About Vida Lifestyles
At Vida Lifestyles, we have a ‘Wellness’ approach to your health. The main difference between this approach and standard medical care is that Wellness care seeks to stimulate your natural healing ability. Wellness care does not add drugs to the system, instead it removes anything that might interfere with normal function. Wellness care trusts that the body knows what to do if nothing were interfering with it. Standard medical care, on the other hand, seeks to treat a symptom by adding something from the outside – a medication, a surgery or procedure.
Our dedicated team of health and wellness providers at Vida Lifestyles Sandringham are dedicated to providing the most effective overall care for you and your family.
Dr Damian Kristof
Chiropractor | Naturopath | Nutritionist
Dr Damian Kristof is an icon in the health and wellness industry in Australia and beyond. His experience as a qualified Chiropractor, Naturopath and Nutritionist combined with his visionary approach to health, nutrition and lifestyle has inspired the lives of millions through his many media engagements. Read more
Dr Ian Northeast
Assisting his patients with movement quality and efficiency, Dr Ian is passionate about helping patients to move well, from children right through to the elderly. A qualified Chiropractor with postgraduate studies in Animal Bio-mechanical Medicine, Dr Ian is a great addition to the Vida team in 2018!
Dr Jess Naughton
Jess is passionate about educating people how to live their best possible life. Her wish is to make living a healthy and happy lifestyle easy and sustainable for everyone. Providing a natural, safe approach to your care, Jess cannot wait to support you and your family in your health journey.
Practice Manager | Chiropractic Assistant
Trudi Pedder is the Practice Manager and Chiropractic Assistant at Vida, a local mum with 2 boys and come from a bookkeeping admin and customer service background.
She started receiving chiropractic care over 20 years ago and has been a practice member at Vida for the past 10 years. Read more
Kiwi born Bridget is a qualified personal trainer with a passion for health and wellness. Bridget is delighted to contribute to the Sandringham community through offering her warm energy at Vida Lifestyles.
Jacqui is a local Mum of two young boys (James and Harvey). She studied Early Childhood Education and worked in the industry managing childcare centres for nearly 20 years. She has always had an appetite for healthy and sustainable living since she was young, she’s a self-proclaimed Urban Hippy who grows her own fruit and veggies and is passionate about educating people on how to create greener homes and workplaces (look out Vida!) in order to reduce our carbon footprint and help slow down the impact of climate change.
Wellness & Lifestyle Information
TWIW 27: Elite fitness causes dental decay
by bhill on September 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The British Dental Journal says that half of elite athletes have rotting teeth. 352 Olympic and professional athletes were examined and showed higher than usual rates of dental problems despite the fact that they brushed and flossed more than your average person. Researchers hypothesise that is is […]
TWIW 26: Childhood gluten intake linked to...
by bhill on September 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm
A study in the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) has shown that your risk of developing coeliac disease may be increased if you consume gluten as a child. “Our study shows a clear association between the amount of gluten the children consumed and the risk of developing […]
TWIW 25: Cancer doctors reticent to offer...
by bhill on September 1, 2019 at 7:00 pm
This Week In Wellness Oncologists are unlikely to offer lifestyle tips that improve the health and reduce the risk of recurrence in cancer patients according to a survey conducted by the journal Cancer. The survey of primary care physicians, specialists and oncologists from the Midwestern Health […]