Health

Resources and inspiration (diet ideas, medical findings, relaxation, nutritional philosophies) to help you live the most balanced, healthiest life possible. This category also includes topics relating to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Autoimmune Diseases.

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS

Those all-important Little Things are different for each of us. They are the seemingly small or trivial things that lend a feeling of joy, or calm, or peace, or comfort, even if the feeling is fleeting or barely perceptible. They may be small, but it is important to notice them, even to bask in them.

AN UPDATE, ON HEALTH, ON LIFE…

An update on my health, and an offering of excuse for my long silence… Back in December all of us at GreenLeaf were getting a bit overdone. We were feeling the stress of the holidays, the emotional impacts of the end of the year, and even feeling pressured by our dear GreenLeaf Kitchen. This is a passion project, so if fun isn’t being had, things gotta change.

HAPPY AUTUMN

This is actually a Spring, Summer, and Autumn greeting all rolled into one… It has been far too long since I gave GreenLeaf Kitchen any love. I let all the busy and distracting bits of my crazy life get the better of me. (you can read this post for a […]

SUGAR ADDICTION

Addiction is such a loaded term. Merriam-Webster defines addiction as “a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something”. Anyone who suffers from an addiction can sympathize; having a vice that holds sway over you sucks! Addiction can run the gamut from mildly annoying, to life destroying. […]

SALT, SUGAR, FAT

Salt, sugar, and fat… Since I use at least one of these in every meal I cook, and in every recipe I create, I am continually trying to make sure I am choosing the most mineral rich salts, the least refined sugars, and the healthiest oils I can. Salt… as […]

THE CRAZY BUNNY DIET

The way I eat is a hodge-podge of ideas and theories taken from many different diets, my upbringing, and different philosophies I’ve encountered. It’s also the result of lots of experimentation and elimination dieting. I am calling my diet “The Crazy Bunny Diet”. It might be more descriptive to call […]

Almond flour and Asian Pear upside down cake

WHY DIETS DON’T WORK

Just a few weeks ago Lori made a delicious cake for a family birthday (see pictures). While it’s made with lots of healthy and nutritious ingredients like almond flour, Asian pears, and coconut sugar, it still contains concentrated sugar, something that for us, is an off-the-list food. Nonetheless, we all […]

CATCHING MY BREATH

It is rare that the timing works out; that I can take a couple days to catch my breath just at the time when I really need to. This summer it all came together; there was a birthday to celebrate, Birthdays are a great excuse to do something that might […]

TO CHANGE OR NOT TO CHANGE

My disease has yet again forced its way into the forefront of my day-to-day. While Multiple Sclerosis impacts nearly every aspect of my life, I do all I can to live as if I don’t have it. I am happiest when life is cruising along with little to no reminder […]

Lori Klocek, Farm with sunflowers

LORI’S STORY

I have been always been aware of the importance of health, of eating healthy foods, and of exercise. I would read the latest health news — that fat is bad, that fat is good, that we should all get more whole grains, that pasta is a no no, and on […]