aka the lifestyle medicine man
Born in 1958 in Germany, Jost has a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture), Diploma in Oriental Massage and Certificates in Structural Balancing and Sports Injury Management. He began working as a therapist in 1991, qualified as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, and lectured in traditional Chinese medicine for ten years. Jost has founded and operated health centres and has worked internationally with celebrity clients in USA.
Health and fitness has always been his passion and Jost’s background includes competitive skiing (at a national level), body-building and triathlon and ironman training. When he discovered Kung Fu and Tai-chi, he realized that fitness is only part of the equation – and vitality is the other. This led to decades more research into how to live, and into how nutritional supplements, an optimum diet, therapeutic exercise, weight-lifting, martial arts, meditation, tai-chi, and yoga, make you feel good.
Jost then added in the 24 hour movement of chi, a kind of Chinese Medicine version of the bodyclock, that connects day-to-day activities to the natural cycles, and developed his chi-cycle lifestyle. This is the ultimate in lifestyle medicine. It is founded on thousands of years of Chinese medicine, and over 30 years of Jost’s academic research and practical observations from living it. Jost is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, renowned for delivering inventive and entertaining presentations on lifestyle medicine and, as an ex-addict, lifestyle medicine for addiction.
Jost has a high media profile and is a regular contributor to health and lifestyle magazines. He is author of groundbreaking books including Higher and Higher, Drug Repair That Works and The Perfect Day Plan (Allen and Unwin), and The Rebel’s Guide to Recovery and Lovelife (Living Now Media). Jost is happily married to his soulmate and is passionate about electronic music and muscle cars.