Q&A with Todd Caldecott

What circumstances led you to your current health and wellness mission? After I left home in 1987 when I was 18 years old, working in the film and television industry as an actor, I came to the conclusion that I needed to learn how to cook. It was in teaching myself how to cook that I realized I was actually learning how to take care of myself. Early on in my career I was working with an actor named Michael Ironside, who introduced me to a book called Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. For those who haven't read it, the book serves as a bibliography of some of the world's most profound spiritual teachings, and in my free time I began to research these writings, and soon became fascinated with East Asian philosophy and books like the Tao Te Ching. This led to an interest in Chinese medicine and macrobiotics, and I began to explore the meaning of these concepts in my diet. Even as a teenager I loved to go down to the bustling markets of Vancouver's Chinatown and wander … [Read more...]