Join The Healthy Gut Course to reduce bloating, IBS & other digestive issues one day at a time with a team of doctors, dietitians & plant-powered chefs.
Transform Your Gut Health in 6 Weeks
1 Year access for €150
The Story
We (David & Stephen Flynn) have been eating a plant-based diet for almost twenty years. Through our three Happy Pear restaurants, our best-selling cookery books, our successful YouTube channel and our online courses, we've helped hundreds of thousands of people become healthier and happier whilst eating more fruit and veg.

Some of the most common questions we've been asked over the years"How can I beat the bloat?" or "What can I do about all the gas?". We've always worried that these digestive issues would put some people off sticking to a healthy plant-based diet in the long term.

We teamed up with gut health specialist Dr Alan Desmond and registered dietician Rosie Martin to design "The Healthy Gut Course", a six-week on-line programme that teaches participants all about the gut health benefits of a whole-food plant-based diet while providing the recipes, shopping lists, practical skills and community support they need to make the change a success.
60+ various vegan recipes & meal plan you'll love ❤️
What's included?
Everything You Need.

6 weeks of in-depth online education
to help reboot your gut – you'll learn all about FODMAPs and the microbiome.
Over 60 exclusive plant-powered recipes
including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
Weekly Food Journal
where you will track what you eat and how you feel.
Easy-to-follow shopping lists
with products you will need on weekly basis for all 6 weeks.
An extensive list of further resources
with direct links to movies to watch, websites to check and books to read.
Q&A with our team of experts
to educate, motivate and inspire you.
6 weeks
What will I learn?
See what our students have to say
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.
It worked really well for a busy household that I have three active boys. It's a great process. It's really easy to work into your lifestyle. So I guess those are the main things for me as a busy mom and to be able to do it easily and have all the listing of products there for us and just a really easy shopping list.
Benefits that I experienced obviously, first of all, most importantly, a better digestive system. And then the other benefits was just getting more knowledge and awareness of my cooking and the different things I was putting into my body and also just meeting like minded people that were going on the same journey as myself.

Learn Your Way
You 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 50,000 people take part with over 90% of our students experiencing at least one of the following benefits:

Gut Repair
Weight Loss
Enhanced Energy Levels
Improved Heart Health
Mood Increase
Better Skin

Meet Your Instructors
Dr Alan Desmond
AKA the Devon Gut Doctor
Dr Alan 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.
David & Stephen Flynn
Founders of The Happy Pear
Dave & Steve are plant-based chefs with over 40 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
Registered Dietitian
Rosie has 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.
Is it ok to have alcohol on the course? I have a few social events coming up.
We generally advise anyone going to the effort of doing this course to eliminate alcohol but it's not the be all and end all. If alcohol makes you eat more veg then the odd glass of Rioja is fine by us! Just be mindful of the foods you're craving the day after alcohol intake. Keep them whole-food and plant-based, and you'll be grand. Two exceptions are rum and dessert wines. These are both high in FODMAPs, so best avoided during the course.
I've tried a plant-based diet before and experienced a lot of digestive discomfort. How do I know it will not happen again?
During the course you will notice that we talk a lot about FODMAPS. These are small carbohydrates which are digested only by the healthy bacteria that live in our microbiome. Overall, FODMAPs are beneficial for your microbiome and are an important part of a healthy diet.

On a standard Western diet, you may not eat a lot of FODMAPs — making a sudden switch to a plant-based diet, which is naturally high in FODMAPs, can often lead to bloating and digestive issues, which can put people off making the change.

We have designed The Healthy Gut Course very carefully to solve this problem. While you will be eating a healthy, fibre-rich diet from day one, we will slowly introduce the different forms of FODMAPs in a controlled manner during the six-week course.
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.
Who is the course NOT suitable for?
Our meal plans provide at least 1800 kcals per day, plus more if you include the recommended snacks. As a healthy whole food plant-based diet often leads to weight loss, this course may not be suitable for you if you are underweight or have recently gotten through a period of weight loss.

If you have Crohn's disease with known structures or narrowed sections in your gut, or if you have had significant sections of your bowel removed by operation for any reason, you may not tolerate the higher fibre content of the Healthy Gut recipes. Similarly, individuals with a stoma may find that the higher fibre nature of the meal plan results in excess stoma output.
How long will I have access for?
You will have access to the course content for 12 months.
Do the fruit and veg have to be organic and local?
In an ideal world, we would all be eating local, organic produce but as this is not feasible all the time — we feel it is more important to eat your fruit and vegetables than it is to worry about them being organic or not. The bigger issue is more about making sure you are getting whole-foods in your diet.

Studies have shown that even with the most sprayed fruit, such as grapes, the benefits of eating the fruit outweights the negatives of the chemical sprays.
Is it ok to drink coffee and tea on the course?
Caffeine is great for sharpening your focus and helping you with certain daily tasks that might need your sustained concentration. So, moderate caffeine intake is absolutely fine. We recommend you limit your caffeine intake to EITHER 1-2 cups of coffee per day OR 2-3 cups of breakfast or green tea per day, changing all other teas to herbal tea or warm water. Use your favourite non-dairy milk as needed.

Certain types of tea can be high in FODMAP content. Chai, camomile, dandelion, fennel and oolong teas should all be avoided during the course.

Please also avoid 'sugar-free' drinks. The artificial sweeteners can cause bloating and are not good for your gut microbiome health!
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.
Swap bloating & fatigue for more energy, focus & stronger immune system in just 6 weeks' time of The Healthy Gut course — no matter your schedule or budget