Following the launch of my Kickstarter campaign for my upcoming book “Lights, Coma, Action!” I began to receive requests to participate in what’s known as an “AMA” or “Ask Me Anything!” session on a website called Reddit.com.
January has been an incredible month to kick-off the new year. Hours after launching the new CavinBounce.com, I was contacted by Developmental and Rehabilitation Optometrist, Curtis Baxstrom, about the possibility of speaking for two hours at the Neuro-Optimetric Rehabilitation Association conference 2014. The conference is scheduled to be held in the town of Cary, North Carolina, […]
Reading may make longer-lasting changes to the brain than previously thought. Using the fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), we’ve known for some time that reading different words results in the activation of corresponding areas of the brain. Reading words like, “Salty,” for example, light up areas of the brain associated with taste. So what happens […]
One of the most valuable skills I have had to learn since my brain injury is learning HOW it is that I personally learn.
2013 Was an Amazing Year! In March, I played my first show after my brain injury, on stage at South by Southwest, the largest music festival in the world! [vimeo id=”82618307″ width=”300″ height=”175″] Later that month, I moved from my mother’s house to my own apartment within a community of mostly brain injury survivors. While […]
Last year, on Thanksgiving, I attempted to write about all of the things that I was grateful for (Giving Thanks), but I realized that I could only address some of the hundreds of thousands of them. That list continues to expand. I expressed my immense gratitude for so many of the incredibly benevolent and helpful […]
Last night, I spoke along side two other brain injury survivors that I am very proud to call friends. Although Matt had to leave early, there was a larger than usual turn out and Glenn and I had a great time. I even got Glenn, and a lot of the audience, to sing “Rocky Raccoon” […]
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a strong woman who’s son is currently comatose. I want to share a letter that my mom recently sent to her. This isn’t the first letter that my mother and I have fielded from a parent whose child is comatose and I know that it will not […]
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by my old vision therapist for his blog: VT Works! Take a look! This post appears as part of a series called Sit Down – candid conversations with real people detailing their journeys and experiences with Vision Therapy. A Sit Down – with Cavin Balaster For the […]
Lights, Coma, Action! Several months ago, I was grabbing a bite to eat at the original Whole Foods here in Austin when I sparked up a conversation with a man sitting next to me. His name was Jim, and he had a very gracious demeanor and was a pleasure to speak with. Several months ago, I was grabbing a bite to eat at the original Whole Foods here in Austin, when I sparked up a conversation […]
Earlier this week, I was interviewed by a funny, charismatic, and witty brain injury survivor who, after sustaining a brain injury on her bike in 2010, started making comedy films about life with brain injury. This is the first episode of a podcast that I have ever done! Her and I both agree that having a sense of humor surrounding […]
I want all of those who have backed this project to know that YOU are the ones who I am inspired by.If no one cared, I would not be inspired to write, to speak, or to learn more about the brain beyond my own rehabilitation. You all inspire me to help others by showing me […]
“’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