SOURCE: Naked Republic, Inc.

Naked Republic, Inc.

March 31, 2014 07:45 ET

Naked Food Magazine Launches Inaugural Print Issue

Leading Consumer Whole Food, Plant-Based Nutrition Publication Available in Stores Nationwide Starting April 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - Naked Food Magazine, the leading whole food, plant-based nutrition consumer publication, today announced its inaugural print issue, available nationwide the week of April 7, 2014 through a network of retailers including, amongst others, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Earth Fare, Pharmaca, Plum Market, Andronico's, New Seasons Markets, PCC Natural Markets and Natural Grocers.

Initially launched in early 2013 as a free, quarterly digital-only publication, and with a mission to promote a plant-based nutritional approach to reversing and preventing disease, Naked Food Magazine has generated so much interest, both domestically and internationally, that a move to print was the next logical step. Initially, the magazine will publish quarterly, but plans to move to a bi-monthly schedule in 2015.

Founded by Florida-based designer and musician, Margarita Restrepo, the inspiration for the creation of Naked Food Magazine came about following a personal tragedy. In 2012 Margarita's boyfriend and music partner, Thomas, passed away from a Stage IV brain cancer. Adopting a plant-based diet reduced Tom's tumor growth by 25%. Sadly this came too late, and he lost his battle. "What my personal loss brought to my life was enlightening. I realized that the food we eat can be the slowest form of poison or the most powerful form of healing," stated Restrepo. "Prevention and even reversal of disease is already possible. It isn't based on new technologies, lasers, pills, or therapies but on the most basic form of lifestyle medicine -- food. I was inspired to create Naked Food Magazine as an evidence-based nutrition publication with a mission of debunking nutrition myths, as well as educating, inspiring and empowering individuals through the knowledge of what is in their foods, and ultimately choosing local, organic, non-GMO and whole plant foods."

The magazine covers areas such as nutrition, disease prevention and reversal, wellness, fitness, recipes, lifestyle features, and tips. Each issue has keynote interviews with luminaries living a whole foods, plant-based lifestyle, and a regular Naked Rock Star feature that focuses on how high profile figures 'live naked.' The inaugural print issue features actress Laura Prepon, who is best known as one of the stars of the Netflix original series Orange Is The New Black, and the TV sitcom That '70s Show. Prepon talks in depth about her health and fitness regime and her conversion to a whole food, plant-based diet. Dancing With The Stars alumni Lisa Rinna is the featured Naked Rock Star, and she gives her top five pointers for 'living naked.'

Subscription to Naked Food Magazine is $24.95 per year, with discounted rates for multi-year subscribers. It is also available in digital format, which is included as part of the print subscription package or individually at $2.95 per issue or $9.95 per year. Subscription information is available here:

Naked Food Magazine has engaged the services of Portland, Oregon-based nineteen67, a full service brand, marketing and communications agency as the point for media contact and publicity, as well as helping to promote and source editorial through its network of food and celebrity contacts.

"We believe in what Naked Food Magazine is doing. Like many people, and as parents, we're actively committed to making informed choices and educate ourselves when it comes to food and drink and what it contains, from an ecological as well as personal nutrition standpoint," added nineteen67 founder Mark Button. "We're concerned about the rise in incidence of allergies, immunodeficiency diseases and other conditions attributed, at least in part, to lifestyle factors. We want to help make a difference and we're delighted to be working with Margarita and the good people at Naked Food Magazine."

A full list of stores stocking the publication is available on the Naked Food Website. Join the conversation by following Naked Food Magazine on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter (@NakedFoodMag)

About Naked Food Magazine: Naked Food Magazine is an independent print and digital publication with a mission to:

  • Educate, inform, inspire, and empower about a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based nutrition prevent and reverse disease.
  • Educate consumers of the health consequences of consuming processed foods, animal foods and animal derived products, processed sugar, and fad dietary practices.
  • Create awareness about organic, non-toxic, untainted, and locally grown foods, and to encourage calls to action for food labeling, GMOs, CAFOs, and a safer food system.
  • Transform our current disease-care system into an integrative medicine system that focuses on personalized care, nutritional education, prevention, and awareness for both patients and medical professionals.
  • Participate in local and global efforts that build consciousness concerning green practices, and ways to reduce carbon footprint and climate change.

Naked Food Magazine does not have any political, religious, economical, or financial bias.

Naked Food is a national health initiative that proposes the switch from the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) to the New American Kind and Enlightened Diet (N.A.K.E.D.). The initiative focuses on preventing and reversing chronic degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer's, Lower Respiratory Diseases, Nephritis, and Multiple Sclerosis among others. It also addresses other non-deadly conditions that are affecting the current state of health such as obesity, osteoporosis, chronic pain, digestive health, and hypertension, also linked to nutritional factors.