About Vida Lifestyles

Our Approach

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.

Team Vida

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

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

Dr Ian Northeast

Chiropractor

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

Dr Jess Naughton

Chiropractor

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.

Trudi Pedder

Trudi Pedder

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

Bridget Simpson

Bridget Simpson

Chiropractic Assistant

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 Kidman

Jacqui Kidman

Chiropractic Assistant

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

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The Wellness Guys Podcast

Our very own Dr Damian Kristof is a co-host on hit podcast ‘The Wellness Guys’ – a weekly show bringing wellness into your lives. Subscribe on iTunes now!

  • TWIW 19: Barefoot may be better for kids
    by bhill on July 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This Week In Wellness a new study reveals children who are habitually barefoot between the ages of 6-10 show significantly better motor skills including better balance and jumping skills. Shout out to Dr Jacey Pryjma from the Australian Children’s Chiropractic centre for bringing this […]

  • TWIW 18: Collagen as effective as sutures
    by bhill on July 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This Week In Wellness topical collagen powder may be just as effective as sutures for healing skin biopsy wounds according to a study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology by a team of physician researchers at the George Washington University. In a comparison that included rate of […]

  • TWIW 17: Fructose, trans fats and your liver
    by bhill on July 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This Week In Wellness high fructose corn syrup combined with trans fats has been shown to induce nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (advanced inflammatory fatty liver disease) in rodents.  The incidence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is rising rapidly and much of the blame has been laid […]

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