In 2011 Cavin Balaster sustained a severe traumatic brain injury that left him comatose with less than a 10% chance of ever regaining consciousness beyond a persistent vegetative state. He didn’t eat, walk, or talk for months while he was in the hospital. He was breathing from a tube in his neck, receiving nutrition from a tube in his belly, and his left hand was completely flexed inward.
About a year after his injury, he was introduced to a nutritional protocol that helped him begin to regain some clarity. That’s when he dove into an intense study of why nutrition made such a difference. For over 6 years, he has devoted his life to studying metabolism, neurometabolism, mechanisms of neuroplasticity, neuroscience, and nutrition, while reaching out to doctors, researchers, practitioners, and neuroscientists, to learn everything he can to optimize his brain function and to maximize his recovery.
Book Cavin to share his experience and perspectives with groups of all sizes — conferences, keynotes, luncheons, lectures, commencements, graduations, classrooms, and private gatherings. His drive is to help as many people as possible in the greatest way possible and he does so by bringing an informative, personal, positive, and genuine approach to speaking that reaches people of all walks… from middle school students to practitioners and businesses.
My goal is to provide an upbeat and informative experience with useful takeaways, on a variety of topics such as brain injury, vision, rehabilitation, neurology, nutrition, physical therapy, and mental health. Of course, if you have something special in mind, we’ll work together to make sure you’re satisfied. I tailor my comments and direction to suit audiences and situations. I also enjoy Q&A sessions–and as a musician, I’m more than happy to perform. I’m passionate about guiding and inspiring others to empower themselves.