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

Lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, improve your heart health

Happy Heart Course

The Happy Pear

course content

Intro to the course

the Happy Heart 10 commandments

Happy heart toolkit

Food journal, health spotlight - whole food plant based diet, kitchen staples, meal planning, downloadable recipe booklets, buying produce, reading labels, alternative to dairy, why no oil?, knife skills, recommended supplements


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

Happy Heart support

important note for happy heart participants on medication

live Q&A recordings

super hero spotlight - Nathan Pritikin


Health spotlight - inflammation, whole fats vs refined fats, caloric density, protein - how much do we really need?, carbohydrates, fibre, calcium, iron

Super hero spotlight - Dr. Michael Greger

Super hero spotlight - Dr Dean Ornish

The Modern Diet

Health spotlight - cardiovascular disease Do we really need to eat animals eggs?, the problem with salt, why are we hooked on sugar?, are you caught in the pleasure trap?, fish?, flaxseeds, the paleo problem

Super hero spotlight - Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

Life after the course

Food for a good mood, exercise is key, establishing an exercise routine, plant based diet for athletes, exercise for a healthy brain, sleep and stress

Health spotlight - longevity

community - our swim rise story

super hero spotlight - Dr. Neil Barnard

Final comments from Dr Desmond

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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:

Weight Loss   Enhanced Energy Levels

Gut Repair   Improved Heart Health

Mood Increase   Increased Skin Health

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 Alan Desmond

Dr Alan Desmond

Dr Alan Desmond, AKA the Devon Gut Doctor, is Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.

He actively promotes a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet, particularly for patients with chronic digestive disorders.

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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.