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I ve read several books this summer advocating that our minds have the power to heal This book s sub title piqued my interest We ve always heard that laughter is the best medicine Well now science is starting to back that theory up The book opens with an interesting study of rabbits Two groups of rabbits with high cholesterol with monitored They were treated identically with one exception one group was held and spoken kindly to during feeding time The coddled rabbits showed remarkable improvements in heart health while the isolated rabbits tended to die from heart disease Simple gestures like saying hi to someone in the hallway, hugging a friend for no reason, or sending a short thank you letter all improve our moods which in turn improves our health There are no ground breaking ideas offered in this book, just a ton of scientific studies to back up what most of us have been feeling all along Prolonged stress leads to disease Routine meditation leads to health It s not rocket science, but Western medicine has been so fixated on fixing our bodies chemically that we ve failed to take advantage of the free medicine that is available to us every day Turn to your coworker and give him her a hug There I just extended your life by one day You re welcome 5 stars. The Rabbit Effect by Dr Kelli Harding is an amazing read As a health care professional, I often wondered what helps people improve their lives to making themselves healthier and happier Does the mindset of positivity and caring really do affect the healing process Why do some people with the same illness recover so much faster and recover better It is a well know fact that in the United States, health care spending is the highest in the world But why is it that, despite the billions of dollars spent on health care expense, the health of Americans are still among the lowest in the world Additionally, why is life expectancy continuing to drop All these questions are answered very articulately through stories and anecdotes that explain it well with the basis of expert and current research So if you want to know how to live healthier through love, kindness, friendship and community rather than medicines and medical procedures, you must pick up this book now A feature that I also enjoyed in the book was the highlighting and use of a Tool Kit, which gave examples on how to improve your health like a checklist and find useful applications in oir daily lives I also love that even when data is mentioned, I find that the author has a way to make it less intimidating and enriches the information that is provided This book has really opened my eyes to the definition of health, and what being healthy in body, mind and spirit truly means I recommend this book whole heartedly to my fellow health professionals and to anyone wishing to live a healthier and happier life by living with a purpose, through compassion, kindness and human connection I would pick up this book for an amazing read that is full incredible tidbits of information we need in our life This is a must read for anyone.Thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books, and the author for the ebook arc copy in exchange for an objective review. @PDF ⚤ The Rabbit Effect ð 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 , 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 This is an excellent look at the hidden factors behind your health The author explains how for decades, western medicine has been obsessed with treating just the body If doctors could treat your cells, organs, and systems, then of course your health problems would be cared for, right Not exactly It s becoming accepted that health is a combination of physical, mental, and social elements The status of any one of those aspects can impact the others in drastic ways.I appreciated that this book was written with a vocabulary that will be accessible to the average reader There s a bit of scientific explanation about what happens on top of your DNA epigenetic changes are fascinating your DNA remains what it is, but chemical groups can attach to it as you go through various experiences, and impact the way your body works, even in successive generations , but most of the book is anecdotes and interpretation of scientific studies Each chapter ends with a tool kit of ways that you can try to take charge of your own social, mental, and emotional well being.The main things I got out of this book were To be healthier, it is absolutely vital to stay socially connected, to welcome physical touch such as hugs from loved ones, to be fully present in the moment as much as possible, and to be kind and attentive to others to create a ripple effect of healthier feelings in the community around us This is not just feel good advice, but has measurable effects on the inflammatory tendencies of the bodythe very things responsible for many health problems.I would like to try to implement several of the points from this book myself It is definitely worth a read for anyone who is interested in the intersecting paths of health, feelings, and community.Thanks to NetGalley and Atria Books for this advance digital review copy. I don t have a lot to say about this other than it is excellent Dr Harding provides excellent stories, history, examples, and tools that educate and entertain Like any suggestions and tools, you have to do them to reap the benefits, but even if you don t do all of them you will likely be influenced to makes some changes that will benefit you and those around you in at least some small ways Highly recommended.I really appreciate the advanced copy for review I found this to be a very inspirational book As the author said if we re all just a little bit kinder and compassionate to the people around us the world would be a happier and healthier place. So relevant and necessary The unpacking of how our day to day lives effect our health, giving reason as to why we must seek care outside of the clinic hospital, too. This book, although chock full of statistics and overviews of scientific experiments, is still a must read for anyone who has a heart left for humanity and is disgruntled with the current state of the world Dramatic Yes, but now that I have your attention, even though personally I do not like to read technical works with lots of data, this author makes it palatable and adds sufficient anecdotes and case studies to keep the reader intrigued The title is referring to an experiment with rabbits where they were loved and nurtured while being fed different diets a healthy one and a very unhealthy one and the surprising results arising based on how nurtured they were by the human caregiver I won t give any detail about the outcome to avoid spoilers As I see it, however, the overall premise of the book is that human connection and love can dramatically affect health in spite of traditional factors of diet and exercise as well as other external influences She does a wonderful job of citing actual scientific evidence with a healthy balance of anecdotal evidence, which is great by me because I didn t want to read a science journal and who doesn t enjoy a good story to illustrate examples I believe the stories are real but have names changed to protect the innocent This book is so important in today s hostile political climate where we have mass shootings and lack of civility on social media It scientifically PROVES that human kindness and compassion really do matter It delves into subjects like childhood trauma and includes a psychology aspect but actually substantiates it, in case anyone is turned off by what they call psychobabble I will add that you do need to read with an open mind If you cannot get past old beliefs and are dismissive of something you perceive as new age sorry I am a cynic and know way too many people who suffer from serious cognitive dissonance then perhaps you will have difficulty with this book But for anyone who thinks the world needs to change and humanity needs to be better and kinder, the concepts in here will have you nodding your head and feeling a renewed sense of hope This book shows actual SCIENCE behind the very much needed concepts of human connection and compassion But that is just my two cents.I received and ARC of this book as a PDF from Netgalley. The Rabbit Effect Live Longer, Happier, and Haelthier With the Groundbreaking Science of Kindnessby Kelli Harding, MD, MPHdue 8 27 2019Atria Books5.0 5.0 netgalley TheRabbitEffect.Amazing book and premise One I totally agree with This will empower you to change not just your overall physical health, but our mental health by making choices to be kind, accepting and inclusive Small choices made daily and our experiences with others create a cultural fabric that has a larger effect on our health than previously thought.It began in 1978, when a Columbia University Doctor designed an experiment to establish a correlation between heart health and high blood cholesterol, using rabbits She discovered nurturing, kindness and interaction made the difference between a heart attack and a healthy heart Feeling supported and cared for made a huge difference in our ability to heal.The Whithall Study was started to look for biological factors for heart disease What it uncovered was a link between mind and body, a correlation between level of education and physical health Kindness, support and inclusion are as much, if not , healing than medicine alone Dr Engels Biopsychosocial model showed The Hidden Factors in health social experiences can alter DNA through epigenetic processes Community and social ties can help you remain healthy.Clearly we are missing something in medicine when in 2016, USA ranked 43rd in life expectancy In 2015, life expectancy dropped for the first time in 2 decades In 2017 it dropped again.In maternal care, USA ranked 46th, the worst rate or maternal deaths in the developed world And out of the 32 wealthiest countries in the world, USA is 32nd, last place, on the health wealth inequality.Clearly, as a country that spends so much on health care, we are missing something.I believe the mind body connection is such an important idea and premise for our future, our health and our well being.Kindness is a healer.Acceptance is a healer.We need leadership in this country that we can have confidence, dignity and pride in following A feeling of hope, camaraderie, different but equal It s not to late.Small choice,every day It matters.Positive energy and acceptance It matters.It s time to get with it.At the end of each chapter is a Tool Box of ideas, suggestions, support and help.This is truly a revolutionary thought, and book I highly recommend it for every single person Thanks to Netgalley, Atria books and the author, Kelli Harding for sending this requested e book ARC for review. Great read Accessible Quick Stimulating.Interesting research a few of the topics I have come across through TED talks on epigenetics, so that was cool The author shared research and history on the discovery of telomeres and their role in life expectancy and disease tolerance, the role nurturing kindness and compassion play in the rate of healing, and the role of bias in doctor patient interactions in particular toward marginalized communities, and these are just a few there was a plethora of interesting, well summarized and easy to understand research.The anecdotes were captivating and useful in reminding the reader of one of the key messages in the book the importance of humanity and the HUMAN whole being behind medical situations The categories of WHOLE health or the hidden factors and the way it is broken down within each chapter, its level of importance in your health barometer and the suggestions made to begin addressing those areas in your life toward your betterment, was a great way to simplistically and accessibly frame the thinking about health as it relates to your overall life 1 1 relationship, your community social ties, work what you do, education your purpose, neighborhood physical area, fairness treatment of others, and environmental influences compassion It was easy through the process of reading to see yourself in your day to day and wonder about your recognition of these factors as it relates to your own well being It was a wonderful way to self check and, if motivated, I was , to create an action plan to make better decisions that would influence bettering my health overall Key takeaways Decrease stress Live with purpose Check in with yourself and your well being mind and body Prioritize making adjustments where you can JOY Build strong community support system Be kind to everyone.