As of January 23rd, Tracie Hittman Nutrition has an intern! I am pleased to introduce you to Greg Aspenson. He will be working with me over the next few months as he wraps up his degree.
Greg is in the process of completing his course work in Community Health Education at UW-La Crosse. In addition to that required course work, he has done extensive side study and personal research on nutrition information you will recognize if you have worked with me in any capacity. Greg is very familiar with names like Ray Peat and Weston A. Price, as well as terms like “balanced blood sugar” and “healthy fats.” As you can imagine, we get along wonderfully. He will receive his degree upon completion of this internship.
Greg is originally from Onalaska, WI and he considers himself to be a bit of a non-conformist. Greg has always been interested in nutrition and health but it has taken him a little time to understand that this is his passion. Much like me, Greg spent some time traveling and tried out a couple of career paths prior to committing to the nutrition and health profession. Prior to enrolling at UW-La Crosse, he studying in computers and business. His passion for nutrition was finally ignited as he learned more and more about the food industry and the impact it had on the health of those around him.
According to Greg, “I discovered Sean Croxton about four years ago. At the time he was The Food Dude on YouTube, which is now known as Underground Wellness. It was the first time I had heard anyone talk about nutrition information that went against the status quo and it made me curious to learn more. Through studying and seeking out like-minded people, I found other nutrition professionals with similar ideas, who were writing about their own thoughts and skepticism. Along the way, I heard about Dr. Ray Peat and his work. All of those things made me rethink health and nutrition in the same ways that Tracie does. In particular, Dr. Peat’s article on ‘The Great Fish Oil Experiment’ made me look at things differently and pursue more alternative theories and research.”
Greg initially discovered me through a blog post that was posted on Facebook. He contacted me last February and we have been talking ever since. We enthusiastically decided that it would be great if he came to Madison to do his internship with me. Greg says that, “one of the things I really appreciate about Tracie and her practice is her low-key style and her compassion for all of her clients, wherever they are on their own journeys to health.” It’s a mind-set he connected to right away and he feels lucky to be working with Tracie Hittman Nutrition.
I am thrilled to be working with Greg also. He has independently come to the same conclusions on nutrition, health and wellness that I have. We share an interest in looking into the roots of the health problems facing our society and we both have curious and skeptical minds. We want to take a holistic approach to personal health with an emphasis on the impact of food and nutrition. .
Please be sure to introduce yourself to Greg and offer him a warm hello.