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The Power of Community with The Happy Pear

by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee   /  November 28, 2018

Once beer-swilling rugby players, my guests on this week’s episode are identical twins Stephen and David, who now make up The Happy Pear. They share their incredible journey into healthy vegan living and talk about their desire to start a health food revolution – with the goal of making healthy food and lifestyle mainstream. It all started with a small humble vegetable shop and they now own a chain of natural food shops and cafés in Ireland as well as having their own plant-based food range in the UK. But for The Happy Pear, the cafés were also about creating a community around them, something which they have achieved in a truly inspiring way.

We talk about how fundamental community is to our happiness and health. Their story is captivating and their energy is almost tangible. It’s impossible not to feel uplifted, positive and happy in their company – I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did!

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Episode Highlights:

  • How did Stephen & David start The Happy Pear?
  • What did Stephen & David’s friends and family think of their lifestyle changes aged 21?
  • Rangan, David & Stephen talk about loneliness and increase in rates of loneliness recently.
  • Why do The Happy Pear value their community above all else?
  • How do David, Stephen and Rangan feel about drinking coffee?
  • When did The Happy Pear embrace technology and how do they use this for their business?
  • What is The Happy Pear’s morning ritual and how have they shared this worldwide?
  • Why is this morning ritual so important to David & Stephen and how has it become a crucial part of their day?
  • What other beneficial lifestyle choices have The Happy Pear discovered along their journey?
  • Hear how The Happy Pear created their Happy Heart online course.
  • Why are movement and exercise choices just as important as food choices?
  • Rangan, David & Stephen talk about why its important to know where your food comes from.
  • The Happy Pear produced a vegan cookbook, Recipes for Happiness, do they think we should all be eating in this way?
  • Hear how eating the rainbow, increasing your fibre intake and reducing the amount of processed food you eat can have huge benefits to your health.
  • What are The Happy Pear’s top tips for health and happiness?
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Find out more about The Happy Pear:

Website     Instagram     Facebook     Twitter

You Tube           Online Happy Heart course

The Happy Pear products available in the UK

The Happy Pears books:

Further learning:

Dr Chatterjee’s resources:

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee MbChB, BSc (Hons), MRCP, MRCGP