The President, Biochemist Practitioners Association of Nigeria, Olayemi Ikotun, has urged the present generation to embrace natural diets to live long.
The president of the association made the call during the 2022 Biochemist Practitioners Induction Conference in Lagos on Sunday.
He said that biochemists over the years have found out that natural medicinal supplements which are raw material plants are very useful for the body and enhance longevity.
He said that intake of the natural medicinal supplement makes one live long without side effects.
The chief biochemist said that ailments such as fibroid and infertility have been treated and cured with natural medicinal supplements.
“As biochemists, we know how to give out the effective treatment with effective natural supplements in treating fibroid.
“This treatment will clear off the fibroid layers in the system accurately without side effects,” he said.
Ikotun said that treatment is done in stages for two months until the fibroid clears off.
He encouraged women that are within the child-bearing age limit but advanced in age to embrace natural medicinal supplements to treat fibroid.
He said that the age limit should be put into consideration before a woman embarks on surgery to cure fibroid, adding that these women should rather embrace alternative remedies like a natural medicinal supplement.
He said exposing women that are advanced in age to surgery might damage their reproductive organs and cells because all females’ reproductive organs are very sensitive to surgical tools.
He said that patients who had done surgery before to cure fibroid should eat more alkaline foods to avoid regrowth.
Also, the Vice President of the association, Kolawole Mosebolatan, said that the mission of biochemists is to come and regulate herbal products.
He said that biochemists have discovered that natural plant materials when used and taken accurately to cure ailments work better without side effects.
He said that taking chemical substances into the body system might cause other complications.
Mosebolatan said that when you treat with natural plants, it works well and flows with the body system because the body is natural.
He said that biochemists treat fibroid, pile, and ovarian cyst with natural herbs for certain months without side effects.
He said that awareness about natural medicinal supplements and herbs in Nigeria is very low.
The BPAON Vice President said that Nigerians are not too enlightened on how to take and use herbal products, indicating that most Nigerians take herbal products without control.
The biochemist also called for collaborative efforts among relevant agencies in Nigeria with researchers playing key roles in coordinating training and capacity development.