So I broke my clavicle last month. How? Was I juggling fire on a unicycle while practicing acro yoga? I might as well have been. The bottom line is that I was trying to challenge my abilities with the goal of further rehabilitating, but I was doing so in a dangerous way. You see, I […]
Cavin will share his insights into important factors that aided his recovery & how it feels 5 years later after suffering his injury.
Concussions have long been a known risk in professional contact sports like football and soccer. But in 2006—after 13-year-old Zackery Lystedt suffered a debilitating brain injury…
Mother’s Day marked the five year anniversary of my severe traumatic brain injury. Here are five important lessons I’ve learned along the way.
It was a great honor to have been given the “Teach Believe Inspire” award from the Brain Injury Law Center, and I’m excited to share my interview! Last December, I was given the “Teach Believe Inspire” award from the Brain Injury Law center. Included in the group of monthly award-winners are some very powerful and passionate voices, often survivors […]
Relearning to talk after my brain injury was a tremendously difficult and arduous feat. What few people realize is that…
As a traumatic brain injury survivor, watching my home team win Super Bowl 50 was incredibly conflicting.
People are often curious as to why I, a severe traumatic brain injury survivor, place so much emphasis on nutrition and supplementation during and after recovery.
Not a single day goes by without immense gratitude for the many developments since my first time with the NORA audience. Now that I’ve been invited back, you can imagine my eagerness and excitement to return!
Meet Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham. Aaron was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord which renders the legs useless. He’s also one of the most inspiring 22-year-olds I’ve ever seen. The third of six adopted children, Aaron started riding his wheelchair at skate parks at the age of 8, following the lead of his older brother who […]
In January of this year, I wrote about someone I really admire named Andrea Nakayama. From that post, “Andrea Nakayama’s Functional Nutrition“: In 2013, during the International Conference on Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in Portland, OR, I was approached by an incredible woman named Andrea Nakayama. Andrea is a “rock star” in the health industry; […]
Four years ago, my life took a drastic turn. I could not have recovered without the help of all of you. There’s an enormous amount to be said for the excellent care that I was given in the acute stages and the therapy that I worked tirelessly at in the postacute, but it was the […]
“’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