Updated: Mar 30
By Jennifer Ide, R. BIE, CNP
Watery eyes, sneezing fits & hives during Summer?
Summer is here and the city is beginning to reopen! After being in quarantine for the past 3 months, many of us can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the beautiful, sunny weather. Although we are all excited to get out there, being outdoors during the summer can bring on some irritating symptoms like watery eyes, stuffy noses, sneezing fits, wheezing, and hives. Grass, tree pollen, and ragweed seem to trigger these unwanted physiological responses for many people during this time of the year.
Below, I discuss an option that could allow you to enjoy the outdoors this summer a lot more without having to rely on pills and sprays to manage those pesky symptoms!
Prepare yourself this Summer with BIE
BIE stands for BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination. It is a safe, non-invasive health technology that serves to identify substances that aggravate the body, and normalize the body to the substance by using electromagnetic frequencies.
According to the BIE theory, a reaction to a substance, like pollen, indicates that your body has lost the ability to properly recognize the identity of the substance due to a past stressful event. Your body makes a negative association between the pollen and the previous stressful event, resulting in your body now thinking that the pollen is “harmful.” In other words, your body thinks that the pollen is the culprit of the past stress, so it “blocks and rejects” it, leading to the manifestation of symptoms (i.e. sneezing, itchy skin, hives, nasal congestion etc.). To get your body to re-recognize the identity of the pollen, a substance that isn’t harmful, BIE is used.
During this time of the year, the types of tree pollen that seems to be the most problematic for those living in Toronto include the following (1):
BIE can help to identify the type of tree pollen that your body is intolerant to, and then imprint the frequency of that pollen onto your body (this is done without the use of needles, or the exposure to the actual pollen itself). This allows your body to re-learn the frequency pattern and identity of that pollen type. By properly identifying the pollen, your body no longer deems the pollen as a threat. Therefore, when you are exposed to it, your body no longer reacts inappropriately, alleviating you of your uncomfortable symptoms. The same concept would apply for grasses and ragweed.
BIE versus antihistamines
The best part about using BIE is that it can address the underlying cause of your symptoms. It trains the body so that it can respond appropriately upon exposure to a particular substance. This is far better than depending on medications like antihistamines, which serve only to temporarily address the symptoms (as opposed to the cause). While immediate alleviation of symptoms is great, using medications comes at a cost, and sometimes a hefty one. Most, if not all, medications have side effects. It has been shown that some side effects of antihistamines range from cognitive impairment to increased risk of developing dementia (2, 3).
Differentiating between COVID19 and reactions to environmental stressors
Although COVID19 and reactions to spring/summer environmental stressors can have a couple of similar symptoms, including a cough and difficulty breathing, the symptoms are fairly different from one another. One of the main distinguishing symptoms is a fever, which is usually present with viral infections. Other symptoms of viral infections can include muscle aches and pains and a constant feeling of fatigue. These symptoms are not typical with an allergic response. Watery eyes, a stuffy nose, sneezing fits, wheezing, and hives are hallmark symptoms of allergic reactions.
To learn more about how BIE can help you get through this summer without aggravating symptoms and with more ease and comfort, book a 15 minute complimentary meet-and-greet with our BIE Practitioner, Jennifer Ide here or call the clinic at (416) 214-9251
Jennifer Ide is looking forward to meeting you!
Aerobiology Research Laboratories. (2020). Predominant Pollens and Spores. http://www.pollenexperts.ca/toronto-ontario/. (accessed June 25, 2020).
Kay, G.G. (2000). The effects of antihistamines on cognition and performance. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 105(6 pt2): S622-7.
Merz B. (2015). Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk. Cambridge (MA): Harvard Health Blog. www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-de mentia-risk-201501287667(accessed April 1, 2019).
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