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.