The Paleo Solution - 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: Preview of interview series: adventures in brain injury podcast

Book: How to Feed a Brain

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