The Boulder, Colorado, company Crystal River Organics was founded by Douglas Margel in 2010 to produce nutritional food products made with raw, natural, additive-free, and many organic ingredients. The three brands currently marketed by the company are NudeFood Energy Bars, Ultra-Dense Energy Boost, and Licious Organics Raw Honey Cookies. The entire product line is based upon founder Douglas Margel’s concept of “nude” food -- a compression of the term “nutrient-dense.” The food contains ingredients that have high concentrations of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients.
Mr. Margel received his doctor of chiropractic in 1983, graduating from Western States Chiropractic College with honors. Starting in 1990, he ran a Colorado private holistic health practice specializing in clinical nutrition. Additionally, he has been a lecturer and teacher at the University of Colorado, Colorado Mountain College, and the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies.
When he is not advocating for the benefits of a nutrient-dense diet, Douglas Margel devotes much of his time to practicing Buddhist meditation. Furthermore, he is deeply interested in cultures predominantly influenced by Buddhism, and he has visited numerous countries throughout Asia, including India, Nepal, Thailand, and Cambodia.