Let Food Be Thy Medicine? We have all heard about how terrible hospital food is, right? Whether you have been in one yourself, or visited a relative in one, the idea of hospital food being terrible is now a comical trope and has been for quite some time. It is on par with airline food […]
Well I’m back from Pittsburgh and what a trip it was! I had my brain scanned with Magnetoencephalography (MEG), had…
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 […]
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; she’s a Certified Nutrition Counselor, Certified Nutrition Educator, Certified Holistic Health Coach, and is an internationally-acclaimed functional nutritionist who provides, among other things, a […]
In this clip from my keynote speech at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association conference 2014, I poke fun
In this segment from my keynote speech at the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association conference 2014, I briefly touch on mechanisms of plasticity and repairing neurons through a combination of synergistic therapy and brain building nutrition–including an analogy from my original blog post: Building Bridges – Regenerating Neuronal connections. From the post: “I think of building new pathways in […]
I recently had the pleasure of doing an interview with Chelsea and Katy of Paleocare.com. Chelsea and Katy are incredibly kind, well-informed RNs, who care deeply about improving today’s modern healthcare approach, with a focus on real food as a foundation to health and nourishment. In the hour-long interview, we discussed my traumatic brain injury story, intense recovery, and how […]
“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
”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
“’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)
“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?
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