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  • Writer's picturePaige Smathers

128: Beyond Halal—Understanding Muslim Practices and Eating Patterns

Rahaf Al Bochi is a registered dietitian and owner of Olive Tree Nutrition LLC. She specializes in diabetes prevention and management and intuitive eating. She also has a special interest in the Mediterranean eating pattern and shares about her experience as a registered dietitian and Muslim.

In this episode, Rahaf gives insight into Muslim practices around food, culture and beliefs. She explains what the term halal means in terms of food and more broadly. She also talks about Ramadan and the cultural and religious meaning behind the altered food pattern during this time. We also discuss the implications of Ramadan on those with special eating concerns such as diabetes or eating disorders.

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