A WOMAN is lucky to be alive after her husband realised she had breast cancer when she developed a bizarre addiction to LETTUCE.
Elsie Campbell, 59, suddenly decided she couldn't get enough of the green stuff — eating four a day — but had no idea why.
Husband Jim, a forensic scientist, realised there must be a reason behind his wife's constant lettuce munching — and discovered her body was trying to fight off the cancer with vital nutrients found in the salad leaves.
Jim, 59, realised that a lack of an anti-oxidant called sulforaphane, found in lettuce, can often be a sign of breast cancer.
He encouraged his worried wife to visit her GP straight away and Elsie, of Derby, was diagnosed with cancer. ...