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

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

Donna Coghill

Donna Coghill

Chiropractic Assistant

Donna is a long time Bayside resident and mother of 3 gorgeous teenage girls, who returned to Bayside in 2014 after living abroad with her family for 12 years. While living and travelling overseas Donna certified as a yoga teacher and taught yoga in the Middle East and USA before returning to teach here in Melbourne. With a passion for yoga and seeing the effect it can have on people from all walks of life, Donna now specialises in bringing yoga and mindfulness to children.

Donna has been a long-term fan of chiropractic care and has been seeing chiropractors with her children since they were newborn. As the newest member of the Vida team she is thrilled to be working with a team of passionate, like minded professionals in the health and wellness field.

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 36: Alternatives for colic?
    by bhill on November 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    This Week In Wellness a study reviewing the available evidence supporting complementary and alternative (CAM) therapies to help babies with colic has suggested that probiotics, fennel extract and spinal manipulation, do appear to help. The Systematic Reviews were published by researchers from the […]

  • TWIW 35: Getting dirty could reduce anxiety
    by bhill on November 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    This Week In Wellness research from the University of Adelaide suggests that microbes in dust may help improve gut health and by extension mental health. This contributes to a growing body of research linking time in nature with improved health outcomes. Especially from Japan where Forest Bathing […]

  • TWIW 34: Home birth just as safe for low risk mums
    by bhill on November 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    And This Week In Wellness a study in the British Medical journal analysing Australian births has suggested that for low-risk pregnancies birthing at home is just as safe and has a 6 times higher chance of resulting in a “normal birth”. Professor Caroline Homer, director of the UTS […]

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