Articles by Gale Maleskey MS RD Contributing Writer
- Gale Maleskey, MS, RD has spent over 20 years working as a professional writer specializing in healthy lifestyles, food and nutrition, alternative medicine and medical consumerism. She has been a senior editor for Prevention Magazine
, writing and editing their most popular columns and full-length feature articles. She is a clinical dietitian and author of seven books, including Nature’s Remedies, Energy Forever
and Vitamins and Minerals: Questions You Have, Answers You Need
. She maintains a private practice in nutrition counseling in Bridgewater, New Jersey. For more information, visit GaleMaleskey.com.
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