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Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia.
Have you ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Well, that can be true in many ways. Not only does our diet affect our weight and physical health, it can also impact your mental health as well.
Studies show that these foods can help to improve your mood:

  • Protein-packed foods such as eggs and chicken can help to release more dopamine and norepinephrine, which will boost your mood and give you sustainable energy.
  • Vitamin D has been shown to help relieve certain mood disorders. You can get more vitamin D in your system through exposure to sunlight, adding a daily vitamin, or eating more egg yolks and drinking more low-fat or soy milk.
  • The vitamins B-12 and folate can help with depression. Folate can be found in foods like broccoli and oranges, while B-12 can be found lean beef and salmon.
  • Fiber can help to decrease mood swings by slowing the absorption of sugar as well as by releasing more serotonin. You can find fiber in oats and beans.

If you are looking for a way to feel better, both mentally and physically, start to think more about the foods you are putting into your body. For more information about mood foods, visit
For all of your mental healthcare needs in Augusta County, VA, contact us at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine.