About Intimate Ecology
I’m Moira Bradfield (she/her), Founder of Intimate Ecology, Naturopath, Acupuncturist and Educator with over 20 years clinical experience. I have a passion for helping people experience optimal health in sustainable and sensible ways.
Did you know that the good genitourinary health (vagina, bladder, penis) is not isolated to that area “down there”? Sure, ensuring that you don’t have unhealthy symptoms is important but creating balance in the helpful microbial colonies that inhabit the genitourinary spaces can influence everything from menstruation, urinary health, lubrication and sexual enjoyment, fertility outcomes and pregnancy as well as cellular health from the
vulva to the cervix (and perhaps beyond).
How do I make the changes?
I understand that life is busy, I understand that sometimes getting through the day to day overrides self care.
When we work together we not only spend time finding out what makes you tick and what could be influencing your health but we also negotiate an approach that you can achieve, one that will help you move towards a better state of health. This is a tailored approach that comes from a personal consultation. Not a quick internet cure or over the counter treatment.
We judge progress over monthly cycles. Often people have had these issues for months if not years. Breaking recurrent cycles doesnt happen instantly. It requires tweaking many aspects of your overall health.
How do I know what I’m talking about?
In my 20 years of clinical practice I have seen many people who were finding that the treatment they were prescribed or purchased for their intimate health issues didn’t work for long enough.
The numbers of people who were presenting in clinic with vaginal and genitourinary imbalance (dysbiosis) was astounding. I wanted to make sure I was helping them in the best way I could. This ignited my special interest in vaginal health and the vaginal microbiome. I became fascinated, obsessed with reading everything I can get my hands on and now I am completeing PhD studies in the area of the vaginal microbiome and conditions of vaginal dysbiosis (recurrent thrush). Working with the vaginal microbiome and vaginal health has opened the doors in other important areas of bladder, urinary health and penile health. So many areas that are often overlooked.
I hold a Bachelor of Naturopathy and a Masters of Acupuncture and lecture to students and professionals in the areas of pharmacology, nutrition and vaginal health.