I made it back from Dr Dighton’s office in Loughton.
What a nice man! And his assistant Noreen was lovely too.
Before I start revealing all the details I have a message from my clinic manager to pass on – our Female Hormone Specialist – Judy Evans – is in on Friday and has 3 slots open for consultations – so ring the clinic now on 01707 662 704 to book one.
I highly recommend Judy to any one suffering from the menopause, PMS, endometriosis, osteoporosis, or just general bad health and fatigue. If you want to know more then give us a ring or check out the Natural Progesterone page of the website:
So far in over 15 years of practice I’ve never personally met a medical doctor both so interested in what I do as a chiropractor, and so willing to look at the big picture of health, rather than just drugs and surgery.
There is no way I’m going to be able to get through everything I learned from Dr Dighton in the hour and a half of time he kindly gave me, but I’ll have a go.
First of all he said ‘statins work’. Coming from a doctor this was not shocking, and if you’ve read my past articles on cholesterol you’ll know I have a different opinion. But, Dr Dighton was not talking about their effect on lowering cholesterol, he was talking purely about there effect on reversing, or slowing atherosclerosis. Dr Dighton was also talking from first hand experience as they do ultrasound scans of arteries in his office, so he’s seen it.
He also stressed that no blood test can tell you whether you need to take them – you’re cholesterol level is irrelevant (which is what I’ve always said) and what you need is an ultrasound scan. It was also clear that the amount you need to make a difference may be 3 or more times the amount needed to lower cholesterol. Dr Dighton wasn’t happy with this though and thinks there is a better, safer way.
Dr Dighton then went on to explain that of course the best way to treat heart disease is to not get it in the first place by following a heart healthy lifestyle. He had a little bit of a dig at modern medicine as he found most of his colleagues uninterested in the idea of promoting health and said all these drugs really do is ‘keep you going’ rather than actually curing anything.
Dr Dighton has spent many years trying to find out the very best foods for the heart, as well as what are the ones to avoid and came up with some quite surprising findings. All the details can be found in either of his two books.
He has also looked into what supplements can help and has formulated an easy to take powdered drink with everything heart healthy in it.
I’ll get into more detail next time – such as the 3 types of atherosclerotic plaque that block the arteries – including which is the dangerous one – and what is the nutrient Dr Dighton recommends we can’t get enough of.
If you can’t wait then you can call the clinic to reserve a tub of his Heart Sense powder, and get a free copy of his book with it. If you have anyone in the family with heart disease and they are sceptical about nutrition now is the time to get them on something Dr approved.
You can call us on 01707 662 704, or just pop in to the Brookmans Park clinic.
Best of Health
p.s. Don’t forget to book for Judy Evens this Friday.