After waking to a nurse cleaning my tracheostomy and NG tube, a clinical psychologist entered my room. “Hi, Cavin. My...
I remember a young MD entering my room, a line of residents following behind him. He carried himself with an...
I woke up in an unfamiliar room with no memory of what I was doing there. I opened my mouth...
My half flaccid and half spastic body was transferred to a cot. I was wheeled out of the room, down...
Word that I had stood had travelled from therapists, nurses, doctors, and then to the social worker who I was...
Atrophy refers to the partial or complete wasting away of a part of the body commonly due to prolonged inactivity....
My next memory takes place during the day. My mother sat in a chair next to my inclined hospital bed....
My next memory takes place in a white walled room with no windows. A calendar hung on the wall that...
“Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today’s events.”– Albert Einstein Memory is indeed deceptive. A memory is influenced,...
It was Saturday, June 4th, 2011 and I was in the stepdown unit at Elmhurst hospital in Queens, New York,...
A video was taken on May 30th, 2011. I was originally extubated (taken off of a respirator) on May 20th...
Friday, May 20th, 2011: Since she had been told to do so, my mom was there each day to sing...
“’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