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Emily Hecker DC, MBA, BS, CNC,

Functional Medicine Specialist, Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Founder of Purely Motherhood. St. Louis, MO.



fun facts!

“I am an ex-storm chaser on the ground and in the sky!

I received my BS in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma where I worked with the government to rebuild storm chasing vehicles (like from the movie, Twister!) and assisted weather research projects, dropping devices out of learjets into storms. My fellow colleagues have their own Discovery channel TV shows on Storm chasing, but that doesn’t compare to helping a woman achieve her ultimate health goals. I thrive on adventure, and love challenges.”

“My ultimate cheat food is a chocolate long john.

(Specifically from Donut Palace on Clarkson road, in Ellisville, MO) Don’t do it. You’ll regret you ever fell in love with a donut. Until a paleo recipe for this one is perfected, an occasional indulgence makes me human.”

“I traded in my motorcycle for a minivan…

and I love every minute of it. Hot rod babe to hot mama in a mini. ”


Dr. Emily founded Purely Motherhood out of a need for healthcare focused specifically for mothers. She saw a connection when working nutritionally with autoimmune patients.


So many mothers had the same story, “All my health issues started after I had my first child.”


This challenged her to research the physiology and pathology of the woman’s body during and after pregnancy. She found connections and has been passionate about spreading the word of how to prevent women’s health from spiraling out of control.

She offers multiple facets of health care consisting of functional medicine, low-force chiropractic adjustments, nutritional consultations and health-related seminars throughout St. Louis. As a wife, mother of two children and a dog, she understands the ups and downs of motherhood and the untapped needs of women looking for answers in different aspects of life. Autoimmunity runs rampant in her family so she sets an example for her own children and actively lives the paleo-lifestyle.

Her passion for natural health care started when her aviation career required her to work at a desk job, leading to chronic back pain. After visiting a chiropractic physician, she was amazed at how a doctor was able to evaluate her body and tell her where she was unknowingly in pain. After a few chiropractic adjustments, she was pain-free and never needed pain killers to manage her chronic back pain. As private pilot and meteorologist, Emily discovered the human body was similar to operating an aircraft in a thunderstorm, where everything had to be in balance to function perfectly. After completing her Masters of Business Administration degree she decided to dedicate her life to helping people in the most natural way God would allow by obtaining her doctorate of chiropractic.

Emily specializes in women. She has post doctorate training in Functional Endocrinology, Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Neuroimmunology, Thyroid Disorders, Chiropractic Craniopathy and is Webster Technique Certified (link to the paper on Webster technique), specifically trained to treat pregnant women structurally. She uses diagnostic lab testing to validate unanswered symptoms that women and children are experiencing. She is passionate about supporting autoimmune and other chronic disorders in which the medical model leaves patients feeling abandoned. She supports natural childbirth, breastfeeding, parental choice and strives to be your best advocate.

 


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