With my 2 back-to-back pregnancies, countless sleepless nights, breastfeeding, and so on, I haven’t been able to, or haven’t known how to, take care of myself as well as I would have liked over the past 3 years.
I would describe these past years as having done the bare minimum to get by. I didn’t have the energy or the time to do more, meaning to take care of myself.
I don’t mean anything negative when I say that, far from it. It’s just that I grew babies inside me, built a family and raised my children—therefore achieving one of my lifelong dreams.
By doing so, my body has played a part in many small miracles, such as pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding.
Needless to say, after all that I’m a little “worn out” health-wise, but I’m happy. I’m at the stage now where I have more time to take care of myself. And I found exactly what I needed to get my health back on track. I wanted to share it with you because I know that there are many women and mums out there who are just like me.
Since I gave birth to my first baby, I have suffered from eczema on my hands. Quite a bit, actually. It’s like if my body wasn’t tolerating something anymore. I tried changing many things (soaps, cremes, using gloves when it’s cold out, putting my hands in water the least possible, etc.), but up to now, I had never really succeeded in making it better.
BLOATING AND CONSTIPATION
Also, after each of my deliveries, there was a period when my digestion was really slow. But since I gave birth to Ély, it hasn’t come back to normal. I’ve been having trouble going to the bathroom for more than 1 ½ years. #OkI’llStopThere #Ican’tBelieveI’mTellingYouThis hahah #RealLife heh?
On top of that, I was often feeling bloated.
In short, my body and my intestinal tract weren’t behaving like they used to.
EXTRA WEIGHT THAT CAN’T BE SHED
Finally, I wasn’t as comfortable in my skin after my two pregnancies, because of a few pounds I never managed to lose. Try as I might, whatever I changed didn’t seem to make a difference, and I wasn’t feeling less bloated or, in the end, better in my jeans.
The look of the skin on my thighs had also changed quite a lot through all that…
In sum, I wanted to make all of that go away, but I needed help to do so.
THE O’TERRA CLINIC: MY TAKE ON THEIR SERVICES
And that’s when the O’terra Clinic came into my life like an angel from heaven#SlightExagerationHere haha
The O’terra Clinic invited me to try out many of their services to help me feel better in my mind, body, and skin!
I had access to lots of what they have to offer, such as their advice and naturopathy treatments, their nutritional coaching and even some of their body treatments.
I HAVEN’T FELT THIS GOOD IN YEARS
Thanks to the great care I received at the clinic, the eczema on my hands has greatly diminished. It has been years since my hands have had barely any eczema.
My intestinal transit is much better.
I don’t feel bloated anymore.
I have more energy.
The skin on my thighs looks renewed.
I learned a lot about nutrition, which really helps me feel good in my day-to-day life—both in body and soul.
And I lost about a dozen pounds!
All this, without any restrictions, without replacing meals with powder shakes or having to count points or calories.
WHAT IS THE O’TERRA CLINIC?
It’s a natural health clinic that has a “beauty from the inside out” mantra. This naturopathy clinic, located in Quebec City, offers many natural supplements, medicinal plants, nutritional coaching, and high-tech body treatments: everything to help each and every one of us find a healthy balance and to be the best we can be, from the inside out #TalkAboutAPerfectMantra.
The O’terra Clinic even has a line of products and beauty tools, custom-developed by them, such as the well-known body suction cups. I know for a fact that O’terra spends a lot time and effort in R&D before releasing a new product. And I also heard, exclusively 😉, that new O’terra products will soon be released, including hair products! To be continued!
THE SERVICES I TRIED
I tried their naturopathy, nutritional coaching and body treatment services.
Every week, for a few months, the O’terra Clinic guided me food-wise, gave me lots of advice, a bunch of recipes and helped me better understand how to balance out my diet.I also tried one of their natural products to help my intestinal transit.
At home, I used the O’terra Clinic body suction cups. They help degrade the body’s fatty cells, as well as reduce cellulite. The cups also help with blood circulation, while making the skin smoother and more elastic.
Thanks to their naturopathy and nutritional coaching services, I was able to figure out what was causing my eczema. In my case, everything pointed to dairy products being the culprit. With help from the O’terra Clinic, I had the support I needed to create meal plans WITHOUT dairy products, to see if it would make a difference. And it did!
I also had the chance to try Kuma Shape treatments, which help to remove cellulite and to diminish water retention.
Take a look at these before and after photos of my skin while trying the Kuma Shape treatments!
** The services were offered to us curtesy of the O’terra Clinic. However, all opinions expressed remain ours and are always 100% authentic, in order to inspire each and every one of us in our day-to-day lives. The Sparks and Bloom sisters swear by this!
This post was translated from French to English by:
Isabelle, 24 years old. I’m an easy-going girl; quick-witted and a devoted fan of puns. As much as I enjoy staying home binge-watching series and reading novels, I also love traveling and discovering new things.