Episode 22 – Cavin Balaster
Cavin is the man. And I mean that in the legit way not the School of Rock way. In 2011, he fell from 20 feet from a rooftop water tower, immediately losing consciousness, and suffering a diffuse axonal injury. Initially he was in pretty bad shape, without the ability to eat or breath on his own. After meeting with a functional neurologist, he was inspired to change his diet in order to address some of his symptoms. As it turns out, it completely changed his life. He quickly took a deep dive into the world of functional medicine, in order to find other solutions to his problems. Long story short, he soon become a well-known name in the field of nutrition post brain injury. He currently runs his own blog and podcast called Adventures in Brain Injury (http://adventuresinbraininjury.com/). If you are in any way concerned with nutritional mechanisms to ameliorate your TBI symptoms, this is the podcast to listen to. He also has his own book called How to Feed a Brain. You can find it on Amazon or at the website above. This episode was a treasure-trove of knowledge, so I know you will get a lot out of it. You might want to get a piece a scratch paper and a pen to write stuff down.
His story starts at 5:10