Episode 388 – Cavin Balaster – Severe TBI Recovery


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This week on Episode 388 of the podcast we have Cavin Balaster, author of the new book How to Feed a Brain. Cavin survived a two story fall, was comatose for 12 days, suffered from a diffuse axonal injury (DAI) and had less than a 10% chance of recovery. Cavin has a very interesting experience of recovery from a severe traumatic brain injury, and has done a great job of digging into info to help his recovery, and is a very inspiring person with a great outlook. Listen in as we chat about TBI’s, recovery, and more.

Show Notes:

00:00 – Summary/Pre-Intro
3:15 – Intro and Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
5:50 – Cavin’s background and brain injury
8:30 – Nutrition sparking Cavin’s study
10:58 – Greatest challenges Cavin faced along the way
15:09 – Cavin’s nutrition
17:50 – Increasing Brain Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF)
20:12 – Journaling
21:49 – Supplements
25:47 – Fasting
30:32 – Pfizer stopping hunt for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s drugs
39:46 – Cavin’s advice for TBI
45:43 – Where to find Cavin

Article: Pfizer ends research for new Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s drugs

Websites:
feedabrain.com
Preview of interview series: feedabrain.com/preview

adventuresinbraininjury.com
adventures in brain injury podcast

 

Book: How to Feed a Brain

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