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Why Kindness is Good for You by [Hamilton PhD, David R.]
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David Hamilton has the unique gift of combining spirituality and science in a simple but powerful way. Everyone must read his work! (Suzy Greaves Health & Fitness Magazine)

Very impressive. (Red magazine)

David Hamilton is an expert on how our thoughts and minds can physically change our bodies. (Daily Express)

An interesting, thought-provoking read that is realistic throughout. (Natasha Harding The Sun 2010-02-19)

Kindness doesn't just make you feel good about yourself - it can improve your health. (Daily Record 2010-03-15)

Do at least one act of kindness for 21 days and see how good you feel. (Woman & Home Magazine 2010-05-01)

The Kindness Kick (Woman & Home Magazine 2010-05-01)

Learn how kindness will impact your immune system, help you live longer and be an antidote to depression. (Health & Fitness Magazine 2010-05-01)

David Hamilton has manifested in words what all humans innately know, that the simple choice of acting kindly begets goodness. This profoundly compelling text reveals the keys to physical, emotional and spiritual health, not only for each of us, but for all of us. (David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, Author - Power Up Your Brain - The Neuroscience of Enlightenment)

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'Very impressive' - Red magazine

Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, and may even be an antidote to depression.

We're actually genetically wired to be kind. In this book, inspirational ex-scientist David Hamilton shows that kindness has evolved in us and thus its effects are felt daily throughout our nervous systems. When we're kind, our bodies are healthiest.

This groundbreaking book is filled with fascinating new discoveries, including:

. how kindness developed in the human genome

. that love and kindness can make a damaged heart regenerate faster

. how kindness and compassion alter the neural structures of our brains

. that gratitude can make you at least 25% happier.

Kindness not only improves our health but it also makes a huge difference in the lives of others. This unique book fuses scientific research around being kind with inspirational real life examples of kindness from ordinary people. Reading these stories will nourish your soul and leave you with renewed optimism for the future, and this book will help you see the many levels on which taking the time to make a difference could transform your health - and your whole world.

'David Hamilton has the unique gift of combining spirituality and science in a simple but powerful way. Everyone must read his work!' Suzy Greaves - Health & Fitness magazine

Dr David Hamilton worked in the pharmaceutical industry for four years after gaining his PhD. Now a bestselling author, he travels throughout the world, offering workshops to help people understand the power of the mind on the body.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 927 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1848501781
  • Publisher: Hay House (15 Feb. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042JSLLA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #97,811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am literally "stunned" at the previous one star review. I could go on in detail about how if the title of the book and the blurb about it was read and understood properly, then you wouldn't be expecting answers about what's gone wrong with the world. But I won't go on too much, I am instead going to be kind to the other reviewer, as Dr Hamilton teaches that it is much better for the health of my heart if I show compassion. This book tells us many fascinating things about kindness: how it slows the ageing process, that it's more important than diet when it comes to protecting ourselves from heart disease and hundreds of more unbelievable studies. Dr Hamilton's style of writing is brilliant, very modern and quirky. The list at the end is brilliant. It is a mixture of small and big acts of kindness, which is great, as if you haven't the time to do a huge act of kindness everyday (I don't!), he tells us that just the little things on a regular basis can have a massive effect. I completely believe that if everyone read this book, the world would be a much better, kinder and a more inspirational place.
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Wow! what an amazing and insightful book by such a talented and inspiring author! I have lived life on the very edge of society and in the depths of some very negative spaces. From hardcore drugs to imprisonment and with a very little educational background, and still in my twenties . Heavy books rarely make sense or seem to miss the point, but I feel this book like Davids other inspiring books have reached not only the medical profession, therapist and practitioners or the average lay person but he has also opened it up to a much wider audience then ever before. And where it is so needed. With its easy to read research and scientific snippets he has truly given individuals from divers backgrounds an understanding into what makes the word a better place and how we can improve our lives with some very small steps, starting from now. The resources and suggestions come in abundance. I my self attended the cinema last night and brought a spare ticket to be left for the person behind me, just one of the small suggestions David shares with us in his list ''fifty acts of kindness'' merely suggestions to do to help you make yourself and life feel better and the world a better place. David has simply and clearly thrown light out to the universe and the ripple affect has already begun it felt great! I look forward to reading more from such a unique writer, thank you David!
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Once again the fabulous David Hamilton has created a timeless classic in his title "Why Kindness is Good for You." This title not only looks and feels beautiful, it inspires the reader to go out and make a difference in the world. A blend of tips for living a kinder life, in conjunction with the science behind why this is beneficial, David has once again created a book that not only makes you feel better, but also encourages you to be a better person. David is one of the most important teachers in the UK. His ability to reach all age groups and make scientific studies accessible to a mass audience, coupled with his down to earth and warm teaching and writing style, means his work makes a real difference to so many people on so many levels. I always eagerly awake David's next book, and each time I feel that he excels as a writer and comes up with something that is new and unique for the reader. I imagine that there will be a number of "Kindness Groups" which spring up around the country as a result of this work. Brilliant.
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Dr David Hamilton has a refreshing perspective to share on this topic. The book is not filled with optimistic "you'll live happily ever after if you stay positive" type advice. Instead it's filled with down to earth facts about the biology of kindness and compassion. Full of very practical info about how to achieve that. Suitable for everyone. Worth reading and worth sharing.
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I went to see David speak last week and I was blown away with what he had to say. Kindness and compassion has been preached for 1000's of years to be something that is good for your health and well being. Now we know we should ALL be practicing it, this book scientifically proves what the east has known for 1000's of years kindness is good for you! This boos brings all the pieces together unlike anything I have seen before. I recommend you share with as many people as you know, this will be big news!
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David is a wonderful writer making what we thought we knew come alive. How we feel has a massive impact on our health. His humour and writing style makes it an easy read while insightful. I love the real life stories and will be doing his 21 day challenge. Just reading this book makes you feel healthy. A wonderful contribution which makes me wonder how we can make this accessible to what most of the pill popping culture is missing out at the moment. Fantastic!
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I found David Hamilton's book on kindness extremely inspiring. The book gives a good insight into which part of the brain that is activated through compassion, kindness and altruistic action. It also shows how much better our physical, mental and spiritual health can become when we cultivate positive thinking and actions which lead to the production of oxytocin, a hormone which has shown extreme well-being benefits cross culturally. A book well worth purchasing and sharing with your friends, they will love the information you will be able to give them.
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