Dr. Ritamarie L.


Dr. Ritamarie


Austin, TX

Organizer since:

January 6, 2013


What would you like to learn and experience by participating in this group?

I want to meet new people, inspire and excite others about health and have fun! I want to share my knowledge and experience to help ignite the passion for true healing through self care.

How did you get interested in raw foods and health?

I began my relationship with living foods after a struggle with illness that brought me to research the relationship between diet and health. After a long fast, I began a raw foods diet, and quickly regained my health. Now, almost 23 years later, my level of health and vitality far exceeds what I experienced when I was much younger. I completed both a triathlon and marathon the year I turned 50! I have a passion for teaching, both in group and one-on-one settings, and I appreciates having the opportunity to share my love and skill for preparing healthy and delicious foods.


I have over 20 years experience as a Doctor of Chiropractic certified in Acupuncture, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, HeartMath® coach, certified living foods chef, instructor, coach and teacher and am working on my Herbal Medicine Certification.

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  • Debbie

    It would be great if Dr. Craig Sommers spoke this Saturday. I am enjoying Optimum Health Institute for three weeks and plan to bring two people with me. One is a Doctor of Chiropractic as well. . another has Russian heritage. . I plan to bring fresh sunflower sprouts from Optimum Health Institute. We will bring some fruit too, possibly.
    I am interested in food combining from a practical perspective.

    Nov 19, 2013 9:51 PM
  • andrea

    Hey Dr. I am considering moving to Austin, I am a baby boomer, vegan high raw for 2 years,living in richmond Va, thanxx

    Aug 31, 2012 8:24 PM
  • Mark S.

    Hi Dr. Ritamarie,
    I will be conducting a class next weekend that might be of interest to your raw food group. It will be an Edible Wild Plants Class at Landa Park in New Braunsfels. To learn more about me and the class, please visit: www.primitivete­xas.com

    Mark Suter

    Jul 29, 2011 5:18 PM
  • Kathryn C.

    Austin Raw Food Diet, Vegan Potluck and Information Exchange

    Dr. Ritamarie, I would be interested in hearing you talk at the potluck about what foods we need to combine to increase the absorption of nutrients in our raw food diet. Thank You, Kathy Chase

    Jun 22, 2011 11:39 PM
  • Liz

    Aloha Dr RitaMarie, I am looking forward to meeting you and the circle of enthusiasts. I have recently moved back to Austin after a three year hiatus in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii. I am interested in apprenticing with a live food chef and am intending to connect and enJoy!!! Kindly, Liz G

    Mar 21, 2011 3:16 PM
  • Krystalle K.

    Your New Earth Victory Party

    Welcome to our New Earth Center Meetup, Ritamarie! I invite you to visit us at New Earth Center soon - call us and we will schedule a time to enjoy our center and our spa!

    Jul 20, 2010 1:54 PM
  • Tom

    Ditto and thanks!

    Jul 17, 2010 10:35 PM
  • Darren

    Good to meet you and thanks for having the Raw food pot luck last Sat! I really enjoyed it.

    Feb 05, 2010 1:30 PM
  • Guido A.

    Austin Raw Food Diet, Vegan Potluck and Information Exchange

    I think I have signed up properly, but have not received a confirmation as to where the next meet-up is. I eat more fruits and vegetables raw daily, than most people eat in a week. Looking forward to the potluck!

    Nov 17, 2009 11:23 AM
  • cynthia

    I'm inerested in starting a group of my area. I'd like to attend a couple before I begin. Are there openings in your group

    Sep 27, 2008 1:19 AM
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