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In 2011, Cavin Balaster fell two stories and landed in a 12-day coma with less than a 10% chance of recovery. A year later, after painstakingly regaining the ability to walk, talk, eat, breathe, swallow and think clearly, he began a blog documenting the details of his intense recovery called "Adventures in Brain Injury." Now, Cavin's bringing his blog and information, including interviews with practitioners and other survivors, to the podcast format.

Adventures in Brain Injury Cavin Balaster: Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor, Speaker and Writer.

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In 2011, Cavin Balaster fell two stories and landed in a 12-day coma with less than a 10% chance of recovery. A year later, after painstakingly regaining the ability to walk, talk, eat, breathe, swallow and think clearly, he began a blog documenting the details of his intense recovery called "Adventures in Brain Injury." Now, Cavin's bringing his blog and information, including interviews with practitioners and other survivors, to the podcast format.

    Episode 50 – How to Rock Your Life in The Face of Adversity And The Hemp Revolution

    Episode 50 – How to Rock Your Life in The Face of Adversity And The Hemp Revolution

    Meet my very good friend Diane V Capaldi (aka the Paleo Boss Lady)! V’s story is remarkable. She is one of the most powerful, smart, strong, bad-ass ladies I know!  What Does MS Have to Do With Brain Injury? Because the cells within the central nervous system are what are affected in ANY neurological condition, […]

    • 50 min
    Episode 49 – Filling the Gap in Medicine: The Hero’s Journey of a Health Crisis

    Episode 49 – Filling the Gap in Medicine: The Hero’s Journey of a Health Crisis

    What’s up, y’all?!?! Last podcast, I interviewed my current optometrist who has been very influential in the trajectory of my recovery, and yet again, I get the opportunity to interview someone who has truly made a massive difference in my life! Two in a row!!!!  I believe that every health crisis is the beginning of […]

    • 42 min
    Episode 48 – The Eye Exam Upgrade: Leaving 20/20 in The 20th Century

    Episode 48 – The Eye Exam Upgrade: Leaving 20/20 in The 20th Century

    I originally met Dr. Deborah Zelinsky in 2014, when I presented for the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA). After my keynote presentation (watch here), she approached me with a whole lot of inspired encouragement for my mission and a desire to collaborate. I have been in touch with Dr. Zelinsky for years, and I am so […]

    • 52 min
    Episode 47 – Qualifications from Experience and Outcome

    Episode 47 – Qualifications from Experience and Outcome

    Sometimes you meet someone who you totally resonate with on an experiential and mission level. Josh Perry is a super cool survivor and thriver who I am honored to have on the podcast!  Josh Perry grew up as an athlete in sports and eventually got into skateboarding and rollerblading until he saw that bikes could […]

    • 56 min
    Episode 46 – Using Nutrition with Neuro-Feedback Can Improve Your Brain

    Episode 46 – Using Nutrition with Neuro-Feedback Can Improve Your Brain

    Nora Gedgaudas is a board-certified nutritional consultant and a board-certified clinical neurofeedback specialist with over 20 years of clinical experience. A recognized authority on ketogenic, ancestrally based nutrition, she is a popular speaker and educator and the author of the best selling book, Primal Body, Primal Mind, as well as Rethinking Fatigue. Her newest book, […]

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 45 – What Have You Done for Your Brain Lately?

    Episode 45 – What Have You Done for Your Brain Lately?

    At the beginning of May, I had the privilege of attending the EPIC Functional Medicine Conference where I met a lot of amazing and inspiring practitioners who are really changing the game in healthcare. Dr. Robert G. Silverman was one of the first speakers, and he really set the stage with a powerful presentation about […]

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Customer Reviews

wheelerwhale ,

Recovering TBI Survivor

I was just hit by a car on my motorcycle September 2, 2019. I was not wearing a helmet, flew over the car and rolled three times proceedings to smash my head into a sign on the side of the road. I had both flaps removed (skull) to allow my brain to swell. I was told I wouldn’t be more than a vegetable or would die. I am a walking miracle, but it has been hard navigating this injury as it is unlike any other I have ever had. Thank you for creating these as a place I can go to not feel so alone when I feel so alone in this. I was told it would take me about a year to recover. I am coming up on 5 months since the accident and just beginning to hit the emotional and realization that I am not the same. You talked about acceptance in a podcast and that is what I am going to work on accepting this so I can offer the world a new perspective that I had never envisioned for myself. Thank you! Keep up the good work.

Stevie Renee ,

Great

God bless! I have a TBI

Stevejordan29 ,

I AM Healthy

I am also a TBI survivor who can relate to Cavin’s story. I am grateful there are people like him who are raising the standards in brain injury recovery through holistic and nutritional approaches. During my recovery had it not been for health, fitness, nutrition, and a strong belief that I would fully recover, I would not be thriving 25 years after my near death accident that left me with brain damage and paralyzed. I highly recommend listening to this podcast to inspire, motivate, and educate your brain and body. Thanks Cavin for being a miracle and sharing your wisdom!

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