Fermented Prebiotic Food To Stimulate Good Gut Health.
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Through years of evolution The Happy Tummy Co. has finally settled its roots in Laughton, East Sussex now a Bakery & Cookery School teaching how to make fermented breads and meals for better gut health. We host 1, 2 and 3 day courses.

"Back in 2014 I knew I wasn't the only person suffering in silence with IBS and its multitude of varying symptoms. Through years of scientific research, recipe development through mathematical equations based on how our gut bacteria like to eat and years of getting other IBS sufferers to try my *new* form of bread, The Happy Tummy Co. was born." - Karen O' Donoghue, Founder of The Happy Tummy Co.

The Happy Tummy Co. has one sole purpose - to be the first bakery school in the world to rid IBS sufferers of their IBS symptoms. 

"The Happy Tummy Co. began out of my home in Hackney, East London. I kept my head down and worked from 3am in the morning til around 11pm at night 6 days a week for almost 2 years. To say I cared deeply about my customers would be an understatement. I was my customer and they were me. During talks I would give across London and beyond I could see the pain I once felt on the faces in the audience. Those are the faces that still drive me today."

After four years running her bakery in London delivering bread across the UK and Ireland Karen decided she now more than ever wanted to teach people and create a special oasis in the countryside where people could come and learn a lasting way of looking after their own gut health. We are not ruling out opening a public bakery in East Sussex in the future but for now we are 100% focused on our 1 - 3 day courses which take place in Laughton, East Sussex. 

"I have complete belief in our ability to heal you to your very core together. It will not happen overnight but through our practice and movement together we will make lifelong changes that shall penetrate through your body, heart and mind forever more." Big love, Karen x

Named 'The Gut Specialist' by Elle Magazine 

If you've been a life long sufferer of tummy pain, sluggish digestion, bloating and a whole host of other tummy issues and have yet to successfully tackle it, then we recommend you try some of the recipes on our site and eat one of them regularly to feel the change a functional food can have on your tummy and mood! 

These recipes developed high in nutrients, especially fibres are essential for good gut health and longer endurance levels.

What our customers are saying...

Michelle Curran, Bakery School Student - 

""The kitchen is not my natural habitat". This was pretty much the first thing out of my mouth when I arrived at Karen's for her Fundamentals One Day course. I was a very happy customer of her delivery service and only the idea of losing the ability to have one of her delicious scones, loaves or banana bread  galvanised me to join the course and learn to do it for myself. Not the most auspicious start..... However, Karen's enthusiasm and passion is infectious and, in no time, was getting stuck in. Karen manages the trick of making the day fun and informal while also being incredibly informative and productive. I left with a stash of goodies to take home and enjoy over the coming days. In fact, I had such a good time that I decided to do the course a second time. After all, you don't go from baking novice to guru in one day. Am now waiting for Karen to set up her cookery school so I can head down to East Sussex and check out her new digs."

Goldie Hawn, Actor

"I'm so happy with The Happy Tummy Co. I CAN'T HANDLE IT!! IT'S AMAZING SO GOOD THAT I CAN'T STOP EATING IT! My son Wyatt too! Already imagining my last piece! :("

"OK, hope this isn't tmi but I'm doing perfect poos! They're like model poo citizens!"

"Your magic poo bread has made me feel normal again after a week of indulging, it's amazing!"

Contact us:

For general enquiries: info@thehappytummyco.com