David and Stephen Flynn
David and Stephen Flynn
David and Stephen Flynn
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Happy Heart Course

Reboot your system, boost your energy and improve your heart health

Happy Heart Course 2.0

The Happy Pear

Course Content

- Intro to the course

- The Happy Heart 10 Principles

- Happy Heart 2020 study: The South West Plant-Based Diet Challenge

- Happy Heart support

- Happy heart toolkit

  • Food journal
  • Kitchen staples
  • Meal planning
  • Downloadable recipe booklet

- Important note for Happy Heart participants on medication

- Live Q&A recordings

- Recipes

  • Breakfast recipes
  • Lunch recipes
  • Dinner recipes
  • Dessert recipes
  • Breads and spread recipes
  • Salad dressings
  • Snack suggestions
  • Bonus oil free recipes
  • Meal planning and shopping list

Tips and tricks

Eating out and travelling, how to cook grains

- Food Fundamentals

  • Health spotlight - whole food plant-based diet
  • Buying produce
  • Reading labels
  • Alternative to dairy
  • Why no oil?
  • Knife skills
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Recommended supplements

superhero spotlight - Nathan Pritikin

Doctor's Corner:

  • What are heart diseases?
  • What puts you at risk for coronary heart disease (CHD)?
  • Why low fat?
  • Why no oil?
  • Why does this work?
  • Why you don’t want to meet a cardiologist?

- Meal Plan & Shopping List Week 2

- Doctor’s Corner:

  • Can CHD be detected early?
  • Can CHD be prevented?
  • Can CHD be reversed even if present?
  • What is the deal with saturated fat and CHD?
  • Can other heart diseases be improved with a plant diet?
  • Sexual health and heart health: What is the connection?
  • Exercise Is Key
  • - Nutrition

    • health spotlight - inflammation
    • whole fats vs refined fats
    • caloric density
    • carbohydrates
    • fibre

    - Super hero spotlight - Dr. Michael Greger

- Meal Plan & Shopping List Week 3

- Doctor’s Corner:

  • Can medications be reduced or eliminated with a plant diet?
  • Plant diets and immune health: Do they help?
  • The Brain Heart Connection
  • Plant diets and aging: Do they help?
  • What is up with nitric oxide?
  • Is there a role for fasting in plant diets?

- Fundamentals: Sleep And Stress

- Food Fundamentals: Iron, Eggs

- Super Hero Spotlight: Dean Ornish

- Meal Plan & Shopping List Week 4

- Doctor’s Corner:

  • Why is meat unhealthy?
  • TMAO: A fishy tale to know?
  • Why not Carnivore?
  • Why not Keto?
  • Is there a vegan keto diet?
  • The Blue Zones
  • Pitfalls of a Plant Diet
  • The Problem With Salt

- Community: Our Swimrise Story

- Food Fundamentals:

  • Why Are We Hooked On Sugar?
  • Are You Caught In The Pleasure Trap?
  • Plant-Based Diet For Athletes
  • Flaxseeds

- Super Hero Spotlight: Dr Caldwell Esselstyn

- Life after the course

- Further Resources & Readings

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Read what the people who have taken the course have to say

Berta, student


"I loved the recipe frameworks and Dave and Steve were great. I gained so much knowledge and I am now much more creative and confident in the kitchen and I would really recommend the course to anyone looking to learn about cooking."

Michael, student


"I've lost weight, my energy levels have increased, I feel great and my thinking is much clearer. My kids are seeing me be a healthier dad too - I have just signed up for a triathlon, so they think I am a superhero! I really recommend this course!"

Lynsey, student


"I'm drinking more water, prioritising my sleep and I'm mindful of what I am putting into my body as well, as what I am putting on to my skin. Cooking is no longer a chore, and looking after my skin is now a habit. I am not only more confident in the kitchen, but more confident in myself."

Emma, student


"The course has changed my life! I no longer feel bloated all the time and I have better energy. I loved cooking new dishes and discovering new ingredients. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has a sensitive gut or anyone who just wants support to eat better and learn how to cook delicious meals."

Our students can access our courses from anywhere in the world and on any device. Typically taking a 4-6 week period to complete, all the course contents are available at your fingertips, easy to digest and amazing fun!

We have now had over 40,000 people take part with over 90% of our students experiencing one of the following benefits:

4 weeks of in-depth education (video tutorials & ebooks)   Weekly Supportive Q&As with Dave, Steve & Dr. Joel Kahn

Special meal plans & 70+ exclusive heart-friendly recipes   12 months of unlimited access to the course on any device

Weight Loss

Enhanced Energy Levels

Gut Repair

Improved Heart Health

Mood Increase

Increased Skin Health

Our students can access our courses from anywhere in the world and on any device. Spaced out over a 4-6 week period, all the course contents are manageable, easy to digest and amazing fun!

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Stephen and David Flynn

David & Stephen Flynn

Founders of The Happy Pear, Dave & Steve are plant-based chefs with over 20 million views on their recipes on YouTube.

They are bestselling authors with restaurants, shops and a wide range of vegan products on sale across Ireland

Dr joel kahn

Dr Joel Kahn

Joel Kahn, MD, FACC of Detroit, Michigan, is a practising cardiologist, and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Known as "America’s Healthy Heart Doc", he has triple board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology.

Rosie Martin

Rosie Martin

Rosie is a registered dietitian (RD) with a special interest in disease prevention and plant-based nutrition.

She currently works for the NHS, where she supports a wide range of patients, with her daily work ranging from coeliac disease to cancer.

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Frequently asked questions

How long do I have access to the course content for?

You have access to the course content for 12 months.

Will the ingredients be hard to source?

You will be able to find almost all the ingredients on this course in your local supermarket or health food shop.

Is this course suitable for coeliacs?

Gluten containing foods present on the course can be replaced with gluten-free options or omitted completely.

How many hours will the course take?

The cooking, depending on what meal plan you choose and how many you are cooking for, can take anywhere from 3 hours for the whole week, or an hour or so every day.

Do I need to follow along live?

The course notes can be accessed at whatever time suits you and it is a self-led course, so you do not need to follow along live.

Is it ok if I don't start the day I purchase the course?

Yes, this it is fine. Our courses are self-led, once they begin, so you can do it when it suits you.