The Hinz
A unique and healthier approach to Parkinson's disease care.

Marty Hinz, MD

Commentary by Marty Hinz, MD

"I started working with amino acid nutrients in the clinic I own in Duluth, Minnesota in 1997. The environment was unique. Duluth was the only town in the United States where all insurance policies were paying for this type of care. At the time I thought what we were doing in Duluth had become commonplace in the United States. It was not. Duluth was unique. I saw a better way of practicing medicine. A way to make patients truly healthy. Every day I was stopping more drugs than I was prescribing due to patients getting healthy and not needing them. Soon my clinic had a large pile of wheelchairs, oxygen bottles, canes, crutches, and other equipment that patients no longer needed. They donated them to the clinic.

In the back of my mind, in the late 1990s, I knew our approach with amino acid nutrients should have a profound impact on Parkinson’s disease. Now, 20 years later, there is a network of highly trained doctors who can help. But, I need to keep focused. Fake experts posting on the internet sadden me. When I see negative posts on the internet by people that have never read or understood the contents of these research papers, never talked with patients helped by this approach, and know nothing about our patient care results while attempting to discredit this first-class medical care it only serves to confuse real patients who need real help. It saddens me when patients find caregivers without proper training, who don’t know what they are doing but claim to be using the Hinz Protocol. But, there appears to be many more people posting their success than posting baseless criticism.

We can’t promise specific outcomes to anyone. This week I consulted with a medical doctor who has Parkinson’s disease. Three years ago he was using an electric wheelchair; today he is walking freely without stiffness while he sees patients in his clinic. We were grateful but declined the donation of his electric wheelchair." 

The Hinz Protocol

Based on research which started in 1997, Marty Hinz, MD developed The Hinz Protocol. Obtaining optimal results under the Hinz Protocol is not easy. For those that claim they treated themselves with this approach then had problems, it is foolishness. Self-treatment will never achieve optimal results. Medical doctors who personally have Parkinson’s disease find it impossible to obtain optimal results with self-treatment. They need to be under the care of another doctor. Much of the decision making required under the Hinz Protocol is counterintuitive (the opposite of common sense) and requires formal training. There are two groups of doctors (caregivers) claiming they are giving medical care under the Hinz Protocol: 

  1. Properly trained medical professionals personally trained by Marty Hinz, MD. These caregivers meticulously follow the protocol to achieve optimal relief of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and halt the progression of symptoms caused by the nutritional collapse.

  2. Medical professionals who have not mastered the protocol while attempting to prescribe the Hinz Protocol nutrients. Under this approach, the patient obtains some relief of symptoms. But, there is no achieving optimal relief of Parkinson’s disease symptoms and halting the progression of symptoms caused by nutritional collapse usually does not occur. If you are not sure if a caregiver is following the Hinz Protocol ask, “Are you doing “pill stops” or using the “2-1-3-4-8 protocol” followed by GI consult as needed to manage nausea?” If the caregiver is not using “pill stops” or using the “2-1-3-4-8 protocol” followed by a GI consult as needed, the caregiver is simply passing out nutrients and not managing under the Hinz Protocol. 

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