We teach an educated, intelligent, and rational approach to raw food nutrition

We are happy to announce our free online interview series:


Do you want to experience supercharged health? Have you ever wondered why some raw foodists continue to thrive year after year and decade after decade, while others don't stick with it? What is the difference between those who stick with it and those who don't?

On the Raw For Life Summit, over 25 of the top long-term raw food educators and plant-based doctors address these questions and more.

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Each speaker has been on this path for a minimum of 15 to 20 years and most of them for much longer. They will share with you why raw foods play a vital role in a healthy diet, how they structure their own diets, and what has kept them eating this way decade after decade.

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You'll learn how to:

  • Get the most out of your diet
  • Experience the health results you're seeking
  • Break down the hurdles that can make raw foods unnecessarily difficult

In short, you'll learn the success secrets for a lifetime of supercharged health!

The event runs from April 4th through May 3rd, which includes a three-day replay of the interviews at the end, so you can listen to interviews you've missed and re-listen to your favorites!

We invite you to join us! Click here now to register

To see our amazing lineup of inspiring speakers, click here to register for this unprecedented event. It's free.

Here are our 2016 Science of Raw Food Nutrition class dates:

Science of Raw Food Nutrition I - January 30 - 31

Science of Raw Food Nutrition I - April 14 - 15

Science of Raw Food Nutrition II - April 16 - 20

Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification Course - April 21 - 22

Science of Raw Food Nutrition III - April 24 - 27

Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification Course - April 28 - 29

These classes are taught in person by us at Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, CA. Please click here for more information.

Our book, The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook: An Essential Guide to Understanding Raw Food Diets is now available for sale on Amazon:

In this book, we cover the “where do you get your” questions, like where do you get your protein, B12, vitamin D, omega 3 fats and more. We provide updated research-based information on classic raw food topics like enzymes, food combining, and raw plant sources of important vitamins and minerals. We also discuss the different approaches to raw food and how raw food diets compare nutritionally to other dietary approaches, and much more.

Check out our program "Overcoming Nutrient Concerns on a Raw Food Lifestyle"

In this program,  Dr. Rick will share with you critical information about proper nutrient levels on a raw vegan diet and how to achieve them based on his 28 years of clinical, research, teaching, and personal experience in raw vegan nutrition.

You may read more information about the program and register at the following link:


Drs. Rick Dina, D.C. has been thriving on a mostly raw, low glycemic, gluten free plant-based diet since 1987. He combines his personal, clinical, and research experience into a highly effective, scientifically valid approach to nutrition for his patients and students in the real world. He is the co-author, along with his wife Dr. Karin Dina, D.C., of The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook and the highly acclaimed Science of Raw Food Nutrition curriculum taught to hundreds of students from all over the world, and maintains an international lab testing and nutrition consulting practice.

What distinguishes Drs. Rick and Karin Dina, D.C. from other raw food and plant-based nutrition educators:

  • We are licensed clinicians.
  • We have been teaching, researching, and practicing raw food nutrition for over 25 years each - that's over 50 years of collective experience between us.
  • Our information is grounded in reliable peer-reviewed research.
  • We are the developers and instructors of the Science of Raw Food Nutrition series of classes at the Living Light Culinary Institute, where we have been teaching since 2006.
  • Our in-person Science of Raw Food Nutrition curriculum is state-licensed by the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education. No other raw food nutrition program in the US or the rest of the world can say this.

"The [SRFN I] class is information packed in an understandable progression linking it all together. Really enjoyed the real-life analogies! Entertaining and informative."

Lisa, California

"Pleasantly surprised the quality of information was evidence-based AND of a level to actually educate. This should be a college-credit course..."


The amount of information about raw food, vegan, vegetarian, plant-based diets, and nutrition in general available today is endless and often times contradictory ..... Are you interested in knowing whether or not there is reliable science to substantiate this information?

"Drs. Rick and Karin bring clarity to the topic of nutrition by cutting through all of the 'noise' that's out there. They offer scientifically proven information in a style that's easy for a novice to understand."

Faith, California

We enjoy exploring all aspects of raw food, health, and nutrition and have spent collectively over 50 years practicing the raw food lifestyle and educating ourselves about the science behind the claims. The information that we have found has been fascinating, often surprising, and very eye-opening. Our courses provide answers to common questions about plant-based raw food diets and beyond, and are presented in a fun and easy to understand format. No other raw food educator combines our doctorate-level education, research, clinical, and personal experience with raw food nutrition the way we do.

"If you want to build a base to your nutritional education, this course is the best that I know of. Excellent information to use or teach."

Mike, Pennsylvania

"Well presented with little bias. Thanks for being such a cute and [self-proclaimed] nerd couple and digesting all this information into an easily absorbed class for us laymen/women."

Ian, British Columbia

"Packed full of useful info that you won't find in other trainings!"


Our comprehensive series of classes on the Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ at the Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, California cover hot topics in raw food nutrition including:

    • Raw plant sources of iron, calcium, protein, vitamin B12, and essential fatty acids
    • Blood sugar
    • pH balance
    • Food changes from cooking
    • Anti-inflammatory nutrition
    • Weight management
    • Anti-aging and longevity
    • And much more...

We enjoy making complex scientific concepts entertaining and easily understandable for the non-scientific person and provide greater clarity, depth, and perspective for those with a science or nutrition background. This is a great course for chefs, health educators, or anyone else who wants to have the knowledge base to achieve their their health goals by gaining a greater understanding of scientifically-based raw plant-based nutrition.

Click here to learn more about our in-person classes.

Click here to read answers to frequently asked questions about our classes

Click here to read more comments about our classes by our students!

Click here to learn about Science of Raw Food Nutrition I online

Our mission is to convey to our students accurate, scientifically-based, user-friendly information about plant-based nutrition, designed to create a learning experience that will assist and empower those on the path to greater health and well-being.

Because we offer on this page a link to our book for sale on Amazon.com we provide the following information: Raw Food Education, LLC is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.