While in Denver this January, I joined our last guest, Dr. Jeremy Schmoe at the Authentic Practice Meeting in Denver. At that meeting, I ended up speaking with Dr. Jerome D. Lubbe (pronounced libbuh), whose empathy and expertise blew me away! Not only is Dr. Lubbe a successful functional neurologist who has completed more than […]
About Cavin Balaster
In 2011, I fell two stories, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, and was comatose for 12 days. I was diagnosed with a diffuse axonal injury -- Approximately 90% of people with this type of injury never regain consciousness. After relearning to eat, walk, and talk, I began a journey to spread awareness about health and recovery.
There is so much that can be done for the brain which is outside of the standard model of neurorehabilitation. As I completed treatment at the Sensory Learning Institute, I was told to explore the treatments that were available through Revive Treatment Centers in Denver, Colorado. Revive is a multidisciplinary clinic that focuses on post-acute […]
Well I’m back from Pittsburgh and what a trip it was! I had my brain scanned with Magnetoencephalography (MEG), had…
The best news I heard surrounding my own brain injury recovery was found in the pages of Norman Doidge’s book:…
Hey everyone! So I have some really cool news! On Halloween, I am going to have my brain scanned with an unbelievable imaging technology called High Definition Fiber Tracking. This will be done at the University of Pittsburgh in Dr. Walter Schneider’s laboratory! Many kinds of brain injuries (including concussions) can sever the axons, or […]
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.
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!
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; […]
There are so many reasons to examine the link between nutrition and brain health. As a brief response to a recent question about my interest in nutrition, here are just 3 lesser-known reasons we should care about the gut-brain axis. This video is the first of a series on the link between brain health and […]
“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)
“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
“Whether you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, are wrestling with a neurodegenerative disease, or are simply interested in improving your brain health, this book is for you.”
-Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MS, author of Why Isn’t My Brain Working? and Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?
”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
This book is going to help many readers. I applaud Cavin for doing so much research and citing so much good scientific literature, to ensure that his ideas are scientifically sound and accurate.
–Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary
“’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