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Cavin Balaster

AdventuresinBrainInjury.com
Owner
Austin, Texas
In 2011, I survived a two-story fall, was comatose for twelve days, diagnosed with a diffuse axonal injury (DAI) and was given less than a 10% chance of recovery. Once awake, I suffered from severe brain fog, memory loss, breathing problems, double-vision, serious infections, and was ultimately unable to eat, walk, or talk for months.

With the support of family and friends, I pushed myself through various treatments and worked to regain much of my functioning. While documenting that process, I began a journey to recovery that transformed my life, which ultimately led me to the work of corresponding with practitioners and guiding other brain injury survivors and their families.

Emergency medicine and conventional care saved my life. I would be dead if not for the incredible work of the many specialists that I saw throughout my hospitalization. In the aftermath of repairing my broken brain, I can attribute the bulk of my healing to functional nutrition, functional neurology, neuro optometry (developmental optometry), physical and occupational therapy, and other targeted therapies.

Throughout my recovery, I have been fascinated by, and have done extensive research on, the relationship between the brain, the gut, and the eye. Of course, this relationship affects everyone, not just TBI patients. Today, I am a speaker and educator and it has become my mission to help families, practitioners, and survivors of all kinds, by sharing the important information I learned throughout and after my recovery from my TBI. I work to improve neurorehabilitation and overall brain health.
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