Synaptogenesis Synaptogenesis simply means “to create new synapses”. What is a synapse? At the end of a neuron, there is a portion called the synapse where one neuron can communicate to another neuron by sending chemical messages that we call neurotransmitters. Chemicals like dopamine, which is known to many as the “reward” chemical, is an […]
The Importance of Omega-3’s: DHA is one of the most important omega-3 fatty acids in our diet. First off, what is an omega-3 fatty acid? There are two essential fatty acids (EFA’s) which are alpha linoleic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid), and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). They are called “essential” because our bodies […]
Introduction What if there was a way you could lose weight, build muscle, remove toxins from your body, relieve pain, reduce stress, boost brain function, sleep better, and live longer all by doing this one simple thing. You would at least want to learn more about it, right? No, I’m not talking about changing your […]
What Can Oxidative Damage Do to My Cells? There has been a lot of talk in the health world lately about free radicals, and how they cause many diseases. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a particularly reactive and damaging type of free radical. Free radicals are highly reactive compounds that have one or more unpaired […]
Just here for exogenous ketones? Click here to see some Exogenous Ketone Salt Products that I like a lot. (Use coupon code: “FEEDABRAIN” for a discount). What is Ketosis, and What is a Ketogenic Diet? We hear the word “keto” thrown around a lot nowadays in the health and fitness world, and not everyone fully understands […]
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 […]
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 […]
“’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
“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?
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
“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