What's Going on in the Brain?

Brains are extremely complex systems, containing billions of neurons making pathway connections, or wiring, based on emotions and experiences. Continued similar responses strengthen and reinforce the wiring, rendering it an automatic response, or simply put, a habit. However, with conscious effort and the consistent, purposeful practice of new habits, neural pathways can be rewired. Unhealthy habits can be replaced with healthier ones. Eating disorders are mental illnesses that can be treated using these scientific facts about the amazing neuroplasticity of the brain.