The Appetite Episode 87: BMI: Answering Your Questions About the Body Mass Index (Part 2)

What should you do if a medical provider is offering a treatment recommendation based on your BMI? In the second of a two-part series, Opal Co-Founder and Nutrition Director Julie Church RDN, CEDRD-S, CD is answering this listener question (and others!) about the Body Mass Index. In conversation with host and therapist Carter Umhau, LMHC we’re diving into even more about the racist and unscientific measurement that a Belgian astronomer created without the intention of it becoming our main measurement of health. 




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Thank you to our team…

Editing by Hans Anderson:

Music by Aaron Davidson:

Daniel Guenther at Jack Straw Cultural Center:

Host and Producer Carter Umhau: