David and Stephen Flynn
David and Stephen Flynn
David and Stephen Flynn

Healthy Gut Course

The Happy Pear

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Healthy Gut Course

Improve your digestion, reduce bloating & boost your immune system

course content

Gut Reset

Introduction to the digestive tract, What is gut microbiome and why is it important? Where do our gut microbes come from and what do they do? How does food influence the microbiome? What are FODMAPS?

Reintroduction of beans

The Gut Microbiome in the 21st Century, How is the modern diet harmful to the microbiome?, Processed food and its effect on our overall health, Our microbiome loves fibre. Do we eat enough?, Does eating meat help our microbiome?, Doctor's top tips for maintaining a healthy microbiome, Are carbohydrates good or bad? Whole carbs vs refined carbs

Reintroduction of Polyols

Rosie's top tips to beat the bloat, Whole Fats vs Refined Fats, Protein – how much do we really need?, Calcium and Vitamin D – dairy and strong bones?, Iron, 'The Pleasure Trap' concept

Reintroduction of Fresh Fruit

Is a completely plant-based diet healthy in the long term?, Vitamin B12 – what is it, where does it come from, and should I take a supplement?, What about omega-3 fatty acid, Is a plant-based diet safe in pregnancy and during breastfeeding, The gut and beyond – the overall health benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet

Reintroduction of Fructans

Do we need to eat animals?, What about eggs?, What about fish?, What are probiotics? Should I take them?

Reintroduction of Wholewheats

Uncover the links between mental health and diet, and how to keep your results for life, Learn about exercise, activity and stress control, Final chance to ask any questions before the course is over

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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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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.

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

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.