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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

Maria Alvarez

Maria’s Holistic health journey started alongside her mental health journey. With several misdiagnoses and medications with a longer list of adverse effects than symptoms, she started re-educating herself on the brain-to-gut connection. With Dr. Mel & Dr. Elsa’s help, she’s now off of her medication and back to equilibrium without having to be invasive to her body. Maria is now on a journey to impact others in the same ways she has been and has a passion for root cause medicine. Her greatest strength is empathy and connecting with others and she can’t wait to talk to you about how to transform your gut and mind to heal from within.

Roya Nabi

Roya Nabi is a pharmacist who graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Pharmacy in 2018. She also has a Bachelor's in Science in Psychology. She has 5 years of pharmacy experience ranging from community, Specialty Pharmacy, and Long Term Care, Pharmacy Manager, to Consultant Pharmacist, respectively. Her journey with gut health started ten years ago when she took a prescribed medication for cystic acne for a year. This triggered a series of gut imbalances and inflammation that resulted in years of worsening digestive symptoms.

As a pharmacist, she found it difficult to treat symptoms without a specific plan for the long term, and quickly realized that conventional medicine has the one-size-fits-all approach that treats symptoms; however, this method did nothing to alleviate her gut problems and she was always in an endless trial-and-error method. She found that through Dr. Mel’s Root Cause Approach, she was able to heal herself from the inside out: from detoxing the liver, to minimizing inflammation, and ultimately treating her leaky gut. She’s now passionate about spreading this Root Cause approach, as a long-term solution to both gut health restoration and mindset transformation, respectively.

Roya enjoys an active lifestyle through CrossFit, Pilates, and hiking and enjoys a healthy home-cooked meal curled up with a good book. She's excited about taking clients through their own transformational journey through holistic health and mindset approaches.

Dr Elsa Wagdy

Dr. Elsa Wagdy is a leading Doctor for Chronic Diseases and Mental Health. She is a global speaker and presenter on the power and effects of the mind over the body for health and healing. Dr. Elsa has over 20 years of combined experience in Conventional, Integrative, Functional, and Natural Medicine, Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), Psychophysiology, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Ayurvedic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Herbology, Personal Training, Nutrition, Clinical/Behavioral/Energy Psychology, Psychedelics, Micro-Current Stimulation, and Quantum Physics. Dr. Elsa is accredited by 5 medical boards.

Dr. Elsa’s Clinical Trials assessing her protocols has offered an outstanding success rate of 100% in the healing of both mind (psychological) and body (physiological) without pharmaceuticals or invasive surgeries.

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.

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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