Rachel Lucke, MS, CNS, LDN
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Getting to Know Rachel
Rachel grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, which she still calls home. She came to a career in nutrition through her love of food and cooking. When she isn’t in the kitchen or working with clients, Rachel enjoys wandering in the woods to hike and forage, going to the gym or yoga studio, taking road trips, and enjoying the company of her son.
Rachel Lucke is a Licensed Nutritionist and a Certified Nutrition Specialist practitioner through the American Nutrition Association. She has a decade of experience as a clinical nutritionist taking a personalized and functional approach to use food to address the root cause of symptoms and guide clients toward optimal health.
Rachel earned a Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she also completed advanced training in Herbal Studies. She has specialized training in psychology, gastrointestinal health, hormonal health, and culinary medicine.
Rachel provides personalized nutrition coaching with an emphasis on building therapeutic relationships that are rooted in compassion and trust. She specializes in making practical recommendations to support digestive health, hormonal health, and prenatal and postpartum women. Rachel emphasizes the importance of not just what you eat, but also how you eat. She helps pediatric and adult clients eat with mindfulness and have a healthy relationship with food.
Rachel has been interested in holistic health and herbal medicine for as long as she can remember. Now, as a mom of a child with food allergies, Rachel understands deeply how overwhelming dietary restrictions can feel. She also knows that stress has a profound impact on our health. Rachel has developed tools to help clients strategize and simplify so diet doesn’t become just another stressor. Rachel’s clients appreciate her willingness to listen to and partner with them to make lifestyle changes that work and stick.
Rachel is a Professional Member of the American Nutrition Association. She serves on the Credential Council for the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS) and is a BCNS-approved supervisor for CNS candidates.
Rachel has taught at Maryland University of Integrative Health, serving as lead faculty for the nutrition student teaching clinic. She also offers specialized courses and continuing education for CNS candidates and practitioners.
Rachel is knowledgeable about holistic nutrition and creative in thinking up new solutions for problems. She is professional and competent while also being an excellent listener and a caring ally for her clients. I appreciate Rachel's ability to help me manage my concerns and navigate the overwhelming amount of nutritional information available in today's world. Her guidance and support have been and continue to be tremendously helpful. –A.C.
Rachel is the fourth nutritionist I've seen, and she has blown everyone else out of the water! –L.K.
After being diagnosed with microscopic colitis, I was prescribed a powerful drug to control my spastic colon. I took the drug for 1 ½ years, but I wanted to try to come off the medicine. A friend recommended Rachel, and we worked together for 6 months. Now I am totally off my medication. By eliminating foods that triggered my colon to spasm and adding good foods into my diet, I am feeling so much better. Thank you Rachel! –L.F.
With her guidance and coaching, Rachel has been a game-changer! –A.A.
The ability to go from guidance and mentorship to transform my approach to holistic nutritional methods and consistent exercise has morphed into a self-sufficient way of life. Throughout this journey, I was able to define my nutritional needs as well as pinpoint causes of my digestive obstacles. Rachel taught me accountability and self-motivation, which are essential to successful healthy living. Thank you Rachel, for being an encouraging nutritionist! –L.S.