Following the third anniversary of the 2011 Tuscon rally massacre, former congresswoman Gabby Giffords completed a skydive Wednesday to celebrate living life and surviving a gun-shot to the head. The severe brain injury left the right side of her body paralyzed and impacted her ability to speak. Giffords has endured thousands of hours of intensive physical […]
Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Neurosciences Graduate Program at the University of California, San Diego. He is also the director of the Center for Brain and Cognition which is affiliated with the Department of Psychology at UC San Diego. Ramachandran has authored several books that have garnered widespread public […]
My mother and I had the chance to see this amazing film not too long ago and I cannot wait to see it again! From the film’s website: “This eye-popping film seamlessly combines twenty years of stunning action footage with new specially-shot verité footage and interviews as it follows U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and […]
A number of studies have shown that exercise can rewire the brain for the better. Now it appears that inactivity, too, can remodel the brain according to a recent study conducted by Scientists at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Using rats, scientists tested the effects of activity on the brain by separating half of them in […]
Danielle is a seriously cool 8-year-old. Her mother decided to make this video as a means to communicate the realities of renal failure to Danielle’s 3rd grade class. She not only wanted her daughter’s classmates to see what goes on during dialysis, but also to combat bullying. “She has been getting bullied, yes, bullied because […]
One year ago today marked the beginning of when I could no longer speak. I had my tracheostomy done. Again, a tracheostomy is a medical procedure where a tube was inserted underneath the stenosis into my trachea. This was done surgically. The tracheostomy served to basically bypass the portion of my throat that was […]
“’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
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”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.”
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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
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Susan R. Barry, Ph.DFixing My Gaze
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Dr. Curtis R. BaxstromNeuro-optometric Rehabilitation Association