The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness
The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness

The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness

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Author: Harding M.D. M.P.H, Kelli

Brand: Atria Books

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 272

Release Date: 27-08-2019

Details: Product Description Discover an eye-opening and provocative new way to look at our health based on the latest groundbreaking discoveries in the science of compassion, kindness, and human connection. For all of its rigor and science, medicine is full of stories—mysteries—that doctors and research cannot explain. Patients who are biologically healthy, but feel ill. Patients who are biologically ill, but feel healthy. What if these health mysteries could teach us something about what really makes us sick—and how to be healthy? When Columbia University doctor Kelli Harding began her clinical practice, she never intended to explore the invisible factors behind our health. But then there were the rabbits. In 1978, a seemingly straightforward experiment designed to establish the relationship between high blood cholesterol and heart health in rabbits discovered that kindness—in the form of a particularly nurturing post-doc who pet and spoke to the lab rabbits as she fed them—made the difference between a heart attack and a healthy heart. As Dr. Kelli Harding reveals in this eye-opening book, the rabbits were just the beginning of a much larger story. Groundbreaking new research shows that love, friendship, community, life’s purpose, and our environment can have a greater impact on our health than anything that happens in the doctor’s office. For instance, chronic loneliness can be as unhealthy as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day; napping regularly can decrease one’s risk of heart disease; and people with purpose are less likely to get sick. Through provocative storytelling and compelling research, Harding presents a new model for you to take charge of your health. At once paradigm-shifting and empowering, T he Rabbit Effect shares a radical new way to think about health, wellness, and how we live. Review “A blending of free-flowing confessional prose and scholarly research . . . Amid the clanging political noise about Obamacare, Medicare, Medicaid, health insurance, and thieving pharmaceutical companies, Kelli Harding stands apart from the horde . . .” ― The Washington Post “[A]n inspiring guide that will appeal to health enthusiasts fed up with the usual '10-step fitness plan or . . . two-week diet.' . . . Harding’s book will leave readers with much to ponder and . . . an encouraging rationale for treating others more kindly.” ― Publishers Weekly “Readers will be inspired to make these manageable, life-altering changes.” ― Booklist “[Offering] the kind of do-able and wise solutions that make for a better life, [Dr. Harding] illustrates the deep connections between stress—and the inflammatory response it evokes—and our physical and mental health. . . . She beautifully identifies kindness as an endlessly renewable resource—the light we all can shine on the lives of others and in so doing bathe in its grace ourselves.” ― New York Journal of Books “[T]he most interesting [book on kindness] . . . personal, while also steeped in data . . . Harding [shows] how our interconnectedness helps us stay healthier . . . I couldn’t help tearing up.” ― New York Times Book Review “An illuminating exploration of a new vision of the practice of medicine and health that demonstrates what our lives could be like if we targeted our ‘hidden factors of health,’ looked more to our social world for solutions to our health woes, and recognized how beneficial and transformative the use of kindness is . . . I give this book a glowing recommendation.” ― Psychiatric Times “A beautifully written, inspiring book! The Rabbit Effect is truly eye opening and a joy to read. It illuminates vital public health research showing kindness in our day-to-day lives can make the world a healthier, happier place. I recommend this book highly for anyone who wants to live more healthfully.” -- Christy Turlington Burns, humanitarian and CEO of Every Mother Counts “A wonderful demonstration of how our physical health is affected by the kindness we receive—and th

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