Enrolling from November 21st until December 10th.

Access to Naomi will continue until late February due to Christmas and a move mid January - price £350

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Restore gut health with delicious food and scientifically backed advice.

I have developed this course after years of working with clients to heal their digestion, boost immunity and help their skin glow with vitality. Giving your gut TLC and expanding the diversity of your diet is the way to go, whether you are looking to manage IBS symptoms, navigating menopause or simply interested in feeling your best self. The course offers two virtual sessions with me (Naomi), a wealth of articles and powerpoint information for you to digest and weekly email or WhatsApp feedback structure to keep you on course and help you feel supported to make the necessary changes. Content is drip fed over the 8 weeks so you don't feel overwhelmed by too much at once. Because the recipes in the course are simple to follow and execute, I have focussed the recorded video content on recipes that might feel more daunting such as ferments. I will also offer some live classes that will become part of the course materials so that you can rewatch them if you are unable to attend.

Read what students are saying about the course

An amazing lifeline!

Roberta

"Naomi Devlin’s online Build a Happy Gut course is an amazing lifeline to those of us lost in the sea of information about gut health. The information and classes are easy to follow and whenever you stumble or become overwhelmed her generous support through zoom calls and the accompanying community pages is priceless. The course includes an incredible range of recipes for delicious healthy food along with videos that make them accessible to everyone no matter what level of experience you have in the kitchen."

I looked forward to her feedback every week.

Camila

"Naomi has designed a fabulous course, full of knowledge and recipes, which are not only health supportive but also taste great, which should be sine qua non for any food course, health supportive or not! But for me the true highlight is definitely the close contact with Naomi herself, who is knowledgeable, caring, knows how to listen deeply, and give each individual what they need most, with just the right amount of support, balance, and empathy. I looked forward to her feedback every week, as there was always helpful information or just a supportive presence when I needed it. I strongly encourage anyone signing up for the course to participate actively in the community board; the more you put in, the more you will get out of it!"

It's already transforming my relationship with food

Julie

"I love Naomi’s approach, philosophy and way of teaching and I am confident that doing this course will give me the skills and information I need to have a more varied, tasty, nutritious diet. I’m just a couple of weeks in and it’s already transforming my relationship with food and cooking. There’s a lot of “Naomi says …” going on in our kitchen and David is delighted because black pudding and slow roasted pork are back on the menu!"

I feel inspired and in control of my own gut health!

Vanessa

"This course is an absolute life changer for me. For the first time it’s brought everything together in one place and I genuinely feel inspired and in control of my own gut health! I love Naomi’s approach and how personalised the course is. There’s lots of Naomi time and so many helpful and delicious recipes. You’re in good hands with Naomi - her wealth of knowledge, experience, guidance and care has transformed my relationship with food and opened up a world of beautiful, varied and nutritious cooking. Couldn’t recommend this more! "

Course curriculum

Find the FAQ section at the bottom of the page.

  • 1

    How this course works

    • Introducing Naomi Devlin

    • How does the course work?

    • A totally individualised course!

  • 2

    Finding out about you

    • Help me build a picture of you and your gut

    • Help me build a picture of you and your gut *All answers will be treated with the strictest confidence and never shared with anyone.

    • What are you like as a person?

    • How is your gut functioning?

    • Bristol Stool Chart

    • What do you eat and what challenges do you face?

    • Medication and health conditions

  • 3

    Initial consultation

    • Book your consultation with Naomi

  • 4

    How the gut works

    • How the gut works

    • The Bristol Stool Chart again!

    • Understanding your poo can help you understand your gut better

    • A quick quiz about the gut

    • The gut microbiome

  • 5

    Phase 1 - Soothe & Replenish

    • Soothing and replenishing

    • Adaptogens

    • Adding adaptogens doesn't make snacking on sweet things beneficial.

    • Adaptogenic Trail Mix

    • Adaptogenic truffles

    • Probiotic supplements

    • Gut repair suplements

  • 6

    Phase 1 Blood Sugar Regulation

    • How do I know if I have poor blood sugar control?

    • Simple ways to balance blood sugar

  • 7

    Phase 1 - Teas, tonics and milk

    • Teas and tonics

    • Why is it so important to include milk kefir in your gut healing plan?

    • Making milk kefir

    • Milk Kefir

    • Tonic drinks

    • Beet Kvass

    • Rhubarb and ginger kvass

    • Water kefir

    • Turmeric and rose tea

    • Cacao nib tea

    • Fennel star anise and liquorice tea

    • Almond Milk and nut creams

  • 8

    Phase 1 - What are FODMAPs?

    • What are FODMAPs?

    • Types of FODMAP

    • FODMAP quiz - check how much you learned about FODMAPs

    • What should I avoid on a low FODMAP diet?

    • What can I eat on a low FODMAP diet?

    • How long should I follow this low FODMAP diet?

    • Sesame crackers

    • Garlic oil

    • Griddled courgette with salsa verde

    • Dairy free ‘Boursin’ low FODMAP

    • Carrot hummus low fodmap

    • Pulled pork low FODMAP

    • Spiced rhubarb chutney low FODMAP

    • Blood orange and feta salad low FODMAP

    • Celeriac remoulade low FODMAP

    • Gut healing gummies Low FODMAP

    • Low FODMAP vegan gummies

    • The official protocol for FODMAP reintroduction

  • 9

    Phase 1 - Broth & soup to soothe your gut

    • Broth the hero food!

    • Enzymes & broth to boost gut function

    • Make broth and soup

    • Bone Broth

    • Gut healing vegetable broth

    • Dashi Stock

    • Rainbow Soup low fodmap

    • Nana’s chicken soup

    • Roast tomato soup with crème fraiche

    • Roast squash soup

    • Noodle bowl with ginger broccoli

    • Cheaty Pho

  • 10

    Your first assignment

    • Your first assignment

  • 11

    Phase 2 - Eat the right fats

    • Fats

    • Soothing fats

    • Nourishing fats

    • Stable and unstable fats

    • Lets check that you understand your fats

    • Medicine fats

    • How to keep your fats stable in the kitchen

    • Hazelnut dukkah

    • Ghee

    • Pesto

    • Honey dressing

    • Satay sauce

    • Tahini Sauce

    • Fish en papillote

    • Crushed potato salad with a probiotic dressing

    • Salted butterscotch popsicles

    • Nutella

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    Phase 2 - Polyphenols

    • Polyphenols

    • Iron and polyphenols

    • Polyphenols are great, but don't let them interfere with your iron uptake.

    • Rose Harissa

    • Mojo rojo

    • Kale crisps

    • Black rice noodle bowl

    • Gomasio

    • Furikake (yummy sprinkles)

    • Buckwheat Blinis

    • Bashed cucumber

    • Kuku Subzi

    • Purple sprouting broccoli with magic sauce and gomasio

  • 13

    Your second assignment

    • Assignment 2 - Fats and polyphenols

  • 14

    Live Group Sessions

    • July 2022

    • August 2022 - part 1

    • August 2022 - part 2

    • All types of sugar are still sugar!

    • October 2022

    • November 2022

  • 15

    Phase 3 - Fermenting for gut health

    • Why ferment?

    • Labneh

    • Preserved labneh

    • Fermented gooseberries

    • Dilly gooseberries

    • gooseberry pickles

    • Gingery carrot pickles

    • Gingery carrot pickle recipe

    • Poky broccoli

    • Making celeriac and carrot kraut

    • Maturing and storing celeriac and carrot kraut

    • Celeriac, carrot and caraway kraut

    • Ribbon Pickle

    • Making a simple cabbage kraut

    • Spring Sauerkraut

    • Fennel Sauerkraut

    • Pink Sauerkraut

    • Sunshine Sauerkraut

    • Making kimchi part 1

    • Making kimchi part 2

    • Kimchi

    • Kimchi kraut

    • Moulds and yeasts on ferments

    • When are fermented foods not a good idea?

    • Natural antihistamines

    • How to eat your ferments?

    • Kimchi butter

    • Quinoa pickle salad

  • 16

    Phase 3 - Eat your greens!

    • Why don't we eat more greens?

    • Green beans, roast beets and kefir

    • broccoli kimchi and sesame

    • Gingery pak choi

    • Griddled baby courgettes

    • Lemony spinach with feta

    • Green beans a la Grecque

  • 18

    Phase 4 - Movement, light and the serotonin/melatonin axis

    • You are completely unique!

    • Looking at light, movement and foods that improve wellbeing

    • Think about light and movement

    • Feel Good Food

  • 19

    Phase 4 - Breakfast

    • Breakfast can be the most delicious meal of the day!

    • Breakfast & blood sugar

    • Use this section to explore obstacles and solutions to eating well

    • Should you be fasting or breakfasting like a king?

    • Seedy wholegrain loaf

    • Millet porridge

    • Black rice porridge with cashew cream

    • Almond Risotto

    • Soothing oat porridge

    • Quinoa porridge

    • Pumpkin Pie Porridge

    • Hotcakes with seasonal fruit

    • Gilbir Turkish eggs

    • Breakfast scramble

    • simple crêpes

    • Sourdough discard pancakes

    • rye style yeasted loaf

    • Grain free granola

    • Lacto fermented granola

    • Naomi kefir breakfast

    • Chia pudding

    • Easy breakfast smoothie

  • 20

    Your forth assignment

    • Assignment 4 - Sleep, light, movement and breakfast

  • 21

    Phase 5 - Nourish

    • Now we tend the garden

    • Stocking the fridge, freezer and larder for the week

    • Creamy things to stock the fridge

    • Pea guacamole

    • Nutty, crunchy things to stock the fridge and larder

    • Umami roast aubergine

    • Quick honey pickles

    • Fill the freezer! Batch cook!

    • Chinese spiced black beans

    • Soothing dal and roast radishes

    • Masala Kheema

    • Fish pie

    • Fennel parmigiana

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    Phase 6 - Expand

    • Starting to expand and aiming for diversity

    • Rainbow Soup for diversity

    • Rose and cardamom scented black dal

    • Punjabi Masala

    • Prebiotic curry

    • Prebiotic curry plant based

    • Farinata

    • Vietnamese salad

    • Fresh figs, watercress and sheep milk labneh

    • Crispy halloumi with pul biber

    • lemony feta fritters and a heap of buttery greens

  • 24

    Sprouted pulses

    • Sprouting pulses makes them easier to digest!

  • 25

    Phase 6 - Nourishing treats for your microbes

    • Treats can expand your microbiome too!

    • Happy Gut Tiffin

    • Happy gut chocolate cake

    • Roast plums and peanut butter crumble

    • Crisp Digestive Biscuits

    • Buckwheat & labneh cheesecake

  • 26

    Congratulations! You finished the course.

    • This is not the end, it's just a resting place on the journey

FAQ

  • How do students benefit from the course?

    Results depend on what you need and how much you engage with the course materials and your sessions with me. Healing a sensitive gut can take time, but you should start to see results in the first few weeks. Boosting immunity and building up your gut microbiome can take a few weeks too. You should notice that your body copes better with stressful events, your energy is more consistent and your digestion more predictable. Wellbeing is not a fixed point, but the happier your gut is, the more robust your good health can be.

  • Is the course suitable for a plant based diet?

    Yes! Omnivores will find it simpler to heal a damaged gut, but it is possible to create a completely plant based healing protocol for whatever your gut needs - soothing, immune support, boosting, toning or diversity.

  • Will you give me a weekly plan to follow?

    My goal is to encourage you to eat the food that you love and learn to listen to what your body needs so you can decide on your own menus using the course materials to guide you. However, the structure of the course helps you focus on a different thing each week rather than trying to tackle it all at once and feeling overwhelmed. We will work our way towards the changes you need to make and they can become your new way of doing things rather than a special diet you follow for a while before slipping back to your old ways.

  • What happens if I can't complete the course in 8 weeks?

    Don't worry! The course materials will remain available to you forever, so if you miss a week then you can just pick up where you left off. If you are really struggling to implement something then you can let me know in your weekly catch up message.

  • Can I have contact with the other students on the course?

    There is a community forum set up just for this course that you will have access to. You can discuss your progress, share pictures and check whether your ferments look ok, or whether anyone has tried a certain recipe. On my other courses, the community aspect is a wonderful part of the experience of online learning. There is nothing so comforting as knowing that other people are there.

  • What if I don't like the food I need to eat for good gut health?

    There are so many ways to keep your gut happy and well fed that we are sure to be able to find things you like that are great for your gut. If your issue is that you crave lots of sweet food, or like to eat junk food, then you should find that as you make changes those cravings start to recede and your palate wakes up to new flavours. When our bodies are well nourished and our gut mircobes are happy, we tend to crave food that is beneficial. We find ourselves in a virtuous circle - rather than the vicious cycle of sugar cravings. It's important not to force yourself to eat food you don't like, but a little bit of willpower and some good nutritional support can help you make better choices because you want to.

  • I have hormonal issues, will this course help?

    Our gut microbes are involved in helping us to regulate both reproductive and stress hormones, so keeping them happy tends to result in less hormone imbalances. While the course isn't focussed specifically on reproductive hormonal health, if you are experiencing issues with fertility, PMS, peri-menopause, menopause, low testosterone or raised cortisol, we can discuss this in your individual sessions and I can point you in the right direction for medicine foods, adaptogens and strategies to help your body balance itself.

Countdown to the next course start date. Enrolment by application.

Small groups. Individualised advice. Delicious food.

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