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Dr. Noah Minskoff on How to Combat Seasonal Depression

'Tis the season for depression but it doesn't have to be. Today Dr.Noah Minskoff offers tips on how to avoid depression this winter.

By Dr. Noah MinskoffPublished about a year ago 3 min read

The short days of winter can make you feel like you have a low energy level and can also affect your mood. Studies have shown that people with this condition are more prone to overeating and fatigue when they lack light exposure. Treating this condition includes getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, and exercising regularly. Here are a few effective ways to combat seasonal depression.

Sunlight Exposure

Getting enough sunlight is vital for people with seasonal affective disorder as it provides them with the necessary vitamin D to maintain a healthy and balanced body. Light therapy boxes or dawn simulators are effective ways to improve light exposure, but you can also add a lighter color to your home to make it more natural.

Staying Busy

Before winter, start setting goals and developing a schedule that fits your needs. Having a set of plans can help keep you focused on the positive and prevent you from getting tired. Regular work is one of the most effective ways to keep yourself motivated. Whether sorting out a cluttered closet or organizing your photos, routine work can help keep you motivated and provide a sense of accomplishment.

Physical Activity

Getting active in the winter can be challenging, as the cold weather can affect your motivation. However, maintaining a consistent exercise schedule can keep your spirits high and prevent you from getting tired. One of the best ways to keep yourself entertained is by participating in outdoor activities such as snowshoeing or ice skating.

Healthy Diet

Getting enough vitamin D and eating healthy food are also important during winter, as they can help keep you satisfied and motivated. Some of the best ways to supplement your vitamin D intake are by consuming a variety of fish and seafood, as well as fortified milk and egg yolks. When you’re tired and hungry, try avoiding caffeinated beverages and instead focus on eating healthy carbohydrates such as brown rice, popcorn, and pretzels.

Talk to Your Doctor

If you’re suffering from seasonal affective disorder, then it’s essential that you seek medical help. Individuals with this condition can experience intense periods of depression, including a loss of interest and energy and a lack of focus.

About Dr. Noah Minskoff

Those who are familiar with Dr. Noah Minskoff would describe him as talented, highly-focused, and relentless in his quest to push positive change. In addition to his innate skills, Dr. Minskoff has a background in intellectual property formation, biotechnology production, device design and development, and consumer-facing healthcare. He stands out from his competitors by having a skill set that is one-of-a-kind, combining traditional medicine with global research and governance to achieve his goals. Throughout his lengthy career, he has built a solid reputation for inventing innovative, revolutionary medical and commercial equipment and goods.

Noah began his education at Boise State University. He earned a double bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular and Cell Biology. While completing his undergraduate education, he was hired to teach a chemistry class. In addition to his workload and teaching responsibilities, Noah was also put in charge of overseeing other student researchers and details of their respective projects, and coordinating research teams with the Physics and Engineering departments. These projects were funded by the Department of Energy, the NIH, and the National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA).

Several of Noah’s projects have centered around the field of micro electrochemical technology. For the NNSA, Noah and his team were heavily engaged in the creation of sensors for the detection of uranium and plutonium in water. Noah also collaborated with the University’s Physics department on the development of a lab on a chip protein-sensing panel that was based on an electrochemical sensor.

After graduation, Noah attended the University of Utah School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree in Human Medicine and studied Technology and Business Development at the David Eccles School of Business. Noah co-founded his first company, Apex Vapor, LLC, which served as the precursor to his next company, Thermo-Essence Technologies.

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Dr. Noah Minskoff

Currently living in Palo Alto, California, Dr. Noah Minskoff is most prominently known as the Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Strategy Officer of InnovoSciences. To learn more about him, visit DrNoahMinskoff.net!

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