Todd Caldecott is a medical herbalist and practitioner of Ayurveda, author of the book Food As Medicine, and 18 year member of the American Herbalists Guild. A former film/TV actor, Todd graduated from Coastal Mountain College (Vancouver) in 1996, and immediately continued his clinical training in India at the Aarsha Yoga Vidya Peetam (Coimbatore). He has been in clinical practice ever since, practicing as far afield as Trinidad and Tobago, and has expanded into many areas, including teaching, writing, research, and product development. Todd Caldecott is co-editor of Ayurveda in Nepal, an ethnographic compendium of traditional medical practices employed by the Bajracharya physicians of the Kathmandu valley. Todd maintains a clinical practice in Vancouver, and is director of the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine, providing both distant learning and mentorship opportunities in Ayurveda, nutrition, and herbal medicine.