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!

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. I have seen first hand the importance and benefits of regular chiropractic care for my whole family. My boys have been receiving chiropractic care since they were babies.

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 50: Healthy lifestyle adds 10 disease free...
    by bhill on February 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    This Week In Wellness a healthy lifestyle leads to a life that is free of chronic illness including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer for longer. Using data from the Nurses Health Study and the Health Professionals follow up study this paper in the British Journal of Medicine was able to […]

  • TWIW 49: Cooking oils lead to increased obesity...
    by bhill on February 16, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    This Week In Wellness a Bolivian hunter gatherer tribe famous for its impeccable heart health has seen an increase in their levels in recent years as their levels of cooking oil intake have gone up. The Tsimane’ isolated population have traditionally eaten a whole food omnivorous diet […]

  • TWIW 48: Purpose adds years to your life
    by bhill on February 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    And This Week In Wellness a study of 7000 US adults over the age of 50 has shown that those with the lowest sense of life purpose were twice as likely to die in the following 5 years, even when adjusting for socio-economic status, health characteristics and psychological well-being. In a […]

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