The owner of the Green Leaf Cafè is on a mission: Its a way to express my passion of creating a healthier nation, even if it starts with one community at a time, said Beverly Tarlton.
In a quest to serve her customers the best in organic cooking, Tarlton traveled to Hawaii, California and North Carolina to study menus and recipes of other organic eateries before opening her restaurant. We cater to carnivores, vegetarians and vegans. All of our foods are all natural, local and/or organic, Tarlton said.
Beverlys health was, at age 35, deteriorating.
I was overweight and having problems sleeping, always tired, and with neck and back pain, she said. I was suffering from sinus problems as well. When I visited my family physician he could find nothing wrong at all and recommended some Western medicines for treatment of allergies. I was not comfortable taking synthetic medications to only mask the problems and cause other side effects like stomach upset and headaches.
Tarlton decided to start researching her own ideas, accruing more than five years of science, medicine and holistic health studies. Today, she is a holistic health consultant with her own practice, Leelanau Wellness & Nutrition, located in Suttons Bay.