Balaster on the Brain


Cavin Balaster is a brain injury survivor and thriver, about whom we’ve blogged before.  To his list of credits we can now add mover and shaker, as Cavin is actively organizing the first functional neurology, developmental optometry, and nootropics summit with expert interviews sharing safe and effective methods for brain optimization, neurorehabilitation, and brain development.  The summit will clearly promote the integrative approaches of functional medicine, functional neurology, and neuro-optometry.

Who is the target audience for this summit?

  • Patients diagnosed with Brain injury/disease: TBI and stroke community, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) community, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) community, and Parkinson’s community.
  • Nootropics community (everyday people interested in ways to “hack” their brain function): People into “smart drugs”: supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function.
  • Practitioners who work with neurological conditions: Therapists (PTs, OTs, VTs, SLPs, etc.), functional neurologists, neuro-optometrists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neurologists, neurobiologists, neurosurgeons.

For more information on the summit, visit


4 thoughts on “Balaster on the Brain

  1. The link takes me to a fund raising site. I applaud his efforts, but “you gotta pay to play” isn’t going to help my patients. Also, most brain injured patients aren’t going to get much from a series of online infomercials which is what this sounds like.

    • I understand your concerns, but have chosen to look at it in a more positive light as funded networking. Cavin is an individual rather than an institution, and a summit of this nature – with his targeted network of professionals and patients interacting – would not likely occur without funding. This is the new era of crowd-funding and kickstarting, and I admire the way Cavin is going about it. He is being very transparent, and I see it more as the power of social media with full disclosure, rather than as a paid informercial – but I’ll leave that to the public to decide.

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