By Charlotte Karp For Every day Mail Australia
06:05 30 Aug 2021, up to date 07:59 30 Aug 2021
- Antivaxxer Pete Evans interviewed mind surgeon Charlie Teo for a podcast
- The pair joked about spiking Dr Teo’s critics’ breakfast with hashish oil
- Requested whether or not politicians ought to smoke marijuana earlier than going into parliament
- Evans believes telecommunications 5G towers in some way unfold Covid-19
Excessive-profile neurosurgeon Charlie Teo has appeared in a video with controversial conspiracy theorist and anti-vaxxer Pete Evans – amid explosive allegations that the hotshot physician operated on the improper aspect of a affected person’s mind.
The Australian mind tumour knowledgeable spoke with the disgraced chef and My Kitchen Guidelines decide in regards to the potential advantages of medical marijuana in a newly launched video of a podcast initially recorded in 2019 for his Evolve Community web site.
Dr Teo was slammed by a outstanding medical knowledgeable for giving Evans legitimacy by showing on his web site, even when he did not agree together with his views.
Affiliate Professor Ken Hughes, president of Pals of Science in Medication – an organisation that opposes non-evidence-based various drugs – stated it was ‘unlucky’ Dr Teo related himself with Evans.
‘It was a pity to see Charlie Teo related to Pete Evans, who’s infamous for his views on alternate drugs,’ he instructed Every day Mail Australia.
‘The very last thing Pete Evans wants is a few validation from a neurosurgeon – significantly from such a outstanding one.’
Evans largely rejects trendy drugs – like life-saving vaccines – and has been slapped with fines of greater than $80,000 for making an attempt to revenue from fraudulent Covid-19 therapies on-line.
Dr Teo, 62, alternatively, makes use of scientific analysis and trendy prescribed drugs to save lots of the lives of most cancers sufferers who would die with out his assist.
However the video surfaced whereas Dr Teo is going through a ban from training because the Medical Council of NSW convenes an ‘rapid motion panel’ and has positioned restrictions on him performing sure procedures.
Regardless of their contrasting views, the pair loved a 47-minute chat protecting matters starting from the 5G community and whether or not cellphones trigger most cancers, to joking about politicians smoking marijuana earlier than debating in parliament.
Evans believes the absurd idea 5G towers in some way performed a component within the unfold of Covid-19 and was subsequently barred from social media for spreading false well being recommendation amongst impressionable Australians.
When he tried to ask Dr Teo about 5G towers, the surgeon strategically steered the dialog in direction of scientific proof.
‘5G – have you ever obtained any ideas on that matter?’ Evans requested.
‘No, I am not an knowledgeable on 5G, 4G, or the physics of electromagnetic radiation – I am an knowledgeable on mind most cancers and that is all,’ Dr Teo stated.
The physician defined that quaint ‘brick’ fashions of cellphones from the early Nineteen Nineties emitted massive quantities of cancer-causing electromagnetic radiation, however trendy telephones do not emit anyplace close to as a lot and are completely secure.
‘Lately, fortunately the development is to carry [phones] away out of your head, textual content message – plus the power emitted from these telephones is considerably lower than the previous bricks,’ he stated.
When Evans requested Dr Teo about his research into medical marijuana, he gave an instance of his solely expertise with the substance – at a home occasion in Glebe, in Sydney’s inner-west, when he was a younger man.
‘There was a really handsome woman there smoking dope and I believe I wished to impress her, so I sat subsequent to her and she or he goes, “would you like a joint?”,’ he recalled.
When Dr Teo declined, the woman requested if he took medication – to which he lied and stated sure, so he agreed to eat a hash cookie.
‘That is somebody whose physique is extremely pure – by no means as soon as taken a drug, I ate this hash cookie and I used to be off my face,’ he stated.
‘I had my motorcycle with me, and I obtained on the motorcycle to trip house and the highway was in all places and I used to be disoriented, so I needed to depart the bike there and stroll house.’
He went on to elucidate that he was conducting medical trials into the usage of medical marijuana and cannabidiol(CBD) oil to see if it might shrink mind tumours – and went into the analysis with ‘an open thoughts’.
‘I did not know something about it,’ he stated.
‘I’ve by no means smoked, drank alcohol, my physique is a temple and I deal with it with lots of respect so it isn’t as if I had a background in hashish.’
The medical trial was introduced in 2018 and has not but concluded.
Evans and the surgeon joked about sprinkling CBD oil on the breakfast of his colleagues who blasted him for conducting the research.
‘Perhaps hashish is their gateway to taking a look at life in a different way,’ Evans stated.
‘A couple of little drops of their breakfast,’ the Dr Teo joked.
‘So [marijuana] might be a magic plant in spite of everything,’ Evans continued. ‘I get this image of parliament sitting round and for all of them to have a smoke earlier than they go in there.’
Dr Teo was unable to include his laughter at first, earlier than his tone modified and he stated: ‘Oh my god, oh my god are you able to think about that? It might actually change the entire face of the planet. I prefer it.’
Every day Mail Australia contacted Charlie Teo for remark.
On Saturday, Dr Teo was accused of working on the improper aspect the mind of Sydney lady Michelle Smith, who was 19 in 2003 when she went to the high-profile surgeon to get a tumour eliminated.
In keeping with a report by the Sydney Morning Herald, specialists who reviewed the MRI scans 12 years later accused Dr Teo of eradicating wholesome mind tissue from the improper aspect of her mind.
However the celeb surgeon hit again on the ‘slurs’ on his skilled status on Sunday, and stated he has ‘by no means operated on the improper aspect of the mind in my total profession’.
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‘I used to be not given the chance to reply these slurs,’ he instructed the Sunday Telegraph.
‘If I had been given an opportunity to handle the allegations I’d have welcomed the chance.’
Dr Teo defined that the surgical approach used when working on Ms Smith required approaching the tumour from a ‘troublesome location’ to scale back the chance of the process.
He additionally stated Ms Smith knew the tumour had not been solely eliminated throughout the operation, however Dr Teo stated he was not conscious that her seizures had returned till she filed a lawsuit in opposition to him in 2019.
The case was settled out of courtroom.
The NSW Medical Council has ordered Dr Teo to offer proof that he has defined the monetary prices and dangers to sufferers earlier than working.
He’s additionally not permitted to carry out sure operations till he obtains written approval from a fellow neurosurgeon.
The restrictions observe the Medical Council of NSW calling on Dr Teo to attend an ‘rapid motion panel’ final week.
The neurosurgeon accepted the instructions and stated he has at all times consulted with a colleague, usually from a number one medical faculty.
As aside of the Council directives, he’ll retrospectively assessment outcomes of surgical procedures with a colleague.
Evans has been concerned in a litany of controversies that obtained him slapped with fines and bans from social media platforms.
In addition to the nice for promoting fraudulent Covid-19 therapies on-line, he had additionally been fined $25,000 for making an attempt to promote his so-called BioCharger for $15,000 a pop on Fb.
He insisted the machine might treatment Covid-19 and defend customers from an infection – however had no proof to help these claims.
Regardless of the primary nice, the craggy-faced conspiracy theorist continued to attempt to promote the sunshine to the unwary, together with a string of different faux therapies.
In Might, he was hit with one other $79,920 in fines for promoting the BioCharger and several other different unapproved and completely ineffective therapies
He additionally marketed two oral medicines, static magnet merchandise and hyperbaric chambers to breathe pure oxygen in a pressurised setting.
Evans falsely implied the merchandise have been endorsed by well being professionals, however he has now been ordered to take away the posts, and to stop all adverts for them.
The previous actuality TV star has additionally been completely booted off Fb and Instagram for sharing misinformation and conspiracy theories.
He has repeatedly made posts opposing Covid-19 vaccines and masks, and falsely claimed in a podcast that the coronavirus is a hoax.
Evans was a decide on My Kitchen Guidelines between 2010 and 2020, and had multiple million Fb followers till his compelled exit.