What is Swank Diet?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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The Swank Diet is a low-fat diet, very low in saturated fats and polyunsaturated oils. It is also low in red and other fatty meats, high in grains, fruits and vegetables, it is simple to follow and in many cases alleviates chronic symptoms.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple sclerosis 52 26
General health 18 10
Dysesthesia 1 1
Foot drop (left) 1 1
Optic neuritis left eye 1 1
Paralysis of left hand 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
30

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Swank Diet

Side effect Patients
Fear of cheese (turophobia) 1
Weight loss 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Swank Diet

Dosage Patients
daily 7
all the time (24/7) 1
four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Swank Diet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 11
Did not seem to work 4
Personal research 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Expense 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped using Swank Diet

Duration

Currently using Swank Diet

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3

Stopped using Swank Diet

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 11
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 9
Not specified 17
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3 patient evaluations for Swank Diet

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Sep 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Wholefood Diet and Vitamin D3 (sun) is everytihing from what I've been researching. |)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Sep 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Wholefood Diet and Vitamin D3 (sun) is everytihing from what I've been researching. |)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 23, 2009 (Started Oct 22, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Been adhering to general concepts [tenants] for 5 + years. Strongly believe it has been responsible for slow progression of MS
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 29, 2008 (Started Aug 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
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