My Facebook friend Silvana Nardone posted a link to this article on her page. The article is titled “Gluttony Without Gluten” and can be found on the Atlantic’s website (see link below). The author discusses how when she was looking for gluten-free foods on a trip to Italy, she discovered that nearly every pharmacy carried them. The reason, it seems, for the abundance of gluten-free shopping options is because the Italian government pays a monthly stipend to everyone that is prescribed a gluten-free diet. The article states, “The amount varies by region, but many adults get nearly $200 a month.” Could you imagine how wonderful that would be, especially for people in the United States who cannot afford the cost of a gluten-free diet? I mean, let’s face it, the stuff’s expensive.
Thanks, Silvana, for sharing a great article.