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Rachel Clarkson

HCPC Registered Dietitian
RD MSc PGDip BSc

Rachel is on a mission to support you to reach optimum health through diet and lifestyle. She is passionate about educating clients in order that they can make informed dietary choices, based on strong scientific evidence.

Rachel's Story

Worked within the NHS at Chelsea and Westminster hospital before setting up her private practice.

A Masters degree in Nutritional science at King’s College London allowed her to study Nutrition at a molecular and biochemical level. Rachel’s research in epigenetics has since been published in how diet affects DNA expression.

Further Qualifications

Since qualifying Rachel has continued her professional development undertaking further courses to enhance her expert skills:

  • LOW FODMAP diet – King’s College London
  • Food as medicine – Monash University
  • Food and inflammation – Monash University
  • Food and our genes – Monash University
  • Work Ready (Corporate nutrition) – British Dietetic Association

Laboratory research in inflammation during a Biomedical Science BSc inspired Rachel to become an expert in preventing this underlying cause of chronic disease.

A further 2 years of training in Dietetics at King’s College London taught Rachel expert skills in the treatment and management of medical conditions. She carried out clinical training at world renowned hospitals including The Royal Marsden (Cancer specialist hospital), Imperial College Trust and St Thomas’s Hospital.

Governing Bodies

Rachel is a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and registered with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC), where she is regulated by law, and governed by an ethical code to ensure that she always works to the highest standard.

Worked within the NHS at Chelsea and Westminster hospital before setting up her private practice.

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Laboratory research in inflammation during a Biomedical Science BSc inspired Rachel to become an expert in preventing this underlying cause of chronic disease.

A Masters degree in Nutritional science at King’s College London allowed her to study Nutrition at a molecular and biochemical level. Rachel’s research in epigenetics has since been published in how diet affects DNA expression.

A further 2 years of training in Dietetics at King’s College London taught Rachel expert skills in the treatment and management of medical conditions. She carried out clinical training at world renowned hospitals including The Royal Marsden (Cancer specialist hospital), Imperial College Trust and St Thomas’s Hospital.

Further Qualifications

Since qualifying Rachel has continued her professional development undertaking further courses to enhance her expert skills:

  • LOW FODMAP diet – King’s College London
  • Food as medicine – Monash University
  • Food and inflammation – Monash University
  • Food and our genes – Monash University
  • Work Ready (Corporate nutrition) – British Dietetic Association

Governing Bodies

Rachel is a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and registered with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC), where she is regulated by law, and governed by an ethical code to ensure that she always works to the highest standard.

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BDA The Association of UK Dietitians
HCPC Registered

What is a Dietitian?

Registered Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and medical conditions, working with both healthy and sick people.

What does a Dietitian do?

Uniquely, Dietitians use the most up-to-date scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices based on their lifestyle and disease.

What is the difference between a Nutritionist and a Dietitian?

Nutritionists are however qualified to treat healthy individuals where as Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that use nutrition to manage and treat medical disease.

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Rachel can help you if:

You want to optimise your health/performance/energy levels
You are thinking about changing your diet and want advice about nutrient adequacy
You want to improve your mood
You have been diagnosed with a medical condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, HIV, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome etc
You are going through cancer treatment and would benefit from symptom management and want to optimise treatment
You suffer with digestive problems such as IBS, constipation or coeliac disease
You are wanting or needing to lose weight
You need to put weight on following a spell of ill-health or as the result of a medical condition
You want to maximise your chances to become pregnant or you are pregnant
You think you have an allergy or intolerance to a certain food
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