The Standard American Diet (SAD), environmental toxins, and chronic stress have all contributed to what is known as a “Relative Nutritional Deficiency” or RND.
A Relative Nutritional Deficiency occurs when an “optimal” diet does not meet your nutritional needs.
Marty Hinz, MD, has seen thousands of patients over his more than twenty years of clinical practice. From his vast experience and expertise, he developed the NeuroSupport Amino Acid Protocol.
Dr. Hinz’s approach deals with simultaneous administration of properly balanced serotonin and dopamine precursors. To function correctly, these brain chemicals depend on the right balance of amino acids which many of us on the SAD simply don’t get enough of.
Understanding the roots of and solving for RND forms the basis for Dr. Hinz’s approach.
is a chemical produced by nerve cells and made from the essential amino acid tryptophan. Serotonin sends signals between your nerve cells and is an important chemical and neurotransmitter in the human body. It is found mostly in the digestive system, although it's also in blood platelets and throughout the central nervous system.
Most of us are familiar with serotonin and how it affects your mood and mental health. Serotonin is in the brain and is known to contribute to your mood, happiness, memory, and anxiety.
Your body uses serotonin in several different ways:
Serotonin is also found in your stomach and intestines, contributes to appetite, and controls the function of your bowels. Serotonin is produced when you become nauseated, and this increase in production of serotonin helps to remove old or unhealthy food or other substances from your body.
Serotonin is also responsible for stimulating the parts of your brain that control memory, pleasure, sleep, and waking.
functions both as a hormone and a neurotransmitter and plays several important roles in the brain and the body. In the brain, dopamine functions as a neurotransmitter, a chemical released by nerve cells to send signals to other cells.
Outside of the brain, dopamine functions as a local cell-to-cell messenger; it is synthesized locally and exerts its effects near the cells that release it. In that way, it is involved with controlling blood pressure, managing urine output, reducing insulin production, reducing GI movement, and protecting the intestinal mucosa. It also reduces the activity of lymphocytes, the white blood cells in your immune system which function as a central part of your immune system.
Whenever there is not enough serotonin (it’s low, inadequate, depleted or suboptimal), a Relative Nutritional Deficiency of serotonin precursors or cofactors required for the synthesis of serotonin always exists. The same can be said for dopamine.
The NeuroSupport protocol can be used or any health condition, but I specifically use it in treatments for chronic depression, anxiety that has been unresponsive to prior therapies, and specifically with Parkinson’s Disease.
The first step is to get a proper diagnosis of your health condition and then, depending on your diagnosis, begin with either the serotonin or dopamine protocol.
While some people might experience complete relief of their Relative Nutritional Deficiency within a brief period of time, it generally takes several weeks of care to begin to see results.
It can take time to determine the right dosage. It takes a full five days for the maximum amino acid effects to occur when the daily dosing value is changed in any way.
When dealing with chronic illness, it is more common to take as long as three to four months for Relative Nutritional Deficiency symptoms to resolve. For more serious illness, such as Parkinson’s Disease, four to six months is often the case.
In order to provide you with the care you need, weekly visits are necessary to properly track your progress and adjust the dose of your supplements.
While some people are able to have their Relative Nutritional Deficiency resolve in a short period of time, for more complicated illness, such as Parkinson’s Disease, it can take between 3 to 6 months for symptoms to resolve. When put into perspective, this amount of time is not long, considering how ill you’ve become and how much your disease has impacted your life.
I have seen amazing improvement in people’s illness using this method and will be happy to address any questions you might have.