My name is Todd Caldecott, and welcome to my website! My training as a clinician in herbal medicine began in 1992 during my search to resolve a chronic digestive disorder I acquired while traveling on the cheap in India. In my search for relief I tried many different things including modern medicine, naturopathic medicine, homeopathy and Chinese medicine, but nothing seemed to shift my health issues until I met an Ayurveda physician named Dr T. Sukumaran. His simple and informed recommendations, which essentially taught me how to take care of myself, sparked what has now become a life-long fascination and study with Ayurveda and traditional medicine. Since then I have gone on to become a practicing medical herbalist, studying Ayurveda in India, later becoming director of herbal college and publishing a textbook in Ayurveda. I have been in clinical practice since 1995, and have practiced all over the world, working with a variety of health issues from the common cold to cancer. Tradition is my inspiration. I explain this in large part because I was born without any kind of tradition: my cultural heritage is a product of being a native of Vancouver, a city on the western edge of the Western world, where East becomes West, suffused and tempered with the raw abundance and beauty of the Pacific Rim.
Tradition inspires but it is also the confluence of tradition that excites me, where connections and new insights can be made. As a practitioner with 20+ years of clinical experience, I have followed this intertwining of traditions and practices, and the more closely I have observed, the more clearly I have seen that all medicine has a common root. But at the same time, I have learned that there is no source of knowledge which is perfect, and thus the error of contradiction exists everywhere: especially in medicine. It has been my great fortune to see and learn the interconnected of all these systems, if only to account for some discrepancy, to solve a some conundrum, or to provide deeper clinical insight. I am interested in the very best option for good health and a balanced mind, and I am not hesitant in challenging beliefs and practices that run counter to these. But this doesn’t mean that I equate the value of health with anything other than the ease and happiness that it affords the user. Everyone makes personal choices, and I work with pretty much everyone. My only motivation is to get you to a place where you become more empowered.
I offer my clinical services here in Vancouver BC, and remote consults by email, Skype and/or telephone. New patients to the clinic are required to complete a clinical intake form and sign a waiver. Please arrive on time for your appointment, and call at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule if you can’t make it. For your convenience, you can download the intake form here:
Please print it out and complete the form before you come to the clinic. If you want to fill out this form at the clinic, please come 15 minutes early to your scheduled appointment. Initial appointments are $250 for a comprehensive 90 minute consult, including a detailed protocol and some email follow-up. Follow-up appointments are $180 for a 45 minute consult.
Remote patients are required to pay for the consult first, and then fax (1.866.703.2792) or email the intake form to me. Once I receive payment and your intake form, I will shortly be in touch to book an appointment date.
I look forward to meeting you.
Todd Caldecott Dip. Cl.H., RH(AHG)
***Please note that I am overseas in India and Nepal from late January to the end of March (2017), and have limited opportunities and hours to connect with new and existing patients. If you are still interested in booking an appointment, and to inquire with regard to my availability, please contact me through the website submission form.***
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“I want to thank you for the help you gave me in getting healthy. I have been off all pharmaceuticals/drugs for over a year now and am managing my Ulcerative Colitis purely by your diet, your tinctures, and your lessons that taught me to tune into my body better. I got to KEEP my large intestine, and am able to live at an incredibly stable state for the most part. My GI told me I’d never be healthy and that the large intestine HAD to go. Well, western medicine failed me but you did not!”
K. Agius, Vancouver
“For Lent (the 40 days leading up to easter) I decided to follow your diet recommendations completely 100%, no cheating, nothing. I know you’ll be thinking “I told you so” but yeah, I should have just done this from the beginning! My skin has been like 5 million times better, I’ve had 2 periods which have been the most pain-free periods of my life (that tincture you had made up at Gaia Garden is fantastic!) and in general, things are really good. My periods are much closer together than I’d prefer, but the lack of pain makes them much more manageable.
I’ve found that my skin becomes most inflammed/rashy/blistery during ovulation and leading up to my period, and as soon as my period comes the rash diminished rapidly (hurrah!). Since Lent began I’ve been so pleased to find that the amount of rash during ovulation is like…..barely noticable at all. Honestly, it’s been life changing. THANKYOU for everything……and thanks for letting me come to these realizations on my own without forcing me into it!”
A. Yeates, Vancouver