Rachel Clarkson (The DNA Dietitian) RD MSc PGDip BSc
Rachel is a board-certified Dietitian, who is utterly fascinated with science and the impact food has on our DNA, hence she is aptly known as The DNA Dietitian®. She has been featured in The Times, BBC Future, Men’s Health, Tatler, and Cosmopolitan and is known for her acclaimed method - Elevate your wellness and Eat the DNA Way®.
As the UK’s leading Dietitian in Personalised Nutrition, Rachel supports hundreds of people looking for answers to the ever-pervasive question of what to eat and what not to eat. What’s most amazing is that the answers to these questions are all in her patients’ DNA. Imagine that?
This compelling science known as Nutrigenomics, is fast becoming a popular field of study at prestigious establishments around the world, including Harvard University.
Rachel’s goal is to impart knowledge to her patients and provide them with the support they need to achieve their own health goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Intrigued by the manifestation of inflammation, Rachel set her mind to get to the root cause of this chronic disease, whilst studying for her Biomedical Science BSc.
It was during her Master’s degree at King’s College London where Rachel felt empowered to dig deeper and study Nutrition at a molecular and biochemical level. Rachel's findings of how diet affects DNA expression were published in a peer-reviewed journal about Epigenetics.
A further two years at King’s College London in Dietetics provided Rachel with expert skills in the treatment and management of medical conditions. World-renowned hospitals, including The Royal Marsden, Imperial College Trust, and St Thomas’s Hospital, benefited Rachel in her clinical training.
Rachel then worked as a Dietitian under the NHS at Chelsea and Westminster hospital, before starting her own practice on Harley Street which saw the birth of The DNA Dietitian.
Rachel’s extensive work in the dietary treatment of medical disease and health optimisation using diet and DNA has earned her the position of guest lecturer at St Mary’s University. She is also a contributing author to a Nutrigenomic literature review with The University of Toronto.
To be a true expert in any field, learning never stops. Rachel continues to enrich her professional knowledge through ongoing mentorship and education from the head of Nutrigenomics at The University of Toronto. Please visit thednadietitian.co.uk for more information and to see her extensive list of further education.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 14 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
The Association of UK Dietitians
The Association of UK Dietitians
Online video consults (clinic will re-open after lockdown restrictions ease)
Visit my verified patient review page on Doctify:
Joely Walker - Grazia Beauty Editor
"I've learnt so much from Rachel's consultations - how to nourish my body and all-around health. Personalised recommendations based on my DNA test made me think differently about what I put into my body. I feel more motivated than I have in years."
Tara Vaitiere - Former Miss Universe Great Britain
"I sought Rachel’s help after years of constant bloating and pain associated with food.
With Rachel's guidance, we were able to devise a specific program of what foods and in what quantities I'm intolerant to.
I discovered so much about my body and I am back to enjoying food without worrying about the consequences!"
Dr Benji Dhillon - Harley Street Cosmetic Surgeon
"I was thoroughly impressed by Rachel's in-depth analysis of my nutritional status using next generation techniques. As a result I feel better informed of how to optimise my health. Among medical professionals Rachel really does stand out given her wealth of knowledge and I recommend her highly!"
Mo Mobasseri - Cosmetic Dentist
"Rachel explains the complicated science around food and health in such a simple way. After a few sessions I had acquired strategies to overcome barriers to weight loss with personalised recommendations based on the food I enjoy eating. I've never felt lighter, or healthier."
Health Care Professional council (HCPC)
British Dietetic Association (BDA)