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Get ready for ragweed season with BIE

Updated: Feb 13, 2023

August is here! Are you ready for the beginning of ragweed season? After being in quarantine for the past several months, many of us want to be able to enjoy the outdoors without experiencing any symptoms.

Symptoms of ragweed reactions

Those who react to ragweed experience irritating symptoms including:

  • a runny nose

  • watery, itchy eyes

  • rashes

  • hives

  • sneezing fits

  • a puffy, swollen face

  • nasal congestion

  • post nasal drip

Perhaps during this year’s ragweed season, you can enjoy the outdoors without suffering and/or rely on popping a whole bunch of pills to temporarily get your symptoms under control!

Here’s how.

BIE gets your body to correctly recognize ragweed

What is the difference between someone who reacts to ragweed and someone who doesn’t? Compared to a person who doesn’t react to ragweed, the person who does react has a body that cannot identify ragweed properly. The body thinks the ragweed is “harmful,” when it’s not. As a consequence, the body responds inappropriately by creating a physiological response that leads to symptoms like a runny, itchy nose, watery eyes, rashes etc.

How can we get the body to properly recognize ragweed? Everything in this world, including ragweed, carries a unique frequency pattern. BIE, which stands for BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination, is a non-invasive health technology that imprints the frequency pattern of ragweed onto the body (without exposing you to the ragweed itself). By doing this, your body is re-introduced to the frequency pattern of ragweed. From this re-introduction, your body gets “re-educated” on what ragweed is, and therefore, responds to it appropriately (i.e. your body doesn’t “freak out” when it’s exposed to ragweed).

Find out which ragweed is an issue for you

There are many species of ragweeds. During a BIE session, you will gain insight into the ones that are most problematic for you. This will be done through muscles testing, a simple test that will determine your body’s response to the frequency patterns of various ragweeds.

To go into a little more detail, the frequency pattern of different ragweed species will be placed up to a test muscle (this is usually your forearm), and if the muscle fatigues, that is an indication that your body is unable to properly recognize the frequency pattern of that particular ragweed.

Without proper recognition, your body will not know how to respond to it appropriately, therefore, giving rise to those frustrating symptoms mentioned above. Once we have identified which frequency patterns are not recognizable by your body, we then imprint them onto the body using BIE.

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, such as ragweed. 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 causing dry mouth --- to insomnia --- to cognitive impairment --- to increased risk of developing dementia (1, 2, 3).

What’s next?

For the month of August, we will be running a special for those that react to ragweed. If you react to ragweed and are interested in normalizing your body to it with BIE, take advantage of this special and book an appointment with our BIE Practitioner, Jennifer Ide, here or call the clinic at (416) 214-9251. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you get through this ragweed season with more ease!


Want to learn more?

Jennifer Ide is a BIE Practitioner and Holistic Nutritionist, based in Toronto. She has helped many people with eczema, acne and hives, heal their skin naturally. She is here to support you and answer any questions that you have. There are many ways to connect. You can email directly (hyperlink to email), send a message on instagram @holsitickinartisan, or book a free meet-and-greet. Connect and see how she can help you!


  1. Farzam, K. et al. (2020). Antihistamines. (accessed July 26, 2020).

  2. Kay, G.G. (2000). The effects of antihistamines on cognition and performance. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 105(6 pt2): S622-7.

  3. Merz B. (2015). Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk. Cambridge (MA): Harvard Health Blog. 501287667 (accessed April 1, 2019).

Disclaimer: Note that content on this website is intended for informational purposes only, and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional, nor is it meant to diagnose or treat a health problem, symptom or disease.


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