Tom Brady just can’t seem to stay out of the spotlight, for both right and wrong reasons. And now he’s trashed some major food companies, coming to the defense of Alex Guerrero, his trainer, assistant, massage therapist, nutritionist, business partner and “personal guru”, who’s been investigated on more than one occasion for falsely advertising himself as a doctor.
While defending his friend on the Dennis and Callahan Show on WEEI Radio, the four-time Super Bowl champion digressed, taking aim at the food industry for brainwashing the public into making unhealthy diet choices:
You’ll probably go out and drink Coca Cola and think, ‘Oh yeah, that’s no problem.’ Why? Because they pay lots of money for advertisements to think that you should drink Coca Cola for a living? No! I totally disagree with that. And when people do that, I think that’s quackery. I think that they can sell that to kids, I mean, that’s poison for kids! But they keep doing it … I think we feel like we can just do whatever we want. We can live, we can eat however we want, drink however we want, do all these different exercises and think that’s a way to a healthy lifestyle. I think a lot of those things are very wrong.
After the mini tirade, the star of Deflategate took on sugar-coated cereals:
We believe that Frosted Flakes is actually a food. You know? You just keep eating those things, and you keep wondering why we do have incredible rates of disease in our country? No one thinks it has anything to do with what we put in our body.
Brady credits the holistic approach recommended by Guerrero for keeping him on top of his game for all these years. Through those experiences, Brady now encourages people to break out of conventional thinking. He’s even opened the TB12 Sports Therapy Center — a health facility started by himself and Guerrero.
You can bet there’s no Coke or Frosted Flakes in there.