Ayurveda Over Western Medicines | Dr. B.M HEGDE | TEDxMITE

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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.

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  1. Anand Deshmukh on August 22, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Super and Thank you for your beautiful knowledge on Human Body.. Must read Quantum Doctor

  2. Vimala D on August 22, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    This guy is a fraud with an agenda,and fools are commenting under it ,what a wonderful world,The way he uses science for his arguments are pathetic

  3. Alok Varma on August 22, 2020 at 11:09 pm

    I also strongly believe in Ayurveda and always following the rules .Yoga and Ayurveda helps us to keep us fit and healthy.

  4. Arun Shankar S on August 22, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    So much nonsense in one video. Those of you who say he has a Padma bhushan must understand that awards often go to totally undeserving people. Jaggi vasudev, a complete fraud, also has a Padma. Hegde is spreading pseudoscience in the name of "ancient hindu wisdom". Nonsense.

  5. jani pasha on August 22, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    true medicine comes from earth not from lab ……
    love ayurvedic ❤️

  6. bharath bharath on August 22, 2020 at 11:11 pm

    sir i am bams student after hearing your speeches i am proud being as ayurveda student

  7. Rohit Shivakeri on August 22, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    Why people like him must be health minister of India……..

  8. Chandrashekhar Patel on August 22, 2020 at 11:12 pm

    How many of you (out of the more than a million) watched his rant and later cursed yourself for wasting 20 minutes of your life?

  9. ash kumar on August 22, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    The original texts , formulations of ancient practice of Ayurveda is lost or forgotten due to allopathic scandals and hype . The true knowledgeable vaidyas , Hakims..Siddha are no where to be seen and very difficult to find . Also no search is supported and aided by the govt in reality . Whether Ayush or Patanjali are only just for Tokenism , name sake but where are genuine ,masters of the Padhati ! Respectfully Dr BM Hegde ,should also reply and refer to some real honest n knowledgeable masters of this field , the practitioners … like he always quote the searches and beautiful work done by Western scientists , researchers …by name and their books etc …as Dr Hegde has that rare Photogenic memory to tell us so awesomely .

  10. Pramod Lawand PUNE on August 22, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Proud to be Ayurveda (BAMS) student

  11. Palavelli Chudamani on August 22, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    I saw many people saying that Ayurveda didn’t have any scientific backup.But, I bet many of those people didn’t even tried to search about scientific research articles regarding Ayurveda. They just can’t accept it.

  12. Amandeep Singh on August 22, 2020 at 11:15 pm


  13. Shivansh Duvedi on August 22, 2020 at 11:15 pm

    why there are so many cuts at 11:00 in this video

  14. Vijayakumar Gopaluni on August 22, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Sir your real Hero . Vijayakumar chennai.

  15. Ahmad Shaik on August 22, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Laundry list of drugs..

  16. Madhana Y on August 22, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    Awesome speach… astonishing … broad knowledge vast experience … Hats off

  17. Chandrashekhar Patel on August 22, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    @3:30…. he says….there are "23000 human cells in a genome…." he cannot keep his terminology straight while propagating lies.

  18. Dr Mk on August 22, 2020 at 11:22 pm

    sir,then why you did MBBS and MD instead of BAMS???actually I am preparing for NEET UG and getting 600+ in NEET mock tests..if ayurveda is so great then should I choose BAMS or MBBS ..I am confused..

  19. Justin J on August 22, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    He has some very good knowledge to share to younger generations

  20. Sohinii Sanyal on August 22, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    Everyone here please never go to the hospital when you have a myocardial infarction please. They will kill you there. Please take Ayurvedic medicine that time.

  21. Mahavir Nautiyal on August 22, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    We can not see electrones but describe its characteristics. We can not see god but say the God does not exist. Dr. Hegde has opened one’s eyes to the medical truth. It is mind that cures and not a pill. The pill has a placebo effect.

  22. MARY ALFONSO on August 22, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Hi I’m

  23. discostew on August 22, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    He is nithyananda on steroids

  24. Ragul smasher on August 22, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Hedge is human God

  25. RAKSHITHA K on August 22, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Sir, it’s my request to go through Dr, Hanehmann life history being a allopath he left the system only because what the reasons you mentioning here and found new medicinal system~ HOMOEOPATHY(NATURES LAW) ……. SIR IF YOU COME ACROSS BY MESSAGE PLEASE DONT NEGLECT PLEASE GO THROUGH IT……..

  26. MITI MOTI on August 22, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    Bravo..You are a genius sir

  27. jai shree ram on August 22, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    I will choose BAMS after my 12th

  28. Rafal Ka on August 22, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    Big pharma was created by an accountant so do you expect it do something more than making money?

  29. Vishvesha Chougule on August 22, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    I never took western medicine because of my mother.. she is nurse and she knows very well it’s side effects.

  30. discostew on August 22, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    I hope the people supporting this buffoon use ayurveda when a rabies afflicted dog bites them 😛

  31. Satya Tanwar on August 22, 2020 at 11:42 pm

    scientific community contradicts every other day.. hahaha this is all randomness nothing is forever Hari Om !!!

  32. Morpheus x on August 22, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    This is a TRULY AMAZING Doctor and a Jewel for India people all around the world must see this and also the videos he has done on the corona virus exposing how pharma companies along with the WHO and media are trying their best to spread fear and terror in the world for the greed of money and wealth . Share this stuff people Very Nice to see this crossing the 1 million view count this Dr Hegde Truly deserves the Nobel Peace Prize even if he does not receive it he will always be a legend for us

  33. Abhishek Prashar on August 22, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    Wops! Mind blown!

  34. S Kapali on August 22, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Excellent speech DrHegde what about siddha medicine you can enlighten us on siddha medicine also

  35. Sky studies on August 22, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    In future Ayurveda will be great ….

  36. Bala Vakkayil on August 22, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Whatever you say sir, Ayurveda did not know the anatomy as t the time it was established.

    So the assumptions made out of this limitation has its own demerits.
    The concept of pancha karnma is silly when you explain it in the light of modern science.

  37. Chandrashekhar Patel on August 22, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    This lecture is half folk lore and half BS.
    I challenge all the supporters of Dr a Hegde…. not to take any of the allopathic medicines or go for modern surgical interventions in their lifetimes. How long can they sustain themselves or their loved ones….

  38. vijayraj on August 22, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Sir Iam in awe of your brilliant knowledge and super memory power at this age. Pl present an article in you tube, how to boost memory in seniors. May GOD bless you more to be a blessing to many

  39. Aromal S Babu on August 22, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Allopathy medicines does not cure most of the disease. It is a way to get quick relief and control the illness, not prevent it. Ayurveda cures many of the diseases, though not all. However there are also some Ayurvedic doctors who does not have the knowledge and they fail to treat the patient’s properly giving a bad reputation to all other doctors as well. Naturopathy is the most effective though the range of diseases that can be cured through this method is limited. For all the diseases caused by lifestyle, naturopathy offers the best cure. I was sceptical about Ayurveda and Naturopathy. I started with one medicine in allopathy for diabetes. In 6 years the total number went to almost 10, and added cholesterol, high BP, high triglycerides and creatinine levels. After two naturopathy sessions everything got normal and I am not taking anymore medicines. For those who criticize naturopathy and AYUSH ( Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) , first learn about these systems before labelling it as pseudoscience. My Uncle is a Canadian citizen. He had a problem with his elbow. The doctors in Canada suggested an immediate surgery. He traveled to India and consulted a Siddha vaidyan in Kerala, He corrected his elbow and gave some herbal medicines. That was more than 10 years ago. He is in his 70′ s and still doing fine. It is important that you consult a proper doctor of the AYUSH stream as there are many fake ones and people often get cheated by them, especially foreigners visiting India. If you consult the right person you will get better results than Allopathy. The main advantage of this system is less to no side effects when compared to Allopathy.

  40. Garvit Nagpal on August 22, 2020 at 11:58 pm


  41. Dwarka Rathi on August 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    NO FACTS all BS

  42. Bheem Thami on August 23, 2020 at 12:00 am


  43. Krushna Chandra Dash on August 23, 2020 at 12:02 am

    I am thankful to the person providing it ti public.A great heratful thank to Dr. Hegde.longlive Sir

  44. अंशुल यादव on August 23, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Bm hedge is a inspiration of India.
    He is telling vedic science and people are applausing for him but when this science is being told to us directly by name of dharm then we would opposes it because we humans have closed our minds in name of religion .

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