Going Viral Podcast

Going Viral Podcast

I am a Nurse Anesthetist, an advanced practice nurse that specializes in Anesthesia. This podcast will discuss health and wellness from the broad to the specific. My aim is to educate while offering a unique perspective on many topics from healthcare to hobbies.

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March 26, 2021 70 min

Matthew speaks with Erik Milosevich.  He is a recently retired 25-year veteran of the Santa Monica Police Department.  Before that, he was a sniper in a recon unit in the US Army.  He is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Krav Maga instructor.  During his tenure as a police officer, he became aware of the need for engaging in self care if he was to be an effective officer and a normally functioning individual.  This led him dow...

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Matthew has an informative and enjoyable discussion with nutritional innovator and wellness writer, Udo Erasmus.  His products, Udo's Choice and Udo's Oils, are carried widely at wellness centers, health food stores, and Whole Foods.  He speaks all over the world including at Tony Robbins and Deepok Chopra events on subjects like nutrition, health, and peace. 
Udo tells his fascinating story of how he came to become a resea...

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In this episode, Matthew speaks with Dustin Dean.  He is a Psychiatric Registered Nurse and a B.E.R.T. Nurse in Minnesota.  That stands for Behavioral Emergency Response Team.  He is also a life coach and a behavioral consultant for a non-profit.  We discuss the effects of COVID-19 on our healthcare provider population, what does a B.E.R.T. nurse do, what kind of de-escalation techniques are generally used, and more mental health t...

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In this episode, Dr Mohammed Al-Ibrahim revisits to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine.  He is an executive and Principal Investigator in a Phase 1, 2, and 3 human research facility where he and his organization participated in and performed the vaccine clinical trials.  This makes him a valuable guest to discuss many questions regarding the vaccine mechanism of action, efficacy, side-effects, distribution, and much more.  I hope you lea...

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In this episode, Matthew has a discussion with Jason Kniola.  He is a licensed therapist that works with individuals suffering from substance use disorder.  He works at the Parkdale Center which is a treatment center that caters mainly to healthcare providers.  Jason integrates meditation in to his therapy and in to his own life.  Matthew and Jason discuss what meditation is and how it can be integrated in to one's life, why it...

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Matthew speaks with Dr Joe Nieusma.  He is a toxicologist that runs a company called Superior Toxicology and Wellness where he has many offerings to promote health and wellness in a toxic environment.  The discussion spans many interesting topics such as pharmacology, food, and immunity.  He offers a program called HOPE (Health Optimization Prescription Evaluation) where he will analyze a client's prescription list and give inf...

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In todays episode, Matthew speaks with Board Certified ER Physician, Dr Jeff Gusky.  He has put his 36 year medical career on hold to work on an initiative to change the population's perspective on how COVID-19 is spread.  His research and statistics are showing that if one takes steps to improve personal immunity, then mass spread can be prevented.  This is cell mediated immunity which he will define and discuss at length in t...

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Part 2 of 2:  In today’s episode, Matthew speaks with Daryl Davis.  He is a musician and activist that works to end racism one person at a time.  His tactics are unique but effective.  Daryl is an African American man that befriends members of the KKK and white supremacy groups to diplomatically show them the err of their ways.  Many of these individuals leave their respective organizations after spending time with Daryl and engagi...

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Part 1 of 2:  In today’s episode, Matthew speaks with Daryl Davis.  He is a musician and activist that works to end racism one person at a time.  His tactics are unique but effective.  Daryl is an African American man that befriends members of the KKK and white supremacy groups to diplomatically show them the err of their ways.  Many of these individuals leave their respective organizations after spending time with Daryl and engagi...

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Today, Matthew has a conversation with Jason Linett.  He is a Hypnotherapist and Entrepreneur who has a successful practice and training facility in Virginia.  He has traveled all over the world speaking and educating on the subject of hypnosis and business.  He is the author of Work Smart Business where he wrote about business including marketing, communication, and leadership.  In this episode, Matthew and Jason take a deep dive ...

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Matthew speaks with Luke DePron, a performance, lifestyle, and fitness coach out of San Diego, CA.  He has a business where he coaches men on living a better life through practices in fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness.  Luke also hosts The Live Great Lifestyle Podcast where he has discussions with experts in many fields regarding health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition. 

Luke's Website:
lukedepron.com

Luke's Podcast:
T...

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Matthew speaks with Todd Steinberg.  He is the CEO of Komuso Design and the co-inventor of a device called the Switch.  It is a device that assists with breathing exercises and meditation.  It is essentially a metal straw that is stainless steel and designed to be attractive enough to wear as a piece of jewelry.  One uses it to facilitate proper breathing exercises and to slow breathing down with switches one from the sympathetic (...

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Matthew speaks with Jon Lowrance.  He is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, an educator, a speaker on the lecture circuit, and the producer and host of The Anesthesia Guidebook Podcast, formerly From the Head of the Bed Podcast. He has been doing the show for over 8 years and recently changed the format and platform to put more focus on anesthesia-related topics.  Matthew and Jon have a conversation about the effects of stre...

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October 1, 2020 7 min

In today's Wellness Break, Matthew discusses hypnosis.  As a Hypnotherapist, Matthew has seen many examples of the misconceptions regarding what hypnosis is, how it works, and how it affects people.  He discusses all of theses issues and how hypnosis can be used as a tool to help a person create outcomes that they wish to create for themselves. 

For more information on hypnosis, check episode 11 where Matthew speaks to a hypnot...

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In this episode, Matthew has a follow-up discussion with Dr Mohammed Al-Ibrahim.  He is an Infectious Disease Physician that is a Senior Primary Investigator at a phase II and III human research facility in Baltimore, MD.  His site is currently one of the facilities working on a COVID-19 vaccine.  They last spoke on episode 5 on April 7 to discuss what we knew about COVID-19 up to that point.  Their follow-up discussion covers less...

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In this episode, Matthew speaks with Dr. Donn Posner.  He is the founder and president of Sleepwell Consultants, a clinical psychologist, and an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  As an expert on sleep, sleep physiology, and insomnia, Dr Posner discusses the differences between healthy sleep, acute and chronic insomnia, and strategies to improve both....

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Matthew has a discussion with Captain Michael Donahue.  He is a former NASA pilot and a former Captain for a private commercial jet airline.  He is currently a flight instructor.  They discuss the concept of self care from the standpoint of how aviation teaches its pilots from the hobbyist to the professional to be self aware and take care of themselves to ensure the highest level of safety.  In this challenging and stressful time,...

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August 6, 2020 11 min

For today's Wellness Break, Matthew discusses the topic of breathing and breathing exercises.  He discusses an introduction of the new book, Breath by James Nester, the benefits of breathing properly, and a breathing exercise for stress management. 
This will be the first of a series of Wellness Breaks on the topic of breathing for health and wellness. 

Check back often for more episodes pertaining to health and wellness and iss...

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July 29, 2020 65 min

In this episode, Matthew has a discussion with Timothy Thomas.  He is a Life Coach out of Seattle, WA.  Tim will discuss exactly what a Life Coach is, how he was trained, and how he helps people make decisions regarding their future trajectories.  They will also delve in to the current societal difficulties and how his profession is relevant to the situation. 

For more information on Tim and his practice, his website is:
timothythom...

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For today's Wellness Break, Matthew talks about Mindfulness Meditation and its benefits.  He will give a background on how he first became interested in the practice and adds a quick and easy description on how it is done.  He then makes some recommendations on some useful apps to get one started in the practice. 

Recommended meditation materials:
Insight Timer App
10% Happier App
Headspace
Aura
10% Happier book by Dan Harris
Meditat...

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