Functional Health Mama

Redefining Health'Care'



Closer, every day


Salena Rothenberger is a Functional Health Practitioner and pioneer in re-defining healthcare as a Health Mentor who teaches moms who have children suffering with chronic health issues natural healing methods through the power of nutrigenomics so they can regain their health and vitality.

She is the founder of The Functional Perspective and Functional Health Mama, contributor to Transcending Wellness: A Healthy Living Journey, natural health advocate, mentor, wife, mother, and artist.   Her certifications include a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Nutrigenomic Certification, and Health Coaching Certification.

In the Functional Medicine community she is known for her dedication to empowering individuals with knowledge to take charge of her health. She is highly respected by other health care practitioners and organizes a community of over 70 collaborating providers from all medical backgrounds who share the same mission to put individuals in the drivers seat of their health.

As part of her mission she hosts regular webinars, educational videos, and is a speaker in online summits designed to provide in-depth information on the biochemical symphony in each of us.

She is an avid horse enthusiast, mother of six, and a tech guru.  She lives with her husband of almost 25 years, their two living children, and their Chinese Crested Powderpuff dog, Chocolate, in the beautiful deep piney woods of East Texas.


Our unique approach puts you in the drivers seat with us as your co-pilot.  We help you find the missing pieces to your health puzzle then help you put them back together to create the life of vitality you are after. 

Uncovering the reason why a disease manifests or why symptoms are present is the core concept and foundation of what I do.  Helping others to connect the dots of their symptoms and life experiences instead of compartmentalizing, and isolating symptoms to a single system or body part is what sets holistic, natural, and functional health approaches apart.

No one knows your health better than you, which is why we believe no one is more qualified to learn about how to maximize your health than you!  In order to change the course of our health requires gaining knowledge and guidance in areas we may be lacking information or experience to propel our health to the next level.  This is why we hold to the mentorship model of health'care'.

this is our recipe for succesS

  • Empower individuals with practical life strategies
  • Provide access to high-quality supplements, herbal products, and other quality health resources
  • Inspire a new lifestyle for our clients, leading to a healthy and happy life
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don't miss out on our weekly LIve call!

Every Tuesday you can join Salena LIVE on Facebook where she delves into the most pressing health topics and share practical strategies to help you move your health forward.

Tuesdays @11AM CST

Meet the Functional Health Mama!

Salena Rothenberger, D.PSc, CFMP, CHC

Functional Health Mentor, Wellness Advocate and Founder of The Functional Perspective

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 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. 


Opportunities to regain health and vitality!

Create a personalized strategy

that addresses all areas

of health, from Sleep, Stress,

Diet, Activity, Toxins, and Genetics

Functional Health Mama

© 2018, Functional Health Mama, a subsidiary of The Functional Perspective, LLC. All Rights Reserved

We are a team of dreamers: we envision a world where individuals are empowered and encouraged to take charge of their health. 

We want to create an alternative way of living, where healthy and vitality is the norm and every day amazing!

contact us

East Texas Locations in Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Longview, Texas

Phone number:  936.463.0272