Nigerians have been advised to eat right in order for them to remain healthy.
This was the central message at a book launch in Benin City over the weekend.
The book titled: “Nature Healing Powers” written by Alhaji Alassa Ikhelowa, a retired Permanent Secretary in the Edo State Civil Service, offered the necessary platform for audience to be educated on the dangers of self medication.
Welcoming guest to ceremony, the author of the book Alhaji Ikhelowa said he was motivated to write the book as his little contribution to growing societal knowledge on nature’s healing powers.
He said that the book despite promoting public health, it does not intend to be a medical textbook as it only deals with nutrition, feeding, herbs, lifestyle, social and spiritual attitude that can promote good health.
The book reviewer Professor Austine Omogbeale of the paediatrics Department of the UBTH  said the book only complements medical practice since it does not chronicle disease and how they can be cured or managed.
Rather he said, the book only talks about various plant crops, natural products and mechanism which amazingly promote healing.
Professor Omogbeale advised Nigerians to avoid self medication but seek the attention of trained medical personnel when they take ill.