Thursday, May 1, 2014

Happy Celiac Awareness Month

It's May 1, and that means it's the first day of Celiac Awareness Month.

It's a month when hopefully we can tell the world why we're on a gluten-free diet -- not because we think gluten-free food is healthier but because with celiac disease, we have no choice. The world needs to know that gluten-free is not a fad diet.

As Alice Bast, president of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness said, "gluten-free has taken over celiac disease." I'll have more on that in my Times-Union column next month.

Anyway, I'll be doing my part to try and spread the message this month.

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