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Eat Naked Manifesto

Eating naked will give your body everything it needs to truly thrive.

Naked food is:

  • Fresh, local, seasonal. The fresher the food, the more nutrient-dense it is.
  • Organic. Grown without toxic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
  • Grown or raised in harmony with our natural world, honoring the environment, animals, farmers, local economies, and our health. This is food you can feel good about.
  • Whole, unrefined, and unpackaged. As soon as food is modified, its nutritional value is compromised.
  • Prepared properly, so that the food’s nutritional value is preserved, even enhanced.
  • Homemade. You’re in control.
  • Mighty tasty. Fresh food tastes better. Period.

And eating naked isn’t just about your food. It’s a lifestyle.

:: It’s about taking off the extras and living a richer, simpler life.

:: It’s about authenticity, peeling back the layers to reveal your true self.

:: It’s about removing the barriers we create between us and the world around us, living in harmony with our environment, our communities, our families, our selves.

Wanna get naked?

There are lots of ways to strip your diet of all the extras and get down to the pure, living, nourishing essentials.

  • Sign up for my newsletter (scroll up and enter your name and email in the green box that says Subscribe on the right) and receive a free introductory program to strip your food of the extras – How to Get Naked in 10 weeks
  • Try out some of the free recipes we post regularly.
  • Check out some of our free cooking videos to get you rocking and rolling in the kitchen like a pro.
  • Buy the book or cookbook. Eat Naked is your primer for eating naked, shopping naked, and cooking naked. It has everything you need to transition from your current diet to a naked diet. Its follow up cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook, has over 170 gluten-free family-friendly recipes that will keep both your tummy and taste buds very happy.
  • Contact Margaret for some one-on-one nutritional counseling. She works with clients all over North America and Europe. Check out what they have to say.

About

My name is Margaret and I eat naked.

Margaret Floyd, NTP HHC

That’s really all you need to know about me, but if you’re curious to know more… I love food and everything about it: growing it, cooking it, eating it, healing with it, talking about it, understanding it, relating to it.

Food is such an integral part of our life. We have to eat it multiple times a day just to survive and, as one of my teachers said, “We are, at our most basic level, walking food.” True that.

I had my first powerful experience with the fundamental importance of food in my mid-20s when a change to my diet resolved a chronic skin condition I’d struggled with for years. At the time I was deeply immersed in the world of social ventures and business consulting, first with the boutique consultancy Spark Strategies and then as VP Member Development with Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.

Fast forward a few years and I realized my true calling was food and health, and, more specifically, using the former to achieve the latter. I became a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant (NTC) at the Nutritional Therapy Association (a school I recommend highly if you’re considering a career in nutrition) and then drew inspiration from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition where I learned from some of the top minds in the field (personal favorites were Sally Fallon of the Weston A Price Foundation, Dr. Mark Hyman, and Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way). Since then, I’ve become a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist and also studied with the incredible Mark David at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

I now work with clients all over North America and Europe, helping them resolve health issues, learn how to eat for their body to thrive, and heal their relationship with food. It’s juicy stuff, and so rewarding.

In June 2011 my first book, Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You, was released with New Harbinger Publications, and in May 2012 we launched its recipe follow-up, The Naked Foods Cookbook: The Whole-Foods, Healthy-Fats, Gluten-Free Guide to Losing Weight and Feeling Great, with the amazing Chef James Barry. I blog here as well as guest author on several other health-related blogs. I still do a little business coaching here and there, but mostly focus these talents on supporting my NTP peers in a Business Class for NTPs that I lead annually.

Thanks so much for popping by and if you like what you see, subscribe to my newsletter (see the subscribe box up to your right) and I’ll send you recipes, articles, updates, and a complementary 10-week guide to getting naked.


Chef James Barry, CHFS

From Margaret: A couple of fateful years ago, when I was in the middle of writing my first book Eat Naked, I happened to meet a cute and very knowledgeable chef at a group training run. We got to chatting and discovered a mutual love of food and very similar beliefs around its importance to health. We started working together on the Cook Naked chapter of the book, and I was so impressed with his passion and culinary abilities (not to mention his gluten-free peanut butter cookies) that I married him. True story.

Chef James Barry has been in the culinary field for over 15 years! A brilliant personal chef and previous owner of the Los Angeles based healthy (naked!) meal delivery company Wholesome2Go. Chef James co-authored the recipe section of Eat Naked as well as the cookbook follow-up, The Naked Foods Cookbook and he supports our Eat Naked clients with creative recipes, menu planning tips, and all sorts of great strategies to make eating naked fun and seriously delicious.

Chef James learned to scramble an egg at the ripe age of four and has been passionate about cooking ever since. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts in New York (from which he received the perfect attendance award – something he’s very proud of), James has served as a private chef to many A-list celebrities, helping them reach their optimum health. His healthy and tasty style of cooking had such positive response that he started Wholesome2Go, a healthy high-quality food delivery company that he owned (blood, sweat and tears) for 8 years. While it still exists in Los Angeles, Chef James is no longer connected to the company and therefore, cannot vouch for the quality of food or service.

Whether traveling cross-country as the vegan/vegetarian chef on the Van’s Warped tour or in Europe with his celebrity clients, James is constantly making efforts towards assisting those that want to live healthier lifestyles. He has also been certified as a Healing Food Specialist and a Massage Technician. If you’re looking to hire a private chef for a specific amount of time or have a special day you want catered, you can contact him to inquire his availability. Chef James also trains household staff to cook for your special dietary needs and can be a resource for helping you to find a private chef in your area.

Contact

The best way to reach the Eat Naked office is by email: info@eatnakednow.com
If phone’s your preference, try our main office number: 323-375-4415

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Disclaimer

GOAL: My goal is to encourage people to become knowledgeable about and responsible for their own health, and to bring it to a personal optimum level. Nutritional therapy is designed to improve your health, but is not designed to treat any specific disease or medical condition. Reaching the goal of optimum health, absent other non-nutritional complicating factors, requires a sincere commitment from you, possible lifestyle changes, and a positive attitude. A Nutritional Therapist is trained to evaluate your nutritional needs and make recommendations of dietary change and nutritional supplements. A Nutritional Therapist is not trained to provide medical diagnoses, and no comment or recommendation should be construed as being a medical diagnosis. Since every human being is unique, I cannot guarantee any specific result from my programs.

HEALTH CONCERNS: If you suffer from a medical or pathological condition, you need to consult with an appropriate healthcare provider. A Nutritional Therapist is not a substitute for your family physician or other appropriate healthcare provider. A Nutritional Therapist is not trained nor licensed to diagnose or treat pathological conditions, illnesses, injuries, or diseases.

If you are under the care of another healthcare provider, it is important that you contact your other healthcare providers and alert them to your use of nutritional supplements. Nutritional therapy may be a beneficial adjunct to more traditional care, and it may also alter your need for medication, so it is important you always keep your physician informed of changes in your nutritional program.

If you are using medications of any kind, you are required to alert the Nutritional Therapist to such use, as well as to discuss any potential interactions between medications and nutritional products with your pharmacist. If you have any physical or emotional reaction to nutritional therapy, discontinue their use immediately, and contact your Nutritional Therapist to ascertain if the reaction is adverse or an indication of the natural course of the body’s adjustment to the therapy.

COMMUNICATION: Every client is an individual, and it is not possible to determine in advance how your system will react to the supplements you need. It is sometimes necessary to adjust your program as we proceed until your body can begin to properly accept products geared to correct the imbalance. It is your responsibility to do your part by using your nutrition guidelines, exercise your body and mind sufficiently to bring your emotions into a positive balance, eat a proper diet, get plenty of rest, and learn about nutrition. You must stay in contact with the Nutritional Therapist so we can let you know what is happening and the best course of action.

You should request your other healthcare provider, if any, to feel free to contact me for answers to any questions they may have regarding nutritional therapy.

LICENSURE. A Nutritional Therapist is not licensed or certified by any state. However, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner ™ is trained by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc.® which provides a certificate of completion to students who have successfully met all course requirements, including a written and practical exam. A license to practice Nutritional Therapy is not required in some states. Laws and regulations regarding certification and licensure requirements differ from state to state.