Karen O' Donoghue : Founder of the happy tummy co.
TEACH SCOILE by the happy tummy co. is a place to engage with the science behind the food that we eat. And in so doing, Karen hopes to prevent fatal illness more widely.
The happy tummy co was born out of a need to feel wild and free. Growing up a constipated mess, with inflammation caused by IBS negatively infiltrating my mental and physical wellbeing, I gradually resolved that one day I would feel free of all strains on my body through a food based solution. And once I’d discovered this solution, I couldn’t wait to get it out to everyone! What joy it was to discover happiness!
The Happy Tummy Co. began in Hackney, East London out of a need I had for real, digestible bread.
We sold a huge range of breads from pitta to baps to loaves to scones to a food-to-go range in stores across London and throughout the U.K. Retail was tough. And I abhorred waste! Within 18 months I decided to cut off retail and just bake to order. It was the only way towards a happy and sustainable future that felt totally and utterly right.
Food fads have long diminished the core and necessary value in the food that we eat. The commoditization of food has diminished the quality in our food system. A growing dependence on supermarkets to curate our health has made them not only food suppliers but pharmacists as well.
Here's to depending on real food for the sake of your health, head and heart.