How to Feed a Brain: Nutrition for Optimal Brain Function and Repair
Publisher: Feed a Brain LLC
ISBN 10: 099950021X
ISBN 13: 978-0999500217
Want to optimize your brain function? This book teaches you about specific brain-supporting nutrients, how these nutrients affect us, and what we can eat to support our brain function. The author is a survivor of a severe traumatic brain injury that left him comatose with less than a 10% chance of regaining consciousness beyond a vegetative state. In this book, he shares real-life stories of how he used nutrition in his own brain recovery, along with scientific studies and research explaining why and how nutrition makes such a difference in our brain function. The book includes downloads to printable charts, lists, and user-friendly handouts to take to the grocery store or put on the refrigerator so that readers can easily apply what they learn to optimally feed their brains. Special sections provide instructions for supplementation and tube feeding. After sustaining his severe injury, the author devoted years to researching and connecting with doctors, nutritionists, practitioners, neuroscientists, and more to learn how to optimize brain recovery and function. How to Feed a Brain is the culmination of the nutritional tools that he has learned through this journey and used in his own recovery. This book is not only for someone with a brain injury or disease, but also for anyone seeking to improve their brain. Ready to get started? This book will give you the nutritional tools to optimize your brain function.
About the Author
In 2011 Cavin Balaster sustained a severe traumatic brain injury that left him comatose with less than a 10% chance of ever regaining consciousness beyond a persistent vegetative state. He didn’t eat, walk, or talk for months while he was in the hospital. He was breathing from a tube in his neck, receiving nutrition from a tube in his belly, and his left hand was completely flexed inward. About a year after his injury, he was introduced to a nutritional protocol that helped him begin to regain some mental clarity. That’s when he dove into an intense study of why nutrition made such a difference. For over 6 years, he has devoted his life to studying metabolism, neurometabolism, mechanisms of neuroplasticity, neuroscience, and nutrition, while reaching out to doctors, researchers, practitioners, and neuroscientists, to learn everything he can to optimize his brain function and to maximize his recovery. Cavin started an award-winning blog and a podcast (“Adventures in Brain Injury”), where he interviews doctors, practitioners, researchers, and others involved in neurorehabilitation and brain function. It is available on iTunes and at adventuresinbraininjury.com. How to Feed a Brain is the culmination of the nutritional tools Cavin has learned through this journey. He wrote this book to share with others the nutritional information that has helped him to regain his brain function, in hopes of changing lives and helping others improve their brains.