David and Stephen Flynn
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David and Stephen Flynn

The Happy Pear Podcast

“All disease begins in the gut” – Hippocrates

Nearly 3000 years ago Hippocrates was attributed to saying this, however looking at modern culture, the western diet and medicine it would appear we didn’t hear it?

This week we bring back our friend, collaborator and gut mastermind, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Dr Alan Desmond.

Episode 13 – Dr Alan Desmond

Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, Dr Alan has a specialist interest in the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of digestive diseases. Having spoken at numerous international conferences, a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, Alan has published several influential research papers in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. And now author of the best-seller, The Plant-based Diet Revolution.

With more than 70% of our immune system found in our gut our overall health is fully dependent on it thriving. However, the modern western diet with its processed foods, high sugar content, high meat and dairy consumption is so alien to our gut microbiome and digestive tract that diseases and discomforts such as IBS, bloating, SIBO, constipation, gastritis amongst other gut-related issues are now considered normal.

One in 5 Americans have gastritis disease

Yet what are we doing to prevent this? 

A topic that always amazes us, and an area that we are forever curious about, this conversation is packed with life-changing information.

We hope you learnt as much as we did and if you are interested in learning more and improving your gut health we have a special offer on our course The Gut Health Revolution, starting 11th April.

Lots of Love,

Dave & Steve x

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