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Are you or anyone you know in pain ? S.C.E.N.A.R. THERAPY

SCENAR-therapy was invented in Russia about 30 years ago. 
The founder of SCENAR-therapy is Dr. A. Karasev.  This method of alternative
medicine combines the age-old experience of Eastern Medicine with technological advances.
In the 90s SCENAR-therapy has rapidly found a great success among
medical practitioners in Russia.  Now it is widely popular in the USA, Canada,
Holland, Hungary, Finland, and other countries around the world.  
SCENAR-therapy was clinically tested in Russia.

SCENAR-therapy is a non-invasive drugless method of alternative medicine
that activates the body's own reserves in order to heal and make express-
diagnostics for recognition of weak points.   SCENAR-therapy is individually
adapted for every client. It is painless and conducted by putting the SCENAR-
device on to the skin.  Due to a highly effective influence on the body, SCENAR
activates the nervous fibers.  In such fibers the various groups of neuropeptides
are the neuro-mediators.  According to modern medical research, the body's
biological functions are ensured by neuropeptides.  As for example, endorphins
provide a pain relief effect, vasopressin regulates memory and so on.
SCENAR triggers neuropeptides to start the body’s own self-healing processes.
As a result, the body heals itself by using its own reserves.

  Highly effective
  Recognition of true weak points of the body
  Can be used together with a standard drug treatment, which you might be taking
  Helps to decrease large doses of drugs

S.  Self
C.  Controlled
E.  Energo / Energy
N.  Neuro / Nerves
A.  Adaptive
R   Regulator

Essene Health Association Meeting

Second Tuesday of the Month 
October 11th, 2016  6-9:30PM.

Raw Living Foods, Enzymes,
Sprouting, Detox, and Life Style Changes

We are changing the venue for this night only:
Meeting is being held at the Blueberry Farm
Owned and operated by Pam and Jeff Miller
8367 Turner Road
Fenton, Mi 48430

Arrive early we will be harvesting Chestnuts... There is a fee per pound if you want to Harvest.
Speakers :
Deborah Weeks:  Why Silica is a Very Important Mineral
Victor Moore:  To be announced
Doug Moore: To be announced

Cost: $5 annual fee to join.
Call to register, Seating is limited.
Raw Living Food Prep Class : The Non-Cooking Class
     Saturday  October 8th 2016
10am till 4pm

Are you thinking about going Raw? This is a great opportunity to discover how simple it can be.
You dont have to be 100% Raw to enjoy this class.  There is more to raw food than just eating salads.  We will be making 10 wonderful Raw Organic Food dishes so come with an appetite.

  THIS IS A HANDS ON Level One  Raw Food Chef Class

COST:  $125 
Provided:  Instruction, Organic Food and Recipes
Call  Deborah Weeks 810 919 0857 to sign up!!!

Website Made by Rev. J Weeks II
Deborah Weeks is a:

  • Naturopathic Counselor
  • Certified Natural Healthcare Practitioner
  • Certified S.C.E.N.A.R. Therapist
  • Certified Microscopist
  • Certified Medical Massage Therapist
  • Certified Raw Food Chef
This page was last updated: September 17, 2016
Note:   Everyone is Welcome, this is a Raw Living Foods Class. I will talk about the use of raw honey, raw eggs, and raw milk dairy products in the raw food lifestyle.  Look forward to meeting you at the class. Any questions please call my office  810 919 0857.

Essene Health Association Meeting
2016 Meeting Dates:
7pm-9:30pm Second Tuesday Of the Month

January 13, 2016
February 9, 2016  
March 8, 2016
April 12, 2016  
May 10, 2016
June  14, 2016
July 12, 2016
Aug 9, 2016
Sept 13, 2016 * see above for venue
October  11, 2016* see above for venue and start time
November 8, 2016
December  13, 2016
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What Are Systemic Enzymes and What Do They Do?
By: Dr. William Wong ND, PhD

The word “systemic” means body wide. Systemic enzymes are those that operate not just for digestion but throughout your body in every system and organ. But let’s take first things first, what is an enzyme?
An enzyme is a biocatalyst - something that makes something else work or work faster. Chemical reactions are generally slow things, enzymes speed them up. Without enzymes the chemical reactions that make up our life would be too slow for life as we know it. (As slow as sap running down a tree in winter). For life to manifest as we know it, enzymes are essential to speed up the reactions. We have roughly some 3000 enzymes in our bodies and that results in over 7000 enzymic reactions. Most of these enzymes are derived or created from what we think of as the protein digesting enzymes. But while digestion is an important part of what enzymes do, it's almost the absolute last function. First and foremost these body wide proteolytic (protein eating) enzymes have the following actions:

Natural Anti-Inflammatory.
They are the first line of defense against inflammation. (1,2,3). Inflammation is a reaction by the immune system to an irritation. Let’s say you have an injured right knee. The immune system sensing the irritation the knee is undergoing creates a protein chain called a Circulating Immune Complex (CIC for short), tagged specifically for that right knee. (The Nobel Prize in biology was won in 1999 by a scientist who discovered this tagging mechanism). This CIC floats down to the right knee and causes pain, redness and swelling are the classic earmarks for inflammation. This at first is a beneficial reaction; it warns us that a part of ourselves is hurt and needs attention. But, inflammation is self-perpetuating, itself creating an irritation that the body makes CIC’s to in response!
Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Celebrex, Vioxx and the rest of the Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs all work by keeping the body from making all CIC's. This ignores the fact that some CIC’s are vital to life, like those that maintain the lining of the intestine and those that keep the kidneys functioning! Not to mention the fact that the NSAID’s, along with acetaminophen, are highly toxic to the liver. Every year 20,000 Americans die from these over the counter drugs and another 100,000 will wind up in the hospital with liver damage, kidney damage or bleeding intestines from the side effects of these drugs. (4,5).
Systemic enzymes on the other hand are perfectly safe and free of dangerous side effects. They have no LD-50, or toxic dose. (6). Best of all systemic enzymes can tell the difference between the good CIC’s and the bad ones because hydrolytic enzymes are lock and key mechanisms and their "teeth" will only fit over the bad CIC’s. So instead of preventing the creation of all CIC’s, systemic enzymes just “eat” the bad ones and in so doing lower inflammation everywhere. With that, pain is lowered also.

Anti Fibrosis.
Enzymes eat scar tissue and fibrosis. (7). Fibrosis is scar tissue and most doctors learn in anatomy that it is fibrosis that eventually kills us all. Let me explain. As we age, which starts at 27, we have a diminishing of the bodies’ output of enzymes. This is because we make a finite amount of enzymes in a lifetime and we use up a good deal of them by the time we are 27. At that point the body knows that if it keeps up that rate of consumption we’ll run out of enzymes and be dead by the time we reach our 40’s. (Cystic Fibrosis patients who have virtually no enzyme production to speak of, even as children usually don’t make it past their 20’s before they die of the restriction and shrinkage in the lungs from the formation of fibrosis or scar tissue).
So our body in it's wisdom begins to dole out our enzymes with an eyedropper instead of with a tablespoon; as a result the repair mechanism of the body goes out of balance and has nothing to reduce the over abundance of fibrin it deposits in nearly every thing from simple cuts, to the inside of our internal organs and blood vessels. This is when most women begin to develop things like fibrocystic breast disease, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, and we all grow arterial sclerotic (meaning scar tissue) plaque, and have fibrin beginning to spider web its way inside of our internal organs reducing their size and function over time. This is why as we age our wounds heal with thicker, less pliable, weaker and very visible scars.
If we replace the lost enzymes we can control and reduce the amount of scar tissue and fibrosis our bodies have. As physicians in the US are now discovering, even old scar tissue can be “eaten away” from surgical wounds, pulmonary fibrosis, kidney fibrosis and even keloids years after their formation. Medical doctors in Europe and Asia have known this and have used orally administered enzymes for these situations for over 40 years!

Blood Cleansing.
The blood is not only the river of life, it is also the river through which the cells and organs dispose of their garbage and dead material. Enzymes improve circulation by eating the excess fibrin that causes blood to sometimes get as thick as catsup or yogurt, creating the perfect environment for the formation of clots. All of this material is supposed to be cleared by the liver on its "first pass", or the first time it goes through but given the sluggish and near toxic or toxic states of everyone's liver these days that seldom happens. So the sludge remains in the blood waiting for the liver to have enough free working space and enough enzymes to clean the trash out of the blood. This can take days, and in some cases, weeks! (8).
When systemic enzymes are taken, they stand ready in the blood and take the strain off of the liver by:
1.Cleaning excess fibrin from the blood and reducing the stickiness of blood cells. These two actions minimize the leading causes of stroke and heart attack causing blood clots. (8).
2.Breaking dead material down small enough that it can immediately pass into the bowel. (8).
3.Cleanse the FC receptors on the white blood cells improving their function and availability to fight off infection. (9).

And here we come to the only warning we have to give concerning the use of systemic enzymes - don't use the product if you are a hemophiliac or are on prescription blood thinners like Coumadin, Heparin and Plavix, without direct medical supervision. The enzymes cause the drugs to work better so there is the possibility of thinning the blood too much.
Immune System Modulating.
Enzymes are adaptogenic seeking to restore a steady state to the body. (9). When the immune system is running low we become susceptible to infectious disease, when it’s cranked up too high then the system creates antibodies that attack it's own tissues as are seen in the auto immune diseases of MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus. Here the enzymes will tone down immune function and eat away at the antibodies the immune system is making to attack its bodies own tissue.

Virus Fighting.
Viruses harm us by replicating in our bodies. To do this a virus must bond itself to the DNA in our cells through the medium of its exterior protein cell wall. Anything that disrupts that cell wall inhibits the ability of viral replication by rendering individual viruses inert. (10,11). Systemic enzymes can tell the difference between the proteins that are supposed to be in your body and those that are foreign or not supposed to be there, (again the enzyme lock and key mechanism).
One note: many in the States have learned in school that enzymes are too big a protein to be absorbed through the gut. The pioneering research done in the US by Dr. Max Wolf (MD & PhD x7) at Columbia University in the 40’s through the 70’s has not made it to the awareness of most doctors. There are currently over 200 peer reviewed research articles dealing with the absorption, utilization and therapeutic action of orally administered systemic enzymes. A search through Pub Med using the key words: serrapeptase, papain, bromelain, trypsin, chymo trypsin, nattokinase and systemic enzyme will yield some of the extensive work. Systemic enzymes now have a 4 decade plus history of widespread medical use in central Europe and Japan.

1) Carroll A., R.: Clinical examination of an enzymatic anti-inflammatory agent in emergency surgery. Arztl. Praxis 24 (1972), 2307.
2) Mazzone A, et al.: Evaluation of Serratia peptidase in acute or chronic
inflammation of otorhinolaryngology pathology: a multicentre, double blind,
randomized trial versus placebo. J Int Med Res. 1990; 18(5):379-88.
3) Kee W., H. Tan S, L., Lee V. Salmon Y. M.: The treatment of breast engorgement with Serrapeptase: a randomized double blind controlled trial. Singapore Med J. 1989:30(l):48-54.
4) Celebrex article Wall Street Journal 19 April 1999.
5) No author listed: Regular Use of Pain Relievers Can Have Dangerous Results. Kaleidoscope Interactive News, American Medical Association media briefing. July 24, 1997.
6) Enzymes ñ A Drug of the Future, Prof. Heinrich Wrba MD and Otto Pecher MD. Published 1993 Eco Med.
7) Kakinumu A. et al.: Regression of fibrinolysis in scalded rats by administration of serrapeptase. Biochem. Pharmacol. 31:2861-2866,1982.
8) Ernst E., Matrai A.: Oral Therapy with proteolytic enzymes for modifying blood rheology. Klin Wschr. 65 (1987), 994.
9) Kunze R., Ransberger K., et at: Humoral immunomodulatory capasity of proteases in immune complex decomposition and formation. First International symposium on combination therapies, Washington, DC, 1991.
10) Jager H.: Hydrolytic Enzymes in the therapy of HIV disease. Zeitschr. Allgemeinmed., 19 (1990), 160.
11) Bartsch W.: The treatment of herpes zoster using proteolytic enzymes. Der Informierte Arzt. 2 (1974), 424-429.