‘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

Posted by Nadine Grzeskowiak, RN

Nadine is a 'food is medicine’ activist and is very proud of her work to educate all people about the power of food in health and wellness. Nadine is an expert consultant, professional speaker with over 1500 lectures to date, author of DOUGH NATION: A Nurse's Memoir of Celiac Disease From Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism, podcaster, mom and former emergency/trauma/critical care nurse. Nadine is co-authoring her next book on the science of celiac disease.

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