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Hi, I’m Dr. Emily!

For more than 11 years, I have enjoyed my clinical experience as a Functional Medicine Chiropractic Physician supporting thousands of frustrated patients to transform into healthier versions of themselves.

I am a pilot & meteorologist… turned doctor, so you can say I am an ultimate science nerd. God has graced me with the ability to problem solve and link the mechanical systems of the human body with current research and alternative therapies to get you an amazingly successful outcome. You may find me reading, researching and writing after hours and posting on social media about the stuff I love.



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Does your doctor stay up-to-date on the research and conferences surrounding MTHFR and other clinically relevant genes? Check out why I am passionate about keeping up with this science.

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Dr. Emily Hecker

Dr. Emily Hecker


Dr. Emily is a board certified chiropractic physician who is passionate about Functional Medicine. Patients seek her out specifically for nutrigenomic support for those who have a genetic polymorphism for MTHFR. She is proud to offer nutritional consults for her patients. Her passion for natural health care started when her aviation career required her to work at a desk job, leading to chronic back pain.

Deanna Gipperich

Deanna Gipperich

Practice Manager

Deanna’s warmth and pure interest to serve will overcome you when you meet her. She has a giving heart, a loving attitude and is a perfectionist by nature. She has been in the driver’s seat for many businesses during her experienced administrative tenure and has found a perfect match to meet the needs of the patients of Enlighten while being surrounded by the desire to absorb the positive energy that functional medicine and chiropractic exude.

Helping people, worldwide.

“I found Dr. Emily online when searching for a functional medicine doctor with expertise in MTHFR mutations. It was important for me to see someone who had training with Dr. Ben Lynch. Dr. Emily practices 3 1/2 hours from where I live however, I’m thrilled that I chose to make the day trip to meet her!” – Jen from Newburgh, IN

Even if you don’t live in St. Louis. I can still work with you, however, I do need to see you in my office at least once during the first month of care. Then we can video chat as much as we want after that!

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Dr. Emily’s AI Keto Transformation

Dr. Emily and Deanna made a trip down to Farmington Mo to talk to a packed group of motivated women who were ready to make changes in their lives. She was invited to speak about Functional Medicine and how food impacts our bodies. The ladies and friends of the First...

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I have MTHFR, Now Where Do I Start?

Well, do you have it? You know, the most popular genetic word that is searched by thousands of people daily. Do you have MTHFR? MTHFR is a very important gene (an enzyme) in the body that everyone has, necessary for an important metabolic process called methylation....

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Sage Shepherd’s Pie

Chilly winter days can mean deep cravings for hearty comfort foods that fill your belly and warm your soul.  Traditional shepherd's pie (a wondrously baked meat-potato-veggie combo) certainly fits the bill.  However, if you're like me, it's a big no-no.  The...

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Don’t Forget Your Free Checklist


As my gift to you, I have a free simple checklist of 5 things you can do to make sure you and your child are helping to open the gate for MTHFR metabolism.

Don’t leave without it!