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.
Shelley McKenzie

Shelley McKenzie

Nutritionist

A country girl from Yarrawonga, Shelley is passionate about helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. Originally working as a personal trainer, Shelley went on to become a Wellness Coach with her successful online business Freedom Wellness. After graduating with an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine, Shelley is now working as a Nutritionist at Vida Lifestyles. Read More

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.

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!

  • TWG 356: The facts about krill oil
    by bhill on July 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This week Brett and Damian speak to chemist, naturopath and academic Stephen Eddey about krill oil and the importance of Omega 3’s. Stephen discusses all of the different possible sources of Omega 3’s and how to maximise your intake and bio-availability from plant and animal sources and […]

  • TWG 355: Sports Dietitian Ryan Pinto
    by bhill on July 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This week Brett and Damian have a chat with sports dietitian Ryan Pinto. Ryan has extensive experience with top shelf rugby clubs like the West Tigers, the Rabitohs and now the Waratahs and shares some of his unique insights into how these elite athletes perform to their full potential and how you […]

  • TWG 354: Auto-immunity with Prof Yehuda Shoefeld
    by bhill on July 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    This week Damian and Brett interview Professor Yehuda Schoefeld at the 6th Bioceuticals Research Symposium in Melbourne. Yehuda is not only a highly entertaining presenter but is a world class researcher with a wealth of information to share. He talks all things auto-immunity including why coffee […]

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