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!
Practice Manager | Chiropractic Assistant
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 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 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 56: Movement eases acute mental disorders
by bhill on April 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm
This Week In Wellness physical exercise could help reduce the amount of time people spend in acute mental health facilities and reduce their reliance on psychotropic medications when they are there according to a study published in SAGE Journals. “The general attitude of medicine is that you […]
TWIW 55: How to track a pandemic
by bhill on March 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm
This Week In Wellness whilst the media is reporting the seemingly exponential growth of Coronavirus worldwide some are suggesting that the spread of the disease may be plotting a different path. It is common in the media to show linear graphs of the Coronavirus that show seemingly exponential […]
TWIW 54: Soup broths may help curb malaria
by bhill on March 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm
This Week In Wellness traditional recipes provided by the families of London schoolchildren and derived from traditional family recipes originating in Europe, Africa and the Middle East have in some cases been shown to be as effective as malarial medications. Researchers from Imperial College […]