This Parkinson’s disease care approach, known to be called the Hinz Protocol™, started in 1997 at the Morgan Park Medical Clinic in Duluth, Minnesota. We began by exploring the known association between over 200 diseases and inadequate levels of dopamine or serotonin. These patients were not suffering from a drug deficiency; they were suffering from a nutritional deficiency. Specifically, a relative nutritional deficiency of the nutrients that the body uses to make serotonin and dopamine.
Since the year 2000, our doctors who are certified to teach AMA category 1 post-graduate medical education have hosted over 100 medical conferences. Currently, over 650 doctors use this approach in their medical practice.
In 2001 the first Parkinson’s patient was successfully cared for with this approach. In 2013, we decided to focus on the most debilitating and difficult disease to treat, Parkinson’s disease. Twenty years of experience treating patients with nutrients such as L-dopa gave us a profound insight into how to place Parkinson’s disease patients in a state where the progression of the disease is slowed or halted, and the patient experiences optimal relief of symptoms.
Parkinson’s disease patients, the first three years after being diagnosed, achieve the best results. The chief priority is to halt the progression of the disease. Doing this as early as possible is associated with superior long-term results. These early on patients tend to be distracted by other forms of medical care. While drugs can give good relief of symptoms for one or two years, the whole time, they are destroying the patient’s system, making Parkinson’s disease worse, increasing the risk of death, and causing nutritional collapse. The next priority is optimizing relief of symptoms. The sad part is most patients that contact us are many years into the progression of this relentless brain deteriorating disease. They contact us because they are getting scared, not able to find a satisfactory method of traditional treatment. It makes no difference if the diagnosis has been there two years to seven years, we can help.
Caring for dopamine and serotonin-related diseases runs the spectrum from very easy (such as migraine headaches and fibromyalgia) to Parkinson’s disease which is very difficult. The primary driving force behind our doctors treating Parkinson’s disease is the gratifications they achieve as they see the most effective patient results possible happen.
The list below is a sampling of the various diseases that may respond to this approach: