Even though I spent many years witnessing the suffering of cancer patients as a pharmaceutical sales representative and biotech executive, it wasn’t until my own daughter became chronically ill with a severe and very debilitating stomach illness (Gastroparesis) that I decided to take action.
Gastroparesis is a stomach disorder in which food is digested more slowly than normal and results in serious pain, nausea and vomiting that most times cannot be adequately controlled with standard medications. my daughter was very, very sick and spent much of a year in children’s hospital on a morphine drip, with a ninety-tab OPIOD prescription to accompany her home. Each time I would visit her at the hospital, she would constantly complain about the noted pain, nausea and vomiting, in addition to the noticeable loss of appetite and weight.
Being a father with some knowledge of the medical field, I began researching Gastroparesis and available treatment options. I started thinking of ways to create a uniquely based product or products that would not only help my daughter with the pain, nausea, and vomiting but with loss of appetite and weight. these are the same symptoms which also plague chemotherapy patients and many other people receiving debilitating therapies.
I began to research patient nutritional needs, fruits, vegetables, and spices that provide proven health benefits. What I came to find was that there were many robust nutritional options, but nothing like what I wanted to create.
Armed with new knowledge and an “idea”, I began to speak with more and more people undergoing chemotherapy through my work and travel, debated friends who are physicians and healthcare providers, and after many hours of researching the potential and synergistic benefits of high-quality ingredients, and the benefits of key spices – I believed I could create a product that would not only aid in managing patient symptoms but also provide the patient with much needed high-quality nutrients, along with the necessary vitamins and minerals to help keep them healthy during those tough times.
MARIVATION is born!
– Butch Hunter
Founder & CEO