Meet Dr. Emily Hecker - Functional Medicine Specialist in Ballwin

Dr. Emily Hecker

Dr. Emily is a board certified chiropractic physician who is passionate about practicing functional medicine. Patients seek her out specifically for strategic metabolic & nutrigenomic management of their complex cases.

Born in the midwest, her passion for natural health care started when her aviation career resulted in prolonged hours of sitting, leading to chronic back pain in addition to a violent, unexpected reaction to the flu shot. This turning point propelled her into digging into the “why” behind achieving optimal health, not just accepting ordinary health.

She detoured her career as a pilot and meteorologist into functional medicine and chiropractic after she obtained her MBA. Founding the functional medicine club as a student at Logan University in St. Louis over 10 years ago, she is now on faculty at Logan teaching students principles of operating a successful functional medicine practice.

Dr. Emily specializes in supporting those with autoimmune diseases, weight management, infertility, MTHFR, food intolerances and inflammation. She has had extensive training in understanding methylation pathways and is a founding member of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness. She has postdoctoral training in functional endocrinology, functional blood chemistry analysis, neuroimmunology, thyroid disorders, and mycotoxin (mold) illness. She is founder of the Geneius Food Formula and uses a supervised group-visit approach to ketogenic eating and fasting for weight loss in her practice.

When not seeing patients, she values being with her husband and hiking with her two elementary-aged boys and dogs. She enjoys researching scientific journals for fun, farmhouse interior design, volunteering at her kids school and having impromptu dance parties to 80’s music.

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