Spring semester begins March 4th!

Spring semester begins March 4th!

January is supposedly the most depressing month of the year, but I have always liked this month. Contrary to its usual association with the god Janus, the farmers' almanacs of ancient Rome tell us that January is named after the goddess Juno, consort of Jupiter. In the Indo-European tradition, Juno is equated with Lakshmi, the Vedic goddess of love and prosperity. Given that we have the fullness of the year before us, it seems right to me that January represents fruitfulness and abundance. In this spirit, please let me extend to you my wishes for a happy and prosperous 2015! Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been as active in social media, or sending out much in the way of newsletters as of late. First off, let me apologize for not keeping in touch more frequently. The latter part of 2014 was an extremely challenging year for me and my family, when the health of my parents, both of whom are suffering from life-threatening illnesses (cancer and Parkinson’s), suddenly took a … [Read more...]

Free preview of Food As Medicine

Free preview of Food As Medicine

Here is a free preview of lesson three, of the Food As Medicine Online Learning Program. Altogether, the Food As Medicine Online Learning Program consists of thirteen video/audio classes, providing a detailed review of nutrition, from a scientific and holistic perspective. In addition, the program offers a weekly Q&A that is recorded, instructional videos, student forum and assessment materials. To learn more about the program please click on this link for more information. … [Read more...]

Free preview of Inside Ayurveda

Free preview of Inside Ayurveda

Here is a free preview of Lesson One from the Inside Ayurveda Program. Registration for Inside Ayurveda is now open, for classes that begin March 4, 2015. The Inside Ayurveda program consists of twenty video/audio classes that provide for a detailed review of the theory and practice of Ayurveda, in addition to the 612 page Course Notes. As well, the program offers a weekly Q&A that is recorded, student forum and assessment materials. To learn more about the program please click on this link for more information. … [Read more...]

Food As Medicine launched!

Food As Medicine launched!

Since Food As Medicine: The Theory and Practice of Food was published in 2011, we have received countless requests for it to be turned into a distance learning course. We appreciate that you can learn only so much from the written word, and with this in mind, have developed the Food As Medicine Online Learning Program that will bring to light the principles and practices of using food as medicine. The course itself is divided into twelve, highly detailed recorded webinars, and includes a copy Food As Medicine (2014 edition), on-demand instructional videos, an online forum, assessment materials, and every week while the semesters are running, participation in a 90 minute Q&A webinar with Todd Caldecott for an entire year. If you register for the Food As Medicine Online Learning Program before September 15 the cost is $445, but then increases to its regular price of $495 (including shipping). The new semester for the Food As Medicine Online Learning Program begins October 2. Make … [Read more...]

DSBM website launched!

DSBM website launched!

Welcome to the official website of the Dogwood School of Botanical Medicine (DSBM)! Founded last year (2012) by clinical herbalist Todd Caldecott, we are in the process of putting together a comprehensive clinical training program that will transform the way natural medicine is both taught and practiced in North America. With close to 20 years of clinical and educational experience in both North America and abroad, as well as several years serving on the Admissions Review and National Examination committees for the American Herbalists Guild, our founder Todd Caldecott understands well the needs and requirements of students and practitioners. These experiences led him to create the DSBM Mentorship Program, which will allow students with otherwise busy lives to flexibly pursue the highest level of natural health education, utilizing a combination of distance learning tools, webinars, personal consultation, learning adventures, and group intensives.  Utilizing this digitally-enhanced … [Read more...]