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

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.

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 we taught at a well-known raw food culinary school in northern California for 10 years.
  • We are in the process of launching the online version of our Science of Raw Food Nutrition series, called Mastering Raw Food Nutrition and Educator Course

"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 online Mastering Raw Food Nutrition and Educator Course covers 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.

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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.