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!

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    by bhill on May 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This week in wellness an integrative approach may help to decrease the pain and usage in prescription opioid users. With the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) stating that the number of deaths in Australia involving opioids has nearly doubled in the decade to 2016, from 591 to 1119 […]

  • TWIW 8: Alcohol advertisers aiming for ‘health...
    by bhill on May 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This week in wellness alcohol advertisers are attempting to put a “health halo” on their products in order to attract increasingly health conscious consumers whilst Instagram influencers have also been used in quote, unquote “underhanded” alcohol marketing as researchers […]

  • TWIW 7: Increasing your muscle power may prolong...
    by bhill on April 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    This week in wellness a study presented at EuroPrevent 2019 showed that those in the lowest quartile of muscle power had a massive 10-13 times higher chance of dying compared to those above the median for maximum muscle-power. The study looked at non-athletes between 41 and 85 years of age and […]

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