Enhanced Wellness Living
is a pioneer in Functional Medicine.
We provide a personalized evaluation with education and support through a revolutionary, integrative, food-first approach to develop a foundation of health, vitality, and longevity for individuals and families.
Kelly Engelmann, FNP-BC, founded Enhanced Wellness Living in the Jackson/Ridgeland area of Mississippi in 2004. Kelly has dedicated years to researching and developing treatment strategies using a food first approach for healing her patients. Through years of experience in clinical, hospital, surgical, and obstetrics/OBGYN healthcare, and her keen observations, Kelly became aware that, even with the best doctors, the patient population she was serving was developing and living in a chronic disease state. She understood that the tools and resources patients needed to gain control of their health and live a life of vitality were limited.
Kelly was convinced she could be doing more for her patients and her passion for using food and nutrition as a tool for healing blossomed. Kelly began with what she knew best, hormone balancing, and our practice has grown to support hundreds of patients through taking control of their health and overcoming conditions such as, hormone imbalances, dietary challenges, nutritional health, body composition, thyroid diseases, cardiovascular diseases, erectile dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, incontinence, CIRS, autoimmune disease, hair loss, mental health, skin health, gut health, natural aging, and more! Kelly and the team will work with you to understand the underlying root cause of symptoms and empower you to heal your body and cultivate a life-long plan of energy and vitality!
At Enhanced Wellness Living, Kelly and her team partner with each of their patients to develop individual wellness plans, which ensures you are educated in creating a sustainable lifestyle of wellness. Kelly understands that your beliefs and values should align with your wellness goals. She developed a well-thought-out curriculum for her patients that serves as a part of the learning and empowerment of their journey. Kelly believes that a lifestyle of health and wellness has a ripple effect and knows that the tools she imparts on her patients impact not only the patient but their families and friends as well. Kelly and the Enhanced Wellness Living team is proud to have the support of Collaborating Physician Dr. Derrick Edwards.
Enhanced Wellness Living provides the latest and most comprehensive clinical education in Functional Medicine to serve our local community! Specializing in body composition, women’s health, detoxification, hormone balancing, autoimmune diseases, inflammation, fatigue, gut health, thyroid health, sexual health, men’s health, hair loss restoration, nutritional education, supplements and vitamins, and more!
“Let food be thy medicine.”-Hippocrates
Introduction to the EWL Family
Family Nurse Practitioner, Lead Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner
FNP-BC, MSN, MSMS, FAAFM, ABAAHP
Founder of Enhanced Wellness Living and Co-Founder of Synergee
Kelly Engelmann found her passion for healing others early on in life, beginning her career in medicine working in an OB-GYN clinic while still attending high school. With limited funds for college, Kelly’s mentor encouraged her to pursue an Operating Room Technician Certification. Kelly successfully completed her Certification and worked in the operating room and labor and delivery while continuing her education.
Kelly earned an Associate of Arts Degree from Hinds Community College, followed by her Baccalaureate Degree from the University of Mississippi. While studying at the University of Mississippi she was selected to serve in the Valor Program at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. There, Kelly received mentorship from professional nurses, which inspired her to continue her education and nursing path. Kelly soon graduated top of her class, receiving the Christine Olavee Award.
After graduation, Kelly joined the team at the Mississippi State hospital; an experience which she reflects on as humbling. Here, Kelly cared for chronically ill patients that often had little to no financial resources or family support. During this time, she earned her Master’s in Nursing and her Family Nurse Practitioner training at the University of Southern Mississippi. Kelly was blessed to find her dream position in an OB-GYN clinic on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with yet another inspiring mentor. Here she learned the value of always listening to your patients. Kelly completed her RN-FA Certification and was able to support the physician in both the operating room and clinic.
In 2004 Kelly founded Enhanced Wellness Living Functional Medicine Clinic in Mississippi using her passion and education for food as medicine and healing. Kelly knew that understanding the underlying cause of symptoms and disease and treating them with the use of nutritional education would empower her patients to live long, healthy lives. She started with what she knew best, hormone balancing, and since then the clinic has flourished through the proactive approach to Functional/Integrative/Lifestyle Medicine. Kelly and the Enhanced Wellness Living team thrive on educating and empowering their patients to take control of their health through healthy lifestyle changes which lead to the prevention of chronic illness.
Kelly received her Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida’s Medical School. She completed the Fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Kelly is Bredesen ReCODE Protocol Certified for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia through The Institute for Functional Medicine. Kelly is also committed to both the Mississippi Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. In 2019 Kelly co-founded Synergee, a network of Integrative Medicine practitioners, with a passion and commitment to expanding education on and access to Functional Medicine.
Kelly is passionate about supporting her Mississippi community and is an active member of the Pinelake Church community. Kelly and the EWL team thrive on giving back, including participating in World Food Day, the annual Hearts of Compassion Fun Run, the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child, the annual Run Up for Downs, and more!
Kelly is a student for life and a student of life, she finds joy in impacting the lives of all of those around her! A former marathon runner, Kelly enjoys nature and getting outdoors, bicycling, yoga, traveling, and spending time with, and cooking for her family.
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Functional Medicine Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C, MSN, ABAAHP
Amanda was raised in Starkville, Mississippi, moved to Ridgeland in 2009 to pursue her goal of becoming a nurse, and in 2012, she graduated from Holmes Community College with an Associate Degree of Nursing. Amanda began her medical career as a Registered Nurse in gynecology/oncology and perioperative services at St. Dominic Hospital and later at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Throughout her 10 years in acute care, Amanda developed an interest in Primary Care and Functional Medicine. Seeing the reactive nature of medicine, rather than proactive prevention of illness, lead her to continue her education at Walden University. In 2021 Amanda earned her Master’s Degree of Science in Nursing and became a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In 2023 Amanda completed her Functional Medicine Fellowship through the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Amanda joined the Enhanced Wellness Living team to serve patients with a holistic care approach. She enjoys educating patients on using positive lifestyle changes and nutrition to prevent and treat chronic illnesses. Her goal is to encourage community health and to help eliminate health disparities common in our current culture. Amanda thrives while providing individually focused care and making each patient feel like they are a member of her family.
Amanda is passionately involved in our community and regularly volunteers her time to support local causes. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners (MANP). In her free time, Amanda enjoys bicycling, working out at the gym, Enneagrams, and reading. Chat with Amanda!
Branch is from Vicksburg, Mississippi and joined EWL in 2010. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Ole Miss and his Masters in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. After serving his country for 20 years in the US Army, Branch dedicated his experience to help others grow and achieve success in the pursuit of their health and career goals. He is passionate about connecting with people and helping them understand the importance of Functional Medicine and EWL’s focuses on healing the person and not just managing symptoms. Branch has a keen sense for the importance of listening to and treating each patient as an individual.
Branch continues to develop personally and believes that the limits of your accomplishments rest on your desire and the effort you put into making them a reality. As our Outreach Coordinator, Branch oversees classes inculding our Grocery Store Tour and Juicing and Smoothies class.
A lifelong desire to learn and teach others is his passion. In his off time, Branch enjoys spending time with his family, running, strength training, traveling and reading! His extensive travels to over 35 countries taught him how to listen and quickly adapt to his environment. In his travels, he collects toy soldiers as a way of remembering the historical roots of his visits! Chat with Branch!
Patient Care Coordinator
Functional Medicine Health Coach
Chelsey is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. After a decade of chasing the “dream” in corporate America, Chelsey founded CVP Life Strategies, leveraging her experiences as a sales and marketing leader, to provide Health, Wellness, Functional Medicine, and Yoga business owners a boutique marketing experience in navigating the ever-changing world of digital marketing. Chelsey joined the Enhanced Wellness Living team in the spring of 2019 as a Marketing Consultant and her role has since flourished to supporting our patients as our Patient Care Coordinator and Functional Medicine Health Coach. Chelsey supported Enhanced Wellness Living in rebranding our website, building our wellness Educational Health Portal, expanding our Facebook and Instagram presence, educating our patients on sexual wellness-GAINSWave and Votiva, and in welcoming our new patients and guiding them through the first steps of their Wellness Journey.
Joining Enhanced Wellness Living has changed Chelsey’s life! After years of chronic pain and misdiagnosis, Chelsey has become empowered in taking control of her health. Chelsey embraces all that she has learned from Kelly Engelmann’s wellness protocols and loves making juices and smoothies each day! Not only has EWL empowered Chelsey to get healthier, lose weight, and feel better, she shares this lifestyle with her husband, Will, and as many friends and family members as she can. In 2020 embarked on a journey to become a Certified Functional Wellness Counselor and Holistic Health Coach.
Chelsey is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, focusing on alignment, injury prevention, and post-op rehabilitation. In her free time, Chelsey loves spending time with her husband, Will, and their two pups, Reese and Shelbers, sharing the gift of yoga, going to concerts, spending time at the beach and paddleboarding, traveling, and spending time poolside with friends and family. Chelsey encourages anyone who is looking feel better and live a healthy life to contact EWL, it will change your life! Chat with Chelsey!
Stacie grew up in South Mississippi, where she was surrounded by her large, loving extended family. Stacie attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where she earned a BA in Advertising and a Master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis on Occupational Health and Safety. While working her way through college she was lucky enough to begin her career in healthcare at a hospital-based wellness center. It was here that she developed a passion for living a healthy lifestyle and decided she on a career in health and wellness.
After finishing school Stacie spent time as a Program Specialist for the American Cancer Society. Later she moved into a role as a Health Promotion Specialist at West Florida Regional Medical Center in Pensacola, FL. There she worked with a team to design and implement an Employee Wellness Program for the employees of the Gulf Power Company in Escambia and Walton counties.
Stacie married her husband, David, in 1997 and is now the proud mother of 2 great kids. The family moved to the Jackson Mississippi metro area in 2003 and her children are now attending college.
Over the years Stacie embraced the opportunity to explore fun and creative part-time jobs including weight loss coaching, building her own sewing and embroidery business, and working in a chiropractic clinic. Stacie is an animal lover and in her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and going to the beach.
Since joining the EWL team she has refocused her attention on her health as she has sometimes struggled with finding balance while being a stay-at-home mother and navigating the busyness of life. She believes in finding balance, making the healthiest choices for herself and her family, and looks forward to aging gracefully and living a long life of feeling good and enjoying her friends and family. Chat with Stacie!
Abby is from Brandon, Mississippi and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion from Mississippi State University. Currently, Abby is studying to become a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach while attending Liberty University for a Master’s of Exercise Science: Nutrition and Wellness.
Outside of EWL, Abby writes nutrition and wellness blogs and coaches clients through her health coaching business Wellness With Abby. In her free time, Abby enjoys studying her Bible, reading self-help books, hot pilates and hot yoga, spending time with family and friends, and watching sunsets.
Abby was a former patient at Enhanced Wellness Living in 2020, which kickstarted her personal wellness journey and passion for Functional Medicine. She was diagnosed with leaky gut and participated in the 21 Day Detox along with an Elimination Diet. Now, Abby can tolerate more foods than she used to. She still practices a gluten free diet and places emphasis on whole foods.
Becoming a team member at EWL has been a dream come true for Abby. Since she was a patient, Abby secretly hoped she could work for Kelly Engelmann one day. She feels grateful to be a part of a team who deeply cares for their patients. Everyday she’s in the clinic, she feels there is always something fascinating to learn. Enhanced Wellness Living has taken a huge place in her heart!
Brittany is from Raymond, Mississippi and earned an Associates of Arts degree from Hinds Community College. Throughout her school years Brittany has always been fascinated on how everything works; especially the science behind it. Her favorite quote to think on would be “If you never ask the question then you’ll never know the answer.” – (Unknown author).
In college Brittany followed her passion for helping others. She began her career as an Afterschool teacher where she found joy in caring for children for years. In early 2022 Brittany decided it was time for a career change and she joined Enhanced Wellness Living as our Supplements Manager!
Since joining EWL Brittany has immersed herself in learning about Functional Medicine and the science behind it. She is fascinated with learning as much as she can as well as studying each supplement. By gaining knowledge to better assess patients she has a better idea of how to meet their individual needs.
Two years ago Brittany found her love for working out even with her busy every day schedule. She loves to spend time with friends and family, especially her grandparents. Some hobbies of hers include reading, kayaking, and running. Chat with Brittany!
Board Certified Health Coach
Taylor is from Central New York, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education. Years of personal training and managing a gym instilled even more so of a passion for wellness in Taylor which eventually lead to health coaching.
Taylor is a board certified Health Coach with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and The National Association of Nutrition Professionals. When she isn’t health coaching for EWL, she is supporting clients holistically through her business Whole Bites, attending her son’s games, writing blogs, or reading. Taylor follows an AIP/Paleo lifestyle and loves to create meals and snacks that fit into those parameters!
Taylor lives with her husband, son, and English Lab and focuses on the wellness of herself and her family, and loves to help others find that passion too.
Working for Enhanced Wellness Living has been an amazing blessing. Taylor loves meeting EWL’s patients and getting the opportunity to follow along on their Wellness Journey in functional medicine. If you’re thinking about becoming a patient at EWL, know that you will be taken care of above and beyond, and your health will be better for it!
Sarah was born and raised in a small town outside of Nashville, Tennessee and earned a Political Science degree from Lipscomb University. Shortly after, she realized that life was leading her down a different path – a healing path. She found her true calling in nursing, graduating with a BSN from Belmont. In 2014, her family packed up and moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where Sarah has found her home. She is currently diving deep into the world of knowledge, pursuing her master’s in nursing from UMMC.
Sarah is a proud parent of three amazing kids – 9, 14, and 16 – keeping her on her toes with a whirlwind of activities. Outside the world of injections and textbooks, Sarah finds joy in live music, good wine, and relaxing on her porch.
Since starting at Enhanced Wellness Living, Sarah has developed a passion for functional medicine. She believes it’s not just about treating symptoms; it’s about understanding the root cause and promoting holistic well-being. Sarah loves making connections with her patients and genuinely cares about how they are doing. It’s a mindset that resonates with her approach to nursing – treating not just the ailment but the person as a whole.