern sense of nurse appeared late in the 16th century. Note that we still call the place where plants are looked after a nursery. The French term infirmière comes from a different source: the Latin infirmus or weak. A nurse was someone who cared for people with infirmities.
“Surgeon” apparently came down from Anglo-Norman surgien, which was derived from Latin chirurgianus. However, note also that in Greek, cheir means hand, and ergon means work, so a surgeon works with his (her) hands.
“Medic” refers to healing. Mederi is to heal in Latin. Medicus was the Latin word for doctor; medicina was both a medication and healing.
“Chiropractor” is very similar in meaning to surgeon. The cheir (hand) is here linked to pratein (Greek for “to do”). Likewise a chiropodist lays his podos)
Steve Ramsey says
Thanks Mrs. Bottlesoup for sharing the info for people to understand the difference. I like to add also there is another Doctorate that people can have even if you have no high school diploma , they call this ; Honorary doctorates .
HD – are special academic distinctions awarded to individuals whose personal and professional achievements over the years have made an invaluable contribution to the University, to their discipline or to society at large. Some don’t even have a high school diploma. Many kings, presidents, CEOs, Actors, TV anchors ,TV show presenters and those who donates millions they revived these degrees. So if you done something good for long time and impacted your society and change people life you are a doctor you don’t need peace of paper to prove it.
Most doctors that make medicines and vaccines have their doctorates in chemistry or biology. To say only medical doctors have a say in the research is so ignorant. If his doctorate was in chromosomal biology, human anatomy or human biology with a focus in fetal development would you still have a problem even though it’s not M.D.? Although, like you, I would be interested in seeing published journal research, I don’t see eye to eye with you over his personal credentials. I have no problem with someone who has spent their career in sonography publishing an article of this nature and find it appropriate and intriguing to read his properly formatted and cited article.
As someone who has done this and know how long it takes I find it hard to believe that he would just write it up to just be a hoax. Try to see how long it takes you to write it and cite it word for word and I bet it would to you over a week just to copy this article. Now imagine you had to make a coherent, flowing, cited and and focused article of the same length in any field of study and you are easily looking at months, this makes it hard to discredit it or accuse it of being a hoax.
Again, like you, I would be interested in a published article around this information but it doesn’t discourage me from reading it at it’s face value, because even published peer reviewed research has been disproven, found biased or replaced with other theory’s to be the “new go forward.”
Dr.Alexander Fleming was not an MD but didn’t stop people from noticing his discovery of one of the most important medicines of the 20th century, penicillin (even got a noble prize in medicine). Warfarin (very popular blood thinner used today to save lives) was discovered because people looked into the observations and claims of an ordinary farmer about his cows. Researchers should investigate claims and discoveries made by people of any field to verify their accuracy to progress our knowledge.
As politely as I possibly can (and I am very sincere and not trying to make you look bad) I would like to inquire about your academic credentials, degrees, and background as I like to know that information when reading a critique of any research.
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
I understand the concerns you presented, and I appreciate the level of commitment it takes to conduct a study.
His degree is in public health administration – not a hard science. The study is not peer reviewed. It is not published in any sort of medical journal.
The problem I have with the “Ramzi Theory” is that people use statistics from the “study” as hard evidence for why the study is accurate and medically sound. Also, if you’re reading this in the U.S., the FDA does not allow non-medical doctors to make medical claims. So, taking the study of a non-medical doctor as medical truth is something I think we need to be wary of.
I have a B.A. in English/Journalism, and I’m currently a full-time M.S. candidate in Communications.
I am impressed by your blogs and I am glad that the right people are taking notice. I would encourage you to write a book. I know I would stand in line to be one of the first for my autographed copy. Thanks for all your advice and being the voice for many.
Mrs. Bottlesoup says
Awww! Thank you so much 🙂