At the beginning of May, I had the privilege of attending the EPIC Functional Medicine Conference where I met a lot of amazing and inspiring practitioners who are really changing the game in healthcare. Dr. Robert G. Silverman was one of the first speakers, and he really set the stage with a powerful presentation about […]
It was six years ago when I was listening to Dr. Lauren Noel’s Podcast (here she is on my podcast), where I learned of a conference where many people I looked up to for advice to reclaim my health were going to be speaking. And it was happening in Austin, TX… In my backyard! At […]
If you’ve been listening to the Adventures in Brain Injury Podcast for a while, you may have noticed the improvement of my speech over time. Well, on this episode of the podcast, I’m interviewing MY main speech-language pathologists (SLP). Ms. Kathryn Hayes specializes in rehabilitation following neurological insult. In this episode, we talk about the […]
It’s awesome to have my friend, Jade Nelson, on the podcast! Jade is an Epilepsy Advocate, Community Health Educator, and Licensed Massage Therapist. When Jade was only 8 years old, she was diagnosed with Epilepsy. She spent the first 28 years on one or more anti-epileptic medications, yet she was never seizure free for more […]
Hello everyone, For those of you who are following my personal Facebook page, you know that I was robbed on the Friday before Christmas… WHILE I WAS HOME! I’m pretty shaken up from the event. See this Facebook post from one of my best friends: https://www.facebook.com/1168685587/posts/10215289500368636/ All of the presents I had been wrapping all […]
Dr. Venu Julapalli is one of our favorite MDs! Like many of the MDs we correspond with, he is humble, curious, powerful, and collaborative toward his patients’ care. He does not place himself on a pedestal like an “MDiety!” 🙂 With an exceptionally curious and open mind, his experiences have given him an extremely broad […]
In 2015, I had the wondrous opportunity to meet Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, PhD at the International Symposium on Clinical Neuroscience in Orlando, FL. Bonnie is passionate about nutrition for optimal brain function and repair… Me too! Needless to say, we get along! 🙂 With her training about how metabolism is dependent on availability of adequate […]
Before keto became a thing, as I would consume a large amount of fat, many people would ask me if I was worried about my cholesterol. And with the prevailing nutritional recommendations and guidelines over the past 30 years and the idea the cholesterol is the cause of heart disease, it is obvious why this […]
What is The Brain? Shakespeare once wrote “the brain is the soul’s fragile dwelling place,” and fragile it is. The brain has the consistency of tofu, and brain injuries, strokes, or diseases often result in impairments. Our brains are made up of billions of nerve cells and fibers, networked by trillions of connections and synapses. […]
What if you could learn in fast forward? What if we had the ability to passively learn techniques while doing other things? Did you know that our brains receive input from our senses and, whether we are aware of it or not, that input builds neuronal connections?! Check this video out, and let me know what […]
My New Year’s Resolution: to be more bad-ass than I was the year before. Jerod is the most bad-ass Quadriplegic I have ever met! His strength and serenity and his command of his perspective and thoughts is so powerful!
Music is very powerful. In this episode we explore how music can be used to influence brain plasticity with Hope Young, a music therapist who is able to treat movement conditions and disorders through music.
“’How to Feed a Brain’ will change your life.”
-Dr. Terry Wahls MD, The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
“I really wish I had a resource like this years ago. I recommend it to anyone looking for practical information on how to heal a broken brain, optimize cognitive function, and live a better life.”
-Jordan Fallis, Health Journalist and Founder of Optimal Living Dynamics (optimallivingdynamics.com)
”Cavin Balaster has accomplished something important in the field of nutrition and self-healing that few authors have been able to do, made even more remarkable by his own experience with traumatic brain injury.”
-Reed Davis, Founder of the Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Certification Course
“A sincere thank you to Cavin for writing this book, which will help so many people live a lifetime with better brain health.”
-Dr. Jeremy Schmoe DC DACNB FABBIR- Owner of Minnesota Functional Neurology (MFNC) mnfunctionalneurology.com
“His ideas are absolutely in line with current neuroscience and have the added validation of personal experience.”
-Dr. David Perlmutter MD, FACN Author, 4X New York Times #1 Bestseller
“Ten years ago most health professionals would have scoffed… Fortunately, this outdated paradigm is shifting, and ‘How To Feed A Brain’ will be a key piece of this change.“
-Robb Wolf, Former Research Biochemist and 2X New York Times/WSJ Best Selling author
Cavin’s brain injury journey is astounding. His experiences and accomplishments since returning from the brink of death are incredible!
Dr. Leonard PressPress Vision
Cavin takes you on a captivating journey of challenging experiences that leads to an amazingly successful recovery. Cavin is a remarkable person who conveys a remarkable message in each of his talented motivational speeches.
Chip Howe, M.A.Mary lee Foundation
Cavin is wonderfully articulate and takes you through his long rehabilitation journey which involves expert medical care, intense family support, and several ingenious therapy procedures.
Susan R. Barry, Ph.DFixing My Gaze
I’ve never heard a more superb and comprehensive combination of humor, courage, and integration of knowledge on how a patient with traumatic brain injury has put his life back together.
Dr. Curtis R. BaxstromNeuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association