Nutritionist urges FG to train more doctors in nutritional medicine




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ABUJA – A Nutritionist,  Mr Philip Amiengheme, Thursday in Abuja urged more medical nutritional medicine enable them provide dietary advice public.

Amiengheme, who is President of Advocacy for Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative (APNDI), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), made call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said that most only had training in pharmaceutical medicine which enabled them treat symptoms of ailments.

 “Nutritional medicine practitioner views , diet and nutritional supplements perspective of their therapeutic potential, providing dietary advice to clients and prescribing nutritional supplements a broad range of conditions,” he said.
Amiengheme said that average span in the country was about 46 years and attributed it to the consumption of processed foods.[eap_ad_2] 

He said span in some countries, including Japan and China, was longer “because they eat more nutritionally balanced .”

He therefore advised to avoid junk to prevent diseases, adding that fast lacked nutrients.
He explained that research had shown that what people ate or failed to eat could lead to sickness.

“For instance, vitamin C, which is found in plants, fruits and vegetable, is vital for the prevention of scurvy while iodine is for prevention of goiter and iron is vital for prevention of anemia.
“But when people go for processed food they miss out all these nutrients which make them to fall sick,” he said.

The nutritionist pointed out that had formed the habit of feeding their children with processed food and warned that such practice was a “time .”

feed their children with natural foods to prevent illness,” he added. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]