Wen Raiti opened the House of Leaf & Bean in 2017 to offer the community more delicious and affordable options for organic food and drink, especially plant based proteins and healthy teas.  Wen is originally from China and when moving to the United States two decades ago found her body did not adapt well to the processed foods laden with artificial preservatives and flavors, ultimately leading her to see a variety of doctors who offered prescriptions for symptoms but not a path to a cure.  After researching her condition and exploring alternative, natural treatments in the form of diet and lifestyle changes, she found her problems abated and disappeared.  She advocates a combination of healthy dieting and healthy living, including organic foods (making extensive use of a plant based diet), stress reduction, meditation, and exercise.