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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.
Laci Hansard

Laci Hansard

Office Manager

Laci is an Administrative Creative at Laci Writes. She is part get-things-done and part storyteller. Laci is very familiar with functional medicine and has a healing story of her own to share. 10+ years happily gluten-free. Mom of a teen, tween and toddler, she is empathetic, resourceful and strives to find joy in all the little moments.

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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Eating for Fertility: Proteins, Carbs and Fat Matter

What should you be eating to boost fertility? Could going low carb mean a higher rate of conception?  You are what you eat, and so is your baby-to-be. Long before trying for that magical positive pregnancy test moment, a dietary intervention might be in order. Use...

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When Gluten-Free is Worse for You

Are gluten-free diets healthy? It depends. While gluten-free diets are sometimes dubbed as just another crazy fad there are those that benefit from removing gluten.  However, just because you decide to go gluten-free does not mean you’re going to necessarily reap...

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How to Get Enough Fiber on Keto

Concerned about getting enough fiber on a low carb, ketogenic diet? Just because you’re keto doesn’t mean you can subsist off bacon and butter. Here's how to meet your needs for fiber on keto. Fiber is an essential part of any diet. And, while it is true that fiber...

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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!