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The Diet that Changed Everything

Posted: 2017/01/01

Garden City Park, NY: 2016 was a year of significant and often stinging loss within the Boomer generation, starting last January with the loss of David Bowie to cancer at age 69, followed that same week by the passing of Eagles' founding member/singer Glenn Frey due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis at age 67; and then ending last week with the passing of both Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher due to a heart attack at age 60, and her mother—Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds—a day later following a stroke at age 84.

Would there have been anything that these beloved pop culture figures could have done to have extended the natural course of their lives? Our science now believes that there is. As it turns out, according to noted medical doctor and researcher Dr. Helen Vlassara in the new book Dr. Vlassara's AGE-Less Diet (Square One), there has been one unifying factor common to nearly all Western diets that has remained overlooked for decades. That key factor is now known as AGEs, and a better understanding of what AGEs do to us is the first step forward towards a far happier new year for all of us who wish to live longer and healthier lives.

Written by Dr. Vlassara along with bestselling cookbook author/nutritionist Sandra Woodruff and fellow medical doctor Dr. Gary E. Striker, Dr. Vlassara's AGE-Less Diet is based on a remarkable discovery made by a team of medical researchers (led by Dr. Vlassara) at New York City's Rockefeller University in the late 1970s.

While studying the links between the high sugar level of diabetes and the onset of various serious chronic health disorders, along with the serious prevalence of kidney failure and heart attacks, a toxic substance that sprang from a protein once glucose attached itself to it was discovered. Dr. Vlassara and her team came to call these substances advanced glycation endproducts (or AGEs). Once these chemicals are present in high volume, they begin to harden many of the body's cells--a process that is responsible both for the aging process and the gradual deterioration of organ function. Though it has tatken years for the AGE process to connect with the medical mainstream, it is now starting to be incorporated more actively into study and treatment of disease. Further study produced by Dr. Vlassara and her team also have shown that AGEs find their way into our bodies through the types of foods that we eat . . . and the way that we cook those foods.

As most folks might expect, those foods that are highest in AGEs are meats, cheeses, and fats—especially as served in fast-food restaurants or processed packaging. And the cooking methods that increase AGEs in our food is to deep-fry or use high-dry heat, such as baking or roasting foods in an oven or cooking foods on a grill.

The AGE-Less diet is focused on the robust dietary consumption of many fruits and vegetables, and an emphasis on raw foods and/or "moist-heat" cooking methods in which your meals are poached, braised, stewed, or steamed. What the AGE-Less diet has in common with popular health-driven diets such as  the whole foods plant-based diet (vegan) or the Mediterranean diet is the fact that it is central to these diets' combined focus on daily health and longevity. At a time when so many still continue to die too young due to compromised health, the approach and 100 delicious recipes at the heart of Dr.  Vlassara's AGE-Less Diet can help change everything in our lives for the better.

To check out this new book from Square One, feel free to CLICK HERE. To bring the AGE-Less approach to diet with you when you are eating a meal away from home with friends or family at a restaurant, be sure to also have with you with you a copy of the just-released THE AGE FOOD GUIDE.

Let's all try to have the happiest new year possible in 2017 by making better health choices. Everything in front of us has determined that our lives will very well depend on it.

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New AGE-less Diet is front-page news at Bottom Line/Personal!

Posted: 2016/12/05

Going out now to a circulation of 1.5 million readers, the popular consumer magazine Bottom Line/Personal has a featured front-page article dedicated to the groundbreaking study of Dr. Helen Vlassara, author along with bestselling cookbook author and nutritionist/dietitian Sandra Woodruff and Gary E. Striker, MD of DR. VLASSARA'S AGE-Less DIET ($16.95 USD, Square One).

The article, entitled "To Live Longer, Cook This Way," focuses on the complex chemical reaction that takes place in foods when cooked in a dry, high heat -- and which result in the production of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs). While the steps one must take to achieve a far lower AGE-level lifestyle are covered in this new article, the 100 AGE-less and delicious recipes in the book help turn the desire for a lifestyle change into an achievable reality.

Applauded by Publishers Weekly for its "lucid explanation of how these chemical compounds damage and age the body" and also reviewed positively by Energy Times and Booklist (who declare the book "inspiring"), DR. VLASSARA'S AGE-less DIET will soon be followed by a companion volume titled THE AGE FOOD GUIDE  (due out in January 2017).

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Square One author Milan Ross featured in new movie doc poster

Posted: 2016/11/16

Square One's amazing author, Milan Ross (who, with co-author Dr. Scott Stoll, has written the popular new book The Change), is featured in a just-released poster for the important new documentary entitled EATING YOU ALIVE.

Featured alongside Oscar-nominated superstar actor Samuel L. Jackson, Oscar-winning director/producer James Cameron (together with his wife, Suzy Amis-Cameron), and acclaimed comedian/magician Penn Jillette, Milan shares his inspiring story of how he lost over 225 pounds after switching to a plant-based diet in the film (to see a segment of his appearance in the EATING YOU ALIVE film, simply click here).

EATING YOU ALIVE is now being shown in various theaters throughout the US, while Square One's book The Change is now available wherever books are sold.

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Square One picks up new novelist James A. Misko

Posted: 2016/09/28

Square One Publishers, Inc. takes great pleasure in announcing its acquisition of novelist James A. Misko’s first four novels, originally published through Northwest Venture Press. A fifth novel, entitled The Path of the Wind, will be published for the first time by Square One in February 2017. Although Square One’s primary editorial focus has been based to date on non-fiction titles, the addition of Misko’s beautifully written works will now allow Square One to reach an entirely new audience.

Square One’s publisher, Rudy Shur, worked with Jim before on a successful non-fiction book a number of years ago titled How to Finance Any Real Estate, Any Place, Any Time. As a way to keep in touch with Shur since that book’s publication, Jim sent him complimentary copies of his novels. “When I received his fourth and most recent work, As All My Fathers Were,” Shur said, “I knew it was time to expand my company’s horizons, and I knew who the right author would be. In reading Jim’s titles, I find that his books are finely written in the story-telling tradition of John Steinbeck, Willa Cather, and Ernest Hemingway. Like those justly celebrated authors in our country’s history, Jim’s books draw upon the rugged spirit of independent men and women who live in rural America, where people forge their lives in the spirit of adventure and with an inborn strength of endurance. It is no wonder that As All My Fathers Were [2016] was the recipient of four top writer’s awards.”

As an active author, Jim will be cross-crossing the country, signing his titles in bookstores, lecturing, and enjoying an occasional Scotch in the evenings—single malt, of course.

All four of Misko’s novels will be available through Square One beginning November 1, 2016. In February 2017, Square One will publish James Misko’s fifth novel, The Path of the Wind.


For What He Could Become
$16.95, 384 pages, 1- x 6- x 9-inches paperback, ISBN 978-09640826-1-8

The Cut of Pride
$16.95, 304 pages, 5/8- x 5.5- x 8.5-inches paperback, ISBN 978-096408263-2

The Most Expensive Mistress in Jefferson County
$15.95, 192 pages, 1/2- x 6- x 9-inches paperback, ISBN 978-096408262-5

As All My Fathers Were
$19.95, 416 pages, 1- x 6- x 9-inches paperback, ISBN 978-096408264-9

The Path of the Wind [February 2017] $16.95, 320 pages, 1-x5.5-x7.5-inches paperback, ISBN 978-0-7570-0444-5

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THE CHANGE author Milan Ross named spokesperson for Sunwarrior Vegan

Posted: 2016/08/17   Source:

Garden City Park, NY: Only a few weeks into announcement of "The Change 31-Day Vegan Challenge" all throughout August with Vegan Lifestyle Magazine, weight-loss hero and vegan enthusiast Milan Ross has just been named a spokesperson for the nationally popular vegan protein powder company Sunwarrior. Milan's smiling face, as seen on the cover of Square One's acclaimed new hardcover, The Change, will be featured soon on the Sunwarrior home page and will be seen by its more than 3 million site users. In addition, Milan will be seen nationwide in the soon-to-be-released documentary Eating You Alive. In this compelling new doc, Milan shares the inspirational story of how he lost over 225 pounds when he "changed" to the vegan lifestyle celebrated by The Change co-author Scott Stoll, MD in his increasingly popular week-long immersion programs. Sharing the screen in the film with notables such as Oscar-nominated superstar Samuel L. Jackson, Oscar-winning Avatar filmmaker James Cameron and wife Suzy Cameron, and longtime comic and magician Penn Jillette, Milan Ross will also soon be seen nationwide in his very own TV cooking show.

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