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

This Deficiency Linked to Cognitive Decline, Depression and More

Research is showing that many people could benefit from getting more vitamin B12 than they currently do. Some 10% to 15% of people over age 60 are outright deficient, and many more are borderline deficient. Now experts are pointing to the many health complications that can arise when low B12 isn't addressed.

Experts Say We Should Be Eating More Fall Plums

Eating fruit, especially at the peak of its season, is a delicious way to incorporate many diverse phytonutrients into your diet. And the plum is one fall fruit that's packed with tons overlooked health benefits.

5 Fun Facts About Watermelon + How You Can Cut It Effortlessly Every Time

Happy National Watermelon Day! Nothing beats a big slice of perfectly ripe, icy cold watermelon on a hot summer afternoon. Here are 5 fun facts to impressive your friends at the next BBQ.

6 Nutrients That Counteract the Negative Effects of Stress

People who are stressed out, sick or just plain exhausted are more likely to be drinking too much coffee or alcohol, skipping meals or overeating "comfort" foods, and not getting enough sleep.

Natural Alternatives to 10 of the Most Common Drugs

Do you ever feel like you’re being held hostage by drug companies? All too often, people are made to believe that they have no options when it comes to taking a drug.

Recipe: The Ultimate Late Summer Salad

This salad combines some of the best things about summer — crunchy cucumbers and juicy tomatoes — with creamy avocado and fresh herbs. The all-raw ingredients are bursting with flavor and provide a nice mix of nutrients: vitamins K, E and C, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and potassium.

Anti-Inflammatory Supplements: 10 That Really Work

Inflammation — pain, swelling, redness and heat — is a double-edged sword. This immunity-mediated process is crucial when you have an injury. It helps your body fight infection and clear away damaged tissue. 

This Spice Boosts Activity of Other Nutrients

Several studies have found that curcumin (a component of the yellow spice turmeric) can synergistically boost the health benefits of two other natural compounds. On its own, curcumin is a powerful

Recipe: Quick Kale Sauté

Leafy greens are packed with bone-building minerals like calcium and magnesium, as well as antioxidants and healthy fats. This dish is a light sauté that preserves nutrients and color.

5 Reasons to Up Your Intake of B Vitamins

I started taking a B complex supplement years ago, when I was in college. I’d read about how extra B vitamins were helpful for stress, and I knew that women taking birth control pills needed extra B6.