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Functional Medicine Solutions

A Natural Approach To Restoring Health in Nacogdoches, TX

What is functional medicine?

There are two main types of health issues: Acute and Chronic.  Acute health challenges are something that is an emergency or sudden onset such as you fall and break your arm.  Conventional medicine is an acute care model and is designed for this type of health scenario. 

Chronic health issues are something that develop over time.  They often go un-noticed or the symptoms are ignored and chalked up to 'normal part of aging'.  Because health slowly deteriorates applying an acute care approach often ends with frustration by individuals failing to get well.

Natural Medicine is a form of healthcare that depends on the natural healing powers of the body.  The current buzzword circulating around that embraces this concept is Functional Medicine.  While this is a huge step for those seeking resolution to chronic health challenges, it still requires one does their due diligence when seeking out a health practitioner to help them take a natural approach to restoring health. 

Stop Guessing!

Demystify Your Health, It's Much Easier Than You Think!

Better Results, Less Time, Custom Plans -

  • With cutting edge approaches we can determine which areas may need extra support
  • What foods work best for your body
  • How to create a health plan that supports the body healing and rejuvenation through natural methods!

How Can A Functional Approach Help?

  • Get answers to why some protocols work for some and not others!
  • Gain insights into how you metabolize, detox and to support your body to get back to health!
  • Find ways to put an end to autoimmunity, bloating, chronic fatigue, brain fog, and leaky gut!
  • Understand why some respond with adverse reactions to vaccines or other interventions!
  • Get ready to find all the pieces to your health puzzle AND put them together to renew health & vitality!


Learn what types of nutrients - from micro to macro-nutrients - your body needs to thrive


Learn different types of natural ways to support your detox and elimination pathways that are specific to you and your genetic profile


Learn ways to optimize your sleep and tap into the restorative and rejuvenation that happens in the parasympathetic state


When facing chronic health situations activity and exercise can become an area which seems impossible to navigate. The key to restoring health is to tap into the parasympathetic state and maintain a healthy balance of the sympathetic state. Understanding how activity fits into that equation to maintain harmony means we can help you support your innate healing system and maximize health!

5 Pillars of Health & Vitality

This is not a one size fits all solution. We will go over the five foundations of health and create a personalized strategy in accordance with your health goals.

This is NOT a "take this for that" approach, rather we dig into your history, genetics predispositions, and epigenetic factors looking for opportunities of healing and ways to support wellness.

We will look at natural ways, including herbal ways, to support the body to do the amazing things it was designed for - such as our amazing immune system, detox system, hormone regulation, digestion, energy, and more.

If you are ready to open the door to better health and join us in redefining 'healthCARE' click the link below to get started today!


The most important part of creating health is having a healthy balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic states. We can have the best foods, right amount of sleep, activity, and reduction of toxins, but if we are in a constant state of stress our body cannot utilize the good foods or take advantage of our healthy habits. Joy and laughter is the glue which connects the pieces of our health puzzle together!

Ready to get started taking back your health?

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Most health clinics focus on diagnosing and treating a disease. Symptoms and systems are compartmentalized and addressed without any regards to other things outside of that "compartment".  The body is approached as though it is confused and broken.  At The Functional Perspective we address imbalances through natural methods of healing. We understand our body is an amazing and complex body where symptoms are warning lights pointing us to the imbalances going on under the surface. Our job is to connect the dots through detective work as we sift through history, labs, and symptoms to help you find the pieces to your health puzzle and put them back together in a way which brings restoration.

Phase 1: Gaining Clarity

Our number one goal is to help you get crystal clear on where you are in your health journey and where you want to be. This is why we help you to kick-start that process with our complimentary Functional Health Score and Discovery Consult. Together they allow you and I to see if we can help you identify the missing pieces of your health.

Book your complimentary consult HERE

Get your Functional Health Score HERE

The next step to transforming health is the in-depth history gathering process. We will look at a wide array of factors which play a role in health. I promise that no one has ever delved this deep into your health background as I will.

Phase 2: Digging Deeper

From this day forward, your health journey will change from chasing symptoms to supporting your innate healing systems. We go over, in depth, what your program will consist of and which lab testing suggestions, supplements, nutritional recommendations, and lifestyle changes will best align with your health goals.

The main areas we always look at are:

  • Detoxification
  • Digestion
  • Hormone pathways

    Of course, the specific testing will be dependent on your unique history. We take a minimalist approach while sticking to our philosophy of ‘test, don’t guess’. 

Phase 3: Putting Pieces Together

Up to this point most of the efforts are focused on information gathering and discerning what that data is telling us. The next steps are where the ‘action’ is. We will delve into food, activity and lifestyle changes that assist in tapping into your body’s innate healing system. This is where we start to put the puzzle pieces of your health together to...

This happens after we receive your lab results. We streamline your program incorporating the necessary changes to your food plans and supplement recommendations based on the lab test results. All recommendations are personalized to each client and work to optimize your body’s innate healing capabilities..

With the information from your initial assessment and health history, a customized meal plan and nutritional supplement program will be discussed with you. This will help ensure your body is getting the right nutrients to aid in your recovery and healing.

In addition to a food plan, we will work together to create a holistic lifestyle plan that will fit into your life while supporting a state of rejuvenation in your body. Lifestyle education is one of the most important factors in the long term success of your program.

Activity is another area which impacts your health journey. Based on your health history and initial assessment, we will work with you to come up with an ideal activity program for you. One that you can do on your own, without having to invest in any extra equipment. The most important part of this is that it is designed based on how it pertains to promoting health and vitality in relation to your unique needs.

Functional Health and Wellness is based on getting to the root of the problem by removing the triggers which derailed your health and strengthening your immune system to prevent it from happening again. At the end of the day, it is based in evidence. Retesting allows us to make sure we’re doing what we promised and seeing to it that your health is truly restored.

Enjoying the creation of health - Live a life full of joy and vitality!

Tailored programs just for you

Digestive Health

Put an end to chasing protocols, bloating and restrictive diets. Learn how to identify the underlying mechanisms and create a plan to restore vitality.   Initial Consult Package $297



Discover how your genetics fit into your overall health picture and action steps you can take to get on the road to restored wellness.

 Initial Consult Package $297


Women's Health

Connect the dots to adrenal fatigue, low energy, hormone imbalances, PMS, and other symptoms while learning ways to restore balance. 

 Initial Consult Package $297


*prices subject to change and all consult fees and lab fees are non-refundable


Salena collaborates together with other health professionals to bring you a successful healing program centered around an investigative, holistic approach to supporting your body's natural ability to heal.

Salena Rothenberger 


After 4 miscarriages then her oldest child being diagnosed with a life-long autoimmune condition she went head first into functional and natural approaches to health.

Her mission has become sharing the information she has learned to heal her child from his many chronic illnesses to empower others so they too can regain their health.

Fiona Mao 

Professional Health & Wellness Coaching

“I believe that we have the power to change our own health destination for the better through our choices, if we have the educational rationale and implement them for our desired outcomes.”

Looking to connect with someone who "gets it"?

The philosophy at The Functional Perspective is... look not for someone to solve your problems, rather,

someone who will face them along side of you

Book a complimentary call if you are ready for a wellness partner who has been in your shoes and ready to guide and support you in regaining your vitality!

Headquarters at:

1329 N. University Drive
Suite F1
Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Phone: 936.463.0272

Serving East Texas in: Longview, TX and Lufkin, TX as well as Denver, Colorado | Florida | Indianapolis, Indiana | Montana | Akron, Ohio

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