NOTE FROM TED: We've flagged this talk, which was filmed at a TEDx event, because it contains many assertions about Ayurveda that are not supported by the scientific community. Please do not look to this talk for medical advice. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf
Dr.BM Hegde speaks on the idea of how the ayurvedic medicines are far better for the human body than western medicines. He talks about important theories on how the human body actually functions with a given environment and how Ayurveda blends itself with the human body. Dr.Hegde speaks about the importance of meta medicines which would eventually decide the health factor of humans on earth.
Dr.B.M Hegde is an Indian medical scientist, educationist, and author. He is the former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Co-Chairman of the TAG-VHS Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai and the chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore. He has authored several books on medical practice and ethics. He is also the Editor in Chief of the medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes. He was awarded the Dr. B. C. Roy Award in 1999. In 2010, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian awards. His articles and ideas in medicine are appreciated internationally and his passion for educating people is everlasting.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
There is mainstream science, mainstream politics, mainstream media and mainstream religion
controlling the world by making people idiots and profiting from our ignorance.
EVERYTHING WE KNOW IS A LIE!
but we live in information age, you are only the victim of your own ignorance.
Adding that both Ayurveda and western medicine can help.
For example, aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) was discovered from the willow tree, the bark of which was used in traditional herbal remedies .
When a natural source is not readily available, chemistry often steps in to provide practical alternatives. In the early 1960s, the Pacific yew tree (Taxus brevifolia) was found to produce the blockbuster anticancer drug paclitaxel (Taxol) .
if we could combine both and treat our fellow brothers and sisters, may this world be more blessed with abundance.
full of inaccurate statements. please don't believe everything he says. do your own research. I hope he did not get his padmabhushan award for his talks. Sad to see a cardiologist who practicsed allopathy all his life, talk this way.
Its extremely true that our organic body is never built to treat through chemical way. Every living particle have its own healing power. We just need to allow our body to do it. What I believe is that as we are demolishing the nature through the development of technology and thats why nature is giving us disease in return. The only way to live in this mother earth is to harmonize our-self with the nature.
We Indian should be proud our-self that we have Indian Yogic Treatment system "Ayurveda". Ayurveda is not only a treatment system, its the way of living with the harmony of nature.
He is one of the most highly respected in his field, medical sciences. If you aren't a medical scientist or medical doctor, who are you to doubt this guy? It would take several semesters, years, or even decades to learn the biology, chemistry, etc. behind his point but he summarizes it the best he can for a brief talk. If you are so hung up on "proof" go and study these subjects yourself rather than complaining on Youtube.
Dr Hegde speeches r good to hear....but I think he is not aware of that Ayurveda is now a days is running behind money...fake advertisements...no clear cut guidelines to monitor their credibility....that's really insane to talk like this.....
Why can't u doctor's respect.. Our conventional medicine method aka ayurveda, what shame u feel.. In accepting the fact.. Tht its also.. A potential science.
Do respect it.
U never know.. When ur modern medicine gonna ditch u.. And u might need ayurvedic.
Those who criticize and make fun of Dr B M Hegde with bad words in comments should ask themselves these questions:-
- Have they seen his biodata in Wikipedia? Can they match themselves with that experience?
- Do they read/study as much as Dr B M Hegde?
- Have they travelled as much as Dr B M Hegde?
- Have they seen all speeches of Dr B M Hegde in youtube (not those small clips taken out of the big original speech videos and put in youtube or whatsapp by someone else)?
- Are they as old as Dr B M Hegde 79+ years?
- Do they have 47+ years of Medical scientist and teaching experience and treating patients and doing research, speaking to big audiences and interacting with multidisciplinary medicine experts?
- How many papers and book have they written and published?
- How many of them are members of Medical societies of many countries like Royal College of Physicians London?
- How many awards have they got? Have they got at least 1 Padma award?
If their answer is yes to at least 70%, they only they are qualified to comment. If they don’t agree, they could humbly ask Dr Hegde why he feels so, not rudely show their ignorance in comments section. To criticize or judge in the medical field, they must at least be equal him or exceed him. Looking at the language, it appears those who comment/criticize are in the range of 35years or less, or concerned that Dr Hegde’s opinion may hurt their business in future (not practice!). There is a saying, "विद्यां ददाति विनयं" (Knowledge leads to humility). Looking at some of rude comments, they seem to have very less विद्यां and more arrogance.
Please read my comments below and then ask yourself if you still qualify yourself to criticize Dr Hegde.
How much ever years a doctor is practising, he/she is considered to be "still practising" because, Medical studies of humans is so vast and there still a lot lot lot to know and unknown. We still don’t know the human body thoroughly. Nowhere in the world are doctors referred as fully practised even in their own specialization.
They should view the full version of the entire videos as well in various forums and understand his views in its entirety. It looks like some only watched this video or only small portions of his speeches. One must see the BIG PICTURE what DR B M Hegde (79 years old ) with approx. at least 49years of experience in medicine is conveying. He has 47 years of teaching experience. Seeing the BIG PICTURE in modern medicine is where the WISDOM lies. People with 49+ year’s experience like Dr. Hedge (yes, experience is something you won’t get in the market) can be said to have gained some wisdom. Dr. B M Hegde is a doctor himself and also a medical scientist of vast experience (yes, vast experience) He is 79+ years of age. He is speaking with his full sense and not for the heck of it to make some instant fame or name. So many institutions call him in many forums for his vast knowledge, not just for the heck of it. I have seen quite a few of his videos/presentations. Not only does he know Allopathic medicine, it apparent he knows quite a lot on the Ayurvedic and Nature cure side too. He is not against ethical allopathic medical practices. He is against avoidable surgery and/or medicine. He supports proper habits and healthy food habits. He is not against emergency surgery. He is not only against crass commercialisation of Allopathic medicine, but also equally against crass commercialization of Ayurveda and Homeopathy or even Naturopathy. He is against certain practices in allopathy like setting statistical averages of BP and other health measures as a standard to diagnose diseases. He said one should consider the various parameters in entirety, including food habits and work habits, lifestyle, eating food grown with harmful pesticides/fertilizers, polluted water. But many allopathic doctors are increasingly applying these unrealistic standards and arrive at a diagnosis and suggest unnecessary treatment. Many other factors have to be taken in to consideration while diagnosing and treating. He advocates taking the best practices of Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy etc
But, over the years, the ethics have gone for a toss. Hospital and Medicine has become an industry, not service, with targets set for selling medicine and doing surgeries. Its less and less of service and more and more of business and huge profits. Most modern doctors are busy in recovering the lakhs/crores they spent on their 4+2+etc years they or their parent spent in their getting a medical seat and education. This industry lobby as Dr Hegde says, it now largely business, no ethics. It has become a big concern, since medicine has become crass commerce mainly promoted by big MNC drug companies and lobbies than “humane capitalism"(Compassionate Capitalism - As ex-Infosys Narayana Murthy puts it). It is very well known and accepted that most of modern Allopathic medical practitioners are following unethical practices (and also now ayurvedic and Homeopathic practitioners too) . Dr Hegde in one of his videos says, there are lobbies in some countries (no prizes for guessing which are those) that manipulate the Drug Control department itself to favor their business.
Please read "Let doctors be doctors, not salesmen" articles Dec 12, 2017, in Bangalore Mirror by By Dr N Prabhudev (head of Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Bangalore) and series of articles in Bangalore Mirror in the nearby dates. He also has vast experience and he has written what is the reality in medicine nowadays. I don’t need to be a doctor to get what Dr N Prabhudev says. Big hospitals setting targets in getting so many operations done even when it is unnecessary. Unnecessary diagnostics, Medicines prescribed that cures or relieves one disease and causes unwanted side effects are increasing day by day.
Please Read some more.
Bangalore Mirror January 02 2018 Read THIS AND THAT - This year, be the CEO of yourself - A comprehensive take on health and education - DR N PRABHUDEV
Bangalore Mirror January 16 2018 THIS AND THAT - Look the poor state of healthcare in the eye - A comprehensive take on health and education - DR N PRABHUDEV
Almost all hospitals in the world are nothing but killing fields and mortuaries. And the doctors are nothing but serial killers licensed to kill you, legally. Sounds ironic? Unfortunately, it is true. Doctors can kill you legally with modern medicines, without any legal issues whatsoever. So wake up people!
LOL @ the flagged note from TED under this video. I'm guessing someone at big pharma made someone put that "warning" there... Guess what TED, Big Pharma, Allopathic MD Drs and youtube?
The truth will NOT be suppressed!
FACT: Properly prescribed medications are toxic poisons that the majority of the population willingly take when given by their doctors and these "medications" are making them sick and killing them way before their time.
FACT: When people go see their MD drs for "checkups or physicals" your drs job is to find something wrong with you. Your dr will send you for tests, often times he/she will send you to numerous tests (medical imaging) and THOSE tests are what are making people sick!
FACT: Medical imaging exposes people to HIGH amounts and levels of dangerous radiation.
FACT: High amounts and levels of radiation CAUSES cancer.
FACT: Over the counter medications are JUST as toxic and make people even sicker, they even KILL you sometimes!
FACT: The human body can and more importantly DOES heal itself IF people avoid all these and other numerous environmental toxins. Also it is important to eat organic food as much as possible and drink clean non fluoridated water to keep your body healthy. Regular detoxing is a MUST!
FACT: PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO WAKING UP TO THESE ABOVE FACTS!
@TED: You flagged this talk because it disagrees with science. Ayurveda is its own system, developed over thousands of years starting before western science was even created. Of course its not going to agree. Why suppress it? I'm truly confused. I doubt anyone is going to simply abandon Western medicine completely for Ayurveda just because they saw a TEDx talk.
This guy is either mad or brilliant! He takes random examples from quantum physics and attributes them to Ayurveda. Few of the claims he makes in this speech seem to be dubious. I'm glad that TEDx prescribed caution and flagged this talk. I am sure that Ayurveda is a beneficial and essential form of medicine and it's also true that modern medicine is plagued by economic issues, but it is definitely not the sort of quick-fix technique that the speaker describes. This sort of fine mixture of fact and fiction is truly dangerous and can mislead the uninformed.
You are twisting the truth.. there is no western eastern northern science etc.. only one science.. science has some methodology, falsiablity, testable, based on evidence etc.. not on mythical like, yang and Yong or balance of 3 air water or fire in ayurveda etc or such magics.. all science like maths biology physics chemistry at are interrelated..
since I am a guy who always follows science and their methodolgy., I 100 percent sure he is twisting reality in modern medicine practices for his benefits..
He is using all scientific methods and discovers against the science..
90 % of the people who living in this world currently wouldn't be here if medicines developed using modern technology.. and u r using all technology provided by the modern science and speaking against it..
Indian healers talk like politicians. Mostly they would talk about the faults with other systems and when it comes to talking about the logic behind their own system it's all gibberish. Everything this guy says sounds like propaganda driven by false pride
Why are people saying he talks pseudo science. You dont understand him if you think so. He is thinking that the principles of ayurveda can be applied to modern medicine to allow people to heal without foreign intervention which is a very futuristic and potentially achievable reality. He states that modern medicine has side effects which are due to the fact that we are introducing foreign objects to 'fix' our systems as if they werent capable of fixing themselves. He is saying that we could regrow organs ourselves instead of meddling with the body. Maybe introduce viruses to change parts of our genome that are harmful instead of using chemo to kill rapidly diving cancer cells which are indistinguishable from other rapidly diving cells by the chemo. People claim to be smart doctors and biologists in this comment section but talk as if he was spouting bs. The only thing he has said that sounds like bs is quantum healing but the rest of what he has said makes total sense. Western medicine intervenes with the system to fix it. While eastern medicine attempts to keep the system at an equilibrium so that it doesnt get out of whack in the first place. Combining both the ideas of these systems and employing modern science will lead to a better quality of life for people. The ones denying what he has said simply because he dares to mention old medicinal methods which aren't necessarily reliable is a cop out. You're not listening to what he has to say and you're worse than the idiots who claim ayurveda can save people with heart disease and has been around for 10000 yrs. At least they are uneducated morons. What excuse do you have? This guy is a doctor. He obviously knows that cancer cells can be distinguished from normal cells but hes saying that normals cells can and do behave like cancer cells at time so western medicine will get rid of both types. People dying of cancer look so bad because of the medication. Its not because of the cancer. Everyone knows this. Thats why old people prefer to just die of cancer instead of suffering through chemo. Cancer kills you eventually but its the medication that destroys your quality of life and causes suffering.
There are limitations that God has put on human body , except liver,fingertips,endometrium,skin(if appendages are intact) no other organ has got the capacity for re-growth. Lizard can regrow it's tail though. But, if we try we can grow a germ cell into an organ in vitro but due to ethical point of view it has been banned.France has banned reproductive human cloning, labelling it a “crime against the human species.” It will be punishable by 30 years in prison and a fine of €7.5m (£5m; $9.3m), drawing to an end a two and a half year parliamentary debate to modernise France's 1994 bioethics laws.
Ayurveda becomes toxic today because of doctors and pharma conspiracy behind diseases developing toxic hybrid herbs contaminated with pesticides GMO chemicals genetically engineered modified foods medicines vaccines food products developed by pharma companies scientists to get diseases can earn billions of rupees through surgery's medicines diagnosis treatments hospital stays transplants ect today we lost humanity today we lost faith in doctors today we lost nutrition today we lost health today all likes money only that is the reason people are suffering from chronic diseases illness
The main problem with western medicine is side effects the ayurvedic medicine does not have any problem unlesss it is wrongly consumed but even though western medicine gaining importance because modern world is fast these diseases make people slow so they want quick relief medicine which would make them fast and which does not cure the disease permanently instead suppress the disease symptoms even in ayurveda we should be careful with people with lesss knowledge in ayurveda
this guy have no idea about medicine at any level!!!!!! he just told you cant know drug drug interactions... just go to micromedex a you input all the drugs and youll get all the interactions and food interactions take allopathi out and youll die sooner.... death because of drugs do happen... in most case its because of human error may be doctors mistake or patient abuse drugs. allopathi have one goal ie keep you alive and give you best wellbeing possible. doctors wont let you die it will spoil their track record people wont go to hospital which kills people. and obviously its a business we need lots of resources to formulate a dosage form it'd take 15yrs to r&d a new drug millions of dollars needed to be spent just for r&d and then millions of investments for manufacturing.... they dont grow they needed to be manufactured.
that's where pharmacotherapeutics and pharmacodynamics and kinetics kicks in we can study drug-drug interactions and drug-food interactions, we can minimise ADRs by personalised dosage regimen *pharmacogenomics* is the future we can map your genome and titrate dosage based on your genetics. western medicine is global medicine now its way more scientific and effective now!
It's true that monopoly shouldn't be there but at the same time the alternative medicines, ayurveda, homeopathy etc should be backed by more genuine scientific studies showing promising results, which infact is abundant in case of allopathy. Basically everything has got some good and some bad points, and we can't deny it.
The only place that you should see western medicine is in emergency and surgical process (short term only!) all other aspects of wellness should be governed by holistic functional medicine (long term) such as functional medicine, ancient ayurvedic medicine, ancient Chinese medicine etc. This man knows exactly what he's talking about and deserves to use the title Dr!
I don't understand why ted haven't banned this talk yet.. None of his arguments meets the logical requirements.
Every thing this guy says is clouded with Confirmation Bias, Authority Heuristics etc etc etc..
I really do not agree with how the western healthcaresystem works and I believe aryuvadic medicine can be very helpful in prevention of disease. But this video jumps to conclusions way to fast with analogies which are completely out of context.
so the top Oncologists of the world have it all wrong because they don't think in quantum physics? because they don't look at the mind and the conscience of the person? I'll take my chances with the professionals at Mass General in Boston than India's cosmic vibrations experts
I'm sorry to say this... he may be a scholar in ayurveda... but his facts and knowledge of modern medicine are just plain wrong.. Maybe if he can UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPTS clearly,he may have the permission to criticise.
While there are flaws in this man's ted talk, it's important not to be turned off toward Ayurveda rather to combine with western medicine and make it a powerful preventing, treating, healing practice. I myself am proof of both healing me. Western medicine by itself wasn't working for me Ayurveda by itself wasn't working for me. Only combination of both helped.
I am sorry but as an Indian-American biological researcher, the claims he makes are ludicrous and he is simply spreading false biology that has no evidence to support it.
His claim that the leading cause of death is adverse drug reaction is completely false.
His claim that humans have three times as many germ cells as human cells, germs that are encoded within our genome, this has been proven to be false. Our human genome has been mapped in its entirety and the germ cells are self sufficient and NEVER encoded by the genome itself.
Cancer cells do NOT work exactly like human cells. Yes, it is extremely difficult to destroy cancer cells without destroying non-human cells, but there are key differences that have been demonstrated, such as prevalence of oncogenes and mutated tumor-suppressor genes, the behavior of cancer cells being distinguished by their inability to respond to growth inhibiting signals as normal cells can do. Saying they behave the exact same way is ludicrous.
I respect Ayurvedic medicine greatly but This lecturer is simply spreading falsehoods with no evidence to support it.
i disagree with the fellow in the ted talk but i remember that in ' I contain multitudes ' by ed young which is a brilliant book on the microbiome and bacteria and symbiosis we do have certain bacteria and arachae that mix with our genome.
Hello sir...i almost always watch ur videos...i have an appeal to make...sir if possible kindly build up a team to digitilize sanskrit as modern day english...so that we can take our most ancient , beloved , beautiful language to its peak...thank you sir..
The body must heal from within, heal your conciousness and you vessel will follow. Chronic illnesses cannot be cured with prescription but through mindfulness of your whole being.
Ayurveda is a system for a healthy lifestyle rather than a medical protocol such as emergency medicine. However it must be respected along with modern medicine to try to comprehend the being that one is.
Germs are not our enemies but our friends. In fact we are germs. I agree Dr hedge.. You are one. ROFL... I wanted to kill him using a germicidal. All lies... ADR are not the no1 killer that kills more. People than cancer
Those who are trying to negate what he is saying please check who this person is.
Dr. B. M. Hegde is a medical practitioner and has a M.B.B.S from Stanley Medical College (Madras), a M.D. from King George Medical College (Lucknow), FRCP from Royal College of Physicians, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dublin. He also has a FACC and FAMS. He also received training in cardiology from Harvard Medical School under Bernard Lown, a Nobel Laureate.
Belle Monappa Hegde often abbreviated as B. M. Hegde (born 18 August 1938) is a cardiologist, medical scientist, educationist and author.He is the former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University, Co-Chairman of the TAG-VHS Diabetes Research Centre, Chennai and the chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mangalore. He has authored several books on medical practice and ethics.He is also the Editor in Chief of the medical journal, Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes. He was awarded the Dr. B. C. Roy Award in 1999. In 2010, he was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian awards.
Ancient Medicine focussed on removing toxins and illness from inside of our body with methods like vomiting, diarrhoea, sweating, blood letting but the modern medicine method is injecting toxins inside our body with methods like vaccines and medicine.
If you’re someone looking to fleece the American taxpayer and the U.S. government out of hundreds of millions of dollars, one of the best ways to do it is to invent a medical crisis and promise to deliver a new vaccine “cure” for it.
Misrepresent the uses of a drug.Promote it to the sky, to doctors, for purposes for which it wasn’t approved.
Therefore, make billions of dollars.Get sued, go to court, force the case to drag on for years.And finally settle up for chump change, admit nothing, promise nothing, and walk away, free as a bird.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.