Margarita Restrepo is the art director, founder and editor-in-chief of the award winning publication Naked Food magazine. She is the leading Naked Food Chef, author of the Naked Food eCookbook, the Wholiday Cookbook, The Wholeoween Cookbook, The Green Carpet Menus, and co-author of the Master Plants Cookbook. She is also the developer of many of naked food magazine’s recipes.
Margarita is also founder of the International Association of Reversive Medicine, and the founder of WFPB.ORG, a non-profit organization that empowers human and planetary health through a plant-based lifestyle. Margarita is the author of the evidence-based Universal Guideline for Human and Planetary Health available in over 5 different languages. She has brought the plant-based movement into the limelight in the United States, Canada, and Latin America through a stylish and practical approach to cohesive / wholistic education pioneering human and planetary health and sustainability as a whole.
After losing her boyfriend and music partner to a stage IV brain cancer (GBM) in January 2012, she felt the responsibility to help as many people as possible, including herself, to understand the importance of nutrition and lifestyle choices in the prevention and reversal of diseases. Following a whole food, plant-based diet helped decrease the growth of her boyfriend’s terminal brain cancer tumors by 25 percent in 3 months. He was given 10-30 days to live after diagnosis. She had also been diagnosed with anxiety attacks, cystic fibrosis, and a severe iodine deficiency, before following the Naked Food Diet.
I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.
– Margarita Restrepo
Naked Food Magazine was created to honor her boyfriend’s valorous and courageous experience with terminal cancer, and it is dedicated to every human and non-human life that has been lost to misguidance and unawareness. Learn more about her story and inspiration.
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Margarita on the Media:
- Feature on the T. Colin Campbell’s Center For Nutrition Studies
- Feature on Forks Over Knives
- Feature on the documentary Eating You Alive
- Feature on Dr. McDougall’s Newsletter
- Interview with Love Goodly
- Interview on RadioMD – Wellness for Life Radio
- Interview with Wholevana
- The Achievable Way To Optimum Health – Interview with Howard Jacobson, Plant Yourself
- Interview with The Greens Diva’s Snow
- Interview with Dr. Suzzane’s Wellness For Life – Naked Foods and Lund Health
- Interview with The Pink Collar Business Center
- Interview with Mr. Magazine
February 17, 2023
your recent e mail recommended a book “Tripping over the truth” about the Warburg theory of cancer causation. The author seems to conclude that a ketogenic diet is the best approach for cancer management which is a departure from your usual approach. Do you have different information to now promote the ketogenic diet
March 2, 2023
Hello! Ketogenesis is achieved through calorie restriction; a state where the body utilizes its stored fat. Our approach is based in a whole food, plant-based nutritional approach.
August 22, 2018
Hi Margarita, hope your sun is shining ?. Today I was grocery shopping and got to the checkout and remembers I need to get some reusable shopping bags. Looked around and didn’t see any bags that inspired me (i shop at diffent food stores to the best I can find). I thought to myself, “i would love a reusable Naked Food bag with gorgeous art that would bring me joy just looking or carrying it ?. Maybe a beautiful bag that’s available at the season changes …haha. Any way, wishing you well and maybe this is something for you to kick around. Btw I’m excited about the expo coming up. I hope to go in 2019 Florida ? all the best
August 23, 2018
Hi Rodney, thank you for your beautiful message! We do have a natural fiber bag that you may like, take a look at it. We would love to see you in #wholexpo next time around <3 Blessings, love, and health.
April 13, 2016
Yes :) surrounded by that, connected with people who desire life, and live their values, honoring them in mind and expression. You are in that picture ☀️! The naked magazine does belong to us all, only because you have made it so (,,,).
Sharing this feels great. I think it’s because the love for life is felt so strong and the journey towards amazing health in mind, body and purpose is of highest value. No doubt we could talk of food, Gerson, transformation, outdoors, nature, awareness of it all, within and without, un-hijacking the life smothered in pain..yeah.
LOL Margarita, I just want to go trail hiking now.
April 13, 2016
Dear Margarita, it’s beautiful. The message, the art, the food, the color, the story, the people. My eyes fill with happy rain as i write this note and I’m swelling with excitement for life while reading the magazine and surfing the web site. So inspiring. It resonates within. Some times it’s as if I don’t even have to read, so much leaps off the pages. It’s beautiful. Your values and vision and excitement shine thru it all.
Today while reading the new spring magazine, I was carried in thought to a desire of creating a beautiful kitchen with a fresh produce stand built on top of the counters with automatic mist keeping them delightful. Loaded with wonderful veggies. Just to look at them in their setting would be energizing. Beside it is my amazing juicer, basking in a sun lit room. (carefree smiles)
To your joy and success,
April 13, 2016
Dear Ron, it is absolutely an honor to have you as a reader and to receive this message from you. There is a lot of heart put into the pages of Naked Food, and I am filled with joy to know that it comes across. This magazine is only a way to give a voice to the amazing people who have done so much for us by bringing the message of Food as Medicine to the world. The magazine belongs to all of us because the information affects all of us. What a beautiful thought you had! Yes! Count me in that picture as well! There is nothing more beautiful than to be surrounded by life, nature, and tons of colorful and living foods! <3 :)