Updated: Mar 30
By Jennifer Ide, R.BIE
Ever wonder why you can no longer eat some of your favorite foods without experiencing some sort of symptom?
It’s common to hear from my clients that they were able to enjoy certain foods, like bread or ice cream, without any issues when they were younger. Now, it’s a different story. Consuming these foods today often results in flatulence, bloating, diarrhea and/or hives.
What is a food intolerance?
BIE describes food intolerances as undesired responses to the ingestion of a food due to the inability of the body to properly recognize the food, specifically the frequency (or energy pattern) that the food carries. Foods that are improperly recognized by the body are referred to as “food stressors.” The symptoms that can arise from a food intolerance can include abdominal pain, flatulence, migraines, bloating and/or skin rashes, just to name a few. It is important to note that an intolerance is different than an allergy. Unlike an allergy, which involves a specific immune response that occurs almost immediately after eating a food, symptoms from a food intolerance may not involve the immune system and can be delayed (i.e. anywhere from a few hours up to 48 hours after eating a food
How do we acquire a food intolerance?
It is thought that one of the ways that we acquire an intolerance is under a state of stress. When we are undergoing a lot of stress, our bodies can identify anything that it’s exposed to, like a food, as the source of stress. Consequently, the body identifies the food as “harmful,” blocks it or rejects it, leading to the manifestation of symptoms. This, in part, can explain why some people cannot eat particular foods they used to eat without any issues. It’s possible that a food intolerance was created when the person was consuming that particular food, while undergoing a stressful period in their lives.
To illustrate the connection between stress and food intolerances, I will provide an example that I often use with my clients. Say you are driving down the highway, eating an apple and you get into a car accident. The body doesn’t decipher between the trauma of the accident versus the apple. It thinks the apple is responsible for the stressful event. So, moving forward, when the body is exposed to an apple, it has the potential to “block” or “reject” it because the body thinks the apple is “harmful.”
How do we get our bodies to re-recognize the apple, a food that is not harmful?
How BIE can help those with food intolerances
BIE (BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination) is a non-invasive health modality that serves to eliminate an intolerance using energy in the form of electrical impulses. BIE re-introduces the frequency of food stressors to the body without the use of needles, creams or pills! It does this using a specialized device that sends electrical impulses that carry the frequency of a particular food stressor, like apple, to various acupuncture points on the body. When this happens, the body gets re-educated on what the frequency of a stressor is, and now knows how to deal with it accordingly. As such, the person is alleviated of the associated symptoms when they ingest foods that were previously problematic.
To gain insight into what your food intolerances are and get to a place where you can enjoy foods comfortably, consider booking your initial consultation with Jennifer.
1. Ozdemi, O. et al. (2009). Food Intolerances and Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Childhood. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 54, 8-14.
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