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Say it ain't so, soda - Harvard's new study shows link between soft drinks and increased heart disease, breast and colon cancer risk

Posted: 2019/03/18

Garden City Park, NY: Though the morning after St. Patrick's Day might already be a time for folks to rethink what they drink, the American Heart Association's journal Circulation made that time even more urgent. According to a piece just published in the AHA's non-profit magazine, a group of Harvard researchers led by Vasanti Malik with the T.H. Chan School of Public Health have discovered a direct and dangerous link between drinking "sodas, sports drinks, and other sugary beverages" and the increased likelihood of dying from heart disease and breast or colon cancers. Spoken in everyday language, you shorten your life span by fourteen to eighteen percent (14 - 18%) if or when you drink just two cans of soda.

This, of course, is the kind of dire warning that stretches across nearly every page of our book Killer ColasThe Hard Truth about Soft Drinks ($15.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0341-7). Written by nutritionist and longtime anti-sugar pioneer Dr. Nancy Appleton, the book draws on decades of extensive studies concerning diet and its effect on health and lifestyle. A key point in the book is that overconsumption of sugar has been a key component in a number of both chronic and acute human diseases. With this newest research conducted by Harvard and published by the AHA, what once may have seemed fringe now appears frighteningly commonplace and mainstream.

Killer Colastogether with Dr. Appleton's other two books Suicide by Sugar and Stopping Inflammation, is available on and wherever else books are sold.

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Square One's new book on Hashimoto's disease hits the ground running

Posted: 2019/01/24

Garden City Park, NY: With an estimated 20 million people in the United States alone affected by thyroid problems—the most common of which is Hashimoto's disease—the timing for Square One's newest health title What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0475-9) couldn't be better.

Written by accomplished thyroid disease expert Brittany Henderson, MD, together with professional journalist Allison Futterman (herself a Hashimoto's patient who has found home in her treatment with Dr. Henderson), this new book has already earned the attention of the popular websites a.k.a. "The United Voice of Thyroid Patients Worldwide" and the UK-based blogger Rachel Hill, whose website is a top source of information for patients worldwide. These two groups have the following praise to share about the book, now available from or wherever else books are sold:

* "A comprehensive resource of information regarding thyroid disease! Dr. Henderson provides patients with a handbook for understanding the sum of the root causes, as well as the complexities of the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid hormone imbalance."

* Rachel Hill, blogger for"[B]oth medical professionals and thyroid patients themselves can benefit hugely from this book, supplying them with everything they ought to know, so that more people can live well with Hashimoto’s . . . Instead of promoting one treatment plan, [the authors] uphold that there is no one-size-fits-all approach but instead a need to treat each person as the individuals they truly are . . . [the book] is down-to-earth and also crucially honest . . . Overall, this book has become my new favourite."

To hear Dr. Henderson talk in depth about thyroid health and What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease, you can listen to her recent hour-long interview on the influential health podcast Doctor Thyroid with host Philip James. To hear the podcast, you can click here or copy/paste the link below on your computer and/or other digital listening device:

In addition, both Dr. Henderson and co-author Allison Futterman discuss what led to them working together on the book in a recently-published interview with People of Charlotte.

What You Must Know About Hashimoto's Disease is available now. More to come on this important new book. Stay tuned.

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NAYS stacks up support for author Greg Bach's new coaching book

Posted: 2019/01/23

Garden City Park, NY: Heading into its thirty-eighth year, the Florida-based National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) has always supported kids and adults alike in the shared pursuit of their non-profit organization's longtime motto: "Better sports for kids, better kids for life."

Now, NAYS has partnered once again with Square One Publishers to bring a new message to the reading public on how best for coaches to "build that better youth sports team."

Written and assembled by NAYS' own Senior Director of Communications Greg Bach (see photo), Secrets of Successful Coaching ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0468-1) provides a slew of winning tips and key advice from fifty of America's most successful coaches.

Among these top professionals are: Chicago Cubs’ manager Joe MaddonBaltimore Ravens’ coach John Harbaugh; North Carolina basketball coach Roy WilliamsOld Dominion women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson; Olympic gymnastics great Samantha PeszekEdmonton Oilers hockey coach Ken Hitchcock; and Duke softball coach Marissa Young, among more than 40 others.

NAYS has already begun to spread the word about the book through active social media with its more than 3,000 community-based and partnered organizations nationwide. In addition, a growing list of those fifty coaches interviewed for the book have begun to share news of the book to their own respective social media audiences—demographics that already number collectively in the tens of thousands.

Within the book trade, Publishers Weekly has this to say about the book in its winning review:

"[Secrets of Successful Coaching] supplies parents and youth coaches with helpful advice culled from interviews with 50 coaches from a wide range of sports . . . [t]hrough these informative interviews, Bach helps coaches motivate young players to reach their potential while providing them with effective role models."

Other NAYS-affiliated titles published and available from Square One Publishers include: Why Johnny Hates SportsYour First Coaching Book; and A Parents' Guide to Baseball and Softball.

Secrets of Successful Coaching is available now through and wherever else books are sold nationwide.

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Two more big reasons to avoid AGEs in your diet

Posted: 2019/01/14

Garden City Park, NY: In recent weeks, there has been much attention and discussion within 
the medical community concerning the harmful presence of AGEs (Advance Glycation 
Endproducts). Long ignored by conventional medicine and as-yet largely unknown by the general public, AGEs are chemical byproducts that form in our bodies through the consumption of processed foods high in sugar and fat. Certain popular cooking techniques—such as grilling, searing, and frying—remain a key cause of increased AGE formation at the heart of what remains for too many their Standard American Diet (a.k.a., SAD).

First, a scientific paper from Dr. Alan S. Green featured in the December 2018 issue of AGING
Magazine ("mTOR, glycotoxins and the parallel universe") talks about the importance of 
adopting an AGE-less diet to preserving one's own health and longevity. Dr.  Green believes that the embrace of an AGE-less diet—one that uses a low, moist heat as opposed to a high dry heat when cooking one's foods—alongside his suggested use of a naturally derived immunosuppressant medication called "Rapamycin" can provide people with their best chance to combat the aging process. "Until a super expensive new anti-aging drug comes along that can make Big Pharma 50 billion dollars a year," writes Dr. Green, "generic rapamycin and the AGE Less diet will do quite well."

Secondly, a new study released on by a team with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in late December 2018 shows that "high AGE levels could prevent patients with estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer from responding to tamoxifen therapy." The MUSC team, led by college faculty members David P. Turner, PhD and Marvella E. Ford, PhD, state that "By showing that AGEs in the diet may impact how well breast cancer patients response to therapy [like tamoxifen], we can make breast cancer patients aware of their existence. And we can can design lifestyle interventions aimed at reducing AGE intake."

Both of these studies count as old news to Square One's author Helen Vlassara, MD. After all, Dr. Vlassara has studied the phenomenon of Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) since the late 1970s, first at The Rockefeller University of New York and later at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (NYC). The "AGE" acronym was coined by Dr. Vlassara and her colleagues back in the 1980s, for the process whereby foods cooked or grilled in dry-heat settings and high temperatures bring forth a covey of naturally occurring toxic substances that we consume when we eat.

Though the years of study were trained principally on the problems of aging and diabetes—resulting in Mt. Sinai's irrefutable July 2016 announcement that the likelihood of diabetes can be decreased significantly by avoiding AGEs intake in one's diet—this strong research led and published by Vlassara has tied AGEs to any and all manner of chronic disease as well. And of course, that also includes issues of longevity and the prevalence of breast cancer as reported by both studies listed above.

To learn more about AGEs from the original source, check out Dr. Vlassara's AGE-less Diet (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0420-9, $16.95 USD) and its companion volume, The AGE Food Guide (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0429-2, $8.95 USD).

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Square One makes Top Ten reading list for 2019

Posted: 2019/01/04

Garden City Park, NY: After having been lauded recently in Publishers Weekly as the biggest independently-owned publisher in the United States to maintain shared focus on both traditional and complementary health books, Square One has continued to earn respect and recognition within the niche-oriented world of alternative health.

In the past week alone, Square One has seen ten of its titles named as pivotal health books chosen by internationally renowned "First Lady of Nutrition" and New York Times bestselling author Ann Louise Gittleman on her frequently-visited website's just-announced Top 10 Books 2019 Reading List.

The books from Square One's list featured on Gittleman's site are:

* Dressed to Kill—Second Edition : The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras
($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0462-9)

Unsafe at Any Meal
What the FDA Does Not Want You to Know About the Foods You Eat  ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0436-0)

* Healing with Medical Marijuana
Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors
($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0441-4)

* Healing with Hemp CBD Oil
A Simple Guide to Using Powerful and Proven Health Benefits of CBD ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0455-1)

* Aromatherapy for Everyone—Second Edition:
A Practical and Easy-to-Use Guide to Unlocking the Powers of Essential Oils ($13.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0473-5)

* The AGE Food GuideA Quick Reference to Foods and the AGEs They Contain
($8.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0429-2)

This title, together with its companion volume Dr. Vlassara's AGE-less Diet  ($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0420-9), has also been included this week as a part of the "2018 Holiday Gift Guide" from the popular Raw Foods News Magazine

* Your Blood Never Lies: How to Read a Blood Test for a Longer, Healthier Life
($16.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0350-9)

* What You Must Know About the Hidden Dangers of Antibiotics:
How the Side Effects of Six Popular Antibiotics Can Destroy Your Health ($15.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0469-8)

* The Alzheimer's Prevention & Treatment Diet:
Using Nutrition to Combat the Effects of Alzheimer's Disease ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0408-7)

* What You Must Know About Age-related Macular Degeneration:
How You Can Prevent, Stop, or Reverse AMD  ($17.95 USD, ISBN: 978-0-7570-0449-0)

Each of these titles can change your health, and your life, for the better—and we feel certain that they make for pretty interesting reads as well.

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