changingminds.org

How we change what others think, feel, believe and do

 

Disciplines

 

Techniques

 

Principles

 

Explanations

 

Theories

 

 

Home

 

Blog!

 

Quotes

 

Guest articles

 

Analysis

 

Books

 

Help us

 

Links

 

 

Please help
and share:

 

Dietary control

 

Techniques > Conversion > Dietary control
Economic constraint | Time constraint | Spiritual constraint | See also

 

A subtle way of breaking down a person and weakening their ability to argue is through dietary control. This causes the Brain Syndrome, where an imbalance of nutrients leads to confusion and an inability to think clearly.

This is usually implemented by a range of constraints.

Economic constraint

Sometimes there is just not the money available to spend on food. As a result, limited amounts of food are offered, and the variety of nutrients may not be sufficient for normal body and brain functioning.

Moral constraint

One argument that may be used is that money is somehow bad, a sign of material selfishness. As a results little is spent on anything, including food. Any money the people have in savings are extracted and may go to pay for 'spiritual' things.

Financial constraint

Sometimes also there is relatively little money available. If the group spends a lot of time in prayer, discussion or general 'good works', then the money is not earned and there is less available to buy food.

Geographic constraint

Groups often isolate themselves, often far from civilization and sources of wider ranges of food. They may grow their own food, much as monks in monasteries have done for centuries, although the chance of a balanced diet can be less likely.

Time constraint

A characteristic of isolative groups is that they fully occupy the time of their followers. They may be out working, in study groups or in solitary prayer or contemplation.

When there is less time to eat, then meals are more constrained and may be considered as interruptions of more important items.

Spiritual constraint

Religious groups may put different emphasis on eating, including moral constraints, as above.

Fasting

Periods of non-eating are common amongst a number of traditional religions and is hence a known pattern. More control-oriented groups may use this paradigm to reduce eating and hence weaken people they are converting.

Special food

Another variant is that there are 'special foods' that must be eaten. These may contain more of one nutrient which, whilst good for you in moderation, can be damaging in excess.

Just increasing one food, such as rice, can result in less of other foods being eaten, again resulting in imbalance.

Demon foods

In the way that there can be special foods, there also may be foodstuffs that are demonized and avoided. When these cover whole classes that contain particular nutrients, then an imbalanced diet may result. Even vegetarianism can result in imbalance if meat nutrients are not replaced.

See also

The Brain Syndrome

Conversion Books

More Kindle books:

And the big
paperback book


Add/share/save:


 

 


Save the rain


 

 


SalesProCentral

 

Contact Caveat About Students Webmasters Awards Guestbook Feedback Sitemap Changes

 

 

Quick links

Disciplines

* Argument

Brand management

* Change Management

Coaching
+
Communication

Counseling

Game Design

+ Human Resources

+ Job-finding

* Leadership

Marketing

Politics

+ Propaganda

+ Rhetoric

* Negotiation

* Psychoanalysis

* Sales

Sociology

+ Storytelling

+ Teaching

Warfare

Workplace design

 

Techniques

+ Assertiveness

* Body language

* Change techniques

* Closing techniques

+ Conversation

Confidence tricks

* Conversion

* Creative techniques

* General techniques

+ Happiness

+ Hypnotism

+ Interrogation

* Language

+ Listening

* Negotiation tactics

* Objection handling

+ Propaganda

* Problem-solving

* Public speaking

+ Questioning

Using repetition

* Resisting persuasion

+ Self-development

Sequential requests

Stress Management

* Tipping

Using humor

* Willpower

Principles

+ Principles

Explanations

* Behaviors

+ Beliefs

Brain stuff

Conditioning

+ Coping Mechanisms

+ Critical Theory

+ Culture

Decisions

* Emotions

Evolution

Gender

+ Games

Groups

+ Identity

+ Learning

Meaning

Memory

Motivation

+ Models

* Needs

+ Personality

+ Power

* Preferences

+ Research

Relationships

+ SIFT Model

+ Social Research

Stress

+ Trust

+ Values

Theories

* Alphabetic list

* Theory types

 


  Changing Minds 2002-2013

  Massive Content -- Maximum Speed

TOP