Thursday, October 3rd

6-7:30PM

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.

This book is available in hardcover ($27.00).

Kelli Harding MD, MPH discusses and signs her book, The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier With the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness.

If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.

Event date: 

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Kelli Harding MD, MPH: The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier With the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness