Why is Glutathione so important?


Functional Neurology and Naturopathic Medicine

Glutathione is so important because it is responsible for keeping so many of the keys to wellness.  It is critical for immune function and controlling inflammation.  It is the master detoxifier and the body’s main antioxidant, protecting our cells and making our energy metabolism run well.  The good news is that you can do many things to increase this natural and crucial molecule in your body.  An essential mechanism for raising Glutathione in the body is by supplementation via nebulization and suppository delivery systems.


Functional cranial release treatment used in conjunction with Gluthatione is highly effective in treating patients presenting with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease,chronic sinusitis, brain function, tinnitus, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep apnea, migraine, stroke, vertigo and more.

Contact us with any questions or to receive more information on Glutathione therapy and how it can help you or see www.GlutaGenic.com for products.

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Correcting Sleep Apnea by Releasing tensions in the Face and Cranium.


This amazing new treatment has many able to avoid or stop CPAC by  correcting Sleep Apnea.

Dear Sleep Apnea and Snoring Sufferer,

Snoring and Sleep Apnea are among the most common complaints of Americans today!  These symptoms are NOT normal!  They are a sign that something is not functioning right.

We were not designed to have difficulties breathing while awake or asleep!  Our original blueprints did not include Sleep Apnea or Snoring as an option. Your body is designed for an active day and a peaceful nights rest to allow you to wake up feeling refreshed.

We are not designed to stop breathing during our sleep nor are we designed to keep our loved ones awake with the sounds of a train running across the bed.

Signs and Symptoms To Look For

Many spouses or mates notice loud snoring interrupted by pauses in breathing of ten seconds or more, perhaps followed by gruff snorts or gasps for air.

Snoring as well as high blood pressure, leg swelling, memory lapses, frequent daytime sleepiness, as well as trouble concentrating warrants an evaluation.


Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes breathing to stop during sleep for anywhere from ten seconds up to several minutes.  These pauses in breathing called apneas, can occur hundreds of times a night and are more likely to occur in certain positions, particularly when sleeping on the back.  If apnea is severe enough, the sleeper wakes up gasping for breath and may never get more than five minutes of uninterrupted sleep all night.  Sleep apnea is more prevalent in older individuals, men and overweight people.

When apnea occurs, the cessation in breathing causes a drop in blood oxygen levels, forcing the heart to labor harder to keep the blood oxygenated. The brain sends strong signals to the body to make an all-out effort to start breathing again.  The chest muscles heave and the lungs work to draw in air, usually accompanied by gasps and loud snorts.  The sleeper rouses just enough to shift position.  While normal people might experience four or five of these breathing-related arousals during the night, people with apnea have dozens, even hundreds, of apnea episodes every night.

People who suffer from sleep apnea have a high risk of contracting hypertension, strokes, and heart disease.  In severe cases, a sleep apnea victim may actually spend more time not breathing than breathing and may be at risk for death.

Sleep Apnea Interferes With Your Sleep!

Apnea severely interferes with sleep.  During the sleep apnea episode, the victim is aroused just long enough to start breathing again, but not long enough to remember being awake.  The chronic sleep disruption caused by sleep apnea may leave the victim feeling exhausted and sleepy during the day.  In the morning, they will feel extremely groggy and unrested.  They go through the day feeling sleepy and fatigued.  The longer the condition persists, the more sleep-deprived they become.

Sleep Apnea vs. Snoring

When you snore, the air you inhale is being forced to pass through partially blocked passages (such as the nostrils or the back of the throat).  In other words, the air still flows when you are snoring. In contrast, during sleep apnea, the air flow stops completely.

Finally, A Cure!

My name is Dr. John Lieurance and I have developed an amazing new technique called Functional Cranial Release or FCR.  I have been asked to teach this amazing treatment to both medical and chiropractic physician’s internationally. FCR creates permanent, incremental improvement to your structure which in turn, allows your body to return to it’s original design – your most vibrant, harmonious, pain-free and energetic mode of functioning.

I have seen consistently great results using FCR to treat Sleep Apnea and Snoring.  The correction must address the problems of the entire skull, not just the local symptoms.  When FCR treatment has progressed and nasal breathing function is restored, Sleep Apnea and Snoring will be lessened and ultimately, stopped.

If you REALLY want to get rid of your Sleep Apnea and Snoring and start living a normal life in a short period of time, then please consider the following regarding this amazing treatment…

When Functional Cranial Release (FCR) is performed, an endonasal balloon is inflated in one of the two nasal breathing passages one to four seconds each treatment.  The nasal breathing passages consist of the area that begin with the nostrils and ends in the throat and this is made  wider  with FCR.

This improves nasal breathing function.  As the connective tissue releases and the interlocking bones of the head shift, movement continues throughout the skull until the pressures between the bones are equalized.  With FCR, most widening of the nasal airways initially created by the endonasal balloon can be retained.  FCR enables a person to breath easily through the nose.  By opening up the nasal airway, the need for mouth breathing is diminished – hence sleep apnea and snoring is diminished, sometimes instantly!

Our results now show that Functional Cranial Release (FCR) is a much gentler and far more effective treatment for curing Sleep Apnea and Snoring…

If you live in the area, call our office at (941) 330-8553 and schedule your free consultation!  We DO treat Sleep Apnea and Snoring as well as the accompanying headaches and sinus problems with this condition.  Often, we may take x-rays of the structures of the skull and neck before care.  We work with some insurance policies and we also offer payment plans.

Dont Procrastinate, Call (941) 330-8553 Now And Reserve Your Earliest Appointment.  The Longer You Wait to Call Us, The Longer You’ll Have To Wait For An Appointment!

On behalf of everyone at Advanced Wellness Center, I look forward to meeting you to discover if I can help you!  Remember, you haven’t tried everything until you’ve at least had a consultation at my office!  And, since its free and there is absolutely no obligation, you have nothing to lose!  (Except your Apnea or snoring of course!


John A. Lieurance, D.C.

Functional Neurology



Clinic Director of Advanced Wellness Center

P.S. – After I evaluate your pain, I will tell you if I can help you or not.  And, if so, how long it will take and an approximate cost.  Then you can start care, or go home and think about it!  We are a busy office and there will be absolutely no pressure to begin care!



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On the Plausibility of Upper Airway Remodeling as an Outcome of Orofacial Exercise


Below is an article on facial / throat exercises for sleep apnea. It addresses the issues with the tounge and the strength and placement to improve obstructive sleep apnea. Once FCR corrects the nasal airway and widens the maxilla then these exercises are prescribed. The results are in the 90% with the combination of both.


Dr. John Lieurance



(941) 330-8553


American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 179. pp. 858-859, (2009)
© 2009 American Thoracic Society
doi: 10.1164/rccm.200901-0016ED 


On the Plausibility of Upper Airway Remodeling as an Outcome of Orofacial Exercise

Catriona M. Steele, Ph.D.

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 
University of Toronto 
Toronto, Canada

In this issue of the Journal (pp. 962–966), Guimarães and colleagues report improvements in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients who practiced (30 min daily, over 3 mo) exercises derived from traditional speech therapy techniques (1). Theauthors acknowledge a lack of previous evidence regarding the effectiveness of such exercises (2) for speech or swallowing rehabilitation and argue that their contribution cannot be appreciated in terms of the specific actions of individual exercises. Rather, they conclude that the collective effect was a remodeling of the upper airway extensive enough to carry over from wakeful exercise to alter the pharyngeal airspace in sleep. We review the treatment tasks used by these authors in an attempt to elucidate their results and the mechanisms by which they may have arisen.

Obstructive sleep apnea results from decreased upper airway muscle tone during sleep and associated collapsibility of themuscles in the hypopharynx (3). The genioglossus, an extrinsic tongue protrusive muscle, has been especially implicated. Sublingual electrical stimulation of the protrusive and retrusive tongue muscles improves flow dynamics during moderate upper airway obstruction (3). Genioglossus activity correlates strongly with negative pharyngeal pressures measured at the epiglottis (4). Tongue protrusive force is directly correlated with maximum inspiratory pressures; a high wakeful ratio reduces the propensity to OSA (5). Such studies lay a theoretical foundation for the possibility that exercising the hypopharyngeal musculature might alleviate conditions contributing to OSA.

Guimarães and colleagues used an exercise approach to improve upper airway function in moderate OSA (1). To appreciatetheir results, it is necessary to consider the goals of the exercises included, and explore whether principles of neuromuscular rehabilitation were followed such that the reported results are plausible. The use of orofacial exercises to ameliorate speech and swallowing difficulties is highly controversial; nonspeech oral motor exercises are not thought to be effective for improving speech intelligibility (6). Amid this controversy, clinicians are exhorted to base their exercise selection on best evidence and sound theoretical principles and to tailor exercises to the specific functional deficits that they wish to treat (2). It is important to determine whether the goal of an exercise is one of strengthening, building endurance, restoring optimal muscle tone, or facilitating speed/range/power during movement (2). Typical approaches for tone restoration in the limb musculature (e.g., tapping, stretching, and application of vibration, heat or cold) are unlikely to affect the lips and tongue, which lack muscle spindles (7). For treatments targeting muscle strength and endurance, elements of exercise load and intensity must be considered, as well as the frequency and duration of treatment (8). Muscle strength is a questionable goal in speech rehabilitation because speech production is not a high effort task (2). For swallowing rehabilitation, however, tongue strength improves with 6 to 8 weeks of resistance exercises (compression of an air-filled pressure bulb placed between the tongue and the hard palate) when these exercises are practiced with 60 to 180 repetitions, 3 days per week, at loads between 60 and 80% of maximum isometric tongue pressure capacity (9, 10).

Returning to Guimarães and colleagues (1), we can ask whether the tasks included in the treatment regime have suitableneuromuscular goals and task specificity and whether the intensity (load), frequency, and duration of exercise was sufficient to be likely to achieve the reported changes in the targeted musculature. Guimarães and colleagues identified three specific targets: long/floppy soft palates, habitual tongue postures leading to enlarged tongue bulk, and inferiorly displaced hyoid bone position. For now, we will discount the lip and cheek exercises that were included; the remote locations of these structures make these exercises unlikely to have contributed meaningfully to remodeling of the oropharyngeal airway.

Soft palate function and lateral pharyngeal wall motion have clear anatomical relevance to OSA; they were targeted by Guimarães and colleagues (1) with oral vowel production tasks. Although clinical supervision was provided weekly to ensure that adequate effort was used, evidence suggests that vowel production is very unlikely to be a sufficiently effortful task to induce muscle changes (2). However, another of the tasks used by Guimarães and colleagues involved nasal inhalation and oral balloon inflation (1). The authors cite a recent related study of didgeridoo playing as a treatment for OSA, which yielded favorable results (11). It seems reasonable to conclude that both didgeridoo playing and balloon inflation involve sufficient air pressure to apply resistance against the mucosal walls of the nasopharynx. Changes in the tone or strength of the underlying musculature appear to be plausible outcomes of these exercises, provided that they are practiced with high effort and sufficient frequency over a period of 4 to 8 weeks (8).

Tongue function was targeted by Guimarães and colleagues with anterior-to-posterior sliding of the tongue tip along thehard palate, pressing the tongue body up against the hard palate, forceful lowering of the tongue base while anchoring the tongue tip behind the lower incisors, and bilateral bread chewing with the tongue positioned in midline behind the teeth (1). Although orofacial regulation therapy approaches (which target tongue position within the oropharynx with exercises such as these tongue base–lowering and chewing tasks) are popular, particularly in Europe, evidence of their effectiveness is essentially nonexistent. Tongue brushing (also included) is a technique usually used to promote muscle relaxation; because the tongue lacks muscle spindles, brushing is very unlikely to have contributed to the reported outcomes (2). This leaves the anterior-to-posterior tongue tip–palatal slide and tongue body press-to-palate tasks as candidates for contributing to the reported changes. The tongue tip sliding task appears most likely to be a range of motion task and is unlikely to have influenced muscle tone or strength. The tongue press-to-palate task appears similarto the tongue pressure resistance exercises used by others in swallowing rehabilitation (910) and is a plausible exercisefor altering muscle strength and tone in the region of interest. Shepherd and colleagues (5) have demonstrated a direct relationship between tongue protrusion force and maximum inspiratory pressures. Consequently, there seems to be reasonable logic to targeting tongue strength as a potential mechanism for remodeling the upper airway.

Further research is required to confirm whether wakeful nasopharyngeal and tongue pressure resistance exercises can be used effectively to ameliorate upper airway collapsibility during sleep. Future studies will also be needed to determine optimal treatment elements (i.e., load/intensity, frequency, and duration) and to confirm the hypothesized need for ongoing practice to maintain beneficial treatment effects.


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Effects of Oropharyngeal Exercises on Patients with Moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Kátia C. Guimarães, Luciano F. Drager, Pedro R. Genta, Bianca F. Marcondes, and Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho
AJRCCM 2009 179: 962-966. [Abstract] [Full Text]  

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treated with FCR


Whether you’re suffering from sleep apnea or snoring or both there will be a drop in your blood oxygen which can have devastating long term health effects. In addition, you will be deprived of deep restful sleep that’s responsible for growth and repair of all your muscles, joints, organs …. literally every cell in your body. This can lead to accelerated aging, fatigue, depression, and pain just to name a few.

The most common reason snorers seek treatment is due to it’s effect on relationships. Since snoring is usually a sign of deeper issues with mouth breathing, facial structure calapse, inflammation syndromes, weak throat muscles and tongue, sleeping posture / neck alignment, and a loose, stretched out palate.

Rarely snoring or sleep apnea fall into just one causal factor. As with many diseases we can only talk about cofactors, causative agents and life situations that like pieces of puzzle interact with each other, and together promote a chain of events ending with a named set of symptoms, health problems and with Sleep Apnea & Snoring.

Our Mission: Using only natural, healthy methods to address the root causes of Sleep Apnea and Snoring.

Dr. Lieurance will look at signs of obstruction and inflammation during your evaluation. Obstruction can come from a collapsing of the facial bones and hard palate, weak muscles in your throat, enlarged tonsils or tongue, and a palate that drops down lower than normal. By products of normal chemical reactions that occur in your cells can also accumulate in your system and cause the mucous membranes to swell which can also obstruct your throat and sinus airways. There is also the potential for an abnormal curve in the neck or cervical spine to complicate breathing patterns through the throat.

Treatment for Sleep Apnea & Snoring.

Functional Cranial Release is a manipulation of the bones of the skull which can allow for an improved flow of air through the nasal airways. This treatment is performed in series of 4 visits and spaced out 3 weeks. Just like braces to realign the teeth, the treatment involves the brief inflation of small balloons into the nasal passages which over time can make permanent changes to the structure of your skull.

Snoreplasty is the injection of natural remedies into the soft palate which create a firming effect by stimulating collagen formation. Collagen is naturally what keeps things like ligaments and tendons firm. There is medical research that demonstrated a 90% improvement in snoring.

Anti-snoring nutritional programs involve use of supplements containing natural plant enzymes and herbs that are able to break down body secretions, including mucous, allowing the body to reabsorb them and reduce congestion. The herbs can also prevent throat and nose tissue swelling, resulting in a more open and smoother airflow that helps reduce snoring and apnea.

Many times lab tests to include standard blood work, as well as a specialized, in house, testing called Constitutional Testing , is recommended. Inflammatory markers, chemical stress and swelling potential is determined and often targeted nutrition as well as lifestyle changes are encouraged. Spinal Correction using orthopedic pillows as well as traditional chiropractic care to re-establish the normal alignment of the vertebra of the neck . An x-ray of the cervical spine will show your alignment and is often recommended to determine the need for correction.

Yours in Health ,
John Lieurance, ND, DC

Advanced Wellness Center
941 330- 8553