The Lady behind the Nutrition
Alice Benskin graduated in 2013 with a BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Science. Her dissertation was obesity focused, and explored effects of obesity on type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and Cardiovascular development. She is currently studying an MSc in Personalised Nutrition, exploring effects of obesity and inflammation on the development of chronic diseases, and personalisation of scientific, evidence-based nutritional strategies and interventions to meet individual requirements.
“It was about eleven years ago, when I was thirteen. My youngest brother, who has unfortunately had many health challenges, went to see a nutritional therapist. She suggested some dietary changes, and I excitedly got on board. Soon after I read a wonderful book called “The Maker’s Diet” by Jordan S. Rubin. Jordan was chronically ill with IBD, but was able to regain his health through nutrition. This knowledge of nutrition proved useful, both in supporting my brother and also my dad, who has type II diabetes.”