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

Anti-Inflammatory Supplements: Here’s 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. 

Why 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.

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.

10 Ways to Improve Your Liver Function for Better Health

Having a healthy liver can also do a lot to reduce fatigue and brain fog. Here 10 ways to improve your liver function or recover from fatty liver disease.

5 Fun Facts About Watermelons (Plus How to Cut It Effortlessly Every Time)

Nothing beats a big slice of perfectly ripe, icy cold watermelon on a warm afternoon. Here are 5 fun facts to impressive your friends at the next BBQ.

Many Americans Don’t Get Enough Magnesium

If you’re eating a typical American diet, which is often short on whole grains, nuts, seeds and vegetables, and not taking a multivitamin, chances are you’re not getting enough magnesium.

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.

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.

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.

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