We employ a personalized style of achieving wellness that approaches chronic health conditions with a focus on finding the core imbalances or underlying causes rather than just treating or managing the symptoms. Watch our feature presentation HERE where Salena shares our core philosophy and approach to health.

How It Works

Our Functional Health programs are designed for those individuals who want to change their health for good. We offer these programs whether you’re suffering from a chronic illness, autoimmune condition, have a complicated case history or have previously been resistant to other forms of natural or conventional treatment.

We offer both a six-month program and a twelve-month program. Salena Rothenberger, D.PSc, CHC, CFMP will discuss this in further detail during your initial consultation, after which time you can choose the program that is right for you.  Our programs are available in person in select East Texas locations in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and Longview as well as virtual consults.


Health-Score w/Discovery Consultation

From this day forward, your health journey will change from chasing symtoms to supporting your innate healing systems. We offer all prospective new clients a Free Health Assessment with a complimentary 45 minute discovery consultation to determine whether The Functional Perspective is right for you. During this consult we will help you get clarity on the health problems you are facing.


History & Information Gathering

After the discovery consult you will be provided with in-depth history questionnaires through our dedicated Living Matrix and ChARM Health portals – this is where our detective work takes your health history to an entirely new level, one which is rarely seen in conventional medicine. We ask that you complete our comprehensive health history and we promise that no one has ever delved this deep into you.

Indepth Review

Once we receive your history and any previous labs, Salena will meet with you to go over, in depth, what your program will consist of.  The two of you will formulate a plan about which lab testing to pursue, supplements, food recommendations, and lifestyle changes that will best align with your health goals.

Lab Testing

Targeted testing allows us to delve into the root causes of your adverse health. The main areas we always look at are detoxification, digestion, and hormone pathways. Of course, the specific testing recommendations will be dependent on your unique history.

Food Plan Consultation

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.


Lifestyle Consultation

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 Consultation

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.


This happens after receiving your lab results. We streamline your program incorporating the necessary changes to your food plans and supplement recommendations combining the info from your labs with the rest of your unique health history. All recommendations are personalised to each client and work to optimize your body’s innate healing capabilities.


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 and as they say, numbers don’t lie. Retesting allows us to make sure we’re doing what we promised and seeing to it that your health is truly restored.

A New Paradigm

The goal of your program is to ultimately reverse your health to its original state of well-being. In addition it is to prevent other adverse health from emerging. Regaining your health and vitality to live the life you were meant to always live and for you to inspire others to join you on that journey.

Areas Of Focus

While we do not diagnose nor treat diseases. These are the most common conditions which are the initiating factor behind our clients seeking our services.

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Anxiety
  • Celiac
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Diabetes (Type 1 & 2)
  • Genetic factors
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • SIBO/GI disorders
  • Thyroid imbalances
At The Functional Perspective, our holistic approach is based on the following:
  • Complementary to a variety of treatment modalities
  • Holistically oriented, focusing on mind, body and spirit
  • Focuses on optimal health – not just the absence of symptoms or dis-ease
  • Requires the individual to take an active role in health creation
  • Acknowledges multi-factorial nature of complex situation, requiring a multi-dimensional approach
  • A preference for natural, non-toxic approaches – harnessing the body’s ability to heal itself

Our programs include

  • Unlimited access to Salena Rothenberger, D.PSc, CHC, CFMP during the course of the program via messaging and secure texts.
  • Consultations of uninterrupted time to review lab results, ask questions and discuss progress
  • A comprehensive review of your health history, past testing and current health complaints.
  • A customized Health & Wellness manual which includes food plans, lifestyle strategies and activity recommendations.
  • Functional nutrition and lifestyle consultations which support and promote YOUR success
  • Customized supplement recommendations which pertain to your unique situation.

Wonder If The Functional Perspective Is Right For You?

Maybe you have some questions you’d like to ask before you make a decision on becoming a client. 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.