Jason Gilbert was born in Sydney, Australia. From a very young age he suffered from low back pain, usually after practicing the sports he loved, surfing, running and rugby. He understandably presumed that back pain was a normal aspect of life, until he discovered Chiropractic care when he was seventeen. After a surprisingly speedy resolution of his problem, he became fascinated with the profession and decided to dedicate his life to helping others with similar problems to his own. His journey would take him to South America , where he would conduct social events for inhabitants of the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon, and eventually to the metropolis of São Paulo, Brazil, to open Chiropracic clinics and study Functiional health.
Later in life, he suffered an extreme case of mercury intoxication caused by the extraction of mercury fillings from his teeth. Years after the procedure he suffered chronic gastro intestinal problems, insomnia and brain fog. After finally discovering the cause he studied detoxification methods with various specialists from Brazil and the US and took eight years to rid his body of this toxic heavy metal. Since then he has helped hundreds of people from all around the world in their quest to rid themselves of toxins and return their body to health and wellbeing. He is known by many as a human performance optimiser and coaches and lectures extensively to change as many lives as possible for the better. His work is focused on the restoration of function as opposed to the treatment of pain and symptoms.
He graduated in 1992 from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Medical Sciences and in 1995 with a Master of Chiropractic from Macquarie University. Soon after graduating he studied Acupuncture in Sri Lanka. Invited to participate with the first Latin American Chiropractic program at Anhembi Morumbi University, he moved to São Paulo, Brazil. In the 18 years that he was there he hosted a TV program called Emotional Health on the channel Fox life, Brazil and authored the book , “The Secret of the Healhy Spine” in Portuguese and Spanish, based on his years of clinical experience in Brazil. He has been a Sports Chiropractor for the World Surfing League ( WSL) for 20 years and worked with athletes of all sports. He dedicates his time to optimising human performance using a variety of modallities for people all over the world via coaching, retreats and seminars.
He is passionate about working with and empowering people towards their healthiest, happiest and most fulfilled life possible.
Jason is committed to supporting your journey to wellness. His own Wellbeing and Detox Health Retreats focus on the key elements of health and on fortifying them instead of waiting for you to get sick and then focusing on the disease.
Everybody benefits from improving their wellbeing, whether they are an athlete, or a mum who has neglected their own health whilst focusing on the wellbeing of their family.
We are so happy to have his ethos and strong mentality as part of the BIOV8 team, as we journey towards Human Optimisation.