Functional Health Mama

Redefining Health'Care'

Genetics at a Glance: NOS-Uncoupling

Why do I get sicker when I detox?

This is one of the most common questions I get asked regarding detox.  This is also something often overlooked in the functional and natural medicine arena. In order to understand we need to first take a look at where oxidative stress comes from and how our detox system works to remove oxidative stress.  We will also look at the three cycles which work hand in hand: methylation, transsulfuration(detox), and biopterin(neurotransmitters).  Nitric oxide is produced in biopterin pathway and when it gets out of balance or when things in the other pathways are out of balance a cascade of adverse health events take place which put a large strain on our detox pathways and if we try to use those pathways we can create even more stress!  Much like trying to used a toiled which is clogged.

Meet Your Host, 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. 


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