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At The Functional Perspective, we are all about root cause resolution… digging deep into what causes your dis-ease. Start your journey to health today with our unique functional health and lifestyle wellness program.

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My Journey into Natural and Functional Medicine

Salena Rothenberger


After being devoted to understanding pain and dis-ease as I navigate autoimmunity in one of my children I know that many people are simply not heard by their conventional health-care providers. Worse, sometimes we bounce from specialist to specialist without ever really being given an answer or a plan of recovery. That may be your story – or you may just be searching for a life of profound health and energy, where your body is treated from the inside out, rather than being stuck with medications to treat symptoms, endlessly. Welcome to this site, here you will find information geared towards empowering you for a successful journey to restoring health and wellness. ~Salena

Free Resources For Your Healing Journey

Things you will discover in this guide

  • How Natural Medicine Approaches Can Help You Tackle The Root Cause of Your Health Challenges
  • The 5 Pillars of Natural Medicine & Healing
  • The Benefits of Embracing Our Body's Innate Healing System

Worksheets included in the Strategy Guides

  • Worksheets for developing a health strategy plan
  • Symptom questionnaire for tracking health, wellness, and toxic burden
  • List of tests to consider when starting the journey of looking at health through a functional perspective

Why The Functional Perspective & Functional Health Mama

Too often, people think of “wellness” as something temporary, or worse, unobtainable. Their work with doctors ends up taking short-term steps to improve their life… and “wellness”… but often fall back to their less healthy routines once they are left to fend for themselves and rely on symptom management protocols designed for the masses. After seeing this happen with her own son, Salena Rothenberger, D.PSc, CHC, CFMP wanted to provide an opportunity which not only helped others to improve their gastrointestinal health, autoimmune disease, and overall wellness, but also give them the tools to continue their progress “infinitely”, long after they completed their program.

What Makes Us Different Than Other Health Centers?

The Functional Perspective was founded with the mindset of revolutionizing the approach to resolving chronic health issues such as: auto-immune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and hormone imbalances with the premise that our body has the ability to heal.  By embracing natural medicine principles through approaching symptoms as warning signs of imbalances we team with you to identify ways to support your body in winning the battle. It is through a natural, functional health approach that we gain health.

Our Unique Approach to Improving Your Gut Health in Nacogdoches, Texas

The Functional Perspective uses a systems restoration model to empower clients through education that explores the answers to the question “Why?”  We delve into more than symptoms by critically examining digestion, hormones, lifestyle, relaxation and environmental exposures to customize a unique plan for you based on the five pillars of health: Rest, Nutrition, Activity, Stress Management and Digestion

Our Philosophy On Functional Medicine

Uncovering the reason why a disease manifests or why symptoms are present is the core concept and foundation of The Functional Perspective.  Embracing the way our body was made to alert us to an immune response is a vital component to achieving a resolution and restoration of health.  At the core of our philosophy is the understanding that our body is not broken, rather it has many ways to signal to us there is danger looming under the surface.

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Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Have some questions you’d like to ask us? Our client coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not The Functional Perspective is right for you.

Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Have some questions you’d like to ask us? Our client coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to see whether or not The Functional Perspective is right for you.


Known for her intuitive investigative skills, Salena Rothenberger, D.PSc, CHC, CFMP and her team at The Functional Perspective combine functional health and wellness principles with natural methods to obtain optimal health.  Her unique approach to discovering imbalances and investigating health recognizes that a life full of vitality depends on resolution of the root causes of dis-ease. Click here to learn more »


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