What happened when a lettuce craving lead to a diagnosis of cancer
Read about the fascinating story which lead to the creation of Nutrivitality.
With the prevalence of addictive sugary snacks in our diets, you may have wished you could crave more healthier foods instead.
However, for accountant Luci Campbell, that’s exactly what happened.
Her cravings for lettuce – which some might say is a blessing – was a symptom of an underlying health condition, which if left any longer could’ve been much more serious.
“I’d look forward to going home after work and eating big pieces of lettuce straight from the fridge” she said.
Her cravings had become so bad she was now eating two whole iceberg lettuces a day.
Luci’s husband began to research online and he found a link between lettuce cravings and cancer. It was at this point that Luci found a dimple on her chest and booked an appointment with her GP.
A few weeks later, Luci was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Remarkably, as soon as she had an operation to remove the cancer, her cravings for lettuce subsided.
This was due to a chemical called Sulforaphane, which is known to fight cancer. It is believed that Luci’s body knew that it needed this chemical to fight the disease and was therefore creating a subconscious craving for the leafy salad staple.
Although Luci was eating plenty of lettuce, she wasn’t able to absorb enough of its vitamins and minerals into her body because of the way we digest food.
It was this poor level of absorption that lead us to create Nutrivitality.
We wanted to create a supplement which could help prevent and fight illness such as the common cold.
Many vitamins and minerals which claim to help the immune system do not reach the bloodstream due to stomach acid breaking them down before they are absorbed.
After extensive research, we found that using our NutriProtect Liposomal technology we could deliver targeted medication and nutrition, delivering 8 times more absorption than traditional tablets.
Since we launched Nutrivitality in 2016, we already have an exciting range consistening of our Immune Support, Boost and ClearVision supplements, and with plans to introduce more products in the near future, we owe it all to a humble common-garden vegetable.