The North Bay Living Foods Community was founded in
2000 by John Kohler and Dr. Rick Dina D.C. who both reside in the North Bay. They
saw a need to start a community to educate and support other people who are into vegan raw
and living foods.
John Kohler - He started out by
juicing with a juiceman juicer he purchased off an infomercial while living in Birmingham,
Alabama. In 1997 He started the Living and Raw
Foods Community Online, which is currently the largest support vehicle for living and
raw foodists worldwide. He is currently studying to be a Doctor of
Naturopathy. He helps supporting people by offering health appliances at discount prices.
Dr. Rick Dina D.C. - Dr. Dina has
been a primarily raw food vegan for the past 13 years. He has a strong foundation in
Natural Hygiene, as well as working with the Hippocrates approach to raw food. He has
worked at both the Hippocrates Health Institute and for the Juiceman Company. Dr. Dina has
been in practice at the Center for Conservative Therapy, a Natural Hygiene fasting
facility in Northern California, for the past 2 1/2 years, as well as in private
Chiropractic practice. His motivational and balanced view of diet and health blends the
best of raw food philosophy with scientific basis and actual clinical experience. Rick has
since moved to Marin County and does Chiropratic
and Nutritional Consulting.