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How to Easily Go Gluten-Free or Paleo EP066

‘It’s too hard.’ ‘It’s too expensive.’ ‘It’s time-consuming.’ ‘My family won’t support me.’

There are lots of excuses why you can’t go gluten-free or Paleo, but the Gluten Free RN argues that if it’s hard, you’re doing it wrong. And today, she’s prepared to explain how to easily go gluten-free or Paleo and either maintain or regain your health.

Nadine begins with a discussion of the connection between food and pain or discomfort. She explains how the processed, non-food that most people consume causes damage that prevents us from absorbing the nutrients our bodies need. She offers insight around where to go for gluten-free, organic food and how to jump-start a gluten-free or Paleo diet.

The Gluten Free RN provides tips on taking control of your food choices, trying new foods, and gluten-free cooking—minus the cheap fillers. She also outlines a shopping list for nutrient-dense foods that will heal your leaky gut and feed your neurologic system. Listen in and learn the easy way to go gluten-free or Paleo and optimize your health!

What’s Discussed: 

The value in recognizing how you feel

  • Shouldn’t have pain, discomfort daily
  • Underlying cause traced back to food

Nadine’s response to excuses for not going gluten-free

  • No more expensive, must buy food anyway
  • Food is medicine, good choices can improve health

How to avoid non-food with empty calories

  • Stay away from soda, sugary coffees
  • Pass up highly processed and fast non-food

The difference between organic and conventional food

  • Conventional food—herbicides, pesticides, genetically modified
  • Roundup causes leaky gut, even in absence of celiac disease

Nadine’s suggestions around where to go for gluten-free food

  • Grocery stores that cater to gluten-free population
  • Local food co-ops, farmers

Nadine’s advice for going gluten-free or Paleo

  • Try new foods in the produce section
  • Learn to pack simple breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Consider putting in garden
  • Get re-educated, take control of food choices
  • Replace cutting boards, toasters, etc.

How to get started on a gluten-free or Paleo diet

Nadine’s shopping list for a gluten-free diet

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Meat, fish and eggs


Whole Foods

Natural Grocers


Midway Farms

Whole30 Cookbooks

Paleo Magazine

Connect with Nadine:



Contact via Email

‘Your Skin on Gluten’ on YouTube

Melodies of the Danube Gluten-Free Cruise with Nadine

Books by Nadine:

Dough Nation: A Nurse’s Memoir of Celiac Disease from Missed Diagnosis to Food and Heal

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