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Love & Guts

Jan 31, 2019

#80 Why might one stop washing her vagina?

Moira Bradfield, founder of Intimate Ecology clinical and education services, is a Naturopath, Acupuncturist and educator with over 18 years clinical experience. She has a passion for helping people experience optimal health in sustainable and sensible ways.

Clinically she has a niche interest in recurrent vaginal infections, the vaginal microbiome and their associated impact in health and disease.

In 2019 Moira is embarking on formal research with Griffith University as part of commencement of PhD studies in the area of the vaginal microbiome and conditions of vaginal dysbiosis.

In addition to her role as a Naturopath Moira has lectured in Naturopathy both overseas and in Australia and is currently the Senior Lecturer for Nutrition at The Endeavour College of Natural Health, Southport.

In this episode we cover

  • How Moira found herself pioneering the vaginal microbiome space
  • What Vulvovaginal candidiasis is and what causes it
  • Why recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis occurs and can we always be certain that it is candida
  • Why bacterial vaginosis is often seen together with Candida
  • If biofilms exist in vulvolvaginal candidiasis? What’s the latest research say
  • Treatment strategies for treating vulvovaginal candidiasis
  • How the vaginal microbiome and the presence of an infection impacts fertility, IVF, neonate health and the ability to carry a baby full term
  • How the vaginal microbiome changes throughout a women’s lifecycle