Much like nutrition and strength training are interdependent while building muscles, what we eat has a significant influence on how the brain heals during recovery. The brain only has so much reserve. The combination of abuse and neglect (poor eating habits; eating disorders) takes an even further toll on mental function. Fortunately, the brain is malleable and with proper nutrients: nerves are regenerated, proper circuitry is restored, neurotransmitters are replaced and optimal brain functioning is possible. New research has revealed how to design a food plan that maximizes the healing of the brain and expedites recovery.