OptaVIA: When MLM meets diet culture


Episode 36 | 27 October 2020

On this episode of the Alix Turoff Nutrition podcast, Alix sits down with Sarah Casteel. Sarah is a second year law student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

Show Notes:

She has taken a strong interest in educating her peers about the dangers of multilevel marketing, and hopes to continue that work in the legal arena in her future career. A particular interest of Sarah’s is in the educational efforts to protect vulnerable people — especially women — from predatory MLM diet programs that can be physically and psychologically dangerous and harmful in many ways. She also hopes to give a voice to those who have been hurt or are currently being hurt by these programs.

Some of the topics we covered in this episode include:

  • What does MLM mean?

  • Overview of MLMs: income disclosure, structure, culture, etc

  • Sarah’s personal experience on the OptaVIA 5&1 plan

  • What the OptaVIA diet entails

  • And more!

To learn more about Sarah and check out her awesome MLM content, follow her on instagram at @arealbossbabe and @scasteel13

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