Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Professor Dr BM Hegde - The Best Reserved for the Last.
The best of the Seminar was reserved for the last. That was proven by final talk given by Professor Dr BM Hegde. Padmabhushan Prof. B M Hegde is formerly the Vice Chancellor of Manipal University. He had been an International Advisor to all the three Royal Colleges in the British Isles as also the Irish Royal College. He is the author of thirty five books and many publications including the famous book titled "What Doctors Don't Get To Study At The Medical School". He has won Padma Bhushan from the Govt of India, Dr. BC Roy National award for Eminent Medical Teachers, Dr. JC Bose award for life sciences research, and Pride of India award.
He was honest with his opinions regarding the medical institutions, it benefits, drawbacks and crisis in medical field that needed attention. When bad things happen to people they usually ask ‘Why me?’ which they do not ask when good things happens to them. He advised that, instead of asking ‘why me?’ we should rightly ask ‘why not me?’ The present day positive sciences can never answer the question “why”, although they could, at best, answer the questions, “how” or “how much.”
He said, “These days we don’t have doctors. We have specialists who know more and more about nothing”. He spoke extensively about the myths spread in between the common people about non- communicable diseases by the medical professionals for their own benefits. Doctor described Diseases to be the alteration in human energy pattern. “Health is Enthusiasm to work and enthusiasm to companionate”, he quoted.
Dr Hegde quoted from authors like Hans Peter Duerr, on his work of Matter is not made of matter and Norman Cousins recovery programs through intake of Vitamin C and his book Anatomy of an illness as perceived by the patient: reflections on healing.
He also mentioned how we Indians tend to glorify western medicines while ignoring our own culture At the of his humor, he mentioned how we considered our PM Morarji Desai to be crazy when he used his own urine to treat illness, but do not hesitate to accept the fecal transplant method which is adopted to cure the diarrhea causing super bug.
Consequently, doctors and scientists have been predicting the unpredictable conditions of the patients all these years. Wholistic science of chaos is the only remedy. This is the science followed in the holistic concept of Ayurveda, nay in Vedic mathematics of which Ayurveda is only a part. The history of science is replete with examples of how real progress had been halted by such tragedies for centuries. It is very difficult to swim against the current.
Hi-tech modern medicines have only a history of 50 years, thus we can say that we don’t have to be totally dependent on modern medicines, he added. People had survived before the invention of modern medicines and it will pay to find out how they did it.
According to Dr. Hegde, medical science has become a institution of disease mongering where it our present day diseases are being sold. “All the crises modern medicine is facing is due to money. The lure for money has resulted in diseases mongering. They are sold.”
Science is change.What does not change does not qualify to be science by definition. The scientific truth of today could be the folly of tomorrow. This applies, in no small measure, to food sciences and the healthy eating advice given to the public, as also the diet advice given to patients suffering from various ailments in the modern medical system.
According to Dr. Hegde, The basic truth about cancer seems to be far removed from all the myths. Cancer, in fact, is not a disease. It is a process of ageing-some of us age slowly, yet others age faster. I am talking of cell ageing and not of morphologic ageing. That explains cancers occuring even in small children. Depending on the rate of growth of a cancer, it could either outlive the victim or precede him. When the cancer starts to grow inside the human body there is always an attempt by the body’s immune system to suppress it, or to overcome it. If, in the bargain, the immune system wins, the cancer dies prematurely. The unusually high incidence of cancers in those patients with AIDS clearly proves the point.
“The cause needs to be treated, not its symptoms. What doctors do is ignore the cause and treat the symptoms. Enthusiasm to continue to work automatically ensures good health. He gave example of the survivors who had spoken earlier, and how none of them quit working. People do not value truth and honesty, in modern times but rather they run behind money and fallacies. Ayurveda medicines support bodies while allopathic medicines many a time, are detrimental to health. Unnecessary and superfluous medicines are the leading causes of death, followed by cardiac arrests and cancer, as per an audit conducted in USA recently”.
Dr. Hegde spoke about fear and jealousy, how the negative emotions affect our health. He also spoke about Human Metageno and meta medicines.
Prof Dr Hegde reminded audience the mentions doctors as brother of Yama’s (god of death according to Hindu mythology). The text says- Vaidyarajam namastubhyamm yamarajam sahodaram, Yamastyu harati pranam vaidyam pranat dhananicha. This means Vaidya, (doctor) and Yama are both brothers. Yama takes only life, but vaidya takes both, life and money”.
Dr. Hegde had too much of information to give out to the delegates, which is difficult to repeat in an article. A inexhaustible and prolific speaker, he ended the seminar with a smile on every ones face.
He told a story about his travel when he was seated next to a little girl on an airplane when he had forgotten to bring his book along with him. The girl had a big book and was reading it. Feeling bored he turned to her and said, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow passenger." The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied "What would you want to talk about?" "Oh, I don't know," he said “I am a professor and I talk about anything you like. I can answer questions for you”.
"OK," she said. "But let me ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a goat all eat the same stuff - grass. Yet a goat excretes little pellets, while a cow turns out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?" The professor was surprised by the little girl's intelligence, thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea...” To which the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss anything important, when you don't know crap?" And then she went back to reading her book.