How to Feed a Brain Properly with Cavin Balaster – Episode 242

Written by Jason Ferruggia Topics: Mindset, Nutrition, Recovery

My guest in this episode of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast is Cavin Balaster. In 2011 Cavin sustained a severe brain injury after a two-story fall. He was initially comatose for 12 days and given less than 10% chance of ever regaining consciousness beyond a vegetative state. Once awake he suffered from severe complications including memory loss, brain fog, breathing problems and double vision. He was unable to eat, walk or talk for several months.

About a year after his injury Cavin was introduced to a nutritional protocol that helped him begin to regain some clarity. He devoted his life to the study of metabolism, neurometabolism, neuroscience and nutrition and learned everything he could about how to optimize brain function and maximize recovery. While documenting his recovery process he developed his award-winning blog, “Adventures in Brain Injury”. Today he is a speaker, educator and author of “How to Feed a Brain: Nutrition for Optimal Brain Function and Repair.” If you want to know how to optimize the health and performance of your brain don’t miss this episode!

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Show Notes:

  • The accident that almost ended his life. (4:35)
  • A master class on “Leaky Gut Syndrome” and the role of nutrition on brain function. (9:40)
  • The power of a support system and the birth of Adventures in Brain Injury. (14:35)
  • How to open your mind to possibilities rather than become a reductionist. (23:15)
  • The health benefits of sauna therapy and meditation effects on the brain. (27:12)
  • Optimizing your brain function and fasting. (32:21)
  • His morning routine to enhance his day and How to Feed a Brain. (37:04)
  • Scientifically proven ways coffee impacts brain function. (56:05)
  • Why enjoying your life is essential to your health and how much is too much protein? (1:00:25)
  • Why “the brain is our garden” and how to invest your attention for more success. (1:03:15)

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Connect with Cavin:

Website

Instagram

Twitter

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Wanna listen to another episode that will teach you how to optimize your brain health and help you become a smarter, happier, more successful person?  If so, click HERE to listen to my discussion with Max Lugavere. Max is a filmmaker, TV Personality, science journalist and brain food expert.  In this episode we discuss how/why Max looks 10 years younger than he is (and how you can too), the most effective foods to add to your diet for optimal brain health, effective supplements for improved cognitive performance and a lot more!

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