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The Rabbit Effect

Dr. Kelli Harding

Warwick’s presents
Dr. Kelli Harding

The Rabbit Effect

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:30pm

Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Rabbit Effect

This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

On Monday, September 16th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Dr. Kelli Harding as she discusses and signs her new book, The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness. Dr. Kelli Harding is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as boarded in the specialty of psychosomatic (mind-body) medicine. Kelli works in the emergency room at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, NPR, The New York Times, Medscape, and US News & World Report. Kelli resides in NYC with her family. This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

 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.

Dr. Kelli Harding discovered the rabbits were just the beginning of a much larger story. Groundbreaking research illustrates 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 fifteen cigarettes a day; napping regularly can decrease one’s risk of heart disease; and people with purpose are less likely to get sick.
 
The Rabbit Effect is an eye-opening and provocative new way to look at our health based on the latest discoveries in the science of compassion, kindness, and human connection. Through provocative storytelling and compelling research, Harding presents a new model for you to take charge of your health. This is a brand-new, evidence-based framework that synthesizes vast amounts of medical and public health data. It criticizes our medical system from within for compartmentalizing patients and treating their illnesses as disparate issues instead of essential and interconnected parts of a whole. The Rabbit Effect explores how the way you live, work, and play—the social dimensions of health— affect the body in profound ways, altering metabolism, immune functioning, mental health and the course of disease. Dr. Harding explores why how we treat each other in our day-to-day lives is critical and that kindness is a key driver of health.

 

The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501184260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - August 27th, 2019