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Who Are We?

At Gut Can Be Happy we are here to help you be happy, healthy, & fit—no matter who you are. 😊 Life is an amazing gift, and we don’t want you to waste a second of it dealing with crappy health symptoms.

With so much conflicting information on the internet about health, we make it simple to be healthy—by looking at what YOUR body is telling you.

Meet The Team

Dr Mel Hashemi

Dr. Mel is the CEO of Gut Can Be Happy. Her passion to bridge the gap between conventional and alternative medicine led her to create systems to address the root causes and be able to start making an impact in a very short amount of time for her clients. She is a Traditional Doctor of Naturopathy, Master Herbalist, Psoas Practitioner, and Bioresonance Specialist. She also has a Bachelor’s in Holistic Health Sciences, Master’s in Natural Medicine, Doctorate and Post Doctorate in Natural Medicine, and another Ph.D. in Functional Medicine, while being a last-year graduate student as a Doctor of Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.

From a young age, she grew up with holistic medicine and later found it to be her life goal to spread holistic awareness. Seeing the growth of TikTok she saw it as an opportunity to spread this sought-out awareness. She amassed a large following quickly finding that there was a community already built to further her message. Being on TikTok made it very apparent that there are hundreds of thousands of people struggling and suffering from health issues all connected to the same “root cause” so she continues to spread her message in hopes of reaching all those in need.

She loves doing yoga and meditation first thing in the morning. She supports empowerment, women, and consciousness causes. In her free time, she works for a federal nonprofit organization and helps with spreading awareness.

Matthew Buenaflor

Grew up in a family of nurses. Previously worked with people who have disabilities. Have worked with 100's of health coaches to create more impact in their communities. Love sports, particularly basketball and hiking to stay active. Currently Operations Manager for Gut Can Be Happy.

Dr Ilka Tamar Candelario

Possessing doctorates in Traditional Naturopathy, Natural & Holistic Medicine, and Certified Clinical Homeopathy (CCH), Dr. Ilka Tamar Candelario brings extensive knowledge to the field. She's dedicated to advancing holistic well-being and demonstrates a genuine commitment to assisting individuals in achieving optimal health through natural methods.

With a Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences and 12 years of medical experience, Dr. Ilka combines scientific understanding with holistic healing, emphasizing the integration of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. She’s working certifications in Holistic Nutrition, Herbology, Energy Medicine, and Health and Wellness Coaching, enabling her to provide a holistic viewpoint that caters to diverse client needs. Currently pursuing a Post-Doctorate in Functional Medicine, Dr. Ilka stays at the forefront of learning, offering clients the most innovative solutions in holistic wellness.

Dr. Ilka is a Nature lover, hobbyist model and content creator. Passionate about empowering women through non-profit work focused on self-love, confidence, and self-esteem.

Why You Have Symptoms

The gut is often referred to as the “second brain” and more times than not the “root cause” of many health problems. When an imbalance in your gut happens there are more bad bacteria than good which leads to symptoms you might be experiencing. Furthermore, it’s correlated with symptoms you might not even realize are symptoms.

Find Your Root Cause

Medicine can provide temporary relief from symptoms but does it address what’s actually causing your discomfort? Finding the root cause is more effective in providing long-term relief and results in overall health and wellness. In general, this takes more time and effort to accomplish but with our systems, we’ve reduced both drastically.

Free Customized Gut Health Plan

Interested in finding your “root cause?” We’re here to help you make immediate adjustments to your health and help you have your health goals realized. Book a free health consultation with me or a member of my team.

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