Do you have pizza pallor, high sodium sadness, and go through your days in an all-too frequent carbo trance? Do you experience sugar highs followed by the inevitable crash that crashes you for the rest of the day? Thanks to Big Food and GMO-laced factory products, most of us do. But we don't have to eat this way, and the alternative is not only better tasting, it is far less expensive and so much healthier. Author Karen Diggs has lived in Hong Kong, mainland China, and the United States and has picked up a lot of food knowledge, village wisdom, and secrets to healthy living, as well as the hard science of nutrition. She brings all this and more to the table in "Happy Foods," a guide to the gluten-free good life. As a chef, nutritionist, and cooking instructor, Diggs has helped hundreds overcome eating issues and arrive at a food lifestyle that has them smiling again. From dealing with diabetes to smart and safe approaches to weight loss and even helping cancer patients find foods that give them a new lease on life, Diggs' savvy know-how and food smarts are all packed into the clean cuisine of "Happy Foods."
"I was diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes and I have to say that Karen Diggs's nutritional guidance and healthful gluten-free recipes made all the difference for me. I am back on the road to feeling better than ever thanks to Karen and her "Happy Foods."" --a happy client, Randall Allen
After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Karen Diggs got on a jet and flew off to Hong Kong where she worked as a chef for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and also helped to open two eateries. After obtaining her certification as a Nutrition Consultant in 2006 from Bauman College, Karen began merging her innate culinary skills with her knowledge of holistic nutrition to help people achieve optimal health through detoxification and weight loss workshops, therapeutic cooking classes, and private nutrition consultations. She lives in San Francisco.