1. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi states in the Appendix at the end of Flow in “About the Book,” that “By random mutations, some individuals must have developed a nervous system in which the discovery of novelty stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain” (6). In other words, creativity may have been developed in human beings as a biological imperative to enable us to feel pleasure when we discover something new. He believes that creativity makes us better-adapted to a constantly-changing environment.
Please describe a time in your life when you were confronted with something new or a changing environment. Did it give you pleasure, as Csikszentmihaly suggests, or did it make you uncomfortable or cause stress? Or both? Please explain in a few sentences. Did anything good come out of the situation (regardless of the way you felt about it)?
What four types of food does Turner suggest we eliminate?
Why should cancer patients reduce their sugar intake?
What does Turner suggest we should eat more of?
What are the three ways to take control of your health according to Turner?
How does Shin Terayama take control of his health?