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Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume makes a huge difference to our whole well-being and how we live our lives. Throughout this podcast series they will demystify the healthy living clutter and bring you on a journey through conversations with real changemakers that will unfold the secrets of good health for the mind, body and soul.
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The Happy Pear Podcast The Happy Pear

    • Health & Fitness
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Dave and Steve started their food revolution with a desire to make fruit and veg sexy. Believing that is not about short term diet, but about a long term lifestyle change, their philosophy is that the food we consume makes a huge difference to our whole well-being and how we live our lives. Throughout this podcast series they will demystify the healthy living clutter and bring you on a journey through conversations with real changemakers that will unfold the secrets of good health for the mind, body and soul.
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    Cardiovascular Clarity: Dr. Kim Williams Unravels Nutrition Myths

    Cardiovascular Clarity: Dr. Kim Williams Unravels Nutrition Myths

    This week we speak to the renowned cardiologist and staunch advocate for a plant-based diet, Dr. Kim Williams. With an illustrious career in cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Williams has served as the President of the American College of Cardiology and has consistently championed the transformative power of plant-based nutrition for heart health.
    Dr. Kim Williams is a distinguished cardiologist, currently holding the position of Chief of Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center. With an extensive background in academic medicine, he has published numerous articles in leading medical journals and has been a pioneer in promoting lifestyle interventions, particularly plant-based diets, to prevent and reverse heart disease. As a past President of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Williams brings a wealth of expertise and insight to the conversation about cardiovascular health.
    Main Topics Covered:

    The Impact of Diet on Heart Health:Dr. Williams delves into the compelling evidence supporting the role of plant-based diets in preventing and managing heart disease.Discussions on how dietary choices influence cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and overall cardiovascular well-being.Navigating Nutrition Myths:Unraveling common misconceptions surrounding nutrition and heart health.Addressing popular myths related to dietary fats and their impact on cardiovascular outcomes.Medical Community Perspectives:Dr. Williams shares his experiences advocating for plant-based nutrition within the medical community.The evolving landscape of cardiovascular medicine and the growing acceptance of lifestyle interventions.Tune in to this episode of The Happy Pear Podcast for a captivating conversation with Dr. Kim Williams, as he navigates the intricate relationship between plant-based nutrition and heart health, offering practical insights and debunking myths along the way. 
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve x
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    THE HAPPY PEAR RECIPE CLUB - Blending health and happiness through a range of over 500 delicious plant-based recipes. 
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    How To Get a Happy Heart with Cardiologist Dr Joel Kahn

    How To Get a Happy Heart with Cardiologist Dr Joel Kahn

    We are thrilled to have Dr. Joel Kahn as our special guest. Dr. Kahn is an esteemed American cardiologist, integrative medicine practitioner, and a passionate advocate for plant-based nutrition. With a wealth of experience and expertise, he brings a unique perspective on heart health and holistic well-being. Dr. Kahn is also the co-creator of The Happy Heart course, an online program in collaboration with us, The Happy Pear, designed to empower individuals in cultivating a heart-healthy lifestyle through plant-based practices.
    Main Topics Covered:

    The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition:Dr. Kahn delves into the profound impact of a plant-based diet on cardiovascular health.Exploring the science behind how plant-based foods contribute to heart well-being.The Happy Heart Course - A Holistic Approach:Insights into the creation of The Happy Heart course in collaboration with The Happy Pear.How the course integrates nutrition, lifestyle, and mindfulness practices for comprehensive heart care.Challenges and Misconceptions:Addressing common challenges and misconceptions related to adopting a plant-based lifestyle.Practical tips for overcoming obstacles on the journey to a healthier heart.Integrative Medicine and Cardiology:Dr. Kahn shares his expertise in integrative medicine and its role in cardiovascular care.How combining traditional cardiology with holistic approaches can lead to optimal heart health.Empowering Individuals for Heart-Healthy Living:Practical advice on incorporating heart-healthy habits into daily life.The importance of community support and shared experiences in fostering positive lifestyle changes.Tune in to this engaging episode as we navigate the intricate landscape of heart health, offering valuable insights, practical tips, and inspiring stories to empower you on your journey towards a happier, heart-healthy life.
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve x

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    THE HAPPY PEAR RECIPE CLUB - Blending health and happiness through a range of over 500 delicious plant-based recipes. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Fail with Elizabeth Day: A Journey of Growth, Resilience, and Lessons Learned

    How to Fail with Elizabeth Day: A Journey of Growth, Resilience, and Lessons Learned

    In this week’s edition, we are thrilled to host award-winning author and broadcaster, Elizabeth Day. As the founder of Daylight Productions, Elizabeth is no stranger to exploring the human experience through her insightful interviews. Her chart-topping podcast, How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, is a celebration of all the things that haven’t gone right. Every week, in a one-on-one interview, a guest discusses what they have learned from failure. Elizabeth is also the author of two best selling books: How To Fail: Everything I’ve Ever Learned From Things Going Wrong, is part-memoir, part-manifesto. It is also a Sunday Times top 5 bestseller. Failosophy: A Handbook For When Things Go Wrong was described by Alain de Botton as ‘beautiful, timely and humane.’
    Main Topics Covered:

     Navigating Failure- Elizabeth's personal journey and how she came to embrace the concept of failure.
    - Insights from her podcast guests on the transformative power of setbacks.
    Lessons from Podcast Guests- Highlighting memorable stories and lessons from previous How To Fail episodes.
    - Common themes and surprising takeaways from diverse guests.
    Failosophy and Humane Perspectives- Exploring the themes of beauty, timeliness, and humanity in Failosophy.
    Daylight Productions and Future Endeavors- Elizabeth's vision for Daylight Productions and upcoming projects.
    Join us for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation with Elizabeth Day as we delve into the depths of failure, resilience, and the beauty that can emerge from life's unexpected twists. Whether you're a fan of her podcast or new to her work, this episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration and a fresh perspective on navigating life's challenges. 
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve x
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    THE HAPPY PEAR RECIPE CLUB - Blending health and happiness through a range of over 500 delicious plant-based recipes. 
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Meditation Made Easy: Practical Tips with Gelong Thubten

    Meditation Made Easy: Practical Tips with Gelong Thubten

    This week we are joined by the inspiring Gelong Thubten, a distinguished Buddhist monk, meditation teacher, and author. With a deep-rooted commitment to spreading the teachings of mindfulness and compassion, Gelong Thubten has dedicated his life to helping individuals discover inner peace and lasting happiness.
    Gelong Thubten is a renowned Buddhist monk known for his profound insights into the realms of meditation and mindfulness. Born in London, he initially pursued a career in acting and the arts before finding his calling in Buddhism. Gelong Thubten spent several years as a monk in the Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Scotland, where he immersed himself in the study and practice of ancient Buddhist teachings. Today, he shares his wisdom globally, guiding people towards a more mindful and fulfilled existence through workshops, talks, and his bestselling book, "A Monk's Guide to Happiness." His latest book, "Handbook for Hard Times - A Monk's Guide to Fearless Living," explores practical ways to navigate challenges with resilience and courage.

    Main Topics Covered:
    Journey to Monkhood: Gelong Thubten discusses his personal journey from a career in the arts to embracing the life of a Buddhist monk, shedding light on the transformative power of spiritual awakening.
    Mindfulness in Modern Life: The conversation delves into the importance of incorporating mindfulness practices into our hectic modern lifestyles, exploring ways to find balance amidst the chaos.
    Meditation: Tips for Beginners: Practical tips on how to start and maintain a meditation practice are shared, empowering listeners to embrace the transformative benefits of this ancient practice.
    Keys to Lasting Happiness: Gelong Thubten shares ancient wisdom on cultivating genuine and enduring happiness, providing practical insights and tools for listeners to apply in their daily lives.
    The Power of Meditation: The episode explores the profound impact of meditation on mental well-being, with Gelong Thubten offering guidance on how to establish a consistent and rewarding meditation practice.
    Living with Purpose: The discussion touches upon the concept of living a purposeful life aligned with one's values and the positive impact it can have on personal fulfillment.
    Tune in for a transformative journey with Gelong Thubten, as we explore the profound teachings of Buddhism, practical tips on meditation, and insights from his latest book on navigating life's challenges with fearless living. Discover the wisdom that has inspired countless individuals on their path to a more mindful and meaningful life.

    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve x
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    THE HAPPY PEAR RECIPE CLUB - Blending health and happiness through a range of over 500 delicious plant-based recipes.
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    • 59 min
    Build The Life You Want and The Pursuit of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

    Build The Life You Want and The Pursuit of Happiness with Arthur Brooks

    Join us in this week’s captivating conversation with Arthur C. Brooks, a distinguished scholar, bestselling author, and influential columnist, Brooks teaches courses on leadership, happiness, and social entrepreneurship. As a columnist at The Atlantic, his popular weekly “How to Build a Life” column provides profound insights into the pursuit of a meaningful existence.
    With an inspiring academic background, Arthur C. Brooks is renowned as the author of 13 books, including the 2023 #1 New York Times bestseller, "Build the Life You Want: The Art and Science of Getting Happier," co-authored with the iconic Oprah Winfrey. His 2022 #1 New York Times bestseller, "From Strength to Strength: Finding Success, Happiness, and Deep Purpose in the Second Half of Life," reflects his commitment to exploring pathways to success and fulfillment. Beyond his written contributions, Brooks is a sought-after speaker on the global stage, addressing audiences on the subject of human happiness. His efforts extend to raising well-being within private companies, universities, public agencies, and community organizations.
    Main Topics Covered:

    The Pursuit of Happiness: Explore the principles outlined in "Build the Life You Want" as Arthur Brooks shares insights on genuine happiness and fulfillment.Building a Meaningful Life: Gain valuable perspectives on purpose and meaning, with practical advice on aligning one's life with personal values.Oprah Winfrey Collaboration: Delve into the dynamics of collaboration between Arthur Brooks and Oprah Winfrey, understanding how their unique perspectives enrich the book.Economics of Happiness: Understand the intersection of economics and happiness as Brooks shares expertise, offering a fresh perspective on wealth and well-being.Overcoming Challenges: Uncover strategies for overcoming challenges on the journey to building the desired life, with actionable insights from Brooks.Practical Takeaways: Conclude the episode with actionable tips and takeaways, empowering listeners to initiate positive change in their lives immediately.
    Join us and Arthur Brooks on an enlightening journey toward building the life you desire. This episode is full of wisdom, inspiration, and practical advice, inviting you to embrace a more fulfilling and purpose-driven existence.
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve x
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    • 1 hr
    Get Well Stay Well: Dr. Gemma Newman's Plant-Powered Health Secrets Revealed

    Get Well Stay Well: Dr. Gemma Newman's Plant-Powered Health Secrets Revealed

    This week we sit with esteemed Dr. Gemma Newman, widely recognised as the Plant Power Doctor. This live podcast recording, set against the backdrop of The Happy Pear cafe, offers a deep dive into the realms of holistic health and well-being. Dr. Newman, a fervent advocate for plant-based living, brings her wealth of knowledge to the forefront, discussing her latest book, "Get Well Stay Well," and unravelling the transformative power of embracing a plant-powered lifestyle.
    As a medical professional with a background in general practice, Dr. Gemma Newman seamlessly merges her extensive medical expertise with a holistic perspective. Renowned for her advocacy of plant-powered nutrition, Dr. Newman is not only the author of "Get Well Stay Well," a comprehensive guide to optimal health, but also a guiding voice in the plant-based health movement. Her mission extends beyond conventional medicine, emphasising the profound impact of lifestyle choices on overall well-being.
    Main Topics of Covered:

    "Get Well Stay Well": Explore the key insights and principles from Dr. Newman's latest book, providing a roadmap to wellness through plant-based living.Holistic Health: Understand the holistic approach to health and well-being, focusing on the interconnectedness of physical, mental, and emotional aspects.Plant-Powered Nutrition: Uncover the benefits and science behind adopting a plant-based diet, addressing common misconceptions and offering practical tips for a smooth transition.Live Audience Q&A: Engage with the audience as they pose questions to Dr. Gemma Newman, creating a dynamic and interactive session.The Happy Pear Cafe Atmosphere: Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of this live podcast recording, set in The Happy Pear cafe, as Dave & Steve and Dr. Newman share insights in a warm and welcoming environment.Don't miss this enriching episode as we navigate the path to wellness, empowering you to make positive choices for a healthier and happier life. 
    Lots of love,
    Dave & Steve x
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    • 1 hr 18 min

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