Success Story: Paul Buckless
Today we meet Paul Buckless who resides in Tasmania, Australia. Paul was concerned about some general health issues involving digestion and felt lethargic much of the time. Additionally, his mother suffered from multiple sclerosis and kidney problems were common in his family. His naturopathic doctor suggested the Blood Type Diet and he dove right in. As a blood type A, he had already gravitated to a vegetarian diet, so the adjustments to the blood type A diet were not dramatic, as he says, it was more of a case of fine-tuning the diet he was already eating.
After just a few weeks on the type A diet, he began to notice the changes, “Physically it was a matter of weeks. I noticed an immediate improvement in my digestion which was one of the reasons I had gone to a Naturopath in the first place. It probably took close to 12 months before I realized that I had experienced a remarkable improvement in my energy levels. Mentally I feel alert and bright.”
After observing the improvements in her husband’s health, Paul’s wife, Sue began to eat right for her type as well. As a type AB, Sue’s diet is somewhat different, but they have developed a lifestyle that works for them. “We combine beneficial and neutral foods for us both and if I want something that’s an avoid for her I have it on my own. Sue’s biggest gripe with BTD is the lack of beneficial vegetables and fruit that she can eat,” Paul explains.
While their lifestyle is easily managed while at home, eating out is sometimes tricky. “Eating out has been a problem all our married life. Sue has a number of foods that will trigger migraine and we have always had difficulties so we don’t eat out now at all. On the road I always pack something to eat and something to snack on. We usually take 3 – 4 day holiday breaks and this allowed us to pre-prepare foods to cater for Sue. Nothings changed really, now we prepare foods to cater for our blood. I don’t know what I’ll do in future if I have to travel any great distance or for any length of time. Fortunately Tasmania is so compact that three or four hours will get you from one end of the State to the other,” he says.
*Weight loss varies by individual. Each person will achieve greater or lesser results. Always consult with your health care provider before starting any new diet or supplement.