Belcher Gastronomique

A cheerily unalphabetical dictionary of food terms


Histadelia is the term used to describe an excess of Histamine in the body. This condition is often caused by Gut Dysbiosis and an excess of histamine-producing bacteria such as the Proteus family, the E.coli family and Staphylococci. Though histamine is produced by certain bacteria present in a healthy gut, the overgrowth of opportunistic bacteria can lead to excess histamine production in a way that cannot be adequately regulated. When this happens a number of symptoms are common. These include allergies, low blood pressure, excessive production of body fluids such as saliva, dysfunction of the hypothalamus, hormonal changes and PMS, emotional instability, sleep abnormalities and addictions. Histadelia was found by Dr Carl Pfeiffer to be common in many people with depression, schizophrenia, addictions and autism.


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Iron-loving bacteria

“Most people with abnormal gut bacteria have various stages of anaemia. It is not surprising. They not only can’t absorb essential for blood vitamins and minerals from food, but their own production of these vitamins is damaged. On top of that people with damaged gut flora often have a particular group of pathogenic bacteria growing in their gut, which are iron-loving bacteria (Actinomyces spp., Mycobacterium spp., pathogenic strains of E.coli, Corynebacterium spp. and many others). They consume whatever iron the person gets from the diet, leaving that person deficient in iron. Unfortunately, supplementing iron makes these bacteria grow stronger and does not remedy anaemia.”

Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Natasha Campebell-McBride

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Cyanocobalamin is another name for vitamin B12.

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Pyridoxine is another name for vitamin B6.

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Niacin is another name for vitamin B3.

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Thiamin is another name for Vitamin B1.

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Faecal compaction and Over-spill Syndrome

Faecal compaction and over-spill syndrome is a common condition found among children with neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism. It exists in children where old stool is compacted and adheres to the walls of the digestive tract where it may stay for many months providing an environment where parasites, harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses may breed and thrive, producing toxic substances which may pass into the bloodstream. New food, meanwhile, passes through a narrow channel in this stool and passes as over-spill, failing to empty the bowel.

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Quote of the Day 26-11-09

“The primary seat of insanity generally is in the region of the stomach and intestine”

– Phillipe Pinel, 1807, quoted in Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride

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Natasha Campbell-McBride

Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride is a Russian-born neurologist and nutritionist and author of the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. She lives in Cambridge in the UK where she runs a nutritional consultancy with a specialism in treating neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia etc. Dr Campbell-McBride trained and worked as a neurologist before giving birth to her son who began to display the symptoms of autism. Given the contact of the late Dr Bernard Rimland of the Autism Research Institute she began to treat her son following Dr Rimland’s influential nutritional protocol and found that, contrary to the conventional pessimistic medical views of her colleagues, her son recovered rapidly. After this experience, Dr Campbell-McBride assiduously pursued a course of study in nutrition, having observed that her son’s digestion had never been right. Having done this she came to see the links between gut dysbiosis and autism and became convinced it was a causal link. Since that discovery, Natasha Campbell-McBride has worked hard to raise awarness of the significance of her research and published an influential book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome which in many ways advances the research of her acknowledged teacher, Dr Rimland.

“I believe that autism begins in the digestive tract, and it begins with damage to the gut flora in these children.. In our modern world we’ve got an epidemic of abnormalities in the gut flora.. what I find is that every mother of an autistic child has got deeply abnormal gut flora.” – Natasha Campbell-McBride in video with Donna Gates

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