How Does a 39-Year Old Tom Brady Win The Super Bowl Five Times? Sports Legend Secret is Far From the Conventional.
This year's Super Bowl was nothing short of a showstopper - in case you need a reminder, we saw the first overtime in Super Bowl history, the first team that has ever come from more than 10 points behind, and the first quarterback to win five Super Bowl rings. At close to 40 years old, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has NEVER looked better. Not only did he lead his team to a record breaking win, but he regularly outperforms far younger NFL athletes on the field throughout the year. What's his secret?
In a revealing interview on WEEI's "The Dennis and Callahan Show," Brady boldly reveals it is his natural approach to healing that keeps his body young and his reflexes sharp. Tom Brady is a believer and practicer of herbal medicine and alternative health practices. Not only does he believe in taking copious amounts garlic for when he or Gisele Bundchen has a cold, and touts the theory of prevention rather than coping (a foundational pillar of traditional Chinese medicine), but when he faced attacks from Boston Magazine for his natural health beliefs, Tom Brady responded with what fans of alternative medicine already know: you can’t expect mainstream media— and certainly not the federal government— to understand how natural healing works.
“So much of what we talk about is prevention. It’s probably a lot different than most of the Western medicine that is in professional sports,” Brady said with his advisor and trainer, Alex, a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.
Tom Brady believes we've been lied to by food and beverage companies, and misled by the government and doctors. Essentially, he said, he doesn't believe in Western medicine.
“That’s kind of our [society’s] approach to medicine: Wait ’til you get sick or wait ’til you get hurt, and then we’ll treat you,” Brady said. “Well, how about trying to find ways to prevent yourself from that even happening? I think that’s a much better approach to medicine. When you say, well this sounds like quackery, there’s a lot of things I see on a daily basis that I see in Western medicine that I think: ‘Wow, why would they ever do that? That is crazy. That doesn’t work.'”
And not listening to the advice of Western doctors has been a big part of Tom Brady’s age-defying success.
“I had doctors with the highest and best education in our country tell us, tell me, that I wouldn’t be able to play football again. That I would need multiple surgeries on my knee from my staph infection. That I would need a new ACL, a new MCL, that I wouldn’t be able to play with my kids when I’m older,” he said. “Of course, I go back the next year and we win comeback player of the year. I follow the next season, and we win the MVP of the year. I’ve chosen a different approach, and that approach works for me.”
Brady’s approach proves right not just during the entire year, but also at the moments when it counts the most. His approach can work for you, too. Here is how.
Keys to preventing disease and injury
So, if you were interested, you too can take some easy steps in preventing injury.
- Look for well-established, effective herbal remedies backed by science for pain relief like Dit Da Jow and Corydalis Extract rather than automatically turning to conventional, Western treatments that cause terrible side effects like cloudiness, poor hand-eye coordination, or worse - are habit forming. More often than not, there is an effective natural healing option you can take that is safer for both the body and mind.
- Colds can be stopped and prevented naturally before it wears and tears on your body. Gan Mao Ling, an ancient herbal remedy of holly root extract, chrysanthemum, and honeysuckle extract, contains over 75 percent of pure antiviral herbal medicinals. It is based on a western biomedical theory, that a virus causes the common cold and therefore the virus must and can be eradicated.
- Take advantage of the incredible healing power of daily natural supplements. Vitamins are plentiful and herbs are necessary to replenish the delicate balances of Qi, Shen, and the Yin/Yang.
- Stay active and get as much physical and mental exercise as your current state allows.
Chances are you’re already doing some of the things mentioned above. For the things you aren’t doing, there are easy ways to make gradual changes toward better health. Highly restrictive fad diets or an overly ambitious exercise program are unnecessary - moderate diet and lifestyle changes in your daily routine can be simple yet effective. In time, the health benefits of these gradual changes will become noticeable and you will feel younger, stronger and sharper.